October 2020

  Callingwood Lymburn

Community Playschool


October 2020

Message from the administrator

Dear Parents,

What a great beginning we have had! Already into our second month and the classroom schedules and activities are well underway! The little ones have adjusted nicely with both Ms. Phee and Ms. Chisholm and the teachers can’t thank you enough for the encouragement and making this transition easy on them!!

We have many busy days ahead of us and our amazing teachers look forward to sharing all the fun activities with you. Stay tuned for all the exciting happenings for Spooky-fest! 

We are excited to introduce our new Classroom assistant Lisa Madsen; yet another friendly face around the block! She will be helping both teachers once they have settled into the new routine as well as ensure the classroom is cleaned to meet COVID-19 safety standards.

If you have any questions about the program and COVID safety, please send me an email at clcpadmin@callingwoodlymburn.com .

Judy Derock

Important Dates in October:

1 – Fall walk T/Th class

2 – Fall walk MWF class

9 – MWF class please bring a large potato

12 – Thanksgiving Holiday (no school)

15 – Pumpkin decorating T/Th class

16 – Pumpkin decorating MWF class

20 – Orange and/or black day T/Th class (wear orange and/or black!)

21 – Orange and/or black day MWF class (wear orange and/or black!)

22 – PD day (no school)

23 – PD day (no school)

27 – Picture day!

29 – Halloween in class party T/Th class (wear costumes)

30 – Halloween in class party MWF class (wear costumes)

Mon/Wed/Fri News

Happy October!  Can you believe our first month of school is over already?  We are off to a great start.  These amazing preschoolers have had a lot to learn and be responsible for and you should be very proud of them – I know I am!  Thank-you for sending in the craft kits and packing snack for your kiddo each day.  I truly appreciate the adjustments you have had to make (I am sure it is scary to watch your little one walk into a big school by themselves).  We have settled in and are ready for lots of learning, and lots of fun!  

October will be an exciting month!  Our themes are Fall, Thanksgiving, Pumpkins and Halloween – doesn’t that sound like fun?  On Friday, October 2nd we will go for a Fall walk around the school yard, collecting leaves and experiencing the season.  Please send your child with appropriate clothing for the weather.  Then on October 9th, please send a large potato with your child.  I know they (and you) will be curious but you will be happy to see the potato at the end of class.  Our next few weeks will see us learning about Pumpkins (and making our class Jack O’Lantern) and getting in the Halloween spirit on Orange and Black day on October 21st.  

We will also be starting our Star Student day.  When your child is Star Student, please have them bring in their completed poster and a special item for show and tell each day.  The week before your child is the Star, the poster and instructions will be sent home.  Please check the calendar to see when your child is the Star.  

At the end of this month we will have our class Halloween Party.   Please send your child dressed up in their costume .  I am still working out the details of the party, so as it gets closer, look for more info in your weekly email from Jessie.  I promise to take lots of pictures!

As we take this time of the year to reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for, I am truly thankful for the fantastic students and families we have at our playschool.  Have a wonderful thanksgiving!                            Teacher Cathey 


Tuesday/Thursday Tidbits


Happy October parents! It is crazy to think that September is over and we have already been in school for two weeks. The 3 year olds are settling in and learning the routines of preschool quickly. It is amazing to watch the transformation of this little class, as each day we accomplish more in our time together! Although we are currently a small class, I can tell that this is going to be a special group of 3’s… your children are so sweet and excited to be at school! So thank you for helping your children prepare for a new adventure and encouraging them every step of the way.


October will be an exciting month in our classroom! First, we will welcome the new month by going on a fall walk on October 1st. Please make sure your child has a jacket this day, but fingers crossed for beautiful fall weather like we’ve been having! Next, we will have a pumpkin decorating day on October 15th. My plan for this day is to have mini pumpkins for the 3’s to decorate. Following pumpkin week, we will get ready for Halloween by wearing orange and/or black on October 20th. On orange and/or black day, we will have a fun filled class focussed on exploring Halloween colours. Next, we will have class picture day on October 27th, bring your best smiles!


Finally, at the end of the month we will have our class Halloween party on Thursday October 29th during our regular class time (9-11:15). This will be such a fun day for the children as we come dressed up in our costumes, create Halloween crafts, play Halloween games, and enjoy some yummy treats! As the date gets closer, Cathey and I will reach out to you with more details about how our Halloween party will run this year. 


*Please note that all important dates will be noted on the October calendar for you!

If there is anything I can do to help or questions to answer, to help make your child’s preschool experience the very best it can be, please reach out and let me know!

Teacher Kelsey

Email: kelsey@callingwoodlymburn.com