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September 2020

  Callingwood Lymburn 

Community Playschool

September 2020

 

Message from the CLCP Committee Lead

 

Hi everyone and welcome to Callingwood-Lymburn Community Playschool (CLCP) for the 2020-2021 school year. I am happy to welcome back returning families and excited to get to know our new families joining CLCP.  This is my third time on the parent committee as my two oldest attended in previous years, and I’m excited to take on the new role as Committee Lead and support the playschool during these uncertain times.  Our Parent Meeting will be held this Monday, September 7th at 7:00 PM in the Callingwood-Lymburn Community Hall, behind Lymburn school, 18740 – 72 Ave. During this meeting we will cover what to expect this year (although this is consistently changing), introduce our phenomenal teachers and parent committee, and cover our Covid plan and procedures.  We will also review and sign up for our updated parent volunteer commitments, so please be sure to bring your calendar and pen.  We ask that only 1 parent per family attend to ensure we meet proper physical distancing requirements.  We look forward to seeing everyone and will do our best to answer any questions you might have during this time. 

Looking forward to a wonderful and interesting year!

Thank you,

Lisa Turgeon

 

Important dates in September:

 

September 7th: General Parent Meeting 7pm (located at the Callingwood-Lymburn Community Hall)

September 14th: First day of MWF classes

September 15th: First day of T/Th classes

 

What your child needs to bring to school:

  • package of 8 markers
  • package of 8 crayons
  • 1 pair of children’s scissors
  • 1 glue stick
  • water bottle (labeled with your child’s name)
  • backpack (labeled with your child’s name)
  • a change of clothes
  • snack (preferably in a lunch bag labeled with your child’s name)

Please refer to the teacher notes at the end of this newsletter for more information about these items.

Message from the Administrator

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the school year 2020-2021!

On behalf of the staff and parent committee of Callingwood-Lymburn Community Playschool as

well as the Callingwood Lymburn Community League Board, I am pleased to welcome back all our returning families and extend a warm welcome to all who are new! 

Our school start dates are September 14th for the Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes with teacher Cathey Chisholm and September 15th for the Tuesday/Thursday classes with teacher Kelsey Phee.

As we all know success of any preschool program is the committed parental support; which is highly valued here at CLCP. I encourage each one of you to get actively involved and be in regular communication with our two amazing teachers Cathey Chisholm and Kelsey Phee! I invite you to share your concerns with any one of us as we embark on this new adventure together!

Judy Derock

 

Message from Roster

This year’s volunteer requirements are going to be explained in the parent meeting on Monday. We will go over the changes required due to COVID and what that means for you. Please be prepared with your calendars to sign up for volunteer commitments. We have been sorting out all the unexpected changes with regards to this school year so we apologize for the short notice. See you soon!

Please remember to keep your contact information and your emergency contact information current.  Please double check your emergency contact information with your class representative to ensure the information is up to date.  If you have any changes throughout the school year, please forward them to your class representative or to info@callingwoodlymburnplayschool.com.  

Message from the Events Coordinator

Hello new and returning families!  

My name is Cristy Williams and I will be your Events Coordinator as well as the Media Coordinator for the year. I have 2 children, one of which is in the 3AM class and the other who just finished playschool and is starting kindergarten this year! Events this year will look a little different as we will need to follow the AHS guidelines, and what we will be allowed to do is still being determined. We will do our best to still have some fun events for our children, while keeping them safe!

If you have any questions or want to contact me, you can reach me at clcpevents@callingwoodlymburn.com. See you all soon!

Cristy Williams

Tuesday/Thursday Tidbits

Welcome to Callingwood-Lymburn Community Playschool! I am beyond excited about the upcoming school year and I look forward to meeting all of you at the parent meeting on Monday September 7th! I recently graduated from the University of Alberta with my Bachelor of Elementary Education degree and I am eagerly awaiting for this new journey to begin in my teaching career. Alongside Teacher Cathey, I have been busy preparing for an exciting year of learning, exploring, creating, and playing at playschool.

The first day of school will be on Tuesday, September 15th. On this day we will have an opportunity to explore the classroom, meet new friends, and become comfortable learning and playing in a brand new environment! Starting playschool can be an emotional experience for both you and your child, but I can assure you it is going to be ok as we walk through this new adventure together. Give your child lots of reassurance that you will only be gone for a short period of time, and before you know it their faces will light up as they enter the classroom confidently and ready to learn so many new things!

To get ready for this school year, there are a few supplies that we are asking each child to bring:

  • Package of 8 markers
  • Package of 8 crayons
  • 1 pair of children’s scissors
  • 1 glue stick

****Please put these items in a ziplock bag labelled with your child’s name. This ziplock bag will remain at school.

  • A water bottle (label with your child’s name)
  • A backpack (label with your child’s name)
  • A change of clothes

*****The backpack, shoes, water bottle and clothes will go home with your child each day.

Thank you for your cooperation in providing these items.  

Unfortunately, at this moment the Edmonton Public School Board is not allowing parent volunteers inside the school. Although we are going to miss having our parents volunteers share so many special moments in the classroom, we are hopeful that restrictions will ease in the coming months and we will be able to welcome you back. At the time being, we will ask that you pack your child his/her own snack (preferably in a lunch box) so that during snack time your child will be able to quickly find their snack!

Each month you will receive a classroom calendar. The calendar will highlight important dates (holiday parties, themed days, scholastic book order deadlines, etc). It will also inform you of items that you may need to bring to class. Please review the calendar prior to each month to stay up to date on all of the exciting things that we have planned. Throughout the month of September, we will be looking at the following themes: All About Me, Apples, and Fall!

I will also be sending home a handbook about our class on the first day of school, this will provide you with information about how our classroom will run this year. If you have any questions in regards to the handbook or throughout the year at any point, please do not hesitate to email me- kelsey@callingwoodlymburn.com or set up a meeting! In the midst of everything going on in the world, I know we are going to adjust to this new normal and share so many amazing memories and experiences together!

I look forward to meeting you soon,

Teacher Kelsey

Mon/Wed/Fri News

 Happy September!  Welcome to Preschool, and for returning families, welcome back!  We have all been on quite the journey the past few months and things will be different.  However, I cannot tell you how excited I am for this school year!  It is time to get back to exploring, creating, learning, and playing!

The first day of school will be on Monday, September 14th.  We will get to meet our new classmates, catch up with friends from last year, and enjoy the classroom, whether for the first time or playing in the centres they missed.   Our drop off and pick up routines have changed so please make note of the new systems.  We will send you instructions on procedures and all walk through this “new” together.

To get ready for this school year, there are a few supplies that we are asking each child to bring:

  • Package of 8 markers
  • Package of 8 crayons
  • 1 pair of children’s scissors
  • 1 glue stick

****Please put these items in a ziplock bag labelled with your child’s name.  This ziplock bag will remain at school.

 

  • A water bottle (label with your child’s name)
  • A backpack (label with your child’s name)
  • A change of clothes

*****The backpack, shoes, water bottle and clothes will go home with your child each day.

Thank-you for your cooperation in providing these items. 

Each month I will do a classroom calendar… please look at it to see what special things we might be doing each day.  The calendar will include special items to bring to school, or maybe to wear, and also have important dates like classroom parties or when Scholastic Book Orders are due.  This month we will be tackling a bunch of themes:  getting to know the routines of playschool and each other better, plus exploring apples and fall.

I will be sending home a handbook about our class on the first day of school, and, hopefully, this will answer some of your questions.   At anytime during the year, please feel free to connect with me about questions you may have.   Before or after class are good times for quick questions, but if you need more time, I would be happy to set up a meeting (and you can email me anytime – cathey@callingwoodlymburn.com).

Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you soon,

Teacher Cathey

 

 

 

 

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