January 2021

Callingwood Lymburn Community Playschool January 2021 Message from the Committee Lead Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all had a quiet and relaxing holiday and are looking forward to school resuming next week. A big thank you to our amazing teachers, committee, parents and students for making everything run as smoothly as possible so far. I’d like to welcome teacher Jeni to our school who is currently supporting both classes and has been a wonderful contribution to the classroom. With the current situation registration for the 2021/2022 school year will be delayed, we will send out updates when we have everything in place. We will continue to take new registrations for this current year until the end of January so please spread the word about our great playschool! Take care and be safe, Lisa Turgeon

Message From The Community League Happy New Years! We hope that you all had a good holiday season. Given the current status of the pandemic, CLCL will continue to not volunteer at Caesars Bingo. We are looking into a new possibility of helping with virtual bingos but need to get more information to ensure your safety. Have a good second half of the playschool year. We should have more information on the outdoor soccer season soon once EMSA West finalizes the program. Kathy Kammermayer CLCL President

Important Dates in January: Important Playschool Reminders 19 th : Penguin Day (3am) Dress in black and white 20 th : Penguin Day (4am) Dress in black and white 28 th : Snow Day (3am) Please wear warm winter clothing 29 th : Snow Day (4am) Please wear warm winter clothing

Mon/Wed/Fri News Happy New Year! I hope your family had a wonderful holiday together. Thank-you so much for the generous, and thoughtful gifts I received at Christmas. It truly is my privilege and joy to be teaching your children! 2021 will start off with lots of fun in our classroom! January is a fun month to celebrate all things winter – snowmen, icicles, mittens, penguins, hot chocolate…so many great things about this season. To keep with the winter theme, Jan. 20th is National Penguin Day s0 we will dress in black and white and learn all about penguins. Then on Jan. 29th we will go outside and play in the snow! Please send your child with their snow pants, gloves, hats and boots. If the weather is below -15 we will not go outside and reschedule. As we work towards readiness for Kindergarten, we are going to start focusing on writing our names and be introduced to a letter of the week. We will start off with one letter a week and eventually work on 2 letters a week. There will be interesting activities based on this letter in the classroom and we will practice writing this letter in some fun ways. To help supplement our learning, ask your child to help you find the letter of the week when you are reading together or out at the store. These kiddos are so smart – just keep encouraging them and they will shine! We have also had one more staffing change in our classroom. We have hired Teacher Jeni, who is a certified B. Ed Teacher, and she is wonderful! Jeni will be our substitute for our Playschool but is also able to come and be an assistant each day. What a difference it has made having myself, Teacher Lisa and Teacher Jeni each day! Jeni is fantastic with the children and has some wonderful ideas. We are so blessed to have her join our team! Here’s to a new start, and a better year. May 2021 be amazing! So thankful to be your teacher, Teacher Cathey

Teacher Cathey January 2021 M/W/F Class Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 No Class Today No Class Today Happy Birthday, Benjamin! No Class Today 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Winter Letter Of The Week: A Welcome Back! Happy New Year! Craft Prep: Conway Happy Birthday, Everly! 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Winter Animals Star Of The Week: Brendan Letter Of The Week: B Craft Prep: Nguyen National Penguin Day Please dress in black and white 24/31 25 26 27 28 29 30 Snowmen Star Of The Week: Frankie Letter Of The Week: C Craft Prep: Cong SNOW DAY! Please send snow pants, hat, and mitts

Tuesday/Thursday Tidbits Happy New Year! The year 2020 was certainly an unpredictable year full of unprecedented challenges, but we have successfully made it and learned a lot along the way. As we embrace a new year, I am hopeful for a better and brighter 2021! I was very sad I was unable to be in class for the last week before break, but I am extremely grateful that teacher Jeni was able to step in and teach the kiddos! She has been such a wonderful addition to our Playschool team and we are so happy to have her as our new substitute and assistant teacher. I truly cannot wait to see you again on January 12th and hear all of the little stories the 3’s will have to share! Our themes for the month will be: Winter, Winter Animals, and Snowmen! January is a fun month in Playschool, it is all about the Winter season, getting back into a routine, and reuniting with our friends and teachers after a long and well deserved break. To match the Winter theme of January, we will have a “Penguin Day” on Tuesday January 19th, where we will dress in black & white, create a fun craft, and learn all about penguins! Then on Thursday January 28th, we are going to have a “Snow Day”. Please send your child to school with a jacket, snow pants, hat, mitts, boots, etc so that they are prepared to play in the snow (please note that we will reschedule if the weather is below -15). As mentioned in the December newsletter: In January, we will be starting Star of the Week in our classroom. When your child is Star of the Week, please have them bring in their completed “All About Me” poster and a special item for show and tell for Tuesday and Thursday (1 show and tell item for each day). The week before your child is the star, the poster and instructions will be sent home. When your child is star student, I will make sure I record their show and tell presentation, so you can watch them shine virtually! *Please note that the January calendar will indicate who is Star of the Week. The order is alphabetical by last name and will continue until everybody has had a turn. I also want to quickly remind you that a google folder has been created for the teachers to share photos/videos with you from our class. I will make sure I update this folder regularly to keep you up to date with what is going on in our wonderful Playschool class! Thank you very much to Lisa Turgeon for sending out this link. Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy 2021, Teacher Kelsey

Teacher Kelsey January 2021 Tues/Thurs Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 Happy New Year 2021! 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 No Classes This Week 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Theme: Winter Welcome Back Playschool Friends! 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Theme: Winter Animals Star Of The Week: Keltie Penguin Day! (Please dress in black & white today) 24/31 25 26 27 28 29 30 Theme: Snowmen Star Of The Week: Selin Snow Day! (Please wear warm winter clothing to school today)