April 2021

Callingwood Lymburn Community Playschool April 2021 Message from the Committee Lead I hope everyone is enjoying our early Spring weather this year. It’s been great that the classes have been able to get outside already. Registration for next year is officially open and we’re excited to announce that it is all done online. If you know of anyone who has a child that has recently turned 3 or 4 and would enjoy our program please refer them to the sites below and help us spread the word about our amazing playschool! We will be doing a plant fundraiser this month with Growing Smiles. It will be a great opportunity to get your plants and veggies for your garden while supporting the playschool. More details will be sent out shortly. A reminder that Spring break runs from March 29 – April 6 and there will be no classes during this time. Classes will resume on April 7. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CLCPlayschool Website: https://callingwoodlymburnplayschool.com Take care, Lisa Turgeon Message from the Community League We unfortunately have no updates on bingo at this time. We will keep you posted as soon as we hear back from Caesar’s Bingo. Registration for the Outdoor Soccer season will soon be upon us. Online registration will be open from March 16 to April 15, 2021 at www.emsawest.com . Please check our website www.callingwoodlymburn.com and the EMSA West website www.emsawest.com for more information. We have not heard about what the outdoor soccer season will entail. Details are still be finalized by EMSA Main and EMSA West. Please note that CLCL will have no control over refunds or the program format. This is what we know….. Born Age Group Fee Tentative Game Days 2017-2016 U4/U5 Mixed $135 TBD 2015-2014 U7 Mixed $160 Monday and Wednesday Start Time: 6:15 pm 2013-2012 U9 $210 Tuesday and Thursday Start Time: 6:15 pm 2011-2010 U11 $240 Monday and Wednesday Start Time: 6:15 pm 2009-2008 U13 $280 Tuesday and Thursday 2007-2006 U15 $280 Monday and Wednesday 2005-2004 U17 $280 Sunday and Thursday 2003-2002 U19 $280 Sunday and Tuesday o Late Registration Fee $75 per player after Thursday, April 15, 2021. o Refund Policy: Before May 1, 2021, a Non-refundable service charge of $50 per player will apply on all cancellations. Effective May 1 st , there are no refunds unless EMSA Main has cancelled the season. If cancelled by EMSA Main, partial refunds will be issued in the manner you paid. Contact Information : For more info contact Kim Street or Lisa Madsen text or call (780) 218-2692; email: soccer@callingwoodlymburn.com Important Dates in April: Important Playschool Reminders April 1 st – 6 th : NO SCHOOL 8 th : 3am class – Outside Day 15 th : 3am class – Beach Day and Outside Day 16 th : 4am class – Beach Day (Come dressed in shorts and Bring a beach towel) 21 st : PD Day. NO SCHOOL 22 nd : 3am class – Outside Day 27 th : 3am class – Outside Day 29 th : 3am class – Outside Day Mon/Wed/Fri News Greetings Playschool Parents! April already? Where is the time going? I am becoming quite attached to this group of children. You don’t go through a pandemic with a class and not count them as special! Thank-you so much for all you do and continue to do to support our class. I loved our career day – the kids looked incredible and I loved hearing about all of their future plans. April will bring a couple of really fun themes to our room – Sea life and Farm life. Since we can’t go on real field trips this year, I am going to try and bring the Ocean and Farm to them. Fingers crossed, our class will be getting a new pet – a pet fish. This is going to be a surprise for the children to see when they return to school following Spring Break. “Twinkle” the fish, will help us learn about life under the sea and teach the kids some responsibility, as we will take turns feeding the fish each day. To wrap up the Ocean Theme, we will celebrate with a Beach Day on Friday, April 16th . Please send your kiddos in shorts (if weather permits), and bring a beach towel (we will sit on these at circle time and do a couple fun games using our towels). Our next theme will be “Down on the Farm.” Farm life is such a great theme as we learn about how farms grow our food and have animals that give us things like eggs and milk. Since we do not have access to the gym, I would like us to start going outside everyday. We will go outside at about 10:50, sometimes playing at the park, sometimes playing in the field and sometimes playing on the courtyard. I will gather the children at 11:10 to line up and gather our backpacks. If you arrive early, please feel free to enjoy watching them play. I will tell the kiddos they can wave at you, but they need to stay with the class until we get our backpacks and Teacher Cathey dismisses them. Of course, if it is raining, (or heaven forbid, some other kind of precipitation), we will stay inside and do movement activities and I will dismiss them as usual. Thank you so much for all you do, Teacher Cathey Teacher Cathey April 2021 M/W/F Class Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 Good Friday No Class Today 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Under The Sea Letter of the Week: K Easter Monday No Class Today 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Under The Sea Letter of the Week: L Craft Prep: Henkel Beach Day! Come Dressed in your shorts and bring a beach towel 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Down On The Farm Letter of the Week: M PD Day for Edmonton Public No Class Today Craft Prep: Conway 25 26 27 28 29 30 Down On The Farm Letter of the Week: N Corbin’s Birthday! Craft Prep: Cong Tuesday/Thursday Tidbits Hello Everyone! March was AMAZING and we really dug into the science of colors. We had fun and learned a lot with our crafts and our science experiments. We have been cutting, practicing our names, and learning some new songs and nursery rhymes. In April, we will dive into the Ocean theme and get out to the Farm. We will also be learning all about our 5 senses, through some fun experiments, a listening walk, and even a special take home activity. We started going outside more as the weather cooperated; as the seasons change it is a great time for the students to play outside, observe the changes, build strength, and connections with their friends. It’s also a great time to catch up with me and I love to visit with the families and answer any questions you may have. We are getting closer to the end of the year and it’s time to start thinking about next year for these munchkins. Some will be continuing on into the four-year-old class (hopefully with us) and some will be going on to kindergarten (exciting!). Registration for Callingwood Lymburn Playschool is on our website: www.callingwoodlymburnplayschool.com Registration for Kindergarten: Edmonton Public Schools — www.epsb.ca Edmonton Catholic Schools — www.ecsd.net Snack time is a special time in playschool, everyone loves chatting and visiting, and us teachers really appreciate healthy snacks for the kids. A piece of fruit, yogurt, some crackers or some vegetables are great examples to send to school. Your kid’s have grown so much over the last month. It is amazing to see. I hope you all have a wonderful Spring Break and Easter. Teacher Jeni jeni@callingwoodlymburn.com (my cell) 780-224-5364 Teacher Jeni April 2021 Tues/Thurs Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 Good Friday 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Theme: Ocean Science: 5 Senses Easter Monday PD Day No School Welcome Back Rainbow Fish Outside Park 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Theme: Ocean See/Hear Song: Slippery Fish Jellyfish Craft Listening Walk Outside Park Beach Day 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Theme: Farm Taste/Smell Pig Craft Song: Old Macdonald Had a Farm Outside by Doors PD Day Earth Day Outside Park Take Home Activity 25 26 27 28 29 30 Theme: Farm Touch Outside By Doors Rooster Hand Craft Outside Park