May 2021

Callingwood Lymburn Community Playschool May 2021 Message from the Committee Lead It’s hard to believe we are in our final months of the school year! A huge thank you to everyone for making it so successful despite all of the covid challenges. A reminder that online registration for next year is open. If you are returning next year or 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! Thank you to everyone who has taken part in our plant fundraiser with Growing Smiles. The deadline to order is May 4. Call for volunteers for 2021/2022 For returning families, we are currently looking for a secretary and 4am class rep for next year. If you are interested in taking on a volunteer position on the parent committee please email Facebook: Website: http://callingwoodlymbur Thank you, Lisa Turgeon Important Dates in May: Important Playschool Reminders 12 th : “Grad” Photos for 4am Class 14 th : EPSB PD Day. No School 19 th : Plant Fundraiser Pick Up for 4am Class. (Community Hall At 11:00 am). 20 th : Plant Fundraiser Pick Up for 3am Class. (Community Hall At 11:00 am). 24 th : Victoria Day. No School. 25 th : EPSB PD Day. No School 26 th : EPSB PD Day. No School 31 st : Picnic In The Park 4am (Please Pack a snack that Can be eaten outside) Mon/Wed/Fri News Oh parents! I cannot believe I am writing the newsletter article for May already. Although this year has been one of the most challenging we have all faced, this group of students is and will always be one of the most special groups I have taught. I am not ready for our year to be done! So, I will try and squeeze out as much fun and learning as I can in the next 2 months (plus a couple of extra letters a week…where has the time gone?). Our themes this month will be Spring, Bugs and some special focus on our Moms. Gardening, kites, flowers, butterflies, ladybugs, a picnic, special songs and gifts for moms, and lots of outside time – bring on May! Preschool really is the best place to learn…. I am so excited about a nature/science opportunity we have planned this month. We are having a group of caterpillars arrive in our class on May 21st, that we will have the wonderful opportunity to watch turn into butterflies, over a few weeks. How much fun will it be to watch them change and then release our butterflies in June! As well, we will try to go outside at least 2 times a week (aiming for Monday and Fridays) so please dress for the weather. On the last day of May, we will go outside for most of the day and do many activities outside, including having our snack, and have a little picnic. Just a couple other dates to highlight, include May 7 th , which we will send home our special presents for our moms and I will record a special presentation we will perform during class on Mother’s Day (this will be posted on our Google Drive – if you need the link, please let me know). Then on Wednesday, May 12 th we are going to take a special picture with Graduation caps and a special backdrop. I will be printing some out and also posting them on our Google Drive – they are so cute and help us to celebrate your child’s time in playschool. And one other date to mark on your calendars is the pick up date for the flowers you have ordered. Please meet Jessie over at the Callingwood Lymburn Community Hall at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 19 th . Thank-you so much for supporting our playschool! I want you to know I am so proud of how your children are doing – their names are coming, they can identify many letters and are starting to know the sounds the letters make, they are super stars in counting and math activities, they play so well together and I would say, they are ready for kindergarten. If there is anything that I think we need to work on before our precious time at playschool is done, I will contact you. However, I had considered failing them all so I could keep them one more year! I really will miss them. So thankful to be your teacher, Teacher Cathey Teacher Cathey May 2021 M/W/F Class Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Theme: Spring, We Love our Moms! Letters of the Week: O, P A special Mother’s Day gift comes home today. Jones’ Birthday! 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Theme: Spring Letters of the Week: Q, R “Grad Pictures” We will take pictures today with a Grad Cap and backdrop PD Day for Edmonton Public No Class Today 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Theme: Bugs Letters of the Week: S, T Plant Fundraiser Pick Up Today (Community Hall at 11 am) Caterpillars Arrive Today! Kayden’s Birthday! 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Theme: Bugs Letters of the Week: U, V Victoria Day No Class Today Edmonton Public School PD Day Edmonton Public School PD Day No Class Today 30 31 Theme: Bugs Letters of the Week: W, X “Picnic In The Park” (please pack a snack to eat outside) Tuesday/Thursday Tidbits Hello Everyone! April was so much fun with everyone and we have another new student, Aila! Kids excelled at the five senses unit, I hope you learned a little bit about it from the scientists and enjoyed the popcorn taste test. Students enjoyed beach day, and the ice cream stand in class. Students continue to grow and are becoming so independent. April showers bring May Flowers! We are preparing for a great month outdoors! We will be studying gardens and bugs, flowers and plants. As the students are growing and becoming more and more ready for the next steps, whether its kindergarten or 4 year old playschool. We are progressing with our writing, reading and math skills. Many of the skills are learnt through play, we make lines and shapes when coloring or in our writing journals. Math we are sorting and counting bugs with our spring stew. Reading, singing and nursery rhymes are getting us closer to reading. Some students are writing their names, or getting close. Crafts, playdough and sensory tables are strengthening our hands and arms for writing as well as our hand eye coordination. 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: Registration for Kindergarten: Edmonton Public Schools — Edmonton Catholic Schools — Your kid’s have grown so much over the last month. It is amazing to see. Please feel free to contact me in person at the park or call if you have any questions or concerns. Teacher Jeni (my cell) 780-224-5364 Teacher Jeni May 2021 Tues/Thurs Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Theme: Gardens Flower Shop Special Craft Planting Day Flower Experiment Special Craft Park Day 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Theme: Gardens Mother’s Day Measuring Park Day No school 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Theme: Bugs Weighing Bug Hunt Outside Butterflies come Plant Pick Up Park Day Dominiks Birthday 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Theme: Bugs No school No school No school Field Science with BUGS! Park Day 30 31