Welcome to the HHBH Community Association Playschool! It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks we will be welcoming new and returning children into the classroom. We are looking forward to a great year and getting to know all of our students and their families
WOW! It is hard to believe it is June already! How fast the year went, especially these last few months. It has been a wonderful year teaching your children and getting to know all you lovely families. As teachers, we look back on the year and think of how much the children have learned and grown. Some may be heading off to the wonderful world of Kindergarten ready for all the new challenges - we wish them well. If you are coming back to Playschool in the fall, we are excited to have you for another year of learning, crafts and fun! New themes and new friends await you.
In the month of May we are taking off, with our Transportation and Travel unit! We are excited to learn about the different modes of transport and create fun crafts to share with our families. Our butterfly larvae are due to arrive in the last week of May. We love to watch the caterpillars spin their cocoons and transform into beautiful butterflies. In June we will set them free into the world!
In April we will explore Animals in Spring, Easter, and Recycling. Later in the month we will do a special egg hunt as well as some fun Easter crafts. We will learn about Spring Planting this month, as well as looking at baby animals in the springtime. Christopher Cool is booked to do his Recycling Magic Show again this month! He is always a big hit with the students and adults in the classroom…bringing laughter and surprise to his shows along with some fun facts!
For the month of March we escape to the land of fairytales, magic potions, and leprechauns! We will explore different methods of storytelling, using some well known stories. Using puppets, props, pictures and acting we will help the kids to explore the magic of fairytale world. We are expecting some mischief from Lenny the Leprechaun …be sure to wear green on St Patrick’s Day when we search for Lenny’s pot of gold!
In February we will be learning about Filling our Buckets, as well as celebrating Family, Friends, & Love. Our own personal buckets (plastic cups) will be filled with pom-poms (for acts of kindness) as we move through the days of February! The qualities we will be discussing include Kindness, Love, Empathy, Respect, Honesty, Enthusiasm, Encouragement and Self-Discipline. We look forward to a fun-filled month of February!
Do you (or someone you know) have a little one ready to start Playschool next year? We are having an open house February 13th from 6:30-8:00pm! Learn more at hhbhcaplayschool.com/news/openhouse. Our program is play-based meaning we offer plenty of time for children to develop through a combination of free-play and structured activities (circle time, art, crafts, stories, etc.) Our program also includes plenty of program enrichment including monthly music and gym time and special guests throughout the year!
In January we are very excited to learn about animals and plants found in the Jungle. We will take the time to explore the Amazon rainforest and the African Congo. As always, we invite parents who have travelled to these parts of the world to come and share their knowledge, stories and photos with us!
In the month of December we will dive into our holiday celebrations with seasonal songs, rhymes and stories. We will make some Christmas crafts to hang on your Christmas trees. We have a fun filled month of magic and music planned, with Mrs. Claus popping in to visit all the classes! On the last days of class we are very excited to invite families to join us for Caroling and some Christmas Cheer with Ms Shannon!
The HHBH CA Playschool is inviting you to participate in our Safeway Sobeys Gift Card fundraising event. The fundraiser will run from now until November 22rd, 2018. Cards should be available about December 7th – in time for the Holiday Season.
This is a great fundraising program for the preschool and an easy way for you and your friends and family to buy groceries! These gift cards also make a terrific addition to a gift basket or a care package for a family in need during the holidays. Your support enables us to continue to make improvements to our classroom.
With your purchase of Safeway Sobeys gift cards, the playschool receives up to 6% of the total amount of gift cards purchased (ie. To make a $100 donation to the school you need to buy $1250 in gift cards). You may purchase gift cards in amounts from $10.00 to $250.00 (see order form).
They can be used in all Sobey’s Inc stores (including Safeway, Sobey’s, and IGA) throughout Canada and have no expiration date. Safeway Gift Cards CANNOT be used for fuel or at any Liquor stores and CANNOT be used to buy other retailers cards in the stores.
An order form is attached and a hard copy will be handed out this week as well. Please fill out the form and attach a cheque made payable to HHBH CA Playschool. Please return the completed form to the fundraising envelope inside the classroom. Orders must be returned by November 22rd, 2018 so please do not delay.
For more information please contact:
Lori Armstrong - firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR SUPPORT IS MUCH APPRECIATED THANK YOU!