From Director Paulette’s little office cupboard:
Holiday Closures The nursery school is closed from December 26 to January 6, inclusive. We wish everyone a happy holiday and safe travels. Classes resume on Monday, January 9, 2016.
Christmas is for Sharing!
Riverside Park & Annavale Nursery School’s ‘Sister’ Program
As part of our community outreach, we have teamed up with a local head start nursery school to make the season cheery for the children of Annavale. Many thanks to the families that have donated items so far! We are still in need of the following items:
•Children’s underwear ( for 13 girls and 11 boys)
•Children’s Crayons , markers
•Handsoap - pump, children’s bath bubbles or children’s shampoo
Kindly provide only the items listed (no toys please), unwrapped to RPNS by Monday, Dec.12.
Thank you for bringing in CANDY for the Gingerbread houses!! Many of you were more than happy to donate your children’s Halloween candy! The children will be decorating Gingerbread Houses on Dec. 21 and 22. The beautiful masterpieces will be brought to Thorncliffe Place, a retirement residence for residents to enjoy and in memory of Huguette Lacelle (my mom).
Want to give a special gift to someone this Christmas?
*Purchase a “leaf” on our GIVING TREE in honour of a special someone! We will send the recipient a holiday card letting them know that they are now part of our “Giving Tree”. Donate an amount that suits you: $25 to $50 ~ buys a bronze leaf; $51 to $100 buys silver leaf; $101 and up buys a gold leaf. (tax receipts provided to the donor). See Paulette for more details on purchasing a Giving Tree Leaf.
Great Stocking Stuffers! Everyone needs a RPNS T-shirt! Perfect for all the elves (big and small) on your shopping list! Lots of colours and sizes to choose from and cost is $12 for childrens/$20 for adults t-shirts. T-shirts are on display in the hallway or see Tina Zandri for more information.
CHRISTMAS CONCERTS AND PARTIES
It has been the tradition here at RPNS for the children to sing some holiday songs for their families. The concerts this year will be held on Monday, Dec.19 and Tuesday, Dec. 20. All family members are welcome to share in the festivities. Should you be bringing along a child not currently registered at RPNS, kindly let the Director, Paulette, know so she can help Santa’s elves with their lists. All this singing will make us hungry so please sign up on the FOOD LIST posted in the hall and bring in some goodies!
Forest School Fridays ~ Our 8 Forest School Pilot Project children are enjoying the beautiful outdoors! Friday, Nov. 25 was especially fun with the fallen snow and we discovered animal tracks….rabbits, squirrels but no bears! We will continue the Forest School project in January.
Date Night January 2016! Winter Wonderland Theme
Mark your calendars for our next Date Night on Friday, Jan. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Parents must register their children and pre pay by Jan. 17. (your space will only be guaranteed with your prepayment!).
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder
Paulette Young, Director of RPNS