From Director Paulette’s little office cupboard:
Holiday Closures The nursery school is closed from December 24 to January 4, inclusive. We wish everyone a happy holiday and safe travels. Classes resume on Monday, January 7, 2018.
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 24 children of Annavale. We are collecting the following items:
•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 Friday,Dec.14. Place your donations in the box in the hallway near the Communication Table. The children will be decorating cloth bags for the items on our Special Craft Days (Dec. 3 & 4).
CANDY for the Gingerbread houses…we could use the following for our Gingerbread House decorating: smarties candies; small pretzels; or any other small holiday candies/chocolates.
The children will be decorating Gingerbread Houses on Dec. 20 and 21. 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 that will help our New Building Fund?
*Purchase a “leaf” on our GIVING TREE in honour of a special someone! We will send the recipient a holiday cardletting 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.
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 Tuesday, Dec.18and Wednesday, Dec. 19. 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 LISTposted in the hall and bring in some goodies! NOTE: Before Care will not be available on Dec. 18 & 19 and we will not be playing outdoors those days.
We are expanding our Junior Preschool Programs this January!
RPNS recently received funding to increase spaces and thus allow more access to early learning programs for Ottawa families!
Our RPNS Board of Directors decided to increase the spaces in our 2Day and 3DayJunior Preschool classes as that is currently where the demand is. So, starting this January 2019, these two classes will increase by 5 spaces (from 10 spaces to 15). The 5 new spaces in the 3Day Junior Preschool class have already been filled by families on our waitlist. We currently have 4 spaces available in our 2Day Junior Preschool class. Kindly contact Paulette should you (or someone you know) be interested in a space.
We will be hiring an RECE to join Janet & Lisa’s teaching team for January. RPNS certainly is growing!
Paulette Young, Director of RPNS