From the desk of Director, Paulette Young, in her little office cupboard
FEBRUARY IS “I LOVE THE ARTS” MONTH!
Check out the stages of children’s art at:
PRE REGISTRATION for the 2015-2016 School Year with RPNS!
Yes, it is that time of year again to consider registering your child for next September. RPNS offers currently enrolled families the opportunity to formally preregister their children prior to our community Registration Night on March 25.
During the week of March 2 to March 6, you can pick up 2015-2016 Registration Forms at the Communication Table. Complete the form, attach the required cheques and drop it in the file folder at the front of the blue Communication Box. “First come, first served.”
Toddler (2 mornings: Tuesdays & Thursdays) aged 18 months to 2 ½ years.
Junior Preschool (3 mornings: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays) aged 2 ½ to 3 years.
Senior Preschool (either the 2 morning or 3 morning options as above or 5 mornings) aged 2 ¾ to 5 years.
French Introduction (same options as Senior Preschool)
**child must turn 3 years of age by October 31, 2015.
Note: Developmental age of the child is also considered, see the Director for approval.
Don’t wait and be disappointed.....register your child!
OPEN HOUSE WEEK ~ March 2 to 6 10:00 am to 11:00 am each day
Let all your neighbours, friends and family know that they can check out our nursery school during this week. We will give morning tours and we will answer their questions about our great program. About 80% of our clientele heard about RPNS from other families....so thank you for spreading the word!
2015-2016 RPNS REGISTRATION NIGHT ~ Wed. March 25 7:00 pm
New families to the school are encouraged to formally register their children for our next school year. Our French Introduction classes fill quickly, so spread the word!
Families that wish to bring in Valentine cards for their child’s friends may do so (no candy please). Kindly just address the cards “To my friend” (or no address at all) instead of individual students names. This helps speed up the process of hand delivering cards (a very nice social activity for the children). We will celebrate Valentine’s Day and February Birthday Celebrations with cake on Feb.11 & Feb.12
February Special Events!
Click on the Calendar tab on our Home page for all scheduled events and feel free to join us anytime! The Singh Family Players and Sharon “the Piano Lady” will be here this month! Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Feb. 19 & 20 with a rice noodle snack (chop sticks included) and a fun group circle time with songs and stories. We welcome family participation J
Carpediem Photography will be here starting at 9:00 am on Feb. 4 & 5 to take individual and class photos of the children. There is no sitting fee and parents will receive the proofs. No obligation to buy, just a service we provide (not a fundraiser). If interested, Carpediem will also take sibling and/or family photos on these days as well. Kindly see Paulette to indicate your interest. Note: there is no photo retake day here at RPNS but arrangements can be made at the Carpediem Photography location. Bring your SMILES!
Building our social network!
Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! RPNS is trying to expand its network, so kindly let tell all your contacts to “like” us!
New Pets at RPNS!
Little Acorn Early Learning Centre here in Ottawa kindly donated three hermit crabs to RPNS. The children are really excited about our new pets and have named them Speedy (cause he is very fast); Mousie (cause she lives in a mouse grey shell) and Big Fella (cause he is really big!). The children are learning how to take care of them; how to gently hold them and how they live in their habitat.
FAMILY DAY Monday, Feb.16
The nursery school will be closed on Feb.16 in recognition of Family Day. We wish all families a wonderful day! Feel free to send us photos of what your family did on Feb.17.
Junior Preschool and Toddler Newsletter
From Janet, Jenna and Lisa
The January wind kept the Toddlers inside for the whole month! The Juniors were able to get out about 3 Fridays in a row, but our outdoor experiences have certainly been limited due to the very cold weather conditions. Hopefully February will give us some milder days so that we can all enjoy the natural world that our yard provides.
The fossils at our science table revealed some interesting learning. The fossils were accompanied with a brush to "clean" the fossil in the rock, and an adult book about fossils. Many children showed us the "shells" in the fossil book that represented the shells that were our fossilized rocks. They also extended their observations by relating this to the live snails that are in a terrarium that sits on the same science table. It is very exciting for educators to observe children using play materials in appropriate and interesting ways.
February starts off with Groundhog Day which helps us introduce the concept of shadows. We will have a "Groundhog Box” in our Gross Motor area, a song that helps the "groundhog, look around" and a friend with a flashlight that helps the "groundhog" see its shadow, or not, depending on whether the flashlight is on or off.
We will continue throughout the month with Mondrian art work, Valentines and the wonderful festival of Chinese New Year which begins on February 19.
The following song is the one we use to "help" the groundhog come out and look around.
The Groundhog Song ( tune: I'm a Little Teapot)
Here's a little Groundhog, fury and brown,
He's coming up to look around,
If he sees his shadow, down he'll go,
Six more weeks of winter,
French Senior Preschool
February’s Newsletter from Dulce
Bonjour, January went by very fast, hopefully we will have better weather in February so we can play outside more often. This month’s theme is the arts. We will have many talented guests to support our theme and the children will have the opportunity to act out the story of “The Mitten”.
Bonhomme, Bonhomme, sais-tu jouer?
Bonhomme, Bonhomme, sais-tu jouer? (Bis)
Sais-tu jouer de ce batons-la? (Bis)
Tap-tap-tap de ce batons-la (Bis)
Sais-tu jouer le triangle? (Bis)
Clang, clang, le triangle (Bis)
Sais-tu jouer de ce castagnette-la? (Bis)
Clac- clac- clac de ce castagnette-la? (Bis)
Mon petit Coeur (Air: Frère Jacques)
Mon petit coeur (bis)
Fait boum-boum (bis)
Il est plein d’amour (bis)
Juste pour toi (bis)
Happy February everyone!
We are welcoming two new friends to our 3 day class. Please say “Hello” and introduce yourselves to the newest families.
Celebrations a-plenty this month! First, Chinese New Year: 2015 is the year of the Sheep, and of course, Valentine’s Day! We will celebrate both. (We like to Party!)
Our song this month is dedicated to friendship and being someone’s special Valentine. We will make it into a singing game (a favourite at circle time!)
This is so very adorable to watch!
Who will be my Valentine (Here we go round the Mulberry Bush)
Who will be my Valentine? Valentine, Valentine?
Who will be my Valentine, Who will be my friend?
--------------------- will be my Valentine x 3
--------------------- will be my friend.