REMINDERS FOR PARENTS:
The cold weather is coming and we want to enjoy outdoor play! Kindly ensure that your child is appropriately dressed with coats, splash pants/snow pants, hats, mitts (no strings please~ choking hazard), neck warmers (safer than scarves). Label, label, label everything, please!
All children need to have a full set of extra clothing in their school bags (remember the undies and socks!)
Date Night January 2015! Winter Wonderland Theme
Mark your calendars for our next Date Night on Friday, Jan. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Parents must register their children and pre-pay by Jan. 14. (your space will only be guaranteed with your pre-payment!).
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 cheerier 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:
* new activity books (for younger children)
* new children’s socks and underwear (toddler and preschool sizes)
* new crayons or markers and stickers
* new toiletries for children such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and hand soap.
Kindly provide only the items listed (no toys please), unwrapped to RPNS by Friday, Dec.12.
Thank you and remember:
"It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!"... Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!" ~Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
We need CANDY for the Gingerbread houses!! The children will be decorating Gingerbread Houses on Dec. 18 and 19. Candy, cereal, raisins are needed.
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 recipant 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.
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.16 and Wednesday, Dec. 16. 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!
“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