Life Cycles Science
From Egg to Chick!
On April 14, 10 chicken eggs arrived at the nursery school along with an incubator which was set up in our circle time room. The children can see the eggs through a little window on the incubator and they checked the temperature and humidity each day. It takes 21 days for chicks to develop and they should be hatching on May 4.
From looking at the eggs with a flashlight in a dark room (janitor’s closet worked great!), we saw that 2 of the eggs were not fertilized and thus no chick was growing in the eggs. In the other 8 eggs we can see chicks developing although we will have to wait and see which ones will hatch.
The chicks will visit with us for a couple of days before they head back to the farm to be with other chickens. So make sure you check out the chicks before they leave.
Many thanks to Bojana Djordjevic (Benjamin’s mom) for organizing this wonderful learning experience!
We have ordered little caterpillars that should be arriving via FedEx during the first week of May. The children’s task is to place the little caterpillars in a butterfly house and take care of them every day. We will watch them eat, poop (which they do a lot!) and shed their skins. In a couple of weeks, the caterpillars will pupate, which means that they will form a chrysalis and sleep. We will have to wait a little bit longer to watch them emerge from their chrysalis as Pink Lady Butterflies!
These lovely butterflies will continue their life’s journey as we release them in our play yard.
Be sure to visit our Butterfly Science Station to see this amazing event!
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks Event at Mooney’s Bay!
Our nursery school is helping the Riverside Park Community & Recreation Association’s Annual Firework Event on Sunday, May 17 starting at 5:00 pm. RPNS will be there will a children’s activities booth so come and join the fun!
We are in need of parent volunteers to help out at the event. See Paulette for more information.
Mini Spartans Race Week at RPNS!
This event was so popular last year, we decided to make in an annual event! It had also raised a substantial amount for our Building Fund.
To promote healthy active living for the children, we will be holding a training week here at the nursery school from May 11 to 15 with daily obstacle courses. Our ‘Mini Spartans’ will be running, jumping, hopping , balancing and crawling around fun obstacles both indoors and outdoors! Each child will have a pledge form and we ask that you get family, friends, neighbours and co-workers to sponsor your child as ‘Mini Spartan’ Ambassadors for healthy active living (all proceeds to the RPNS Building Fund). On Thursday and Friday of this Mini Spartan Week, all children will receive medals for their efforts!
Kindly return pledge forms and donations to the nursery school by May 15.
Dressing for Outside
With spring arriving later this year, our play yard tends to be damp and muddy early in the morning. Splash pants for your child not only keep their clothing clean but they also help to keep the inside of our nursery school clean!
Time to put away the winter hats and bring out the sunhats!
Please apply sunscreen to your preschool child before coming to school. The preschoolers start their day outside and it is recommended that sunscreen be applied 15-30 minutes prior to sun exposure! If needed, we will apply Green Beaver Kids brand sunscreen to the children. http://www.safetysuperstore.ca/product/24555/certified_organic_spf_27_spray/
Many thanks to Melinda Assaf at Kardish Foods for donating the children’s sunscreen to RPNS!
Time for Trikes and Ride On Toys!
We are bringing the bikes out of their winter storage so remember to bring in your child’s bike helmet. The children need to wear a bike helmet if they want to ride a bike.
Are you a Garage Sale fan? We are still in need of another wagon for our play yard. So if you see one in good shape, pick it up please and we’ll reimburse you. J
RPNS GRADUATION CEREMONIES
Mark your calendars, book off work and bring your tissues!!! June 18th and 19th are the scheduled Graduation ceremonies for the children. This is a very special event! These dates also mark the last days of school. (This is a good opportunity to go through our school’s Lost & Found and reclaim any items you may have forgotten! Remember to take all art work, helmets, toys, etc. home with you! Otherwise, these items will be donated to a local charity.)
Parents and family members, come celebrate with us in recognition of your amazing children and all their scholastic accomplishments! More details will follow, so please remember to check your child’s file in the communication box!
FAMILY FUN DAY!
Join all the current and new (2015-2016 school year) families on Saturday June 6. More details on this event to be provided shortly.
We are collecting small prizes for the games (dollar store items, fast food place toys etc.).
SPRING CLEAN UP 2015
Many thanks to Anne Pilon for coordinating the spring clean up of our outdoor play ground and indoor space. Windows got washed, carpets cleaned, walls and chairs scrubbed inside while outside the yard got raked up, tree branches trimmed and the tricycles checked. Great job!
2015-2016 RPNS SCHOOL YEAR ENROLMENT
Thanks for preregistering your children for the next school year!
We currently have spaces available in Toddler, Junior Preschool and Senior Preschool. Our French Intro classes have filled.
Most families hear about RPNS through ‘word of mouth’, so kindly let all your friends, co-workers, family and neighbours know about our great program!
Should you have not provided your registration package for September to Paulette, kindly do so asap. Thanks!
Family Literacy Library
Families enjoyed borrowing books with cds from our library.
Kindly return all books on loan by May 30.
Last Date Night of the 2014-2015 School Year!
Many thanks to families that took part in our Date Nights during this school year. Parents always looked so delighted when they dropped off their children and the children enjoyed yummy dinners and fun activities.
Our last date night for the year is scheduled for Friday, May 22 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.