From the Director’s Desk: aka Paulette’s little office cupboard
Barefoot Books Book Fair & Two Rays of Sunshine Hats
Thank you to everyone who ordered items from these two fundraisers. You can still order items online! (see our homepage) All profits from these fundraisers go to the RPNS Building Fund.
Thank you to families that purchased items from the teachers’ Wish Lists….very much appreciated!
National Child Day 2013 – November 20th
We will be celebrating this special day with a piano sing-a-long at 10:45 am lead by Sharon Sammon! Everyone is welcome. RPNS will be handing out blue ribbons for parents to wear on Nov.20th.
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 attached strings please~ strangulation hazard), neck warmers (safer than scarves). Label everything, please! Mitten clips are available at Boomerang Kids on Bank Street and Growing Kids at Billings Bridge.
All children need to have a full set of extra clothing in their school bags (remember the undies and socks!)
Canadian Tire Money is used to purchase maintenance items so feel free to drop off any CT monies in the box provided on the Communication Table.
By placing Scholastic Book orders through RPNS you are actually providing the teachers with free coupons for Educational items. Scholastic Books make great holiday gifts! To ensure delivery before Christmas, have your orders in by Nov.11.
Too much Halloween candy?!! Donate it to the school and we will use the candy to decorate our Gingerbread Houses in December. The children’s beautiful houses are donated to a local senior’s home.
“Christmas is for Sharing” ~ The children will experience the “gift of giving” by decorating boxes filled with donations for children at a local Head Start Nursery School. A complete list of needed items will be posted shortly in the hallway. “Re-gifted” items are accepted too!
As RPNS parents you can contribute to our BUILDING FUND:
*tell all your family, friends, coworkers, neighbours about our PayPal button on our website www.rpns.net Income tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $20. Send them an email about donating to our Building Fund and ask them to “Play it Forward” to 10 other email contacts!
*participate in our “Date Nights” and tell your friends about it. A child does not have to be currently enrolled at RPNS to participate. Our next Date Night is Friday, Nov. 15th. Sign up on the list in the hallway or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space!
*let your employers know that RPNS is a registered charity and United Way Donations collected at your work place can be directed to us. Our charity number is BN:119120822RP0001
*by filling up our “Giving Tree”! Our beautiful wall art tree needs many more leaves. Donators to our Building Fund will always be remembered as a leaf in their honour is placed on our “Giving Tree”. Want to give a special gift to someone this Christmas? Purchase a “leaf” in their honour and we will send them a handmade 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)
RPNS Inclusion Project
As a nursery school with a philosophy statement that believes in inclusion for all children, we are very grateful to have a wonderful board of directors that supports this endeavor.
Due to lack of funding from a local support group this school year, the board has created the RPNS Inclusion Project. Virginia Lam will take on the role of project assistant and will support the teachers in the 3Day classes.
Have a spare morning to read to the children at RPNS? See the sign up calendars in the hallway. Many thanks to Ruth and Jen for reading to the children in October!
Remembrance Day ~ Nov.11
The nursery school is open for business on Monday, Nov.11
Mark your calendars for Dec. 17 & 18 for our annual Concerts starting at 9:00 am. Your whole family is welcome to attend.
From Jenna and Janet - Jr. Preschool and Toddler
News from Jenna and Janet
After only a couple of months our junior preschool children, as well as our toddlers who only join us two days a week, are settling very well in to our program. They have become familiar with our routines; participating in activities, transitioning well from one activity to the next and making new friends.
Play is the means by which young children best learn. Each month when we change our toys and activities we do so with children’s stages of development in mind. For example in September the children were using their fine motor coordination when they used one finger to dot apples onto apple trees. For November’s Transportation/Rescue 911 theme the children will be using this same skill in order to dot spots onto Dalmatian firedogs.
This same goal (of improving finger dexterity and fine-motor and hand-eye coordination), will be evident in each area of the room.
sensory area they will be using their wrist muscles to shovel sand,
block area their hand-eye coordination to place people into vehicles,
cognitive/table toy area stringing beads using bilateral coordination
A reminder note for parents and care givers to:
• To place indoor shoes on the shelf about your child’s name. This will make for smoother transitions as the weather gets colder.
• Please check your child’s folder (or folders if they come 5 days) in the Communication Box, located at the end of the hall, for artwork which they have done, as well as for any other information from RPNS.
• Also check to see if your child’s observation book (located behind our door) has a pin, marking that there is a new observation. After reading it, please remove the pin and place it in the pocket on the side of the book.
We would like to thank you all for labeling your children’s belongings (this makes it easier if they get lost) and contributing to our fun Halloween festivities!
From Tina – Sr. Preschool
The children are really enjoying preschool and I am glad that we can spend November learning about Transportation and Rescue 911 theme. It is a favorite year after year. We will be identifying many types of Transportation as well as doing some basic Fire Safety at circle time. They will learn to “Crawl low under smoke” and to “Stop! Drop and Roll”. We will talk about smoke detectors, checking the door for heat, and we will practise yelling for HELP! (Sorry).
We are also happy to have Lisa Cater joining us on a Master Level Field Placement from Algonquin College. She will be with us until December 20th and she will be sliding into the leadership role later on in the month. Stay tuned and don’t forget to say “Hi”.
One of my favorite Transportation songs is “Little Silver Airplane”
Little silver airplane, up in the sky.
Where are you going, flying so high?
Over the mountains, and over the sea.
Little silver airplane, please take me!
My song for Rescue 911 is called “Fire, Fire, Fire, Fire!”
Fire, fire, fire, fire hear the whistle blowing.
Fire, fire, fire, fire: everbody’s going.
Hoist the ladder, squirt the hose, with a ch,ch,ch,ch, out the fire goes!
Enjoy and play safe!
From Dulce – French Introduction – Sr. Preschool
Bonjour, the children will start off this month exploring the different types of transportation. I am including some of the songs that we will be learning this month, I also want to let you know that I will have a minor surgery (nothing too complicated but it has to be done) on Nov. 7th., I will be back on November 18th. Tracy Conlin will be in for me. The children already know her and she is a wonderful teacher.
Violette à bicyclette
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (French)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Violette à bicyclette
Les roues de l’autobus
Roulent, roulent, roulent, roulent, roulent, roulent,
Les roués de l’autobus
Tout la journée.
- Le conducteur de l’autobus dit: “A l’arrière” …
- Le klaxon de l’autobus fait beep, beep, beep, …
- Les essuie-glaces de l’autobus font swish, swish, swish
- La porte de l’autobus ouvre et ferme, ouvre et ferme …
- Le bébé dans l’autobus fait ouin ouin,
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
Nous allons à la lune
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
Nous allons y arriver bientôt
Si vous souhaitez faire un voyage
Montez à bord de mon fusèe
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
Nous allons à la lune