RPNS JANUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER
From the desk of the Director, Paulette Young
Happy New Year! January brings a new year with new changes….we said “good bye” to a couple of our RPNS families but we are happy to welcome new ones this month. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and are looking forward to a snowy winter full of activity!
Winter Outdoor Play
Outdoor play with plenty of fresh air keeps children healthy and active! We still play outside in winter; enjoying sledding, shovelling, making snow angels and snowmen. Kindly ensure that your children are dressed appropriately for the weather.
Tuition receipts will be prepared this month and should be ready at the beginning of February. The receipts will be available at a table set up in the hallway. Kindly pick up your receipt and please sign the tracking sheet. The amount on the receipt covers tuition fees paid from September to December 2014. (note: registration fees and activity fees are not part of tuitions) Another set of receipts will be provided in June 2015.
Nursery School tuition receipts can be used for income tax purposes under Child Care. Keep your receipts as there is a $15 administration fee for additional receipt requests.
Our “Sister Program” Holiday Sharing Program was a great experience for everyone. Thank you for you kind donations! They were very much welcomed by the children of Annavale Headstart Nursery School.
Everyone had lots of fun decorating the gingerbread houses on Dec. 18 and 19 with help from some volunteer parents (thank you!). Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home warmly welcomed the little houses and they brought some cheer for the seniors.
Our Christmas Concerts and Parties were successfully fun due to the efforts and talents of the children, teachers and parents who provided food and applause! A big “Thank You!” to Santa who dropped in to visit us during his busiest time of the year!
Heartfelt thanks from all the teachers for all the lovely gifts, warm hugs and donations to our “Giving Tree” we received from RPNS children and families!
Social Networking at RPNS
RPNS is actively expanding its social network to promote our Building Fund. Kindly “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Need some alone time with your partner after the busy holiday season? Reserve you space 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!). A Winter Wonderland Theme for the children.
Help a Local company with a great idea for our winter weather…..Mitt Grips for children!
I had noticed one of our Junior Preschool children wearing neat sleeve things over her mitts, so I asked her mom where she bought them. The sleeves were developed by a friend who is trying to get them to market. Here is their link:
(it is currently a kick starter campaign ... if they reach their goal you get the product you ordered ... if they don't ... then you do not get charged anything and do not get the product ... a way for new companies to get off the ground). They are based out of Carleton Place.