From the Director’s Desk: aka- her little cupboard in the closet- Paulette Young, RECE
Warm welcome to all our new and returning families!
September is off to a great start! There are spaces in Toddler, Junior Preschool and 3Day Senior Preschool so kindly spread the word!
Just a few friendly reminders from the Director:
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*Kindly notify the Director should your child be absent from school.
*Should your child be staying in After Care after 12:00 pm, kindly provide a nut-free snack for them.
*Check your child’s folder in the Communication Box located in the hallway on a daily basis. Take home all art work and papers.
Fall Clean Up takes place on Saturday, October 22 starting at 10:00 am. Bring your rakes! Many thanks to all the parents and families that helped clean up the play yard on Sept. 13 for the new school year!
Community Fall Festival at the Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre on Saturday, Sept. 10 was a blast! RPNS staff and parent volunteers were there face painting children of all ages. Thanks so much to all for your help!
Scholastic Canada Book Orders: September catalogue order forms and payments (cheques written out to Scholastic Canada) are due Sept. 23. See the “More” tab on our homepage for guidelines on how to pay for your Scholastic books online.
The 2016-2017 school year will see RPNS implementing a Forest School Friday Pilot Project.
Paulette Young, Director, attended a week long Forest School Canada Practitioner’s Course in August. As part of the certificate program, she is obligated to facilitate Forest School sessions with a group of children and eight RPNS parents volunteered to have their child participate in the pilot.
This pilot project will also determine:
*whether the learning outcomes of Forest School pedagogy are valuable for the children?
*is the church property and surrounding city of Ottawa forested areas suitable locations for a future permanent Forest School?
*should RPNS Future of the School Committee consider a Forest School Program instead of our current new child care centre building plan?
*should we consider looking for interested stake holders and funders for a Forest School Program?
*how can we work with the Ministry of Education’s Quality Assurance Branch to consider licensing Forest School Programs?
Definitely a busy but exciting year ahead as we explore the forest! Many thanks to parents who have volunteered their time and gave permission for their children to participated in the pilot.
September Newsletter From Dulce:
Welcome everyone, I hope you all had a nice summer. Please bring a family picture for our class photo album, a picture for the name tags and a summer picture for the children to talk about it. The children will be introduced to French by playing games, familiar songs and stories.
Here are a couple of the songs that we will learn this month.
L’araignée Tikki monte à la gouttière
Tiens voilà la pluie
Tikki tombe par terre
Mais le soleil a séché la pluie …
L’araignée Tikki remonte à la gouttière.