October 2017 Newsletter

October 2017
Dear Parents and Caregivers:
Wow – how time flies – it’s hard to believe that we’re already into October! We’ve had a great September – it’s been wonderful for us to get to know our new children and families, and welcome back our returning children and families! As we enter October we will begin our Alphabet Circle which will focus on colour and letter recognition through a variety of activities. October is going to be a busy month we’re looking forward to Thanksgiving, Halloween and so much more!
Spaces and Availability:
Fall is upon us and we are settling into the program. We do have some spaces available;
@ St. Barnabas location:
* Morning Program – Monday/Wednesday
* Afternoon program – Monday through Thursday (4 days)
If you are interested in increasing the number of days your child attends, please speak to one of the Kinderschool Ladies regarding availability. If you know of friends or family with little ones who are looking for a Preschool we would greatly appreciate it if you pass on our information. Remember you can find us on Facebook, or visit our website at www.kinderschoolptbo.ca
Mabel’s Labels:
We are participating in the Mabel’s Labels fundraiser again this year! If you are ordering Mabel’s Labels, please contact Jen @ info@kinderschoolptbo.ca for further instructions.
Weather/Indoor Shoes:
As the weather starts to get colder we ask that you provide your child with indoor shoes – rubber soled shoes that can stay at the school. Also, please be sure to LABEL LABEL LABEL your child’s belongings – first and last initial or first name, Mabel’s Labels are a great tool for this 
Reporting Illness/Absenteeism:
As we enter ‘cold and flu’ season – we ask that you please contact the school to report if your child will be away, and the reason for their absenteeism. We are required by the Peterborough Public Health to record any illnesses – colds, flus and other illnesses. You can reach us by phone/text: 705 705 927-1348 when texting please use your child’s name in your message. or email; info@kinderschoolptbo.ca
Co-op Students and Staffing:
We welcome back Sarah Sweeny – Sarah joins us Thursday mornings @ St. Barnabas. Sarah has been volunteering at St. Barnabas for the past 14 years! Sarah is a wonderful addition to the Kinderschool Team and we’re so happy to have her back! We welcome Regan – Regan is an Adam Scott Co- Op student, and will be with us in the morning group until late Janaury!
Scholastic Order:
@ St. Barnabas – Scholastic orders are due to Karen by Thursday October 12th.
Please make sure cheques are made out to: Scholastic Canada. If you need to make another type of payment – please contact Karen to discuss options.
Kinderschool locations are CLOSED on October 9th for Thanksgiving Monday – we wish all our Kinderschool Families a very Happy Thanksgiving!
KinderCamp Registration is Now OPEN!
If you are interested in signing your child up for KinderCamp (located at the St. Barnabas Location) from January 2nd to the 4th (2018) and/or the March Break KinderCamp please pick up a registration form from the parent table starting October 2nd. Space will be limited (as we are licensed for 24 children). Please return the completed registration form to @ St. Barnabas teacher.
We will be celebrating all thing Halloween the week of October 24th to the 31st. Throughout the week we will have some Halloween activities and special treats, for more information you can find it located on the October Calendar.
Have a fantastic October!
Jen, Karen, Hooley, Lisa and Renee


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