Lyndhurst Preschool

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October Newsletter

Welcome to the first month of our new program. Your children seem to be adapting well to the new changes and longer hours.  We are asking parents to bear with us as this is new to us as well and we are assessing and adjusting the program so as to meet the needs of all of your children.

We are encouraging independence in your children having them take off boot and jackets and find their own indoor shoes.  We will assist if necessary.

Please send your child in boots.  These are not only easy for your child to take off and put on they are necessary for our daily outdoor play as the yard is very wet and muddy.  Label all boots preferably on the outside as we do have doubles of the same style.

If we could get all muddy buddies (and rain gear) to be labelled on the outside so as not to have confusion as to which one belongs to who we would appreciate this.

Water bottles are to be brought to the preschool on Tuesday and will stay at the centre until Friday when they will go home for a good wash.  We will fill them up as necessary throughout the week.

Thank you to all parents sending snack in labelled reusable containers.  It is really cutting down on garbage!  A reminder that we are a peanut and nut free centre as we do have children with allergies.

Our goal is to build our program around the interests of the children.  We have always ascribed to the value of play and learning through play while introducing a variety of concepts to the children.

In keeping with our philosophy of not focusing on specific themes, especially around the holidays, we will be basing our curriculum around the four seasons.  An example of this would be emphasizing more on the colour orange, pumpkins and circles rather than jack o lanterns and Halloween.  As Halloween falls on a Thursday, we ask that parents not send their children in costume.  We will be doing games, face painting and have a special treat for snack.

Finally, we will be dismissing from outside, on a trial basis, on Tuesday and Thursdays and from inside the centre on Fridays after handing out all artwork and returning water bottles.





Summer Newsletter

Dear Parents

We hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer.  Before we know it September will be here and our new preschool program will be starting.

Just a few requirements for September….

  1. Please provide a small water bottle to be kept at the school.  Ensure your child’s name is clearly on the outside with permanent marker.  These will be sent home each Friday and returned Tuesday.  We will fill them daily with fresh filtered water.
  2. As we are required to be outside for 45 minutes each day, we will require all children to have “muddy buddies” in their backpacks everyday as the weather is unpredictable. Please make sure your child’s name is clearly marked inside rain gear.
  3. As the weather changes children will need to come in rubber boots and change into indoor shoes or slippers.  These can be left at school.  Again, please have your child’s name inside all footwear.
  4. As we have a shared snack during the morning please provide one portion of a snack in a container, labeled with your child’s name, that we will return each day.  We are trying to be environmentally friendly and avoid the use of plastic Ziploc bags and packaging.

If your child is experiencing separation and adjustment difficulties and it would not be in your child’s best interest for this to continue for too long, we will contact you for early pick up and extend the time gradually to best suit the needs of your child as we want this to be a pleasant experience.

As this is the first group email of the school year if you could please confirm that you have received this and that this is the best email to correspond with you.  Thank you.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, September 10th at 9:15.

Lyn and Vicki
Lyndhurst Preschool


June Newsletter

Last Week of School!

Hard to believe that this school year is almost over.  One busy week of preschool left and then our year end picnic.  Wishing everyone a happy and healthy summer.

Garage Sale-  Thank you to all families who came to the garage sale.  We not only made some money for the preschool but were able to condense our equipment and even reacquaint ourselves will all of the supplies that we have.  A great start to next year.

Thursday, June 20-   Last day of classes for our Tuesday/Thursday morning program.

Thursday, June 20- Sundae Funday for our afternoon program.  A celebration day to mark the end of the year filled with games and treats.

Friday, June 21 – Last day of class for our Friday morning program.

Friday, June 21 – Graduation day for our afternoon class.  Children attend 12:30-2:30. Parents to arrive by 2:00 for our graduation ceremony.   Please gather outside the fence on the playground side to get a good spot for photos and videos.

Tuesday, June 25- Year End Picnic at Charles Rummel Park.  11:00-1:00  We are aware that the playground is under construction but have been told by the city that they hope to have it complete by our date. If the playground is not complete we will bring additional activities for the children.   Bring a blanket or chairs, picnic lunch and bathing suit and towels for the water park.
Please note that if it is raining at 10:00 at Lyndhurst Preschool on Tuesday morning then the picnic will be cancelled.

Returning children- We will be in contact with you over the summer by email and text to remind you of monthly cheque deposits and additional information needed for the beginning of our September program.

Garage Sale!!


Lyndhurst Preschool Garage Sale
3290 Ganymede Drive
Saturday, June 8

9:00 – 100

We are having to downsize our storage space and have some great bargains and deals for your family.  Come and support Lyndhurst Preschool.

We encourage you to bring your children as they know best what they would like to take back to your home!!!

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