We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new and returning children. We are all looking forward to an exciting year here at Stanley’s Preschool.

Scholastic Books

We are a “Scholastic” school! Each month in your child’s cubby you will receive Scholastic Book order forms. They sell books for children at a lower cost than the stores and Stanley’s gets a percentage of money back so that we in turn can buy books or items for school. Please make cheques payable to Scholastic Canada Ltd or you can pay for your order online. Orders for this month are due September 26th, 27th and 28th.

Helping Ensure a Positive Beginning

Each September we have many new children start at Stanley’s. Many parents want to know how to start their child here when their child is experiencing separation anxiety.
First we want you to know that separation anxiety is very normal and is a normal part of a child’s development. You as a parent should not be concerned if your child develops separation anxiety. It is also very common for children to start our programs with great enthusiasm and excitement, but after a few weeks begin to have separation anxiety. Some things to help your child’s transition into Preschool…

  • Talk to your child’s teachers about how your child separates from you and is feeling about school
  • On their first days here, spend some time when dropping them off
  • After showing your child around, let one of your child’s teachers know you are leaving
  • Say goodbye
  • Once you have said goodbye it is very important to follow through with the goodbye
  • Leave happily and with confidence, your child will feel it if you are unsure
  • If your child is upset you are encouraged to still leave
  • We allow children to bring comfort items to school with them. I.e. stuffed animal, blanket, pacifier, picture of their family
  • Keep communication lines open with your child’s teachers, we will brainstorm strategies to help your child settle into his or her day

Please remember to label all of child’s belongings. Things can get lost or mixed very easily.

We are asking each family to donate a box of Kleenex to the preschool.

FYI: Class trip to Steckle Heritage Homestead.

Wednesday class October 17h – 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
Thursday’s class October 18th – 9:30 to 11:00 AM. The pm class can go on either day, there will be no class in the afternoon.
The toddler class will not be part of this class trip. More information will be sent home next month.

We are looking forward to an exciting new year.

Miss Kim and Miss Tammy