Welcome back! We trust you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and were able to take some time to relax and be refreshed after a busy Christmas season.

Illnesses

This is cold/flu season and we would just like to remind you of a few guidelines that we are required to follow to help prevent the transmission of viruses. If your child has a fever, has been vomiting or has diarrhea, they must be symptom free for a minimum of 24 hours before they can return to preschool. A general guideline is that if your child is unable to participate fully in our program, including outdoor play, then they are not well enough to come to preschool. If your child is ill and will not be attending school please remember to call or email to let us know. We also need to know your child’s symptoms as we are required by Public Health to track all illnesses.

Outdoor time

Time outdoors is very important for children! It’s a release for them- they are able to run and jump and scream and get all of their energy out! The fresh air is good for them.  They are also developing their large muscles, balance, and coordination while they play.

Please send with your children appropriate outdoor clothing, we will try to get outside every day With the weather sometimes being at such extreme cold, we post a note on the door if we are going out or not. If the weather is -10 or more we will be staying inside.

The Toddler will not be going outside until the spring.

Skills to Foster at Home

When children are at school, they are encouraged to dress and undress independently. These are skills that most children are able to master at a young age. Families can help out with this busy transition at home by encouraging your child to dress and undress independently. It will take some practice, a little bit of time, and a lot of patience, but children have a sense of pride when they can do things for themselves!

Since we will get more snow this season, there may be the occasional inclement weather days. Stanley’s preschool closes whenever the schools close and this closure information is on the various local radio stations.

Book orders are due Jan. 22, 23 and 24. Please make cheques payable to Scholastic Canada Ltd., or you can pay online.

If you have not paid your fees for January please do so right away.

To help take the winter blahs away we are having crazy hair days on Jan. 22, 23 & 24th.

Looking forward to the New Year.

Miss Kim and Miss Tammy