Happy New Year to all of our Casa families! We hope you had a happy, healthy, fun-filled, and relaxing holiday with your family and friends. We’re excited to be back and have lots planned for Term 2 with your children.
If you haven’t already, please return your child’s indoor shoes and extra clothing bags.
Check in to see photos of your children working and playing at school. You will not receive notifications when we post photos so check in every once in a while to see what’s new!
If your child stays for recess, please consider sending two pairs of mitts on Phys.Ed days so they have a dry pair at recess.
What’s happening in January:
January 21st – Teddy Bear Hospital. Your child does not need to bring anything for this special morning in Casa
January 29th – Expert Day. Details will follow but this will take place during drop off for Casa families (approximately 15 minutes)
Tuesdays in Term 2 – Yoga with Kim from Tree Song Yoga
Thank you to everyone who made it out to Culture Day this morning! The children were excited to show you their work and the work of their friends!
Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate Easter! We hope you all enjoy the extra long weekend and we look forward to seeing the children back on Tuesday. Please remember that many of the sweets your child may receive this weekend will not be nut free. We have several children in the school who have anaphylactic allergies to nuts. Please do not send any dessert / or treats with your child so that we can ensure that everyone is safe and healthy at all times. Also, keep in mind that children who receive the prepared lunches, do not receive desserts or treats with their meals. Please help us to develop healthy eating habits by avoiding sweets and treats when packing lunches.
Tuesday is Earth Day. Students will take part in a few activities to celebrate our Earth and learn ways to care for it the best we can.
Tip of the Week:
Our yard is FINALLY starting to dry up, but as we are sure you’ve noticed, the mud is sticking around! Please continue to send rubber boots and splash pants to keep the kiddos dry and clean(ish).
What a strange week we all had! From frozen pipes to snow storms and freezing rain! Through it all, the children kept smiling. It’s been so lovely to have snow in the backyard again! If your child wants to bring their sled back to school, there is enough snow to toboggan once again. Please remember to label the sled so that we can keep track of whose sled belongs to which child.
On Tuesday we have a special guest coming to run the annual “Teddy Bear Hospital” in the two Casa classrooms. Angela Carruthers (mother to Brennah in UE) will be teaching the students all about life in the ER and will show the students how to care for a variety of stuffed animals with pretend injuries.
Public Open House:
There is a Public Open House tomorrow from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. If you know of anyone who would like to come and tour the school and learn more about the Montessori philosophy and KMS, please extend an invitation on our behalf. We’d love to meet them!
Some Casa children chose to participate in our annual KMS ski day! The conditions were great and the weather was beautiful.
As a staff, we enjoyed meeting with some of you at our Parent Education Session. We hope you found the session valuable. If you weren’t able to make it, we have sent home some information in your child’s file for you to read at your leisure.
If you haven’t had a chance to meet Cassidy, introduce yourself at pickup next week! She is a Fleming Student completing her Early Childhood Educator practicum in Casa!
Registration goes out on Monday. Please feel free to contact any of the teachers or office administration with any questions you may have.
We also have a Parent Open House on Saturday January 26th, 2018. Please tell your friends and family to come and see KMS!
Welcome back! It is hard to believe that January is upon us already! We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday with your children. Earlier this week we asked your children to tell us about their favourite memories from their holiday. You might be surprised to hear that very few of them spoke about their new toys, but instead shared about time spent with family.
Next Week: It will be another fun filled week of learning in Casa! Please be sure to read the important e-mail sent today regarding winter gear for your child.
Casa Tip of the Week: Consistency for your Casa aged child brings a sense of trust and comfort. Our programming is designed with this in mind. Please do your very best to arrive on time every day and to allow your child to remain at school without interruption whenever possible. We greatly appreciate your support.
This week in Casa, students had 2 exciting events take place that we are sure you will hear all about this weekend (if you haven’t heard already!).
Thursday was our annual Santa Shop, run by the Lower Elementary students. Casa students loved the opportunity to buy special gifts for their family members and also enjoyed some special one-on-one time with their Upper Elementary shopping buddy. We hope you like your gifts!
Today we had Molly’s grandma, “Gummy” come to do a special craft with the Casa students. They will be sent home next week and can be hung anywhere you want around your home (perhaps a Christmas tree or another special place). Gummy says they will still be edible weeks from now!
A surprise guest will be visiting on Monday to bake a special treat with the kids! We know the students will be excited to use the kitchen and have an opportunity to create something delicious!
Middle School toy drive continues all next week. Donations can be left in the grey bins in the foyer.
Tip of the Week:
If you’re looking for something to do time this weekend, please have your child(ren) practice “It’s a Small World” for the Holiday Concert!