We hope that you are enjoying winter weather! We have been studying winter birds and squirrels recently, and are very excited to share with you this fun link. Some of your children have already been using it!
January was a very busy month in Casa! Along with their regular work, the children took part in 4 Casa Cooks (fruit kabobs, carrot soup, brussel sprouts, and fries), 2 Yoga classes with Kim from Tree Song Yoga, the annual Teddy Bear Hospital, and Expert Day! Please check out the photos posted below from these events!
Our Circle Times this month have had a focus on manners (grace and courtesy) and germs (how they spread and how to prevent the spread). Students were engaged and learned so much about spreading kindness instead of germs!
February will be the month of love in Casa. Just a reminder that we do not distribute Valentine’s Day cards in Casa. In our experience, it isn’t feasible for the students to manage this task in a fair and loving manner at this level. Our celebration of this special day will be meaningful and age appropriate for all of our Casa children, so please do not worry about them missing out. Your children can look forward to a week filled with art, stories, songs, and community outreach, all centering around love, kindness, and caring for others. Students are also welcome to wear colours on Valentine’s Day that make them think of love and kindness (traditionally red, pink, purple, and white…but whatever they’d like!).
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!