Parent's News

Happy Spring

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It is finally spring time, although its hard to figure out what to wear for the day. Its freezing in the mornings, but by the afternoons its beautiful and warm. In any case, please make sure your child has appropriate clothing in their locker. Its ok to leave shorts and t shirts in the lockers and we will be happy to change them if its too warm.

Preschool and School age have been lucky enough to purchase muddy buddys to use for outdoor play in the rain and mud. These are one piece water proof outfits. Please remember these are daycares and if you see them in your childs locker please leave it there.

We have already begun to plan for summer field trips. We once again have use of a 16 passenger bus to transport children on field trips. Details for summer plans will be out by mid June.

Preschool is once again planning a Two Week Outdoor Challenge. It is currently in the works and we are trying to figure out when it will be happening but we will make sure to let you know as soon as details are available.

Reminder we are closed for the Manitoba Child Care Association Conference on May 27, 2016. Each year we are closed for professional development on this day. Please find alternate care for this day.

We hope you have a fabulous spring!!!!

Happy New Year

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

We hope everyone had an amazing holiday season and have slowly got back to the normal daily routines.
We definitely have at preschool and school-age. Children are back from their holidays and back at school.

We are enjoying the nice weather and been taking the children out everyday so please make sure your child has everything they need for outdoor play: boots, ski pants, jacket, hats, mitts, and scarf.

Please make sure your child has extra clothing in their locker. With messy activities and water table play, sometimes the children need a change.

Letters have gone out for a Lord Roberts Children's Program Wine Raffle. We are asking parents to:
1. Bring in their favorite bottle wine to put in the draw
2. Sell tickets for the raffle.
This is our fundraiser this year to raise money for summer activities and field trips so please help out in anyway that you can. More information is in the letter sent home

Happy Winter Everyone!

Fall is Upon Us!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Summer has past for another year. We had a great summer filled with a lot of great field trips and activities and of course our outdoor daycare challenge. Outdoor daycare was a huge success. Children had a great time sleeping, playing, and eating outside everyday. We were very lucky with the weather as well. Only 2 days where we had to come in early due to rain. We look forward to planning next years challenge.

We also started off summer with a messy but fun mud day. We had 3 yards of soil dumped near the ice rink in the back. Children had a great time jumping and rolling in the mud and playing in the water.

Once again we were fortunate enough to have our daycare bus to use for field trips. Thank you to all the wonderful parent volunteers and donations for field trips!

Children are all back to school and our regular routines have begun again. At the preschool site, each child is given a group. Please refer to the bulletin board to your right as you enter the building to see which teacher your child has.

We still go outside everyday (since the weather has been so nice), so please make sure your child has a hat at daycare everyday. The weather can be unpredictable so please make sure to have a jacket sweater for your child for those colder days.

we hope the nice weather continues throughout the fall season and the snow stays away for a very very long time!

Happy Fall

Summer Fun!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We are so excited that summer is here. The warm weather has arrived and the fun has begun.

Preschool completed their 2 week outdoor daycare challenge in June and it was another huge success. The children had an amazing time spending snack, lunch, and nap outside. We did have a few days where the weather did not cooperate and we had to go inside, but overall it was great. Thank you to all our wonderful parents for your support and encouragement throughout the 2 weeks.

Preschool and our School- aged Kindergarten children had a great time during mud day on June 30. We had 3 yards of soil delivered to us and pools were set up for the children to get messy and have some fun... and they sure did!

We have sent home calendars and information of our summer activities. Any questions please let us know. Please also remember that we cannot take all children on every field trip, so make sure to check the permission forms located at both sites to see if your child is on the field trip. We will do our best to make sure all children get to go on equal field trips.
Some field trips have a cost to them. Please give what you are able to donate.

Please remember your child's hat everyday, proper shoes (no flip flops), and extra clothing in lockers incase of messy/wet play.

We hope everyone has an amazing summer!

Is It Really Spring?!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

We are so excited that the warm weather has finally arrived. We are looking forward to spending as much time outside as we can. Please make sure your child is dressed accordingly to the weather. If it is raining we may still go outside so please make sure your child is prepared.

With summer fast approaching we are getting ready for summer field trips and activities. Both the preschool and school-age sites have been working hard to organize fun stuff throughout the summer. Keep a look out for a calendar of events coming out in June.

The preschool site is once again participating in the TWO challenge (Two Weeks Outdoor). This will be from Jun 8- 19. We will play, eat, and sleep outdoors for 2 weeks straight (weather permitting of course). More information will be sent out shortly (so our new parents will know what to expect and what will be needed). We are looking for volunteers so if anyone is able to volunteer during these two weeks please let the staff know.

A few reminders:
- preschool parent night will be on May 14, 2015- This is a great opportunity for parents to get to know the staff a little better and learn what their child is doing at the centre, and how they are doing.

- we will be closed Friday May 22, 2015 for the Manitoba Childcare Conference. Both the preschool and school-age sites will be closed so you will need to find alternate care for this day.

- please make sure you let staff know of any changes to your phone numbers, addresses, work information, pick up authorities etc. It is important we have up-to-date information in case of an emergency.

We hope everyone has a wonderful spring.

Winter Time!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The snow has arrived and the cold weather is here, but we seem to be having much warmer weather then we are used to having...definitely no complaints here!!!! We are going outside everyday (definitely taking advantage of the weather) so please make sure that your child is properly dressed: ski pants, boots, jacket, mitts, hat, and scarf. We are aware that some mornings are a little more hectic than others and getting out the door is a struggle. If you forget something like mitts, hats, ski pants please let us know, we have extra daycare items and this way we are prepared when we are ready to go.

Preschool and school-age will be having their holiday parties:
School-age: Tuesday December 16, 2014 starting at 3:30 with Christmas carols followed by a visit from Santa and lots of goodies to share with all

Preschool: Thursday December 18, 2014 starting at 4:00 with Christmas carols followed by a visit form Santa. There will also be many goodies to share with everyone. We will also be having a 50/50 draw.

Last day of school is December 19th for the holiday break. Reminder we do have changes in hours for the holiday season. They are as follows:

Monday December 22- Regular hours
Tuesday December 23- Regular hours
Wednesday December 24- Closed art 1pm
Thursday December 25- Closed
Friday December 26- Closed
Monday December 29- Regular hours
Tuesday December 30- Regular hours
Wednesday December 31- Closed at 1pm
Thursday January 1- Closed
Friday January 2- Regular hours

School resumes Monday January 5

The preschool site has put together a hamper. We are looking for non-perishable food items as well as toys for all ages. If you would like to donate something you have until December 19 to do so.

We hope everyone has a warm, safe, and happy holiday season!!!

Fall Has Arrived!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Well its sad that summer is behind us and the leaves have fallen and the cold weather is here. We did have a very enjoyable summer with many great field trips and events. Outdoor daycare and Mud day were a huge success and we look forward to them next year. We had some sad farewells as many children left both the preschool and school age sites. We had some happy hellos as we have welcomed many new families to our centre.

We have made our way back into the school year routine with walking the children to and from school. At the preschool site we have gone back to our morning groups. The parent board, as you walk into the centre, has a list of all the groups and the teachers assigned for the groups. Please look to see which group your child is in and which teacher is assigned for your child's group.

The preschool site will be having a Halloween Party on October 31- all day. We will have activities and crafts set up for the children to do throughout the day. Your child can come to daycare dressed in their costume. Please feel free to bring a change of clothes for your child if he/she wishes to change out of their costume.

We have been planning ahead... The school-age Christmas party will be on December 16- Time TBA
and the preschool Christmas Party will be on December 18- 4:00-5:30.

A few reminders:
                     - please make sure children are dressed for the weather- hat, mitts, jackets, scarfs
                     - please have extra clothing at daycare incase of accidents
                     - please make sure to inform staff of any changes to your address, phone numbers, work numbers, pick up authorities and please let us know if someone else will be picking up your child.

We hope everyone has a wonderful fall and hopefully the snow stays away for a long time!