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Silver Springs Preschool Newsletter/Orientation Package - September

2016-2017 Calendar


IMPORTANT DATES
Sept 7 Orientation Night
Sept 8&13 Split Entry 3Yr
Sept 9&12 Split Entry 4Yr
Sept 30th Fall Walk Field Trip 4Yr
Oct 4 Picture Day 3Yr
Oct 5  Picture Day 4Yr



NO SCHOOL
Sept 5 Labour Day
Oct 7 Professional Day
Oct 10 Thanksgiving
Oct 31 Organizational Day
Nov 1 Organizational Day
Nov 11 Remembrance Day
Dec 2 Professional Day

Dec 15th &16th 
Last day of classes before Christmas break
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CLEAN UP NIGHTS
Please mark in your calendars. If you have questions about clean up nights, please send us an email ssps@shaw.ca

November 2nd
February 2nd
April 24th
June 20th




SNACK IDEAS

Need some great ideas for snacks? Keep it healthy and simple:

Cheese strings
Watermelon
Grapes (cut in half)
Homemade mini muffins
Whole grain crackers
Apples
Fresh Veggies


Need more ideas?
Click here



 
NO NUTS PLEASE!

Please ensure that the snack does not contain or has not been in contact with NUTS or PEANUT or their oils.

Click here to see our SNACK POLICY

 
~ IMPORTANT ORIENTATION INFORMATION ~

2016-2017 Silver Springs Preschool orientation package (please click here) is now available on our website.  All materials can be found under the POLICES tab under the heading DOCUMENTS, which can be accessed by visiting the preschool website at www.silverspringspreschool.com or clicking the link above.   We encourage you to carefully review and understand this information as it effects your participation in the preschool program. If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to contact us at ssps@shaw.ca
 
Also, a reminder that ORIENTATION NIGHT is on Wednesday, September 7th at 7 pm for the 4 year-old program and 8 pm for the 3 year-old program.  The session will be held in the downstairs gym of the Silver Springs Community Centre (same location as the Preschool) We strongly encourage all parents to attend as we will be reviewing important program policies, followed by an informal classroom tour and Q&A session with the teachers & members of the Parent Advisory Committee.
            
ARE YOU READY???
September is just around the corner, so it's time for the SILVER SPRINGS PRESCHOOL NEWSLETTER to officially hit your inbox! We send the newsletter out 6 times a year, and occasionally an additional few when special events or fundraising initiatives are happening. It's one of the many ways we like to stay in touch with you and in turn we hope it makes you feel a little more connected to your child's school. If you would like to read past newsletters, they can be found on our website or by clicking here NEWSLETTERS

We are looking forward to a great school year and the opportunity to get to know each of you. We hope preschool will be a happy and exciting experience in your child’s life. Silver Springs Preschool aims to provide an environment in which children can develop positive social skills with both children and adults. We strive to develop the use of communication skills, creativity, physical coordination and FUN! Throughout the year we will familiarize your children with the rules, routines and opportunities that they will encounter later in their educational journey.

Please feel free to chat with us before or after class about any concerns or questions you may have.


For more in depth discussions, here is each teachers contact information;
Mrs. Anderson 403-390-5213 anderson.laura.l@gmail.com
Mrs. Walker 403-366-5484 rawalker292@gmail.com
Mrs. O’Neill 403-288-1001 tammyoneill@shaw.ca



Want to learn more about the teachers at SSPS. Click here to take a look at their profiles.

School Speech-Language Screening

We are pleased to offer screenings of speech and language skills for preschool children. This information is useful in order to develop the best program for your child.
A registered Speech-Language Pathologist will conduct these screenings at the school. 
Participation is voluntary but you must provide a consent. There is no charge for this service. If you have concerns about your child's speech, please speak with you child's teacher ASAP as screenings take place in early September.

CLASS PHOTOS
3 Yr Olds -  Oct 4th
4 Yr Olds - Oct 5th


Hints for a great photo

Practice a nice smile at home ... not too big and not too small.

Long hair is best styled so that it is out of your child's face, and especially out of their eyes.

Click here for more great hints for photo day

 

Are you wondering what the goals and objectives of the 3 year old program are?
For September we will be focusing on the theme of the Five Senses. We start with familiar, interesting topics so that children become comfortable in the preschool environment. We will focus on our social skills such as sharing, turn taking and communicating. We hope the students will make friends with peers and develop trust in their teachers. We provide many opportunities for children to develop their fine motor skills (holding pencils and cutting with scissors) and gross motor skills (in movement activities). Other goals include listening skills during circle time and learning to follow classroom rules and routines. We hope they will have fun while gaining self-confidence and flexibility.


 
And what are the 4 year olds going to be up to?
With the 4 year olds we will be beginning the year off with an "All About Me" theme where we will be doing some fun activities in an effort to get to know one another better and get settled in our classes.  We will be having our first baking day on Monday September 26th where the children will be making some cookies.  Our very first field trip for the year will be on Friday, September 30th where the children will be doing a Fall Walk in Bowmont Park and/or the Birthplace Forest, right here in Silver Springs. There will be more information regarding this event closer to the date.


  

FRIENDLY REMINDERS
  1. Please provide a labeled backpack for your child to bring to school each day.
  2. Label all your children's clothing & snack bag.
  3. Dress your children in play clothing & seasonable outdoor wear.
  4. Your child must wear indoor shoes at all times, no slippers please.
  5. Please park in the designated parking areas. No drop offs in the NO PARKING ZONE.
  6. Please pick up your child promptly at dismissal to avoid tears.
  7. We do not allow your child to bring toys or other items from home, except on their "Sharing Day" It is difficult to keep track of these items and we want to avoid the tears associated with a lost or broken toy.
  8. Don't forget to collect your children's art work off the floor outside the classroom at the end of each day.
  9. Children cannot be dropped off with a teacher prior to class time as teachers are setting up equipment and preparing for the days events. Please arrive 5 minutes before class time.
  10. 3 year olds - please leave an extra set of clothes in your child's backpack at all times (pant's, shirts, underwear) This will help us if your child gets wet at the water table or has an accident.

FUN COLORING PAGE
                                                         
Click here for a very special coloring page
to help your child get ready for school.
Perhaps a gift to bring their teacher on the first day.

 

Room Parents

The best way to stay in touch with the happenings of your child's classroom is to contact your room parent. Please also contact your room parent with questions about volunteering duties & general comments or concerns.

 
3Yr AM Anderson - Monique Tambay-Roest   moniquetambayroest@gmail.com
3Yr AM Walker -  Amber Bohaychuk   amber.bohaychuk@gmail.com
3Yr PM Anderson - Jennifer Erichsen   jenneric77@gmail.com
4Yr AM Walker - Keri Coolen   kerilcoolen@hotmail.com
4Yr AM O'Neill - Leah Melnyk   bunnymelnyk@hotmail.com
4Yr PM Walker - Jennifer Erichsen   jenneric77gmail.com
4Yr PM O'Neill - Lyndsey Nicholas   lblott@yahoo.com
 

QUESTIONS or CONCERNS
The Silver Springs Preschool Parent Advisory Committee is here to listen. Feel free to express your concerns to your room parent (who will then bring it forward to the board) You are more than welcome to CONTACT US through the website or email our Chair directly, Lisa O'Sullivan lisa.osullivan@shaw.ca. We are here to listen and welcome any feedback, suggestions, comments, good or bad. Feel free to share your experiences with us, remember we also have children in the program and we really do want what is best for all!

 
Written by Melanie Gukert - ModernEvolution Inc

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