Directors Message:

Finally, warmer weather! As the warm sun is finally here, please ensure that your child has a sunhat and appropriate clothing for the changing weather.

The Annual General Meeting of the Windsor Day Care Society is scheduled to be held at the Day Care on Thursday, May 25th @ 6:30 pm.  The current board is looking for a few new members, so if you are interested or may know of an individual who would be an asset to the centre then please let me know.

Respectfully

Heather Cochrane

Staffing

2 students, from the Early Childhood Education Program at Kingstec, will be joining us for their practicum experience over the next 5 weeks. Brittany McCarthy will be assisting in the Toddler 2 program and Alana MacNeil will be assisting in the Preschool Class.

Programming

The Hop-a-thon was a great success and our Centre raised $279.00 for the muscular dystrophy association. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this worthwhile and fun event.

The Preschool and Toddler 2 groups will be attending “Two In the Coop” a performance at Mermaid Theatre on Friday, April 28th.  This performance is produced by Halifax Theatre for Young People and is the story of how two baby birds feel when their mother doesn’t return to the nest. It is rated for children aged 3+.

Mud and boots

Our outdoor play consists of a lot of water and mud activities, especially now that the weather is warmer, so it is important that the children have appropriate clothing to stay as dry as possible.  Please provide splash pants and rubber boots for them to wear, and expect their outdoor clothing to be a little muddy at the end of the day!

 

LOST AND FOUND

We continue to accumulate quite a pile of lost and found items. Please have a look to see if anything belongs to your child. At the end of each month these items will be donated.  Also, please take some time to clean out and replenish your child’s cubby/supplies weekly.

 

Fundraising

Again this year, all fundraising events will go towards our Play Yard campaign. We are waiting for the final working plan to be finished, giving us a break down in the cost and materials needed.  In the mean time we will be adding “Loose parts” to enhance the children’s outdoor experiences.  The children love our “mud kitchen”! If you have any old pots/pans, larger metal or plastic bowls, spoons etc… that you are not using we can put them to good use to in our yard.

We will be participating in the 2 Cute 2 Toss Sale at the Windsor Legion on Sat. April 29th.  For our sale table we have a collection of donated items,  any left over articles of clothing/footwear that has not been claimed will be taken as well.  Be sure to check the lost and found bins near your child’s cubbies!  We will also be providing the canteen service, Chili and rolls are on the menu!  If you would like to help we are asking for donations of cupcakes or muffins!  The sale is from 9 to 12, hope to see you there!

Please remember to return all tickets for the Spring Scratch Ticket basket by Friday April 28th, we will be drawing the winning ticket at the end of the 2 Cute 2 Toss Sale.

A special thank you to Tommy Gun’s for allowing us the opportunity to be their Charity for their “Chase the Ace” fundraiser.  The Ace was drawn last week and we will receive $2738, our share of the pot!

Fees and Billing

Just a reminder that fees are due on the first of each month. Invoices not paid on the 1st of the month, as stated in the parent policy, will be charged late fees of $15.00 and a second late fee charge if not paid by the 20th. I regret that this is necessary, but we rely on parent fees for operational and programming expenses.

Beginning in May, invoices and newsletters will be distributed to all clients by email.  Please update your email address if there is a change in the information provided when enrolling your child.  If you do not have access to email just let me know and paper copies will be issued.

Dates of Interest

April 28th…………………………..Mermaid Theatre Trip for Preschool and Toddler 2

May 6th …………………………….Fundraising Meeting @ 6:00

May 8th……………………………..Inservice Day at Windsor Elementary (No Kinderschool)

May 12th………………………..Grad Photos by Hometown Portraits

May 16th………………………..Early Dismissal (No Kinderschool)

May 17th……………………………Parent Meeting @ 6:30

May 22rd ………………………..Victoria Day (Centre Closed)

May 25th …………………………Annual General Meeting of the Windsor Day Care Society @6:30