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May News

Our new study is on insects!
We are very excited to welcome a new generation of baby stick bugs to our school!  If all goes well, we will be able to add a tank to the Kindergarten classroom, and still have enough to share with other Montessori Schools who may be interested!
This month we will also be observing the life cycle of the Painted Lady Butterfly from the larvae state to full maturation!  
During the last few weeks of school. we hope that the children will be able to examine and explore the life cycle of several types of insects native to our Province!
It is looking like Spring has finally arrived, and we are really enjoying the warmer weather and the chance to get outside for some much needed fresh air.  
Just a reminder that with rainboots and jackets replacing snowsuits, please make sure that all of your child's items are labeled with their name!

Celebrations in May

All of the children have been very busily creatign their special Mother's Day gifts!  They are very excited to give their surprise to their Mothers!
Once more, we will hold a circle time early in the month, which focuses on the celebration of Ramadan, which begins on Monday, May 6 this year.  We will also incorporate projects in the art room to acknowledge the start of Ramadan.  In support of this celebration, we will be doing another collection for Winnipeg Harvest.  The children will decorate a box and it will be available for contributions from May 6 - June 12, 2019.


Celebrations in June
Children will begin their Father's Day gift soon.  If you would like your child's creation to be addressed to someone other than "Dad", please send Shannon an email and let us know whom we should address their gift to!
 

Fundraising

Our final fundraiser of the year is our gift card fundraiser for Jensen's Garden Center and Nursery!
Gift Cards can be purchased in $25 and $50 denominations, with orders due on Friday, May 3, 2019.  Cards will be available for pick up on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the school, just in time for Mother's Day!
The school receives 25% of all purchases back in fundraising revenue, so if you are thinking of what you will plant for your garden or flower beds this year, why not purchase your plants from Jensen's and support the school at the same time?
Thank you to everyone for your tremendous fundraising efforts this year, as well as your kind donations.  We really appreciate it, and are thankful that we were able to repaint the school after 20 years, and replace our dishwasher with your help this year.


Board Members
As the end of the year is fast approaching, we are looking for parents who would be interested in volunteering on our Board of Directors.  Various positions are critical for us as we are a non-profit organization!
We have a list of positions and a brief description of each position, and these can be requested for reference.  Board meetings are held once a month and it is a great way for parents/guardians to become more familiar with their child's school.  If you are interested in a position, please see Shannon.  Board meetings are generally held on a weekday evening that works for members from 6:30-8:30pm here at the school.
Open positions for 2019/20:  
Secretary
Building and Property Manager
Advertising Chair
Member at Large

  • Important note: There is absolutely no street parking near the school, so we have made extra parking available in the soccer complex parking lot for any special guests, events and presentations. Please use the entrance off of Willson Place, and avoid using the first two rows of parking closest to Waverley, as these are reserved for local businesses.
  • Please be sure to label all indoor and outdoor clothing and shoes, and to replace your child’s change of clothes when they are soiled, are no longer suitable for the season, or are too small.
 
  • Watch your weekly reminders for Camp Updates and News!
     
  • When school closure may be required due to inclement weather, parents are advised to call the school and watch their email for notification of a closure.
Friday, May 3rd
Jensen's orders due


Monday, May 6th
In-Service Day (No school.  Care provided to children who regularly attend FULL DAY on Monday from 8:00-5:30pm.


Thursday, May 9th
Jensen's orders ready for pick up.

Monday, May 20th
Victoria Day (School Closed)

Monday, May 27th to Friday, May 31st
Clothing orders available for pick up

 
Friday, June 14th
Last day of school - Family Day (Details to Follow)

June 17th - 28th
June Camp - 8:30-4:30 M-F.


July 8th - August 9th
July and August Summer Camp - 8:30-4:30 M-F.  (Closed Monday, August 5 for statutory holiday). 
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