Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Slane Road Newsletter March 2010

Mother Hubbards Childcare Newsletter March 2010

A big happy birthday ……

  • To Corey Lynch who is 2 on the 31st
  • To Niamh Mc Nulty who was 4 on the 19th
  • To Philip Smith who was 4 on the 22nd
  • To Elizabeth Newman who was 4 on the 22nd
  • To Chloe Berigan who will be 4 on the 27th

Usborne free books!
Thanks to all parents who purchased books from Usborne Books on National Book Day here in the centre, we reached our target and have received over €150 worth of free books!! Here’s the list of the books we received;
The Tractor
The Beach
Polish Flash cards
Portuguese Flash cards
There was an old woman who swallowed a fly
The naughty Sheep
The boy who cried wolf
Number lotto
Junior Reading Programme (12 books)
Planet Earth
First words in Irish

Reminder to all sessional Montessori parents
The Montessori finished for the Easter mid term from this Friday the 26th of March at 12.15 and 4.30 and re opens Monday the 12th at 9.15 and 1.30.

The centre will close for Good Friday the 2nd of April and Bank Holiday Monday the 5th of April!

Notice to parents
This is just a reminder to parents that we have a direct debit option for payment of fees. If any parent is interested in this payment option please call to the office for the direct debit details.

Congratulations to Karen and Peter Mc Govern on the birth of baby Ethan and to Krystian and Anna Lodziewski on the birth of baby Claudia!

Pyjama Day
Mother Hubbard’s are holding their pyjama day on the 26th March 2010. On this day children can wear in their pyjamas, each child or family will receive a sponsorship card to fill as best they can! The NCNA pyjama day raises funds for the Make a Wish Foundation. We hope everyone has a really fun day!!

Tesco for Schools and Clubs
We are collecting for the Tesco for Schools and Clubs campaign, we ask all parents to bring in as many purple voucher as possible as we are hoping to get The Music and Movement Grab n Go set and The Dark Den and accessories, there is pictures of these two items in the hall above the sign for the Tesco voucher collection. We need 6,280 so start collecting!!!

New Medicine forms
Parents please note that we have a new medicine form in place with the addition of a column for parents to sign to confirm that they know what time/ times medicine has been administered to their child at the end of each day. This is to ensure that parents are aware when their child is due this medicine again. Thank You!

The Montessori’s will be having an Easter Party and Egg hunt on Thursday the 25th March!! The remainder of the centre will have theirs the following Thursday the 1st of April!

Topic of the month Easter

Here’s a cheap and easy way to make your own Easter eggs!!

Easter Recipes
How to make cream filled Easter eggs!
1 cup soft butter
2 tsp salt
4 tsp vanilla
1 can condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
10 cups icing sugar
1 tsp. yellow food colouring
1 lb. semisweet chocolate
MethodBeat butter, salt and vanilla until fluffy. Add milk, beat in sugar. Blend until stiff. Dust with brown sugar. Knead til smooth.
Set aside more then 2/3 of mixture. To the remaining mixture add yellow food colouring. Blend in well. Divide yellow and white into 16 or 24 pieces. Shape yellow into ball, mould white around yellow to form an egg shape. Dry at room temperature on paper towels for 24 hours.
Melt chocolate in microwave until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate. Once dipped cool at room temperature. Refrigerate after cool.
When sliced these eggs will have a white cream filling with a yellow filling that appears to be the yolk.

Happy Easter to Everyone from all at Mother Hubbards!!