Monday, February 21, 2011

Ongar February 2011 newsletter

Mother Hubbards Newsletter
February 2011

Happy Birthday

This month we would like to wish the following children a very big Happy Birthday:

  • Juliet in the Baby Room who was 1 
  • Molly in the Pre-Montessori who was 3 
  • Alex  in Afterschool who was 6 
  • Sarah in Afterschool who was 5  
  • Obed in Montesoori who was 4 
  • Olivia in Pre-Montessori was 3 
  • Laura in Toddlers who was ??? 
  • Anthony in Montessori who will be 5   
  • Jack in Montessori who will be 4 
  • Charlotte in Pre-Montessori who will be 3 
  • Ahmed in the Toddler Room who will be 2 
  • Abbie in the Toddler Room who will be 2 
This month we have to say goodbye to Molly in Pre-Montessori. We will miss you very much! We also have to say goodbye to Laura in Toddlers as she is also leaving us and is moving to Belgium. We wish Laura the very best of luck!! We also would like to welcome Tara who is joining our baby room. We hope Tara settles in very well!

We are currently recruiting Laura’s position and will keep you updated.

Opening/Closing Times
We open at 7.15 in the morning and cannot take children from their parents before this time. We close at 6.30pm. Please remember that staff have commitments outside of work so it is important that all children are picked up at 6.30.

Holidays coming up….
The Montessori sessional children will have a mid term in February and will be closed from the 21st to 25th of February. The Montessori session will also be closed on the 17th and 18th March. The Easter mid term is from the 15th April to the 3rd May. 

The centre will be closed for all children on St Patricks Day, Good Friday the 22nd April and Easter Monday 25th April.

Do you have any good quality children’s books at home that you don’t use anymore? If so we would love to take them off your hands, with wear and tear of our books in the centre we are always appreciative of new books for the children.

Speech and Drama
Speech and Drama will begin in Pre-Montessori 2(Annette and Lydia’s Room) very shortly. It runs for 10 weeks and cost €60. We will be handing out forms for Speech and Drama within the next week.


·        Can all parents please ensure that they supervise their children once they are picked up in the evenings as an accident may occur if a child is left unattended.
·        Speech and Drama is now well under way in Montessori and there are some payments still outstanding, can you please ensure we receive full payment as soon as possible.
·        We are having ongoing problems with the front door and we are in the process of getting it fixed but in the meantime can you please ensure that it is closed properly behind you.

Reminder to all parents that you can join our Facebook and Twitter pages and receive this monthly newsletter and other information, just go our website and follow the links

Ongar Village                   Phone: 01 8260055
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Nephin rd February Newsletter 2011

Mother Hubbard’s February Newsletter 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day!       

Happy Birthday to the following children whose birthday’s are in February……..

Lola who was 4yrs
Harry & Matilda who were 4yrs
Kate who will be 5yrs
Martha who was 2yrs
Nathan will be a big 1year old

Valentine's Day History

There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it "From Your Valentine". Other aspects of the story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying him. In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine.
Gradually, February 14 became the date for exchanging love messages and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. The date was marked by sending poems and simple gifts.

We would like to welcome David who started in the baby room and his parents Audrey & Frank.

Welcome to Conor who also started in the baby room. Conor is Stephen’s little brother!

A big welcome to our two new fish in Montessori, Monty & Dino!!!

We hope you are all very happy here…………………….
If you change your address, mobile number, work phone number can you please inform us here as we can update your details. So if we need to get in contact with you we have your right details.

Please do not let the children bring in toys from home as they sometimes end up being broken or get lost and it can be very upsetting for the child.

Speech & drama - The time has changed to 10am for Speech & Drama on a Friday

Thank You!

Do you have any good quality children’s books at home that you don’t use anymore? If so we would love to take them off your hands, with wear and tear of our books in the centre we are always appreciative of new books for the children.

Montessori Sessional Mid-Term
The sessional Montessori will be closed on the 24th and 25th February for a small mid-term. We re-open on Monday 28th.

Jack & Jill Foundation
We are still collecting old mobile’s for the Jack & Jill Foundation. If you have any lying around please bring them in to us and we will pass them on. Thanks!

Mother Hubbard’s, 19 Nephin Road, Dublin 7. 01 8688460