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 for Speech & Drama on a Friday
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!
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