Monday, March 28, 2011

Flowerhill March Newsletter 2011

Mother Hubbards Newsletter
March 2011
Sadly we say goodbye to Aisling our Montessori Teacher. We are very sad to see Aisling go but we wish her all the very best in the future and we would like to say a big thank you for being  such a great teacher.
We would also like to say a very warm welcome to Maura our new Montessori Teacher who started this week. We hope Maura will be very happy here at Mother Hubbards.
Look who had a birthday this month…
Happy 4th Birthday to Nina in the Montessori room who celebrated her birthday on Thursday!
The Montessori ECCE Sessional children will finish for their Easter Holidays on Friday 15th April at 12 pm and reopen on Monday 3rd May at 9am. The school will be closed for all children on Friday 22nd April ,Monday 25th April and Monday 2nd May.

LOOK…what’s been happening in your child’s class this Month…
                                  Montessori Room
It has been non stop learning and fun throughout the month of March in the Montessori Room! We have been learning all about the season of Spring and the changes that are taking place outside. We have also been learning about our favourite things, our feelings, our emotions and all about each others families. We have being keeping up with our sounds learning u, l, f & b and learning all the words that begin with these sounds. We have also been revising our numbers 1-10 and playing lots of number games. We had lots of fun days in March like helping to make Pancakes for pancake Tuesday. We also had a green day in which all the children and teachers made a great effort in wearing lots of green clothes and accessories and we had a wonderful parade marching around the garden. We also spent the whole previous week learning about the country we’re living in and learning various Irish words and songs. The children really enjoyed this week.  To finish off the Month we had our annual Pyjama Day. It was such a novelty getting to spend the whole day in our comfy pyjamas! Next month will be an exciting month also as we celebrate Easter with lots of fun activities including an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden! We will also begin the Month talking about those very special & important people in our lives ‘Our Mothers’ and we might even make them a special surprise for Mothers Day.

                         Afterschool Room
The afterschool children enjoyed spring painting and having some yummy pancakes on Pancake Tuesday. They celebrated St. Patricks Day making cards and having a green day party! They also enjoyed making sunflower crafts and changing into their pyjamas straight after school on pyjama day!! Next month we will  have an Easter egg hunt for the afterschool children! We will  also carry out various Arts & Crafts activities for Easter & Mothers Day.

151 Blackcastle Lodge                          Phone: 046-9070558
Flowerhill                                           Fax:  046-9070670
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Monday, March 7, 2011

nephin Road's march Newsletter 2011

Mother Hubbard’s March Newsletter 2011

Conor in Montessori will be 5yrs old
David will be 1years old
Conor in the baby room will be 1yrs          

Tesco for Schools & Clubs
We are collecting the tesco vouchers again this year. We did really well last year. If you have any please bring them in & we will be able to get some equipment for the centre. Thank You!

Pyjama Day
The NCNA National Pyjama day will take place on Friday 25th March. This year all monies raised will go to The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) ‘Hospice Homecare for Children’ programme.
To raise some money we would ask that whoever wears there pyjamas in pay €3 and the children will get a sponsorship card to raise money for wearing their pyjamas on the day. Maybe the staff will wear their pyjamas too!!
We will all have a great day!

We are closed on the 17th March for St. Patrick’s Day.

Montessori Sessional – children will be off 17th & 18th March.
Also a reminder that the sessional class starts at 9am & finishes at 12pm.

Pancake Tuesday will be on the 8th March. Sessional children do not have to bring in lunch this day if they do not want to. Cathy will be busy making lots of pancakes for everyone!

Easter Egg Raffle
There is a large Easter egg (from the Chocolate Warehouse) for raffle in aid of Threshold (National Housing Charity). It is €2 per line. If you wish to buy a line please ask a member of staff or leave your money in the baby room with Amy. The egg is in the baby room if you wish to have a look!

It’s that time of year again when the sun is coming out & it is getting warmer. We would ask all parents to bring in suncream over the next few weeks so we have it here. Children are not allowed outside during the hot weather without suncream on. We would ask that you bring in factor 30 and over. Thank you!

New Food
Over the next few weeks Cathy is going to try a new snack and a new dinner.

The snack will be warmed wraps with tuna, sweetcorn & mayonnaise.
The dinner will be chilli con carne served with rice.

If there is any problems with your child having these foods please let us know.
We will let you know how it goes!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

from everyone at Mother Hubbard’s

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

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Flowerhill february Newsletter 2011

             Mother Hubbards Newsletter
February 2011

Firstly we would like to send a warm welcome to our four new children
here at Mother Hubbards Flowerhill-
Olgierd  Latarowski & Titas Bansevicius in the Montessori Room & Aine & Eimear Donegan in the afterschool room. We hope you really enjoy your time here!
Look who had a birthday this month…
In the Montessori room Eimear, Darragh & Muddasser all celebrated their 4th Birthday and in the Afterscool room Eimear celebrated her 12th Birthday. Many happy returns everyone!!
The Montessori ECCE Sessional children will have their mid term break at the end of this week on 23rd, 24th & 25th February. Mother Hubbards Childcare Centre will be closed for everyone on 17th March and on 18th March the ECCE Sessional Children will have no school.
LOOK…what’s been happening in your child’s class this Month…
                          Montessori Room
What a busy month in the Montessori Room! We learnt all about the seven continents talking about where they are on the globe and learning interesting little facts about these places. We have being keeping up with our sounds learning m, g & o and learning all the words that begin with these sounds. We have also been learning the written numerals 8, 9 & 10 and the quantities that go with these numbers. We had fun learning about Chinese New Year-The Year of the Rabbit and we enjoyed making funny rabbit masks. The highlight of the Month though had to be Valentines Day. On the lead up to it we were busy making cards, decorating the classroom and making yummy chocolate chip heart shaped cookies! On the day all the children made a real effort and really did dress to impress. We then all got to dance to some romantic love music. After this we had a fun party with chocolate hearts and jelly hearts. The children really enjoyed it! Next month will be an exciting month also with our Monthly theme ‘All about Me’ and St. Patricks Day and Pyjama Day! We will be having a green day on 16th so don’t forget all your green clothes and of course your pyjamas on 25th!!

                         Afterschool Room
The children in the afterschool room have been taking part in lots of role play this month playing hairdresser, school and restaurant. They also enjoyed making Valentines Day cards and our Valentines Day party.  Also don’t forget your green clothes on 16th and your pyjamas on 25th!
                                   Stretch & Grow
The Montessori children are really enjoying the Stretch ‘N’ Grow Class and look forward to it every week. They received a little booklet in which they colour a picture relating to the class when it finishes. They will bring home this booklet after the 10 week session is complete.

151 Blackcastle Lodge                          Phone: 046-9070558
Flowerhill                                           Fax:  046-9070670
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