Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ongar April Newsletter 2011

Mother Hubbards Newsletter
April 2011

Happy Birthday

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

·        Lara C in Montessori who was 4
·        Max in Toddlers who will be 2 
·        Sean in Wobblers who was 1 
·        Jamie in the Baby Room who will be 1 
·        Alex in Afterschool who will be 7 
·        Sarah in Pre-Montessori who is 3 
·        Aaron in Afterschool who will be 9 

We have to say goodbye to Alannah in Pre-Montessori. We will miss you lots!
We have to say a big welcome to Sean who joined us in the Wobbler Room, Thomas who is our Montessori Room and Ayesha who joined our Pre-Montessori Room.
Marta has joined our Pre-Montessori Room alongside Annette on the, we hope she settles in well.

Big Sisters!
Big congratulations to Leah who has a little brother Thomas and Charlotte who has a little sister Roisin. Congratulations to both families on your new arrivals.

Pyjama Day
We had our pyjama day on the 25th March. Thank you so much for your help, we raised 523! This is all going towards a great cause.

Opening Closing Hours
A reminder to all parents that the crèche opens at 7.15am, and closes at 6.30pm. Children will not be accepted in to the crèche before 7.15am. Staff have commitments outside of working hours so we would appreciate if you can make sure your children are picked up by 6.30pm

Holidays coming up….
The centre will be closed for all children on, Good Friday the 22nd April and Easter Monday 25th April.

Sun cream and Sunhats
As warm weather seems to be approaching we ask that all parents supply sun cream and a sunhat for your child. We ask that these are labelled and let in your Childs bag or in crèche. As with Irelands unexpected weather we never know when we will need it!!

We are hoping to finalise our afterschool numbers in the coming weeks. Can all Montessori parents please inform us if your child will be part of our afterschool club and what school they are going to?

Tesco vouchers
We are currently collecting for the Tesco for Schools vouchers so don’t forget while shopping in Tesco to ask for the vouchers and put them in our collection box in the hall!

If you wish to receive our newsletter by email please pass on your email details and we will send it on.

Phone: 01 8260055

Monday, April 18, 2011

Slane Road April Newsletter 2011

Mother Hubbards Childcare Newsletter April 2011

Birthdays in April!
Bartlomiej will be 4 
Hannah was 4 
Maia was 6 

Pyjama Day
Thanks to everyone who raised money for our NCNA Pyjama day in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation, The Hospice Homecare for Children Campaign, we raised €560 for this worthy cause! Well done to all involved! We even got our picture in the Meath Chronicle; a copy of the picture is on the cloakroom door so have a look next time you are passing!!

Easter holidays     
  • We are closed Friday 22nd April for Good Friday & Monday 25th April for Easter Monday.
  • We are also closed Monday the 3rd of May for the bank holiday.
  • The Montessori sessional children will be on mid-term from 18th – 29th April inclusive.

Very important reminder; can all parents please ensure that their child has sun cream and a sunhat on very warm days!

Tesco for Schools
We are currently collecting for the Tesco for Schools vouchers so don’t forget while shopping in Tesco to ask for the vouchers and put them in our collection box in the hall!

What we did in the rooms this month;
The Toddler room made lovely Mothers Day cards and sent some yummy heart shaped biscuits home! They have also being getting ready for Easter by making collage Easter eggs and Easter cards. As the weather has been so nice all the rooms have been out enjoying the sunshine! Toddlers planted some sunflower seeds recently so we can watch them grow over the next few months!
The Pre Montessori room have been learning about cats and dogs and made them out of paper plates. They made lovely Mother Day cards and are currently making all their Easter crafts including baskets with Easter eggs and Easter cards. Their next topic is weather and insects!
Junior Montessori have been learning about their senses, touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell! They made yummy pizza and perfume from fresh flowers as part of their senses week! They have been busy making arts and crafts for Easter. Their colour this month is yellow, their number is 2, their shape is the circle and their letter is C!
Montessori have been learning about Mothers Day and how important it is
To respect and be kind to your mother! They are also learning about the planets and they learned a new song all about planets! They will begin learning about our own planet Earth and then learn about the continents over the next term. They also made lots of lovely Easter crafts and yummy choc buns like birds nests and had an Easter party where two very special guests arrived….two little baby chicks!!! They now have all sound complete in their sound box except q, x, y and z. Once these sounds are done they will then start to revise the sounds again!
Afterschool made lovely perfume smelling flowers for their Mammies for Mothers Day we hope you like them! The children were really proud! They also have been making Easter crafts and will be doing more over the mid term. They have been out enjoying the lovely weather and getting lots of exercise! They also have a trip planned over the mid term to Mellowes Adventure Centre so we hope they all enjoy that!

Lost and Found Box
Our lost and found box is getting very full in the cloakroom so we are doing a clear out! We ask all parents to have a look through it and take anything that belongs to their child by the end of April. Thank You!

Congrats to Shane and Fiona Cassells on the birth of baby Noah!

 Jessica Mc Evoy in the toddler room is doing the mini marathon this June in aid of the Jack and Jill Foundation she has a sponsorship form in the toddler room if anyone wishes to sponsor her! Thank You!

We would like to say farewell to Jessica Mongey in the Junior Montessori room who is leaving us on the 15th April to go travelling we wish her the best of luck!

              Easter time Crafts                                                                                                                               
Food colouring
1.                 Using scissors make a diagonal cut in the upper left corner of the marshmallow.
2. Gently lift the corner and make a snip down the middle.
3. Use your fingers to separate the ears and angle them outward.
4. From the point where the first cut was made, snip to the middle of the marshmallow.
5. Pinch the cut end slightly to form a rounded tail.
6. For the bunny's face, make an 1/4-inch horizontal cut midway between the base of the ears and the bottom of the marshmallow.
7. Create the feet by making a diagonal cut in the lower left corner of the marshmallow. Divide the feet as shown.
8. Using a toothpick dipped in food colouring, draw on the eyes, nose, and whiskers.

Happy Easter from all at Mother Hubbards!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flowerhill's April Newsletter 2011

       Mother Hubbards Newsletter
                      April 2011
What a short Month at school ! We still managed to do lots of fun and exciting things!
                     Look who had a birthday this month…
Happy 3rd Birthday to Niall in the Montessori Room .
Happy 4th Birthday t0 Ella, Andrew & Lulu in the Montessori Room .
Happy 6th Birthday to Maia in the Afterschool room.
                         Holiday Reminder
The Montessori ECCE Sessional children will close for their Easter Holidays today 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.
                              Suncream & Sunhats
As the sun is starting to show its face the odd day, could all parents please send in a sunhat for their child clearly labelled  to be kept in the crèche after the Easter Holidays. Also for parents of sessional children please ensure that they have sun cream applied before coming into the centre. Could parents of all part time and full time children please send in a bottle of sun cream to be kept in the crèche.
                                    Summer Camp
As summer is fast approaching, we are trying to organise a summer camp for July & August. If interested please let us know what week or weeks so we can secure your place as places are limited.                             
                 ECCE Scheme & Afterschool September 2011
If you know of anyone who wishes to enrol their child for the ECCE scheme for September 2011 please tell them to do as soon as possible as spaces are filling up quickly. Also if you are interested in Afterschool for September please enquire in the office. 
We would to thank all who contributed money for Pyjama Day last month. We raised a total of €247.71 for the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Hospice Homecare for Children Programme and the children thoroughly enjoyed the day.

LOOK…what’s been happening in your child’s class this Month…
                              Montessori Room
This Month we have been learning all about the life cycle of the beautiful butterfly. We made some colourful pretty butterflies. We are getting so good at remembering our letter sounds. We have been busy learning the sounds j & z and learning all the words that begin with these sounds .We have also being doing lots of Easter Activities. We made Easter chicks, Easter Cards & yummy chocolate nests. We learnt Easter Poems. Then the Easter Bunny came to visit us today and left lots of treats in the Garden for us. We also had a big party today with face painting and lots of games and treats! Our monthly theme for May will be ‘Under The Sea’ where we will learn all about the different types of fish and sea creatures that live in the water. We will also carry out lots of Art & Crafts relating to this topic. On Friday 6th  May we will have an ‘Under the Sea’ book day where the children will get the chance to bring in a book from home related to fish or Sea creatures which we will look at together at circle time.
                                  Afterschool Room
The afterschool children enjoyed some outdoor play this month. We had fun with bubbles and we enjoyed looking for bugs. We also enjoyed planting cress seeds and seeing how quickly they grow! They spent a lot of time involved in role play games which was very funny to watch! The children also enjoyed making butterfly booklets, Easter crafts and their Easter egg hunt.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nephin Roads April newsletter 2011

Mother Hubbard’s April Newsletter 2011
We have only one birthday this month and that’s Clodagh who was 3 years old.

Happy Birthday Clodagh!

Pyjama Day
We had a great day on PJ Day. The children had lots of fun in their pyjama’s. They made beds and had snack in bed!

Thanks to everyone who has brought back their sponsorship card. We have received €255 so far. If you have not brought back your card please have it back in the centre by Friday 8th April. It’s for a great cause.

Dates for the Diary 
We are closed Friday 22nd April for Good Friday & Monday 25th April for Easter Monday.

We are also closed Monday the 3rd of May for the bank holiday.

The Montessori sessional children will be on mid-term from 18th – 29th April inclusive.
We would like to thank all the parents who donated their old books to the crèche. They are much appreciated. As you can imagine the books get ripped easily here with all the children! Keep bringing them in if you are throwing any away. Also thank you to the parents who brought in some of their toys they do not use anymore. The children here will get great use out of them!
We would like to welcome Demi and her mam Lyndsey to the Toddler room. We hope you are very happy here.

Easter Raffle for Threshold
There are still some lines left to buy for the Easter egg raffle. If you wish to buy a line give your money into Amy in the baby room. €2 per line.

New Dinners/Snack
We have tried our new dinner Chilli Con Carne and it went down a treat. We will be doing this dinner instead of the Macaroni & Cheese as the children are not too keen on it.

The Tuna and Mayonnaise wraps went down well too. We’ll try them again and see how they go.

Just a reminder for those who have not yet brought in suncream can you bring it in as soon as you can. Thank you.

Staff Training
Michelle & Ciara have recently completed their manual handling. Well done girls!

If you have not informed Catherine if your child will need afterschool in September 2011 can you please do as soon as possible?

Lost & Found
There is a bag in the cloakroom with clothes. Can you look through it to see if you own any of the items otherwise they will be given to charity?
Happy Easter
from all the Staff at Mother Hubbard’s
Mother Hubbard’s
19 Nephin Road,
Dublin 7
01 8688460