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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