Thursday, June 16, 2016

newsletter Slane road June 2016

Mother Hubbards Newsletter
June 2016

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to everyone celebrating their big day during June. We hope you have a wonderful day.

Topic of the Month
With the introduction of charges for waste collection by weight pending in July, recycling is on people’s minds more than ever now. Below is a list of the items which can and cannot be currently recycled. The Montessori and preschool groups will be covering recycling as a theme over the coming weeks.

The following items CAN be recycled:
·        Drink cans and food tins
·        Tetra-Pak cartons
·        Newspapers, pamphlets, envelopes, books, magazines, paper bags
·        All plastic bottles
·        Cardboard
The following items CANNOT be recycled:
·        Plastic bags – black bags, bin liners, shopping bags, bread wrappers, crisp bags
·        Coal bags, compost and fertiliser bags, pet-food bags or pouches
·        Plastic film – cling film, wrappers, packaging, bubble wrap
·        Hard plastics – toys etc
·        Tin-foil or tin trays – i.e. disposable barbecue trays, take-away food containers
·        No meat, poultry or fish (raw or cooked) wrappers, trays or packaging
·        Glass/ceramics
·        Clothes/shoes
·        Green waste (kitchen or garden)
Important Dates for your Diary
Monday 7th June is a bank holiday and the centre will be closed for all children.
Montessori & Preschool (Jenny, Grace & Gillian’s groups) will go on a trip to Red Mountain Open Farm on Thursday 16th June – further details to follow.

Graduations will be as follows:
Montessori (Jenny & Grace):      Tuesday 21st June
Preschool (Gillian):                   Wednesday 22nd June
ECCE children’s last day            Wednesday 29th June.

Final Thought
If your child is finishing with us at the end of June and embarking on their next adventure in life, we hope that your child has enjoyed their time with us. We would like to thank you, as parents, for your co-operation over the last number of months. We would like to wish all of the boys and girls well on the next chapter of their lives – big school and we will miss them all.

The Nothing Poem

When children come home
At the end of the day,
There’s a question they’re asked
As they scurry to play.
“Tell me, what did you do in school today?”
“Nothing. I did nothing today!”
Perhaps nothing means that I played with blocks.
Tied my own shoes, or found beautiful rocks.
Maybe the monarchs hatched today.
Or maybe I found a new friend to play.
Maybe today was the very first time
My scissors followed a very straight line.
Perhaps I learned a new song, and sang all the words,
Or I touched a feather from the strangest of birds.
When you’re in preschool and your heart has wings,
“Nothing” can mean some wonderful things!

~ Author Unknown