Monday, 6 November 2017

December Story time


November Newsletter


HANSEL & GRETEL PRESCHOOL
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents,                                                                                    
The last month seems to have flown by! Our pre-schoolers enjoyed many different fall activities. Sticking their little hands in a pumpkin and scooping seeds out with their fingers turned into a memorable experience for many of the children. We read the book “The Runaway pumpkin” and learned many new Fall related rhymes and songs.  Our students took pumpkins outside and watched them roll down the hill. We also pretended to be a flock of geese, honking and “flying” through the park in a shape of a “V”.
The highlight was our field trip to Dutch Growers Hay maze. All of our little ones found their way out of the maze! Way to go! Thank you to all parents and grand parents who were able to join us for this fun trip. Your help was greatly appreciated!
NOVEMBER THEME: HOW DO ANIMALS PREPARE FOR THE WINTER?
As a continuation of our Fall unit, the children will learn about how different animals prepare for  winter and adapt to the cold. We will start off by talking about what happens to animals’ bodies when they hibernate and go into deep sleep. We will study a variety of different animals (bears, birds, squirrels, frogs, ladybugs, etc.) and learn about how they protect themselves from the cold.
GERMAN St. MARTIN’S FEST  (Lantern Parade): TUE-THU CLASS NOV 16
Every year our preschool celebrates St. Martin’s Day that many people in Germany and other countries in Europe celebrate in November. Children will learn about the St. Martin legend and we invite you to join us for a little lantern parade at the end of class that day. There will be a poster hanging in the hallway with more information about this traditional holiday
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: MONDAY, NOV 20 @ 7P.M.
Hansel & Gretel Preschool will hold their AGM on Monday, Nov 20st @ 7p.m. In order for our preschool to run smoothly and to develop goals  we rely on the support of our families. Please consider attending this meeting! The AGM is another unique chance to meet parents and board members from our preschool.
HIBERNATION CELEBRATION DAY: TUE-THU CLASS NOV 21 (M-W-F CLASS NOV 22)
(Children are welcome to wear their Pj’s and bring their favourite stuffy or Teddy)
We will wrap up our hibernation unit with our annual ‘Hibernation Day” and our classroom will turn into caves and shelter places for our little “bears”. You might hear a lot of snoring and roaring that day. Hibernation games like “sleeping quietly in your cave” are a perfect activity to practice lock down drills. During a School lock down drill the students are supposed to gather in the corner of our classroom and stay very quiet for about 5 minutes!
NOVEMBER DATES

Monday 6/7
Scholastic Book Orders are due; Care Partner activities
Thursday 9
PD day, no school
Friday 10              
S.T.A. Convention, no school 
Monday 13             
Stat. Holiday (Remembrance Day), no school
Tuesday 14            
Picture Day Tue-Thu class
Wed 15, Thur 16     
St. Martin Lantern parade (last 15 minutes of class time, please join us)
Monday 20             
Annual General Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
Tue 21, Wed 22
Hibernation Day (come in your PJ’s and bring your teddy or favourite stuffy)
DECEMBER DATES
Tue 5, Wed 6     Nikolaus Visit and Celebration
(All families are invited to celebrate with us from 10:00 -11:45 a.m.) We would greatly appreciate if you could bring some Christmas baking/cookies on that day. We will provide coffee, tea, hot chocolate and traditional German mulled fruit punch.

Dec 21/22         Last Day before Christmas break. School will resume January 8, 2018

Frau Lorenz will be filling in for Frau Hecker and lead teaching from November 23 – Nov 29.
If you need to contact her during this time, please call her at: 306 220-4830 or email riss@sasktel.net
As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Uli Hecker