January 2024

Happy New Year!  We trust everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends over the holidays.  We would like to start off 2024 by thanking you for your generous donations to the Salvation Army Food and Toy Drive!  We had several boxes of food and toys that went to families that needed a little extra support this holiday season.  Thank you!

We will begin the new year exploring many things associated with winter through crafts, games and stories. After completing our winter theme, the four year old classes will be learning about bears and penguins while the three year old classes will be exploring different types of transportation. Our special day this month will be Pyjama Day (January 25th/26th) so wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite stuffy to school this day!  Show and Share will also begin the beginning of February for children in the 4 year old program.  Watch for further details later this month!

Registration for the 2024/2025 school year is fast approaching! There are three ways to register this year.

  1. Email – Fill out, scan (or take a picture) and email the registration forms to info@totspotpreschool.ca.
  2. In Person – Fill out the registration forms and drop them off in person at Tot Spot Preschool.
  3. Online – Go to www.totspotpreschool.ca and register online.

January 15th @ 9:00 am – Registration (email, in person and online) opens to returning families.

Please note:  Registrations received before 9:00 am on January 15th will not be processed until the afternoon.

January 22nd @ 9:00 am – Registration (email, in person and online) opens to the public.

Please note:  Registrations received before 9:00 am on January 22nd will not be processed until the afternoon.

Registration forms will be available at the school January 11th and 12th.  A digital copy will be emailed to families on January 11th.  Registration forms need to be accompanied with a $75.00 registration fee (etransfer to info@totspotpreschool.ca or cheque/cash) to secure a spot as well as a completed Pre-Authorized Debit Form or post-dated cheques.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Tot Spot t-shirts are a long standing tradition at Tot Spot.  You will have the opportunity to purchase a “Having Fun at Tot Spot” t-shirt with your child’s handprints on it.  Watch for further details at the end of this month!

We could use some large jar lids!  We are collecting jar lids that are about 3 in/8 cm in diameter (or bigger).  If you are finishing off something with a large lid, instead of recycling it – bring it to school!

Just a gentle reminder that the children need a pair of shoes (running shoes are best) to change into at school and wet footwear/boots should be placed on the mats in the foyer.  Please make sure boots are labelled with your child’s name and ensure your child has the correct boots when leaving.  Please note:  we do practice fire drills and don’t have time to stop to put on winter boots!  We would also like to remind you to have your child use the washroom before coming to school or use the washrooms down the hall to the right of the sanctuary before coming in to class.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lynn Van Gorp (founder, former owner and teacher of Tot Spot Preschool) a week before Christmas.  Lynn and her love for children will be remembered fondly. 

Important Dates To Remember:

January 15th – registration opens @ 9:00 am for past and present Tot Spot families.

January 22nd – registration opens @ 9:00 am to the public.

January 25th/26th – Pyjama Day – wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite stuffy to school this day!

February 13th – Valentine Celebrations for T/TH am classes and all afternoon classes. February 14th – Valentine Celebrations for MWF am classes.

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