October 13, 2021

This Month at Tot Spot – October 2021

October will be a busy and exciting month for the children of Tot Spot! Both the three and four-year-old classes will be exploring the themes of Thanksgiving and Halloween through crafts, stories, songs and play. The children will also be learning about some of the animals frequently associated with this time of year. Our Halloween celebrations will be on October 29th and 30th. Wear a costume to school these days! As always, we will focus on the fun aspects of Halloween.

We would like to thank you again for being extremely diligent in keeping your children at home when they are not feeling well. We REALLY appreciate it. When we reopen on October 12th, please ensure that you are reviewing the Alberta Health Daily Checklist (updated version attached) and taking your child’s temperature before coming to school every day. If your child has to miss school for any reason, please phone or email us and let us know the reason for the absence. Thank you for helping us keep Tot Spot healthy and safe for all our families!

September is a busy month for families and we realize it is hard to keep up with all the paper. If you haven’t already done so, please take the time to read the information package emailed to you at the beginning of September. It has a lot of important information that you will find helpful.

There are a few items we would like you to take special note of:

  • Please ensure your child has been to the bathroom before coming to school each day.
  • Please ensure that all snacks are NUT FREE including granola bars and spreads (no peanut butter, almond butter, Nutella, etc.), and that all grapes and cherry/grape tomatoes are cut in half LENGTHWISE. Please send water in a water bottle for your child to have with their snack (no juice boxes please). We find two items are plenty for snack as snack time is only 10-15 minutes long.
  • Please place only the child’s snack bag in the snack bins provided. If your child needs to leave a backpack and/or outdoor clothing at school because someone else is picking them up, please leave these items in the coat room. There are clean hangers at the entrance to the coat room and a box to place used hangers in when leaving.
  • Children do not need a change of clothing at school as we have a large bin of extra clothes for accidents. On rainy or snowy days, please bring a dry pair of shoes (runners are best) to school to change into upon arrival. Wet footwear can be left on the mats in the foyer.
  • Please label all outdoor clothing, boots, snack bags, water bottles and backpacks with your child’s name to prevent mix-ups and help us identify the owner of items left behind.
  • To keep drop off and pick up times running smoothly, please try to arrive during your designated time slots. To comply with AHS recommendations and to eliminate congestion, please social distance in the foyer and visit with other parents outside.

IMPORTANT DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR:

  • October 11th - Thanksgiving Day (no classes)
  • October 12th - Tot Spot Reopens
  • October 13th (am only) / 14th (am & pm) - Photograph Days
  • October 28th/29th – Halloween Celebrations. Wear a costume to school!
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