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May Updates

   Ms. Bee's dog Leia made her special visit to program! Everyone was given the chance to hold her and take a picture with her. Leia was a bit nervous but happy to be getting all of the attention and snuggles! Here are a few pictures from her visit

The Children have been exploring their creative expression side and took interest in doing different art experiences. We created spring light catchers for the windows in the shape of our hands, created glue & food colouring rainbows, bottle bottom sea turtles, and fuse bead figurines. The children had a great day at our program when we planned the pizza/electronic day. The dominoes pizza delivery was a hit! & Ms. Bee surprised the group by painting arm tattoos. Our all day Friday combining with St. Gabes also was a success as we did a spring clean up collecting garbage and recyclables. The children's favourite part was when we went for slushies afterwards!



Parent Reminders:

-Full Day Fridays:
May 4
-We will be combining with St. Gabes and going swimming at the YMCA (Email sent with further details)

May 18

-Bike, Scooter, and Dairy Queen Day
-An email will be sent with further information

OSC Will be Closed on May. 21 for STAT

-Please start bringing in labelled sunblock for your children as the warm weather is approaching

-Remember to let staff know if your children will not be attending OSC

OSC phone: 780-792-6526
OSC Email: sposc@fmcsd.ab.ca
















April Updates

    Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful and fun Easter break. We would like to start off this newsletter by giving a BIG thank you to Mr. Thibodeau for making us a picnic table for our program. The kids were all very excited to have this addition to the room. We all signed our names on the table and it's used everyday!
       Last month there was a huge interest in dramatic play. We added some new bins of dramatic play clothing for the children which included costumes, clothes, scarfs, shoes, and purses. The children started to set up a clothing store and displayed all the items around the room and set up a cash register. We expanded on their play by bringing in some shoe boxes for them to sell the shoes in. The clothing store was a huge success and later expanded on to other ideas such as a variety store that also sold toys and board games, putting on a fashion show, and pretending to travel in an airport with their own boarding passes they made.
The children have been seeing pictures of Ms. Bee's cute little dog Leia and are inquiring about seeing her. Ms. Bee agreed to take her dog in program for the afternoon if we can get every parent's approval. Her dog is a  hypoallergenic Teacup Yorkie. We will send out an email regarding this idea where you can provide us with a response and/or ask any questions you may have. Here is a picture of Leia.


Parent Reminders:

-There will be a Full Day Friday on April 20 and April 27 this month
-An email will be sent with further information

-You are still welcome to bringing in any family photos that you would like to share with us

-As Spring is approaching we are getting HUGE puddles behind the school and we will be going outside everyday that the weather permits. Please send your children in splash pants and rubber boots so they can enjoy the puddles without getting too wet.

-Please remember to let staff know if your children will not be attending OSC

OSC phone: 780-792-6526
OSC Email: sposc@fmcsd.ab.ca








MarcUpdates

    The children collected plenty of plastic bottles, covers, and kabab sticks for their ongoing car project. A big thank you to all the parents who helped collect the items for us ! It was definitely a trial and error experiment, but in the end we figured out a way to make the cars work the most effectively. The children created a car racing stadium out of the wooden blocks to test out their cars and for dramatic play. 

    In addition to the car making experiments, the interest in sensory and slime still continues! 
We spent an all day Friday in February making our own slime with the St. Kateri group. A few of the children researched different types of slime since then that we're going to try out later this month. The children are also still continuing to have fun in the snow! There is pictures below from our group sliding day.

Parent Reminders:

-Pizza Party on March.8

-Full Day Friday on March.16
-Skating at Mac Island ($2/child)

-Full Day Friday on March.23
-An email will be sent with further information

-OSC will be closed on Friday, March.30 for Good Friday

-OSC will be closed from April.2 - 6 for Easter Break

-You are still welcome to bringing in any family photos that you would like to share with us 

-Please continue to send your children in appropriate outdoor clothing

-Please remember to let staff know if your children will not be attending OSC

OSC phone: 780-792-6526
OSC Email: sposc@fmcsd.ab.ca









February Updates




Last month the children were extremely focused on construction and building army bases out of magna tiles - This interest was carried on into the month of February and the children expanded on it by using big wooden blocks, cardboard boxes, tables, and chairs to build larger sized bases. The bases were used for army men and cars. After observing this huge interest in construction it led to an ongoing project of starting to collect recyclable materials to create home made cars for their bases. These cars can be made using simple materials such as popsicle sticks, plastic bottles, bottle covers, kabab sticks, elastic bands, and balloons. If you have any of these materials at home that you would like to donate for the children to create their cars we would greatly appreciate it !

In addition to the construction interest, the children have also been exploring with the sensory/science experience of making snow globes using huge blocks of frozen ice, salt, and food colouring. The children created some magical looking globes and learned about ice and salt reactions.


Parent Reminders:

-There will be a Full Day Friday on February 16
    -An email will be sent with further information

-OSC will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Family Day

-OSC will be closed from February 26 - March 2 for Teachers Convention

-We are still working on our family photo board, please bring in any photos that you would like to share with us 

-Send your children in warm outdoor clothing - We will be going outside up to -20 C

-Please remember to let staff know if your children will not be attending OSC

OSC phone: 780-792-6526
OSC Email: sposc@fmcsd.ab.ca













January Updates

December came and went in the blink of an eye! The children explored their creative expression and made all different types of christmas decor for the tree, the room, accessories for their hair, and christmas cookies. Last month there was also a huge interest in cozy fires, camping & making forts. We spent an all day Friday setting up tents and forts in the gym and the children made fire places out of different materials for the gym and the classroom.

Parent Reminders:

-There will be a Full Day Friday on January 19 this month
    -An email will be sent with all the details

-OSC will be closed on Feb. 2 for a Professional Development Day

-Please don't hesitate to bring in any family photos that you would like to share with us for our family board 

-Send your children in warm outdoor clothing - We will be going outside up to -20 C

-Please remember to let staff know if your children will not be attending OSC

OSC phone: 780-792-6526
OSC Email: sposc@fmcsd.ab.ca

























December Updates



The Children were really getting into the Christmas spirit since November. They worked together to make different christmas ornaments for our tree and christmas decorations for the room such as fold up christmas trees, santa clause/elf emojis, reindeers, and glitter snowflakes! They have also been having a great time sliding outside and building snow castles and snowmen.


Parent Reminders:

-Full day Fridays are on Dec. 1, 15, and 22 this month
    -On Dec. 15th we will be going to see the movie Coco - Please remember to bring $15 for your child

-OSC will be closed on Dec.23 and reopening on Jan.8

-Send your children in warm outdoor clothing - We will be going outside up to -20 C

-Please remember to let staff know if your children will not be attending OSC


Huge interest in Construction:

Lately the children have been really interested in building cities and houses with the blocks. They were very creative with it and used cereal boxes to make a hospital and hotel building. They have great pride in their block creations.


      






November Updates

Last month was a blast and went by so quickly ! Ms. Bee did face and arm paintings for the whole month of October and the children were very excited about their body art. There was also a huge interest in everything sensory. The children were exploring with orbeez, making slime, and stress balls. During these experiences, they practiced their hand-eye coordination, math/measurement skills, fine motor skills, and built up hand strength. The children also had some fun out in the snow - working together to make
 huge snowballs !


Parent Reminders:

-There will be a full day Friday on Nov. 10 & OSC will be closed on Monday, Nov.13

-Please send your children in warm outdoor clothing - Warm coat, Snow pants, Boots, 
Hats, and Mits. We will be going outside up to -20 C

-Children should have their own pair of indoor shoes to wear in program

-Please remember to let staff know if your children will not be attending OSC


Pictures from our Field Trip to Dunvegan Garden:










Welcome Back New and Returning Children!
September Updates

 

We are v
er
excited to start off the new year here at St. Paul's OSC. As a group, the children decided to call themselves the STORM TROOPERS.

Upcoming Dates:

September. 15 - No School/FULL DAY OSC (Please remember to pack lunch)
September. 22 - No School/FULL DAY OSC (Please remember to pack lunch)


Reminders:

Please bring weather appropriate clothing for your children and a change of clothes



OSC phone: 780-792-6526
OSC Email: sposc@fmcsd.ab.ca


Thank you!
Hope you have a great September and there are more updates and pictures to come
Erika & Bernice








































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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