On Thursday, 4 August we were given the chance to watch Zootopia at the Athenium Theatre as part of Local Government week. The children loved their popcorn and comfy cinema chairs and behaved beautifully, making their teachers very proud! It was a lovely experience for the children, and we would like to thank the Junee Shire Council, and in particular Nicole Barton, for looking after us so well. We would also like to thank the parent volunteers who came with us to help out.
A NEW ARRIVAL
Congratulations to Carla and her family on the safe arrival of Milton Ingold! He is just beautiful and we can’t wait to meet him and have cuddles!
UPDATES TO WEBSITE
If you haven’t looked at our website in a while, now’s the time to have a look around! We have made some updates to include a calendar of upcoming events, and a photo gallery. Hopefully the upcoming events page will make it easier to keep up with what’s happing at Preschool. This term we have lots happening, so when in doubt check out the website!
We also have two new email addresses for the classrooms, which will be easier for everyone to remember.
To email educators in 100 Aker Wood please use email@example.com.
For educators in Mr McGregor’s Garden, please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been working on developing our Bush Kindy program since receiving the overwhelmingly positive response to our questionnaire. We are hoping to start the program in a few weeks time, and will send information out to parents once everything is confirmed.
ELLA - JAPANESE APPS
As you already know we are taking part in a trial of a language learning program designed to help young children engage with other languages and cultures. ELLA (Early learning languages Australia) have now released an app for families which is available to download for free from iTunes. The app provides information about the language the children are learning and the activities they are taking part in, so that families can support their children at home in learning Japanese. At this stage the apps are only available to download on tablets. Look for “Polyglots Japanese Family App” on iTunes or Googleplay.
LITTLE GROOVERS ON THE GREEN
Our very own music festival is not far away! It is shaping up to be a terrific day and we’re hoping to draw a big crowd from around the region. If you would like to be part of our major fundraiser for this year, there are several ways you can help. We will be holding a lolly and merchandise stall as well as a BBQ and need volunteers to help run these. We are also looking for businesses to sponsor the event, so if you know of anyone that has a business that you could approach, please let us know! I will be putting up a roster for volunteers in the foyer, so if you are interested in the helping the Preschool on our big day, please put your name on a roster or talk to one of the educators. Tickets to the day are available online here or from Preschool.
For important dates for this term please click here.