School & Nursery Applications
All School and Nursery applications should have been submitted by now. If you have not submitted an application, please visit the main office to get the appropriate paperwork. Children who have turned 4 in January or February are eligible to apply for both School and Nursery. Please see your child’s teacher – Mrs. Westacott or Miss Fraser – for advice or questions about which choice would be most appropriate for your child.
Buggies & Scooters
Please do no leave buggies and scooters outside of the Nursery. They can get in the way, and we cannot guarantee their safety as this is a public area. Thank you for your cooperation.
Wow Board – Celebrating Achievements
We have added a new “Wow Board” just outside of the Nursery doors. We hope to use this board to celebrate the children’s accomplishments in and out of school. We want to encourage you as parents to add to this board to share any achievements your child has made. This could be reaching a new level in a class such as swimming, learning how to zip their jacket, or helping make a meal at home. You can add photos and a brief description of the accomplishment and put it up on the board.
Sticker Books – Praising Good Behaviour
The children in the Red and Blue Nurseries have each been given their own sticker book to keep in their tray. When children earn a sticker for various desirable behaviours, they can put it in their sticker book. Staff will write a brief note about why they earned their sticker. We encourage you to have a wee look at their achievements and praise them to continue reinforcing desirable behaviour both at home and in Nursery. Please make sure these sticker books don’t make their way home.
Please remember that library books are to be brought back to Nursery on Thursdays. New books are issued on Fridays. Please take the time to read with your child at home. This is a special and important time you can spend together. Reading aloud to children helps develop vocabulary, imagination, print awareness, attention span, and social skills. These are all great skills to development as your children get ready to start school.
The children’s Learning Journeys are displayed in the cloakroom on bookshelves. We want to encourage you all to take a few minutes to look at your child’s Learning Journey to see what they have been up to in Nursery. We also want to welcome you to add to them. You can add photos, drawings, dialogue, or a wee note to tell what your child has done at home. We want to get a clear, well rounded picture of your child represented in their Learning Journeys. If we can get you to add to them too, this will help accomplish our goal.