February 2022

February 1, 2022

A message from our teachers:

Happy New Year! We hope everybody had a wonderful holiday. 🙂 We are happy to see your faces again! May we be happy and healthy this year as well. 

In January, teachers introduced big foamy blocks to the children. It was a huge hit and they immediately started building many awesome structures, such as vehicles, cannons and trains, a house, and a fort. In the fort, children pretended a red circle mat was a campfire and started cooking food. It was really fun to see how excited the children were to share their creative ideas and they continued expanding on different ideas. 

Our popular story of “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” was back in the classroom this month with props. Children had so much fun playing the roles and telling the story by themselves. We’re amazed at how well they memorized the story lines.

We had many little nurses and doctors in the classroom this month. This fun activity started when a child pretended to fall from the train that the child built with the big foam blocks. Once children got out their doctor kits, they immediately put stethoscopes on their ears and started pretending to be doctors and nurses. It was amazing to see how they used their vocabulary and procedures to take care of the patients.

Outside of the classroom, we all enjoyed visiting the Art Gallery this month. It is always a pleasure to see and talk about the art created by the local artists. We also took both of the 4-year-old classes for a nature walk. It was such a great experience walking through the park listening to birds singing, looking and touching the moss growing on the trees, stepping on the muddy ground, and talking about the squirrels running around the field. 

We’ll continue acknowledging and celebrating the Lunar New Year in the first week of February. Our classroom looks amazing with some Lunar New Year decorations, coffee filter dragons that we dyed with watercolours, and paper lanterns that the 4-year-old kids made. We will also celebrate Family Day and Valentine’s Day by thinking about the families and friends whom we love. We are planning to make a Friendship Salad to appreciate people around us in February. 🙂 

Thank you for reading! 

From the teachers

A message from our executive team:

Hello and happy February to all of our QPPS Families!
We hope you are doing well and enjoying the lovely pockets of sunshine over the last few days.
Despite this month being the shortest of all, the teachers have a bunch of exciting activities planned for the Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and Family Day!
We also have some fun fundraiser surprises coming up from Robyn and her team, so keep an eye on your inbox for more details.
Wishing you all a lovely month!
The Executive Team 

An update on our fundraisers:

Thank you so much to our volunteer fundraising coordinator Robyn Faustman and all of our QPPS families for helping us reach our annual goal of $7,500! We have an exciting outdoor project coming up that spring fundraising will go towards–stay tuned for more details!


Update on enrollment:

We are happy to provide registration information for the upcoming school year starting September 2022! February 9th is alumni registration, and February 12th is new student registration. Please check out our website’s enrolment page (qpps.ca/enrollment) for full enrollment details.


A recipe to try: Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Here’s a fun twist on the classic oven fries: baked sweet potato fries! They’re simple to make and are perfect for a side dish with dinner or a snack on their own. Check out Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries, courtesy of Kathryne Taylor, Cookie and Kate: cookieandkate.com/baked-sweet-potato-fries


Photo and recipe courtesy of Cookie and Kate, cookieandkate.com.


A book to read: Windows

Written by Julia Denos and illustrated by E. B. Goodale, this is a lovely picture book that explores the magic in our very own backyards. Follow a child and dog during their evening walk. Together, they take in the sights and sounds of their neighbourhood and their neighbours as the sun is setting.


QPPS teachers



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