January 2023

January 1, 2023

Message From Our Teachers

Happy New Year to all of our families on behalf of your teachers!

We sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyable winter break. It is hard to believe that we are already ushering in 2023. Where has the time gone? The first four months of preschool have flown by!

In January we are excited to have a visitor in our 3’s and 4’s classes! Owl Orphaned Wildlife (OWL) is a non profit society dedicated to the survival of raptors. They rescue, rehabilitate and release. The society also has an interactive educational component and will visit us this month on January 11th and 12th!

This month we also look forward to our art gallery visit and spending time in our new sandbox in the forest yard! The children’s curiosity and enjoyment  in dressing up and pretend play as doctors and nurses and veterinarians will continue until the children are no longer showing interest. Soon we will begin creating art for our upcoming spring art exhibit. Thank you all for a wonderful first four months of preschool. 2022 was amazing and we cannot wait to share, grow, play and learn together in the months ahead.

In the month of January we will host a practicum student Sarah Bellamy.

Sarah is an alumni of QPP having attended as a student when she was a young child! Sarah will be with us for her 1st practicum. We really look forward to supporting her education journey and acting as mentors and encouragers. Thank you for helping Sarah feel welcome.

With gratitude and warmth,
your teachers Ms. Donna, Ms. Heidi, Ms. Henda and Ms. Natalie

Don’t forget to take a look at our social media profiles for glimpses of our days’ activities and interactions! Follow facebook.com/QPPSNewWest on Facebook and instagram.com/qppsnewwest on Instagram.

January Events and Important Dates

**The school will reopen on January 3rd.**

  • January 2nd: School closed in lieu of New Years day.
  • January 3rd: School reopen.
  • January 10th: General Meeting @ 7PM at the Preschool.
  • January 11th: Owl Orphaned Wildlife (OWL) visit for 4s.
  • January 12th: Owl Orphaned Wildlife (OWL) visit for 3s.

Craft Corner: 2023 Rabbit Family

Help celebrate 2023’s Year of the Rabbit with this fluffy rabbit doll craft!
This simple craft is perfect for role playing. Make one, two, or a whole rabbit family!

Materials: Plastic gloves, tissue paper, wooden chopsticks, markers, pompoms, double-sided tape.

1. Draw the rabbit face and ears on the plastic gloves, sticking down 3 of the glove fingers behind.
2. Make a rabbit nose by attaching double-sided tape to a pompom.
3. Pack tissue paper in the plastic gloves to fill the rabbit’s face.
4. Place the chopstick in the middle of the tissue paper and opening of the glove.
5. Tie the opening of the glove under the rabbit’s face with string to hold the chopstick in place.

Your rabbit is now complete and ready to hop into the new year!

Reading Room: Ringing In The New Year

This January 2023 we will ring in the new year through many different types of celebrations. Here are some books to help inspire parties, read about traditions of other families, and learn about different celebrations from around the world.

Happy New Year Everywhere by Arlene Erlbach.

P. Bear’s New Year’s Party by Paul Owen Lewis.

A New Year’s Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong.






We are always here to support you! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask our teachers.


QPPS teachers


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