March 2023

March 1, 2023

Message From Our Teachers

February was jam packed with many events and exciting activities. We celebrated Valentine’s day with cards and friendship fruit salad. We acknowledged Pink shirt day and talked about kindness. We had many opportunities to practice kindness in preschool with our interactions with peers and teachers, as well as caring for our classroom guinea pig, Toasty Marshmallow.

Our practicum student completed her practicum this month. The children enjoyed playing with her and participated fully in the activities she brought to the classroom.

Police Visit
The 4 year old classes were visited by a local police officer and together we learned more about the important role the police have in our community and we saw the inside of a police car!

Art Gallery
Visiting our art gallery upstairs every month is a highlight as we learn to appreciate a variety of art media and styles. We are working hard to create art for our own art show in April.

This month started and ended with snow and playing in snow is always magical. It transforms our play yard and we have so much fun outside.

Some of the highlights in play this month included the ‘Not a Box’ exploration; self portrait drawings and watercolour art; cats and dogs play; selling cupcakes and bread in our ‘shop’; playing in the sand box and forest yard; and of course trains and tracks.

In March we will have a two week school holiday and the last day will be the 10th of March. We will start up again on the 27th of March.

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

Art Show Update

Annual Preschool Art Show coming up:
Rock Paper Scissors
March 29th – April 9th 2023
Private opening night for current and enrolled for September 2023 families:
Wednesday March 29th from 6-8 PM in the Gallery in The Park
(a private opening for our members and their extended family only) details to follow.
The art exhibit itself runs gallery hours from March 30th through to April 9th. All are welcome. Open to the public.

March Events and Important Dates

  • March 3rd: Neufeld Farms fundraiser pick up.
  • March 7th: General Meeting @ 7PM at the Preschool.
  • March 13th – 26th: School closed for Spring Break.
  • March 20th: Purdy’s fundraiser closes. Pick up the following week.
  • March 27th: School reopen. 
  • March 29th: Annual preschool art show opening night @ Gallery in The Park.

March Fundraising

There will be another fundraiser order with Purdy’s this month – families can stock up for Easter! More information will be sent out this first week of March with an order start date and will end March 20th, with delivery happening the week after. Stay tuned!

Craft Corner: Paper Cup Flowers

March is about getting excited for spring! Let’s get blooming with our kids to create these beautiful spring flowers and use the opportunity to discuss what this season will bring.

Materials: Paper cups, scissors, drinking straw, tape, crayons/markers and stickers.

1. Cut the paper cups with scissors starting from the lip to the base. Note that thinner cuts create more beautiful petals, but less room to decorate. As always please supervise children when using scissors.
2. Decorate your petals with crayons, markers, or stickers. You can add some personality to your flower by drawing a face on the base of the cup.
3. Tape a straw to the back of the decorated flower for the stem.
4. Use another paper cup and turn it over for the flower pot.
5. Using a pen, poke a hole in the bottom of the flower pot cup. Stick the stem of the flower in the hole.

Your flowers have bloomed now and are ready to create smiles all spring long!

Reading Room: Colourful Season

March is a wonderful time to learn about the changes from winter to spring. The white snow melts as warm golden sunlight peeks out, greens become more vibrant, and splashes of colour start appearing. We even notice gold and green for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations or all the colours of the rainbow for the Holi festival. Check out these books to get your children ready for March!

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Pak

Festival of Colors by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal

How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace






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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