• December 2012

    Give Love on Christmas Day – Community Support Dear Parents, It’s hard to believe, but our holiday season is quickly approaching us. For many years our preschool has worked with two community groups, New Westminster Family Place and Fraserside Community Services, to offer some extra support to New Westminster families in need, during the holiday season. (In the past we have donated books, apple juice, toilet paper, and Food/Toy Hampers). We have contacted both of these societies to find out what their needs are for this year. Family Place would again appreciate a donation of books… and the preschool has already ordered these books with free coupons through our Scholastic book program. They would also appreciate donations of gift cards that they will use towards: Purchasing simple snack supplies/bathroom supplies for the programs that they offer Purchasing age-appropriate small toys (that will be given as gifts) and food for the Family Place Christmas Party that is offered to families that attend their programs Gift-cards that can be given to families in need, to purchase their own family groceries If you wish to donate a gift card, Family Place suggests that the following stores would be the most useful: Safeway, Save-On-Foods […]

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  • November 2012

    November Parent Education There will be no GM in November. You have the choice of four different options to fulfill your parent education requirements for the month of November: 1) Christopher Burt (seminar) – FAMILY SYSTEMS Topic: “The Family System” Location:  Marlborough Elementary, 6060 Marlborough Ave., parking lot off Dover Street Date: Thursday 15th November, 2012, 7pm-9pm Cost: Please note – There is a block of tickets for QPP members only. Let them know you are from QPP and you can go in. If you bring a non-QPP member, they must pay for their ticket. Open to the Public – $10.00 at the door. The Family System Seminar The Family System seminar explores not only what to expect from your preschooler, but also looks at tension in the parenting couple and extended family as a result of role changes, the emergence of sibling rivalry, and how (and why) parents inadvertently begin to actually ignore wanted behaviour in their children. When looking at the developmental stage of preschoolers parents often ignore their own developmental stages – both as an individual parent and as a family – and there are many ‘typical’ challenges to this stage of family development. www.christopherburt.net 2) Barry MacDonald (seminar)- […]

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  • October 2012

    I hope your Queens Park Preschool (QPP) experience is good so far. Students and parents in the four year old classes have settled back in. The three year old’s have completed their gradual entry and are now attending full-time two days a week. And a little feedback from my son – he loves his teachers, the sandbox and the water-tube-plaything.

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