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Hiat Labib - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 

9:00am - 1:00pm

Join us to learn more about what makes Forest Grove the best choice for your child!

Experienced staff will be available for tours, registration and to discuss our outstanding programs.

We hope to see you there!!!






Looking Back

Hiat Labib - Friday, December 18, 2015

…and just like that we say good-bye to our students for another year.

It’s hard not to become nostalgic about the moments of laughter and learning that made up 2015.

Highlights included a summer camp that introduced us to some wild creatures, a fundraiser for a past student that warmed our hearts, a Starbucks themed haunted house, having our first trip to the movie theater and, just yesterday, filling our school with the families that make Forest Grove the incredible place it is.

I know that it’s normal to wish for better, more, greater experiences but the thing is, if 2016 is as wonderful as 2015 what more could we ask for? It’s important to know a blessing when you see one!

So here is to another year as jam-packed with greatness as 2015… and… if it happens to hold a few more surprises we’re game for that too!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Cheers to 2016 from all of the staff at Forest Grove.

xx


Holiday Wishes 2016

Hiat Labib - Thursday, December 03, 2015


Please Help Us…

Forest Grove Preschool and Peel Children’s Aid

Have teamed up, once again, to adopt a family in need

And we are asking for your help.

Family # 116

Primary Caregivers (Mother  & Father):

Holiday wish: Walmart gift certificates, gift cards to any grocery store

Male, age 8

Holiday wish: Board games, Lego, Minecraft

Clothing size: 7

Shoe Size: 11-12

Preferred Colours: Blue, Red

Male, age 6

Holiday wish: Spider Man, Thomas the Tank Engine

Clothing size: 6

Shoe Size: 10

Preferred Colours: Blue

Please bring new and unwrapped gifts to Forest Grove by:

Thursday, December 17th 2015

*Gift cards are suggested to avoid duplicate donations. All duplicate donations are forwarded to an alternative family.


Save the Date

Hiat Labib - Monday, November 30, 2015

You’re Invited

Join us for

Our Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 17th , 2015

9:30am – 10:30am 


Please RSVP with

Your Child’s teacher



Operation Christmas Child

Hiat Labib - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

For the last few weeks the staff at Forest Grove have been leaning into this holiday season. In all honesty if it were up to our students the ‘leaning in’ would be more like a swift push and the jack-o-lanterns would immediately be replaced with jingle bells so we're still trying to find our balance. 

Although it seems a little premature to bust out the Nat King Cole and Christmas trees we knew we had to quench some of the excitement we were seeing from our students. 

Last week we got our incredible after-school children to help us pack the boxes for our Operation Christmas Child project. The staff at Forest Grove managed to fill 33 (THIRTY-THREE!!!) boxes with tiny treasures that will be shipped to poverty stricken countries that needed our help.

When the students heard (and read) about the premise of our gifting they provided letters and pictures in each package. All of the letters were touching and precious but one sentence had me feeling the holiday spirit more than any other, it read; "This is for YOU because every child on this planet deserves the magic of this season".  

Here are some pictures of the box-packing courtesy of the Studio 7 after school program. 


Discovering France

Hiat Labib - Thursday, November 12, 2015

Not all projects are created equally. Although a teacher can invest hours and even days in trying to execute the perfect project students often have different ideas when looking at a set-up of materials...especially when glitter is involved. 

But then there are other times that an interest explodes and every project is just too beautiful and incredible not to beam over…

The students at Forest Grove learn about a new country each month and November is ‘France Month’. We're only 12 days into this somewhat gloomy November but the classrooms have come alive with discussion of Parisian painters, Coco Chanel and the ever loved croissant. Just yesterday I sat with some students who were trying to teach me some new French greetings and when my nerves got the best of me they reassured me that, ‘everybody bonjours!’.

I realize that three weeks into learning about France may not have the same charm with a group of 4 year olds as the first week but in the meantime I’m going to bonjour, au revoir and Frere Jacques with the rest of them because these moments are too sweet and unpredictable not to.

Check back at the end of the month to see more of our French inspired projects. 






Claude Monet Inspired Paintings.





The Student’s Personal Flags.

*I`ve never been to The Country of Friendship but this flag makes me want to go. 




Eiffel Tower Interpretations Using Straws. 



Wishing You MANY Treats and NO Tricks!

Hiat Labib - Saturday, October 31, 2015

Starbucks Haunted House

Hiat Labib - Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Normally this dark and stormy weather calls for a blanket and some movies but today we are so excited that this gloominess will be the back-drop to our Starbucks themed Haunted House!

What: Starbucks Haunted House

When: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

From 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Where: Studio 7

Who: You!

...come hungry and indulge in some Fright Bites and Scare Drinks 



Kids say the Darndest Things...

Hiat Labib - Wednesday, October 21, 2015


When Ms. Sabrina walked through the classroom during the lunch program,  five year old Jocelyn said, “Well you look like you’re having a great time walking where ever you want to”.

Miss. Sabrina pointed out that it looked like Jocelyn was having a great time as well and then with the most serious of faces Jocelyn exclaimed, ‘I AM having a great time  but not as good as you, you ADULT!’

When three year old Lucas was asked if he wanted another brother or sister he said, ‘Only if they don’t have to be a baby first. My brother is a baby and he just cries and poops and does nothing else’.

When Piper asked to hear Old McDonald for the fifth time the teacher said, ‘Wow you must really love Old McDonald’ Piper looked at the teacher, growled and said, ‘Don’t say that! I only love my Dad!’

The big kids of after school never hesitate to tell us exactly how they feel. When asked about the Toronto Blue Jays one of the oldest boys in the program said, “I like them when they’re winning but not when they’re losing… that’s why I don’t like the Leafs.”

 


Halloween Week

Hiat Labib - Monday, October 19, 2015


With Halloween lurking around the corner and the talk of costumes and candy in the air it seems like the perfect time to discuss...

Forest Grove's Halloween wEeK!

From October 26th to October 30th all students are invited to wear their costumes to Forest Grove!

Our week long celebration will include spider pancakes, witches brew, the monster mash, a ghoul & goblin obstacle course and so much more!

For an inside look at our celebration don't forget to visit us at:  www.facebook.com/forestgrovepreschool 




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