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Hiat Labib - Monday, November 25, 2013

Please help Forest Grove Preschool give a Christmas to remember!

Each year the Staff of Forest Grove commit their time, energy and efforts to bring Christmas to families in need.

Please join us in our efforts by bringing a new, unwrapped toy or gift card to Forest Grove.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and to track our progress and learn more about these deserving families.

Family #62


Christmas Wish: Walmart gift cards to shop for her children,

Gift cards to grocery stores

Female, Age 3

Christmas Wish: Dolls, Learning toys, Colouring books

Size: 4-5

Male, Age 5 months

Christmas Wish: Sleepers

Size: 9-18 months

Family #64


Christmas Wish: Walmart gift cards, grocery store gift cards

Female, Age 11

Christmas Wish: Hexbugs, Play-dough, Craft materials

Size: 10-12

Male, Age 5

Christmas Wish: Beyblades, Race cars, Hot Wheels

Size: 5 Shirt, 4 pants

**Gift cards are highly appreciated to avoid duplicate gifts for the families, all outstanding gifts will be purchased by the Holiday Wishes Team to ensure all wishes come true**

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

The Real Deal

Hiat Labib - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy Hump Day!
To see more of (puppy) Theo and (baby) Beau check out It's a fantastic 'mommy blog' with tons of incredible pictures, parenting insight and
daily inspiration.

By the way, these darling pictures are the real deal.
Theo waits for Beau to fall asleep each day and then 
makes his move...close to his body and even closer to his heart. 


Hiat Labib - Friday, November 15, 2013
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Halton Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who had interactions with a teenaged female on her way home from school.

On November 7, 2013 at 5:15 p.m., a 13-year-old girl was walking southbound on Fourth Line in the area of Glen Valley Road, Oakville and observed a vehicle parked on the east side of Fourth Line facing in a northerly direction. As she approached the vehicle a man emerged from the car and engaged her in conversation. The man offered repeatedly to drive her home and she declined his offers. The girl proceeded home and last observed the man standing at the corner of Fourth Line and Glen Valley Road.

The man is described as white, 5’8”, 50 years of age, very short salt and pepper hair with a salt and pepper goatee. He had a muscular build with broad shoulders, large nose and was wearing a black winter coat and black pants. The man’s vehicle was described as a red or burgundy ‘Smart’ car.

Investigators are uncertain about the intentions of this unknown male and would like to speak with him.
Anyone with information that would assist in identifying the individual in this incident is asked to contact the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 x2260, Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477), through the web at or by texting ‘Tip201’ with your message to 274637(crimes).


Hiat Labib - Friday, November 15, 2013

Lest We Forget

Hiat Labib - Monday, November 11, 2013

He died a single man with no friends or family.

But today 700 strangers stood shoulder to shoulder to say farewell to Harold Jellicoe Percival.

The 99-year-old was the last remaining member of the WWII’s Dambusters team.

He had remained single after the one and only love of his life Jessie Campbell died of TB in 1935 and when he passed away no nearby family members could be found.

But today he was buried fittingly at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.

Harold’s body was carried into the chapel to the theme music to the film The Dambusters.

A community choir sang Jerusalem during the service and the coffin - draped in the RAF and Union flag - departed to the echo of the Last Post.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Just Dance.

Hiat Labib - Friday, November 08, 2013

Parents, teachers, caregivers, babysitters... tell me you dance!?!
I was privileged enough to meet two very cool and super practical parents this week.
It was their very first teacher/parent interview and the pleasure was all mine. 

In the middle of the interview, when I was at a loss of words on how to explain 
my wonderfully wild student (their daughter) the perfect word popped out; joyful. 

"She is just so joyful" I said.. "and she loves to dance!"
Her parents responded, "Well, we have nightly dance parties"
That explained it, I didn't need to hear any more.

If this doesn't make sense to you then I'm challenging you to 
stand in a room with a dancing child and not feel the joy... rising. 

When I saw the video of Deborah Cohen this week (a superwoman and supermom in her own right)
dancing before her double mastectomy I saw the same joy as I do when I stand 
in front of my preschool class. 

It's a touching few minuets that made me realize
that we all need dance parties, with our friends, with our familes...

Like Nike says, Just do it and create a big ol' pile of joy on your dance room floor.  

To watch Deborah lead by (phenomenal) example
click HERE

Happy Appreciation Day Childcare Workers!

Hiat Labib - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So.... we have this really cool job, the type of job that saves us from some of our less cool realities. Our job is to teach, model, lead and love little humans with big minds, bigger dreams and the biggest sense of wonder you can wrap your brain around. So, for all of the Early Childhood Educators and Childcare Workers out there, we want to share the love on this 'Appreciation Day' and tell you that we're right there with ya! We hope you were celebrated today because you certainly deserve it. 

Studio 7 Haunted House

Hiat Labib - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Forest Grove Haunted House
will be:
Wednesday October 30th
 4:15pm - 5:15pm

The students will be escorted through the Studio 7 haunted house

by the after-school teachers.

 If you would prefer

that your child not attend the haunted house festivities

PLEASE contact Forest Grove ASAP 

as we will be mindful of your request. 

From the Mouths of Babes...

Hiat Labib - Friday, October 25, 2013

As previously mentioned we had author Tina Dine join the Forest Grove family for a reading of the book based on her own family. Many of the children were prepared for the event and some parents even decided to join however, nothing could have prepared the teachers for the thoughtful and deeply emotion responses the children had to Tinas questions. 

Tina asked, "What do we do when our wishes aren't coming true?"

Milana answered, "Sometimes we just need to sit, pray and be pateint."

Tina asked, "How did you feel about the story?"

5 year old Dylan responded, "When you read the words I felt like I could cry"

"Does anyone have a wish for someone else they care for?" asked Tina

"That all of the teachers have love." Said Simeon 

They don't call us FOREST Grove for nothing!

Hiat Labib - Wednesday, October 23, 2013


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