Upcoming Events for March
March 3rd & 4th – Teacher’s Convention – NO SCHOOL
March 7th – Classroom Cleaning
March 11th – Dynamyx Gym
March 19th – Bingo
March 24th – Gym Day
Upcoming Events for April
April 4th – Classroom Cleaning
April 6th – Graduation Photos
April 14th – Puppet Tree House
April 15th & 18th – Easter Break
Message from the Board
As a privately operated pre-school and kindergarten program, we rely
on enrolment to do what we do. Registration for September is going
fairly well. There are still several spots to fill. If you know any families
who may be interested in joining LCDS for September, please
encourage them to come check us out! Word of mouth is our best
form of advertising.
Thank you again to our dedicated staff members for everything they are doing to keep our
school community safe! We appreciate all your hard work! Thank you to our members for
continuing to follow the AHS guidelines so our children can come to school safely! As
restrictions are lifted, we will be monitoring the hospitalization numbers and will be
reviewing our COVID protocols as things change. We have a lot of decisions to make. We
value our members input towards future changes, please send your feedback to the school
office and we will take your input into account when we begin making decisions for
changes to the protocols. Thank you again for your cooperation over the past two years.
March is multicultural month in our classroom; please see Ms. Michell’s teacher report for
more information for the fun month ahead.
Join The LCDS Board
It appears we will have vacancies to fill on our Board of Directors next year. The Board plays
an essential role, providing support and oversite of LCDS staff and programs – and helps out
with events, fundraising and the promotion of our program. While the Annual General
Meeting and Board election is not until May, now is a great time to begin looking into
positions. You can start by attending the next board meeting to see what we do. Without a
strong board, this program cannot function. It has been a great experience, and we
strongly recommend getting involved! The time commitment is quite manageable, and it is
your opportunity to make an impact on the program and
help ensure its ongoing success.
Without our parent volunteers on the Board, a lot of extra
responsibility falls back on our Executive Director and Staff
Members which ultimately affects what they can do with
our children. Speak with Ms. Shannon or a Board Member if
you are interested in helping out!
For those families whose children have
summer birthdays, please let Ms. Shannon
know to schedule your child’s “Un-Birthday”
for your child’s next helping hand day in
March, April or May.
Upcoming Fundraising Events
* Purdy’s Easter Chocolate Campaign – Deadline March 6th
– Catalogs and info in your child’s mailboxes. Please
share the information with your family and friends. It is also
on our LCDS Preschool & Kindergarten Facebook page to
* LCDS Walkathon – March 24th – This is a fun fundraiser for the kids. Sponsors will be
asked to pledge a donation based on how many laps of the gym each child does.
Pledge forms due Friday, March 18th.
* Spring Flower Fundraiser – This is usually the final fundraiser of the year and is a great
opportunity to order wonderful flowers for Mother’s Day or your garden. More details
to come in the upcoming month.
* Possible online 50/50 Draw and prize raffle for Mother’s Day.
Purdy’s Easter Chocolate Campaign
Please help LCDS Preschool & Kindergarten raise funds for the school by
ordering your Easter chocolates from our Purdy’s Easter Chocolate
Parents should have received a catalog in their child’s mailbox, and
information by email.
25% of the chocolate sales come back to LCDS Preschool & Kindergarten.
Please place and pay for your orders by
Sunday, March 6th, 2022
* Orders may be placed and paid for online or through the paper order form in
the catalog and paid by cash or cheque to the office.
* Cheques made out to Londonderry Child Development Society.
* Orders will be available for pick up on Monday, March 21st, 2022.
Shop online: https://fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx
Enter the following campaign number: 38573 and click on
Gym Day In The Classroom – Walkathon
We will have another in class Gym Day
on Thursday, March 24th, 2022
Please drop off and pick up your child at school at the following times:
AM Class: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
PM Class: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
All children are welcome to attend even if Thursday
is not their regular day.
* Please dress your child in loose comfortable clothing for stretching and exercise
and tie long hair back.
* Please return your Walk-a-thon pledge forms and money to the school office by:
Friday, March 18th, 2022
* Children who raise $50.00 or more will receive an LCDS Water Bottle
** We need a few volunteers to assist with cleaning the equipment. If you are able to
spare some time in the morning to do this on Wednesday, March 23rd, please sign up on
the parent boards.
Friday, March 11th, 2022
AM CLASS: 9:15am – 10:30am
PM CLASS: 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Location: Dynamyx Gym- #110 – 175 Carleton Drive, St. Albert.
Please drop off and pick up your child at the Dynamyx Gym.
DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 10 MINUTES EARLY!!
* All children must be in bare feet, dressed in t-shirts, shorts or sweats,
* Long hair must be tied back.
* No jeans, leotards, dresses, skirts or jewelry.
* Waiver must be completed before the field trip
SOME OF THE COVID REQUIREMENTS MAY HAVE CHANGED. WE WILL UPDATE EVERYONE BEFORE
THE EVENT DAY.
* Children should be masked upon entry and exit, but do not have to wear them while
participating in activities.
* Adult teachers/volunteers should be masked for the entirety of their visit.
* We will check the children’s temperatures at the gym as they arrive.
* They ask parents or caregivers who are not participating to not wait inside the gym for the end of
class. Please feel free to leave and get a coffee. Exceptions
will be made for those parents or caregivers who do not drive
and will be waiting to be picked up.
* All children will need to have the online waiver signed by an
* All helping adults who are volunteering, will also need to fill
out the waiver
Teacher Report – Michell Fung
The children had a wonderful time learning about Valentine’s Day and friendship. The
children discussed how to be a good friend. We talked about sharing, playing, helping
others, listening, taking turns/waiting for a turn, being patient, showing a friendly face, and
using kind words with their friends/family/teachers. The children loved making different
Valentine’s projects and passing out Valentine Cards to their friends and teachers.
A big thank you to all the families for the Valentine cards and gifts for all the staff and
Sammy! We appreciate all your kindness and generosity.
Please sign up for the Class Dojo App if you
have not done so yet. I send reminders for
upcoming events, and post classroom photos
and videos. It is also a faster form of
communication if we need to send out an
In February, the house was turned into a
Grocery store. The children learned how to
play the different roles in the grocery store with
teacher assistance. They had a great time
being the cashier, customer, and grocery
clerks. They loved picking up groceries in their
cart and baskets.
March is Multicultural Month. On your parent
helper day, your child will be sharing a country
with the class (Except for Field Trip & Gym
days). Please look at the Snack Calendar for
the country that has been assigned to your
child and check your child’s mailbox for a
snack planning sheet. You are asked to make
a poster with your child about the country
assigned to your day to share what you have
learned with the class.
Teacher Report – Michell Fung (Cont’d)
Your child can present their poster with Ms. Michell in the classroom, or you may record
their poster presentation at home and save it to a USB stick and send it to school (with their
poster) so we can share it at school. In case of technical difficulties, the backup plan will
be to present their poster in the classroom. You can bring in some cultural artifacts or props
as well. For Example: if your country is Ukraine, you might bring in a poster with some
pictures of Ukrainian Dancers, an image of a Ukrainian Church, photos of Ukraine, a map,
etc. Please add sentences about what you are talking about beside the pictures. Each day
we will also have a project that relates to the country being studied.
Please refer to the poster instruction sheet in your child’s mailbox if you
have any questions or you can ask the teacher. Please practice going
over the poster of the country with your children and help your
children be less nervous.
On Friday, March 11th, 2022, we will meet at Dynamyx Gymnastics. Please check the
newsletter and parent boards for times and more information. Please remember to log into
the link and sign the waiver for your child and yourself if you will be assisting at the
gymnastics field trip.
We have our annual Walk-a thon on Thursday, March 24th, 2022; the children will raise
money by collecting donations for a 15 Min Walk-a-thon at the beginning of Gym Day. This
money will go towards new gym equipment, new furnishings, new toys and materials. The
children will walk, run, hop and skip to music and they will receive a stamp each time they
walk or move around the Gym. At the end of the gym class, they will get a medal and a
pedometer. We will record a video of the award ceremony with your children receiving
their medals and will post it on ClassDojo. Please see the information in your child’s mailbox