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November – Port Coquitlam

Previous Month’s Interest:

Thanksgiving and Halloween

›Literacy: Halloween vocabulary words,  Halloween stories/books
›Arts: Thanksgiving head bands, turkey collage, Thanksgiving wreath, handprint turkeys, Halloween stickers collage, Frankenstein foot painting, decorating trick or treat bags, decorating pumpkins, hand printing ghosts
Social: Dressing up in costumes, pumpkin patch field trip, ghost hunting in the yard

›Current Interest:

Colours and Shapes

Upcoming Events & Activites

Remembrance Day; centre closed
12thMusic class
13thScholastic book orders due
26thMusic class


Scholastic Parent Pay

Parents can now pay online by credit card. Parent Pay is a new quick, easy online way for parents to pay for their Reading Club orders. Just visit parentpay.scholastic.ca


We would like to say goodbye to Jaxen who’s moving to preschool next month.

Vancouver Tumblebus

We have signed up for morning sessions at 10:15 on a bi-weekly basis starting this month until January.  We will be handing out consent forms for parents to sign.  Please staple your cheque payable to Vancouver Tumblebuson the form and submit together.   If you’d like to pay by credit card or email transfer, please call 604.726.0856. Thank you.


It’s almost the end of the year.  Please provide us post-dated cheques if you haven’t already.  Let any of  the teachers know if you’d like to switch to Pre-authorized Debit and request for an agreement form.  We appreciate your business.

Please make sure to sign your child in and out AM and PM as it is very important for safety and records. Thank you.

››Flu season is upon us so please be mindful if your child is sick to please keep them home as to minimize the chances of other children and staff becoming sick. Thank you.

Please be sure to look for plastic bags of soiled or wet clothes to go home in your child’s cubby at pick up time daily. Thank you for you consideration.

The rainy season is upon us so please ensure you have appropriate rain gear or muddy buddies for your child as well as changes of clothes as back ups. Thank you.

We are still waiting for some family photos. Please bring one if you haven’t already.  Thanks.


Need to talk to us about something? Any reminders or comments?

Parents, please use our email address: tolearnearly@yahoo.com for questions or comments.  Feel free to talk to the teachers about reminders too.  Please note that we won’t be able to reply to inquiries sent on the e-journal accounts.  Thank you for understanding.

Staffing Change

As we say goodbye to Leah who’s starting her maternity leave this month, we’d like to welcome Eva Kaminski who’ll be filling the part-time position.  She has her Infant and Toddler license and has been in the field for over ten years.

Meanwhile, Courtney Dawson is still filling in for Ensieh who’s awaiting for test results before she can come back.  We wish her a speedy recovery.

Holidays Closure

December 24th- centre closes at 2:00
December 25th until January 1st- centre closed
January 4th- centre re-opens

Christmas Party

Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to our Westwood 3-5 centre.  Please save the date: December 18th, Friday. Santa arrives at 4:30 for a special performance and photo opportunities. We’d love for you to join us.


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