Learning About Owls at Carlyle Daycare

Angela Crescenzi, Carlyle B.A.S.E. Daycare Technician Owls are amazing! While in after school daycare, Miss Ingrid taught us that owls are able to survive the cold Canadian winters. They live here all year long and are nocturnal. We talked about the food they eat and how they survive the winter.  We researched items found in…

Our Lady of Pompei: Giving Kindness to the Homeless

Agatina Nicita, Our Lady of Pompei Daycare Technician In keeping with Ms. Pia’s annual “Giving Kindness to the Homeless” initiative, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Our Lady of Pompei Elementary School helped to create “Care-Peace” bags filled with socks, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste.  Students took great pride in preparing these special gift bags. After the…

Our Lady of Pompei Winter Clothing Drive

Agatina Nicita, Our Lady of Pompei Daycare Technician In order to help children in need this winter season, Our Lady of Pompei Daycare set up a clothing drive and asked our school community to participate in collecting winter clothing that children had outgrown and was still in good condition. We were happy to receive many hats, scarves,…

Our Lady of Pompei: Knitting for the Homeless

Rosa De Paola, Our Lady of Pompei Daycare Educator In keeping with our annual tradition of giving, this year Mrs. Rosa’s grade 5/6 knitting club learned the art of knitting while practicing the art of giving, and made lovely scarves that we will send to the Old Brewery Mission. We hope that our scarves will…

Decking the Halls of Parkdale Daycare!

Lorena De Lucia, Parkdale Daycare Educator The children in Miss. Lorena and Miss. Raquel’s daycare class are proud to display their holiday bulletin board this month. The project required hard work, creativity and dedication. It took the children three weeks to complete this amazing display! We are all extremely proud of this project – the…

Bancroft: Digital Storybook Creation

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Once a week since the end of September, Grade 1 students at Bancroft B.A.S.E. daycare put their creative skills to the test and collaboratively produced a digital storybook under the guidance of Miss Jodi. Each child dreamed up their own character and brought it to life by thinking about their character’s…

Gardenview: Budding Scientists Discover Sound Vibrations

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator This fall, Miss Jodi had the budding scientists at Gardenview B.A.S.E. daycare learning about how sound works. She asked everyone to gently touch their throats while saying their names. They all felt their fingers vibrate. Miss Jodi explained that for a sound to happen, something has to vibrate, move, or shake….

St. Dorothy’s Nutritower Is Ready for Harvest!

Sandra Petrillo, St. Dorothy Daycare Technician We were busy this week at St. Dorothy Elementary School! We picked kale from the school’s Nutritower and made kale chips with the younger children. They loved it, and even asked for a second helping, which was amazing because the majority of these children had never eaten kale and…

Parkdale’s Sensory Room Has Re-Opened For Business!

Lorena De Lucia, Parkdale Daycare Educator After having suffered a devastating flood during the Holiday season of 2017-2018 which completely destroyed Parkdale Elementary School’s sensory room, we are extremely happy to announce that we have rebuilt our room which is now open and available to all students in need. Among other benefits, a sensory room…