Where children play, learn, and grow!

Gibbons Preschool Association

Where children play, learn, and grow!

2nd Floor, 5111 51St.
Gibbons AB


Here we will post monthly updates for parents, as well as any other new and exciting things that pop up! Check back often!

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March Newsletter

Posted by Janet Coutu on March 4, 2015 at 9:55 AM

March is number month. Our focus will be counting! Counting and recognizing numbers to twenty. Counting by twos and tens and learning some number songs. Movie Day - We’ll be enjoying a movie and some popcorn! Please bring snow pants on the 6th - we have a little mountain we need to conquer... Tattoo Day! The children can choose a tattoo or two. Please let me know if you prefer your child Not getting a tattoo done. Have a safe and happy Spring Break and Easter!


02 Meeting, parents welcome!


06 Outside





20 Movie Day


25 Tattoo Day

27 No School

Spring Break, School Resumes on April 8th.  Have a great Easter.

February Newsletter

Posted by Janet Coutu on February 2, 2015 at 10:55 AM

February Calendar


04 Parent Teacher

06 No School


11  Valentine Day Parties

13 No School

16 No School


20 Crazy Hat Day




The Valentine Parties will take place Feb. 11 at the preschool at regular class time, each class separate.  There will be an AM and PM sign up sheet posted in the hallway on Monday.  If you would like to bring one of the items, please feel free to sign up.  NO additional rosters are needed.  If you have any quesitons, please feel free to contact Deanne or myself.  Each child is welcome to bring each classmate a Valentine Card.  Please do not fill in the To:  area, this makes distribution too complicated.  AM-14 children and PM-11 children.

We are continuing with our letter recognition and sounds and adding numbers this month.  The children are progressing very well.  Parent/Teacher will be on February 4th.

The next scheduled meeting for the Preschool has been set for Monday, February 2nd, 6:30 pm at the Gibbons Preschool.  At this meeting, we will be discussing a number of things including upcoming field trips, prgramming and fundraising.  If you have anything that you would like added to the agenda, please let Susan know.

January Newsletter

Posted by Janet Coutu on January 20, 2015 at 8:10 PM

We now have neighbours upstairs. There will be more traffic using the stairs which means the stairs can get wet. The boot rack has been moved to the top of the stairs along side the coat hanger. Please bring your child up with their outdoor footwear on and leave them on the boot rack. After class come on up and pick your child up, we may not have access to the elevator since there are more occupants now. Please, no outdoor shoes in the classroom.

January Calendar

05 School Resumes


09 bring your favourite xmas gift for show and share






23 Wear your clothes backwards!


28 Movie Day

30 No School P.D. Day

April Newsletter

Posted by Gibbons Preschool on April 10, 2014 at 12:55 AM

What's Happening:

Our alphabet section is complete. The children will start familiarizing themselves with littlw readers.Learning the concept of reading, reading from left to right, pointing to the words, etc.

The majority of the children are counting to 30 and higher. Counting by 10s, 5s, and 2s are on the agenda,


Please remember to send your child(ren) with the appropriate outdoor clothes. If the weather is nice, we may decide to go splash in a puddle or sail a boat in the melting snow! Splasg pants and rubber boots are recommended.

Happy Spring Everyone!

March Newsletter

Posted by Gibbons Preschool on March 5, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Just before spring break, if weather permits, we will plan a trip to St.Albert for tobogganing. We slide for about an hour and then whoever would like can make their way to McDonald's for lunch. Your child must be accompanied by an adult andsiblings are more than welcome. Transportation, toboggans, and lunch provided by parent. If weather does not cooperate, a regular school day will be conducted.

Message from Executive - General Meeting Wednesday March 5th at 7:00pm at the preschool.  It is encoraged that at least one member per family attend as we will be going over our current financial position as well as fundraising opportunities.

November Newsletter

Posted by Gibbons Preschool on November 5, 2013 at 5:20 PM

This month we are starting to work on the alphabet. Along with concentrating on a letter each week, a Leap Frog  DVD will play at the beginning of each class. As the children play, they sing along. This is a great learning tool.

Show and Share - This month, each child will have a specific day to bring in their show ans share item. A show and share item can be a favorite book, picture, or toy. As well, they will be Mrs. Barnes' helper for the day! An email will be sent to you informing you of your  child's show and share date.

Executive Message - The November general meeting will be held on the 13th at 7:00pm, location to be announced. Please RSVP using the contact form, or by phone. Also contact Cari-Lyne if you are interested in volunteering for the CFCW critters fundraiser event on December 12.

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October Newsletter

Posted by Gibbons Preschool on October 4, 2013 at 2:10 AM

We are moving right along with great success! Socially, the children are enjoying their new friends and academically they are doing great. We have reviewed shapes and color and will be moving on to hand eye coordination.

Please have your child wear their Halloween costume to the party!  If you choose, you can send halloween treats for your child to exchange with each friend. The children enjoy giving each of their friends a little halloween treat. I will post more information a couple of weeks before the party along with a sign up sheet for a potluck lunch.

Thank you for the great involvement in the chocolate almond sales, great job! The roster calendar is also looking great, we are almost full for the month of October.

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September Newsletter - Welcome!

Posted by Gibbons Preschool on September 4, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Our first month of school consists of getting acquainted with each other and the classroom. In this time, I will also evaluate the children and start them working in their workbooks. Colors and Shapes are the focus in September, reviewing what we know and adding new material.

With the beautiful weather expected, I would like to take the children to the park each day(weather permitting). Please send appropriate outer-wear for the weather (fall jacket). We visit the park across the street from the Fire Hall.

The Executive Board would like to Invite you and your little ones out for a Preschool Orientation/General Meeting on September 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Gibbons Community Hall located at 5016 50 Street.