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DISCOVERY HOUSE CLOSED

 

 

After consulting with parents and reviewing the latest information from health authorities, we decided to close Discovery House Early Childhood Centre effective at noon, Monday, March 16.  We regret any inconvenience this caused to our families but we believed that, given the situation with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, our decision was in the best interests for the sake of the health and wellbeing of the children, their parents and the staff of Discovery House.

 

LATEST UPDATE--JUNE 2020

 

While the COVID-19 situation has been improving and BC has been gradually reopening for business, we have decided, after consulting with our parents and taking other factors into consideration, that Discovery House will remain CLOSED for the month of June.  No fees will be charged.  As mentioned below, Discovery House will close permanently at the end of June.

 

Thank you and stay well!

Stephanie Schroeder

Director

 

 

DISCOVERY HOUSE FINAL YEAR

 

Discovery House Early Childhood Centre began the current school year in September, offering a Kindergarten Preparation program for children aged 4-5 years, who will be entering Kindergarten in September 2020.  This program will continue until June 26, 2020.  Following that, Discovery House will be closing after more than 31 years of operation.  At present, there are no spaces available in our Kinder Prep program.  We thank you for your interest in Discovery House.

 

 

 JANUARY Tuesday, January 2 NEW TERM BEGINS Welcome new children Thursday, January 25 HAWAII DAY Children may wear summer clothes over their winter clothes FEBRUARY Thursday, February 8 DISCOVERY HOUSE OLYMPICS AND ICE SCULPTURE *Watch for information Monday, February 12 BC FAMILY DAY Discovery House closed--Statutory holiday Wednesday, February 14 VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION Children may hand out cards PLEASE NO SWEET TREATS THE FUN--Games, singing, dancing, etc. are the treats Friday, February 16 CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS MARCH Friday, March 16 ST. PATRICK'S DAY - BIG CIRCLE Tuesday, March 20 SPRING EQUINOX Big Circle and outside activities March 19-29 SCHOOL DISTRICT SPRING BREAK Discovery House is open. Please notify us if your child will be absent for Spring Break Days. J Thanks Thursday, March 29 EASTER EGG HUNT AND BIG CIRCLE Friday, March 30 GOOD FRIDAY Discovery House closed--Statutory holiday APRIL Monday, April 2 EASTER MONDAY Discovery House closed--Statutory holiday Friday, April 13 "EARTH DAY" Everyone - playground clean up and planting Monday, April 23 CANADIAN BOOK DAY Discovery House story with guest teller and activities outside MAY Friday, May 4 CINCO DE MAYO - BIG CIRCLE Friday, May 11 MOTHER'S DAY Garden Party 2:00-3:00 pm Tree House children only Monday, May 21 VICTORIA DAY Discovery House closed--Statutory holiday Friday, May 25 SPRING CONCERT REHEARSAL 10:00 am at St. Elizabeth's Church Monday, May 28 DISCOVERY HOUSE SPRING CONCERT All children participate at St. Elizabeth's Church Third Street Doors open at 5 pm, concert begins at 6 pm ends at 7 pm JUNE Tuesday, June 5 TEDDY BEAR PICNIC Friday, June 15 FATHER'S DAY Daddy and Grandpa invitational sports tournament "FUN DAY" 2:00-3:00 pm - Tree House children only Friday, June 22 TREE HOUSE GRADUATION 11:00 am to Noon Wednesday, June 27 COUNTRY FAIR Friday, June 29 LAST DAY OF TERM Discovery House "School Year" ends JULY Monday, July 2 CANADA DAY Discovery House closed--Statutory holiday Tuesday, July 3 CAMP DISCOVERY BEGINS Be sure you return your summer camp registration form by the deadline date

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

 

JANUARY

 

Wednesday, January 2          DISCOVERY HOUSE RE-OPENS  7:45 am

                                                               “Happy New Year 2019”

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

Tuesday, February 5               CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

                                                            Including a guest performer

 

Thursday, February 14           VALENTINE’S DAY BIG CIRCLE

                                                           (Wear red or pink if you wish)

 

Monday, February 18             FAMILY DAY: DISCOVERY HOUSE CLOSED

 

 

MARCH

 

Friday, March 15                     CELEBRATION OF ST. PATRICK'S DAY

 

Wednesday, March 20            SPRING BEGINS--WELCOME

                                                           LOTS OF SPECIAL OUTDOOR SPRING ACTIVITIES

                                                           (Wear your outdoor gear to have fun)

 

 

APRIL

 

Thursday, April 18                  EASTER EGG HUNT

 

Friday, April 19                        GOOD FRIDAY: DISCOVERY HOUSE CLOSED

 

Monday, April 21                     EASTER MONDAY: DISCOVERY HOUSE CLOSED

 

 

MAY

 

TBD                                          DISCOVERY HOUSE SPRING CONCERT

                                                           All children participate at St. Elizabeth's Church Third Street

                                                           Doors open at 5 pm, concert begins at 6 pm ends at 7 pm

 

Monday, May 6                        CINCO DE MAYO (MEXICO) - BIG CIRCLE

 

Monday, May 13                      MOTHER'S DAY TEA PARTY

                                                                  2:00-3:00 pm

 

Monday, May 20                      VICTORIA DAY: DISCOVERY HOUSE CLOSED

 

 

JUNE

 

Tuesday, June 4                      BICYCLE RODEO

                                                               (Bring trike and helmet)

 

Friday, June 14                       FATHER'S DAY PLAY DATE

                                                           2:00-3:00 pm

 

Friday, June 21                       COUNTRY FAIR: WELCOME SUMMER

                                                           Wear your farm clothes

 

 

JULY

 

Monday, July 1                        CANADA DAY: DISCOVERY HOUSE CLOSED

 

Tuesday, July 2                       JULY CAMP PROGRAM BEGINS

 

    Friday, July 26                        LAST DAY OF TERM

Discovery House closed in August

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Monday, September 11         FAMILY POTLUCK SUPPER  5:00-6:00 pm

                                                                  Bring a dish to share, picnic utensils, blanket or chair

                                                                  Discovery House will provide water and cups

 

Friday, September 22            BIG CIRCLE: "FRIENDSHIP" 10:00 am

                                                                  Whole school singing and dancing

 

 

OCTOBER

 

Friday, October 6                  FALL FAIR FUN DAY

 

Monday, October 9                THANKSGIVING DAY

                                                              Discovery House closed--Statutory holiday

 

Tuesday, October 31             DISCOVERY HOUSE HALLOWEEN PARTY

                                                              Children may bring their costume in a bag (name on it)

                                                              PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY HALLOWEEN CANDY

                                                              OR SWEET TREATS

 

Throughout Oct & Nov          AUTUMN DISCOVERY WALKS--ALL GROUPS

                                                              Please ensure that your child is dressed to enjoy

                                                              outdoor play daily, ie: hat, mitts, splash pants,

                                                              warm coat, boots

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

Thursday, November 9         BIG CIRCLE

 

Monday, November 13          REMEMBRANCE DAY

                                                              Discovery House closed--Statutory holiday

 

Friday, November 24             PAJAMA DAY

                                                              Wear your favorite PJs to Discovery House

 

 

DECEMBER

 

Monday, December 4            DISCOVERY HOUSE CHRISTMAS CONCERT 6:00 pm sharp

                                                              St. Elizabeth's Church, doors open at 5:30 pm

                                                              The story of the first Christmas will be told/acted

                                                              by the seniors (4 year olds)

                                                              All groups will sing

                                                              If you do not wish your child to participate, please

                                                              inform Stephanie Schroeder

 

Sometime in December        A SURPRISE FOR THE CHILDREN

                                                              Sshh!! Santa may visit Discovery House one morning

                                                              Watch for the date

 

Throughout December          We will be teaching the children the customs around the world

                                                of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza.

                                                              If you have national traditions to share, we'd be delighted.

                                                              Call 250-655-3345 or see Stephanie.

 

Thursday, December 21       DISCOVERY HOUSE CLOSES FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK

 

Monday, December 25          CHRISTMAS DAY

                                                              Statutory holiday

 

 

JANUARY 2018

 

Monday, January 1                NEW YEAR'S DAY

                                                                  Statutory holiday

 

   Tuesday, January 2                DISCOVERY HOUSE REOPENS

 

                                                    MAY YOUR CELEBRATIONS BRING YOU TRUE PEACE

                                                    AND DEEP HAPPINESS