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MONTHLY CALENDAR



Special Dates
December
10 Human Rights Day
21 Winter Solstice
25 Christmas Day


PD Days
December
01 PD day for Holy Child and St. Philip
08 PD day for all CBE
21 1/2 Day for Copperfield & Evergreen School
22 PD day for all CBE

January
08 PD day for Prince of Wales and Copperfield


Closures
December
22 Holy Child and St. Philip are closed

TOPP KIDS will be closed from December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018. All centres will reopen on Monday January 8, 2018.

January
19 All programs closed for Professional Development


Dear Parents,

 
 
A season for giving...

As we bring this year to close, TOPP KIDS is gearing up for an exciting January! with the addition of value programs coming into our centres like Engineering for Kids and Monkeynastix, we are excited to also have both literacy and art programs coming in to visit. the goal for these programs are to open the children's minds to new activities and new opportunities as well as learn about amazing careers and JUST HAVE FUN!

December is always busy and we are extremely excited to host our Annual Holiday Parties at every program. Events like these bring children and families together with their schools and the programs and are a great way to build community and end the year! 

Since 2015 at our holiday parties we have started a tradition of helping families that need a hand over the Christmas season with our Adopt A Family initiative. this inititive gives our community an opportunity to help one another. This year we are focusing on 3 families. See the Adopt A Family post below.

Also, don't forget to sign up for our Parent Event- Adolescent Development and Making Healthy Choices with world renowned Dr. Gail Gorge on January 19th, 2018. You can sign up through the post below.

From our family to yours, we would like to wish you all an amazing holiday season and see you all in the new year!

 

Never forget to.....
This is a FREE event for all TOPP KIDS Families and staff presented by TOPP KIDS Out of School Clubs, ELCC & Community Development and Adventurers School Age Care. Sign up here: http://www.toppkids.com/elcc-community-development/ 

You can Learn more about Dr. Gail Gorke on her website here: http://www.galegorke.com/Welcome.html
The TOPP KIDS Adopt A Family Project was created 2 years ago in 2015 to help out families in TOPP KIDS programs that were having trouble and needed a hand over the holiday season. By word of mouth only, our staff and the families in our programs pulled together in less than 10 days that year to make that families Christmas one to remember, going above and beyond anything we could have ever imagined!! Last year in 2016, with the amazing support of everyone yet again, we were able to help two families in need. This year we are hoping to support 3! Thank you everyone for your support of the greater TOPP KIDS Family, it is because of all of you these families cold enjoy an amazing holiday season too!
 

All items can be dropped at any TOPP KIDS program by
                     Wednesday December 20th 2017.

 

Over the last month we have had the amazing team from Engineering for Kids join us, helping add to our S.T.E.A.M. programming with the children. Every program has already had a chance to work with robotics and coding as well as various other projects. We are very excited to have them join us throughout this year and cant wait for them to visit again in the new year!

Engineering For Kids puts the excitement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education by offering hands-on learning for children ages 4 to 14 through FUN and challenging activities.

We are passionate about inspiring children to build on their natural curiosity through our classes, camps, workshops, and parties. From designing and constructing rockets, hot air balloons, and roller coasters to robotics, video game designing and creating FUN objects using LEGO® bricks. 

The variety of programming is extraordinary, including Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Marine and Mechanical engineering as well as LEGO® Robotics and Electronic Game Design.

Monkeynastix

Check out what each of our programs have been up to!



Prince Of Wales Elementary

At our TOPP KIDS Prince of Wales we have been very busy in the month of November! The children planned an entire week based on creativity. We also had a movie night with parents where we watched Aurthur Christmas. This month we are focusing on Holidays around the wold. We will be talking about how different countries celebrate different holidays. We will also be having our Christmas party on December 15th 4:30 - 5:30 pm family members are welcome! Please come join in the fun of the holiday season. We also are excited to have Kayla Martin step into the Program Coordinator position!

Movie night hats for everyone!




 
Outdoor Adventures
St. Philip Fine Arts School

At St.Philips we are starting our christmas preparations for our TOPP KIDS Family Christmas party! We will busy over the next couple of weeks creating ornaments for the tree and decorating it, creating christmas themed art projects to take home, and putting the finishing touches on our talent show for the parents! Our kids have been practicing for several weeks and are very excited to be sharing some special skills including singing, gymnastics, choreography and dance. We will have a memories photo slide show from events throughout the year, and Families are invited to bring a dish to share in the festive potluck Christmas celebration on Wednesday December 20th 5 - 7pm 
 

 

Knitting and looming are back at St.Philip for the winter and all the kids are loving it!

 
Creating Crayon art on Canvas!!!
 
Coventry Hills Elementary

In November we had a parent speaker guest (Melinda) come in to do a career presentation about nursing. Her presentation was about 1 hour long! She created a slide show with pictures of the operation rooms and many more neat things. Children were very engaged and enthused about what kind of help and procedures there were in a hospital. They had many questions and comments of when they had visited the hospital. We had a blast outside and children were dressed up warm and appropriately for the day where they made a snow fort. They could put there bodies inside and communicate with each other by going through with their heads first. We also had many cooking clubs which the children really enjoyed doing and put a lot of hard work into it. One of them was for the Mammal week and cooking club was Bear Paws. For the “All About Sound” theme children were very interested how a hearing aid works, we also played a lot games that involved guessing what noises made what, how far you can hear a clap sound with a head phone on and did a stem project making telephone! 

Join us for our Christmas Party Thursday December 14th 4:30 - 5:30pm 
 

 

Thank you to Melinda for the wonderful Nursing presentation! The kids loved it!
 
Another Beautiful day outside making snow forts
Holy Child Elementary

This past month at Holy Child was filled with creativity!!
 
We made everything from pancakes to life size monopoly game! Children enjoyed participating in a Zumba class as well as making their own snacks!
 
Children even learnt how to run their own grocery store during our market week, so much fun!!
 
Loose parts are being a big part of the kid’s free play as well! They have loved making houses for their stuffed animals and creating decorations as well as feeders for birds!! Such a creative group!!


December Events  
Chef Charlotte December 1st, 2017 (PD day) 9a.m.
Engineering for Kids December 1st, 2017 (PD day) 2p.m.- 4p.m.
Christmas party December 21st  5p.m. – 8 p.m. (last day of school and program) 

 
Topp-kids-opoly!!!
Copperfield Elementary

November was an exciting month at Copperfield!  We had our first ever Parents vs. Kids Dodgeball night, which was a huge success!  It was great to see so many parents out to join us in an activity we all enjoy and play regularly in our centre.  Not only did the parents have a blast, but so did the children!  They were talking about it for days afterwards.  We will definitely be making this a monthly event starting in January, switching up the sports we play each month.  We also had a program called Engineering for Kids come in to do marble runs and robotics.  The kids were completely obsessed with building their robots and then battling them!  For the next month, the children will be working hard to practice their carols in groups to get ready for our Christmas party and Cultural potluck. We are really excited for everyone to join us and see what kinds of cultural or traditional foods our families have at Christmas December 15th 4:30pm - 6pm
 

 
The children had a blast participating in Engineering For Kids!
The children were so excited for the Parents Vs. Kids Dodgeball night!
Evergreen Elementary


It’s been a wonderful month at Evergreen!  We would like to thank all families for coming to our Day in the life of a Topp Kid! Our day was filled with making and exploding mini volcanos, creating family passports, and beating the parents in a soccer game! We really enjoyed having you all come in to be part of the excitement!
This month we had the privilege of having engineering for kids come in! When they were here we got to make, decorate, and battle sumo-wrestling robots and create a marble run out of many different materials. We loved experiencing different ways to use our brains!
This Holiday season, in the spirit of giving, Topp Kids Evergreen is fundraising for the Calgary Women’s Center. We will be collecting donations of toys, clothing and women s necessities. We will be collecting donations up to Friday December 15th.
In December, we will be hosting our 3rd annual Christmas party on December 15th between 3pm and 6pm. This event is potluck so we are inviting each family to bring in their favorite dish to share with everyone! We will be having Christmas themed activities, such as, cookie decorating, hot chocolate bar, a snowball fight and MORE!! Please wear green, red, or white.
Introducing.... A Day in The Life of a Topp Kid!
Our Evergreen location is collecting donations for the Calgary Women's Centre!
Maple Ridge Elementary 

November has been such an eventful month, we started off with lots of birthdays and ended it with our fun family movie night. The movie night allowed us to get so much great feedback and some fun ideas for us to implement throughout the school year to come. We were also able to raise money for our kids choice fund and this fund allows the children to count the money and then vote as a group to purchase or do an activity of their choice. We also had a very fun PD day in November with Engineering for Kids coming in to create robots and marble obstacle courses with the kids and we also had some of our Junior Leaders create a fun obstacle course in the schools hallway for everyone to enjoy.
 
With Christmas being the next holiday on the horizon, we have lots planned for the kids and the parents. The Kindergarten room has participated in Operation Christmas Child this year with such great family participation. We look forward to seeing all that can attend December 14th 4:30 - 7pm. It should also be noted that TOPP Kids is open on December 22nd for the PD day, but closed from December 23rd to January 7th for Christmas and New Years.

 
Selling hotdogs to raise money for the Kids Fund!
The boys at Maple Ridge constructing their very own Marble Run with Engineering For Kids!
Check out some great Volunteer opportunities in Calgary to take part in this holiday season!
Check out some fun family events in Calgary this month
Look out for your child's mental health over the holidays with these quick tips

 
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