The Chalkboard

Every week we keep you up to date on what’s happening in the classroom here at Westend Community Playschool(WECP). From the weekly focus boards to field trips and snack days! We do show it all. This blog runs in conjunction with the seesaw app we use to give parents daily updates of what’s happening in the classroom.

The Lotus Studios – Fundraising Opportunity

We have partnered with The Lotus Studios, a company run by a local family located right here in West Edmonton. The Lotus Studios is a parent company, with three focuses inside. The Sandbox Photography specializes in family, maternity and newborn. Craig Newbery Photography specializes in weddings, business and portraits. And Action Sports Photography specializes in, you guessed it, sports!

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Mabel’s Labels – Fundraising Opportunity

Things get lost, many times children will have the same or similar items to other children and things will get swapped, or mysterious items appear and no one knows to whom they belong! Enter, Mabel’s labels. Mabel’s Labels is a customizable label service I’m sure many of you have at least heard of, if not are already using for your kids. Being laundry, dishwasher and microwave safe (Pst… They’re also 100$ guaranteed!), these labels are a lifesaver, and now with every purchase you can help WECP flourish!   

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Have a Wonderful Summer!

We hope everyone had a great time at Fun Day last week. The weather was warm and the ice cream was cold. The children loved the bouncy obstacle course/house and the animals from Thistle Hill got so much love and pets. We loved chatting with all our families even though it is sad to say good-bye to our 4 year old class as they head off to kindergarten in the fall. We know all our little friends are going to have so much fun at their new schools next year and we wish them and their families the best in their education journeys. For those returning students we start classes the week of September 10, 2019 and staggered start dates will be emailed out in August. Have a wonderful summer with your friends and families.

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Spring Tea!!

WECP Spring Tea 2019

Is there anything cuter than a group of preschool students singing and dancing together in a line? In preparation for their future school plays and concerts, this week we celebrated the beginning of spring (complete with snow, this is Alberta after all), with the Spring Tea here at WECP.

The kids have been preparing for this tea with their teachers for months, in anticipation of their families coming for a special concert and snack session. There was baking to do, songs to sing, dances to practice. And practice they did, for 3 whole months! There were 4 songs (“Little bunny foo foo”, “You are my sunshine”, “Skidamarink” & “Little green frog song”), which you may have been listening to your kid(s) sing for months now! The kids have been practicing since February, to alleviate nerves and get ready for the big day.

Lyrics to the songs will be listed below if you’d like to keep on singing them this summer, I’ve found they make car trips a little more fun! I know my son has been singing the Little Green Frog song to me at any, and all opportunities. The enthusiasm and kindness the teachers showed while directing the kids speaks volumes as it always does to how lucky we are to be in the WECP family.

The teachers also continued to encourage the kids love of science by bringing on the baking. They worked together to make Puffed Wheat squares for themselves (the wonderful teachers having prepped the additional for parents – no licking of fingers while prepping there!). Sticky fingers abounded, there was juice or water and smiles all around when the kids sat down to enjoy the fruits of their labour.

I loved being able to see the class in action, as well as check out the classroom again and see how it’s changed. It makes it extra special for the parents that don’t always get to drop their kids off to visit during the daytime.

See you in class soon!

Little green frog song

Mmm-mmm, went the little green frog one day.

Mmm-mmm, went the little green frog.

Mmm-mmm, went the little green frog one day.

And they all went mmm, mmm, ahhh!!


Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
I love you in the morning,
And in the afternoon
I love you in the evening,
Underneath the moon…
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!

Little Bunny Foo Foo

Little bunny Foo Foo

Hopping through the forest

Scooping up the field mice

And boppin' 'em on the head!

Down came the good fairy

And the good fairy said:

"Little bunny Foo Foo, I don't wanna see you

Scooping up the field mice and boppin' 'em on the head!

I'm gonna give you three chances,

Then I'm gonna send you to the moon!

You are my sunshine

You are my sunshine

My only sunshine.

You make me happy

When skies are grey.

You'll never know, dear,

How much I love you.

Please don't take my sunshine away

Moving Forward

Moving forward can sometimes be painful. We understand this so we are trying to make the transition from old website to new website as smooth and painless as possible. If anyone is lost trying to find certain information just give us a shout over on the CONTACT US page. We’ll do our best to help you out as quickly as possible.


As you can see the whole website has changed. cleaner, less dead ends, more user friendly so that parents and applicants can find what they need as quickly as possible.


We will be conducting the “Grandparents” Test shortly to see just how user friendly it really is. The test subject is from a time before computers so this test will be especially enlightening. A few key areas to note on the new site; A new blog called “The Chalkboard” that will have all kinds of tid bit updates for parents, The Events page, showing every major event over the year. and the contact page. Which has a google map for directions as well as the new 3D showcase for applicants to check out our space!


The Events page, showing every major event over the year. and the contact page. Which has a google map for directions as well as the new 3D showcase for applicants to check out our space!