February 22, 17
I added in 3 tentative PD
Days; 1 in May, June, and July. They will be tentative for
likely the next month. I will have Tom confirm that he can get
the days off as well before removing the tentative.
February 14, 17
Update: I had my dates mixed up and Tom leaves
this weekend for the 3 week course. I have a lot of
appointment/errands that must be done this week, so please don't be
suprised if I'm not here at pick up over the next 4 weeks.
I'll be doing most during quiet time, but if they run late, then I
may not get back on time.
February 6, 17
A couple of updates:
vacay: Unfortunately we might be later than normal figuring
out Tom's summer leave this year due to Tom potentially being posted
:( Tom met with his career mangler last month and was told
that they aren't sure whether or not he is staying at his current
posting (as it may no longer be a Military Police position) or
moving to a different unit in Ottawa. Of course, in typical
military fashion posting season isn't until April (or later because
we are a non-move posting), which means we have to wait until Tom
has a posting message to confirm posting and meets his new boss
before he can request his summer leave :(
The next 3
weeks: Tom will be away on course. The girls and I will
be down to the van and Carissia's barely working car. This
means while Tom is away to keep daycare functioning, I will need to
do my daycare errands during the day so that Sammy can have the van
in the evenings for work/dance. I won't be putting all the
errands into the calendar, because when I get a chance to run
errands will be based on how the kiddies day is going. Please
don't be shocked if I've popped out during quiet time or the end of
You may have
notice the calendar has a new look!
The pages have and information can still be found under the
same tabs. This tab will
have more detailed information regarding changes that occur in the
monthly pages. I try to
give as much notice as possible, but in doing so, sometimes things
change. This page will
help keep track of those changes so that you have the most updated
information. The PD days tab
is a quick reference for PD Days. If the PD day hasn't
occurred yet it's in grey. The Sick Day tab is a quick
reference to keep track of daycare closures under the sick category.
The important Dates tab is a quick reference for holidays, summer
closure, and winter closures. These tabs can also be used to
cross-reference the information in the monthly pages just in case
there is a discrepancy.
Please do your best to check the calendar regularly, it is your
responsibility to keep up to date on daycare closures and PD Days.
Please ensure before daycare closures that you know when
daycare will reopen or send me a quick email/text before the closure
Here’s to a great year!
December 13, 16
I am so sorry to switch the days daycare is open/closed during my
vacation. Sammy has an opportunity to potentially travel with
We. They have selected her as a possible canditate and she has
had to say no to every We Day information session. They called
her yesterday and said there is another one in Orleans on the 26th.
I was initially thinking that I would have Tina as a back up as she
is on stand by just in case Sammy needs any assistance, but then
Tina can't start until 9:15 and Sammy has to be there by 9.
Then I thought it would inconvenience you less, if I closed daycare
on the 26th (thursday) and open daycare on the 23rd (Monday)
instead. Hopefully everyone can accomodate the changes.
November 30, 16
It's getting close to that time of year where some families need to
start planning their summer holidays. If you have a
preference, please let me know, I will do my best to accomodate.
Depending on Tom's boss (he has a new one), he may or may not be
able to submit his leave pass until April to confirm when he can
take his summer holidays. I have placed tentative dates in the
calendar and will keep you posted.
November 10, 16
Unless something changes
between now and the trip. The plan is for Sammy to keep
daycare open 4 days out of the 7. Carissia is on stand
by for the Tuesday in case Sammy needs help, and Tina is on stand by
for Wednesday and Thursday if Sammy needs help. There will be
no need for alternate caregiver paperwork to be signed, as Sammy
will be the main caregiver :)
November 3, 16
April 5th, 16
Winter vacation has been booked and paid for! We leave January
18th and return January 27th. Daycare will be open for some of
the week with Sammy as an alternate provider.
September 22, 16
Winter vacay plans are underway. Tentative dates in January
have been put in the calendar. Once we has been arranged and
confirmed, then I will remove the tentative. The plan right
now is to have Sammy keep daycare open for a portion of the trip.
September 14, 16
It's going to be strange
being a parent of two adult children but I am loving it already!
No more worries about high school, the girls can worry about college
and jobs. No more taking vacation around Sammy's dance
schedule. I have no idea when daycare will be closed next
summer. I really enjoyed the first two weeks of August, so
maybe next year too? I will check in with all parents closer to
December/January to see if anyone has any preferences.
As my experienced daycare families know, I've been trying to
take a winter vacation for years, it has just never worked for us.
2017 might be our year, we have free flights through our loving
daughter Carissia. We are looking at February or March
and Sammy and or Carissia may be keeping daycare open for half the
I am slowly updating the calendar. Although, life
as a parent has slowed down only a little, especially since my
newest baby requires lots of time and energy. I have
also filled the time with other hobbies and doing things that I have
put off for years. I am still hopeful for life slowing down,
but for now, it's still full speed ahead.
Sammy's grad will be on the 29th of June.
It's currently marked as closed until Carissia lets me know if she
will be working, attending grad, or keeping daycare open.
March 6, 16
Just realized that Sammy's graduation is this year!
The school still hasn't announed what day it is yet. I suspect
June 29th or 30th. Depending on whether or not Carissia would
like to attend will depend on whether or not daycare will be closed.
I don't have this date in the calendar yet, I will confirm dates as
soon as the school announces it and Carissia decides if she will
keep daycare open or attend graduation.
February 26, 16
I am so sorry I haven't
confirmed summer yet. Ok so what the plan is right now is to
keep daycare open for most of Nationals in July. I will use pd
days and Carissia will hopefully be keeping daycare open 2 to 3
days. Days daycare will be open will be confirmed in May when
we know which days Carissia is off from the airport. This will
allow a normal 2 week summer vacay August 8th to 19th. If I
don't have enough pd days to cover the competitions, I will use
summer closure days in July, reducing the days in August.
I'll keep the summer holidays as tentative just in case I do require
more time off than I expect or Carissia isn't able to help out as
much as we expect. She is also hoping to apply for a full time
position once her probation period is over in May, in which case
daycare might be closed all of Nationals in July and only 1 week in
August (the 2nd week).
Tom is on course next week and
will be submitting the leave request March 7th. After that
point I won't be able to change the planned weeks. If you have
a preference, please let me know asap.
January 8, 16
I will confirm daycare
closures as soon as possible. Does anyone have a preference
for the summer? I'm hoping Tom will be able to confirm his summer
leave soon, it will be difficult to change his leave once it is
November 5, 15
Please remember it's your responsibility
to check the calendar to keep updated. When I have time, I try
to send updates via the daily journal, but it might not always be
possible. Within the calendar you will find daycare closures
both tentative and confirmed. I've also included some of our
activities so that you have a feel for what we are doing each day.
I offer a flexible program which means that we may find ourselves
enjoying a different activity than planned. You may also find
some notes on family events that may effect daycare or days where
there may be an alternative caregiver. Again, it's your
responsibility to ensure that you know when there will be an
alternate or changes to our schedule that will affect you. The
calendar is often developed several months in advance and updated
regularly to keep you as informed as possible. I wish I knew
how to develop a reponsive website to make it easier for you to
check the calendar on the go :(
June 17, 15
Finally after two crazy busy months, I have a
few moments to get the calendar updated. I have started to
work on the fall calendar. I haven't decided whether we will
attend play group on Tuesday or Thursday yet, I won't know 10% until
playgroup starts and we find out who is attening on what day.
The kiddies are getting older now and will be adding yoga back into
our schedule :)
April 21, 15
Please take a moment if
you haven't already to check the notes under Sammy's dance notes
to stay current with tentative closures. Some of Sammy's
schedules came in last night so I am able to start finalizing
Sammy's summer camp work schedule came in last
night and she is booked to work the two weeks we had initially
planned for a family vacation :( Working on new summer plans
now. Sammy works the second and third week in August and she
has summer intensive the 4th week in August. I am hoping
that her schedule does not inconvenience daycare; I am already
wondering how I am going to get her to and from dance.
August might be a challenging month.
Tom still has not
received a posting message. OutCan and Cost moves receive
their messages before No Cost moves do. I have friends who
have already received their OutCan and Cost move posting messages
started last week, so hopefully that means soon the No Cost moves
message will be out. Report dates for No Cost moves aren't
apparently until July, so the military might be taking it's time
to get them out. Until Tom knows what unit he is posted to,
he can't put in a leave pass.
Feb 24, 15
confirm summer holidays as soon as possible. Unfortunately
this year, Tom is due to be posted out of his current unit and we
have to wait until April to know what new unit he will be going to.
With this unit change he cannot submit his summer leave request
until we know who his new boss is going to be. We may not be
able to confirm until May. I'll keep my fingers crossed that
it will be sooner. I'll keep you posted.
Please let me know as soon as you can if
you have a preference for summer closure. As soon as I have
confirmation from Tom & Carissia's work, I will confirm summer
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