What you need to know...
How we incorporate the cooperative approach.
COVID-19 (UPDATED June 2022)
Children should bring a small, healthy snack to eat during snack time. Some kids like to bring muffins, crackers, fruit, or other easy to eat favorites. Please do not bring candy or gum.
Each child should bring a filled water bottle.
For the safety of our children with allergies, please do not send anything containing nuts (including peanut butter or baking with nuts). Please read labels as granola bars and some Ritz crackers have peanut warnings on them.
Don’t forget to pack a spoon if you need one!
SHOW AND TELL
Each child will have a turn to bring a special item from home on their parent’s helper day. We will try to coordinate helper days to coincide with birthdays where possible.
On a rotating basis, ALL parents will be scheduled as classroom helpers. This is a great opportunity to see how your child spends their time at Mother Teresa and to get to know their classmates.
If you are unable to work your scheduled day, a trusted friend or relative with whom your child is comfortable can take your place or you can also contact another parent in your session to trade days.
Also, please note that siblings are not permitted to accompany you on your helper days as they are not covered by our insurance.
Everyone volunteering as a parent helper be be required to submit a current criminal record check. All parents are asked to take part helping since we are a Cooperative Preschool.
Generally parent helpers are required to help in the classroom approximately once every month.
Each session has a designated room parent who helps coordinate activities specific to their class (special events, field trips, etc.). They also prepare the monthly parent helper schedule. Room parents will be required to attend board meetings as members. All parents are welcome to attend any board meetings if they wish.
COMMON DISMISSAL DAYS
We will have preschool on all common dismissal days (when Ecole St. Mother Teresa School is not in session). There may be some exceptions.
We may be holding a fundraiser during the preschool year, this will be decided at our first executive meeting. Also implemented as of the 2008-2009 year, we are collecting a $100.00 fundraising deposit cheque. Please post-date this cheque for April 1, 2024. If your family participates in the fundraising event for the year, the cheque will be returned to you. However, if your family does not participate, this cheque will be cashed in April, 2024.
In order to keep our preschool clean we schedule toy washes throughout the year. We are a cooperative preschool therefore; every family is expected to participate in at least one toy wash. The organizer will schedule the toy washes and your room parent will ask for volunteers for each toy wash. If you choose not to participate in any of the toy washes your $100.00 toy wash cheque will be cashed at year-end.
If you have questions, please contact the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your cooperation!