Welcome Back to School

Welcome back everyone. We’re all excited about the coming school year, and look forward to meeting everyone. We encourage parents to talk to teachers about any questions you might have about the school or your child. We want everyone to be happy and satisfied, and we feel that communication helps to ensure this! For those new families, let us introduce ourselves.

Mrs. Jill Liu – Supervisor & Early Childhood Educator & Montessori Teacher
Mrs. Mila Gurevich – Early Childhood Educator & Montessori Teacher
Mrs. Julie Kwak – Early Childhood Educator & Montessori Teacher
Mrs. Dipti – Early Childhood Educator

To ensure that your child receives the maximum benefit in teaching time, teachers request that you bring your child in no later than 9:30 am daily. The tuition fee has increased to $800.00 per month. Parents who are paying by personal cheques can write a series of post-dated cheques. If you need monthly tuition receipt please let Mrs. Liu know. Otherwise it will be an annual tuition receipt.

The weather will soon be changing so please ensure that your child is always wearing appropriate clothing. For indoors your child will need rubber-soled slippers (no flip-flops please), as well a full change of extra clothing in case of any accidents. For outdoors, your child needs a raincoat and rain pants as well as rubber boots. Please ensure that everything your child brings to school is labelled with his/her name and kept in the cubby. Many items, such as lunch containers, are very similar and they can easily be mixed up or go missing. Snacks for morning and afternoon will be collected in snack baskets and put in the fridge by staff. Children are not allowed to go in to the kitchen by themselves for various safety and security reasons. Teachers will bring snacks to children when the times come. As for lunches, parents are welcome to put them in the fridge on the bottom shelf. Thank you

*An important reminder.
Please let your child know that toys from home are not permitted at school except on Wednesday when we have “show and tell”. Action figures and play weapons are not permitted at the school at any time.

We would like to remind parents to always sign in your child in the morning and sign he/her out in the afternoon when you leave. These “sign-in” sheets are what we use in case of fire or other emergency to determine that all the children are outside and safe. Also, please remember that our opening time is 7:30 a.m. and closing time is at 5:30 p.m. We would appreciate on time pick-up. If, for whatever reason, you must pick up your child outside of the designated times there is a $15.00 charge for every 15 minutes late or portion thereof. We appreciate your cooperation.

Parents, please send your children with a labelled toothbrush (please give it to the teachers). We are trying to emphasize good hygiene every year! Also, we ask that you try to send your child with healthy snacks such as fruits, cheese, veggies, yogurt etc. Please try to limit the amount of cookies, chips and other not-so-healthy snacks that children sometimes bring. We practice two important drills, Fire and Earthquake drill, with the children. We would like to ask you to prepare a ‘comfort kit’ bag for your child, in case of emergency.

Emegency Large Ziploc bag:

* hand-written note of comfort.
* small toy or cuddly( i.e. beanie baby).
* emergency foil blanket(Canadian Tire)
* 2 granola bars.
* 3 fruit leathers (“fruit to go”) made from 100% fruit juice.
* 2 boxes of juice ( 250 ml.)

*An important reminder. On Fridays we close early, at 5:00 p.m.