Frequently Asked Questions:
When is the AGM for the 2019/20 school year?
AGM will be June 4, 2019 from 6pm - 8pm. Location to be determined.
Do I have to attend the AGM?
All families must have a representative attend this meeting.
When is the application deadline for the 2019-20 school year?
February 28 is the deadline for children who have priority registration. New applications for the
2019-20 school year will be accepted beginning February 28 at 6:00 pm. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis after this date until Dec 1, 2019. It is however suggested to apply as soon as possible as spaces will be assigned on a first come first served basis.
Can I still apply even if spaces are full?
Yes. Your child’s name will be added to the wait list according to the date your application is received. Should you wish to register your child for the current school year, please ask about spaces available by emailing the Registrar.
How are the classes filled?
After priority registration is completed February 28 and we know how many spaces are remaining, the classes will be filled on a first come first served basis.
When will we find out if we have been offered a space?
Applicants will be notified by email within a few days to be informed whether your child has been offered a spot or waitlisted.
How many spaces are available each year?
We currently accommodate 18 students in each Early Foundations and Kindergarten Readiness class.
Do we accept two year olds into our Preschool Program?
Due to licensing, children must be at least 3 years old by September 1, 2019 for the 2019/20 school year.
What does it mean to be a parent co-operative program?
A parent co-operative preschool is organized and administered by the parents. In order for a parent co-operative preschool to run successfully, everyone must work together. There are certain duties and responsibilities which are divided up amongst the parents. The success of the daily operations of the school depends on the fulfillment of these responsibilities.
Does my child need to be toilet trained to attend the program?
All children must be toilet-trained prior to the beginning of school. You may be asked to pick up your child from school if he/she has had an accident. Repeat issues regarding toilet training may result in the cancellation of your child’s registration. Please ask your child if he/she requires the washroom prior to the beginning of class.
Do I need to provide a snack and what should I send in?
Snack time is an important time to socialize and practice table manners. Parents/guardians are responsible for providing a simple, healthy snack and drink each school day. Snacks must be kept in a small snack bag or container with your child’s name labeled on the inside. This is placed in your child's cubby during drop-off, and is not refridgerated. If sending grapes, they must all be sliced longways. Unsliced grapes will be returned home. Please do not send candy or pop as these may cause jealousy and result in problems.
What is your policy for nuts?
Bonnie Doon Playschool is a NUTFREE preschool. There are a few students who have severe nut allergies. It is crucial that we keep nuts of all kind out of the classroom. Please read the labels of all food that you send with your child for a snack. Look for items that are clearly labelled Nut-Free, and/or made in a Nut-Free establishment. If it doesn’t mention anything about being nut free, play it safe and look for something else. If your child is like the many who love peanut butter...please feel free to try the nut free butters such as WOW Butter.
What clothing or shoes are suggested for the program?
Children should be dressed for the weather. We try to go out as much as possible, even in the winter months (as long as it’s not too cold), so please make sure your child has appropriate warm clothing (hat, gloves, coat). Please ensure your child has a spare set of clothing and indoor shoes to leave in their cubbie. When selecting indoor shoes for your child for preschool, choosing a pair that is easy to put on and take off (and that your child can try and do themselves) is a great choice! Not only does it build confidence, it saves time for parents and staff too. Please label all clothing items.
How are birthdays celebrated?
We will recognize your child’s birthday with a birthday song and a small gift. If possible your child’s birthday will be celebrated on their actual birthday. Otherwise we will choose to celebrate on the closest day to their birthday. You are welcome to bring in treats that day, but by no means is this mandatory. If you do plan to bring a treat, please remember it cannot be home-made and it MUST be PEANUT free. Please keep it simple.
Who do I notify if my child will be absent?
Please contact the teachers by phone or email if your child will be late or absent for any reason, whether for a single day or extended period. This will help them plan for the day and begin promptly, and set aside any special supplies for your child's return. This is extremely important for Field Trip days! The classroom phone number is 780 461-3449 and the phone has voicemail. You may also email the teachers at firstname.lastname@example.org to notify of planned absences.