Register for ongoing 3yo Preschool! We have a few spots open January-June

IMG_6668The four pillars of Canmore Preschool are –

  1. Fun;
  2. Socialization;
  3. Cognitive and Physical Development;
  4. Community.

Studies have shown that attending preschool has long-term positive effects on our children. Future education, relationships, careers, happiness…however you measure success, preschool provides a step up.

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And yet, our classes often look like playtime! The same studies have shown that the most effective approach to early education is a mix of teacher-directed activities and child-directed exploration. Children learn through play.

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As children learn to share and progress from parallel play to cooperative play, they develop their first friendships with peers. Along the way we demonstrate and encourage children to show respect and empathy – for themselves, their peers, their teachers, and visitors to the class – for everyone!

COGNITIVE AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

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As a non-profit, parent-run, licensed program, founded in 1972, Canmore Preschool has deep roots in our community. We enjoy having parents in the classroom, and welcome many community visitors each year – firefighters, librarians, Alberta Parks educators, RCMP… We want our classes to reflect the diversity and strength of our community!

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2018-2019 PreK and Preschool Schedules and Fees

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If you prefer a paper registration form, they are available at our office M-Th, 8:45-3:45.

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Guess who’s coming to town! Parents might want to come and take a picture

All parents are invited to join for Santa’s visits: The days and times are listed below for your child’s class. As this is a special time for your preschooler, and Santa will not have extra gifts, no siblings please. Also, please keep Santa’s visit a secret – we do not build the anticipation with the kids.

Wednesday, December 19th

-Ms. Claire’s 3yoPM M/W Class

Thursday, December 20th

-Ms. Carmen’s 3yoAM Class – 10:30am

-Ms. Claire’s 3yoAM Class – 10:45am

-Ms. Claire’s 3yoPM T/Th Class – 2:15pm

-Ms. Carmen’s Pre-K PM Class – 3:00pm

Friday, December 21st

-Ms. Carmen’s Pre-K AM Class – 11:15am

-Ms. Claire’s Pre-K AM Class – 11:30am

Enjoy Winter Break from December 22 to January 6! We look forward to seeing you in the new year when classes resume on January 7th.

Rocky Mountain Raffle 2018 – Tickets on Sale Now! 10 Fantastic Prizes

Tickets on sale now! With 10 fantastic prize packages thanks to so many generous local sponsors, the odds are excellent and tickets are only $5 each! The prize drawing will be held Dec 12th – just in time for spreading Christmas cheer.

Heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors! Thank you, Bow Valley and beyond 🙂

1st Prize:        Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Deluxe Lakeview Room with Breakfast and Valet Parking ● Discover Banff Tours Sleigh Ride ● KAKE One dozen Specialty Cupcakes

2nd Prize:       Mountain Glow Spa Mani-Pedi & Facial ($230 value) ● Dr. Moldenhauer Philips Sonicare Toothbrush ($249 value) ● Bow Valley Straws Handcrafted Glass Straws

3rd Prize:       Canbow Motors Car Detailing, 2 Oil Changes, & Car Care Kit ● Bell B & O Headphones ($100 value) ● Craig’s Way Station $50 cheque

4th Prize:       Canmore Golf & Country Club 2 Greens Fees w/Power Cart ● Sports Experts EVO Spin Pro Indoor Trainer ($249 value, convert outdoor bike for indoor training) ● Canmore Nordic Centre 1 Adult Season Pass ● Rocky’s Photos Framed Print

5th Prize:       One Wellness Spa 60 Minute Massage ($140 value) ● Willow Flowers Gift Basket ($130 value) ● Canmore Tea Co. $25 Gift Card ● The Tin Box Sushi Roller

6th Prize:       Banff Springs Hotel Vermillion Room Saturday Brunch for 4 ● Norquay Family Tubing – 2 adults & 2 children ● Calaway Park 4 Passes ● Hijinx Toy Shop Chemistry Set (Ages 10+)

7th Prize:       Norquay Family Tubing – 2 adults & 2 children ● Sunshine Village Lift Tickets for 2 Adults & 2 Children ● Hijinx Toy Shop Robot Kit (Ages 8+)

8th Prize:       Juniper Lodge 1 Night Stay ● Discover Banff Tours Johnston Canyon Icewalk for 2 ● Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. $50 Gift Card

9th Prize:       Stoney Nakoda Resort 1 Night Stay w/Hot Breakfast Buffet ● Canmore Denture Clinic Hamilton Beach Pizza Oven ● Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. $50 Gift Card

10th Prize:     Hotel Clique 1 Night Stay ● Bell B & O Headphones ($100 value) ● Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. $50 Gift Card

Additional Sponsors:  Canmore Lube & Muffler Coast Hotel Stonewaters

All Proceeds Support Canmore Preschool providing early childhood education in the Bow Valley.

  • 2000 Tickets at $5 each.
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  • Prize draw: Dec 12, 2018

Picture Day – Tuesday, October 23 – No regular classes!

***No regular classes on October 23rd, 2018***

Instead, please arrive on time for your slot in the schedule below, because class pictures will be taken first!

  • After the group picture, you may choose to take individual pictures.
  • Siblings are welcome, and welcome to have pictures taken together and individually at the end of the class time slot.
  • The class picture can be purchased for $7.00, or if you order a package of individual pictures, the class picture will be included.
  • Order forms with sample proofs will be in your cubbies in November.

Please arrive ON TIME:

Ms. Claire’s Classes

9:00 am 3yo Morning class

9:30 am Pre-K Morning class

10:00 am 3yo Afternoon M/W class

10:30 am 3yo Afternoon T/Th class

Ms. Carmen’s Classes

12:30 pm Pre-K Afternoon class

1:00 pm 3yo Morning class

1:30 pm Pre-K Morning class

Labeling your child’s things? Order here and Preschool receives 20%

Some families have asked if we could participate in fundraising with Mabel’s Labels, so here you go!

No pressure, but if you would like to buy name labels for your child’s clothing, shoes, snack bag, etc, Preschool will receive 20% of all orders.

Visit http://mabelslabels.com/support-a-fundraiser and under “Select your school/organization” choose “Canmore Preschool Society” from the alphabetical drop down menu.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

 

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Welcome Families – Preschool Starts September 10th and 11th

Preschool starts for PreK and the M/W Afternoon 3yo class on Monday, September 10th, and for T/Th Morning and Afternoon 3yo classes on Tuesday, September 11th.

The first day of class will be a short orientation accompanied by parents – if you didn’t already receive the details in your email, please let us know!

The second day of your class will be the first full, drop-off class.

Lindsey is back in the office as of September 4th, getting ready for students to arrive.

Payment will be due on the first day of class. We have emailed out the pre-authorized debit form, and will also have paper copies at your orientation.

If you have questions you can email info@canmorepreschool.com. See you soon!

Gone Fishing – Administration Summer Contact Info

Our administrative assistant Lindsey is off for the summer from June 29 to September 4, 2018. We will send you all the details for the start of school in late August. Office hours will resume on September 4th. Preschool classes begin September 10th & 11th.

If you wish to register your child over the summer, you can do so online – just click the orange button above and to the right. We may not respond with your class placement immediately (Lindsey will be out of country July 2-12) but registrations will be processed in the order received, and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

As of June 29, our morning 3yo classes are full with a waitlist.

You can email questions to info@canmorepreschool.com. We will check email approximately once a week during the summer. If you require urgent assistance you can call our volunteer Board Chairperson, Rachel Lippitt – (403) 675-4045.

Thank you and enjoy the summer!

Concert, Bouncy Castle, Facepaint, Bubbles – End of Year Party! – June 22

It’s hard to believe that there’s only one month of school left before the summer break! We have another month of music classes with Tangle, visits to the Library, Rainbow Day, Teddy Bear Picnic, and plenty of outdoor time. Then on Friday, June 22nd, please join us from 10am to noon in Lions Park for our End of Year Party. Please arrive at 10, because Ms. Tangle will be giving a concert/puppet show including some of your children’s favorite songs from Preschool, perfect for all of us to sing and dance along with the music.

  • 10:00am-10:30am Show with Ms. Tangle McClaron
  • 10:30am-12:00pm Party!
    • Bouncy Castle
    • Facepainting
    • Bubbles
    • Freezies

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for good weather! If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will have a back-up location booked. We will send out an email to all families on the morning before the party if we need to move to the back-up location.

We look forward to seeing you at the party!

Mothers Day Tea Parties – May 8 to 11

We have many little teapots, hear them shout ♥ Tip them over and pour them out!

We will be pouring tea for all preschool moms, May 8 to 11. Please drop off your preschooler at the earlier time listed for them to help set up for the party. Moms, please be on time for the party itself. Kindly make other arrangements for siblings. We hope this will be a special time to share with your preschooler!

  • Carmen 3yo AM – Tues, May 8: Drop off at 9, party 9:30-10:30am
  • Carmen PreK PM – Tues, May 8: Drop off at 12:30, party 1-2pm
  • Carmen PreK AM – Wed, May 9: Drop off at 9, party 9:30-10:30am
  • Claire 3yo AM – Thurs, May 10: Drop off at 9, party 9:30-10:30am
  • Claire 3yo PM – Thurs, May 10: Drop off at 12:30, party 1-2pm
  • Claire PreK AM – Fri, May 11: Drop off at 9, party 9:30-10:30am

Learning through play!