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Enjoy Spring Break! March 26 to April 6, 2018

Canmore Preschool follows the schedule of the Canadian Rockies Public Schools, including 2 weeks off for spring break.

Classes resume April 9th, 2018.

We wish everyone a happy Easter and springtime!

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Ski Lesson for Pre-Kindergarten – March 7, 2018. Mark your calendar!

Pre-K, get ready for a day of fun in the snow! On Wednesday, March 7, TrailSports and the Nordic Centre are once again hosting our Pre-K classes for ski lessons.

  • Pre-K will have no regular classes this day and should meet at the Nordic Centre for their 1-hour lesson. (See schedule below.)
  • Permission slips will be in cubbies soon. Please return them by March 1st.
  • Each child must wear a helmet.
  • Each student must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Depending on the ability and experience of your child, one adult could be responsible for 2-3 children.

This is always an exciting outing, and we hope you can join us!

Schedule:

  • Claire’s PreK AM Class – Arrive at 9am, lesson 9:30-10:30am
  • Carmen’s PreK AM Class – Arrive at 10:30am, lesson 11am-12pm
  • Carmen’s PreK PM Class – Arrive at 12:30pm, lesson 1-2pm

The Claire’s afternoon 3-year-old class will run normally at preschool.

Welcome Families – Preschool Starts September 11th and 12th

Preschool starts for 4-year-olds on Monday, September 11th, and for 3-year-olds on Tuesday, September 12th. The first day of class will be a short orientation accompanied by parents – we will email the details at the beginning of September. The second day of your class will be the first full, drop-off class day.

Lindsey is back in the office as of August 28th, getting ready for students to arrive.

Payment will be due on the first day of class, and Lindsey will email each class before then with more information about what to expect on the first day.

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

Thinking about Pre-K? Here’s what we offer…

2018 Program GrowsThe 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

Body Moves class.IMG_2461With daily opportunities for social play, arts and crafts, stories, songs, physical activity either in the gym or outside, and games that teach colours, shapes, letters, numbers, counting, and patterning, we provide all the materials your child needs to thrive, develop new skills, and move up to kindergarten with confidence.

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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!

2018-2019 Online Registration for Canmore Preschool & PreK

Gone Fishing – Administration Summer Contact Info

Our administrative assistant Lindsey is off for the summer from June 30 to August 27, 2017. Office hours will resume on August 28th. Preschool classes begin September 11th, 2017.

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 2-24) but registrations will be processed in the order received, and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

As of June 30, 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!

Register for 2017-2018 online now – and attend AGM on March 1st!

You may now submit your registration for 2017-2018 by clicking on the orange button above and to the right.

Families who attend our AGM & Registration Night at 7pm, March 1st, at the Holiday Inn (1 Silvertip Trail, Nakiska Room) are placed in classes before those who do not attend. So please remember to come to the meeting! We will keep it short and sweet.

After the AGM, registration is first come first served, if there are still spaces available.

Before we can make class lists in March, we need to have a full board of volunteers for 2017-2018. Here are descriptions of available positions. Board members’ children are guaranteed their class placement, and it fulfills your volunteer hours, so give us a call to join the board!

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Congratulations to the Rocky Mountain Raffle Winners!

HUGE thanks to all the local businesses who donated fabulous prizes! And thank you to all the families who bought and sold tickets. Your efforts and generosity brought in $7,500 towards keeping our program quality high and our fees affordable. Thank you!

1st Prize:        Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Deluxe Lakeview Room with Breakfast and Valet Parking ● Tin Box Gift Basket – Nancy Roper #0464

2nd Prize:       Sunshine Village Family VIP Package – Skiing for 2 Adults and 2 Children with Reserved Parking ● Chez Francois $100 Gift Card – Junko Squires #1390

3rd Prize:       Rimrock Resort 1 Night plus Primrose Breakfast for 2 ● Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club Greens Fees for 2 with Cart ● Willow Flowers Gift Basket – Mike Bergstrom #0933

4th Prize:       Clique Mountain Resort 1 Night in a 1-Bedroom Suite ● One Wellness Spa Hot Stone Treatment ● The Loft Men’s or Women’s Haircut – Ed Bamiling #0109

5th Prize:       Copperstone Resort 1 Night Queen Suite with a Den (bunkbeds) ● Calaway Park 4 Passes ● Valbella $50 Gift Card – Mike Koppang #0633

6th Prize:       Mt. Norquay Ski Area Quality Time Family Package – Lift Tickets, Rentals, and Tubing for 4 ● Buffalo Mountain Lodge Dinner for 2 – Kimberly Anderson #1274

7th Prize:       Iron Goat Restaurant Chef at Home – Catered Dinner for 6 ● Canmore Nordic Centre 4 Adult Ski Passes ● Elevation Place Family Go Beyond Day Pass – Colin Norman #1352

8th Prize:       Canmore Golf and Country Club 2 Green Fees w/Power Cart ● CrossFit Canmore 10 Punch Pass ● Craig’s Way Station 2*$10 Gift Cards – Minoru Enoki #1386

9th Prize:       Alpine Helicopters Standby Flight for 2 ● Canmore Lube & Muffler $250 Gift Card – Elke Nieni #0902

10th Prize:     The Main Street Canmore Experience – HiJinx Toy Shop Blossom Cottage and Holiday Barbie ● Murrieta’s $50 Gift Card ● Just Be $50 Gift Card ● Rocky Mountian Bagel Co. Gift Card, Free Coffee, and Travel Mug ● Timothy’s Popcorn & Candy Jelly Belly Harry Potter Bean Boozled Basket ● The Wood $100 Gift Card – Rebecca Brookes #0924

Welcome Families – Preschool Starts September 12th and 13th

Preschool starts for 4-year-olds on Monday, September 12th, and for 3-year-olds on Tuesday, September 13th. The first day of class will be a short orientation accompanied by parents – we will email the details shortly. The second day of your class will be the first full, drop-off class day.

Lindsey is back in the office as of August 29th, getting ready for students to arrive, and we have our first board meeting of the year on September 7th.

Payment will be due on the first day of class, and Lindsey will email each class shortly with more information about what to expect on the first day.

If you have questions you can call the office at 403-678-2538, M-Th, 8:30-3:30. See you soon!

Welcome to Our New Teacher – Claire Cresencia

Hello Canmore Preschool Families,
We are pleased to announce that our board has hired Claire Cresencia as our new Preschool Teacher!
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Claire comes to us with a wealth of experience and certifications in Early Childhood Development. She has worked at Canmore Community Daycare
since 2004 in a variety of roles – from classroom teacher to Before and After School Care program coordinator to her most recent role as Assistant Director.
All of us at Preschool have enjoyed working with Claire over the years as partners sharing the Roundhouse facility, so we are absolutely thrilled to work more closely with her in the future. Claire will teach a morning Pre-K 4-year-old class, a morning Preschool 3-year-old class, and the afternoon Preschool 3-Year-old class. We are confident she will be a great addition to our team!
From Claire: “I look forward to finding myself back in the classroom to inspire and be inspired by your children. I have a love for the great outdoors and taking every opportunity as a learning experience.”
Welcome, Ms. Claire! We are looking forward to September. Enjoy your summer everyone.
Sincerely,
Ms. Lindsey & Ms. Carmen

Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Please use the button in the upper right to register and pay for Canmore Preschool July 2016 summer camps. Camps are for potty-trained children ages 3 to 5. Maximum 15 children per camp. Fees are $100 per week (Mon-Fri, 3 hours per day).

July 4-8, 2016:
Choice of 8:45-11:45am or 12:30-3:30pm
The Mighty Jungle

Let’s swing on a vine! We are going to learn about wild jungle animals. We will play games like “Jumping Monkeys”, “Sleeping Lion Cubs”, and many more exciting activities. Children will make animal masks, match animal parts, and transform into jungle creatures through face-painting.

July 11-15, 2016:
Choice of 8:45-11:45am or 12:30-3:30pm
Young Scientists

Why is water wet? Why do balls bounce? How do magnets work? What is a rainbow? Can we make a volcano? What can float on air? We will try to find the answers to these and many other questions preschoolers might have. Children will enjoy captivating demonstrations, perform simple science experiments, and discover how science can help us to better understand the world around us.

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