Picture Day – Tuesday, October 24 – No regular classes!

***No regular classes on October 24th, 2017***

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

9:30 am 3 yr. Morning class

10:00 am 3 yr. Afternoon class

10:30 am Pre-K Morning class

Ms. Carmen’s Classes

12:30 pm Pre-K Afternoon class

1:00 pm 3 yr. Morning class

1:30 pm Pre-K Morning class

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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 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!

What We Offer Your Child – Register for Preschool and PreK Today!

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

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!

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For more program details click here: 2017-2018 PreK and Preschool Schedules and Fees

To register click here: 2017-2018 PreK and Preschool Online Registration

If you prefer a paper form, they are available at our office.

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!

New Artisans Market Coordinator

We are pleased to have hired Julia Freeman at the new Artisans Market Coordinator. Welcome, Julia! Thank you to all who applied.

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Are you friendly, detail-oriented, organized, and interested in art and quality craft? This year will be the 22nd annual Canmore Christmas Artisans Market and we are seeking a new coordinator to take over the helm and maintain the market’s position as a much-loved community event. This is a very part-time position, except during the third week in November.

2017 Artisans Market position description

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

Raffle Tickets on Sale Now! Prize Draw Dec 15th

Raffle tickets are on sale now! $5 per ticket, only 2,000 printed, and 10 fantastic prize packages to win.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9th Prize:       Alpine Helicopters Standby Flight for 2 ● Canmore Lube & Muffler $250 Gift Card

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

All proceeds directly support our preschool and pre-kindergarten programs. License #448984

Preschool families are asked to sell at least one book of 10 tickets. Everyone who sells two books will be entered in a prize drawing for a $50 gift card to Save-On-Foods plus a Tim Horton’s gift basket.

Families who sell the most tickets will win:

1st Prize:

Playmobile Pirate Ship and Clubhouse from Hijinx Toys worth $200, plus a $10 gift card to Craig’s Way Station.

2nd Prize:

$25 Gift Card from Safeway, plus a $10 gift card to Craig’s Way Station.

3rd Prize:

Free Small Pizza at Red Rock Pizza, plus a $10 gift card to Craig’s Way Station.

Space available for 3yos! Register Now for January 2017

Spaces still available in morning classes for children with birthdays in 2013! We call theses “3yo” classes, but the age cutoff follows the calendar year the same as Canadian Rockies Public Schools, so children will begin turning 4 in January. You can register now to begin attending after winter break on January 10th.

Please click the button in the upper right to submit your forms and registration fee online.

Questions? Want to find out current availability? Email info@canmorepreschool.com or call our office at 403-678-2538. Office hours: M-Th, 8:30am-3:30pm.

Learning through play!