General Gordon

Dear Families,

 

Welcome to our newest families and welcome back to our returning ones:
My name is Wesley Wong and I am the Centre Coordinator for Jericho Kids Club at General Gordon. I have worked in the child care field for the past seven years, starting out originally at JKC, moving along to become a Program Supervisor at Spare Time Clubhouse, and recently coming back to JKC this past February in my current role. I have been co-chair for the School Age Child Care Association for the past year and recently completed my Early Childhood Care and Education Certification this past June. In my free time, I enjoy running, a lot, various outdoor recreational activities, and photography. 

 

Attendance and Release of Children:
It is essential that you let us know if your child will not be attending the program. We follow a thorough procedure when we cannot find a child, including phoning family members.
Please call (604-736-0566) and leave us a message or email me (wesley@jerichokidsclub.com) if your child is away, being picked up directly from school, or being picked up at JKC by someone other than yourself. We will not release children to anyone other than those listed as authorized pickups without your explicit directions. 

 

Drop Off and Pick Up:
Morning drop off: You may use the school’s main entrance or our main door within our space (north side of the school). Afternoon pick up: It is asked that everyone enter and exit through our main doors (north side of school), as all other external doors of the school will be locked.

 

Transitions and Washrooms:
All kindergarteners will be picked up together after school and brought over to our space by a JKC staff. All grade 1’s will be picked up and walked to the room for the first couple of weeks. They will be slowly transitioned into arriving into our space by themselves. 

All kindergarteners and grade 1’s will have group washroom visits supervised by a staff. At times, they will be partnered with an older kid (grades 4 – 7) to take them to the washroom.

 

Food Service:
We provide a morning snack before school and afternoon snack after school. Morning snacks may include cereal, oatmeal, pancakes, eggs and toast. All afternoon snacks are served with healthy servings of fruit and / or vegetables.

 

Extra clothes: 
We would like to ask for a spare set of clothes for each child in younger kids in a labeled Ziploc bag.

Please include:

  • Pants
  • Underwear
  • Socks (one or two pairs)
  • T-shirt

 

Screen Time:
The older kids will have screen time on Friday’s from 3:00 – 4:00. They are allowed to bring any devices from home on this day but they are to remain in their bags until this time and after this time.

 

Donations and Contributions:
We are often asked if we are interested in donations. The short answer is YES! We are happy to give your old playthings a new home and many of you have given us these wonderful gifts – thank you!

We are currently looking some specific items:

  • Sports Equipment (Basketball Balls, Soccer Balls, Footballs)
  • Board games
  • Items from your home culture or world travels – fabrics, figurines, recipes, artwork
  • Books and comics
  • Art materials

 

We are looking forward to working with all of you this upcoming year! Here’s to (another) new and exciting time at JKC!


Wesley Wong
Centre Coordinator l General Gordon
Community Programs Coordinator
Jericho Kids Club