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September 2016 Info

Hello Parents,

We made it through the summer! Hope all of you did, too, none the worse for wear. With the new school year approaching just days away, we have some reminders and info here to help everyone transition.

First off- Kindercare. All Kindercare families should have received an email on the 18th of August with our Kindercare gradual entry schedule. Basically, families are covered for all the times their children are not in school at Bayview, General Gordon, and Southlands. The hitch is that care is primarily at Bayview, especially during the first week. For General Gordon kids, this involves walkovers between the schools. For Southlands families, you will have to coordinate transportation between centres. Please check the previously emailed schedule, and if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Also, please remember to pack your kids lunch everyday, We will be providing morning and afternoon snacks, but there will be no lunch program during gradual entry.

For all other kids (grades 1-7), and at all schools, care will be on site at those schools beginning Tuesday, September 6th. The first day will involve a short assembly between 9 and 10am. After that, JKC will be in full swing all day (morning care is also available starting Tuesday, should you want it). Regular Classes begin Wednesday the 7th, upon which we’ll be providing standard before-and-after care.

Lastly, our new school! Kate (our GG Coordinator) and her staff have been working hard all week to prepare the room for the kids, and it looks beautiful! Christine, too, has been scrambling on the admin side to get all the permits, licenses, and services set up (who knew Telus could be so difficult?). Rest assured, with a few minor exceptions (for example, a land line), the space will be ready to go one Tuesday. If you’d like to sneak a peek, we will be there all day today and tomorrow hustling to meet the deadline. Come on by, or peep in the windows after hours. We’re in the lunchroom, on the main floor right off the corner of 6th and Bayswater.

I hope that covers everything. Let us know if you have any other questions. See you soon!



!!EDIT!!  No JKC lunch this Tuesday. Please pack your kids a lunch. Thanks