Preschool 2018/2019

  • March 2019

    Auction Deadlines you Need to Know Our Auction is just around the corner, April 6 from 7-11PM at the Hive on Front St. Family donations are due by March 5. If you have not already done so, confirm your tickets via the link. Last chance to get tickets is March 15 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qpps-silent-auction-tickets-56000688567?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text We have some incredible items to bid on, fabulous beer and wine to sip on and delicious food to nibble on. Hope to see everyone. Tax Time Update Tax receipts for tuition and donations will be emailed to parents by the end of February.  Receipts will include all tuition and donation amounts received by QPPS in the calendar year (January 2018 – December 2018).   Tuition Receipts will be issued for all current students (2018-2019 school year) and past students (2017-2018 school year).  Donation receipts will be issued for gifts of cash and or items over $100. Books books books! Parents sometimes ask our teachers for some suggestions of their favourite children’s book authors.  Ms. Donna and Ms. Lyn love Eric Carle, Oliver Jeffers, Denise Fleming, Leo Leoni, Byron Barton, John Burningham, and Kevin Henkes to name a few. Did you know that the librarians at the New Westminster Public […]

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  • February 2019

    From the Executive It’s that time of year again! Registration dates are coming up for the 2019/2020 school year at the preschool. February 5th, 6:30pm – current families February 6th, 7pm – alumni families February 9th, 4pm – new families And looking to April, Silent Auction donations are now being accepted. Please return your donation along with the donation form by March 15. This year we are also accepting cash donations in lieu of a tangible item. Any cash donation over $100 will be given a donation receipt. Items can be left in the “auction” box outside the teachers office at the preschool, cash or cheques can be left in either Colby’s (4AM) or Ella’s (3AM) mailbox. We are all looking forward to a fun event! Introducing Mindfulness to the Early Years How do we as parents create an environment that not only engages young children but creates a culture of peace? How do we encourage ‘slowing-down’ without turning it into another behaviour to police? Learn strategies on how to build skills in stress-reduction, explore ways to transform routine into ritual, and foster compassionate ways of being that empower the whole family. Josephine Chan is our presenter for the February […]

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  • January 2019

    Welcome back to preschool! Hoping everyone had a special time with their families over the holiday’s. The structure of the Queens Park Preschool executive has shifted since we voted in the new bylaws in November. Please welcome the following members into their new roles: Mike Daws – President Nina Priddle- Vice President Leanne Steel – Secretary Monica Hoover – Treasurer Yolanda Lavorata – Outreach Director (oversees Fundraising, Parent Education, Special Events, and Marketing) Allie Sayles – Member Services Director (oversees Orientation, Enrollment, Class Reps) Tina Jhingan – Staffing Director (oversees Teachers, Jobs Coordinator, Personnel) You may be hearing from the director or executive member assigned to oversee your job in the preschool this year as we work on completing handbooks and policies for the preschool as well as expanding all job descriptions. A friendly reminder that attendance at the General Meetings is mandatory for one family member, as per Queen’s Park Preschool’s policies. Attendance will continue to be taken and absences followed up on. We have incredible speakers lined up for 2019 and we look forward to seeing you all there! SAVE THE DATE!  The Queen’s Park Preschool Silent Auction is scheduled for April 6th at The Hive on Front Street. We will […]

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  • December 2018

    Big news for the month! Ms. Queenie will be starting her maternity leave after the December 4th General Meeting. We are all sending her love and warm wishes as she embarks on this new journey with her family! My child pretends to shoot guns – what do I do? For our parent education session this month, we welcome Sarah McCarthy. Sarah created ECE Connect in 2015 with the idea of connecting early childhood educators together, and offering workshops that she feels are needed in the field. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Training, a diploma in Early Childhood Education and Montessori (0-12 years) and a certificate for Children with Special Needs. She has worked in play based centres, Reggio inspired centres, Montessori schools, and Forest schools. She’s been in the educational field for over 16 years; currently teaches in the Native Education College and Vancouver Community College, and is a board member of the ECEBC Vancouver branch. Our presentation at the general meeting will be about Superhero Play. All children have a right to play. This includes superhero play, sometimes weapon play and shocking themes like shooting storm troopers! Objectives for this workshop: Understand what children mean […]

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  • November 2018

    Welcome our Practicum Student Ling! Ling was born in Taiwan, and moved to North America when she was 20 years old. She lived in Florida for over 5 years. During that time she completed her Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, got married, and started her own family. She and her family moved and settled in Vancouver since 1997. Ling has been working as an ECE for over 10 years, and has had many wonderful experience with children aged from 0-6 in different group settings. Ling was a stayed at home mom for over 10 years. She was involved with her children’s learning, and volunteered both in and out school activities, such as teacher’s helper, PAC member and involved with school council planning, and one of the Cub Scout Leader from Scout Canada. She loves to learn with children through their play, curiosity, and creativity every day. She is grateful to be able to have this opportunity to walk along aside with each child for a short period of time in their life and share countless great moments with their family with trace of their children’s growth in every developmental areas. She has her ECE Basic Certification and Infant Toddler Certification, and […]

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  • October 2018

    Welcome to all new and returning Queen’s Park Preschool families! The beginning of the school year is always full of such excitement and adjustments. For some of you, the transition to school has been as bumpy as daylight savings to bedtime. For others, your kids have been ready for preschool since they could walk or somewhere in between. I hope you are settling into a new routine with your little ones after our first month back. A huge thank you goes to our teachers, Ms. Donna, Ms. Lyn, and Ms. Queenie and our support staff, Ms. Roop and Ms. Amber, for a successful launch to the school year with our beautiful new indoor and outdoor spaces. I would also like to thank all our families on watering duty over the summer for keeping our play yard thriving and beautiful, and also to James and Adam for the awesome new teacher/duty parent cubbies and fresh paint. Be it cleaning the school or organizing a fundraiser, designing a website or crunching numbers, this school wouldn’t be the amazing place that it is without you. So many thanks for being part your children’s first school experience. Our Executive team has identified three main […]

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