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Parent Committee

The Sandbox: KrK Parent Committee

 

PC Meeting September 22, 2011

In Attendance:  CV (parent), MR (parent), SM (parent) LM (parent) sent regrets, JS (staff & parent), HHD (director / resource to committee) 

REQUIRED AGENDA: 

  • Safety Care & Well Being of the Children: a mild stomach bug was going around 2 weeks ago.  
  • Status of the Facility's License:  is current, up to date, no violations
  • Programs Provided By the Licensee:  part time, full time, infant, toddler and preschool. We spoke about the multi-age grouping pilot, with staff children. We also touched on emergent curriculum, as well as risk taking.
  • Equipment & Materials Available to the Children: Shopping list for trikes, bikes, and bilibos.
  • Staffing Patterns & Staff Qualifications:  Discussed 2 staff with are doing a 16 week module program to receive there entry level classification. HM moving to green room. LC hired for JH mat leave. Teaches in Red room. AB has gone to a daycare in Bedford. PM is our new inclusion coordinator; she has a Bachelor Arts with a Psychology Concentration from SMU. She also has her diploma in Early Childhood Education. As well, she has a certificate in management development from MSVU and SMU.

PC WORK AGENDA: 

  • Review all of Regulations re: Parent Meetings. Section 47-49 http://www.gov.ns.ca/just/regulations/regs/dayregs.htm
  • Fundraising Report:   Mabel’s Labels raised $322.85    Next fundraiser: Norcard.   
  • Also discussed that PC wants to send staff to CA conference again next year.
  • Discussed balance of PC bank account

In Attendance:  LM (parent), MR (parent), JR (parent) sent regrets, NS (staff & parent), JS (staff & parent), HHD (director / resource to committee) 

REQUIRED AGENDA: 

  • Safety Care & Well Being of the Children:   No specific illness currently going around.  Maintenance book is up to date and playground checks are regularly taking place.  
  • Status of the Facility's License:  is current, up to date, no violations
  • Programs Provided By the Licensee:  part time, full time, infant, toddler and preschool
  • Equipment & Materials Available to the Children:  shopping lists have been submitted for items needed for new regulations.  Also working on acquiring more "loose parts" 
  • Staffing Patterns & Staff Qualifications:  Discussed JC maternity leave position --- was interviewed for and filled.  The mat leave doesn't begin until late summer but the term position successful candidate, SD, will begin end of May to begin covering staff vacations.  She has a Degree in Child Study.  All other staff are the same as previous parent meeting and all staff have recieved their confirmation of levels. 

PC WORK AGENDA: 

  • Fundraising Report:   Muscular Dystrophy Hopathon of 2011 raised a total of $773 with 100% going to MD.  The Raffle raised $521 and the May Sleepover Raised $840.  
  • Teacher's Appreciation Day:   Reported what food donations are planned by what families.  Printed off note for all lockers and committee members cut and put out all the notices prior to end of meeting that evening.  Discussion around costs of the evening event - Halifax Feast Dinner Theater for 24 staff members with 25% off.  
  • Family Breakfast Plans:   Discussed event and date, printed off notices, sign up sheet and posters for the event
  • Family Fun Day Plans:   Discussed facepainters and both Glow Promotions vs Hyper Promotions for Bouncy selection for the event. 

On the 27th of April, 2011 we had a wonderful Parent Night with two Guest Speakers, Liz Hicks & Eileen Millett and the presentation was entitled:  Getting Kids Ready for School VS Getting Kids Ready for Life.  Here is the link to a video of the Power Point with no commentary.  We recorded the presentation for everyone's enjoyment.  It is in 4 parts and we also have the excellent handouts available for you too.  : ) Clicking on the links / thumbnails below will take you to the videos to watch:  Part 1 is 24 minutes long, Part 2 is 16 minutes long, Part 3 is 28 minutes long and Part 4 is 7 minutes long 

THE ARTICLES YOU WILL FIND BELOW THE VIDEO PARTS: Enjoy!  smiley

From KIDS R KIDS Daycare&Preschool Parent Night Apr/11:Getting Ready for School VS Getting Ready for Life

 

From KIDS R KIDS Daycare&Preschool Parent Night Apr/11:Getting Ready for School VS Getting Ready for Life

 

From KIDS R KIDS Daycare&Preschool Parent Night Apr/11:Getting Ready for School VS Getting Ready for Life
From KIDS R KIDS Daycare&Preschool Parent Night Apr/11:Getting Ready for School VS Getting Ready for Life

Parent Night April 2011 Handouts

We are holding our annual Teacher Appreciation Day for our wonderful teachers here at Kids R Kids. Please help us celebrate their commitment and caring. This event will be held this Friday May 13th. The Sandbox Parent Committee is looking for ways to make the day special.  Please email the Committee if you would like to participate:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  We are sending them all to the Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre that evening for a well deserved fun evening to have a lovely meal and enjoy the Real Housewives of Cape Breton http://www.feastdinnertheatre.com/index4.htm

Some ideas for helping out  with the day's celebration are:

·      Bringing in sandwiches, fruit trays, sweets, etc. for the teacher's lunch breaks that day (just remember to be peanut careful)  

·      Filling out Star Nomination Cards

Other ideas for appreciating the teachers are welcome.  We look forward
to a lovely day!  Thank-you

Linda (Evan's Mom), Jack (Cory's Dad), Misty (Jack's Mom)
The Sandbox
KIDS R KIDS Parent Committee

We are beginning to sell tickets on some prizes very soon (April 26th) and drawing the winners on May 6th.  The list of prizes are (in order):  

  1. A Getaway Basket with a Night at the Radisson
  2. A $50 gift card to Tim Horton's
  3. A $25 gift card to Wendy's & some Tim's Coffee Beans
  4. A Tim's gift pak with a mug & beans & Tim's Maple Fudge too
  5. A Tim's gift pak with a mug & beans & Tim's Butter Fudge too

Thanks to KP's mom for prize donation and CR's dad and JR's mom too!!!   We love you!