Frog Hollow Montessori House

Special Information for Out-Of-School Care Students

 

FROG HOLLOW MONTESSORI HOUSE

Information for Parents

Out-Of-School Care Only (Kindergarten and Up)


ADDRESS

529 Queens Avenue (Liverpool Street Entrance)

New Westminster B.C., V3L 1K2

Ph 604-521-1355 (office)

778-895-8455 (emergency cell)

e-mail : frogtoo@gmail.com

 

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The school was started in the Fall of 1999. We are a “not for profit” school, and we rely on the support of our parent group. Occasionally, we post a “wish-list” on our bulletin board - any donations are greatly appreciated, and will be of benefit to the children in our school.

 

REGULAR CLASS TIMES

Out-Of-School Care (set your own hours)                               07:30am – 5:30pm

 

FEES

Please see current fee schedule (attached).

 

REFUND POLICY

One month’s written notice must be given if withdrawing your child from the school – the parent is responsible for paying the school the fees for the notice month, whether the child is present or not.

 

REQUIREMENTS

We accept children attending Herbert Spencer Elementary School and Qayqayt Elementary School. Unfortunately we are not able to drive children to and from other Elementary schools. 

 

PLEASE OBSERVE

* We do offer daycare during Early Dismissal Days, Pro-D days etc. This is a time that is not covered in the monthly fees. At the beginning of the school year, there is a sheet placed in the parents mail slot regarding Pro-D days and Early Dismissal Days  It's a sign-up sheet- there is an additional daily fee for this extracurricular adventure, and it's up to you if you want to use it or not. You are welcome to make alternate arrangements for childcare during these days if you wish.

 

PARKING RULES

There is very limited parking along Liverpool Street. Please be considerate and don't park in the reserved parking spaces (minister, secretary etc) when dropping off and picking up your child. There is 2 hour parking available on Queens Avenue and you can walk around the church to our entrance.

 

PROGRAM

We offer a complete Montessori curriculum to our children. The Kindergarten students will take part of this program during their class time. Some of this work will carry over to the Out-Of-School care students as well. We will help children with any homework as needed.

 

SNACK

Because so many young children have food sensitivities and allergies, we have decided not to share any foods during class time. The children need to bring a small daily snack from home. This does not have to be anything very big or difficult to prepare - a fruit or some crackers and cheese etc. is plenty. Because of a number of children with peanut allergies this year, we are needing to have a “peanut free zone”.

Snack-time is more of a social get-together time than an actual meal. The children can at any time during the morning take out their food, and sit down at the special snack table, where there is space enough for two.

They will take special care to set out their snack on plates, with napkins etc. and will be able to enjoy their time at the table alone, or with a special friend. Fresh filtered water will be provided, so there is no need to bring any juice or other drinks. Please avoid candy or other sugary “treats” in the snack-bag.

 

DEPARTURE

Please let the teacher know if your child will be picked up by anyone beside the parents. The teacher will ABSOLUTELY NOT release the child to any unauthorized persons. A quick phone call, or a note at drop-off time is enough.

 

LATE FEE

There is a late fee of $25/day in effect for parents who arrive later than 5:30pm to pick up their child. The teacher responsible for closing up the school should be able to lock the doors and go home on time. All the teachers work long hours, and we have our own responsibilities, and we make our own personal appointments after our working hours.

 

ABSENCES AND ILLNESS

Please let the school know if your child is staying home from school for the day - leave a message on the answering machine if the teacher is unable to answer the phone. If your pick-up schedule is changing or if your child falls ill during the school day, and needs to go home before dismissal time, please leave a message on the answering machine, or text message Helene on her cell phone. That will save the teachers from waiting and looking for "missing students" at the school at the end of the day.

Advise the school of any communicable diseases.

 

MEDICATIONS

We will dispense prescription medication if the child is well enough to attend school, but only if the proper medication forms have been signed by the parent. We are not authorized to give out any “over-the-counter” drugs, or any homeopathic medicines.

 

TOYS AND CANDY

Occasionally we see toys and other articles from home arrive in our classroom. Please encourage the children to leave these items at home or in the car. Also, make sure that your child does not have any  gum or other candy in the mouth when arriving for class time.

Your child is welcome to bring a special book or small electronic toy etc. to use during any quiet time.

 

NEWSLETTERS

We will provide a small monthly newsletter to all our parents. This newsletter will give you all the necessary information and updates to our program, and any other news, birthday announcements, thank you’s etc. Please make sure you read it carefully every month, so that you will not miss out on any important dates, field trip info, changes to the calendar etc.

Each child has a blue file by the slipper shelf. It is used for storage of finished work, and as a “mailbox” for notices and messages for parents. Please check it weekly, and empty it out regularly.

 

CLOTHING

Please dress your child in practical and comfortable clothing, so that he/she may enjoy the school activities without having to worry about getting the clothes dirty. Please send along a complete change of clothing (labelled please) to be kept at school for emergencies. Also remember to bring a pair of comfortable slippers or light shoes that the child may wear indoors.

 

STAFF

The Administrator Helene Meausette:

- A.M.I. Montessori Diploma, graduated 1986.

- current Early Childhood Education Supervisors Certificate.

- current First Aid Certificate.

- Child Abuse Prevention Certificate from the Justice Institute.

- E.C.E. Special Needs training.

- always participating in any available Montessori refresher courses, and always interested in continuing

  professional development.

- Montessori Music Diploma

- etc.

 

 

Out-Of School Care Pro-D Daycare - Qayqayt Elementary School

 This year we are opening up our school for Pro-D days for our Out-Of-School Care children.

 We will be charging each attending child the standard daily daycare fee of $15/day

(9:00am-12:00pm) or $35/day (all day).

Please indicate when you will be attending (including hours of attending), since it helps us in our planning and staffing.

Frog Hollow Montessori House is open 7:30am-5:30pm.

It is a non-refundable commitment—once we have the forms completed and returned, our wheels start working in terms of staffing and art material purchasing etc.

Please include the cheque made out to “Frog Hollow Montessori House”

Thank You.

(     )  October 21st         Hours of Attending.......................................................................

(     )  November 14th     Hours of Attending.......................................................................

(     )  January 30th        Hours of Attending.......................................................................

(     )  February17th        Hours of Attending.......................................................................

(     )  April 30th              Hours of Attending.......................................................................

(     )  May 18th               Hours of Attending.......................................................................

 

Child's Name...................................................................................................................................

Ph...................................................................................................................................................

email.............................................................................................................................................. 


 

Out-Of School Care Pro-D Daycare - Herbert Spencer Elementary

 This year we are opening up our school for Pro-D days for our Out-Of-School Care children.

 We will be charging each attending child the standard daily daycare fee of $15/day

(9:00am-12:00pm) or $35/day (all day).

Please indicate when you will be attending (including hours of attending), since it helps us in our planning and staffing.

Frog Hollow Montessori House is open 7:30am-5:30pm.

It is a non-refundable commitment—once we have the forms completed and returned, our wheels start working in terms of staffing and art material purchasing etc.

Please include the cheque made out to “Frog Hollow Montessori House”

Thank You.

(     )  September 23rd     Hours of Attending.....................................................................

(     )  October 21st         Hours of Attending.....................................................................

(     )  November 1st        Hours of Attending.....................................................................

(     )  November 14th      Hours of Attending.....................................................................

(     )  February 10th        Hours of Attending.....................................................................

 

Child's Name................................................................................................................................................

Ph................................................................................................................................................................

email............................................................................................................................................................