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Kindergarten

Full Day Kindergarten

Our school offers a full-day kindergarten program. The CBE receives funding for half-day kindergarten programs from Alberta Education and as a school system we choose to supplement the half-day funding to provide full-day programs at a small number of schools that meet specific criteria. The list of schools offering full-day programs is reviewed annually and the data used to determine which schools have the greatest need and meet the established criteria. Please be advised that the data used to determine which schools will offer a full-day kindergarten program is updated each spring and the schools that offer full-day kindergarten may change from year to year.

Community Program

This program caters to the students living in the Valley View School designated boundaries. The Kindergarten Program Statement will be driven by an integrated curriculum fostering curiosity, exploration and play. In addition, there are seven areas of learning that meet the social, physical, intellectual, cultural, creative and emotional needs of young children.

Science Program

The science program is a program of choice that is intended for students that demonstrate a love of science.  The Kindergarten Program Statement will be driven by an integrated curriculum

Clothing

Please send your child in everyday play clothing that will allow your child to be involved in a variety of activities such as painting, block building, outdoor play and sitting on the floor. Please send your child with an extra air of clothing in case of accidents.

Back Pack

It is requested that each child wear a backpack to school every day.  The children will be carrying notices, folders, library books and artwork back and forth to school. Please check your child’s backpack each day to find notices or forms that are important in their folder.

Snack and Lunch

Every day your child will have an opportunity to eat a snack and have lunch.  It is recommended that your child’s snack is small and nutritious.  A piece of fruit or vegetable and a water bottle would be sufficient. Please do not send any products that have nuts or have been made in a facility where nuts may be processed.

Children are not allowed to share snacks with peers, due to the possibility of allergies or dietary restrictions. There are no microwaves available to heat up lunches. Please try to send lunches and snacks that are litterless or have minimal garbage as we try to help our environment at the school.

Please inform the school of any allergies or other serious medical conditions your child may have.

Inside Shoes

Each child will require a pair of runners that they can independently fasten.  These runners will stay at the school. Please ensure these are shoes your child can put on independently, if you are sending lace up shoes please teach your child to tie them by themselves.  Velcro or slip on shoes are preferable.

Toys & Birthday Celebrations

Children are asked to leave their toys at home.  Toys can be lost or damaged at school, and so we ask that they remain home. Please do not send food or candy with your child on their birthday.  Due to dietary restrictions and allergies, we ask that a special item be shared instead.

Volunteers

Parents are an integral part of the school community.  Please fill out the CBE Volunteer forms so that you can participate fully in our daily activities or attend some of our off-site activities. (Depending on COVID)

Volunteers must complete all CBE volunteer paperwork and a security clearance in order to work with students or attend off-site trips.  This paperwork requires a few weeks to be processed and is valid for 5 years.

Volunteers are asked to keep all classroom observations confidential.

Library Book Exchange

Your child will be participating in a library book exchange. Each week they will have the opportunity to choose a book to take home and read with you.

Report Cards and Parent/Teacher Conferences for Kindergarten

During the year, two formal report cards will be issued and three parent/teacher conferences will be scheduled.   Specific dates will be communicated in the fall.

Teachers at the Calgary Board of Education use a developmental screening tool with all kindergarten children.  The Early Years Evaluation Teacher Assessment (EYE-TA), developed by KSI Research International (2009) Inc., provides parents, teachers and schools with accurate and meaningful information on children’s early developmental skills. The information gathered will help to suppport a positive transition to school for your child and will help teachers to design instruction and strategies.

Kindergarten Hours

First Day of School: August 17, 2021

Community Program

Monday – Thursday 8:00am-2:35pm
Friday - 8:00am – 12:15pm

Science Program

Mrs. Ellahib (Monday and Wednesday) – 8:00am – 2:35pm
Mrs. Kemski (Tuesday and Thursday) – 8:00am – 2:35pm
Alternating Fridays – 8:00am – 12:15pm

Staggered Entry Science – Mrs. Kemski

Kindergarten students and their parents are welcome to attend a 30-minute drop in on one of these two days. Aug 17 9:00-9:30 Group A, Aug 17 1:00-1:30 Group B, Aug 19 9:00-9:30 Group C, Aug 19 1:00-1:30 Group D. Children coming for this drop-in will need to be accompanied by an adult.  This process allows children to become familiar with the program with fewer children involved and to spend a shorter amount of time at school. Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you in August to let you know what date your child will be attending.

Staggered Entry Science – Mrs. Ellahib

Kindergarten students and their parents are welcome to attend a 30-minute drop in on one of these two days. Aug 18 9:00-9:30 Group A, Aug 18 1:00-1:30 Group B. Aug 20 9:00-9:30 Group C, Aug 20 11:00-11:30 Group D. Children coming for this drop-in will need to be accompanied by an adult.  This process allows children to become familiar with the program with fewer children involved and to spend a shorter amount of time at school. Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you in August to let you know what date your child will be attending.

Staggered Entry Community – Miss. Paul

Kindergarten students and their parents are welcome to attend a 30-minute drop in on one of these two days.  Aug 17 9:00-9:30 Group A, Aug 17 1:00-1:30 Group B. Aug 18 9:00-9:30 Group C, Aug 19 1:00-1:30 Group D Children coming for this drop-in will need to be accompanied by an adult. This process allows children to become familiar with the program with fewer children involved and to spend a shorter amount of time at school. Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you in August to let you know what date your child will be attending. On Thursday Aug 19 students will come for a full day from 8:00-2:35 and on Friday Aug 20, students will come from 8:00-12:15

Twitter & Website

Communication to families can be found on the Valley View Web Page. Parents are asked to check Valley Views Homepage on a regular basis.  Some teachers are also using Twitter to share classroom learning, please ask your child’s teacher for their Twitter handle.

Attendance

If your child is absent for any reason, please phone before school begins at 403-777-8250, ext. 1 and leave a message with your child’s first and last name, explaining the absence, and the teacher’s name.  This notice is required for your child’s safety and CBE’s attendance record.  Our attendance line is open 24 hours a day.

Illness can include; pink eye, vomiting, diarrhea and/or a cold.  Please do not send your child to school if they are sick. They should be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Please notify the teacher if someone other than a parent will be responsible for your child’s transportation to and from school.

 

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