Established 1996 | Government Licensed

September 2018

Hello Parents, Caregivers and Students

Welcome to a new school year! We welcome many new and old faces to our Elementary After School Care program.

We welcome back our After School Care Teachers Mrs. Suzette, Mrs. Jennifer, and we welcome our new teacher Mrs. Lily. They have many years of experience working with children. They have also worked with preschoolers, within our very own Preschool program!

This coming year we look forward to learning about monthly themes such as; All About Me, Friendship, Fall Harvest, Transportation, and many more!

We also have a Virtues program, where the children practice public speaking to their peers during our circle time, twice weekly. This month’s virtues are “Inspire” and “Kindness”.

On occasion we will have excursions or field trips, where in the past we have gone on a Nutrition Tour of Save-On-Foods!

We will also have guest speakers come in to speak about art, science, literature, health and fitness, with many more to come!

Yearly community events or programs, will be posted on the Parent Bulletin board and any upcoming events for Elementary After School Care will be posted.

Before School Care, is something we are looking to open up, if there’s enough people interested in it. It would be for one hour prior to school starting. Please inquire and sign up for it. Hurry! Spots are limited!

Spring and Summer Break, we are looking at being open during this time, provided enough people are interested in it. Ask about this and get a head start on these breaks!

If you have any questions, ideas for field trips or would like to participate in any event, please share them! If you have a pressing concern regarding your child, please don’t hesitate to speak to us. Thank you.

Please send your child with a peanut/treenut-free snack to eat. We do have oatmeal on hand, or a piece of fruit if a child doesn’t have something to eat or they eat everything in their lunch but we encourage parents/caregivers to send them with extra food. If it needs to be heated, we do have a microwave. We ask that no microwave popcorn to be sent. Thank you.

From time to time we get the use of the Vedder Elementary School Gymnasium and Library to sign out books.

As per policy we play outside for sixty minutes, weather permitting sometimes longer. Please dress for the weather. If it’s raining, a rain coat, boots and send extra socks! You can never go wrong sending an extra pair of socks! Puddle jumping and mud puddles!

Important Dates:
• September 5th First day of School and After School Care (2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.)
• September 24th Pro-D-Day (No School, No After School Care)
• September 28th Orange Shirt Day (Wear Orange!)
• October 5th Pro-D-Day (No School, No After School Care)
• October 8th Thanksgiving (No School, No After School Care)
• October 17th Early Dismissal (No School, No After School Care)
• October 19tb Pro-D-Day (No School, No After School Care)

Please see the Vedder Elementary School website calendar for more events, statutory holidays, early dismissals and Pro-D-Days. Also see the School District 33 website for more calendar days. Please be advised that if these days are included on your calendars, you will be charged accordingly. Thank you for taking this into consideration, when planning out your calendars. It’s first come, first served. Please return calendars as early as possible before the end of the month. Waitlist will be available for parents requesting certain dates.

After School Care Fees/Registration:
• Registration fee $25 per child (non-refundable/ secures spot) either new or returning to the program
• Rate $23/ day
• Ten post-dated cheques for the calendar year, in the sum total of days attending
• Current photo of your child to attach to their file

Please insure that all registration forms are up-to-date with your current information and that all requirements are met. If you change your address, or telephone or cell phone number(s), please advise us as soon as possible, in person, phone or email

We look forward to another wonderful year ahead of us!

After School Care Staff

Promontory Preschool and After School Care

45850 Promontory Road
Portable #70 Vedder Elementary School
Sardis, B.C. V2R-1B1


Manager / Preschool Teacher: Jeannie Korytko
School Line: 604-845-1800