Welcome to Parkcrest Preschool

Parkcrest Child Care Society has been established since 1996. We are a non-profit society and a registered charity. Our teachers are fully qualified, licensed and have many years of experience. For more information about Parkcrest Preschool, please click here.

Each month you will receive a bulletin to inform you of activities planned for the month, as well as information and dates to remember. There will be no preschool on the following elementary school professional days; the school age care program will need the facility on these days. The preschool staff use these days for planning, meetings, classroom and toy cleaning etc.

Welcome to a new school year!  Each month you will receive a bulletin to inform you of the activities planned for the month, as well as information and dates to remember.

December 2016

Thank you Parents!
Thank you for coming in for the parent meetings.
We all enjoyed meeting .and sharing your child’s experiences with you.

IN NOVEMBER: We had exciting experiences with color. We read both “The Dot” and “Skycolor” by Peter H. Reynolds. The moral of “The Dot” is that with the start of a simple dot on a paper it can lead to many different and wonderful creations. Everyone is an artist! There were beautiful conversations about the differences between day and night colors. They experimented with various sizes of circles to make a collage. We explored “The Dot” by painting dots, over a plastic dot to reveal an array of colors surrounding the middle of the circle.

Christmas is now upon us and all the joy this holiday brings.

SCHOOL CLOSURES: In the event of a large snowfall, there is always a possibility that we may need to close the centre. We will follow the Burnaby School Board District closures so please check their website at www.sd41.bc.ca. We will also post the closure on our website if possible.

FOOD BANK: Here is another way that we can all help. We will be collecting non-perishable food items (we will have a poster listing items that are needed). It gives us an opportunity to teach the children what more we can do for our community. Food donations will be picked up by December 12th.

ANGEL TREE: It is a tradition for us at Parkcrest Preschool that we provide an Angel tree in lieu of teacher gifts and as an opportunity to give back to our community. If you are interested, you may choose an Angel card and purchase a gift for a child, or teen who would otherwise not have anything to unwrap on Christmas day. This would be something that we can all feel good about and it gives us an opportunity to teach generosity and the act of giving!

We will be putting our tree up at the end of November so keep an eye out for it! If you would like to help, please take an Angel card from the tree, purchase a gift and return the unwrapped gift under our tree. Toy donations can come in from November 30 until December 13.
All donations will be picked up and delivered to the Burnaby Christmas Bureau.
**Any toy donations after this date can be dropped off at the Burnaby Christmas Bureau at:
The TOY ROOM-7252 Kingsway (the old Eastburn community centre)

CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG: On December 15th and 16th, we will be inviting parents back for the last hour of class to join your child in singing Christmas songs. This will not be a concert performance, rather an informal time for you to sing along with the children. We will have a special activity planned for you and your child for that day!

Families are welcome from:
2 Day Morning class from 10:40am
2 Day Afternoon class from 1:45pm

3 Day Morning class from 10:40am
3 Day Afternoon class from 1:45pm

The Christmas sing-a-long days will be the last instructional days before the Winter break.

Preschool classes will begin on:

Tuesday January 3rd for the 2 day program
Wednesday January 4th for the 3 day program

From all the Staff,

“Warm wishes, and have a safe and Happy Holiday!”