Mother Teresa Preschool is a parent-run cooperative, established to meet the needs of preschool age children in the Silverspring area and surrounding communities.
Children must be three years old by November 30, 2017 or four years old by Jan. 31st, 2018. Children should be able to use the toilet and be mostly free from accidents. We encourage parents to have their children's immunizations up to date.
Enrollment is restricted to 14 students per session in the three year old class and 16 students in the four year old class. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Waiting lists will be maintained throughout the year. The Board of Directors reserves the right to cancel any session.
Your child’s safety is of prime importance to us. You are responsible for your child’s safe conduct to and from school. Your child must not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to class and must be picked up immediately after class. Students will be released only to individuals authorized by parents in writing.
As we are a co-operative preschool, all parents are required to help in the classroom on a rotating basis. In general, parents will help out in the classroom once every 6 to 8 weeks.
Your Room Parent will provide a monthly schedule indicating your Parent Helper day for that month (usually by email).
The Parent Helper is responsible for arranging a replacement if he/she cannot attend on the scheduled day; by trading with another parent in your session; or by having a friend or family member take your place.
Parent helpers may not bring other children to school with them.
Please do not bring your child to school if he/she is ill.
For your child’s safety, attendance will be taken daily. If your child is unable to attend class, please contact the preschool at 659-7249.
If your child has been in contact with a communicable disease, please contact the teacher.
Please send a small, nutritious snack (ie. fruit, raw vegetable, cheese and crackers) that can be eaten in 10 minutes. Do not send candy or gum.
On special occasions, treats will be permitted.
Children must bring their own drink container or cup. Water is available.
*For the safety of all Mother Teresa students, our school is a NUT-FREE zone.*
There are many opportunities for you to be involved with the preschool in addition to your scheduled days in the classroom. Fundraising is an important means of keeping your fees affordable, and all families are to assist in some manner.
One full month’s written notice must be dated and given on or before the first of the month for the withdrawal of a child from the preschool.
The Preschool Board reserves the right to request a child’s withdrawal. Non-payment of fees and failure to work scheduled days may be grounds for withdrawal.
Please dress your child in clothes that are comfortable and washable. Have your child’s name on shoes, boots, coats, etc. Please send non-marking, non-slip shoes for use in the gym.
A monthly newsletter will be sent home to inform you of that month’s activities and any necessary supplies.
If a class is cancelled, you will be notified by phone or newsletter. Please check your emails regularly and advise of any changes to your email address.
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The Annual General Meeting for 2017 is to be determined.
First Day of Classes
The first day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year is to be determined.
Each family will pay a one-time cooperative membership fee of $1.00 upon registration.
Members are encouraged to participate at annual meetings. Each membership carries one vote.
A $40.00 non-refundable annual registration fee is required per child on the day of registration.
Monthly Session Fees
Session fees are to be paid on registration night in one of two ways:
Pay in full with one cheque for the entire year dated September 1, 2017.
Pay for the first and last month on registration night and provide post-dated cheques for the remaining seven months.
Fundraising & Toy Wash Fees
Two cheques post-dated to April 1st, 2018 are required on registration night.
When the child’s family participates in one fundraiser and one toy wash during the school year, the cheques will be returned to them at the end of the year.
Please make all cheques payable to:
Mother Teresa Co-operative Preschool Ltd.
Our Mission is to provide a safe and fun environment in which your child will flourish spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and socially.