Newsletter

NEWSLETTER

March 2016

Dear Parents,

FEES/PAYMENT OPTIONS:

Effective September 1, 2016, there will be a fee increase. This rate is based on the new fee rates established by Children Services of the City of Greater Sudbury, except for before and after school programs where they have one flat rate. Details of the fees for each program/group has been posted at each site or you could talk to your site supervisor for more details. The last fee increase was in September 2013.

As you are aware we are now accepting payment by Credit Card (Master Card & VISA) and Debit Cards. Credit Card payments will involve an administrative fee of $8.00 per transaction. Debit Card will have a surcharge of $0.50 and will be accepted at the St. Benedict site ONLY. There will be no payment accepted by check or cash. However, the preferred option will be, by pre-authorized payment, which is working well and there is no administrative cost involved. We appreciate your co-operation.

Please give any requests, changes to schedule, leave and withdrawal applications in writing to your site supervisor at least two weeks in advance. Also, for a quick response please talk to her regarding any billing questions that you may have.

PARENT ANNUAL EVALUATIONS

We would like to thank you all for the time you took to give us excellent feedback through the annual evaluations. We are pleased that you have come up with valuable suggestions and you have shown your appreciation for the program and staff. Please take the time to review the summary which will be posted at each site in April. Site supervisors will be giving you feedback on the action taken for your suggestions.

PROGRAM

As you are all aware we are implementing Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. By providing an environment and experiences to engage children in active, creative and meaningful exploration, play and inquiry, we build their strengths and abilities. An important part of this program is to engage families to support children in their learning. We hope you will take the time to make daily connections with your child’s Educator and site supervisor. Also, please sign up if you would like to volunteer 15/20 minutes any day to read a story, do yoga, Zumba or share a hobby with the children at your child’s site. Grandparents are welcome too!

CLOTHING

Soon the weather will be changing and we request you to please provide appropriate clothing for your child as the children go outdoors every day. We also recommend that you label your child’s clothing and shoes.

Please take note of the suggestion box at each site and remember that you are always welcome to talk to the site Supervisors if you have any suggestions or concerns. You may also call Harsh @ (705) 522 9958 and/or Nita @ (705) 669 1886. Our web site can be accessed @ www.mapletree.vianet.ca

 
 
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