2015-2016 Calendar

Vancouver Start Smart Preschool operates on the same schedule as the public school system. We are closed for all statutory and public school holidays, as well as professional development days.

September 8 First Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes– gradual entry in effect
September 9 First Day for Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes–gradual entry in effect
September 14 First Full Day for  Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes
September 15 First Full Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes
September 28 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
October 12 Thanksgiving Day – No  Preschool
October 23 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
November 11 Remembrance Day — No Preschool
November 27 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
December 16,17 Last Day of classes before Winter Vacation
December 18 Winter vacation period starts:  Christmas Break — No Preschool
January 4 Schools reopen after Winter vacation
February 8 BC Family Day – No  Preschool
February 9 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
March 12–March 28 Spring vacation including Good Friday and Easter Monday– No Preschool
March 29 Schools reopen after Spring vacation
April 18 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
May 2 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
May 20 VSB School Closure Day – No Preschool
May 23 Victoria Day – No  Preschool
June 16 Last Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes
June 17 Last Day for Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes

2015-16 Preschool Special Events

Vancouver Start Smart Preschool has special events and traditions which are important community building opportunities for preschool families.  Most importantly, these events give parents an opportunity to observe their children at preschool and participate in their accomplishments.  Here is an overview of calendar dates to enable your planning /work schedules as needed.  Throughout the year we will update  and remind you of these events through the monthly newsletter and by email.

Note:  All dates are tentative and subject to change.  Should changes be required appropriate advance notice will be given.

October 21 Tuesday/Thursday classes:  Pumpkin Patch Day:  Parent/Caregiver Participation required
October 22 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:                     Pumpkin Patch Day: Parent/Caregiver Participation  required
October 29 Tuesday/Thursday classes:                                      Halloween Costume Parade and mini-performance— Parent Photo-op last half hour of class
October 30 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:                 Halloween Costume Parade and mini-performance— Parent Photo-op last half hour of class
December 16 Monday/Wednesday/Fridayclasses:                                       Christmas Concert and Community Potluck— Parents and Family invited
December 17 Tuesday/Thursday classes:                                          Christmas Concert and Community Potluck— Parents and Family invited
December 18 Preschool Closed for Winter Break
February 4 Tuesday/Thursday classes:                                              Chinese New Year Parade and mini-performance— Parent Photo-op last half hour of class
February 5 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:                       Chinese New Year Dragon Parade and mini-performance— Parent Photo-op last half hour of class
March 12–March 28 Spring vacation including Good Friday & Easter Monday– No Preschool
June 9 Tuesday/Thursday classes: Year-end Show and Family Potluck—Parents and Family invited
June 10 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:   Year-end Show and Family Potluck—Parents and Family invited
June 16 Tuesday/Thursday classes:  Last Day of Preschool
June 17 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:  Last Day of Preschool