2016-2017 Preschool 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 6 First Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes– gradual entry in effect
September 7 First Day for Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes–gradual entry in effect
September 12 First Full Day for  Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes
September 13 First Full Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes
September 30 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
October 10 Thanksgiving Day – No  Preschool
October 21 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
November 10 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
November 11 Remembrance Day — No Preschool
December 5 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
December 14,15 Last Day of classes before Winter Vacation
December 16 Winter vacation period starts:  Christmas Break — No Preschool
January 3 Schools reopen after Winter vacation
January 30 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
February 13 BC Family Day – No  Preschool
February 24 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
March 11–March 26 Spring vacation — No Preschool
March 27 Schools reopen after Spring vacation
April 14—17 School Closed for Easter break including Good Friday and Easter Monday
May 5 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
May 22 Victoria Day – No  Preschool
June 15 Last Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes
June 16 Last Day for Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes

2016-2017 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 19 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:                      Pumpkin Patch Day:  Parent/Caregiver Participation required
October 20 Tuesday/Thursday classes:                                           Pumpkin Patch Day:  Parent/Caregiver Participation required
October 27 Tuesday/Thursday classes:                                           Halloween Costume Parade and mini-performance— Parent Photo-op last half hour of class
October 31 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:                     Halloween Costume Parade and mini-performance— Parent Photo-op last half hour of class
December 14 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:                    Christmas Concert and Community Potluck—Parents and Family invited
December 15 Tuesday/Thursday classes                                          Christmas Concert and Community Potluck—Parents and Family invited
December 16 Preschool Closed for Winter Break
February 1 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:                        Chinese New Year Dragon Parade and mini-  performance—Parent Photo-op last half hour of class
February 2 Tuesday/Thursday classes:                                              Chinese New Year Parade and mini-performance—  Parent Photo-op last half hour of class
February 10 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:            VALENTINES DAY:  Bring Valentines to exchange.  Treat will be provided!
February 14 Tuesday/Thursday classes:                                 VALENTINES DAY:  Bring Valentines to exchange.    Treat will be provided!
March 11–26 Spring vacation– No Preschool
June 8 Tuesday/Thursday classes:                                                    Year-end Show and Family Potluck—Parents and  Family invited
June 9 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:                              Year-end Show and Family Potluck—Parents and  Family invited
June 15 Tuesday/Thursday classes:  Last Day of Preschool
June 16 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:                                       Last Day of Preschool