2017-2018 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 23 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:

Pumpkin Patch Day:  Parent/Caregiver Participation required

October 24 Tuesday/Thursday classes:

Pumpkin Patch Day:  Parent/Caregiver Participation required

October 30 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:

Halloween Costume Parade and mini-performance—

     Parent Photo-op last half hour of class  

October 31 Tuesday/Thursday classes:

Halloween Costume Parade and mini-performance—

     Parent Photo-op last half hour of class

December 14 Tuesday/Thursday classes:

PJ and Stuffie Day

December 15 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:

PJ and Stuffie Day

December 20 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:

Christmas Concert and Community Potluck—Parents and Family invited

December 21 Tuesday/Thursday classes

Christmas Concert and Community Potluck—Parents and Family invited

December 22 Preschool Closed for Winter Break
February 13 Tuesday/Thursday classes:

VALENTINES DAY:  Bring Valentines to exchange.  Treat will be provided!

February 14 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:

VALENTINES DAY:  Bring Valentines to exchange.  Treat will be provided!

March 17–April 2 Spring vacation — No Preschool
June 14 Tuesday/Thursday classes:

Year-end Show and Family Potluck—Parents and Family invited

June 15 Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes:

Year-end Show and Family Potluck—Parents and Family invited

June 21 Tuesday/Thursday classes:  Last Day of Preschool

 

2017-2018 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 5 First Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes– gradual entry in effect
September 6 First Day for Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes–gradual entry in effect
September 11 First Full Day for  Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes
September 12 First Full Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes
September 22 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
October 9 Thanksgiving Day – No  Preschool
October 20 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
November 10 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
November 13 Remembrance Day — No Preschool
December 1 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
December 20, 21 Last Day of classes before Winter Vacation
December 22 Winter vacation period starts:  Christmas Break — No Preschool
January 8 Schools reopen after Winter vacation
January 29 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
February 12 BC Family Day – No  Preschool
February 19 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
March 17–April 2 Spring vacation/Easter break  – No  Preschool
April 3 Schools reopen after Spring vacation/Easter
April 27 No Preschool: Teacher Professional Development Day
May 18 VSB School Closure – No Preschool
May 21 Victoria Day – No  Preschool
June 21 Last Day for Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old classes
June 22 Last Day for Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 year old classes