Welcome New Families (New to Canada? ClickHERE) New Kindergarten Students Starting school is a huge milestone for both the student and parents! The Montroyal Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) works hard ensuring that you know what's happening at the school. We invite you to register for our newsletters, there is always something happening. Here are some things to look forward to:
Kindergarten Playdates - during the summer, we encourage new kindergarteners to connect over playdates and get to know some new friends!
After-School Care - The MPAC secured kindergarten participation in the North Vancouver Recreation Centre's after-school program, the first school to offer the program to K students in North Vancouver. It is convenient and economical, spaces are limited. Registration opens in August for Fall programming and December for Winter programming (with the other North Vancouver Recreation programs).
Important to note - this recreation program follows their own calendar which means gaps in child minding every Friday, PD Days, the first week of school, return from winter and spring break. To cover these gaps the MPAC offers extra curricular programming on site for PD Days and Fridays. We also provide a list of students who are available for hire to babysit.
Our website has program registration details posted HERE
Being in the Know - Every Sunday the MPAC updates this website with upcoming information and sends out an email newsletter.
Get Registered - Get registered into our school Hot Lunch ordering system Munchalunch and newsletter system as soon as you know your child's division so you do not miss out on any deadline or information.
Fill Out Required Forms Online - the school board used School Cash Online to collect various forms. Use https://sd44.schoolcashonline.com/ to register now. No cash is required to fill out these forms.
Sign Up for School Messenger (and download the app!) - this account and app is used to view school documents and communicate absences to the school.
Being Prepared - these are the things that no one tells you...
Our school loves cheques - make sure your cheque book is full!
Use the books you received at orientation, it will make the adjustment to school life easier
Play in the school park, it is one less thing for them to get familiar with
Gradual entry is hard if you are 2 working parents - get a support system ready
Label everything! Mabel's Labels gives Montroyal 20% of your purchase and you will be able to locate missing items in the lost and found.
If you can, volunteer in the school. It is a great way for you to see that your child is enjoying themselves. Volunteering also shows your children that you value their education. We are looking for volunteers for our hot lunch program and fundraising, if interested email firstname.lastname@example.org
The first week of school you will get a TON of forms. Have a recent photo of your child on hand. Also, remember your child's DIVISION (class number) you are asked for it constantly.
Attend the events, even if only for a short time. It helps you and your child feel like a part of the community.