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 have a look at our website, there is always something happening. Here are some things to look forward to:
Kindergarten Play-dates - during the summer, we encourage new kindergarteners to connect over playdates and get to know some new friends!
After-school Club - The MPAC secured kindergarten participation in the NVREC'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 as well send out an email reminder. But our website is updated regularly!
Get Registered - Get registered into our school Hotlunch ordering system Munchalunch and newsletter system mailchimp as soon as you know your child's division so you do not miss out on any deadline or information.
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! Lovable 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 okay. I personally loved the mid-day hug. Volunteering also shows them that you value their education, and they will like school more, it is a proven fact. We are looking for volunteers for our hot lunch program and fundraising, if interested email firstname.lastname@example.org
The first day of school you will get a TON of forms, in the first week, plan a form filling party and bring wine (makes it way more fun). Also, remember your child's DIVISION you are asked for it constantly.
Attend the events, even if only for a short time, it makes you and your child feel like a part of the community which helps with the adjustment