Lucky Duck Days

So, what exactly is a Lucky Duck Day?

On your child’s Lucky Duck Day, you get to join in on the fun by attending your child’s class for the day. While we require your involvement to meet Social Services licensing requirements and keep our fees low, you have a special chance to interact with your child’s classmates and watch your child’s development in the classroom. Your child also has several special responsibilities (e.g., wearing the Lucky Duck badge, ringing the clean-up bell, bringing something to share with the class, etc.) and takes great pride in their Lucky Duck Day.

How do I sign up?

You will sign-up for your Fall Term Lucky Duck Days at the September Orientation Night, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Winter/Spring term Lucky Duck sign-up will begin at the November AGM, again on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What time should I plan to be there?

The parent helper must arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure a prompt opening of the playschool.  Please plan to remain at the school until 12:00 p.m. (for AM classes) or 4:00 p.m. (for PM classes). This will enable you to help the teacher/s to prepare an inviting classroom and activities for the next class / day.

What do I do as a Lucky Duck Parent?

When the children arrive, please keep an eye on the ENTIRE group so that the teachers will have a minute to greet parents and children and find out about special needs or problems.

When you go inside the classroom, the Lucky Duck responsibilities are explained on yellow “Duck Notes’ in key locations around the playschool.  Parent helpers are asked to review the duties prior to the beginning of class and clarify any questions with the teachers.

More details on the Lucky Duck Day responsibilities (and fun) can be found in our Handbook.

What if my child is sick, I’m sick, or we just can’t make it?

If you or your child is sick on your Lucky Duck day, it is YOUR responsibility to find a replacement volunteer.  Call someone on the parent list to trade your day – or help you out – or as a last resort, contact the Volunteer Coordinator.  The teachers DO NOT have a master copy and can’t help you.

PLEASE NOTE:  School will be cancelled if there is no parent volunteer to help, as we would fail to meet our licensing regulation pertaining to ratios.

Where should I park?

Parent helpers, please remember that there is limited parking out front.  The parking permit is located in front of the church office upstairs. You will find the “Lucky Duck” badges in the mailbox in the coatroom (one for each caregiver and child).

I don’t have childcare for my other child(ren). Can I bring them along?

We love to meet siblings, but not on your Lucky Duck day. Social Services require that a strict adult/child ratio be maintained as a provision of our license.  If you bring an extra child, you cannot count as a supervising adult.

Kindergarten Readiness Seminar

One of the biggest questions we get asked is “Do you think my child is ready for Kindergarten?” We want to help parents with this next step by having an evening addressing this question with an expert in the early education field: Heather Kinahan B.Ed, Sc.

Please join us on January 11 at 6:30 pm at the Wild Rose United Church (upstairs lounge).

Chilcare will be available upon request. Email to reserve a spot.