April 28, 2020 Update:
An update regarding StrongStart:
Check out the James Hill StrongStart calendar. We are open from 1-4pm each school day.
Please note the closures for 2019-20:
September 3-set up
4-9-K gradual entry
10- admin/mtg at 10am SBO
20 Pro D- collaborate with school teams
15-Admin closure-centre prep
25-Pro D-(Pre-K Kindergarten conference) one choice
November 8- Pro D ( Cupe 1260 LOU)- send in form
11- Remembrance Day
25- Admin closure- centre prep
December 20- Admin closure- clean up for shut down
January 6-admin closure mtg at 8:30 SBO
7-Admin closure- setup, shop, prep
February 14-Pro D closure
24- Admin closure- mtg 8:30 at SBO
March 13- last day with families prior to Spring Break
30- reopen after Spring Break
April 10- Good Friday
13- Easter Monday
14-Admin closure mtg at 8:30 SBO
May 15-Pro D
18- Victoria Day
June 18- last day with families
25-26 Admin/ clean up, pack up
Learn more about Strong Start here
What is StrongStart? StrongStart is a complimentary early learning drop in program for children birth to 5 years of age. Parents and/or caregivers attend this program with their children. The StrongStart facilitator, is a qualified early childhood educator that provides a rich play based learning environment full of activities. Activities provided will promote opportunities where children can make new friends, explore new activities and learn skills that will assist them in the preparation and successful transition to kindergarten. Families are encouraged to PLAY. Please check out the Facebook Page “James Hill Elementary StrongStart”. To register, simply bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and you can register in class. Please feel free to drop in and join Facilitator Sam. The classroom is located on the east side of the school next door to Nurturing Hearts Preschool. Families please enter the program through the exterior door located under the covered area.
StrongStart BC programs provide rich learning environments designed for early learning development – language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional. Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities where children find opportunities to make friends and interact with others of similar ages.
The overall learning experience is shared as parents and caregivers attend with their children and are encouraged to get involved in activities like telling stories, playing games and serving healthy snacks. Join us to learn new ways to support your children’s learning, get information about community programs and services and make valuable connections with others attending the program.