What is the PPP Parent Education Program?
PPP’s are licensed to operate on the condition that duty parents participate in 1.5 hours of parent education each month of the school year. As part of our monthly general meetings, expert speakers present topics relevant to parenting preschoolers.
Is a PPP something working parents can do?
Yes, as of September 2019 we are offering a Partial Parent Participation alternative – Duty days will not be required, but adult only Orientation and General Meeting attendance are required. For Full Parent Participation, 1-2 duty days, attending general meetings and orientation is required. Caregivers can perform duty days, but to be eligible they must attend the fall orientation and the parent education portion of each general meeting. A parent is required to attend the business portion of the general meetings, as a family is member of our non-profit designation, where we adhere to the society act.
What do I do on a duty day?
Duty parents are to arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of class. The teachers direct all the children’s activities and advise duty parents as to how they can help. Duty parents are there to help supervise and encourage the children.
Is there flexibility in the duty day schedule?
Yes. Parents will be asked for their preferred duty days before schedules are developed. Schedules are posted at the beginning of each term. Parents can exchange duty days – just remember to notify your Class Rep and update the schedule.
How is it decided what my job will be?
Registration forms ask what your talents, interests and job preferences are. We try our best to assign you a job you request or one that appeals to your talents and interests. At one of the first general meetings, the job list will be reviewed and volunteers recruited. When you assume a job, you will receive a job description to help you perform your job.
How much fundraising is required?
Our preschool is a non-profit organization. All money raised goes to the operation of the program (rent, phone, teacher salary, supplies etc.). Parents participate in a variety of fundraising activities throughout the year to support the operation of the school. Invite and tell your family, friends and neighbours, about our fundraising efforts. Every little bit counts.
Our school depends on the funds raised by us, the parents. This is how we continue to operate, and is of the utmost importance. Please remember that you don’t need to participate in every fundraiser, but we do need your help. And remember that friends, family and neighbours are often more than willing to participate, especially because we have such fantastic fundraisers!
You can actually fundraise for our school without even buying anything extra! Our easiest fundraiser is through our grocery store cards. Simply buy a SuperValu gift card through us, or use one of our IGA reloadable cards, and you will be fundraising for our school! SuperValu gift cards give back 10% of purchases to our school, and IGA re-loadable cards give back 5% to our school.
We also have an organic meat and ocean-wise seafood fundraiser, Purdy’s fundraiser, and fun events such as Beer & Burger night! We are always looking for new fundraising ideas, so don’t be shy about speaking up.
See more on our Fundraising Page
How much time is involved in participating in a PPP?
- Carry out 1-2 duty days each month-observing your child and learning new skills.
- Attend adult only general meetings.
- Connecting with other parents and learning through parent education seminars.
- Participate in one clean-up time in the Autumn prior to school opening. Assume an assigned job which you will perform throughout the year (time commitments vary).
- Participate in fundraising activities throughout the year to help support the operation of the school.