Everyone receives a hard copy of the Good Morning Creative Arts and Preschool (GMCAPS) Parent Handbook with the registration package.
Because it's hard to keep track of all the paper that comes home, here's a copy for you to view online or download in PDF.
Health and Safety Policy
2020-21 - SPECIAL STATEMENT
During the pandemic, health and safety regulations are continually being updated. We operate in strict adherence to all directives and guidelines from Ottawa Public Health, and those directives override all published health and safety policies published here (on the website) or in the Parent Handbook.
Covid-19 Policies and Procedures (PDF, as of Sept 25)
Normally, our policies are as follows...
In the best interest of your child, the teachers and the other children at the school, you must keep your child home for 24 hours when they have the following symptoms:
The teachers reserve the right to send a child home who arrives at school with any of these symptoms.
Thank you for your co-operation in keeping our classroom healthy.
Policies and Procedures
You are also invited to view or download the PDF of our Policies and Procedures (last updated in Spring 2017). This document outlines how we are compliant with the Ontario Ministry of Education's policies.
Police Record Checks
In non-pandemic times, any parent that will be volunteering in the class room are required to complete a Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector, which you can now apply for online.
(During Covid Times, all Good Morning board members and supply teachers must have a recent police records check for the vulnerable sector.)
Good Morning By-Laws
If you are interested in our by-laws, please download the PDF.
Tips for Drop-off and Pick-up
Favourite Play-Dough Recipe
Please make TWO batches of the following recipe so there is enough for the preschool class. If you double the batch, add the food colouring after step 4, so that you can make more than one colour.
Show-and-Tell Schedule for Preschool and Beyond
In the Preschool and Beyond program, we introduce a new routine to the children and invite them to participate in Show-and-Tell.
Here's how it works:
NOTE: If your child will be away on his/her day, it is the parent's responsibility to coordinate switching with another child, and to let the teachers know.