March 13, 2020: Response to COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Hello CLCP families,

At Callingwood Lymburn Community Playschool the health, safety and well-being of students, teachers and you as volunteers is our number one priority. I know you may have questions and I want to personally assure you that we are monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) closely. We are in contact with Lymburn School authorities and have chosen, as in other cases, to follow the lead of Edmonton Public School Division and Albert Health Services on how to deal with the upcoming events. As of right now classes will continue as usual, but please keep an eye on your email for any updates that we have for you.

Beyond simply monitoring the situation, we are taking measures to increase classroom sanitation. All sensory play including but not limited to sand table, water table, playdough and slime has been stopped. You will also notice the teachers asking for students to line up and wash hands more often. If you happen to be in the classroom as a parent helper over the next week please wash your hands upon entering the classroom and add sanitizing door handles to your routine. Giving the teachers a little extra help implementing these precautions will be greatly appreciated.

We have made the decision to cancel our second open house scheduled for March 18th, 2020 to cut down on unnecessary social gatherings. Any families that are interested in CLCP can visit our website at

Health and safety are all our responsibility. I encourage you to practice safety measures at home and when you’re out. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently, and please stay home if you are sick. It is also recommended by AHS for families returning from outside the country to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to monitor if symptoms arise. Every family will have a different approach to dealing with health issues and I urge you to do what feels right for your family and support your fellow community members during these times.

Thank you for your understanding and support. If you have any concerns please feel free to email me at