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Roster Days

If you have any questions or concerns about your roster days days please contact our current Roster Coordinator at roster@callingwoodlymburnplayschool.com or your class representative.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ROSTER CHANGES OR TRADES MUST BE DONE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ROSTER COORDINATOR, CLASS REP, AND YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER. Please notify them through email and update the roster calendar on the bulletin board in the classroom. This ensures proper coverage for every class and prevents the wrong parent from being fined if there is a no-show.

Helper Parent (Roster) Guidelines

All families are required to help for a prescheduled number of days over the year. These days are selected by you as fairly as possible. The following rules must be adhered to as it affects either our license as a Playschool or the ability to keep your child in this playschool. Any parent or guardian (18 years or older) can serve as a helper to the teacher on your scheduled day. Do not be surprised if your child acts up while you are helping.

Helpers are required to sign in and out of the main office of Lymburn school, so they are aware of who is in the building in case of emergency or otherwise.

In the event of an emergency, the parent helper will be required to follow instructions by the teacher and/or other emergency personnel; therefore, for the safety of the children, the helper parent MUST be fluent in the English language.

The helper parent should, at the teacher’s request, be willing to help in many different circumstances: control the class, participate in activities, prepare craft and play materials, dress children for outdoor activities and assist with washroom visits. Remember, when you are a helper, you are there to help and not to do the child’s work. Encourage the children to do as much as possible for themselves.

The helper parent cleans and makes the room tidy at the end of the class, including sweeping and vacuuming, washing tables and counters, washing craft tools, etc. Be prepared to stay 15 minutes after class ends – 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. A complete list of cleaning duties is available in the classroom.

Siblings or any extra children are NOT allowed to accompany you to your Parent Helper day. Parents are encouraged to bring their own indoor shoes while helping in the Playschool.

You must fulfill your roster duty as assigned. If, for some reason, you are unable to attend, it is your responsibility to find another parent to cover your shift. Your child’s class list with email and phone contact information will be provided to each family.  Use this contact information to arrange coverage by switching helper days with another family. You may also ask your class representative for help to connect with other parents in your class. Parents can also ask friends or family to fill in for them, if needed. Teacher’s should not be asked at any time to help find replacements for helper days.

Failure to take your roster turn will result in your parent helper security deposit to be withdrawn. Please see more details regarding this policy under “Security Deposits” in the Fees section of this handbook.

Arriving Late – Helper Day

Helper parents are to arrive at 8:45 a.m. for morning classes and 12:45 p.m. for afternoon classes.  This is 15 minutes prior to class starting. This allows time for the helper parent to discuss the class activities with the teacher. One warning will be issued to your family via our Roster Coordinator if you arrive 15 minutes late to your helper day, with no notification – (meaning if you arrive at 9:00 a.m.). After the second 15-minute late event, your parent helper security deposit will be withdrawn. In the event a parent helper is 15-30 minutes late; this security deposit will be withdrawn on the first offense. Take weather, road conditions and hourly traffic into account when coming in for your helper day.