Thank-you for your interest in Golden Rule Preschool.
Should you choose to register your child, these forms need to be completed as soon as possible, along with payment arrangements, as outlined below, to secure your preschool space. Golden Rule Preschool classes remain full on a year to year basis, with a wait-list of others hoping to secure a space so no exceptions.
The classes run as follows:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 9:00a.m. to 11:15am
Tuesday/Thursday - 9:00a.m. to 11:15am
Golden Rule Preschool employs a morning preschool teacher (Laura Orenchuk) that will implement our program during scheduled class times. Parent helpers will be utilized on an as needed basis but volunteering is not a commitment that is required.
Our preschool teacher strives to provide 3 and 4 year olds of all abilities with opportunities to learn about academic concepts (such as literacy, numeracy, music and science) as well as an introduction to classroom routines (calendar, show & tell, snack) and learning how to work in a group (listening to others, taking turns, responding to others and following directions and schedules). As a class the children will have opportunities to explore the world around them through experiments, crafts, songs, games, stories and so much more. Cooperative games and other gym activities allow the children to develop fitness and large motor skills through activities that emphasize body awareness, motor skills and using equipment (bean bags, jump ropes, hoops, parachute, playground equipment etc.) skills. The children are also given the opportunity to learn through play and our preschool teachers follow many of the guidelines set forth in the Ministry of Education’s Play and Exploration Program Guide when developing their lesson plans. The Play and Exploration Guide can be found at http://www.education.gov.sk.ca/ELCC/play-and-exploration-program-guide .
Golden Rule Preschool program is not a cooperative and does not require that parents contribute in the day to day operations of the preschool. No parent helper cheques or payments for this required. However, our door is always open and parents and caregivers are always welcome! Volunteers are welcome in our classroom and there will be times that parents will be needed to help supervise on field trips as well. Parents will be invited to sign up for snacks for class parties as well.
1. School will begin the Monday following the Labour Day weekend in September (Monday, Sept 11 or Tuesday, Sept 12).
2. Preschool will end one week prior to the last day of public elementary school as per Saskatoon Public Schools calendar.
3. You will be contacted in mid-August via email regarding any parent information required prior to the start of school. Each family will receive a Parent Handbook as well as a classroom supply list at this time.
4. Holidays & school closures will follow the Public School System calendar. There will be no preschool on Professional Development days or school based three way
5. Sessions are filled on a first come, first registered basis. Golden Rule Preschool reserves the right to change the sessions offered based on enrollment.
Monday/Wednesday/Friday a.m. – $110.00 per month
Tuesday/Thursday a.m. - $110.00 per month
All registrants are required to pay a $50.00 registration fee per family per school year. If your child enrolls after this date, cheque should be dated
for the first day that the child starts preschool.
Age groups are combined (3's and 4's together) so please choose the days that work best for your schedule. Also please note that it does work out to close to the same number of days per year, whether you choose the Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday class, due to professional development days at the school, holidays, etc.
Fill out online registration below.
Spaces are not confirmed until payment arrangements have been secured.
Golden Rule Preschool offers two payment options:
1. 3 payments made by EFT or cash (receipts issued upon request)
If paying by EFT, we ask that you pay in the following installments.
Installment one; $50 registration fee plus Sept tuition of $110 = $160. Due immediately to hold your space.
Installment two; October to Jan tuition ($110 x 4) = $440. Due September 1
Installment three; Feb to June tuition ($150 x 5) = $550
Due January 15.
Unfortunately, no month to month payments with email money transfers.
Transfers can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put child's full name and preschool location in message line.
2. Post dated cheques for the entire school year, given at registration time.
Golden Rule Preschool require a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 per child per program
(dated the 1st day of August, 2023) to follow your online application form, along with postdated cheques, dated the 1st of each month (September to June). These cheques are required to hold your space! You may also pay one lump sum for the year if you prefer, cheque dated September 1, 2023. Please make cheques payable to Golden Rule Preschool. (We will hold your spot for 10 days from the date you fill out your application, so please return promptly). There will be a $20.00 charge per cheque for any cheques returned NSF. This fee will be required to be paid by the end of the month for the cheque was written, in addition to the NSF amount. If a second NSF cheque takes place, all fees will be required to be paid in cash for the remainder of the school year.
11 cheques needed in total, all upon registration.
Post-dated cheques can be mailed to the following:
Golden Rule Preschool
Prince Philip School
1715 Drinkle Street
Saskatoon, SK S7H0P8
Attn: Laura Orenchuk
In keeping with the Saskatoon Public School Board eligibility for kindergarten, children must be three years old by January 31st, 2024 to be eligible for enrollment for the 2023/2024 school year. In addition, children must be fully toilet-trained, no exceptions. No pull-ups or training pants.
Golden Rule Preschool carries insurance covering only the children enrolled in our class. Therefore, we ask that you do not bring other children to the preschool on your volunteering days.
Golden Rule Preschool does not require parents do to mandatory fundraising at this time but we do offer a few different fundraisers through the school year that we ask families to take part in. Information will come home through our class newsletters or class messaging app. If you have any suggestions or connections, please feel free to bring them forward.
Withdrawing your child from preschool
Golden Rule Preschool must be given one month’s notice in writing of the withdrawal of your child.
The full tuition for the one month must be paid even if you withdraw your child prior to completing
Golden Rule Preschool reserves the right to terminate preschool services at our own discretion should things not work out between the preschool. See below.
Golden Rule Preschool reserves the right of terminating the contract if:
• we are unable to meet the needs of your child
• Excessive late pick-up.
• More than three cheques are returned from the bank.