Early Learning Programming
SAA - Early Learning Programming
At the kindergarten - grade three level teachers will provide students with a program that is focused upon building a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy through our SAA Learning Framework.
Sister Alphonse Academy Kindergarten Program Information
Our regular half day Kindergarten program offers 475 hours of instruction in the morning or afternoon. We also offer a Full Day Everyday program with 950 hours of instruction and a Progressive Program (half day programming up until Spring Break and then all day programming until end of June).
Highlights of our program include:
- Learning through play approach
- Inquiry Based Learning
- Animated Literacy Program
- Balanced Literacy components
- Home Reading Program
- Field trips
- Mass at St. Albert Parish
*** NEW*** Alberta Education has changed the age of enrolment for Kindergarten starting the 2020/2021 School year. Children must be 5 yrs of age by Dec. 31/2020 to enrol. Click on the "Kindergarten Age Eligibility Calculator" to receive more information and to aid you in determining whether your child is old enough to attend kindergarten.*** NEW***
- HALF DAY - No fee
- FULL DAY - $325 month + lunch supervision fee($45). Children enrolled in Full Day programming attend school for the full day.
- PROGRESSIVE - $97.50/month or $325/month (April, May & June) + lunch supervision fee of $13.50. Children enrolled in Progressive programming will attend half day kindergarten until spring break, after spring break your child will attend full days.
- June 22, 2020 and possibly June 23, 2020 (one hour small group visits) These dates will be scheduled early in June and parents will be contacted.
++DUE to COVID 19, in school kindergarten June Orientations are cancelled. The school office and/or school staff will contact you about a short Online Meet sometime in the last week of June++
1st DAY of SCHOOL STAGGERED START
- August 31 and September 1, 2020 Your child’s first day of school will be provided at the end of June.
2020/21 BELL TIMES*Tentative*:
- AM & Full Day Entry Bell: 8:15 am
- AM Dismissal: 11:08 am
- PM Entry Bell: 12:05 pm
- PM & Full Day Dismissal: 2:58 pm
** The offering of Half Day PM, Full Day and Progressive programs is dependant upon enrolment and resources**
2020/21 Kindergarten SUPPLY LIST:
- 1 large backpack
- 1 lunch bag
- 1 pair of indoor running shoes (non-marking soles)
- 1 full change of clothes that can be left at school
We currently have an agreement with SIGIS to provide child care at Sister Alphonse Academy. More information on their programs can be found at the SIGIS website.