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St. Albert Preschool

Our St. Albert Preschool is operated by a parent-run Executive Council, elected by the St. Albert Creative Society members (parents of registered children). The new Council is formed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is held in late August shortly before the start of the St. Albert Preschool year. A detailed invitation will be emailed closer to the date.

Parents are encouraged to participate, as without an Executive Council the Preschool could not function. The Council is responsible for developing and maintaining regulations and policy relating to the conduct and operation of the Preschool. This includes sustaining and ensuring that the Preschool and Society business, at all times, is conducted in strict conformity with provincial and municipal laws and regulations and current Society bylaws. The Council meets once a month from September to June.

Please consider joining the Council – it is a great way to get involved in your child’s preschool education and to meet people! Furthermore, parents who have volunteered to be an Executive Council Member on the Parent Board are exempt from any and all Fundraising Fees (see Programs & Fees for more information). They are, however, welcome and encouraged to participate in any and all fundraising events should they so choose. Parents who are elected to be on the board will have their fundraising cheques returned to them or destroyed.

St. Albert Preschool 2018-2019 Executive Council

President – Leigh Ann Smith
As chairman of the Executive, the President will preside at all meetings of the Society. The President will ensure that the St. Albert Creative Preschool Society and Preschool are sustained and operated in a manner that is financially and legally sound.

Registrar & Vice President – Tynan Seitz
The Registrar is responsible for processing current and following-year registration and enrollment, and maintaining related lists. This includes handling all phone calls and inquiries relating to registration at the Preschool and ensuring cheques are given to the Treasurer.

Director, Finance – Adrienne May
The Director, Finance is responsible for conducting all financial activities including depositing all cheques, maintaining required and adequate records and will be the liaison with the St. Albert Creative Preschool’s bookkeeper.

Director, Fundraising & Events – Jamie Yehya
The Fundraising & Events portfolio is responsible for managing all fund-raising activities, and for leading the planning of school events such as the AGM, open house and concerts.

Director, Communications – Lesley Kroeker
This position is responsible for internal communications with classes including the review & monitoring of school email and the drafting of monthly newsletters.  Any additional communication requirements from teachers or the board are funnelled through the director of communications.

Director, Operations & Community Relations – Tamara MacClaren
The director of operations & community relations includes several third party liaison responsibilities including with the church, our third party advertising relationships with Further Ed and the St. Albert Gazette.  This position also reviews potential opportunities for grants and subsidies available to NFP businesses.