Board Members

The Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer members* elected annually by its members at the Annual General Meeting. The Board is responsible for conducting the affairs of the co-operative (REFENS) in compliance with the Co-operatives Act, REFENS By-Laws and all licensing requirements.  The Board will implement and determine General Policies for the Nursery School while operating within the given finances.

We encourage anyone who is interested in being on the Board of Directors to read the following job descriptions and talk to a current board member.  The Board meets monthly to ensure smooth operation of the school. (at certain times of the year more frequent meetings may be required)  

*a member is someone who has paid the annual membership fee and is interested in helping our Nursery School function by volunteering their time and skills
 
All parents/members are encouraged to attend the AGM in April, contact the co-chair at co-chair@refens.com for more details.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

We require parent involvement in order to achieve the quality of care that is desirable.  Here are the ways that you, as a parent, can and must be involved:

Introducing the 2016-2017 REFENS Board Of Directors

  • Chair

    Connie Muscat

    connie

    Email -chair@refens.com

    1. Responsible for the licensing and for the operation of the Nursery School
    2. Functions as the Board coordinator
    3. Prepares agenda and chairs the Board and General Meetings
    4. Is a signing officer
    5. Prepares bi-monthly newsletter
    6. Hires teacher in conjunction with others on the Board of Directors
    7. Negotiates teacher’s salary
    8. Takes care of registration if the co-chairperson position is vacant
    9. Updates and maintains the Chairperson’s binder
    10. Attends monthly meetings
    11. Comes to the class on a regular basis
  • Co-Chair Person

    Jennifer Ali

    Jennifer Ali 

    Email - co-chair@refens.com

    1. Responsible for program registration and ensuring that all necessary forms are completed for each child
    2. Compiles a waiting list and informs these families when a space becomes available
    3. Distributes parent survey and compiles results
    4. Chairs meetings in Chairperson’s absence
    5. Is a signing officer
    6. Updates and maintains the Co-Chairperson’s binder
    7. Attends monthly meetings
    8. Comes to the class on a regular basis
  • Secretary

    Crystal Buxton

    Crystal Buxton

    Email - secretary@refens.com

    1. Records minutes of the General Meeting and all Board meetings
    2. Responsible for typing/writing of minutes
    3. Responsible for distributing minutes to Board Members
    4. Post highlights of Monthly meeting in the classroom
    5. Writes letters and thank-you notes deemed necessary by the Board
    6. Updates and maintains the Secretary’s Binder, Minutes Binder and “In Camera” Binder
    7. Attends monthly meetings
  • Treasurer

    Daisy Russell

    dasiy

    Email - treasurer@refens.com

    1. Responsible for teacher’s payroll, Receiver General remittance and insurance payments
    2. Keeps and maintains up to date records of all monies received or paid out by the Nursery
    3. Submits and presents a monthly written financial report at each Executive Meeting, as well as an annual revenue and expense report to Parents/Guardians at the General Meeting
    4. Is a signing officer
    5. Writes an income tax receipt for each family for the period of September to December and then again for January to June
    6. Responsible for submitting records to Worker’s Compensation and Revenue Canada
    7. Helps during registration with the writing of receipts, collecting postdated cheques, and collection of cash payments
    8. Deposits cheques monthly, deals with any N.S.F. cheques and collects all cash payments
    9. Collects money from Fundraiser or Class Coordinators for Nursery School events/outings
    10. Works together with the accountant to ensure all audits and financial statements are accurate and on time
    11. Updates and maintains the Treasurer’s binder
    12. Attends monthly meetings
    13. Comes to the class on a regular basis
  • Fundraiser

    Carlynn Bryga

    Email - fundraiser@refens.com

    1. Present Fundraising Suggestions/Ideas to the Board
    2. Organizes Fundraising Activities
    3. Arranges with Class Coordinators to collect money and orders at fundraising deadlines
    4. Distributes products to Nursery School families
    5. Updates and maintains the Fundraiser’s binder
    6. Attends monthly meetings
  • Alumni Represtentive

    Michelle Berard

    Michelle

    Email - alumni@refens.com

    1. Contacts REFENS Alumni with all pertinent information as determined by the Board
    2. Organizes a Special Event for the enjoyment of all current students, alumni and their families
    3. Responsible for organizing the Christmas Hamper
    4. Responsible for organizing the Kindergarten parent information night (Held in January)
    5. Updates and maintains the Alumni Rep. binder
    6. Attends monthly meetings
  • Classroom Supply Co-Ordinator

    Arron Northwood

    Arron Northwood 

    Email - supply@refens.com

    1. Responsible for purchase of supplies required by the teacher
    2. Responsible for purchasing gifts/treats for parties when funds permit
    3. Arranges to find an Elf for each class’ Christmas Party
    4. Arranges babysitters when needed during members meetings
    5. Updates and maintains the Classroom Supply Coordinator binder    
    6. Attends monthly meetings
    7. Comes to the class on a regular basis
  • MWF AM class coordinator

    Amber Schultz

    Amber Schultz 

    Email - mwf-am@refens.com

    1. Ensures that each parent/family completes the required number of helper days for their class
    2. Ensures that the Parent Helper calendar is filled out and posted in the classroom
    3. Arranges extra volunteers for class when requested by the teacher
    4. Compiles a list of parents who are available to do extra parent helper days and/or may be available as an emergency parent helper
    5. Assists Fundraiser in arranging pick-up of money and forms from their class
    6. Adjusts the Helper Calendar when a new student joins a class mid-way through the school year
    7. Responsible for posting party sign-up sheet prior to class parties.
    8. Responsible for distribution and collection of permission slips for each class outing in conjunction with the teacher
    9. Compiles a list of all children attending a class outing and the name of adult responsible for the child (for the teacher)
    10. Helps out parents with transportation issues (assists in arrangements, does not provide the ride)
    11. Updates and maintains the Class Coordinator’s binder
    12. Attends monthly meetings
    13. Comes to the class on a regular basis
  • MWF PM class coordinator

    Kandice Shibata
    Kandice Shibata

    Email - mwf-pm@refens.com

    1. Ensures that each parent/family completes the required number of helper days for their class
    2. Ensures that the Parent Helper calendar is filled out and posted in the classroom
    3. Arranges extra volunteers for class when requested by the teacher
    4. Compiles a list of parents who are available to do extra parent helper days and/or may be available as an emergency parent helper
    5. Assists Fundraiser in arranging pick-up of money and forms from their class
    6. Adjusts the Helper Calendar when a new student joins a class mid-way through the school year
    7. Responsible for posting party sign-up sheet prior to class parties.
    8. Responsible for distribution and collection of permission slips for each class outing in conjunction with the teacher
    9. Compiles a list of all children attending a class outing and the name of adult responsible for the child (for the teacher)
    10. Helps out parents with transportation issues (assists in arrangements, does not provide the ride)
    11. Updates and maintains the Class Coordinator’s binder
    12. Attends monthly meetings
    13. Comes to the class on a regular basis
  • T-TH AM class coordinator

    Jana Lane (Tamara Sororko)

     

    Email - t-th-am@refens.com

    1. Ensures that each parent/family completes the required number of helper days for their class
    2. Ensures that the Parent Helper calendar is filled out and posted in the classroom
    3. Arranges extra volunteers for class when requested by the teacher
    4. Compiles a list of parents who are available to do extra parent helper days and/or may be available as an emergency parent helper
    5. Assists Fundraiser in arranging pick-up of money and forms from their class
    6. Adjusts the Helper Calendar when a new student joins a class mid-way through the school year
    7. Responsible for posting party sign-up sheet prior to class parties.
    8. Responsible for distribution and collection of permission slips for each class outing in conjunction with the teacher
    9. Compiles a list of all children attending a class outing and the name of adult responsible for the child (for the teacher)
    10. Helps out parents with transportation issues (assists in arrangements, does not provide the ride)
    11. Updates and maintains the Class Coordinator’s binder
    12. Attends monthly meetings
    13. Comes to the class on a regular basis
  • T-TH PM class coordinator

    Therese Huynh

     


    Email - t-th-pm@refens.com
    1. Ensures that each parent/family completes the required number of helper days for their class
    2. Ensures that the Parent Helper calendar is filled out and posted in the classroom
    3. Arranges extra volunteers for class when requested by the teacher
    4. Compiles a list of parents who are available to do extra parent helper days and/or may be available as an emergency parent helper
    5. Assists Fundraiser in arranging pick-up of money and forms from their class
    6. Adjusts the Helper Calendar when a new student joins a class mid-way through the school year
    7. Responsible for posting party sign-up sheet prior to class parties.
    8. Responsible for distribution and collection of permission slips for each class outing in conjunction with the teacher
    9. Compiles a list of all children attending a class outing and the name of adult responsible for the child (for the teacher)
    10. Helps out parents with transportation issues (assists in arrangements, does not provide the ride)
    11. Updates and maintains the Class Coordinator’s binder
    12. Attends monthly meetings
    13. Comes to the class on a regular basis
  • Teacher

    Michelline Lamontagne

    Michelline

    Email - michelline@refens.com

    1. Responsible for the Educational Curriculum and day to day operation of the Nursery School
    2. Supplies a list for Classroom Supply Coordinator to replenish supplies required for crafts and activities
    3. Establishes a permanent inventory of supplies
    4. Notifies Chairperson/Board Members of any problems or situation that arises in the classroom regarding Health and Safety of any child
    5. Arranges a list of duties for classroom cleaning
    6. Prepares a Monthly planner and distributes to all Parents/Guardians
    7. Discusses activities and program criteria with the Board Members
    8. Acts as an advisor to the Board of Directors

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO VACANT POSTISTIONS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Class Hours

  • 3 Year Old Tue/Thur
    Mornings - 9:15-11:35
    Afternoons - 1:00-3:20
  • 4 Year Old Mon/Wed/Fri
    Mornings - 9:15-11:35
    Afternoons - 1:00-3:20

Located in Transcona 

  • Joseph Teres School
    Room 104
    131 Sanford Fleming Rd.
    Winnipeg, MB
    R2C 5B8