Maximum enrollment will be 12 children per class for the 3 year old program and 15 children per class for the 4 year old program. (Classes may be cancelled, combined or re-organized if registration does not meet minimum or exceeds maximum requirements. This decision will be made by the Teacher and the Board.)
REFENS will operate from September to June inclusively. We follow the school calendar established by the RETSD School Board and therefore will be closed for Christmas Break, Spring Break and all statutory holidays. On some divisional and provincial in-service days, we do not have access to the classroom by decree of the River East Transcona School Board.
All children are to be brought into and picked up from our classroom by their parent or designated escort at the appropriate times. Children must not be left unattended in the foyer, hallway or classroom at any time.
Please inform the teacher in advance if there is to be someone new dropping off or picking up your child. REFENS assumes responsibility for the child when the child is in the classroom and signed into the attendance log.
REFENS and our Teacher do not accept the use of physical punishment, verbal or emotional abuse, or any harassment of the children to promote acceptable behaviour. Children are treated as individuals, each with different personalities, needs and aptitudes. Behaviour is managed in a caring and accepting environment in which children are encouraged to participate fully in the program and enjoy their experience while learning new developmental skills. Positive behaviour is rewarded through positive reinforcement.
Negative behaviour is discouraged through negative re-enforcement (i.e. discussion with the child, temporary withdrawal of some privileges, calming the child through discussion in a quieter area of the room) and finally, any behaviour problems of a more serious nature are discussed with the parents so that a mutual and consistent approach can be worked out. Children are encouraged to behave in an acceptable manner in order to develop both individual skills and positive peer relationships, but not in a way that promotes regimentation or stifles individuality. All behaviour strategies used are based on the child’s developmental capabilities.
If a child must be disciplined in class he/she will be spoken to and the teacher will notify the parent that same day. If the problem persists the teacher will seek parental assistance to overcome the problem. If, however, the child continues on a regular basis to disrupt the class, the Board of Directors may ask for the removal of the child from the program.
Any incident that occurs in the classroom or outside of the class, (e.g. to or from the washroom, playground, etc.) not witnessed by the teacher, MUST be reported by the parent helper to the teacher. This ideally should be reported at the site of incident whenever possible, or as soon as the parent helper returns to class.
All of the following situations must be reported to the teacher
(regardless of whether the child seems “fine” or not):
If the teacher is not present and the helper feels that disciplinary action is necessary, let it be known that REFENS does not condone ANY TYPE OF PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL PUNISHMENT. All disciplinary measures must be positively reinforced and reported to the teacher IMMEDIATELY so that the parents can be informed at the completion of class.
On Feb 8/21 @ 4PM click on “RESERVE SPOT”
Date: Feb 8/21
Where: Virtual Online Registration via Teams.
This is a night reserved for families that have already had children who have participated in the REFENS program.
On March 8/21 @ 4PM click on “RESERVE SPOT”
Date: March 8/21
Where: Virtual Online Registration via Teams.
How virtual online registration works
Please check back on the REFENS website the week before registration to see the number of class spots available.
Date: Monday April 26/21
Where: Virtual Online Meeting via Teams
How to join the AGM
Original copies of background checks OR receipts for any family member that will be a class helper must be recieved by REFENS by the AGM.
You will be informed on how to fill out the helper calendar for your class, as well as, participate in nominations and voting for positions on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in being a Board Member please look through the parent handbook as it has information about each position.
Joseph Teres School
131 Sanford Fleming Rd.
Class spots available for 2019/2020 School Year
T/TH 3 year old AM class - FULL (Class size 12)
T/TH 3 year old PM class - 4 (Class size 12)
MWF 4 year old AM class - FULL (Class size 15)
MWF 4 year old PM class - FULL (Class size 15)
For more information regarding program content