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t of School Society located in Cordova Bay. If you are interested in learning more about our services, please browse our website. If you would like further information, feel free to get in touch! 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER CAMPS 2023

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Caboose Club will not be offering summer camps in July and August 2023. Please let Caboose Club know if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE September 2022 - June 2023

Please find below some details about before and after school care.

Before and after school will start on September 7, 2022. We are operating in the old portable (Portable # 1), two new portables (Portable # 2 and # 3) and in the gym.

Before School Care 7-8:40 AM

Before school care program starts at 7 AM in the portable # 1. Sign in on the porch leading to the Portable # 2 or inside the portable # 2 and walk your child to the portable # 1 to meet the leaders. If you arrive closer to 8 AM the group or part of the group can be outside on the playground. In this case, please walk your child to meet the leaders outside.Your child will need indoor shoes to attend. 

After school care 2:48 - 5:15

At 2:48 PM the children in Grade 1 and K will be walked by the school staff to the back exit of the school (closer to the covered area) and will be picked up there by Caboose Club leaders at 2:48-2:50 PM. Please note that children in Kindergarten have Kindergarten Gradual Entry Schedule for September 7-13th, check with your teacher or school staff if you have not received it. Starting the day when regular attendance begins for children in Kindergarten (September 14th) children in Kindergarten will be walked by the school staff to the back exit of the school and will be picked up by Caboose Club leaders at the meeting spot at 2:48.
Please notify your child’s teacher that your child is going to go to Caboose Club after school. Grade 2-5 children meet Caboose Club leaders at the back playground closer to Caboose Club. The leaders will instruct your children where they go (group 1 will go to the Portable # 1, group 2 will go to the Portable # 2, group 3 – Portable # 3).
Sign in and out table will be located on the porch leading to the Portable # 2 or in the portable # 2 if it rains. Sign your child(ren) out OR talk to a leader asking to sign your child out before leaving Caboose Club with your child.

Children will need to bring their own snack until further notice.

It is imperative that children bring inside shoes on the first day of attendance and keep at Caboose Club to wear every day.

Please note:   One calendar month’s written notice is required if your child is to be withdrawn from any programWe are unable to reimburse fees for sick days, holidays or any other days of absenteeism

 

 

2023-2024 REGISTRATION

Registration for current Caboose Club families began on the 17th of January, 2023 by

e-mail messages.

To register for the 2023/2024 school year, you will need to print, fill out, scan and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the following paperwork:

  • Re-registration form

You will find the re-registration form at 

http://www.cabooseclub.ca/images/stories/documents/forms/reregistration2_form_Dec2011.pd

  • Emergency card and your child's photo. You will find the emergency card at http://www.cabooseclub.ca/images/stories/documents/forms/emergencycard_2012.pdf 
  • To reserve your spot you will need to bring 12 post-dated cheques and put them into Caboose Club secure locked mail box located on the porch attached to the portable # 2. Please find the list of the cheques below:
  • Society Fee ($35/child or $45/family, post-dated September 1st , 2023)
  • $50 non-refundable deposit (per child, dated today)
  • September fees less $50 deposit (post-dated September 1st , 2023)
  • Post-dated cheques for October 2023 - June 2024 (Fees: BSC $ 190.00, ASC $ 320.00, BSC + ASC $ 478.00, Kindercare (only for children attending Kindergarten starting September 2023, Kindercare hours are: 7 - 8:40 AM and 2:48 – 5:15 PM) - $ 200.00)

 

REGISTRATION FOR NEW FAMILIES

Registration for new families began at 7 AM on February 9th, 2023 by e-mail messages only on a first come, first served basis. Please note that application messages received before 7 AM on February 9th, 2023 will not be accepted.

To register for the 2023/2024 school year, you will need to print, fill out, scan and send to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the following paperwork:

  • Registration form.

You will find the registration form at 

http://www.cabooseclub.ca/images/stories/documents/forms/registration_form2011.pdf

 
You will need to bring and put 12 post-dated cheques into Caboose Club secure locked mailbox located on the porch attached to the portable # 2 behind Cordova Bay Elementary school. The list of the cheques is below.
  • Society Fee ($35/child or $45/family, post-dated September 1st , 2023)
  • $50 non-refundable deposit (per child, post-dated February 9th, 2023)
  • September fees less $50 deposit (post-dated September 1st , 2023)
  • Post-dated cheques for October 2023 - June 2024 (Fees: Before School Care $ 190.00, After School Care $ 320.00, Before and After School Care $ 478.00, Kindercare (only for children attending Kindergarten starting September 2023, Kindercare hours are: 7 - 8:40 AM and 2:48 – 5:15 PM) - $ 200.00)                                                                                     Feel free to contact Caboose Club at 250-658-0548 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.
 

 

 

 

 

Summer Camp 2022

Last year Caboose Club ran Summer Camp starting July 11th to August 19th, 2022, 7:30 AM till 5:00 PM, spots were sold by the week.

Registration for Summer Camp began on April 26th, 2022, deadline for registration was June 6th, 2022.
Registration forms were available at Caboose Club or via e-mail message, please send us a request. 
To register for Summer Camp 2022, you needed to print, fill out, scan and send the registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To reserve your spot you needed to bring post-dated cheques for $ 230.00 per week (weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6) and $ 185.00 for week 4, and put them into Caboose Club secure locked mail box located on the porch attached to the portable # 2.

  

 All activities and the dates are subject to change.

 

Weeks 1,2

July 11 - 22.                                             

                                                

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

July 11 -15

Great Outdoors

11

Caboose Reading Club

Cordova Bay Beach

(bring your sandals) 

 

12

Picnic

Pizza Day

 

13

Soccer on the Upper Field

14

Field trip Mattick's Farm Mini-golf

 

15

Bracelet Making Day

 

July 18-22

Every day is a Holiday

18

Valentine’s day 

Caboose Reading Club

McMinn Park Playground

19

Christmas Party 

20

Halloween (bring your costumes)

 

21

Birthday Party Visit to the Toy Store. Happy birthday, Caboose Club!!

 

 

22

Easter Hunt

Weeks 3,4

July 25-August 5.

July 25-29 

Animal

planet

25

Caboose Reading Club

 Lochside

Playground

26

 Movie Day

27

Animal Craft - Paper plate cow

 

28

 Fenn Beach Trip (bring your sandals)

 

29

Upper Field Games

Aug 2-5

Travel the World

1

Closed

2

France

Tour de France

Bring your bikes

Caboose Reading Club

3

Italy

Pizza Day

4

Scotland

Mattick's Farm Mini-golf

 

5

Hawaii Cordova Bay Beach

 

 

Weeks 5,6

August 8-19.

August 8-12

Under

the Sea

8

Caboose Reading Club

Lochside Playground

9

Rainbow Looms Day

10

Under the Sea Craft

11

 Fenn Beach Field Trip

12

Bubbles and chalk

August 15-19

Summer Blowout

15

Caboose Reading Club

McMinn Playground

16

Summer Berries Smoothies

17

Melty Beads Day

18

Ice cream Party

19

Summer Games

All out-trips and activities are subject to change.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan 

 

Caboose Club will adapt as much as possible to implement public health and infection prevention and control measures, including staying home when ill, minimized physical contact, hand hygiene, frequent cleaning and disinfection

 

Access to child care facilities.

 

All children and staff members wash their hands when entering the portables; before and after eating; after using the washroom; after coughing or sneezing; etc

 

Should children or staff members have symptoms similar to the common cold, influenza or COVID-19, they will be encouraged to stay home, be assessed by their health care provider and tested for COVID-19. When someone is symptomatic, they will self-isolate and follow directions provided by their health care provider. 

 

At drop off, by signing in the child parent confirms that child does not have symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other respiratory disease. 

 

If your child develops flu-like symptoms while in our care, we will move them to a separate supervised area, and you will be required to pick them up immediately. If your child has ANY of the flu-like symptoms, they are not able to return to Caboose Club for 5 days after the symptoms first appear or when advised by their health care provider.

 

Health, Safety and Cleaning Procedures

 

Drop off and pick up procedures

 

-          Only one parent can enter the portable to drop off their child.

 

-          Children will immediately go to washroom and will wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds/sanitize their hands. Hand sanitizer will also be available for parents. 

 

-          Hang up outside clothing and change shoes in their cubby

 

-          Children with no indoor shoes will not be accepted at Caboose Club

 

-          Lunchboxes and water bottles can be left in the cubby

 

 

Snack

 

-          Snack will not be provided until further notice, children are required to bring snack from home

 

Supplies in portables

 

-          All soft items will be removed from the rooms, no dress up, stuffies.

 

-          Limited number of toys will be available for the children, no home toys

 

-          No cooking at this time

 

Outdoors

 

-          Staff and children are encouraged to be outdoors as much as possible throughout the day

 

Cleaning protocols

 

-          Removing unnecessary items from the workplace to reduce surfaces that could become contaminated.

 

-          All common areas (e.g., washrooms) and frequently-touched surfaces (e.g., door knobs, light switches, faucet handles, tables, chairs) will be cleaned and disinfected at least twice a day.

 

-          Labelled bleach/Lysol/Hydrogenic spray bottles will be used with paper/cloth towels to clean items.

 

-          If a worker or child leaves the workplace due to symptoms of COVID-19, Caboose Club workers will clean areas those individuals were in, including surfaces they may have touched, immediately upon their departure

 

Health protocols

 

-          Staff and children will follow strict health protocols. 

 

-          If a staff member is unwell with any of the above symptoms, they will be required to stay home, self-isolate and follow directions provided by their health care provider.

 

 Caboose Club does not offer drop in after school care at this time.

 

References used in creation of this plan can be found here:

 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-response-covid-19/child-care-response-covid-19-provider

 

http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID_public_guidance/Guidance_Child_Care.pdf

 

More detailed information is available at: 

 

 

https://wm-so.glb.shawcable.net/service/home/~/?id=191933&part=2&auth=co&disp=i

 

https://wm-so.glb.shawcable.net/service/home/~/?id=191933&part=3&auth=co&disp=i

 

NOTE: We are unable to reimburse fees for holidays, sick days or any other days of absenteeism.

 

 

REMINDER

Please send your child with footwear that is appropriate for running around on the gym floor. This footwear will also be used inside the portables, as we ask that each child takes off their outside shoes upon entry. All extra footwear should be labelled, and can be kept at Caboose Club. It is important for children to have their shoes on in case of emergency.

 

   

Announcement Regarding New Fall 2023 Registrations

As you are aware, the demand for after school care programs across Greater Victoria - including School District 63 - often exceeds available spots.

Although Caboose Club tries its best to ensure all families who require after school care are accommodated, we anticipate our after school program will be full for September 2023.

Some spaces may become available through the summer, so new families are still encouraged to apply and be put on our waitlist.  We will advise families of open spaces as soon as possible but this may not happen until the school year has started.

Families are encouraged to explore other child care options in the event no new spaces become available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DON’T LET THE CABOOSE CLUB KNOW THAT MY CHILD WILL NOT BE THERE?

  1. We call the office to see if they were at school.
  2. We check the classroom to see if they have been held late.
  3. We search the grounds & school.
  4. We try and establish contact with parents and/or anyone listed on the emergency contact form.

If no family member can be contacted within 30 minutes of dismissal the police will be called.

This procedure takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and uses 2-3 staff. Please note that this includes when your child is participating in a school activity, such as cross-country, basketball, or soccer.

Please remember to sign your child(ren) in and out every day and let us know if your child is absent.

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