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Kindergarten - Cochrane


Open from Feb 1, 2022 – Sept 30, 2022

Registration Fee:

Enrichment Fee:
$400 Payable as a lump sum or $40/month

Contact: Joan Green (Principal)
Phone number: 403-300-5543

Email Joan Green

Class Times

First Day of School:
September 5, 2023 – Staggered Entry

Morning Class:
Mon – Thu 8:30 – 11:40 am

Afternoon Class:
Mon – Thu 12:30 – 3:40pm

Parent Hand Book

2022-23 Calendar

Sept. 6 – First day of Classes Staggered Entry
Sept. 23 – PD Day – No school
Sept. 30 – National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Day – School Closed       
Oct. 7 – PD day – No school
Oct. 10 – Thanksgiving – School Closed
Oct. 28 – PD day – No school
Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day – School Closed
Nov. 14 & 15 – Meet the Teacher – IPP days – No school
Dec. 9 – First Report Card goes Home
Dec. 22 – Last day of classes
Dec. 23 – First Day – Winter Break – School Closed
Jan. 9 – Classes resume
Jan. 30 & 31 -Parent/Teacher Interview – IPP meetings – No school
Feb. 17 – PD days – No school
Feb. 20 – Family Day – School Closed
Feb. 21 – 24 – Winter Break – School Closed
March 17 – PD Day – No School
March 20 – PD Day – No School
April 7 – Good Friday – School Closed
April 10-14 – Spring Break – School Closed
April 17 – Classes resume
May 19 – PD day – No school
May 22 – Victoria Day – School Closed
May 23 & 24 – IPP meetings – No school
June 27 – Last day of school Report Cards goes Home
June 28 -30 – Teacher Organizational days – No school

Kindergarten Teachers

Tara Schimpf – Teacher, B.Ed

Hello, my name is Tara Schimpf, and I teach afternoon kindergarten. I am a passionate educator who believes that trusting relationships and positive early school experiences lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Creativity, discovery, and exploration are integral to my teaching practice. My professional experience is varied. I taught Kindergarten through grade two with the Calgary Board of Education for many years. I was also the teacher and founder of a Reggio-inspired program, Naturally Curious Preschool, here in Cochrane from 2013-2017. Additionally, I have enjoyed many years working alongside children and their families supporting Early Intervention Services with Foothills Creative Beginnings. As a mom to three busy children with various needs, I understand the importance of clear communication and a caring classroom environment. In my personal time, when I am not managing my family and our many pets, I might be found working in my garden, quilting on my sewing machine, exercising at Boot Camp or reading a good book in a quiet spot!

Sarah Roberts – Teacher, B.Ed

Hello, my name is Sarah Roberts and I teach the morning kindergarten. I completed my B.Ed from the University of Alberta. I have worked in many different communities and settings in and around Cochrane over the years the majority being with PUF programs. When I am not working or have time off I am usually travelling, looking for wildlife to photograph, taking my dog for walks/hikes and enjoying time with my family and friends.