As our school is a non-profit program that operates off the revenues we receive from enrolment and fundraising, every family in our program must work one bingo event during the school year. Bingos are major fundraising activities and an obligatory contribution to the Woodvale Community League, which provides significant financial support to the Playschool.
At our Orientation you must provide a $200.00 bingo deposit cheque that will be dated for the bingo shift you are assigned at the Orientation meeting. If you are unable to attend your assigned bingo date, then the cheque will be deposited the next day. If you complete your shift, you will receive your cheque back as soon as possible.
If you be unable to attend your assigned bingo shift, you must find someone over the age of 18 years old to replace you or your family will forfeit their $200 bingo cheque. When considering a replacement person for your family, keep in mind that they must be a good representative of our school and be willing to work the full shift. If a parent does not report for a scheduled bingo, the preschool is liable for any fines from the bingo association, which can be up to $1000. It is imperative parents work their scheduled bingo dates for the financial well-being of the Playschool.
A sign-up sheet is posted at the beginning of the year for any parents wishing to participate in additional bingos. Parents who will be unable to attend their scheduled bingo date can contact the parents on this list to replace them. The parent who is unable to attend MUST pay the replacement parent $50 for working the bingo on their behalf.
In the event that we do not have enough bingo shifts for all the parents, volunteers in the classroom will be exempt from working a bingo, starting with executive board members, followed by members of the general board of directors. Parents who enroll later in the year will be expected to work a bingo as shifts become available.
All bingos are held at the Parkway Bingo Centre. Our Bingo Coordinator will provide with all of the necessary information.
Our Bingo Coordinator can be contacted by email.