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2018-2019 Board Members
Spring Tea Coordinator
Spring Tea Coordinator
Fundraising Coordinator
Spring Tea Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator
Amanda Percy
Behjan Gregory
Gwen Hall
Ken Grovet
Michelle Bottriell

Hi my name is Michelle Bottriell and this is my second year as the Registrar for La Perle Community Playschool. I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful little boys, who both attend the Playschool. Mrs. Wong and Mrs. Knoll are awesome teachers. I am constantly blown away by all the creative crafts, learning activities and overall happy environment that they bring to the classroom. What I enjoy most is how involved parents get to be with their child's Playschool experience by volunteering in class and seeing first hand what happens inside the classroom. I am looking forward to another year on the board, please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or concerns at laperle.community.playschool@gmail.com

My name is Behjan Gregory. I am a full time working proud mom of 2.  Both my kids have completed the playschool program and greatly benefited from everything they learnt.
This is my second year on the board and I am looking forward to being part of such a hard working group and meeting all the parents this year!  Looking forward a great school!
Michelle Albert
Jen McCallum
Thank you for choosing La Perle Community Playschool, where children experience “The Stepping Stones of Early Learning.” My name is Amanda Percy and I am delighted to take on the role of President for the 2018-2019 school year. This is my third year as President, and my fourth year serving on the Board. I am a stay-at-home Mom to 4 children: Benjamin (age 7), William (age 6), Isabella (age 3), and Oliver (age 1). My two eldest children have been enriched with their educational experiences at the Playschool, and now they both attend La Perle Elementary. Thanks to Mrs. Wong and Mrs. Knoll, my sons have gained valuable skills as confident and capable learners, classmates, and friends. This year, Isabella is registered in the three-year program with Mrs. Wong. The Playschool is family-focused, so she already feels comfortable, accepted, and has an endearing relationship with our Playschool’s teachers. I can hardly wait to watch Isabella grow and develop under Mrs. Wong’s guidance!

I’m grateful that La Perle Playschool is a Parent Cooperative because our families work in partnership with our children’s teachers. What a gift to be involved in our children’s education! As an Early Childhood Educator and teacher with Edmonton Public School Board, my experiences taught me that a wholistic approach to teaching and learning gives the most benefit to the student. It’s so valuable to have a child’s first experiences at school be positive, and I appreciate that La Perle Playschool has done this for our family!

The students, their families, the teachers, and the Executive Board all work collaboratively to provide a successful experience at our Playschool. Together, we can make the 2018-2019 school year a fantastic one! I’m looking forward to taking this journey with you over the next year; please be in contact with me to share concerns, ask questions, and celebrate successes about your child! My email address is: percyfamilyschool@gmail.com
Hello! My name is Michelle Albert and this is my second year as Vice-President on the board. My son Parker will be going into the 4 year program in the 2018-2019 school year and my youngest, Charlie, will hopefully be starting next fall. I am looking forward to meeting all of the families and working together with the board to have an amazing year together! Please feel free to chat with me about anything. Wishing you all a great year!

Hi! My name is Jennifer McCallum and I’ll be the LaPerle Playschool Volunteer Coordinator this year.  After a rewarding career as an Environmental Scientist, I’m currently a stay at home Mom with two kids.  My daughter went through the 3 and 4 year old Playschool programs at LaPerle and LOVED it.  We were so impressed by what she learned and how much she grew, that I was sold on the value of this Playschool.  My son went through the 3 year program last year and now can hardly wait to play with his friends three days a week this year!  I love that I have the opportunity at this Playschool to see how my kids learn from someone else, watch them interact in different settings/respond to different topical activities (crafts, parties, field trips, mascot visits, etc.), and meet the friends that they love to talk about.   The kids that go from this playschool to kindergarten know their letters (letter sounds), numbers, colours, community helpers, and many other things that check the boxes on the kindergarten knowledge list!  I was impressed how well-prepared my daughter was for kindergarten.  The teachers are both highly experienced and very approachable with any questions.  I’m also grateful to work with such a keen, dedicated team!  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your volunteer duty.!

Hi. My name is Gwen Hall. I’m a stay at home mom to three amazing daughters! Avery (age 4), Brooklyn (age 9), and Jordanna (age 11). This is my second year on the board. First year ~ fundraiser coordinator and now tackling the spring tea coordinator position. My two oldest daughters who now attend LaPerle Elementary both went through the 3 & 4-year playschool programs. Avery enjoyed the 3yr program last year and will now be in Mrs. Knoll’s class.
I cannot express enough the impact the program has had on my oldest two daughters. I truly believe it to be such an asset and steppingstone for Kindergarten. It has allowed them to learn, grow, and experience hands on while learning through crafts, music, play, discussion, gym time, occupational visitors, field trips…and much more! I am so excited now for my youngest to also have this experience as well as to socialize and engage with others her age!! I absolutely love the parent co-operative factor and being able to help and assist in the classroom and be a part of my child’s early education.
Mrs. Wong & Mrs. Knoll are extraordinary - from their compassion to their expertise! The lifelong friendships we have made with the both of them, and with other families that we have come to know are immeasurable!!

I made the decision some years back to take early retirement and get involved in the community doing volunteer work. One volunteer opportunity came up in the fall of 2009 to take on the role of treasurer for the La Perle Community Playschool. My oldest grandson was in Mrs. Knolls 4-year class at the time. My youngest grandson is three years younger than his brother and attended the program as well. I was amazed how well the program helped them mature not only with all the early learning but also the social skills they developed giving them a head start as they entered kindergarten and then primary school.  Over the years, my role has expanded to other duties beyond that of a treasurer. I truly cherish the opportunity be part of Playschool Board. The highlight of the year for me has always been the “Spring Tea”, watching the children up on stage singing their hearts out.
Kali Heppner
Dolly Fadel
Ashley Moreau
Hello! My name is Ashley Moreau and this is my first year with the board and I am extremely happy to be part of this group as the Secretary. My husband Dominic and I are parents of two beautiful children, Jocelyn and Logan. Jocelyn, who is turning four in October. She just finished the three program with the amazing Mrs. Wong and she will be attending Mrs. Knoll’s wonderful four year program in September. My little Logan who just turned one in July, will without a doubt will be going to be attending La Perle Playschool when the time comes. I am currently taking time off work to be at home with my little ones, but I went to school for Human Resources Management and look forward to going back when the time comes.

I am looking forward to the time I will be spending getting to know everyone and to be part of something wonderful.

Hello, my name is Dolly Fadel this is my first year with the board as the “Fundraising Coordinator “, I am very exited to be a part of this group. I am a mother of two beautiful boys, And a student at the Academy of learning. My oldest son attended the three and 4 Year Old Pl. school program at La Perla Play school, and honestly he loved it!!! He enjoyed every moment of it but was very sad to leave and move on to a different school,  luckily his youngest brother will be attending the same programs so from time to time he will get a chance to meet up with his old teachers. We were so impressed by what he learned and how much he grew And we cannot wait to see my youngest going through the program this year Mrs. Knoll and mrs. Wong Are awesome teachers. The crafts and learning activities are amazing and the kids can learn very well from them. Once again I am very proud of becoming a new member on the board and look forward in working together with the other members.   
My name is Kali Heppner. My son attended Laperle playschool 2014-2016, and my daughter will be starting the 3 year program in September. This is my first year on the board and I am excited to see what the new school year has to offer.  If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.