News
Regular meeting: Tuesday, May 9 2017, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)...
Until then, once again we will be making application to the Provincial Government for funding. We await the announcement of another budget.
Posted: 07 February, 2017 Tags: All News, Meetings
Regular meeting: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 07 February, 2017 Tags: All News, Meetings
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!...
The Sonechko Daycare Board of Directors extends Holiday greetings to all. The Board continues to organize and develop this project and looks forward with optimism into the new year.

З Різдвом Христовим щиро Вас вітаємо,
В Новому Році здоров`я, щастя Вам бажаємо,
Любов і достаток хай напoвняють Ваш дім,
Україні перемогу, а Божий мир нашим браттям усім!

In the season of Christ’s birth we sincerely welcome you,
May the New Year bring you health and good fortune,
May love and abundance fill your home,
Help for Ukraine and peace to all!

Roy Papish DC, Zenia Gabrush, Bohdan Baran, John Rozdilsky, Liudmyla Rynhach, Olexandr Melnykov, Pat Hawryliw
Posted: 07 February, 2017 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Regular meeting: Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 07 February, 2017 Tags: All News, Meetings
Regular meetings resume: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 12 September, 2016 Tags: All News, Meetings
Wishing you a Happy Easter and update on daycare status...
The Sonechko Daycare Board of Directors wishes you a Happy Easter! We have been blessed with an unusually warm winter and it appears we will experience an earlier than usual spring.

The Board has met regularly and has submitted the 2016 Saskatchewan Childcare Community Needs Assessment Form to the Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and to the Department of Early Learning and Childcare. This is a necessary process that is required by the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly to approve funding to develop our proposed Sonechko Daycare at Bishop Filevich Bilingual Ukrainian School. Traditionally approval or deferment of proposed projects is announced after the provincial Budget is tabled, normally sometime in April. The Board has exercised due diligence and prepared the Handbooks and operations Policies and Procedures Manuals required to proceed with this project.

We wish you and your families a Blessed and loving Easter Holiday and a warm spring season. We remain committed to serving our community.

Roy Papish, DC Chair
Posted: 23 March, 2016 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Next regular meeting: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 23 March, 2016 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next regular meeting: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 30 January, 2016 Tags: All News, Meetings
Christmas greeting and update...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

The Sonechko Daycare Board of Directors wishes you a warm and loving holiday season.

Once again we have completed and updated information requirements set out by the Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance, Department of Education and the Department of Early Learning and Child Care Services to resubmit the annual Readiness Assessment to the Provincial Government for consideration and approval to establish the Sonechko Daycare at Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School in 2016. At this point of development and readiness, the board‘s function is to maintain and review on a regular basis the operations Policies and Procedures Manual and to be prepared in the event that we are approved to proceed with developing a government subsidized daycare. The board is typically advised of this after the provincial government’s spring budget in April.

On that note, the Board wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Roy Papish, DC Chair
Posted: 5 January, 2016 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Next regular meeting: Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 5 October, 2015 Tags: All News, Meetings
Board President's Autumn 2015 update...
The long hot summer is over and school has started again. Parents and children are back into the swing of things and extra curricular activities start; Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Piano, Martial Arts to name a few. For the Sonechko Daycare Board of Directors, the fall began on Tuesday, September 15th at our first board meeting after summer break. Along with dealing with regular business and issues of old business the board revisited Minister Morgan’s letter of response and his referral for Cindy Jeanes the Director of Early Learning and Child Care Delivery, Ministry of Education, to contact us to discuss the process for submitting a request for child care centre development. In fact this board has been in contact with Cindy Jeanes many times in the past providing the necessary application forms and readiness assessments required to be filled out annually for consideration by the Ministry of Education to establish the Sonechko Ukrainian Bilingual Daycare Centre at Bishop Filevich School.

The board has completed the Operations Manual, Teachers Manual and Parents Manual and now is in the position of having board members review and remain familiar with these manuals until the Government of Saskatchewan provides approval for the Ministry of Education to provide funding for the Catholic School Board of Education to proceed with developing a Daycare at Bishop Filevich School.

The Sonechko Daycare Board of Directors remains enthusiastic and will continue to work in the best interest of the community we live in. We wish you an abundant and fruitful fall season.

Roy Papish DC, Chair
Posted: 5 October, 2015 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Board President's Summer 2015 update...
The Sonechko Daycare Board of Directors is enjoying a summer break from regular meetings, but still remains active through the summer months.

On June 3, 2015, I wrote a letter to Minister of Education Don Morgan, regarding the Minister’s CBC radio interview on April 2, 2015 with Leisha Gabrinski. At that time Minister Morgan stated that no daycares were being developed, because there were no groups interested in opening daycares and that it was a challenge to find people who wanted to open subsidized licensed daycares. (See attachment below)

The Board received a response from Minister Morgan on June 29, 2015 confirming receipt of our June 3, letter and recognized our Board efforts to establish the Sonechko Ukrainian Bilingual Ukrainian Daycare at Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School. Minister Morgan provided contact information to the Director of Early Learning and Childcare Delivery to discuss the process of submitting a request for child care centre development. (See attachment below)

On the advice of Minister Morgan, the Sonechko Daycare Board will again contact Cindy Jeanes the Director of Early Learning and Child Care Delivery in this regard.

Have a great summer!
Roy Papish, Board President

Letter to Minister of Education Don Morgan, June 3, 2015

Response from Minister Morgan, June 29, 2015

To listen to the April 2, 2015 CBC interview click here.

Posted: 15 July, 2015 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Next regular meeting: Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 15 July, 2015 Tags: All News, Meetings
Read 'Community Needs Assessments'...
Please select the links to view the reports:

2015-2016 Community Needs Assessment Form

John McAuliffe, Superintendent of Education-Facilities Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools provided a letter to accompany the 2015-2016 form.
John McAuliffe Letter of Recommendation 2015

2014-2015 Community Needs Assessment Form

Posted: 16 March, 2015 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Board President's report to the AGM
Please select the link to view the report.
2015 AGM - Report from Board President

Posted: 03 March, 2015 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next regular meeting: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 03 March, 2015 Tags: All News, Meetings
Sonechko Ukrainian Bilingual Daycare 2015 Annual Meeting Notice...
The Sonechko Daycare Annual Meeting will be held at 7:00PM, Monday, March 9, 2015 in the Library of Bishop Filevich School.

Please select the link to view the complete notice.
2015 AGM Notice

Posted: 26 January, 2015 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Sonechko Daycare January 2015 Message...
Happy New Year!

The Sonechko Daycare Board of Directors has completed the Operations Manual and continues to review its contents.

Thank-you to the Ukrainian National Federation Recreation and Education Society and Ukrainian Canadian Congress for their support in this Daycare project.

The Daycare Board of Directors are in the process of preparing for the 2015 Annual General Membership Meeting to be held at Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School Library on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm. They take this opportunity to invite you to attend the AGM and look forward to meeting with interested parents.

Posted: 26 January, 2015 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Next meeting: Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 26 January, 2015 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 03 January, 2015 Tags: All News, Meetings
Sonechko Daycare Fall 2014 Message...
The Ukrainian National Federation and Ukrainian Canadian Congress sponsored Sonechko Daycare Project has been proceeding with the Board developing a Parent Handbook, Employee Manual, and currently putting the final touches on the Operations Manual. The Board is prepared to submit this year’s Readiness Assessment to the Government of Saskatchewan Department of Finance and Department of Education as part of the process to demonstrate the Board’s preparedness to proceed with developing this daycare project at Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School in Saskatoon.

The Sonechko Board is now in a position to accept membership applications from those persons interested. Membership will provide voting privileges at the Annual Meeting to be held in March 2015. If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete the membership form that may be found on the website ‘News’ and ‘Registration’ tabs. .

Please note that according to the Bylaws, “Membership shall be open to anyone eighteen years of age and older, who is active within the Ukrainian community in Saskatoon and area or shows an interest in the goals and objectives of the corporation and shall be obtained by application to the Board.” .

The Board continues to work tirelessly on behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian community and is grateful for community support. .

The Ukrainian National Federation Saskatoon Branch, on the behalf of the UNF Recreation and Education Society, donated five Trilingual Ukrainian/English/French Richard Scarry dictionaries to Bishop Filevich School Library. Each dictionary has an approximate $85.00 value. Also a sixth Richard Scarry dictionary was gifted to Bishop Filevich School to support the November 14th Turkey Bingo fundraiser. These dictionaries are an exceptional value and are a wonderful educational tool. Those who are interested may preview the interactive dictionary on the Infoukes website. These dictionaries can be purchased online or by contacting Roy Papish at: backdoctor@sasktel.net. We have a limited supply available.

Roy Papish, Chair Sonechko Daycare

Posted: 22 November, 2014 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Sonechko Ukrainian Bilingual Daycare Membership Application...
The Sonechko Daycare Bylaws require that, those wishing to vote at the Annual General Meeting must be members in good standing of the Sonechko Bilingual Daycare. There is no membership fee.

Please select the link, complete the application form and return it as per the methods shown at the bottom of the form. Thank-you!

Membership Application Form

Posted: 17 November, 2014 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Mark your calendar! AGM meeting date: Monday, March 09, 2015 (**Note: Date change**)...
Location & details will follow at a later date.

You must be a member to vote. See 'Registration' page for membership form.

Posted: 17 November, 2014 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 17 November, 2014 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 22 October, 2014 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 10 September, 2014 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 22 July, 2014 Tags: All News, Meetings
Spring/Summer 2014 message...

Sonechko Daycare Spring/Summer 2014 Message

The Sonechko Daycare Board of Directors has received correspondence from the Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Education, Early Years Branch, informing the Board that funding for our Daycare request is not available at this time. The Early Years Branch has provided the following recommendations to assist our organization in furthering our application for child care spaces as new resources become available. First, is to work with the school and school division to free up space in the school. Second, is to investigate other possible locations within the community. Thirdly, is to work at fund raising for the costs in excess of the Ministry’s maximum grant for school based projects. The projected cost of development of Sonechko Daycare within any school would be approximately 1.5 million dollars. The Board has pursued these options and will diligently and methodically continue to prepare establishing bilingual daycare services for our community. Board activity will continue throughout the summer months to complete the Operations Manual. The Ukrainian National Federation Administrative Assistant will be working with the Board preparing daycare strategies to establish Ukrainian daycare services in Saskatoon. The Board wishes you an enjoyable, warm and relaxing summer.

Roy Papish DC, Chair Sonechko Daycare

Posted: 22 July, 2014 Tags: All News
Next meeting: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 10 May, 2014 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 08 Apr, 2014 Tags: All News, Meetings
President's Daycare Report 2013 (bilingual)...

At the February 10, 2014 AGM and Information meeting, Board President Dr. Roy Papish presented a concise report on the beginnings and ongoing development of establishment of the Daycare. This report is available here: 2013 President's Sonechko Daycare Report

Posted: 10 Mar, 2014 Tags: All News, Meetings, Daycare Development
1st organizational meeting of the new year - Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 05 Mar, 2014 Tags: All News, Meetings
February Update...

Sonechko Daycare Website Update February 2014

Now that the first Annual General Membership meeting of the Sonechko Daycare has passed, I reflect on the meeting’s events and pursuant discussions.

I extend a warm welcome to board members that attended and unanimously agreed to continue serving, as well a warm welcome to new board member, Olexandr Melnykov.

The new board consists of:
Roy Papish, Chair
Zenia Gabrush, Secretary
Max Chaban, Treasurer
Sr. Theodosia
Bob Baran
Pat Hawryliw
Danylo Puderak
Ludmilla Drozovskyy-Rynhach
John Rozdilsky
Olexandr Melnykov

Thank you to Daria Michayluk, Anna Miller, and Helen Kornylo for their past participation as board members. Thank you to Maria Melenchuk, Olexandr Melnykov, Murray Gruza, Sylvia Baran, and Marko Baran for their commitment and participation on committees.

This coming year the Board of Directors will focus on the final stages of completing the Operations Manual and reach toward our vision of providing a daycare solution.

We prepared for this meeting during a year of significant change with the successful completion of daycare manuals. The introduction of the P3 Initiative by the Government of Saskatchewan introducing a new model for funding that requires consideration.

Our leadership, new bylaws, and strategic developments prepared us for the ground work to focus on collaborative efforts to re-think possible directions the Board may pursue including professional fund-raising, potential sites for the daycare, partnerships, and roles and responsibilities of the community that mandated this daycare initiative. The work of the Daycare Board will be supplemented through the summer months with the participation of the Canada Student Summer Jobs Program the Board will have access to the services of an Ukrainian National Federation Saskatoon Branch Executive Assistant Administrator to forward this daycare for this year, but this will depend on Government of Canada approval expected by April 30, 2014.

The Board remains resilient, flexible, continues to work in the best interests of our community, and works diligently to achieve our vision of establishing Bilingual Ukrainian-English Daycare services.

Roy Papish
Chair, Sonechko Board of Directors

Posted: 04 Mar, 2014 Tags: All News, Meetings
Sonechko AGM - Monday, February 10, 2014...

The Annual General Meeting of Sonechko Daycare will be held on Monday February 10th, 2014 – 7:00pm at Bishop Filevich School, 125 – 105th Street, Saskatoon.

Watch for more details to follow.
Posted: 11 Dec, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 11 Dec, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, December 10, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 02 Dec, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Sonechko Daycare update (двомовний)...

The Sonechko Daycare Board is successfully completing the Operations Manual and other manuals required by the Department of Early Learning and Childcare, Ministry of Education, to establish the Sonechko Daycare at Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School. As part of the process of establishing this daycare, please be aware that dialogue is taking place with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Division regarding the Government of Saskatchewan’s new P-3 initiative for school facility funding. The Sonechko Board and Superintendant of Education are working with an architect to provide two options; first to renovate space within the school and second to add a permanent childcare space addition to the school. It is anticipated that these plans will be available before Christmas 2013.

To date the Board has successfully prepared a Readiness Assessment, a Community Needs Assessment Form that requires regular updating, a Request For Proposals, Parents and Employees Manuals, an Operations Manual, a Web Site, a Logo, held regular monthly meetings, invited guest speakers, visited other daycare facilities, established an operating account and received Grants and educational materials, has been in contact with various government, nongovernment stakeholders including Department of Education, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools and Provincial Government officials.

The Sonechko Ukrainian Bilingual Daycare Inc. Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Bishop Filevich School. At this time we are looking to establish a Fund Raising Committee and to enlist the services of a Professional Fund Raising Agency. Board progress to establish the Sonechko Daycare is positive because of the dedication of the Board. Now that we have reached this stage of development the Sonechko Daycare needs your Volunteerism. If you are interested in assisting with the establishment of this worthy Ukrainian National Federation (UNF)- Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) c ommunity project, please plan to attend the Annual Meeting and volunteer your services.

The Sonechko Daycare Board of Directors, wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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З метою створення денного садочку «Сонечко» при Українській двомовній школі Владики Філевича Рада Директорів денного садочку «Сонечко» успішно завершує роботу над документом по керівництву та управлінням закладом та іншими нормативними документами згідно вимог Відділу дошкільної та початкової освіти при Міністерстві Освіти. Інформуємо Вас, що на даний час відбуваються переговори щодо подальших кроків в рамках цього проекту з Католицьким Відділом освіти Саскатун і околиць. Справа іде про домовленість нової ініціативи «Р-3» з метою надання фінансування для розширення приміщення школи.

Рада Директорів і суперінтендант освіти пан Джон Маколіфф працюють разом з архітектором для досягнення таких цілей: 1) відновлення площі в приміщенні школи та 2) спорудження постійної добудови до школи для розміщення садочку. Планується, що креслення будуть закінчені перед Різдвяними святами цього року.

На сьогодні Рада директорів успішно завершила документ оцінювання готовності проекту, форму оцінювання потреб громади (яка потребує постійного обновлення), вимогу пропозицій, нормативних документів для батьків та працівників, документ керівництва управління закладом, інтернет сторінку, офіційний знак. Також Рада Директорів проводила регулярні засідання, запрошувала доповідачів, відвідувала інші дошкільні заклади – дитячі садки, створила рахунок та отримала гранти і навчальні матеріали. Ми водночас підтримували зв’язок із урядовими й неурядовими зацікавленими сторонами, включаючи Відділ освіти, католицькі школи Саскатун та околиць, провінційних урядових чиновників.

В понеділок, 10 лютого 2014 р. о 7 год. вечора у приміщенні школи Владики Філевича відбудуться річні збори денного садочку «Сонечко».

На даний час наша мета – створення Комітету по збору коштів і отримання підтримки послуг професійного агенства по збору коштів.

Поступ вперед із здісненням цього проекту відбувається завдяки наполегливій праці Ради Директорів.

На даному етапі проекту денного садочку «Сонечко» ми потребуємо Вашої волентерської допомоги. Якщо Ви зацікавлені в успішному завершенні цього важливого громадського проекту Українського Національного Об’єднання (УНО) і Конгресу Українців Канади (КУК) просимо Вас прибути на річні збори та допомогти у процесі роботи над цим проектом.

Рада Директорів денного садочку «Сонечко» бажає Вам веселих Різдвяних свят та щасливого Нового року!

Posted: 11 Dec, 2013 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Next meeting: Tuesday, October 8, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 06 Oct, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, November 12, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 28 Oct, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Board Update...

October is here and fall has arrived, your Board has been busy thru the summer months and is well prepared to complete the final editing of the Sonechko Daycare Operations Manual.

The Board of Directors have reviewed the first section of the Sonechko Daycare/Childcare Administration, Governance, Policies and Procedures Operations Manual. We have completed SECTION 1-INTRODUCTION which included:
1.1 About Sonechko Bilingual Daycare
1.2 Mission statement
1.3 Philosophy
1.4 Goals

During the month of October the Board will address, review and complete SECTION 2 - ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNANCE which includes:
2.1 Organizational Structures
2.2 Bylaws
2.3 Basic Board Information

This is a lengthy portion of the Operations Manual and includes the Sonechko Daycare Bylaws. These Bylaws must be completed prior to the Sonechko Daycare Annual meeting to be held in the next few months.

The Operations Manual has 10 Sections and completely describes the Procedures and Policies of the Daycare.

The goal of the Board is to complete this Operations Manual by spring 2014. This process will educate and completely prepare the Board members on Administration, Governance, Policies and Procedures with regard to administrating a Government of Saskatchewan subsidized Ukrainian bilingual daycare facility.

The Board is interested in your volunteerism at this time, to sit on a Fund Raising Committee. Please consider volunteering. As a community, we are only as strong as our volunteer membership allows. From the practical perspective the process of establishing this Daycare has come to the point where we need to establish the Fund Raising Committee.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to participate on the Board or be on any Committee please consider this worthwhile project.

Thank-you! Have a wonderful fall!

Posted: 06 Oct, 2013 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Next meeting: Tuesday, October 8, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)
Posted: 06 Oct, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
September Board Update...

Well it’s back to school for students and back to all the extra curricular fall activities for, children, parents and Board members. The Sonechko Daycare Board has successfully completed the development of the first part of the Operations Manual and will methodically complete the entire manual this year. It is necessary for the Board to go through the process of developing this document to demonstrate readiness to establish a childcare center.

Another document titled "The Request for Proposal for Childcare Operator Services" has been completed over the summer months for the Public School Board System. This document is necessary if the Board identifies an opportunity within the Public School System.

The Board will be moving to establish a Fund Raising Committee, and is currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested in participating on the Sonechko Daycare Board or on a Committee please provide your contact information. Contact us here: http://www.sonechkodaycare.ca/contact.php

The Board does need your participation at this time. Please remember that volunteerism improves the quality of life for all members of our society, and it’s fun.

Posted: 06 Oct, 2013 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Tuesday, September 17 - New Season 1st Meeting! 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)...

At this meeting the Board will be reviewing Section 1 of the Day Care Operations manual which contains 4 topics. These are:
1.1 About Sonechko Ukrainian Bilingual Daycare Inc.
1.2 Mission Statement
1.3 Philosophy
1.4 Goals
Section 1 needs to be reviewed to obtain Board consensus on the 4 topics contained therein. Once a clear direction has been established, then the remaining sections of the Operations Manual can be addressed.

Please plan to attend this 1st meeting of the new season.

Posted: 11 Sep, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
March 12, 2013 meeting highlights.....

The Sonechko Daycare was presented with a beautiful Draft logo provided by Sr. Evhenia from the Sisters of St. Joseph; this will be trademarked.

The Sonechko Operations Manual, Parents Handbook and Employee Handbooks are under going collation.

A financial budget summary is being prepared for the daycare as part of the readiness and New Development Checklist.

The board and committee members will attend a Basic Board Information Seminar in April.

There is a need for volunteers to form a fund Raising Committee.

The Board continues to work diligently on your behalf to establish the Sonechko Bilingual Ukrainian Daycare Inc.

Posted: 18 Mar, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, April 9th, 7:00pm; **at the Early Years Branch Office (#3 - 2345 Ave C North /The Landing/ 306-933-6071)

Next meeting: Tuesday, April 9th, 7:00pm; **at the Early Years Branch Office (#3 - 2345 Ave C North /The Landing/ 306-933-6071). Plan on attending what will be a very informative evening!

Posted: 18 Mar, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Feb 12, 2013 meeting highlights.....

The Sonechko Daycare Board is in the process of developing a Letter Head Logo and is in the process of completing the Mission Statement. The Daycare Operations Manual is being collated and a draft copy will soon be available for the Board to review. Congratulations to all the committee members who provided information for this project.

The Ukrainian National Federation National Organization has funded 25 copies of the Richard Scarry Ukrainian /English / French hard cover Dictionary (a $70.00 value per copy) which also comes with a CD. It is a very interactive learning tool. Go to www.infoukes.com/scarry to see and try a demo.

The Board and Committee members will be attending a BASIC BOARD INFORMATION FOR CHILD CARE CENTRES IN SASK. SEMINAR in April, all persons interested in serving on the Board in the future would be welcome. You will need to be registered; and, some information forwarded to you. If you are interested please contact sonechkomail@gmail.com (Please go to 'Contact Us' page.)

Posted: 25 Feb, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, March 12th, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, March 12th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church hall (Ave J and 20th Street). Please join us!

Posted: 25 Feb, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, February 12th, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, February 12th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church hall (Ave J and 20th Street). Please join us!

Posted: 15 Jan, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Update from Board Chair Roy Papish.....

The Sonechko Board of Directors continues to be in the process of fulfilling the New Development Checklist for Boards of Directors of subsidized daycare projects in the province of Saskatchewan. The New Development Checklist is a protocol to follow that guides new Boards of Directors in the establishment of a daycare. To date, the Board is anticipating the completion of governance and handbook drafts that are to be a part of the Operations Manual for the Sonechko Daycare. The manual will be a compilation of:
• childcare fees
• wage review
• job descriptions
• fee surveys
• insurance quotes
• grants available to assist with development
• research regarding renovations and building
• collecting information from Labour standards
• Receiver General requirements
• reviewing list of essential equipment and furnishings in the Licensee manual
• developing a Parent Handbook and Staff Handbook

The Board of Directors meets regularly on the second Tuesday of every month and the various committees are actively engaged in the process of establishing this daycare. At this point in time the Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Roy Papish
Chair, Sonechko Board of Directors

Posted: 15 Jan, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Dec 11, 2012 meeting summary.....

Committee reports submitted. Ongoing business includes: Mission Statement development; logo and website; Labour Standards; site location; handbook & manuals. Upcoming: Child Care Centre in SK Orientation Seminar; Teacher accreditation/certification seminar.

If you have any questions about Sonechko Daycare please visit the Contact page for information on how to reach us!

Posted: 07 Jan, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, January 15th, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, January 15th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church hall (Ave J and 20th Street). It's the first meeting of the new year. Please join us!

Posted: 07 Jan, 2013 Tags: All News, Meetings
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013! У ці святкові дні... Read more...

ДОРОГІ ДРУЗІ!

У ці святкові дні наближення Нового 2013 року і Різдва Христового прийміть найщиріші вітання здоров’я, щастя, добра і Божої благодаті.

Різдвяна ніч, зоря і тиха свічка,
святковий стіл, отава і дідух!
Нехай любов вас зігріває вічно,
добро і мир до хати увійдуть!

Христос Народився!

Posted: 07 Jan, 2013 Tags: All News
Next meeting: Tuesday, December 11th, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, December 11th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church hall (Ave J and 20th Street). Some committees still need volunteers - please join us!

Posted: 10 Dec, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, November 13th, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, November 13th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church hall (Ave J and 20th Street).

Posted: 25 Oct, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
"New development checklist for Board of Directors" discussed at October 9, 2012 meeting. Read more...

During the meeting, committee members reviewed timelines, tasks completed and up-coming. Various portfolios were accepted to research and report back on. Development items include: Daycare partners, licensing, finances, budgeting and banking, grants and fundraising, facility, staffing and salaries, volunteers, handbooks, scheduling...

How can you help with this development? Please contact Dr. Roy Papish, Daycare Chair at backdoctor@sasktel.net
Posted: 25 Oct, 2012 Tags: All News, Daycare Development, Meetings
"The Sonechko Ukrainian Bilingual Daycare Inc." has been registered at the Corporations Branch. Read more...

As of June 12, 2012 Sonechko Daycare has been registered with Information Services Corporation with the Government of Saskatchewan, under the Non-Profit Corporations Act, 1995. This is certainly an exciting time for our community in Saskatoon! Join us in the development. Contact sonechkomail@gmail.com for information.

Posted: 25 Oct, 2012 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
The Sonechko Daycare Board is in the process of developing Guidelines, Handbooks and Operational Procedures Manuals for the daycare and, WE NEED YOU! Read more...

Committees are needed to compile guidelines and small policy projects which are a requirement of the Department of Early Learning Childcare, Ministry of Education, Government of Saskatchewan. These Policy Manuals already exist on-line at other daycares and at the Department of Early Learning and Education. Daycares cannot use standardized manuals because of different Governance models. Therefore, committee volunteers will be required to use these existing materials as a template to develop/create the Sonechko Daycare procedural manuals. The result should be a Board and staff that is educated, organized and prepared to proceed with developing this daycare to the next stage, when Government approval is finally given to proceed WE WILL BE PREPARED!!

This job might seem daunting, but really the work has already been done. Committees need only to compile already provided information to suit our daycare governance model. The hope is to involve enough people to complete this project and not overburden anyone. Now we need volunteers! You are encouraged to volunteer to be on a committee and please, encourage others to volunteer also! RSVP! Thank you!

Dr. Roy Papish DC Chair, Sonechko Bilingual Ukrainian Daycare Project

To review existing policies please go to: http://www.education.gov.sk.ca/ELCC/Publications-and-Information

Posted: 25 Oct, 2012 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Sonechko Daycare Board of Directors congratulate Slawko Kindrachuk! Read more...

Mr. SLawko Kindrachuk was recognized on October 22 for volunteering his time on various initiatives at the UCC level. We honour Slawko - a man that has given so much and worked tirelessly for the Ukrainian community in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan - and say 'Thank-you!'

Posted: 25 Oct, 2012 Tags: All News
Next meeting: Tuesday, October 9th, 7:00pm; Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, October 9th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church hall (Ave J and 20th Street).

Posted: 11 Sept, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
Summer 'break' is over. Upcoming meetings will involve development of the daycare. Read more....

Upcoming meetings will involve Daycare committee establishment, facility planning, hiring of employees, etc. If you you have any questions please Contact Us! http://www.sonechkodaycare.ca/contact.php

Posted: 11 Sept, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
Рідна Школа при філії УНО Торонто Захід • YouTube item about Toronto Ukrainian Schools. Read more...

У цьому репортажі голова Комітету Рідного Шкільництва - Оксана Левицька розказує про українське шкільництво та про українську школу "Рідна Школа" прі филиї УНО Торонто Захід. У репортажі ви побачите як діти розписують писанки та готуються до Великодня. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLJjsf1Vofc

Posted: 11 Sept, 2012 Tags: All News
Next meeting: Tuesday, September 11th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, September 11th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox church hall (Ave J and 20th Street). It is a very important time in the development of the Daycare. Please join us!

Posted: 11 Sept, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, August 14th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

(Please note: This meeting was deferred to September 11.) Next meeting: Tuesday, August 14th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox church hall (Ave J and 20th Street).

Posted: 20 July, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, July 10th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, July 10th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox church hall (Ave J and 20th Street).

Posted: 14 May, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, June 12th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, June 12th, 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox church hall (Ave J and 20th Street).

Posted: 14 May, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, May 8th, 6pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, May 8th, 6pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox church hall (Ave J and 20th Street). Note the time is 6pm, not 7pm as has been in the past!

Posted: 03 Apr, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, April 3rd, 7pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, April 3rd, 7pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox church hall (Ave J and 20th Street).

Posted: 23 Mar, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
Next meeting: Tuesday, March 13th, 7pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Hall (Ave J and 20th Street)

Next meeting: Tuesday, March 13th, 7pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox church hall (Ave J and 20th Street). Please come if you'd like to see what stage we're at.... also, there are about 25 people on the waiting list now, so if you're interested, don't delay...

Posted: 12 Mar, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
A letter about the creation of the Sonechko Ukrainian Bilingual Daycare.

Доброго дня усім членам УНО!

На річному засіданні Філії Саскатун Українського Національного Об’єднання, що відбулося у листопаді 2008 року, шляхом голосування членів нашої організації було прийнято рішення про створення двомовного українсько-англійського цілоденного садочку. Філія Саскатун Українського Національного Об’єднання включилася в активну працю над цим проектом від імені нашої громади. Нещодавно проводився конкурс на кращу назву цього Садочку. На розгляд були представлені декілька назв. Найпершим подав свою версію назви Олександр Мельников, який і став переможцем за умовами конкурсу. Пан Мельников був нагороджений грошовою премією у сумі 100 доларів 21 лютого 2012 року на засіданні Ради Директорів та Комітету Садочку «Сонечко». Приємно зауважити, що останнє засідання Ради Директорів та Комітету було численним. На засіданні тепло вітали пані О’Леарі, яка провела сесію питань та відповідей.

На сьогоднішній день створена інтернет-сторінка Садочку, яку запрошуємо Вас переглянути: sonechkodaycare.ca. Сторінку потрібно відредагувати: вона ще не оформлена художньо, не створено гасло. Потрібно подати більше інофрмації і т. і. Для створення Плану розвитку та діяльності і навчальної програми Садочку було створено комітети. Навіть при мінімальній рекламі на сьогодні маємо на списку бажаючих 18 дітей, чиї батьки заповнили реєстраційні аплікації. Якщо Ви бажаєте зареєструвати своїх дітей у Садочок «Сонечко», це можна зробити в інтернеті. Важливо, щоб Шкільні ради та урядові агенції побачили, що існує ‘потреба’ у роботі такого садочку.

Якщо хтось із Вас зацікавлений у працевлаштуванні у Садочку, просимо звернутися до нашої Ради Садочку – на інтернет сторінці у Контактній інформації. На даний час ми займаємося створенням бази потенційних аплікантів для роботи в Садочку. Комітет по плануванню Садочку передбачає дату відкриття цілоденного садочку у вересні 2013 року у приміщенні двомовної української католицької школи імені Владики Філевича. Зараз очікуємо рішення уряду у цій справі. Раді представлено креслення приміщення, в якому розміститься 27 дітей. У процесі робота над збільшенням приміщення на 40-50 дітей, як було зазначено у Звіті про можливості створення двомовного англійсько-українського садочку, датованим 1 лютого 2011 року.

Всі, хто зацікавлені включитися у допомогу та роботу комітету Садочку «Сонечко», просимо зголошуватися через нашу інтернет-сторінку.

Рой Папіш,
Голова Ради Директорів
цілоденного садочку «Сонечко»

Posted: 12 Mar, 2012 Tags: All News, Daycare Development
Next Meeting: February 21st, 2012 at 7:00 pm, at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Hall

The next Sonechko Daycare meeting will be held on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm, at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Hall. Please use the back entrance. Our guest speaker will be Ms Lori O’Leary from the Saskatoon Early Childhood Education Demonstration Centre at Mount Royal High School.

Posted: 17 Feb, 2012 Tags: All News, Meetings
 
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