Please check this section regularly for important information that parents need to know about things taking place in the community for VK Greer PS parents.


For information about local, family-oriented events and registrations, visit the TLDSB website.

Community Events


Thinking About Going On Your Child’s Class Trip?

All school volunteers (including those just going on class trips) need to complete a one-time Criminal Record Check and then annually fill out an Offence Declaration at school.  There is no charge to get a Criminal Record Check done but the process can take a few weeks.  Just call the office for more information or to see if you are up-to-date.


 

Summer Swimming Lessons in Port Sydney

Registration for summer swimming lessons at the Port Sydney Beach takes place on Tuesday June 10th from 7:30am – 5:00pm at the Summit Centre, or online on the Town of Huntsville Website.

All levels from starfish to Bronze star / Medallion / Cross are being offered.  The details can be found on page 4, 29, 34-39 of the Huntsville Leisure Guide.  Please help keep our summer programs here in Port Sydney!


School Age Summer Camp

 Muskoka Family Focus is now accepting registrations for their Summer School Age Camp.

Where:  Huntsville Public School

When:   Tuesday, July 2nd to Friday, August 15th

(closed Monday, August 4th for the Civic Holiday)

Time:    7:30 am to 6:00 pm – Monday to Friday

Cost:     $30 per day per child

Who:     ages SK to 12 years old

What do we offer?

  • Fun & safe environment
  • Our program is run by qualified Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
  • Special Guests and field trips
  • Co-operative games, creative arts and outdoor play including: beach days, nature trails, library days …
  • Children need to bring a healthy, bagged lunch each day including snack
  • Minimum 2 days per week, payments due 2 weeks in advance
  • Deposit required upon registrations – $5 per child per day

For more information and registration forms, visit muskokafamilyfocus.com or call Barb at 705-645-3027 x200.


SCHOOL’S COOL

Registrations are being accepted for School’s Cool Programs throughout Muskoka.  Help your child entering Kindergarten succeed in school and lifelong learning.

School’s Cool will take place at:  Muskoka Falls – Mon & Wed, 9 am to 3 pm; and Glen Orchard & VK Greer – Tues & Thurs, 9 am to 3 pm

The program starts July 7th and continues until August 15th.

COST:  $200 for the 6 week program.

Please register before June 6th.  For more information please see our website www.muskokafamilyfocus.com or contact our office at 1-800-461-7404 or

705-645-3027.

Partial funding may be available.


DINNER’S READY!

The crowd eagerly digs into a healthy meal.  The group is noisy, with everyone catching up on what’s been going on since last week. It looks like a regular gathering of close friends.  But in this gathering, the meal is doing more than just feeding the body. It is nourishing relationships between parents and children.  It is also feeding a sense of belonging and connectedness to other families – all factors that are known to increase youth resilience. 

The meal is just the first part of each Strengthening Families session.  The program involves the entire family in exercises to learn new skills.  Youth between the ages of 12 – 16 participate in the program; however the entire family is invited to attend. In the 9 week free program, families learn to solve problems together and to communicate better.  The goal is to improve family relationships and build child resilience.  For more information or to register please call Mary Shirley-Thompson at 705-645-4426 or 1-800-680-4426.

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES


 

New No-Cost Dental Program for Eligible Children

The Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit has a new no-cost dental program for eligible children & youth ages 17 and under.  Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) offers a full range of dental services, including check-ups, cleanings, fillings, X-rays, scaling and more.  HSO is available three different ways – through a full-service clinic at the health unit’s Barrie office on 80 Bradford Street, participating dentists or dental hygenists, or by visiting the health unit’s mobile dental clinic that travels to communities in Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka.

Eligible children and teens under the age of 18 with urgent dental care needs, such as fillings and extractions, cna be covered under the Children in Need of Treatment program.  Both programs are in addition to dental screenings offered to all students in grades JK, SK, 2 and 8 by oral health staff at the health unit.  After screening, parents of children needing preventative care ar contacted by the health unit and offered information about no-cost services available through school or health clinics.

To find out more about the programs, eligibility requirements and how to make an appointment, call Your Health Connection Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 or visit www.simcoemuskoka health.org.


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211 is a free public information service connecting people to community social, health and government services

211 is an easy to remember phone number answered live by trained information specialists

211 is 24/7, confidential and multilingual

For urgent needs or everyday concerns Dial 211! Get Connected! Click the link below for more information.

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