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.
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.
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.
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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