June 15, 2015

May 2015 Newsletter

Written by Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society

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Your Membership Counts!

Annual membership runs from May 1st to April 30th, and costs $45 per year. Membership fees are a much needed part of our annual revenue and help fund our Family Drop In program, parent education, workshops, special events and seasonal celebrations.

Membership is an integral part of community participation and an effective way to contribute to our sustainability. A Family Membership at the MPFCS is $45.00 per year or 86 cents per week.

If you did not have a membership last year, please go directly to our membership page. To renew your membership please go to CanadaHelps.org. When you visit the Family Centre, you can pay using cash, credit card, or cheque. Please speak to one of our Family Support Workers and they will help you.

New Policy for Daycare Providers

Mount Pleasant Family Centre welcomes everyone and we are happy to see you! Your health and well-being are very important to us. Our mandate is to provide effective support for families. In order to do this well, we strive to get to know each adult and child who visits. This contributes to the pleasant "home away from home" feeling that so many of you appreciate. We are very concerned about the growing number of adults and children in the playroom and we need your cooperation.
Until now, we have asked daycare providers to only attend the drop-in once a week.Beginning Monday 18 May 2015, at each drop-in session, only one daycare provider may attend with up to three children in their care. This does not include nannies, nor does it include parents who are caring for a child alongside their own children. We hope that you will see how this limitation will help us all to have a better Family Centre experience.
In order to facilitate this shift in policy, we will have a calendar posted near the entrance where daycare providers may sign up in advance, in person to attend drop-in sessions. Also, we will plan special Daycare Provider Fridays throughout the summer.


Ninacropped Welcome Nina!

Nina will be working in the playroom this year while Alma is away on maternity leave. We are so glad to have her as a part of our team!

Nina is a certified Early Childhood Educator who has worked in countless classrooms with children ranging from ages six months to five years. As an educator she is passionate about early literacy and looks forward to getting to know every parent, caregiver and child at the Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society. She lives with her partner and five year old step-son in South Vancouver.

Congratulations to Earl and Ayryn!

They raised money for the Family Centre at their wedding reception. Thank you so much!


And now, on to May!

May 4 - 7: Mother's Day Fun! All week in the playroom there will be special Mother's Day crafts.
May 5 - 26, Tuesdays: 1 - 3 PM ABC Time On these Tuesday afternoons, we close off part of our playroom to run a small kindergarten readiness program. The drop-in is still open, but the playspace is smaller! For more information about our ABC program, please speak with Ewa or Maria.
May 6, Wednesday: 1 - 3 PM Downstairs on Wednesday afternoon, we will have special treats and fun for first time moms with small babies
May 6, Wednesday: End of Afternoon Drop-In Storytime with the VPL Librarian Come meet our librarian and enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories!
May 7, Thursday: 9:30 - 11:30 AM While your child plays upstairs, you can come downstairs and make a card for an important woman in your life!
May 9, Sunday: Mother's Day a very good day to honor all the influential women in your life!
May 18, Monday: Victoria Day Holiday The Family Centre will be closed today.

Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society

We are a non-profit society offering a range of resources and services for parents, caregivers and their young children, pre-birth to 6 years. A Home Away From Home, Mount Pleasant Family Centre is a place for families with young children to drop in, make new friends, learn new skills and receive support in times of need.

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