Your Membership STILL Counts!
Annual memberships expire at the end of April, 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. If you renew in September, that's roughly $1.40 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.
Family Day Care Providers and Nannies are asked to request parents of the children in their care to purchase a MPFCS membership.
Baby Drop-In Begins!
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The Family Centre is very excited to announce that beginning September 10, we will be opening the playroom on Thursday afternoons from 1 - 3 PM for a Baby Drop-In. All parents with babies under one year old are welcome to attend this drop-in. We will explore their needs and developmental stages and learn ways to support babies' healthy growth through attachment and build parents' confidence through community. No childcare offered for older children.Tell your friends with infants and encourage them to come!
Just in Time for the New School Year
We received a donation of seven Danica Studio laptop bags in assorted fabrics like the one shown above. They usually retail for $60 - $70, but are available to purchase in person at the Family Centre for only $50. Here are the details:
- Dimensions: 14" x 10" x 1.5"
- Removable Shoulder Strap
- Foam Padding on Interior
- Durable, Water-resistant Outer Shell
Please speak with Sarah or Marjorie to see which patterns are available and to make a purchase.
And now, on to September!
September 2, Wednesday: Morning Drop-In Fire Drill On this Wednesday, during the morning drop-in, we will have a fire drill. This can be a fun and/or interesting experience, but it will definitely be a different sort of day for everyone. We will use a hand-held bell (not our building's alarm bell) to alert the beginning of the drill.
September 4, Friday: 9:30 - 11:30 AM Dads Drop-In All Dads, Uncles, and Grandpas are welcome on this special Friday morning to bring their kids and make connections! Refreshments provided!
September 7, Monday: Labour Day Holiday The Family Centre is CLOSED today.
September 8 - 10, Tuesday - Thursday: During the Drop-In Grandparents' Day Crafts All week there will be special crafts to honour grandparents. Grandparents' Day is September 13.
September 10, Thursday: 1 - 3 PM Baby Drop-In Begins The playroom is open for parents with babies under 1 year old. No childcare offered for older children.
September 14, Monday: During the Drop-In Rosh Hashana Come to the drop-in for special crafts for the Jewish New Year!
September 21 - 24, Monday - Thursday: During the Drop-In Moon Festival Crafts All week there will be special crafts in preparation for the Moon Festival (Sunday, September 27).
Looking Forward to October and November...
November 6 - December 18, Fridays: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Making Sense of Preschoolers Gordon Neufeld provides insight into their shyness, separation anxieties, aggression, resistance, oppositionality and more. Making sense of these confusing yet wondrous creatures lays the foundation for intuitive and fruitful interaction with them. Flora will facilitate the course which runs six Friday mornings. Participants must be current members of the Family Centre. Course costs $70.