January 31, 2018

February 2018 Newsletter

Written by Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society
2018 Early Bird tickets still available!
Deadline February 8.
Don't forget to add your West Jet Draw ticket
1/200 chance to win a Gift of Flight from West Jet!
Join us for local beer, wine and bites from many of our Mount Pleasant eateries accompanied by live music on Thursday, March 8. 
For more event info - CLICK HERE
Volunteer opportunities for this event - CLICK HERE
February at the Family Centre
February 17 - March 24, Saturdays: 10 - 11:30 AM 1-2-3 Jump! Physical Literacy for 2.5 - 3.5 yr olds. Have fun with your child moving and learning in new ways.  Registration is required. The program is offered free in partnership with Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. We ask that you have a current Family Centre membership to participate. To register, please contact Flora. 
February 12, Monday: Family Day The Family Centre will be CLOSED. Enjoy this time with your family. 
February 13 - March 23, Tuesdays 1- 3 PM, and Fridays 9:30 - 11:30 AM: ABC Time On these days, we close off part of our playroom to run a small kindergarten readiness program. The drop-in is still open, but the play space is smaller! For more information about our ABC program, please speak with Ewa or Maria.
February 22, Thursday: Dental Visit during PM Baby Drop-In.
February 28, Wednesday: Dental Visit Screening during AM Drop-In for ages 1-3 years old who don't have regular dental check ups.  
Circles of Care and Connection Program 

Donations needed
The CCC team would like to thank everyone who made donations for our newly arrived refugee families.  If you would like to donate a single bed and mattress to one of CCC families, please contact our child and family settlement worker Narsmeen,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone 778 372 6602. We are also looking for baby gates,  if you have one, you do not need any more, please email Laila - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 778 372 6604
Special programs at CCC - 3rd Floor Playroom, 2610 Victoria Drive:
Tuesdays, until April 3: 1:30 - 2:30 PM Sound, Movement, and Play is a fun folk song approach developed by the Living Language Institute that engages children and their parents and caregivers  in singing, movement and social play.  It is easy and fun to participate for parents and their young children! 
Wednesdays, until April 11: 1:00-3:00PM Healthy Together is an innovative and unique family education program that brings families together to learn to make healthy choices and build healthy relationships. It is offered thanks to financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada. To register please call Sanja, 778 372 6552.

Lost and Found
Have you lost something? Please check out the Lost and Found bin next time you are at the Family Centre. There are many things that need to be claimed such as hats, diaper bags, hoodies and enviro mugs. If you don't know where the Lost and Found bin is, please ask a staff and they will direct you to its location.
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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