October 22, 2018

October 2018 Newsletter

Written by Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society
National Family Week 2018 
National Family Week occurs between October 1-7 and the theme of 2018 is "Positive Relationships, Thriving Families". Positive relationships are the backbone of children's healthy development, thriving families and strong communities. Check out Families Canadafor more information!
Importance of Eating Meals Together 

Family dinners are an important aspect of children's development for many reasons:
- they are proven to increase children's self-esteem 
- they reduce riskier behaviour later on in their teenage years 
- structured mealtimes can reduce the likelihood of eating disorders Click this link to see the benefits of eating together as a family and suggestions for simple, healthy meals. 
Featured Staff of the Month
Maria Luz Fernandez has been an integral part of MPFCS for over 27 years and has been thoroughly involved in the growth and continued presence of the organization.Maria was awarded the City of Vancouver’s 2015 Healthy City for All Award of Excellence for her numerous years of commitment to the development of the city.
Even as years pass and children grow up, they come back in their adult years to visit Maria because they were so fond of her.She leaves a lasting impression on every family that she encounters and she truly embraces each and every person that comes through the doors of MPFCS. The staff, volunteers, and families of MPFCS are all very thankful for all that Maria has done! 

Family Drop-In Program

September 15 - October 20, Fridays: 9:30 - 11:30 AM Nobody's Perfect This parent support education group allows parents to get a better understanding of their children's development, meet other parents and share ideas. Participants must be current members of the Family Centre. Please ask Flora for more info and to sign up.October 16, 2018: Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society Annual General Meeting:
Please join our Board of Director's for a Pot Luck dinner a followed by our AGM.  During this meeting we will say goodbye to our outgoing Board members and vote  in our new Board.  Gini our Executive Director will give a brief update of our new strategic plan and we will have some fun playing to win a gift certificate Deep Cove Kayak.
November - 2 -  December 14, Friday's: 9:30 - 11:30 AM Circle of Security. This is a relationship based early intervention parenting program designed to enhance security and attachment between parents and children.  Please speak with Flora or Ewa for more information and register for this powerful parent education program.
Circles of Care & Connection Program
Come visit the Circles of Care and Connection Family Drop-In Program, located at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre, 3rd floor playroom, 2610 Victoria Drive.
Drop in Hours:
Monday to Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 AM and  from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
October 2- November 27, Tuesdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM. Sound, Movement and Play. Room 101. Family participation is required.
October 3 - November 14 - Wednesdays: 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM during afternoon Drop-In. Come sing, dance and play with Adam Smith in our playroom. Family participation is required.Donations Needed for Refugee Families:
We are in need of warm adult and children's clothing - i.e. winter jackets, toques and gloves. Please contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 778-372-6603.
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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