Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Keeping our Families Informed.

We have had some families ask, "How old do caregivers need to be when they bring children to the Child and Family Centre?"

Our policy that a caregiver needs to be at least sixteen years of age when bringing children into the Child and Family Centre.

However, younger caregivers are always welcome to play with the children in their care at the outdoor mud kitchen when they are enjoying the park and property at The Old Millbrook School.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Thursday August 22, 2019

Family Movie Night Fundraiser for The Old Millbrook School Family Centre

Please join us for this fantastic Fundraiser Event!

We will be watching the Secret Life of Pets.

What a fantastic way to spend a summer night together!

Arrive anytime around 7:30pm, movie to start at 8:10pm (dusk)It will be shown on the west side of the property just past the playground.

Please bring chairs, blankets and anything else that will make you comfortable.

We will be selling snacks as part of the fundraising efforts.
If you bring any food from home, please ensure it is nut free.

As this is a fundraising effort, we are offering entry will be based on a donation per family with a gently suggested donation of $20-$25 per family. All children and youth must be accompanied by an adult for the sake of safety.

We hope to raise $2500 through this event that will go towards our annual operational budget.

Why do we need to fundraise? The Old Millbrook School Family Centre is responsible for fundraising $5000 of its annual budget. This goes towards things such as offering a healthy snack each day to the children, being able to offer high quality learning environments, repairs and maintenance when needed.

By supporting our fundraisers, you support the sustainability of this amazing program.

Please RSVP ‘Going’ on the Facebook event page, send us a Facebook message, call 705-932-7088 or email omsfc@nexicom.net to RSVP, get more information, or ask any questions you may have.

We can't wait to see you all there.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Summer Hours of Operation:

There is one change to our hours this summer at The Old Millbrook School.
Beginning Wednesday June 26th, we will be open 11:30am - 6:00pm every Wednesday.

The Keene Library Parent Coffee Hour will not run in July and August due to camps being offered at The Library.
Looking for a way to become involved in a Community Program and meet some new people?

Join The Old Millbrook School Family Centre Inc.
Board of Directors!

The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to support The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors include:

1. Attend monthly evening meeting to discuss operations.
2. Support Promotion of the Programs.
3. Actively plan, participate in and support fundraising efforts
5. Support and assist with preparation of funding and grant applications.
6. Help to organize special events,
7. Communicate positively with community groups and public.

If you are interested in being considered as a member, please contact the OMSFC by phone at 705-932-7088 or email omsfc@nexicom.net.
We are so excited to announce this new monthly Drop In specifically for families and children who experience sensory processing challenges.
All families are welcome to our usual Drop In days. We do however realize that we needed to also offer a Drop In such as this where families can children with sensory processing challenges can also connect with other families who may have similar experiences.
Please let us know if you have any questions at all.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Let's Try this Again, Kid's Clothing Swap Fundraiser

The weather didn't cooperate with us for our first swap so we going to try again.

Sunday April 28th from 9:30am - 12:00pm.
The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre
1 Dufferin Street, Millbrook

If you still have tickets because you could not come to the first event, they will be valid for this event.

How the Swap Will Be Run:
• Families are asked to drop off gently used, undamaged children’s clothing sizes 0-14 they want swapped to The Child and Family Centre between Tuesday April 16th and Thursday April 25th during Program Hours.
**Please help us by sorting the clothes by size ahead of time if at all possible **
• One Ticket will be given per item of clothing upon drop off.
• Families will bring their tickets to the swap to be used to “purchase new to them” clothing items. We will do our best but cannot guarantee that all tickets will be able to be used.
• $10 per family upon entry into the event (All funds will directly to The Old Millbrook School Family Centre).
• Want to participate but don’t have any clothing to “swap”? You’re still invited and will be able to purchase clothing items at the event for
$2 each firm.
• Are you wanting to purge some closets but don’t want to come to the swap? We still need those clothes so we can offer options to as many people as possible. Please consider donating those clothing items to our event.
All remaining clothing will be donated to local Family Shelters.

For more information or any questions please call 705-932-7088 or email omsfc@nexicom.net