Compass “Come Walk with Us Night” on Medd Mountain

Compass “Come Walk with Us Night” on Medd Mountain
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  Compass Early Learning and Care and Millbrook Valley Trails hosted an evening walk for preschoolers, their families, and educators on April 24, 2018. Compass educator Norma Curtis rallied 36 eager walkers from childcare campuses in 3 adjoining counties. For many it was their first visit to Millbrook. And for … Continue reading

Early Years Programming to be Offered Five Days per Week in Millbrook

Early Years Programming to be Offered Five Days per Week in Millbrook
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The Old Millbrook School Family Centre (OMSFC) has been buzzing with excitement for the last several months, since learning that we have secured funding under the new EarlyON programming. This funding, that is redirected to us through the City of Peterborough, has put our Family Centre in a position of … Continue reading

Stiff Competition at North Cavan Spelling Bee

Stiff Competition at North Cavan Spelling Bee
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Seventeen students in grades four through six lined up in the North Cavan Public School gymnasium last week to show off their spelling skills to all of the staff and students at the school.  These students had prepared for the challenge, working on word lists with a teacher the previous … Continue reading

Thanking Moyra Seabright for Shaping the Lives of Our Youngest Residents

Thanking Moyra Seabright for Shaping the Lives of Our Youngest Residents
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For the past fifteen years, Moyra Seabright has been front and centre at the Old Millbrook School Family Centre (OMSFC) where her contribution to the organization and to the lives of local families cannot be overstated. She has helped shaped the early lives of countless numbers of our youngest community … Continue reading

MADD Speak to Local Elementary Students

MADD Speak to Local Elementary Students
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Last week, representatives of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) came to Millbrook South Cavan Public School with a somber message for grade seven and eight students.  The organization hosted a screening of their film entitled “The Pledge”.  It is this year’s message that will be shared with elementary students across … Continue reading

New Forest School will Offer Unconventional Academic Experience This Fall

New Forest School will Offer Unconventional Academic Experience This Fall
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  Rather than embracing technology with smart boards and small screens in a climate-controlled classroom, the Road Less Travelled Academy is adopting a throw-back approach to early education, using nature as the backdrop and over-arching theme behind its curriculum. It is the newest Forest School in Canada, and is set … Continue reading

Students – Make Your Own Summer Job!

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Applications are now being accepted from aspiring student entrepreneurs by the Peterborough and Kawartha Business Advisory Centre for the 2018 Summer Company program.  Summer Company is the Government of Ontario’s flagship youth entrepreneurship program that connects students ages 15-29 with training, mentorship and funding to start a summer business. This … Continue reading

Legion Hosts Annual Public Speaking Contest

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On Sunday, February 11th, the Royal Canadian Legion in Millbrook hosted the annual Youth Education Public Speaking Contest. Participants were invited from all local elementary schools, and three entrants joined each of the two age categories, all from North Cavan Public School and presented their speeches in front of an … Continue reading

Funfolk Celebrates 10 Years of March Break Theatrics

Funfolk Celebrates 10 Years of March Break Theatrics
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After months of preparation, there is only one more rehearsal until the costumes come on at Funfolks Theatrical.  Participants are eager for the arrival of March break, and it’s not because they want to catch up on sleep or get more screen time on their favourite device.  These young people … Continue reading

Minor Ball Hockey League Launches Second Season

Minor Ball Hockey League Launches Second Season
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As the end of the local ice hockey season draws near, hockey enthusiasts can find solace in the knowledge that its warm-weather equivalent will be starting soon to fill the void. Players can ditch their hockey skates and don some sneakers for a warmer hockey experience in the Millbrook arena … Continue reading

Local Students Embrace Kindness During Pink Shirt Day

Local Students Embrace Kindness During Pink Shirt Day
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Anti-Bullying Day is a day when people wear a pink, blue or purple shirt to symbolise a stand against bullying, an idea that originated in Canada and is celebrated on various dates around the world.  It takes aim particularly at online bullying, which takes many shapes, such as harassment, spreading … Continue reading

New Early Years Program Funding for Millbrook

New Early Years Program Funding for Millbrook
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Last week, the Millbrook Family Centre which operates out of the Old Millbrook School received unexpected good news.  They learned that their precarious financial position was about to enjoy dramatic improvement, thanks to funding provided by the provincial and federal governments.    The organization’s activities are sustained through funds generated … Continue reading