New Daycare opens Tuesday August 4, 2020

Dignitaries including provincial Ministers Laurie Scott and Stephen Lecce and Mayor McFadden joined the owners and staff of Helping Hands Day Care to offer a glimpse of the grounds and interior of the new facility.  Its doors open for customers on Tuesday, and based on changing COVID regulations it will… Continue reading

Tribute Signs created by Students

Tribute signs created by Millbrook South Cavan students surround the Centennial Place sign in anticipation of the appreciation event hosted by the Lions a few weeks ago. Young people in our community are taking the lead in their demonstration of appreciation and compassion, cutting their hair for a cause, starting… Continue reading

New Day Care Centre Coming Together

Helping Hands Daycare Centres Chief Executive Officer Ryan Eickmeier is pleased with how the new daycare centre is coming together, saying  “Construction is going remarkably well, and the centre is really starting to look like a Helping Hands. With the exception of a couple of new windows and doors to… Continue reading

Where Do We Go from Here?

Please make your voice heard, we know that historically, provincial government ears are turned much more by the voices of the families impacted. Over three months have passed since the mandatory closure orders were issued across Ontario that saw all schools, Licensed Child Care Centres and EarlyON Child and Family… Continue reading

We are all Homeschoolers Now

How things have changed!  Now instead of limiting screen time, families across the province are juggling to provide screens and internet to their children to allow them access to assignments, learning tools and their teachers so they can get some school work done. Parents have always been their children’s’ first… Continue reading

Remote Curriculum Delivery – The Teacher Experience   

Since mid-March, teachers have scrambled to find ways to deliver content in new, remote ways while keeping the content accessible and relevant to their broad and diverse audience. Some of them had to come up to speed with the technology tools they would come to rely on in this new… Continue reading

School Administrators Shift Gears

North Cavan Public School Principal Martin Twiss joined this school in the fall of 2016 in the final stop in an extensive career in public education. During his time with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB), Twiss has been in the classroom, Board Superintendent and, finally, Elementary School… Continue reading

Making Time to Spend Outside Means Making Lifelong Memories

When I think about most of my vivid childhood memories, they have one thing in common: those memories took place outside.  I remember running through the sprinkler in our backyard, going to pick strawberries with my sister and my Mom and then sitting on the porch hulling them so she… Continue reading