It Takes a Village: Working Together to Ensure a Safe Return to School

Behind the scenes, there has been an enormous amount of work done to prepare for the safe return of students to schools. The work continues, with school openings staggered to allow for a gradual re-entry with time enough for everyone to learn the new rules of engagement and public health… Continue reading

Join the EarlyON Centre’s Virtual Book Club

Nancy Hurley, Administrator for the EarlyON Child and Family Centre, will lead a virtual book club over Zoom to discuss the book “Self-Reg”, by Dr. Stuart Shanker.  Participants will meet virtually each Wednesday from 7:30pm – 8:30pm for six weeks beginning October 7th. This program was held earlier this year… Continue reading

Harvest Community Park Open for Play

Last month, the new playground developed by the congregation of the Millbrook Christian Assembly was installed beside their parking lot in the west end of town to the excitement of local children and parents.  The congregation felt moved to address a shortage of playground equipment in town, and wanted to… Continue reading

For the Majority of Students It’s Back to Class

With the deadline for registration for online classes well passed, it is clear the majority of parents across the province will be sending their children back to school in a few weeks. In the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB), only 16% of students were signed up for online… Continue reading

Why Our Kids Need Healthy School Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With September around the corner, schools are gearing up to reopen after COVID-19 shut downs. This pandemic has taught us not only about physical health, but also the importance of healthy eating, mental health, social connection, and learning for our kids. So, what is one ingredient needed for all of these,… Continue reading

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