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  • Strengthening Families for the Future
    Strengthening Families for the Future
    February 1, 2017
    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    Mental Health and Addictions, together with the Early Years Centre and Schools Plus, will be offering a program called Strengthening Families for the Future to families in the Yarmouth area. Strengthening Families for the Future is a prevention program for families with children between 7-11 years of age who may be having concerns around issues such as substance use, depression, and violence.

    Strengthening Families works because it includes the whole family. The program helps build parenting skills that can strengthen children’s resilience and lessen the chance of future substance use problems. For families that have taken the program in other places, it has helped:
    • Improve how the family works together 
    • Parents learn to better deal with anger 
    • Children learn to control their aggression 
    The weekly sessions will be about three hours and include:
    • Free supper for families 
    • Separate sessions for parents and children (one hour) 
    • A family session (one hour) 
    • Free onsite child care for children under seven or over eleven years 
    The program will be 11 weeks. The first session will be March 21st at the Early Years Centre in Yarmouth Central School (53 Parade Street), starting at 5:30pm.

    If you want to participate in the program, please complete the information below and give it to the person who approached you by Friday March 17th. If you have any questions or concerns about the program, feel free to call (902-749-0740) or email (larry.phillips@nsha.ca).

    Sincerely,
    Larry Phillips
    Prevention and Health Promotion Coordinator
    Mental Health & Addictions, Nova Scotia Health Authority
    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 9:47 AM by Pam Sanford
  • WEEKLY FLASH For the week of February 20th through February 24th
    FEBRUARY IS AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH
    Monday, February 20th (Day 0)
    • No Scheduled Events
    Tuesday, February 21st (Day 3)
    • No Scheduled Events
    Wednesday, February 22nd (Day 4)
    • ‘PINK Shirt' Day - Bullying Awareness Day
    Thursday, February 23rd (Day 5)
    • Collaborative Learning Day scheduled for this Thursday, February 23rd with a dismissal at 12:50 pm for students.
    Friday, February 24th (Day 6)
    • No Scheduled Events
    Posted Feb 21, 2017, 6:55 AM by Pam Sanford
  • Winter Weather
    Winter Weather
    As the weather is becoming colder and colder, we remind you to ensure your children are dressed properly – winter jackets, winter hats, gloves, snow pants, boots, etc. Our temperature limit is normally at -14 with the wind chill, but care can be taken to send out students up to -20 depending on wind level.
    Posted Jan 27, 2017, 9:16 AM by Pam Sanford
  • YCS Primary & Early Learning Program September Registration
    Yarmouth Central School families,
    The school is now taking Grade Primary and Early Learning Program Registrations for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Please register your child at your earliest convenience by calling 749-2860 and providing the following:
    - Child's Name
    - Date of Birth
    - Permanent Address
    - Desired Program (English or French)
    Please share this information with any applicable families. Thank you!
    Posted Jan 27, 2017, 9:16 AM by Pam Sanford
  • Junior Curling
    Junior Curling at the Yarmouth Curling Association located Forbes Street (Golf and Country Club) starts there winter season on Thursday, January 5th at 6:00-7:15 pm.  If you have a child 8 to 18 years old who wishes to join curling for the remainder of the season for a special rate please contact Lisette Bourque at lisettebourque@hotmail.com

    Wear warm comfortable clothing and a clean pair of sneakers!  Also note, if your child is 8 to 11 years old, it is a reqirement to wear a helmet.

    Please note the Junior Curling days and times:
    • Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
    • Sunday 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm



    Posted Jan 3, 2017, 7:21 AM by Pam Sanford
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