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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sincerely, Larry Phillips Prevention and Health Promotion Coordinator Mental Health & Addictions, Nova Scotia Health Authority
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.
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!
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 email@example.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.