Winter Break Camp Calendar and Info

Hello everyone!

It’s almost that time of year again! KOSC staff are planning another fun-filled Winter Break Camp, and the calendar is ready for viewing.

Winter Break Camp Calendar

KOSC Winter Break Camp registration will officially begin next Tuesday, November 14th. In case you want to get a head start on your planning, here is all the registration information you will need to sign up.

KOSC Break Camp Policies 2017-18

Winter Break Camp 2017 Registration Form

We hope that you will join us!

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December ASC Activity Calendar

Happy holidays! Wow, this year is going by fast and December is already here! Please check out our December ASC Calendar  full of exciting activities and holiday crafts, as well as our KOSC-wide holiday party for all the KOSC kids attending on December 22!

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Major Capital Funding Grant

Hello KOSC Families,

I am incredibly pleased to announce that Keating Out-of-School Care has been approved for a Major Capital Funding Grant from the Ministry of Children and Family Development in order to create additional program spaces.

We will be receiving $450,000 towards our project, which will entail the relocation of existing portable units to make more efficient use of available space, as well as the construction of a brand-new modular building on Keating school grounds. These upgrades will allow KOSC to expand our program capacity by 65 spaces, which in turn will help to accommodate the growing demand for care that we have seen over the past several years.

I would like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude to the KOSC Board of Directors, particularly the Facilities Committee, for their hard work and dedication in drafting and submitting the grant proposal. We are also incredibly grateful to School District 63 and the Keating school administration for their support and assistance in pursuing this opportunity.

There are still a number of planning and logistical matters to work out before we officially commence with the expansion project. As more information becomes available, we will be posting updates, as well as providing information for parents and other members of the KOSC community who wish to lend their time, energy, or expertise to the project.

As Program Manager, I am excited to be involved in this amazing new opportunity for our centre, and I look forward to expanding our program to better meet the needs of our Keating community.

Sincerely,

Rachel Yukich

Program Manager

Keating Out-of-School Care

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Pro-D Day Skating Reminder

This is just a friendly reminder that we will be going ice skating at Panorama Rec tomorrow (Friday November 24th) for our Pro-D Day field trip. We will be leaving around 12:15pm and returning at around 3:00pm.

If your child will be coming to the Pro-D Day tomorrow, please ensure that you send a helmet with them — a bike helmet is fine. If they do not bring a helmet, they will NOT be able to skate. Our licensing regulations make it so we are unable to rent nor to allow your child to rent a helmet when they are in our care. We will have a leader sitting out with colouring sheets, card games, and other quiet activities for any children that are not skating or need a break.

Your child may also bring their own ice skates, but if they do not bring a pair then we will rent skates for them. Please also send your child with gloves, as well as warm clothing.

As per usual, please make sure you pack your child with a healthy morning snack and lunch — we will provide an afternoon snack shortly after we return from the field trip.
Have a good one!

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Pro-D Day Cancellation, Board Meeting Date Change, and November ASC Calendar

A few quick notes:

  • This is just a friendly reminder that today is the last day to cancel for the November 24th Pro-D Day without charge. Please note that all cancellations must be made in writing/email. If you have any questions or can’t remember whether you are signed up for the Pro-D Day, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
  • Please note that this month’s Board meeting is no longer taking place on November 21st as written in the monthly newsletter. It has been rescheduled to November 28th, same time and place (7:00pm at the Pirate Portable). As members of KOSC, all parents are always welcome to attend Board meetings.
  • Due to some administrative mix-ups, the November After School Care activity calendar did not get posted on the website at the beginning of the month. You can find the calendar below. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

November ASC Calendar

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November Newsletter

Here is the November Newsletter.

Please check it out for information on the upcoming Pro-D day, Winter Camp, drop-in care for the new year and more!

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Annual General Meeting – Tuesday, October 17th, 7:00pm

This is just a friendly reminder that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be tomorrow, Tuesday October 17th, at 7:00pm in the Pirate Portable. As members of Keating Out-of-School Care Society, all KOSC parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments and free childcare (no children under age 3, please) will be provided.

Board members will be nominated and elected at the AGM. All KOSC members are eligible to vote in the election of Board members. If you are interested in becoming involved with the KOSC Board of Directors, please contact me and I will put you in touch with the current Board President, Liana Tupper.

We would love to see a strong turnout on Tuesday evening, so we hope that you will be able to attend. Our Board of Directors is a critical part of our centre — without a Board, we wouldn’t have a daycare! Your participation and support allows our programs to better serve the needs of the Keating community.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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