Pumpkin Patch School Fundraiser 2019

Pumpkin Patch School Fundraiser 2019

This unique event is an opportunity for the greater community to support schools by simply buying a pumpkin from Emiliano and Ana NoFrills from Sunday, October 20th thru to Saturday, October 26th. A portion of each sale will be donated back to locals schools in the Kingsview Village Westway Community.

Lastly, we invite your families and staff to join us for our Pumpkin Patch School Party on October 26th from 12 – 1:30pm.  We’ll have a best costume contest, junior balloon twisters and a $2 hot dog lunch combo.  100% of the sales from this event will be donated back to our schools.
Each school can raise more funds by having their families and staff redeem their customized tickets with their school’s name on it. Tickets redeemed will direct that specific sale to their school.

Participating schools:

  • Kingsview Village Junior School
  • Dixon Grove Junior Middle School
  • Valleyfield Junior School
  • The Westway Junior Public School
  • St. Maurice Catholic School
  • St. Eugene Catholic School
  • Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic School
  • École élémentaire Félix-Leclerc

Please help spread the word. Share our posts and tag us using #PumpkinPatch2019. The more people who know about the event, the more pumpkin sales we’ll have, the more money will be raised for our schools.

Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous

On Saturday, May 11th, 2019, from 10 am to 3 pm, the University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) will host a free, interactive, all ages science festival as part of Science Rendezvous.
Science Rendezvous is an annual event that opens science lab doors to the local communities.
More than 300 festival events are taking place simultaneously in over 30 cities across Canada. Festivalgoers get a chance to participate in hands-on-experiments, interact with students, and see amazing scientific demonstrations.

Last year UofGH festivalgoers took part in experiments, live demos and kid-friendly activities taking place throughout the day. For example, they had a chance to study anatomy models of the hand, the muscles and bones (take them apart and put together again!), they learned about fingerprints, investigated a “bank robbery” themed CSI station, and could also get their hand-strength measured. The little ones (and the not so little), took part in a “bugtastic” scavenger hunt, experienced the world through virtual reality, and created their own fossils.

This year, University student volunteers will lead activities in anatomy, neuroscience, health & fitness, and forensic science, and much more! Attendees of all ages, 0 to 99+ are welcome!
This year’s theme is STEAM big. Festivalgoers will be inspired to dream big about Science Technology Engineering Art & Math through all that we see around us every day.

“This festival is a really great way for our students to not only showcase the science that happens here through their programs, but also to allow them to share, show and teach others what they’ve learned,” said Kinesiology Assistant Program Head Dr. Agnes Coutinho. “Our students combine efforts and work together across all academic programs and years of study. Importantly, it is a great opportunity for visiting younger students and their families to have a chance to see the UofGH campus, interact directly with current students and even some alumni!”

University of Guelph-Humber Science Rendezvous Details
Date: Saturday May 11, 2019
What: Science Rendezvous, all-day free science festival
Time: Activities will take place between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: University of Guelph-Humber (Humber College, North Campus),
207 Humber College Blvd., Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7
Enter at entrance “A” FREE PARKING (see map here)

Launching FREE e-learning webinars

Launching FREE e-learning webinars

Join us bi-weekly for our FREE e-learning webinars focusing on well-being, technology, education, community, family, careers & more.

From the convenience of your own computer or mobile device you can join and watch our presentation or dial in by phone to listen.
Each 30 minute webinar includes a 15 minute presentation followed by a Q&A period.

The goal of these free webinars is to provide you and your family another channel to gain knowledge, resources and tips that will better support everyone’s pathway to success in education and wellness. These webinars also encourage families to take a step forward together towards embracing 21st Century Learning. Our greatest hope is that these webinars will empower and equip your family with relevant and up-to-date information and tools so you can have important discussions at home, set goals, make plans and ultimately achieve them together with everyone’s involvement.

MARCH BREAK Program: Let’s Get Together at Dixie Outlet Mall

MARCH BREAK Program: Let’s Get Together at Dixie Outlet Mall

We are planning a fun filled week of skill-building workshops and activities for kids, ages 9 to 13 years, that foster teamwork, growth mindset, leadership & independence at The Living Room at Dixie Outlet Mall.

The sessions will help participants:

– be better prepared to stay at home alone or elsewhere for short periods of time (Home Alone Workshop)
– recognize and respond to first aid situations (Basic First Aid Workshop)
– plan events using tools and knowledge as shared by a Professional Event Planner (Junior Event Pro Workshop)
– create balloon twisting designs (Junior Balloon Twisting Workshop)
– understand how a positive and growth mindset can help enhance their learning.

COST: $199 plus tax per person for the week*
*Fee includes course materials, certificate, mini growth mindset poster, spirit button and a balloon starter kit.

10% OFF LOYALTY OFFER FOR DIXIE OUTLET MALL CUSTOMERS – Spend $25 or more at any Dixie Outlet Mall store within the past 30 days and email us a picture of the receipt with the name of the registrant to get a 10% discount code.

Family, Mentorship & Legacy – From the Playground to the NBA

Family, Mentorship & Legacy – From the Playground to the NBA

A community event connecting children, youth and their families with emerging basketball stars and their families to talk about life lessons both on and off the courts, family-work, the importance of mentorship and the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Mississauga, Ontario, January 19th, 2019 –  Let’s Get Together! in partnership with Raptors 905 and National Basketball Youth Mentorship Program and supporting organizations, Mississauga Sports CouncilOntario Basketball Association and University of Toronto Mississauga Centre for Student Engagement, is hosting a one-of-a-kind, interactive family event on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre (formerly Hershey Centre) in Mississauga.

Family Mentorship in Sports

Raptors 905 playersDuane NoticeMyck Kabongo and Assistant Coach, Charles Dubé-Brais sit down with their families to share their personal stories with other families from across the GTA about the importance of family support and mentorship.  This event is to celebrate all Mentors and Mentees as part of National Mentorship Month in January.

Let’s Get Together!’s Executive Director, Alison Canning, says on the topic of family support “Healthy parent involvement and family support is key to a child’s success.  We often teach children and parents separately in the hopes that they’ll connect.  This event is about parents and children learning together and empowering each other – it’s not just about what happens on the court, but more importantly what happens off the court. Messages of gratitude, love, family and faith will be present.”

National Basketball Youth Mentorship Program’s Founder, Kevin Wilson, adds on the topic of mentorship “Mentorship is such an underrated concept that many youth unfortunately do not have access to. By connecting youth to various pro basketball athletes, coaches and other parents that they can relate to, this will undoubtedly help to build confidence, courage and their awareness between ‘right and wrong’”.  Between the game and presentation, families will meet NBYMP coaches and mentors plus mentors from other organizations including the University of Toronto Mississauga Centre for Student Engagement who will answer questions and share their educational experience.  January is also National Mentorship Month.

Second Year Running

This is the second year, Let’s Get Together has partnered with the Raptors 905 to deliver an engaging family presentation.  “From the Playground to the NBA” follows two successful events from last year;  Growth Mindset Talk (March 10, 2018) with then Raptors 905 Players Shevon Thompson, Kennedy Meeks, Kaza Kajami-Keane and Aaron Best and Parent Involvement Matters Talk (January 27, 2018) where Aaron Best and Kaza Kajami-Keane’s families shared their stories of how they raised and supported Aaron and Kaza.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy 

John Wiggins, Director of Team Operations for Raptors 905 says “Raptors 905 is proud to once again team up with Let’s Get Together and continue the conversation around how parents, mentors, coaches, and players can all contribute towards the growth and development of this game that we all love so much.  It’s even better that there is a heightened sense of purpose knowing that the event takes place during a weekend where we will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. whose legacy was founded on the notion that we must all work together to create better opportunities for each other.  It’s important for everyone to understand that if we are to embark on a journey to success, then as a community we need come together to teach and learn from each other.  Joining us for this panel discussion is a step in the right direction.”

How to Participate

On Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00pm, come watch the Raptors 905 take on the Greensboro Swarm and join the players, Coach Dubé-Brais and their families after the game for our interactive discussion: “From the Playground to the NBA”. Parent/caregivers are encouraged to attend with their child(ren).  Game will be held at Paramount Fine Foods Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga ON L4Z 4B6.

To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.letsgettogether.ca/playgroundtonba

For additional event resources and media kit, visit Get Involved ToolKit

 

Raptors 905 are the NBA G League Champion for 2016/17, Conference Champions for 2017/18 and the lone Canadian team in the league. Founded in 2015, the team joined the league for the 2015-16 season, playing out of Paramount Fine Food Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

Let’s Get Together! is a not-for-profit organization that creates opportunities for parents, youth and communities to access learning resources that provide educational assistance and supports student well-being. Their mission is to encourage healthy parent involvement, inspire youth to value learning while making education accessible and equitable.

National Basketball Youth Mentorship Program (NBYMP) positively impacts the lives of youth living in Canada by providing the necessary resources needed to be successful in various areas both on and off the court. The vision for such a program is for all youth living in Canada, to utilize the resources provided from this mentorship platform and to use the game of basketball to become successful in all aspects of life.

Great feedback on our Let’s Get Involved! workshop

Great feedback on our Let’s Get Involved! workshop

Our Let’s Get Involved Parent Workshop featuring parent Nicole Pennie was a great experience for everyone. We had our largest turnout to date with parents and their children, NBYMP coaches, the Centennial College Colts Basketball Coaches all in one room, learning together and sharing tips on how to nurture and become a successful student-athlete.

Several research studies show that parent involvement has direct positive effect and outcome on student success. Parent involvement shows children that parents care which inspires them to continue on their journey. Families came away feeling more confident, equipped and focused on how best to work together to achieve their goals and dreams of becoming the best athlete they can be with an education.

A big THANK YOU to everyone for your participation, encouragement and support!

Parents and youth attending the workshop.
CLICK HERE for more pictures from the event.

FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPANTS

What did you like most
about the workshop?

  • Hearing a child’s struggles turn into a story of success.
  • As a student athlete it makes me realize I need to focus on both my studies and my sports
  • How to support our son in every path he wants to venture.
  • I learned that parent involvement is key for my child success.
  • Meeting other like-minded parents and hearing everyone’s story. I also liked how the message focused on the importance of having an education first with sports.
  • I like learning about Jayln stories and how he conquered his obstacles in school and in basketball.

What would you say
to other parents and youth?

  • I would let them know that it’s a great program to help support a family in their journey in raising a well rounded child.
  • I would say that parent this session help us as parent to listen to our kids and have better communication with them .
  • I learned so much. The athletes were so personable, friendly and were happy to answer any questions I had. They took the time to chat with me. The parent talk was very informative. I’m glad both my son and I were there to learn together.
  • It’s a great way to learn from others how to conquer obstacles in your life.