Good afternoon Mahmowenchike families,
On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, we will be travelling to Belluz Farms to take part in their Farm Life Programming. We will be on the farm from 9:30 AM to 11:15 PM. We ask that children please be dropped off at the centre no later than 8:15 AM, regardless of approved hours, to ensure they are on time for the bus ride out to the farm. As all staff from both sites are attending the outing, the centres will be without supervision and unable to receive children on this day after 8:30 AM.
We ask that children please dress appropriately for the weather: mitts, winter hat, winter jacket, boots, and so on. Children not dressed properly will be asked to stay home.
A permission form is being sent home today and must be returned to the centre by Monday, October 23rd, 2017.
Ashleigh Presenger, M.Ed, B.Ed, HBA
Just a reminder that both of our sites will be closed on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 for staff to attend a professional development workshop. We will be open regular hours on Friday, October 6th, 2017, and closed again on Monday, October 9th, 2017 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding!
Both the St. Ann and St. Vincent school sites of Mahmowenchike Family Development Centre will be closed on Thursday, October 5th for Professional Development, as well as on Monday, October 9th for the Thanksgiving holiday!
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Parents are asked to make alternate arrangements for their childrens’ care as no care will be provided on these days.
Please note that both Mahmowenchike Family Development Centre sites will be closed on Monday, September 4th, 2017 for the Labour Day holiday! Have a great long weekend!
Parents and potential parents of our centre,
Please note that there is a revised edition of the Parent Handbook in PDF form available for viewing and download on the Registration page (click the link to go there!)
Here is the September & October newsletter! It contains some of the many changes coming into effect as of September 1st, 2017 to our Parent Handbook which has been completely refreshed!
This is just a reminder (well in advance) that both our St. Ann and our St. Vincent site will be closed on Monday, August 7th, 2017 for the Civic Holiday.
We ask that you please make alternate arrangements as no childcare will be offered on this day! Miigwetch!
Edit: Mahmowenchike in St. Vincent school (Redwood Avenue) will also be closed on Monday, August 4th, 2017 to allow Thunder Bay Hydro to complete some work in the area. We apologize for the inconvenience but we will be unable to provide care for our St. Vincent families on this day. Have a great extra long weekend!
As most of our parents will be aware by now, our Executive Director of 18 years, Janet Owens, will be retiring this July! Her last day with us will be Friday, July 7th!
We greatly appreciate all of the hard work and effort Janet has put into making Mahmowenchike the centre it is today. We will miss her very much, but while we are saddened that she is leaving, we are confident that she will find the same success and happiness in retirement that she experienced during her time here! All the best, Janet!
On the other side of the token, we are extending a warm welcome to our new Executive Director, Ashleigh Presenger. We look forward to getting to know her and are excited for her to share her knowledge with us! We are confident we will continue to grow as a centre alongside her!
Here is the June & July Newsletter!
Please note that we will be closed (both centres) on July 3rd, 2017 for the Canada Day long weekend! Enjoy your weekend!