WDCC Family Interactive Video Conferencing for the Week of April 6th

Friday, April 3, 2020 WDCC / Camp Waterdown Update Good Afternoon Families, I am sure for many of you, this probably has been the longest 3 weeks of your lives and some of the most stressful times as well. We are hopeful that you are managing your new realities and taking time to notice some of the positives that have come from this time

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WDCC Update for Friday April 3 (updated)

Hamilton and Waterdown Area Schools to Remain Closed through May 4th The HWDSB and Ministry of Education officially announced yesterday that our schools will be closed until at least May 4th pending a re-evaluation of the COVID-19 situation. HWDSB COVID-19 Update Page As such, we also extend the deadline to withdraw from our programs (to avoid an automatic payment) until Friday May 1st, and

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WDCC Update for Friday March 28

Friday, March 28, 2020 WDCC / Camp Waterdown Update Dear Families of WDCC/Camp Waterdown, First of all, we want to let you know that we are thinking of all of you and miss everyone! Our Educators have been busy working remotely through Microsoft Teams and have been using this time for productive work for the organization including professional development, summer planning and reviewing ways

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WDCC Update for Tuesday March 17

Good Afternoon WDCC & Camp Waterdown Families, We wanted to post a quick update on what is happening here at WDCC. We have had to close all our offices, so all our staff are working separately from home, and we are employing modern teleconferencing and online Team software to continue our program planning and improvements. This safe “togetherness” is already having a beneficial effect

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WDCC / Camp Waterdown Program Closures – March 14 to April 5

During the time of this closure we cannot access our facilities and we will not be running any pre-planned or alternative on-site programs.

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School Closure Strikes Announced for Friday February 21 (All HWDSB Schools)

The Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario and HWDSB have confirmed that there will be a province-wide walk out on Friday February 21st affecting ALL HWDSB Schools (Elementary and High Schools). At this point, unless a settlement is reached or we are informed otherwise by the HWDSB, we are planning to provide another Full Day Alternate Program at Guy B. Brown Elementary, 7am – 6pm

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February 11 and 13 Announced Strike Dates for Hamilton Area Elementary Schools

ETFO and the HWDSB have announced potential new strike dates of February 11 (Tuesday) province-wide strike and February 13 (Thursday) for HWDSB Elementary schools should negotiations continue without resolution. Those families who are already confirmed for Full Day Alternate Care Additional Days (including February 6 & 7) will be automatically registered for those additional dates if not cancelled (and opted out of the Full

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One-Day Strike Action in Hamilton (and Peel) by ETFO Announced, Friday January 31

ETFO will be walking out of Hamilton (and Waterdown) Area Schools on Friday January 31st this week. That means our Full Day Alternate Care Program, will come into affect at Guy B. Brown Elementary School.

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UPDATED: Open to All prior Camp Waterdown Families: All Day Alternate Care (if classes cancel due to strike) Pre-Registration

This pre-registration is ONLY for strikes affecting students in Public Schools in Waterdown (Mary Hopkins, Guy Brown, Flamborough Centre, and Allan A. Greenleaf). (UPDATED Sunday January 19:  Now accepting pre-registrations from all Camp Waterdown / WDCC Families who have been registered for any of our prior programs.  (If you have registered for our previous Summer, March Break, PA Day or Holiday Programs, you will

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Elelmentary Teacher's Federation Waterdown

Potential Elementary School Strikes by ETFO (and how we will be accommodating families)

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has given the required five-day notice for rotating elementary school strikes. Hamilton & Waterdown area schools should not be affected next week, but we are launching an online pre-registration for Full Day Alternate Care for our School Age Registered Families soon!

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January 24, March 6, June 5 & 26 PA Days Registration is now Open

Our 2020 PA Day programs are very specially planned to both entertain and educate children in a wide variety of resiliency, craft, sports and achievement skills with this year’s emphasis on creating “sparks” to inspire children to discover and nurture their interests and self-esteem.

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2019-2020 Before / After School Online Registration (Taking Wait List Requests)

Our 2019-2020 Before / After School Online Registration is online for: Allan A. Greenleaf Elementary Guy B. Brown Elementary Mary Hopkins Elementary Although we may have space remaining in our programs, we are first taking your Wait List request. You will then be contacted as soon as possible if we have an availability to offer you. Before / After School Age Care Registration (2019-2020)


New Facebook Private Group for WDCC and CW Before & After Care Families

We miss you! We have created a Private Facebook Group for our registered families to join. We will be posting additional support and resource information there, plus using it as one way to keep our community of families and staff in touch with each other during the COVID-19 isolation period. We have posted valuable resource information for families trying to navigate these difficult times

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Ontario Learn at Home

Learn at Home Ontario: Elementary Students, Secondary Students, Parents & Guardians

In an effort to help support our community during this time of self isolation, we will begin publishing and distributing materials and initiatives to help our families continue the processes of child education and healthy development at home. The Ontario Ministry of Education has launched a guide to online learning resources worth checking out for your use at home: for Elementary Students Math Storytime

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Enhanced Sanitary Practices at WDCC & Camp Waterdown (Holiday and Before & After School Programs)

  Enhanced Sanitary Practices at WDCC / Camp Waterdown (including Child Care, Before & After School and Holiday Care Programs) Dear Camp Waterdown Families, With the heightened concerns surrounding the spread of the 2019-nCoV Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 illness, we wanted to share with you our current sanitary practices and we will be implementing enhancements effective immediately.  We are closely monitoring and working alongside

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