Request for Your Before and After School Care Requirement Updates (for January)

All families on our Wait Lists for Before & After school care for Guy B. Brown, Mary Hopkins and Allan A. Greenleaf can update their upcoming requirements as we may have some new space available for children who are currently attending, or who will be returning to school on Tuesday November 3rd or January 4th. We have a lot of families on our B&A

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September 2020 After School Pick-Up Times Submission Form

We have launched a new form for Parents / Guardians to specific their preferred Afternoon Pick-Up times from our programs. Guy Brown and Allan Greenleaf have two pick-up times choices 4:30pm or 5:30pm Mary Hopkins has three (due to logistics): 4:15pm (for Kindergarten Only), 4:30pm (for Grades 1 – 5 Only), or 5:30pm (for All Ages). Mary Hopkins also currently requires two separate pick-up

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Free VIRTUAL PROGRAM for the Week Before School – September 8th to September 11th

Good Morning WDCC & Camp Waterdown Families and Friends, What a time to be a parent/guardian right now…… Busy getting things done before school starts and making sure everything is in order while your kids are anxiously waiting to get back to school? Well then, we have a break for you! Come and join us next week Tuesday – Friday at 10 A.M. for

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2020-2021 September Before & After School Pre-Registration Wait List Open to all Families

2020 – 2021 Before & After School Pre-Registration June 22: We have begun accepting pre-registrations for our Wait List from all families. Among other prioritizations, children who have attended our Before & Afterschool program in 2019-2020 (and their siblings) as well as children graduating from our WDCC Child Care Program for Preschoolers entering JK/SK in 2020 are given preference over new enrolments. All children

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Camp Waterdown School Holiday Programs

June 10 Summer Camp 2020 Program Postponement Announcement

As most of you will have already heard, the Province announced yesterday that child care centres can open as early as this Friday, and summer day camps are being allowed to open as part of “Stage 2.” As an organization, we will be taking a measured approach to our re-opening in order to help keep the children, families and educators, that we value so

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Parent Zoom Night Kindergarten here I come

Parent Zoom Night Thursday May 28, 8 – 9pm – Kindergarten! … here I come!

Please join us for another Parent Zoom Night on May 28th, 8 – 9 pm Special Guest Speaker: Tracy Zimmerman, kindergarten teacher for Grand Erie District School Board in Brantford for the past 10 years! Tracy will discuss expectations for children entering Kindergarten in September and what parents need to know about school readiness! Tracy will be happy to answer your questions posed in

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May 20 Announcement to WDCC and Camp Waterdown Families

Yesterday, Premier Ford and Minister Lecce announced the closure of schools for the remainder of this school year. Also during this announcement there was limited information provided about the reopening of both child care and summer camps. Here at WDCC, we will work alongside our community partners, public health and the Ministry of Education to make informed decisions about the re-opening of our programs.

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WDCC Parent Night Painting Fun

Parent Zoom Night Thursday May 21, 8 – 9:30pm Fun Night, PARENT PAINTING NIGHT!

We’re going to do something a little different next week. Parents, you’ve been doing such an awesome job that you need a fun night out! Easy Sailboat Sunset Seascape Painting Our very own Jessica Balaban and Natalie Malda from Waterdown District Children’s Centre are going to lead us in a PARENT PAINTING PARTY!!!!! Below is a list of materials recommended: Canvas-recommended size 16×20 inches (or

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Summer Camp Waterdown Registration Is Now Open

We’ve publicly launched our Summer Camp Registration here: https://www.campwaterdown.com/programming/summer-camp-program/ Please be aware that there may be less space available this year so it would be good to pre-register early, even if you do not know your final plans, as you can cancel without penalty up to June 26th. Because we do not yet know what timeline, permissions and instructions we may receive from the

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Camp Waterdown - Waterdown District Children's Centre, Waterdown High School Ontario

School Closures Extended to May 31 (March credits and June PA Days being refunded)

Over the weekend the Ministry of Education has extended school closures until at least May 29th (and cancelled PA Days in June to replace them with instructional days). We will now be refunding families any remaining pro-rated credit for the last 7 days of cancelled Before & After school sessions prepaid for March, and we will be refunding PA Day payments received for June

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Fiesta Friday April 24

April 24 – WDCC Fiesta Fridays Learning & Sharing Zoom Video Conference for Families

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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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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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B&A School Fees Update for Monday April 6

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 For Before & After School Families: We are NOT charging fees for April. Instead of charging at the beginning of the next

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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)


Welcome to Camp Waterdown Guy B. Brown Elementary Before & After School Care Program!

GUY B. BROWN Families, Those who are fully registered for our Before and After School programs will have received confirmation of your enrolment by email.  If you have not, then please double check your Spam Folder first before contacting register@campwaterdown.com We do apologize that we have not yet been able to offer a space to all those families who pre-registered, but continue to work

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Welcome to Camp Waterdown Mary Hopkins Elementary Before & After School Care Program!

Mary Hopkins Families, Those who are fully registered for our Before and After School programs will have received confirmation of your enrolment by email.  If you have not, then please double check your Spam Folder first before contacting register@campwaterdown.com We do apologize that we have not yet been able to offer a space to all those families who pre-registered, but continue to work towards

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Welcome to Camp Waterdown Allan A. Greenleaf (WDCC/WDHS) Before & After School Care Program!

ALLAN A. GREENLEAF Families, Those who are fully registered for our Before and After School programs will have received confirmation of your enrolment by email.  If you have not, then please double check your Spam Folder first before contacting register@campwaterdown.com We do apologize that we have not yet been able to offer a space to all those families who pre-registered, but continue to work

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Hamilton Health Science COVID-19 Video Series

Hello WDCC Families, We wanted to share with you a video series created by Hamilton Health Sciences that was made to support families during the back-to-school transition. This video series covers a variety of topics including: Infection prevention and control Child and youth mental health Talking to children about COVID-19 Physical distancing for children with autism Coping with uncertainty. We hope that you find

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Initial placements for our Before & After School Program have been completed and offers sent (please check your Junk Folder if you pre-registered and haven’t received something)

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