CARMAN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Programs – Parenting Resources – A Place for Families 40-2nd Street NE P.O. Box 124 Carman, MB R0G 0J0 Ph: 204-745-5571 Fax: 204-745-5572 E-mail: [email protected] Executive Director: Michelle Bergsma January/February 2015 www.carmanfamilyresourcecentre.com Like us on Facebook! It’s time to… Shake, Rattle & Roll! Come on out and join us for a favorite program guaranteed to chase away the winter blues! Shake, Rattle & Roll is an activity program for parents and their children aged 2 – 5 years. Join us most Friday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 am beginning on January 9 through to March 13 at the Friends Church gym. This program is FREE: all equipment is provided and snack is supplied – but please bring along a pair or indoor shoes or slippers! For safety reasons, little ones not participating should be cared for by our child minders. Please call the Centre @ 204-745-5571 to register! Stay & Play Stay & Play is held on Thursdays, 10 – 11:45 am at the Carman Family Resource Centre. This is the place for parents to meet and share, while children learn and socialize through play! Snack is provided. Everyone welcome! Carman Family Resource Centre and the Boyne Regional Library Family Literacy Day Event: Celebrating with Dr. Seuss! Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:00am – 12:00 pm @ the Carman Mennonite Church basement It’s a new year to learn and play Starting with Family Literacy Day! It’s fun! It’s free! Lots of books and more, I see Something for you and something for me! There are puzzles, reading, coloring, and crafts and pictures, papers, games and snacks and other surprises …like the Cat in the Hat! Invited you are by this invitation to this very special Seussical celebration! (Call the CFRC for more information!) **Please note: If school is cancelled in the division for weather or road conditions, this event will also be cancelled. Healthy Baby Program Are you expecting a baby? Do you have a little one up to a year old? Join us once a month at the Carman Mennonite Church from 10:00 am – Noon as we gather speakers and parents together to learn and share! Enjoy a healthy snack, and receive milk coupons if you are an expectant mother, or if your baby is under 6 months of age. Childcare is provided, and there is no cost to attend this program. These are the dates and topics for the next two sessions: Tuesday, January 27…….Car Seat Safety Tuesday, February 24…...Postpartum Emotions This program is sponsored by Southern Health/Santé Sud Everyone welcome! Family Gym Night We are back after the holiday break with this weekly program that promotes active and healthy lifestyles for families, and gives children an opportunity to have some free gym time each week! Children must attend with a parent or caregiver. Registration is not required – you are welcome to drop in! Family Gym Night will be held every Thursday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 pm until March 27, 2015 at the Carman Elementary School gym; please enter by the west doors. Free to attend! Indoor shoes or slippers are required for all participants, children and parents alike. For more information, please call the Centre @ 204-745-5571. CREATIVE COOKING TO CUT COSTS! Always a popular program, our monthly cooking class gives parents the opportunity to learn and share in the kitchen. Join our facilitator in cooking up new recipes…and then enjoy a meal together with all participants and their children! Next two class dates: Tuesday, January 13th Tuesday, February 10th Classes are held at the Carman Mennonite Church, 10:00 am – 1:00pm. All supplies are provided, and there is no cost to attend….but, class size is limited. Registration is required for each class! For safety reasons, children are not permitted in the kitchen. Childcare is provided. Thank you for your cooperation! To register for any of the class dates, please call the Centre. News to Know… Don’t forget that we have a library of books and DVD resources that can be borrowed for up to six weeks! We are always in need of volunteers! If you are interested in child minding for our programs starting in the fall, or joining or Board, please call Michelle for more information. Carman Family Resource Centre ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday, January 21, 2015 7:00 pm 40 – 2nd Street NE, Carman Agenda: Membership sale Welcome & opening remarks Family Friendly Business Award Annual General Meeting Refreshments Everyone Welcome! Please Note…. You are welcome at the Carman Family Resource Centre! Here are a few things to keep in mind: ** As a general rule, we follow the Prairie Rose School Division calendar for holidays and closures; if there is no school in the division, the Centre is also closed. ** This is also true for cancellations due to weather or road conditions; listen to the radio (CFAM, CJOB, CBC and others) or check the school division website for cancellation notices. ** At the Centre, parents are always responsible for their children; please help us maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone! Bring along indoor footwear or slippers, remind your child to use indoor voices and not to run or climb, and please keep your little ones out of the kitchen area. ** Finally, any hot beverages that you bring along are to be in covered travel mugs for the children’s safety. Thank you for your cooperation! For more information about the Carman Family Resource Centre, or to register for our programs, please call our office at 204-745-5571!
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