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In this issue of Grandviews:
Important info re: parking at Grandview's Oshawa site
Durham Regional Police Children's Games: October 24
Flu Shot Clinic for Grandview Kids: November 2
and more!
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Welcome to Grandviews


Yes, that's Grandview Kid Justine (above) dropping the puck with one of the greatest hockey players of all time, Bobby Orr, at the October 4 Oshawa Generals game during Grandview Kids Week 2015. Image credit: Ian Goodall
See more images from Grandview Kids Appreciation Night at General Motors Centre, sponsored by Dufferin Concrete, a division of CRH Canada Group Inc. - and be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this newsletter to see Grandview Kids in a video from this event!
We have lots of news and information to share with you - so let's get started!

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Important notice


Learn about the parking lot expansion / renovation and road work at Grandview's Oshawa site, and how it will affect you.




On October 8, 2015, the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade announced its 2015 Business Excellence Award recipients.
A new Not-for-Profit/Charity category was added to recognize unique contributions to the community, and Grandview Children's Centre was selected as the 2015 Award Recipient in this category!
We are deeply grateful for this honour, and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our every member of our staff for their contributions toward achieving it. Congratulations, team!


WINTER 2015


Online registration for Grandview's Winter 2015 Therapeutic Recreation activities for children and youth with special needs opens Sunday, November 15!
Beginning Monday, November 9, you will be able to view an online list of all the Winter 2015 activities. 
Note: Parents are encouraged to update info on their child's online Participant Profile at any time.
The more information we have about your child, the better we can ensure he/she has a successful experience! Questions? Call 1-800-304-6180 x 2247
Spaces are still available for the Durham Regional Police Children's Games! Don't miss out. Register now for this FREE & FUN event, including free childcare for siblings and a FREE pizza lunch for your family:






Grandview’s 2015-2016
volunteer Family Advisory Committee
View the list of FAC members. The FAC acts as a resource to the Board and to the Executive Director, and provides an opportunity for families to have input into strategic decisions that affect families, clients and/or potential clients of Grandview Children's Centre. The FAC also hosts networking and social events for families of Grandview Kids.
Questions about Grandview's FAC? Contact FAC@grandviewkids.ca


Durham District School Board
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS
for parents of students with special needs who are transitioning to post-secondary life
for parents of students aged 12 to 21 with a developmental disability
WHITBY:
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
PORT PERRY:
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6:30pm
Get all the details


The Durham Region Health Department is offering a FREE Flu Shot Clinic for Grandview Kids and their families - clients, siblings and parents included!
Monday, November 2, 2015
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Grandview Children's Centre
600 Townline Road South, Oshawa 
No appointment required. Learn more










Visit Grandview's Family Resource Centre:
in person or online!


Sign-out books for free for a 3-week period. View an online list of all our resources.


Look for the Partners for Planning Resource Network symbol at grandviewkids.ca to access online resources, including webinars, to help you plan your child's future.


If your child is currently receiving services at Grandview, you are eligible to join our closed, members-only Facebook Group, Grandview OPS (Online Parent Support), moderated by our Family Facilitator Andrea Belanger.
Go to facebook.com/groups/Grandview.OPS and choose "Join Group" near the top right-hand corner. 
Andrea will verify that your child is a Grandview Kid before adding you to the group.


Emergency Preparedness at Grandview
It is possible that Grandview Children's Centre and Campbell Children's School may be faced with emergency situations.
Please take a few moment to familiarize yourself with information about Emergency Preparedness.
important info - please review


Your Family's Role
in Health & Safety


After evacuating during fire drills, parents/caregivers and clients are asked to remain on the property at Grandview Children's Centre until the drill is complete.
To ensure everyone's safety in the parking lot during the drill, please do not exit in your vehicle until all staff and clients and have returned to the building.




THINK AHEAD 
fire safety program


Have you thought about how your child with special needs would survive a fire emergency?
Grandview Children's Centre has partnered with the Clarington Fire Department and the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management to bring the new THINK AHEAD fire safety program to families of Grandview Kids in Clarington.
Benefits of THINK AHEAD:
learn fire prevention and safety tips from firefighters
share information about your child with special needs to be stored in a database that first responders can access when en route to an emergency in your home
help your child become familiar with first responders so they'll recognize them as helpers in an emergency
it's FREE!
sign up for THINK AHEAD today!


What is Our Grandview?
"Our Grandview" is a parent-driven advocacy campaign to encourage government leaders to approve capital development funding for a new facility for Grandview Children's Centre. This campaign is organized by Grandview's Family Task Force, a subcommittee of Grandview's Family Advisory Council. Learn more






Improving customer service for families of Grandview Kids


A new automated system for appointment reminder calls has been implemented to improve efficiency and reduce the number of missed appointments.
In addition, our secure email system - used only for the transfer of confidential documents and private client information - is being upgraded. Users will be required to register with the new service by entering their email address and creating a password. The improved system will work with a variety of web browsers, including Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Please note: previous correspondence sent via secure email will not be available on the new secure email system. 




Did you know?


Grandview is Accredited with
Exemplary Standing from
Accreditation Canada.
This achievement demonstrates
Grandview's determination and
commitment to ongoing quality
improvement, and dedication to
the provision of safe, quality
health services.


Do we have your correct contact info?


It's important for us to have accurate contact information on file for all families of Grandview Kids.
We need your current:
- name
- email address
- home address
- phone numbers: home, cell, work
Whenever your contact info changes, please notify us right away at
905-728-1673 x 2223

We care about your kids.


While you're at Grandview:

And the last word goes to...


Grandview Kids singing 'O Canada' during Grandview Kids Appreciation Night, sponsored by Dufferin Concrete, a division of CRH Canada Group Inc., at the October 4, 2015 Oshawa Generals OHL hockey game at General Motors Centre - the final event of Grandview Kids Week 2015. Enjoy!


Grandview Kids

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