November 2014: e-Newsletter for families and friends of Grandview Kids

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In this issue of Grandviews:
Register now! Therapeutic Recreation Winter Activities
Sensory-friendly Santa Experience for Grandview Kids
and more!
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Welcome to Grandviews
Grandview Kids are on the road! We are excited to announce the first-ever 53' tractor-trailer designed to raise awareness for Grandview Kids!
On behalf of Grandview Kids, we would like to thank Ross Mackie of Mackie Group (mackiegroup.com) for donating the advertising space on the trailer, and to Chris McGregor of Sign Design & Graphics Ltd. (justwrapit.ca) for donating the materials, manufacturing and installation of the advertising on the trailer.
Look for the Grandview Kids tractor-trailer on the 401!
View images of the tractor-trailer
Watch the video of the tractor-trailer that debuted November 16, 2014
 


Now, take a few moments to find out what's coming up, and what's been going on at Grandview Children's Centre:


THEME:  Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology


Stay active and involved this winter!


Register online now for Grandview's WINTER 2015 Therapeutic Recreation Activities for children and youth with special needs. Activities begin in January 2015. 
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




Winter weather ahead!


Information about weather-related closures at Grandview Children's Centre will be posted to our website. Bookmark grandviewkids.ca now!
Follow @GrandviewKids on Twitter and Facebook to receive information about weather-related closures in your NewsFeed.


From time to time, 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.
Read important info about your child's safety




EXCITING NEWS! Grandview's Adolescent Program has relocated to the Abilities Centre in Whitby. Read more




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.




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!


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


Featured topic: This month, our Resource Centre Coordinator, Gisela, has selected books about diabetes.
See the featured titles and search an online list of all our resources available for families of Grandview Kids to borrow - free of charge!






THANK YOU


On November 16, 2014, volunteers from the Canadian Progress Club Durham South and Canadian Progress Club Durham Region Women hosted their 3rd annual Christmas Party for Families of Grandview Kids featuring appearances by Spider-man, Squared Circle Live wrestlers and of course Santa Claus who gave out presents to all the kids who attended the free event. Volunteers from Progress Clubs also provided lunch for 260 party guests, arranged entertainment from a variety of performers, and offered activity stations for the kids to enjoy. View images from the event courtesy of Snapd Pickering


Thanks to generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers and enthusiastic participants, our 13th Annual Curling for Grandview Kids Charity FUNspiel on November 1, 2014 raised $18,519 for Grandview Kids! Read more about this year's Pajama Party-themed event and view images




View more images of Grandview Kids on Halloween


THANK YOU for raising $60,000 for Grandview Kids!
View images from the event


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.




Communicating by email: protecting your privacy


Learn about Grandview's email policy.


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:


Parking at our Oshawa site
If you're planning a visit to our Oshawa site, please read important information about parking.


And the last word goes to...


Siblings of Grandview Kids saying THANK YOU to the paediatric experts at Grandview Children's Centre for inspiring possibilities for their brothers and sisters with special needs. Watch the video


GrandviewKids.ca


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