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January FSJ Library programs

January FSJ Library programs

Getting ready for January already.  In addition to these regular activities, keep an eye out for Literacy Month activities at the library.  Fun things are happening all through the month January.

CrafternoonWinter 2014

This program is aimed at 6 – 12 year olds and is very engaging.

To download and print this poster, click Crafternoon Winter 2014

Story time Winter

Morgan does an awesome job of story time for little ones.

To download and print this poster, click Storytime Winter 2014

Mother Goose 2013

This program is usually registration only.  Take advantage of the drop-in opportunity.

To download and print this poster, click Mother Goose 2014

Free Family Literacy Program

Free Family Literacy Program

The FSJ Literacy Society offer a free family literacy program for parents with children 0-6.  The fall program has many openings this fall.  It is a great program; parents study whatever they choose: high-school courses; driver’s manual; improve reading comprehension; math skills; courses for work, etc.  Adults don’t have to be taking a formal course; they can study for personal goals.  There is a teacher on-site to tutor all participants.  Parents bring their children and there is free childcare.  The children play with a licensed ECE instructor while they study.  The Literacy Society provides healthy snacks and free bus passes.  The program is offered Tuesday & Thursday mornings each week.

Register by calling 250-785-2110 or email info@fsjliteracy.ca

Start any time between Sept 2013 – April 2014, if spaces are available

9:30 am – 12:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday

Located at Ridgeview Lanes, 8424 – 92 Ave

2013-14 CHOOSE Poster

To download and print this poster, click 2013-14 CHOOSE Poster

New StrongStart schedules

New StrongStart schedules

Following feedback from parents, we have been able to juggle our staffing to improve our StrongStart hours.  Both Duncan Cran StrongStart and Robert Ogilvie StrongStart are now open every morning, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 – 11:30 am.  Please check out the new calendars and drop into our newly renovated centres.

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To download and print this calendar, click FSJ StrongStart SEPTEMBER 2013 – new schedule

 

March Early Learning calendars

March Early Learning calendars

March is coming in like a lamb. I hope the beautiful weather gets lots of families out of the house.  Winter can feel so long here.  But there are many wonderful people at StrongStart and the Rotary Play Centre waiting to cheer you.  The easiest way to get through the winter season with small kids is get outside.  The 2nd best way is to come to our play based, parent participation learning centres.

StrongStart programs don’t run during the school spring break March 18 – April 1.  Rotary Play Centre, though, is only closing from March 25 – April 1.  If you haven’t visited the CDC centre, March 18th – 22nd might be a good week to give it a try.

DCSS MARCH 2013

 

To download and print this schedule, please click Duncan Cran StrongStart March 2013.

 

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To download and print this schedule, please click Robert Ogilvie StrongStart March 2013.

 

March 2013 HHSS Calendar

To download and print this schedule, please click Hudson’t Hope StrongStart March 2013.

Outreach March  2013

To download and print this schedule, please click Outreach StrongStart March 2013.

March 2013 RPC Calendar

To download and print this schedule, please click Rotary Play Centre March 2013.
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To download and print this schedule, please click Virtual StrongStart March 2013

 

February Early Learning calendars

February Early Learning calendars

February can be a challenging month for young families in our community.  I start to feel the weight of winter sitting on my shoulders during this month.  We have Family Day to look forward to this year, but there are active events to get out of the house almost every day of the week.  Getting out is trickier with small children but the reward of finding fun, socializing and engaging in learning activities pays off.   It’s healthy for kids and valuable to parents, too.

  • Visit StrongStart or the Rotary Play Centre.  It’s free and drop-in and can dramatically increase your child’s confidence in group learning environments.
  • Try Families in Motion to learn more about physical literacy, not just to be fit but also to be happy.  Moving bodies are happy bodies.
  • If you’re a dad, uncle, grandpa or family friend, consider trying Daddy and Me events.  If you’re a mom, encourage a male caregiver to give it a try.  It’s free and focused on play.  Play builds relationships and relationships are the pathway to all learning.

PLEASE NOTE THE STRONGSTART CLOSURE ON FEBRUARY 27TH FOR THE PRE-SCHOOL HEALTH ROUND-UP.

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To download and print this calendar, click Duncan Cran StrongStart February 2013

Robert Ogilvie StrongStart February 2013.revised

To download and print this calendar, click Robert Ogilvie StrongStart February 2013

outreach february calendar 2013

To download and print this calendar, click Outreach StrongStart February 2013

HH Feb 2013

To download and print this calendar, click Hudson’s Hope February 2013

VSS Feb. 2013

To download and print this calendar, click Virtual StrongStart February 2013

February 2013 RPC Calendar

To download and print this calendar, click Rotary Play Centre February 2013

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To download and print this calendar, click Families-in-Motion 2013

2012-13 Daddy and Me calendar let

To download and print this calendar, click 2013 Daddy and Me events

6th Annual Parent Conference

6th Annual Parent Conference

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The 6th parent conference is Saturday, March 9th at North Peace Secondary School.  There are a few interesting twists this year.

  • Attend alone or with your children.  You can bring your kids 3+ years and older.  Either register them for child minding (3 – 5 years), enter them in the Fun Fair (6 – 12 years) or attend sessions together (various ages 10+).
  • Attend 1, 2 or all 3 sessions.  No obligation to stay all day.
  • Traditional keynote has been replaced by energizing activities in the gym to stimulate your thinking and “grow” your brain.

And as usual, it’s all FREE!  There are many door prizes and give aways for participants.  Many thanks to our sponsors Success by 6, Children First, Child Care Resource and Referral and School District 60.

There are sessions for many interests including:

  • bullying
  • online safety
  • numeracy
  • art journalling
  • oral language development
  • play based learning
  • quad and outdoor recreational safety
  • physical literacy
  • understanding challenging behaviours
  • AND MANY MORE

Download the registration package for more information then register online.  If you prefer, you can fill out a paper copy and fax it to Pat Lang, 250.785.6123 or drop it off at any SD60 school.

Click here to download the 2013 Parent Conference Registration Package

Click here to register online 2013 Parent Conference Online Registration

 

 

Family Literacy Day Activities

Family Literacy Day Activities

 

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To download and print these posters, click here Family Literacy Day 1   Family Literacy Day 2

Family Literacy Day – 15 Minutes of FUN

Family Literacy Day is January 27, 2013.  The theme this year is 15 Minutes of FUN!  There are some cool events building up to that day for families to enjoy time together.

It only takes 15-minutes a day of having fun to build literacy skills.  The North Peace Literacy Alliance, along with our sponsors, have created 4 events to help families enjoy activities together and enter to win some fabulous prizes!

Event #1 – Take a picture of your family ‘playing’ together with the Family Activity Booklet at one of the participating restaurants and email your picture by January 25 to locfsj@gmail.com to enter for your chance to win $300 worth of restaurant gift certificates.

Event #2 – Take a picture of your family enjoying a family activity such as playing board games or cards, reading a story, sledding, swimming, skating etc… Email your picture by January 25 to locfsj@gmail.com to enter for your chance to win a prize pack worth approx. $250

Event #3 – Write a Family joke, story, poem or comic strip and email it to locfsj@gmail.com by January 25 for your chance to win 4 tickets to the CMT Hit List Tour guest starring Aaron Pritchett at the Encana Events Centre.

Event #4 – Register with the Fort St. John Public Library to their 2nd annual Family Literacy Day Camp-In for your chance to win 4 tickets to the Evolution of Extreme FMX tour at the Encana Events Centre.  Call Morgan at 250-785- 3731 for more information

The Family Activity Booklets will be available in each of the restaurants on Tuesday January 15.  Thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Decoda Literacy Solutions, Fort St. John Literacy Society, Fort St. John Public Library, Encana Events Centre, Mr’s Mike’s Steakhouse and Bar, Tony Roma’s Restaurant and JD Fitzgeralds Pub and Eatery

January is Family Literacy Month

January is Family Literacy Month

The theme for this year’s events is 15 Minutes of FUN!  There will be celebrations around town for the whole month of January until Family Literacy Day on Sunday, January 27th.

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Click here to find out more about Family Literacy Day.

 

The City of Fort St. John has again proclaimed January as Family Literacy Month in the Energetic City, as well as Family Literacy Day on January 27, 2013.

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Click here to read the publicity article from the Alaska Highway News, Take 15 minutes to improve your family’s literacy.

2nd annual FSJ Library Stuffed Animal Sleepover

2nd annual FSJ Library Stuffed Animal Sleepover

The amazing Morgan, has invited another round of stuffies to sleep over at the FSJ Library next Friday.  This year the host is Scaredy Squirrel and it promises to be lots of fun.  But knowing Scaredy Squirrel, it will be VERY safe!

To download this poster, click here Scaredy Squirrel Library Sleepover 2012

Want to see the video from last year’s sleepover with the pigeon.  Click here  .

For more information, contact Morgan.  mpeltier@fsjlibrary.ca  250.785.3731

 

To download the November newsletter, visit the FSJ Public Library website.

 

Illustration Station and Crafternoons

Illustration Station and Crafternoons

These activities are for kids aged 6 – 12. It’s older than my target group but it’s such a series of events that I had to spread the word.  Anything that brings art and self-expression into our lives is worth pursuing.

To print this poster, click here Illustration Station, Nov. 10 with Louise Ruddell

At Illustration Station, a featured artist, Louise Ruddell will be working hands-on with kids to use a combination of ink and water-colour materials to bring their sketches and drawings to life.

This free, drop-in program is for kids aged 6-12 … Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun as well!  Hoping to see you and your imagination there.

Saturday Crafternoons are open to all 6 – 12 year olds, EVERY Saturday at the Library in October and November from 1 – 2 pm.

For more information, contact

Morgan Peltier – Program Coordinator/Children’s Librarian

Check out the Library on Facebook and Twitter.  Just click below for a link.

 

250-785-3731     mpeltier@fsjlibrary.ca