What’s Up Online?

ImageMerlyn Horton, Executive Director of Safe Online Outreach Society (SOLOS) is offering a FREE workshop focused on emerging trends in online youth culture, high risk activities online, and Internet safety tips and resources. This workshop focuses on providing tools for parents, foster parents and youth 13+ on Internet literacy and safety information.

This presentation takes place at the Central Library (Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level) on 350 West Georgia Street on Tuesday, March 6th from 7:00-8:30pm. Admission is free and there will be free pizza. Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments. Register by Friday, February 24th at event@plea.bc.ca.

Presented in partnership with, The Vancouver Public Library, The City of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and The Vancouver Community Action Team (VCAT).

For more information please contact VPL – Literature and Social Science at 604-331-3738.
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Jericho Kids Club! Read All About It!

Have you heard the word?!  Jericho Kids Club is considered to be a low priority for inspection among Metro Vancouver daycares.  The Vancouver Sun has initiated a Daycare Series to share information about Vancouver’s daycares with local parents and families.  The Series entails a semi-daily profile of a recently inspected daycare in the region – positive or negative.  These written features will blow your minds!  Check out the links below for more info and even take a second or two to search Jericho Kids Club to see our report yourselves!

Pink Eye…Dread the Spread

During this past week, children and staff at Bayview school and Bayview JKC have been treated for Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis). Pink Eye can spread in areas where people live, work, and play closely together. If you are around someone with Pink Eye, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly and often! This condition can be treated with antibiotics and eye drops. If your child has Pink Eye, please refrain from having him/her attend school or daycare (as advised by your physician) so that the spread of pink can be hindered!

Stranger Danger

How prepared is your child if he/she is approached by a stranger? 

On January 19th @ 4:30pm, a Bayview student was confronted and then pursued by a man unknown to the neighbourhood.  The man is described as in his early sixties, gray hair, 5’7″-5’9″, overweight and wearing a white long sleeved shirt (neoprene-like) with light coloured pants.  The student was alone when approached/chased by the man and ran to the nearest adult for help.   A safety alert has been circulated around Bayview and General Gordon schools.

Please use this incident to refresh your child on stranger danger and what protocol he/she should execute if he/she should be in such a situation.  Also, please remember that our winter months allow darkness to fall much earlier so please make sure your child walks home with at least one other person as safety is in numbers.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s safety in his/her school or neighbourhood, please contact your child’s principal or talk to your neighbours.

Get your dose of The Dailey Method

The Dailey Method is opening soon in Vancouver’s west side and ready to help you get into the best shape of your life!  The Dailey Method is a unique combination of ballet barre work, core conditioning, stretching and orthopedic exercises. 

This challenging one-hour class effectively strengthens, tones and lengthens the entire body.  Light weights are utilized to define the upper body while mat and ballet barre work to target the thighs, seat and abdominals.  After each muscle group is worked, through repetition using a small range of motion, it is alternately stretched to lengthen the muscles.  Through this process, one’s body alignment and posture will be improved.

FRIDAY EXPRESS CLASS SERIES – child care available during this class!

Try a Friday 45-minute Express Class.  Experience The Dailey Method in a condensed format to meet your busy lifestyle.

*Class will be modified to accommodate the absence of the ballet barre.

January 8, 15, 22, 29 | 12:15pm – 1:00pm | Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (Kits House) 2305 – 2325 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC

To register, call Jey @ 604-290-3238 or email vancouver@thedaileymethod.com

Hats, Hats, Hats!

girlsWe have been very lucky with our forecast of absolute sunshine!  Because of the beautiful and striking weather, please make sure that your child is wearing a hat.  JKC has provided each child with a hat that must remain at the Centre at all times so that the hat is not misplaced, forgotten, etc.  As a back-up, we ask that you pack a hat with your child on a daily basis in the case that your child’s JKC hat has been lost.  If your child is without a hat, JKC is selling supplemental hats for $5 each. 

Hats are mandatory as we we are strong advocates of sun safety and we appreciate family and community support of our sun safety policies.  Thank you for helping us help you!