What a Welcome to the Neighbourhood!
Well, it sure has been a whirlwind this past fall season at KNB Learning, and we have this great community to thank for that! Since our Grand Opening in early September, we have had such a positive response from the families who have come through our doors, looking for fun and educational after-school programs for their children.
It is such a pleasure to walk down our hallway and hear the excited voices coming out of the classrooms. Classes are rarely quiet at KNB - and we don't want them to be! All that energy is positive and creative! Besides, how do you stay quiet and still when you are building LEGO® Robots or creating in the world of Minecraft? How do you NOT get excited when you have just programmed a cool app, or a video game? And it's hard not to be loudly proud when you have just uploaded a newly edited video onto your YouTube channel!
KNB Kids do all this and more in their weekly classes.They are learning with every activity, every challenge, every game they create here. The skills they are learning are giving them a valuable edge in the very competitive academic arena of our education system! And the best part is - they are having SO MUCH FUN while they learn!
That fun is a key to their success - they remain engaged in the lessons and in applying the knowledge and skills they are learning. In the process, they are developing many valuable, transferable skills for their future!
As the end of the fall season approaches, we at KNB Learning would like to thank you, the members of this lovely community, for the interest you have shown in our programs, and your support. Teaching your children is a real pleasure - they are committed, determined, and clever kids!
I would just like to leave you with a quick reminder that our Winter Registration for after-school Classes (mid-January to March) and Winter Camp (January 2-5) is now open. Register soon, as space goes quickly. Registration can be done quite easily online, at www.knblearning.com . If you have any questions, you can call Cathy at 647-832-2229 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
LEGO FUN DAY
I also want to invite everyone to our LEGO Fun Day Fundraiser for Type 1 Diabetes, on November 12th, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Since November marks Diabetes Awareness month, what better way to celebrate the heroes that fight this disease day in and day out than by playing with LEGO!
There will be a spinning wheel, with a variety of prizes to be won.
Everyone can build, everyone can play, and best of all, all proceeds will support Trillium Health Partners' Paediatric Diabetes Camp Fund.
Trillium Health Partners believes that early investment in children's health can greatly improve long-term health and well-being. Your support of the LEGO Fun Day Fundraiser will help send Type 1 diabetic children in our community to Diabetes Summer Camp. These are kids who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Summer Camp. Additionally, Diabetes Camps give children and youth the chance to be kids - not identified or burdened by their diagnosis. The campers get a much needed break from the daily tasks of diabetes, particularly in the mental-emotional realm, where they feel like the norm, and not the exception.
So please, give what you can, and come ready to HAVE SOME FUN!!!
Remember that we can only accept CASH donations, and don't forget to bring smaller change for a chance to win prizes on the spinning wheel!
PLEASE NOTE: LEGO® and food do NOT mix well together, and for the safety of many of our students with allergies, we do not allow food and drinks in our Centre. Since the event runs after the lunch hour, please eat before or after your time with us. This will keep the LEGO® safe for children with allergies, and clean for everyone to play with!
Diabetic low treatments are exempted, but must be entirely nut-free.
SPEAKER SERIES, TOPIC - DYSLEXIA, ADHD, AUTISM
Lastly, on Saturday, November 18th, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., we are bringing in a wonderful guest speaker for our KNB Learning Speaker Series. Beth Shier, of Dyslexia and ADHD Alternatives of Oakville, and Autism Solutions of Ontario, will share her insights into Autism, ADHD, and Dyslexia with parents and family members who have children with these diagnoses, or who watch their child struggle in their day-to-day life and just want some answers as to why. There is no cost for this event - it is our give-back to the community - but we do ask that you RSVP if you would like to attend, by email at email@example.com .
We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events! And thank you, once again, for welcoming KNB Learning into the community - we looked long and hard for a place to settle down before choosing our location at Ford and Royal Windsor, and the wait was well worth it!