Community Nights start off the year at Franklin Elementary

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The Haut-Saint-Laurent Community Nights are continuing their mission to support citizens with the first of four events happening throughout the year. Franklin Elementary will be opening their doors to visitors in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The school is located at 1410 route 202 in Franklin. The date is Wednesday, October 4th.  Doors open at 4:30 pm greeting visitors with a ton of information about their local services and activities available to them. A spaghetti dinner will be offered free to visitors up until 6:30pm. A free drop-in daycare service will be available for children 0-7 years, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm.

Violet’s Houses
The 0-5 Network which brings together partners connected with early childhood in the Haut-Saint-Laurent will be on hand with their animator, Violet, to make the official public launch of the Violette Homes and offer activities for the children. This initiative will, among other things, allow families with children 0-5 years of age to easily access resources that are available for their toddlers. For more information, and to meet Violet, come see us there.

Vaccination campaign
Infections with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infections. In Quebec, vaccination against HPV have been recommended for girls since 2008. The Provincial and Federal Health program are now vaccinating grade 4 boys as of September 2016.  For more information about this initiative, a nurse will be available to answer your questions/concerns.

The Haut-Saint-Laurent Community Evenings are intended as an opportunity to cultivate a sense of belonging in our communities by stimulating community development and creating networking opportunities for its citizens, with no fees attached. This event also allows opportunities to continue to forge common links between the French and English population as well as between agencies and citizens in general. Over twenty organizations will be present; their missions offering information ranging from sports and recreation, transportation, health, culture, communication and environment, not to mention the proposals of courses and offers of support in community and economic development.

The partners behind the organization of these events are the New Frontiers School Board (NFSB), the Community Learning Centres (CLC), the Commission scolaire de la Vallée-des-Tisserands (CSVT), the Community Development Corporation (CDC) of Haut -Saint-Laurent, the Municipalité regional de comté (MRC) du Haut-Saint-Laurent, the integrated health and social services center in the Montérégie-West (CISSSMO) -territory of Haut-Saint-Laurent, the 0-5 Network, La Bouffe Additional; Leahy Orchards and the Montérégie-West Milk Producers.

Finally, a huge thank you to the management, staff and the students of Franklin Elementary School for their hospitality and their contribution to the success of the evening.

Franklin Elementary School
1410 Route 202, Franklin
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Information :
Jayme McClintock  jmcclintock@nfsb.qc.ca
Kim Wilson    kwilson@nfsb.qc.ca

Source: Anick Lacroix