Our Learning Coach Newsletter - Apr., 2016

A Refurbished Computer at No Cost to You

Dates for Free City of Ottawa Disposal Sites

Show your BHC Spirit!
Tuesday April 14th is Pajama Day. Wear your most comfortable outfit.

Wednesday April 15th is Science Day and Crazy Hair Day. Inspired by Einstein? Maybe. There will be a little science fair for the little ones, and at the same, everyone is encouraged to do nothing, or way too much, to their hair.

Thursday April 16th is Dodgeball Day. Enough said. Sign me up!

All you have to do is ask
All it takes is a small amount of time

The Ontario Health Study is one of the largest long-term health studies in Canada. Since 2010 over 230,000 Ontarians have taken a short online survey to help researchers better understand the causes of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes, and to develop new ways to prevent and treat them. If you live in Ontario and you're 18 years or older, you're eligible to participate. A small investment of your time today will help to improve public health for generations to come.

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The Ottawa Public Library is a great place for families to visit

Teaching and encouraging a love of reading is one of the most valuable gifts you can give to your child. Before television and computers, reading was the primary leisure activity for many people. However, today, with so many other entertainment possibilities available for children, it's much more important for parents to spend time reading to their children and encouraging them to read for themselves because reading is a skill that needs to be practiced constantly. It is also an essential skill for success in school and life. That's why a membership in the Ottawa Public Library is so useful for you and your child.

In addition to being able to borrow books for free from its extensive collection, the Ottawa Public Library also operates used book stores in a number of their branches, including the Carlingwood Branch.

New Resources for Moms and Dads

Parenting in Ottawa is a new Website initiative of Ottawa Public Health.  It allows you to explore such issues as: Becoming a Parent & Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Youth, and Immunization.  It has up to date health news and tells you where to go to get services. 
It takes constant care to be safe online

NEVER share your passwords and ALWAYS select a complex password of letters, numbers and symbols.

After completing any sort of financial transaction online, make sure you sign out of the website and clear your internet file/cache.

Before giving your credit card number or other financial information to a business, make sure that their website is protected and secured. Look for a lock symbol located somewhere on the browser or make sure the URL begins with https://.

Chain letters and phony investment schemes try to win your confidence with false promises of incredible returns - they're only after your personal and/or credit information.

Today the vast majority of young people in Canada use social networking websites such as Facebook. Identity thieves can take simple information such as your birthday or your pet's name as clues to common passwords and steal your identity.

(Online Protection Advice supplied by the Ottawa Police Service.)
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