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Dates to remember:
23rd: Back to School
24th:PlayConnect Resumes
26th: Australia Day
27th: Office Closed

It's a New Year and the hectic time of year when we have to shop for back to school items, buy new uniforms and attempt to cover Multiple School books with contact .Some of you may have Children moving up to High School this year or starting School for the first time or the kids are just moving up into a different grade at School. Here are some tips to help make the first day back a little bit easier.

  1. Contact teachers ahead of time to discuss where your child was at the end of the last school year, and additionally what activities and progress you’ve made throughout the summer. Communication is key!
  2. Trust that your child will be fine on the first day. The energy you give off will greatly impact how your child perceives their first day back to school. Stay cool, calm, and collect.
  3. If it’s your child’s first day at a brand new school, be sure to schedule a visit before the first day. Familiarizing yourselves with the school will help in building that level of comfort. Take a video or pictures, then practice what’s where at home!
  4. There’s no lying that during the summer months we all love to sneak in those couple hours of extra sleep in the mornings. In the weeks approaching school, try and begin waking up earlier and earlier. Adjusting your child’s sleep schedule is so important. This way, you can avoid any sleepy, grumpy, or over-tired children during the first week of school.
  5. With the approach of the school year, all parents worry about their child making friends or the possibility of bullying. Review with your child how to react if being bullied. Make them feel comfortable about talking to you regarding this subject.
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Donation from Live Life Pharmacy Gracemere
A Big Thank you to Tom at Live Life Pharmacy in Gracemere for their very kind donation to the Umbrella Network in December.
Christmas Party 2016

We celebrated the end of a successful year, with our Annual Christmas Party. This year the party was held at the Frenchville Sports Club oval and featured Inflatable Soccer, Bushcraft and spearthrowing, Karaoke, sensory playdough and visits from Lightning McQueen, Batman, Stormtrooper and the Ghostbusters and of course, no Christmas party would be complete without a visit from Santa. The evening finished with an outdoor movie.
We would like to say a Big Thank you to the following people and Business who contributed to making this day a big success:
The Frenchville Sports Club, CQ Ghostbusters, Alliance of Regional Costumers, Amanda- Karaoke, Letitia- Sensory Playdough, Kim Falconer, Wayne - Kindy Sport, Paul - Lightning McQueen, Rockhampton Bowls Club and Malachi,Jessie and Micah from Rocky Instincts. 
Kids Fishing Fun Day
On the 11th January 2017, we held another successful Kids Fishing Fun Day in conjunction with Extreme Fishing Solutions in Yeppoon. These days are always a lot of good fun for the Children and the Adults. Lots of Fish were caught and the children learnt new skills.
Thank you once again to John and Amanda at EFS for hosting these days. Our next Fishing Fun  Day is on Sunday 26th March. Bookings are essential and will book out quickly. Be sure to check out our facebook page for details.
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Bulk Billing New Psychologist
specialising in Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD, Adults and Children.
Bulk Billing Paediatrician 
Contact the below Services directly to make an appointment. See flyers  
Upcoming Workshops
Book in early, to avoid disappointment.
Please note that you may be able to use your funding to pay for this workshop.
Upcoming Groups and Activities
PlayConnect Playgroup
Playgroup starts back on the 24th January 2017
MineCraft Clubs
Lego Clubs
Mum's Night Out

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