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Now’s the time to set a morning routine It’s 9 a.m. Where are the kids? Are they still sleeping after yet another wonderful late summer bedtime? Or

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But all too soon school will be back in session and the kids need to be up, dressed, organized and out of the house in the early morning. If you want your mornings to be relatively stress free, you will need to start thinking about the school schedule about a week before the first day of school. Working the family back to earlier bedtimes is a process and just won’t happen in one night. First, think how much sleep your child needs. If he has been staying up late and then just sleeping until he awakens, how many hours does he usually sleep? Now you know how much he needs. This may have changed over the summer because he could be maturing and need a bit less sleep or the opposite can happen if he’s in a major growth spurt. The trickier question is what time he needs to get up in the morning. How long does it take him to get out of bed, fed and dressed? Some kids are very slow and need extra time, so take that into consideration. So now you have your goals. You have determined a bedtime and a wake-up time. Start by talking to the kids and explaining the need to

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set a bedtime. Make it a process, backing up the time in increments. It’s a good idea to arrange for some exercise during the afternoon so that the kids just may be tired a bit earlier. Getting them up is another challenge. They are used to lolling about, so being told to get up and get moving will not be greeted with joy. So plan a morning activity so that there is actually a reason to get out of bed. Haven’t made it to Science World yet this summer? This is a great opportunity. If the kids love shopping for back-to-school, make it a morning outing, maybe followed by lunch. By the first day of school your kids will be on schedule. Children function best when there is a routine. Even teens, who are particularly grumpy in the morning, benefit from a plan. As a matter of fact, the more you hate

mornings, no matter what your age, the easier it can be with a plan. Then you can simply sleepwalk through the steps and at the end of it walk out the door ready to face the day. There is no right routine, only the one that works best for you. Many families find that doing some preparation in the evening is a lifesaver. Have breakfast ready to go, cereal and bowls on the table, coffee ready at the flick of a switch, and juice ready to pour. The same works with lunch. Having all the ingredients ready to be put together for lunch beats staring at the fridge trying to figure out what to prepare. School-age kids can make their own lunch with some guidelines about the variety of foods they need. You can lay out clothing the night before and have backpacks filled and waiting at the door. Get yourself up a bit earlier. Shower and dress in quiet and comfort before the

children are out of bed. The few minutes of lost sleep are worth it. You may even get to have your coffee before you leave for work. Leave the TV turned off. Kids do not need to watch TV before they head to school. It’s distracting and causes them to want to sit and watch rather than get ready for the day. I have heard of some families who play rousing music in the morning to get everyone going. There are lots of little ways to make mornings work for you. Think about your family, think about the morning moments that are pure hell and then plan to avoid those moments. Involve the whole family in the plan and be prepared to make adjustments in the first weeks of school. It won’t be perfect. But, you can decide that you are going to arrive at work in a good mood, ready to work, and your children are likewise going to head to school in a good mood, ready to learn. Kathy Lynn is a professional speaker and author. To read more, sign up for her newsletter at parentingtoday.ca.

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We inspire, teach, entertain, encourage and nurture. Our reward, and yours, is a child who’s engaged and focused – a child who’s ready to face the future with pride and confidence. Take the first step with Brightpath. It’s the journey of a lifetime.

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Montessori Preschool / Kindergarten AM or PM Extended Day Program (9 am to 3 pm) Montessori Full Day Program ( 7 am to 6 pm) Before & After School Care ( 7 am to 6 pm) Kinder Care AM & PM • Infant & Toddler Program Choice of: 5, 4, 3 Day Programs

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LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO TAKE YOUR FAMILY? Maplewood Farm is a great local destination. There’s plenty of free parking, a chance to see and interact with domesticated animals up close and learn about farming practices old and new. It’s an unbeatable family day out.

Open Year Round Daily April through October November through March closed Mondays ONLY Open all Statutory Holidays except Christmas, 10am - 4pm VIEW WITH

Royal Academy of Dance to Solo Seal • Montessori Full Day Program • Montessori AM/PM Preschool • Montessori Kindergarten • Out of school care

• Languages, phonics, reading and writing • ESL • Mathematics,science • Biology, History, Geography • Music, Drama, Dance & Movement • French • Sport Ball • Chinese

Highly qualified teachers attending to small groups of children, helping your children grow academically, socially, and emotionally in a very safe environment. VIEW WITH

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Modern/Contemporary Jazz/Lyrical Musical Theatre/Voice Hop Hop Tap Acrobatics

Courses for ages 2 and up with the finest instructors. Registration 4-7pm Tuesday to Friday September 3 to 6

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(just off Dollarton Hwy., east of Ironworkers Memorial Bridge)

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Maplewood Farm, where children’s story book characters come to life.


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COMMUNITY&LIFE

Battery safety tips Literacy and learning

Devices requiring rechargeable batteries are everywhere: smartphones, power tools, small appliances and even children’s toys. Because they are so common, it is easy to forget that these devices and their chargers may create fire hazards. On June 8, a house fire in North Grenville, Ont. involved a malfunctioning battery charger that overheated and caused over $200,000 in damage. A $450,000 house fire in Kingston, Ont. in March resulted from using a battery charger with the wrong kind of battery. “A battery fire could happen if a device with a defective battery is left unattended and it overheats,” said Jack Smith, president of the Canada Safety Council, in a press release. “Also, wireless devices should be kept away from anything that could catch fire, like a bed, pillows, or papers.” To safeguard your home

and personal safety, the Canada Safety Council has the following recommendations for the usage of rechargeable batteries and battery chargers. • Locate your battery recharging station in a safe area, such as a tabletop clear of any other objects – never near anything flammable. Be careful not to overload any power bars or outlets. • Whenever possible, recharge batteries while you are present in the home. Have a working smoke detector in the room where the batteries are being recharged, and make sure a fire extinguisher is nearby if needed. • Shut off battery-powered devices, such as laptops and tablet computers, when they are not in use. • Do not leave laptops, tablets, cellphones or similar devices unattended on couches or beds, or in other areas where they may overheat and come into contact with potentially flammable

materials. Ensure good air circulation around devices at all times. • Make a habit of removing old batteries from your home at least once or twice a year. Check with your municipality for hazardous waste collection sites, or drop-off sites at retail stores. • Check for battery recalls on Health Canada’s Consumer Products Safety website, located at http:// www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/ advisories-avis/index-eng. php • Never put non-rechargeable batteries in a battery charger. Recharge rechargeable batteries using the correct charger. • When recharging batteries, do not mix brands of batteries. For example, recharge Duracell batteries together in one batch, and Energizer batteries in another. Do not recharge Duracell and Energizer batteries together. • In your devices, do not mix rechargeable and disposable batteries.

CLASSES FOR ALL AGES AND STYLES NOW OFFERING TUMBLING, VOICE & BURLESQUE

New friends, interesting books and English practice in a fun environment — the Terry Fox Library’s Adult Learner Book Club aims to combine all of those facets. The group meets next on Sept. 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. and adults upgrading their reading

skills or learning English are welcome to join. The books discussed vary according to the reading levels and interests of the group. All adult learners including those for whom English is their second language are welcome. For more info, call 604-927-7999.

PORT COQUITLAM SKATING CLUB

Come Skate With Us! 2013-2014 SEASON

REGISTRATION DATES: Call or e-mail for more registration options

September 7th, 10am-2pm

Held in person at the Port Coquitlam Rec Centre in the lobby. We will have our coaches on site for any questions you may have.

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Call or email for further info " Canskate " Canpowerskate " Junior Academy " Introduction to Synchro

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Fall Classes begin September 9th Register at the studio: Wednesday August 28th 5:00 - 8:00 6:00 - 8:00 Tuesday September 3rd th 5:00 - 7:00 Wednesday September 4 11:00 - 1:00 Saturday September 7th

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#278 – 3355 North Road, Burnaby (near Lougheed Mall)

Call: 604-422-8900 Email: dance@darcelledancers.com

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Enter the #LougheedB2School contest > Come to Lougheed Town Centre and you could WIN a MacBook Pro, iPad, or Samsung Galaxy S4. > Like us on Facebook to enter our weekly $100 gift card giveaway. > Details at Guest Services and online.

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CALENDAR

WEDNESDAY, AUG 28 Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development

Committee and Terry Fox Library staff team up to host a Family Play and Learn event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Coquitlam Centre, 2929 Barnet Hwy. in Coquitlam. The session’s theme is “Under the Sea” and stories, songs and crafts will be offered as part of this free program. No registration is needed.

THURSDAY, AUG 29 Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre

Branch, hosts an Internet searching class from 7 to 8 p.m. at 1169 Pinetree Way. Registrants must be comfortable using the Internet, entering an address in the address bar, and scrolling up and down a page. Registration is required for this free program. Call 604-554-7330.

SATURDAY, AUG 31 Mundy Mudthudders meet for a walk

around Mundy Park at 10:30 a.m. Meet at the western edge of the park by Como Lake Village, near the trailhead at the foot of Regan Avenue, where street parking is available outside Hillcrest School’s parking lot. For more info, e-mail mundymudthudders@yahoo.ca Redeemed Christian Church of God hosts a free community picnic and barbecue at Loins Park, 2300 Lions Way in Port Coquitlam, beginning at 2 p.m. Foods, drinks and kids entertainment will be offered. Info: 604-710-4754.

SUNDAY, SEPT 1

Tri-City Chinese Canadian Association hosts a community picnic at Galloway Park, 3404 Galloway Ave. in Coquitlam, from noon to 3 p.m. The event will feature a barbecue and

light refreshments. All are welcome. For more info, e-mail vincent.wu@shaw.ca.

TUESDAY, SEPT 3 Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and

Awareness Group (PCCN Coquitlam) holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Those experiencing prostate problems are urged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. There is no charge, although donations are accepted. Info: 604-936-8703 or 604-936-2998.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 4

201 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps GRILSE hosts its annual registration and information night at the Old Mill Boathouse in Rocky Point, 2715 Esplanade Ave., Port Moody at 6:30 p.m. Designed for kids and teens 12 to 18, sea cadets learn about boating, communications, leadership, citizenship, naval/maritime awareness and more. Info: www.grilse.ca. Terry Fox Library invites children and caregivers to a pyjama storytime session from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. Storytimes include books, songs, fingerplays and flannel stories. Info: 604-927-7999. Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier Branch, hosts a workshop on “transmission meditation” at 7 p.m. in the Nancy Benett Room, 575 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. No experience in necessary for this free workshop. Info: 604-720-7433. Kiddies Korner Preschool hosts teachers Jennifer Durkin and Rachel Guvi, who will lead a workshop called “The Value of Play,” at 7 p.m. at 2211 Prairie Ave. in PoCo. Admission is $5 at the door. For more info, call 604-941-4919. Hyde Creek Watershed Society holds its

monthly general meeting, 7:15 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam. Member Isaac Nelson will host a short presentation on fish welfare. Members of the public are invited to attend. Info: www.hydecreek.org.

FRIDAY, SEPT 6 Stroke Recovery Association of BC —

Coquitlam Branch meets at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speech therapy, exercise and music will be offered. Info: Margaret Hansen 604-927-6093.

SUNDAY, SEPT 8

Colony Farm Community Gardens Society invites gardeners to tour the community gardens at 3:30 p.m. See what’s growing as we move into fall, learn about the soil and organic pest management techniques. Meet at the south parking lot on Colony Farm Road near the pagoda. Info: 604-936-7423.

MONDAY, SEPT 9 Tri-Cities Municipal Pension Retirees

Association, District #25, meets at 11 a.m. at Pasta Polo Restaurant, 2754 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam. All recipients of the municipal pension plan are welcome. Terry Fox Library screens Peter Mettler’s film, The End of Time, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. as part of the library’s ongoing World and Documentary Film night series. Info: 604-927-7999. Tri-City Photo Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the drama room at Port Moody Secondary, 300 Albert St. in Port Moody. Newcomers and veteran photographers can share tips and their passion for photography. Info: www.tricityphoto.ca

SHARE Family & Community Services, a non-profit organization that has provided service and support to vulnerable individuals and families in the Tri-Cities for more than 40 years, is looking for a Director of Development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Resumes will be accepted until September 9th, 2013.

around the ins and outs of Craigslist from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. Learn how to place and ad, techniques for searching and how to contact sellers. Info: 604-927-7999.

THURSDAY, SEPT 12

Tri-Cities Caregiver Program holds a caregiver support meeting at the Maillardville Community Centre, 1200 Cartier Ave. in Coquitlam, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All caregivers are invited to attend: Info: Karen at 778-789-1496. Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre branch, hosts reps from Helping Hands & Heart In-Home Care Services from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Company reps will outline the services they provide, along with tips on caring for family members with physical limitations or other disabilities. Call 604-9374155 to register for this free program. Tri-City Christian Women’s Club hosts a Women’s Connection Luncheon starting at noon at the Executive Inn, 405 North Rd. in Coquitlam. A fall fashion show and guest speaker will both be featured. To reserve a space, call Frieda at 604-937-7198 by Sept. 9

FRIDAY, SEPT 13 Tri-Cities Caregiver Program holds a care-

giver support meeting at the Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam All caregivers are invited to attend. Terry Fox Library hosts the Adult Learner Book Club, for those for whom English is a second language. Come upgrade your reading skills, make new friends and practice English in a fun environment, from 2 to 3 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam.

The IUOE 115 Training Association operates a 40 acre training facility with recognised credentials in over 20 trades, keeping our members competitive and employed.

QUALIFICATIONS

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send your resume, along with a cover letterthat clearly describes how your background meets our requirements, to: Martin Wyant SHARE Family & Community Services c/o martin.wyant@sharesociety.ca

WEDNESDAY , SEPT 11 Terry Fox Library offers a free seminar

The IUOE 115 plays a key role in placing trained workers on site, meeting the needs of Canada’s growing industrial economy, and securing those who build it.

cultivating effective relationships with key stakeholders, including: • donors • sponsors • employees and volunteers • community leaders • developing and implementing fundraising and foodraising events and campaigns • leading staff and volunteers • 5 to 7 years of fundraising experience with three years of demonstrated success developing and implementing comprehensive development programs; • track record of success in special events, direct mail, soliciting major gifts • financial skills • strong communication and presentation skills • certification as a fundraising professional would be considered an asset • relevant post-secondary degree

Contact The NOW

Phone: 604-444-3451 Fax: 640-444-3460 Email: events@thenownews.com

The IUOE 115 represents over 11,000 skilled workers throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. We are part of North America’s largest, strongest, and most established trade unions.

Director of Development Want to make a big difference for vulnerable children and families in the Tri-Cities?

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The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 4333 Ledger Avenue, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5G 3T3 1.888.486.3115 www.iuoe115.com



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