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Orillia Learning Centre 9th Annual Coat Drive - Accepting Donations Now!http://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/32Orillia Learning Centre 9th Annual Coat Drive - Accepting Donations Now!<p>​The Orillia Learning Centre is teaming up with the Simcoe Alternative SS (Orillia Campus) and the Champlain Seniors Service Club, in partnership with Fabricare Cleaning Center (Orillia) on the 9th Annual Winter Coat Drive. Donations of gently used winter coats can be dropped off from Oct. 9 to Nov. 30 during regular business hours at the following locations:<br></p><ul class="sizeable" style="background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Learning Centre, Orillia Campus - 575 West St. S., Unit 15, Orillia<br></li><li>Fabricare Cleaning Centre - 36 Front St. S., Orillia<br></li><li>Wihlidal Family Chiropractic - 349 West St. N., Orillia<br></li></ul><p>All coats will be cleaned prior to distribution. Coats are needed in all sizes (infant, child, teen and adult), but especially for small children and men’s large. Please note that fur or leather coats cannot be accepted because of specialized cleaning requirements.<br><br>All donated winter coats will be distributed at no charge to Learning Centre students, Simcoe Alternative SS students and to Orillia and area residents from Nov. 19 to Dec. 21, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orillia Learning Centre. Remaining coats will be donated to community resource affiliates.<br></p><p>View the <a href="/Documents/CoatDrive2018.pdf">coat drive poster</a>.<br></p><p>Information: <br>Bev Burton<br>Learning Centre, Orillia                                           <br>705-325-9279 ext. 45628<br></p>
Mandarin and Spanish Programs Update - International and Indigenous Languageshttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/31Mandarin and Spanish Programs Update - International and Indigenous Languages<p>​We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the International and Indigenous Languages Mandarin and Spanish Programs – we have received over double the number of registrations we received last year!</p><p> Unfortunately, we have to delay the start of these programs. Our anticipated start date is October 13, 2018.  </p><p>Thank you for your patience while we complete the hiring process for qualified Mandarin and Spanish instructors. Parents of students registered in these programs will be contacted by phone and/or email. For more information on the program, visit the <a href="http://thelearningcentres.com/elementary-student/international-languages-after-school-program">International and Indigenous Languages Program page</a>.<br></p>
International and Indigenous Languages Program Updatehttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/board-news/93International and Indigenous Languages Program Update<div><strong></strong><strong><br>Cancelled classes:</strong></div><div><br></div><div>We are very excited about the start of the International and Indigenous Languages Program. Unfortunately, we have not received enough registrations to start the following language classes: </div><div><br></div><div><em>Barrie</em> – Farsi, Ojibwe, Urdu and JK/SK Russian (grades 1-8 classes are running)</div><div><em>Bradford</em> – Arabic, Farsi, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese</div><div><br></div><div>We will continue to promote these languages and in the event that we get enough registrations, we will contact you with a new start date. </div><div><br></div><div><strong>Delayed Start:</strong></div><div><br></div><div>We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the International and Indigenous Languages Program. Thank you for registering your children!  Unfortunately, we have to delay the start of the following languages while we complete the hiring process for additional language instructors:</div><div><br></div><div><em>Barrie</em> – Spanish (planned start date: Saturday, September 29, 2018)</div><div><em>Bradford</em> – Mandarin (planned start date: Saturday, September 29, 2018); Dari (planned start date: TBD)</div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
PSW Information Session - Orillia - August 20, 2018 at 1:30 pmhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/30PSW Information Session - Orillia - August 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm<p><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Interested in becoming a Personal Support Worker? Attend an Information Session at the Orillia Learning Centre on August 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  The next Orillia full-time class tentative start date is September 12​, 2018.</span>​​</p>
PSW Information Session - Barrie - August 2, 2018 at 5:30 pmhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/26PSW Information Session - Barrie - August 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm<p><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Interested in becoming a Personal Support Worker? Attend our Barrie Learning Centre Information Session on August 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm.  The next full-time class tentative start date is ​​​​August 27, 2018.  The next part-time class tentative start date is September 4, 2018.</span>​​</p>
PSW Information Session - Bradford - August 7, 2018 at 1:30 pmhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/27PSW Information Session - Bradford - August 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm<p><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Interested in becoming a Personal Support Worker? Attend our Bradford Learning Centre Information Session on August 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  The next full-time class tentative start date is ​​​​December 10, 2018.</span>​​</p>
PSW Information Session - Alliston - August 9, 2018 at 1:30 pmhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/28PSW Information Session - Alliston - August 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm<p><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Interested in becoming a Personal Support Worker? Attend our Alliston Learning Centre Information Session on August 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  The next full-time class tentative start date is ​​​​December 10, 2018.</span>​​</p>
PSW Information Session - Penetanguishene- August 15, 2018 at 1:30 pmhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/29PSW Information Session - Penetanguishene- August 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm<p><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Interested in becoming a Personal Support Worker? Attend our North Simcoe Learning Centre Information Session on August 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  The next full-time class tentative start date is September 4, 2018.</span>​​</p>
PSW Information Session - Orillia - July 9, 2018 at 1:30 pmhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/24PSW Information Session - Orillia - July 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm<p><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Interested in becoming a Personal Support Worker? Attend our Orillia Learning Centre Information Session on July 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  The next full-time class tentative start date is ​​​​September 12, 2018.​​​​​​</span>​​</p>
PSW Information Session - Penetanguishene- July 11, 2018 at 1:30 pmhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/25PSW Information Session - Penetanguishene- July 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm<p><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Interested in becoming a Personal Support Worker? Attend our North Simcoe Learning Centre Information Session on July 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  The next full-time class tentative start date is ​​​​September 4, 2018.​​​​​​</span>​​</p>