Everything has changed – our priorities, our routines, and the way we live. While COVID-19 has separated us physically, we are more determined to stay connected with you. Please remember, even though we’re apart, we are in this together.
Support from the Ontario Government
Learn about funding that families can apply for if you have children who are not in school or child care because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Find out if you are eligible and how to apply here.
Be aware of scams
A reminder that, while there are a number of avenues of support, please be aware of scams during this time. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has compiled a list of the reported scams for people to be aware of. Please have a read and remain alert to these types of scams.
Help is available
- If you are feeling anxious or would like any support, please call 211! Ontario 211 Services is a non-profit agency which provides a connection to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services though the phone online channels to all Ontario residents. You can call them or contact them through email or live chat through their website.
- Morneau Shepell has created a free online app – WellCan – which offers easy access to an extensive range of free resources to support mental health. This service is available to everyone, and during this time of uncertainty, you will be able to find useful information and tools for you, your families, and your friends.
A poem, by Abeer M., our student from Anderson Mississauga
Corona, listen to me,
Anderson students are doing all right.
With true guidance, we study
With pride, we progress day and night.
Corona, are you trying to stop us?
Do you think we will give up?
Sorry to disappoint,
but your job will be really hard!
Corona, listen to me,
Your solo army did not divide,
You have made us
eager and dynamite
We are the Anderson family
We are the Anderson army,
Fighting until the end
Make masks at home
It may be difficult to find face masks at this time, here is a link to how to make a mask at home. This could be a fun activity to try with your children!
Seven wonders – a short story
A group of school children was asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of The World.” Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:
1.Egypt’s Great Pyramids
5.Empire State Building
6.St. Peter’s Basilica
7.Great Wall of China
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The little girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there are so many.” The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help.” The girl hesitated, then read, “I think the “Seven Wonders of The World” are:
1. To see
2. To hear
3. To touch
4. To taste
5. To feel
6. To laugh
7. To love
The room was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous. A gentle reminder – that the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.
The Anderson College Team