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Programs

School Council helps facilitate several programs at our school. See below for more information about each and how you can contribute.

Milk Program - contact School
School Council does NOT handle the Milk program at our school - that is coordinated by the office and information is sent home about when Milk (white and chocolate) sales are available through School Cash Online - usually twice a year. Volunteers in Gr. 6 serve as Milk Monitors and count out the milk orders for each class each day to be picked up for second break.

Nutrition Program Grants
Mohawk Gardens is able to offer our nutrition programs thanks to grants provided by Halton Food for Thought, Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington and President's Choice Children's Charity

Donations Welcome
We appreciate the regular food donations we receive from St. Elizabeth's Anglican Church. Special thanks to IKEA Canada for donating several sets of plates, bowls and cutlery in 2017. We also welcome food and supply (e.g. Nutrigrain bars, plastic spoons) donations for our program. Contact mgpscouncil@gmail.com.

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington
In 2017-2018 Mohawk Gardens Public School was proudly accepted to participate in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington campaign "Choose to boost veggies and fruits." Due to grant funding, we were able to offer the veggie/fruit of the week during our breakfast and/or snack programs at the school. We were also able to host an ActiveChefs night at our school and create a cookbook for our school. Mohawk Gardens also participated in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington campaign to Power Off and Play!. We offer Technology-Free zones in our school and we support the MG Neighbourhood Play Group which was established by one of our parents. More info is available online at: http://www.healthykidsburlon.ca/ and https://www.facebook.com/HKCCBurlington/

Breakfast Club
Served Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 8:20 am in the west hallway by the library - open to all students. Volunteers start preparing food at 7:30 am in the Snack Room, distribute the food in the hallway and then do clean up after until about 8:45 am. We are very fortunate to have the support of volunteers from Cargill Canada, RBC and the Rotary Club of Burlington but we can always use volunteers, especially on Monday mornings. We also need assistance with grocery shopping and donations are welcome too.

Snack Program
Served weekly on Tuesday at first break (10 am) to all classes in the school. 2-3 volunteers prepare the trays from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. A tray with a snack such as pita and hummus, tortilla chips and salsa, apples and croissants, etc. is delivered to each class for them to snack on 'freely' during both breaks. Trays are then delivered back to the Snack Room for washing from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm by another team of volunteers. We also need assistance with grocery shopping and donations are welcome too.

Sandwich Program
Prepared weekly on Monday mornings from 10:30 am to 11:30 am for the rest of the week. Available to all students who do not have enough to eat or forgot their snacks/lunch. Choices include: Turkey & Cheese or Ham & Cheese sandwiches as well as a selection of veggies and fruit, yogurt, applesauce, granola/cereal bars, etc.

Lunch Program
Served weekly on Wednesdays at second break (12:25 pm) to students who have submitted orders through Lunch Box Orders online for Pizza Pizza, Boston Pizza, Mr. Sub and Pita Pit, plus special vendors like Kelly's Bake Shoppe. 2-3 volunteers prepare the orders and deliver them to the classrooms and then stay in the Snack Room to handle any concerns/questions and take back returned delivery containers.

Cookie Day
Students can pre-order their Terra Cotta Cookie Co. cookies through School Cash Online for upcoming Cookie Days. 2-3 volunteers prepare the orders and deliver them to the classrooms and then stay in the Snack Room to handle any concerns/questions and take back returned delivery containers and forms.

Popcorn Day
Students can pre-order their Kernels Popcorn bags through School Cash Online for upcoming Popcorn Days. 2-3 volunteers prepare the orders and deliver them to the classrooms and then stay in the Snack Room to handle any concerns/questions and take back returned delivery containers and forms.

Tuck Shops
Students can bring change to purchase treats (popcorn, cookies, candies) from our mini-concession stands on special days announced in advance. Volunteers are needed to help setup, sell and cleanup after the tuck shop.

Kindergarten Mentoring Program
Are you a new JK parent/guardian? Do you have any questions or need some guidance/advice/tips? We have some wonderful SK parents who have offered to be mentors to our JK parents and can chat with you in person or by phone, text or email. Please contact mgpscouncil@gmail.com if you would like to be connected with an SK parent from your child’s room.

Birthday Book Club
Each MGPS student receives a Scholastic Book, a pencil and a sticker on (or close to) their birthday. Summer birthday packages are distributed in June. We have a volunteer parent who orders the books for us through Scholastic Reading Club.