ORANGE SHIRT DAY ~ September 30, 2014
In honor of residential school survivors and victims, orange shirt day is a day to create discussion about the traumas of residential schools and the effect they had and continue to have on First Nations people. Click HERE for more information on Orange Shirt Day activities.
September Family Breakfast
WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR AT STEP BY STEP!
On Friday, August 22nd we held a Meet and Greet for families and teaching staff at the Center. Teachers briefed families on the daily routine of the classroom and filled parents in on what their children would do throughout the year. Families were able to tour the classroom and the rest of the building to get to know where they and their children will be spending time in the new year.
The first day back for the new year was August 25th. Returning children started on the same day with new children were scheduled on a staggered basis to ease their transition to their new environment. Children made their way around the classroom trying out the many activities prepared to welcome them to their new classroom. They met their teachers and made some new friends!
Step By Step was the recipient of the proceeds of a Pro Am golf tournament at Kanawaki Golf Club which took place on July 23rd, 2014. We are so grateful to have been considered to receive $24,000.00 that we will use to continue to provide quality services to Kahnawake children and families. Nià:wen Kanawaki!
Kanawaki Golf Club Vice President Daniel Anber and Club Manager Steve Pert dropped
by Step By Step to present the cheque to Debbie Delisle Giasson, Executive Director.
Leaving Ceremony and Family Picnic 2014<
Celebrating 25 Years (and more)!
Step By Step has certainly grown in the past 30 years since the 7 founding famliles first opened their arms and doors to welcoming children and families of Kahnawake. Before we knew it, we had over 50 full time/permanent staff and were providing services to over 160 children and families! Human Resources and the rest of the Management Team worked together this year to develop a recognition celebration for years of service. Starting with Suzi Deer Diabo, who celebrated her 25th anniversary alongside Step By Step in 2008, this year we celebrated 4 other staff. Education Assistants Darlene Goodleaf and Barbie Marquis both celebrated 25 years in 2011. This year Colleen Jacobs, our Child and Family Support Worker, and Debbie Delisle, Executive Director celebrated 25 years of service to Step By Step's Children and Families. Congratulations Suzi, Darlene, Barbie, Colleen & Debbie! We look forward to having you all as part of our family for many more years to come!
(Above left - Board Chairperson Patricia Deer presenting to Debbie Delisle).
(Above right - Debbie Delisle presenting to Colleen Jacobs).
(Above left - Debbie Delisle presenting to Barbie Marquis).
(Above right - Debbie Delisle presenting to Darlene Goodleaf).