Campbell Children’s School, in collaboration with Grandview Children’s Centre, nurtures each child’s unique abilities through programming to develop skills, self-confidence and independence, for a successful transition to the home school.
What's the excitement all about?
Please welcome our newest "student" the iPal robot. The iPal robot will help to further engage our students as they develop 21st century learning skills.
Want to learn more about our new location and the exciting changes happening at GrandviewKids?
Wondering what our students have been up to? Check out our our STEM blog at the link below!
OUR HEALTH POLICY
If your child is ill, please remember to call the bus company, as well as the school. A message can be left on the school answering machine any time throughout the night – 905-576-8403. At Campbell’s we make every attempt to keep the school, students and staff healthy by following the Grandview Health Screen. Families are asked to keep their students home if they have had any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours:
- fever or chills
- new onset cough
- severe unexplained fatigue or pains
- excessive nasal discharge
- diarrhea or vomiting
- open skin wounds or new rash
- other symptoms of infectious illness that could be passed to others while they are at school
We also remind families that if your child is sent home ill from school, we ask that they stay home the following day as well to rest.
Currently at Campbells
June 19th - In support of our year end trip, the staff at Campbells put together a bake sale and coffee shop. Due to the overhwelming generosity of Grandview staff and donations from parents we were able to surpass our fundraising goals! The students have worked so hard this year on their academic and therapeutic goals and deserve to celebrate and have fun!
June 19th - The recipient of the ‘I AM A Promise’ Award has been chosen for this year. Ruth Althouse is the founder of this scholarship and was the Principal of Campbell Children’s School from 1987-2000. This scholarship was created in her honour to support a Grandview clients post-secondary education. We are pleased to announce that Julia Gaidychuk will receive this award.
May 20th - Thanks to a generous donation from the Jays Care Foundation, Campbells has been able to implement Challenger Baseball this year which allows children of all abilities participate in baseball. On May 20th, some lucky families were even invited to watch a Jays game from a private box. Thanks Jays Care!
May 8th - This May 8th was McHappy Day in support of GrandviewKids! McDonald's restaurants throughout Durham chose Grandview as their charity of choice. Thanks to your help we were able to raise over $200,000! Thank you to all who supported GrandviewKids this McHappy Day!
April 29th - Campbells kids care about our earth! Throughout the month of April our students have been learning about different ways to take care of the earth in preperation for Earth Day. We saved up the rain to water our gardens, planted vegetables and trees, and reduced our waste. Here's a picture of the haul of litter our students found when they cleaned up our neighbourhood!
March 27th - Some of our staff have had the opportunity to have training from the Jays Care Foundation in "Challenger Baseball". A donation of adaptive baseball equipment along with specialized training allows all of our students to participate in the sport. Thanks Jays Care Foundation!
FEBRUARY 20th - Throughout our school year we have several visits from Scientist in the School. The focus of our session this month was "Magnetic Magic". Students learned how magnets attract and repel while creating magnetic fish, exploring building with magnets, and pushing cars with magnets attached.
FEBRUARY 14th - UOIT Dance
As part of our ongoing partnership with the UOIT varsity athletes, the UOIT Dance team came in on Valentines Day to spend the morning with our students. While here they taught our students a modified dance which using arm movements. They also performed for us and helped us celebrate friendship and fun with a Valentines dance party!
FEBRUARY 13th - Every year our school invites families to "Wellness Wednesday" in February. Students and families participate in activities that promote health and wellness. Some of the activities presented this year include an obstacle course, yoga, healthy eating and dental hygiene.
DECEMBER 3rd - SENSORY SANTA
The students at Campbell's had a special visitor this week! Mr. and Mrs. Claus were here to check up on our students and to hear their Christmas wishes. Sensory Santa is a great opportunity for our students to get some one-on-one time with the big man without the noise and business that often comes with visiting in a busy mall. Thanks for stopping by!
NOVEMBER 23rd - FAMILY NUMERACY AND STEM MORNING
We recently held a family engagement morning at Campbells. Families were invited to complete numeracy and science activities with their child and help bridge the gap of learning between home and school. Scientist in the School put on a great workshop called "Math+Science=Fun" that had all the students and families involved, thanks for coming!
NOVEMBER 15th - UOIT WOMEN'S HOCKEY
This month for "Ridgeback Days", the University of Ontario Women's Hockey Team joined us for the morning. The athletes engaged students in hockey skill building and challenged them to a game, the Campbells kids won as usual of course!
NOVEMBER 12th - CAMPBELLS IN THE COMMUNITY
In recognition of remembrance day, our students spent time creating poppies for the Oshawa Thrift Store which has a store front in downtown Oshawa.
OCTOBER 31st - HALLOWEEN AT GRANDVIEW
The students at Campbells were treated to a special event at Grandview! Grandview staff dressed up and handed out treats to the students of Campbells. The students practiced their high and low tech communication skills as they interacted with staff throughout the centre. This is a great yearly event that allows some students who aren’t able to trick or treat in their neighborhoods due to accessibility the chance to participate in Halloween. Check out this great group photo of staff and students!
SEPTEMBER 27th - TERRY FOX WALK AND ROLL
Our students participated in fundraising and had a walk in the community in support of our yearly Terry Fox Walk and Roll. This event is always a great opportunity to discuss courage and perseverance with our students as they work hard in therapy to reach their own goals.