Welcome To H.O.P.E. Playgroup
HOPE is a co-operative playgroup for families with young children (infant – 5 years) that are Greek Orthodox and Members of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa.
The objective of HOPE is to lead our young children into a living, active relationship with our Orthodox faith and Greek heritage. The events, which are all selected to be age-appropriate, allow plenty of opportunity for free and structured activities, as well as excellent social interaction for the adults who are required to accompany the children.
The group meets every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in our Church Hall (basement). HOPE is run by volunteers so we ask that everyone contribute to the following routine tasks that must be done each Tuesday morning:
$75 /family for PAID Hellenic Community Members
$150 /family for NON-PAID Hellenic Community Members
A drop-in fee every time you attend of $3 per family for paid members of the Hellenic Community and $5 for non-paid members.
Accepted methods of payment for membership fees include cash, interact, Visa, MC, AMEX or cheque payable to: Hellenic Community of Ottawa. (Membership to the Community can be paid at time of registration.)
The Hellenic Community supports all the youth groups under the umbrella of the Church financially with an annual budget, which allows the fee to be as minimal as possible. All incoming monies go toward the purchase of snacks, juice, toys, craft supplies, as well as payment of any fees for special guests and field trips throughout the year.
|9:30 - 10:25||Free Play|
|10:25 - 10:30||Toy clean up & hand washing|
|10:30 - 10:40||Snack Time (nut-free snack and juice provided)|
|10:40 – 10:45||Snack clean up|
|10:45 - 11:00||Circle time|
|11:00 - 11:20||Craft Time|
|11:20 - 11:30||Post-Play Clean up|
|Septmber 11, 2012||First Day of Playgroup|
|October 30, 2012||Costume Party|
|December 18, 2012||Christmas Party|
|December 25, 2012||NO PLAYGROUP- Christmas break|
|January 1, 2013||NO PLAYGROUP- New Year’s Break|
|January 8, 2013||Playgroup Resumes|
|February 12, 2013||Valentine’s Day Event|
|March 12, 2013||NO PLAYGROUP – March break|
|April 30, 2013||NO PLAYGROUP – Holy Tuesday|
|May 7, 2013||Easter Party|
|June 18, 2013||Last Day of Playgroup|