Barrie Block Parent®
MARCH 2010 NEWSLETTER March 2010/ Issue# 2

In this issue:

  • Welcome!
  • Celebrate with Us!!
  • Schol News
  • Website Information
  • Volunteers still Needed
  • Did You Know?

Welcome PC Butler & PC Franke!

We would like to welcome our new Police Liaisons PC Angela Butler & PC Karl Franke from Barrie Police Service! It is wonderful to have such enthusiastic representation from BPS on board with our program, and we look forward to working with them!


We have reached 100 Block Parents in our city! Thank you to everyone who has become a Block Parent® and referred others to do the same! We have truly made great progress over the last year and couldn't have done it without you! Keep up the great work!!


We are very excited to announce that the SCDSB & SMCDSB have approved the distribution of Block Parent® post cards in our schools! We have already had a great response from most principals in the city and have received many phone calls and new applications!

We are currently awaiting approval to deliver a short presentation to students in our schools for all three school boards and are hoping you can help! The presentation is a basic PowerPoint slide show that takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. We will be providing training to our volunteers once we receive the go-ahead from the School Boards. If you'd like to help, or more information please call us at (705) 734-1596 or email


Our website is up and running and we're making every effort to make being a Block Parent® in Barrie as easy for you as possible! Visit to view our site and just how easy it is to submit your Personal Information Changes (ie: address or phone #) and Incident Report Forms electronically! All of the information you need to know about being a Block Parent is available on the website. Please tell your family and friends about the Program and our website. Should anyone have any questions please contact us!


We are currently in need of a new Block Parent® Secretary!

The Board typically meets from 7:15pm-9pm on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss progress and new endeavors. If you can spare 2 hours each month and are interested in becoming our new Secretary we'd love to hear from you! Please send an email expressing your interest to We look forward to hearing from you!

We are always looking for extra bodies to help out at special events that we participate in through out the City of Barrie. If you are able to donate some time here and there we would love to hear from you. Please send us a quick email to be added to our Available Volunteer List. You are under no obligation to participate, but we would greatly appreciate it!


Did you know you are able to leave your sign in your window overnight? If you are home and willing to answer the door should someone need your assistance, no matter what the time, you are more than welcome to leave you Block Parent® sign in the window!



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