Lakeview Montessori staff and students love to give back to those in need! This year we’ve made donations to the Downtown Mission, Hiatus House, The Children’s Aid Society, Terry Fox Foundation, We Care for Kids, and items such as chickens, education, water and food supplies with the Tanzania School Foundation, just to name a few.
We are excited to share with you our charity of choice for the end of this school year, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus. On Fridays, Lakeview staff are invited to wear jeans for a cost of $2.00 and Student Council is always working with us looking for charities to support.
On June 29th, 2017 at 2:00pm, Ron Foster, Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications and Philanthropy Executive Director, Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation and his team, will be joining us at the school during our Fun Fair for a cheque presentation. We have also invited the Windsor Star, Snapd Windsor and will be sending in our story to the Tecumseh Shoreline. If you are interested in helping us grow the amount of the donation, please feel free to contact Ms. Kristin in the office for details.
We look forward to celebrating the last day of school with you at the fair and thank you for being a part of our giving back program!
History: The Regional Modified Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit opened in 1982 at the Salvation Army Grace Hospital in Windsor. This occurred when Perinatal Services in Ontario were regionalized as a result of the Ministry of Health’s 1978 Provincial Committee Report.
During its first year, NICU admitted 250 patients. Currently, the NICU cares for over 800 infants. The NICU (Level III) is designed to care for newborns with selected high risk problems requiring intensive monitoring and observation. The NICU can also provide transport for critically ill newborns to and from other tertiary care centers. Early Intervention Services were structured to include appropriate care for infants with complex problems and early detection of potential difficulties; an example is hearing screening, ophthalmological screening and ultrasonographic screening. Staff and parent education are vital to the daily care of infants.
A Neonatal Follow-Up Program is available for the pre-term population. The parents are enrolled in the program with infants born at 33 to 35.6 weeks gestation. The purpose of the program is to monitor and evaluate growth and developmental milestones, review any medical problems and discuss any anticipated long term outcome issues. The program is offered to new families over a two-year span, staring at term and ending at a corrected age of 2 years.