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My Computer Stopped Working

Your computer is under warranty for 1 year. If your computer breaks or stops working please contact the HP warranty number at 1-800-334-5144. Do not email Merry Go Round staff, they are unable to help with technical issues.

When is my assignment due?

The assignment is due March 31st, 2016.

What happens if I move or change my phone # or email?

If you move or change your contact information please email info@merrygoround.ca with your name and your current information. If you move and you change schools, you must contact MGR.

How do I find Kids, Cops & Computers on social media?

Please contact us through any of the following social media outlets.

  • Twitter – @kidcopcomputer
  • Facebook – Kids, Cops & Computers
  • Instagram – @kidscopcomputer
  • Youtube – Kids, Cops & Computers
  • Flickr

Can I play games, download music or movies onto my computer?

Yes, you can play games and download music or movies onto your computer. Please be careful as downloading allows for viruses to get into your computer.

Word Processor

To download a free Word Processor, please go to www.openoffice.org and follow instructions.

Lead & Learns

Attendance of Lead & Learn sessions are not optional (illness is an exception) and an absence of a session will result with the return of your computer to MGR. If you miss a Lead & Learn session, you must ask your teacher or another student in the Program for information on what you missed.

Assignments

The assignment is due March 31st. Late submissions will NOT be accepted and you will be asked to return your laptop.The topic of the assignment is about something you have learned in your Lead & Learn sessions. Please do not email MGR asking for the Lead & Learn session topics, we must be fair to all students and cannot give the topics to you.

Downloads

Our Code Of Conduct

Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation (MGR) expects students to be responsible when accessing the Internet and abide by this code of conduct. Inappropriate use of online access by participants will result in removal from the Program, removal of the computer, and/or legal action.

Personal Safety Rules

  • Never reveal information about your or someone else’s personal identity (such as your name, address, phone number, age, physical description or school) to strangers whom you may encounter online or on a public website.
  • Never reveal your personal password(s) or those of anyone else.
  • Never send a picture of yourself, another person or a group over an electronic network without prior informed permission of all the individuals involved and, in the case of minors, their parents or guardians.
  • Report immediately to a parent, police officer or teacher any message or request that you receive that bothers you or that suggests personal contact with you.
  • Never publish the specific dates, times and locations of your activities to public forums where strangers might access the information.

Unacceptable Sites and Materials

  • On occasion, users of online systems may encounter material that which other users, parents or staff might consider inappropriate or offensive. It is the responsibility of the individual user not to intentionally access such material. If such material is accessed by accident, the incident must be reported immediately to a parent, police officer or teacher.
  • MGR is committed to meeting obligations under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Code by providing safe environments that respect the rights of every individual. Discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated. It is not acceptable to knowingly access sites, which contain material of a discriminatory or harassing nature.
  • As a participant of the Kids, Cops & Computers Program, you will not knowingly access, upload, download, store, display, distribute or publish any information that:
  • Is illegal or that advocates illegal acts or facilitates unlawful activity;
  • Threatens or intimidates any person or suggests violence, hatred or discrimination toward others;
  • Uses inappropriate and/or abusive language or conduct;
  • Contains inappropriate religious or political messages;
  • Violates or infringes the rights of any other person according to the Ontario Human Rights Code, or the Canadian Charter or Rights and Freedoms;
  • Is racially, culturally or religiously offensive;
  • Encourages the use of controlled substances, participation in an illegal act or uses the system to incite criminal actions;
  • Is of a defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane, pornographic or sexually explicit nature;
  • Contains personal information, images or signatures of individuals without their consent;
  • Constitutes messages of sexual harassment or which contains inappropriate romantic overtones;
  • Attempts to hide, disguise or misrepresent the identity of the sender.
  • If you Cyber-bully you will lose your laptop!

KCC Kids Give Back: How do I start?

  1. You need an idea!

You can raise funds however you like and can be as creative as you want as long as your Principal is supportive of your idea. Here are some ideas to get you started.

 

  • Art Auction
  • Bake Sale
  • Book Sale
  • Candy Grams
  • Car Wash
  • Casual or Dress-Up Days
  • Coin Collection
  • Cookbook Sale
  • Craft Sale
  • Dance
  • Fun Fair
  • Garage Sale
  • Giftwrapping at a mall
  • Haunted House
  • Karaoke Party
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Talent Show
  • Treasure Hunt
  1. You need a goal!

Think about how much money your event or activity can raise. Consider how much you are going to charge for your items or activities and then multiply that by the number of participants or customers you think you’ll have.

Share your goal with the school so that everyone knows what you are aiming for and can encourage you along the way. Update your school community with announcements and a fundraising thermometer that lets everyone know how close you are to achieving your goal.

  1. You need a plan!
  • Pick a date, time & location
  • Decide what you are going to call it
  • Make a list of things that need to be done to prepare and decide who is going to do each one
  • Schedule regular meetings or emails to update each other on your progress and ensure everything is being taken care of
  • Decide who will do what (and when) during your Kids Give Back fundraiser
  1. You need a photo op!

Kids, Cops & Computers wants to celebrate when Kids Give Back. We will use your photos on our website, share them on social media and include them in many of our publications. We’d love to be invited to attend your event or a cheque presentation to receive the proceeds.

Be sure to take lots of photos!

  • Photos of you planning and preparing for your Kids Give Back fundraiser
  • Photos of your Kids Give Back fundraiser in action.
  • Share them on social media using the hashtag #KCCkidsgiveback. You can find us on twitter and Instagram at @kidcopcomputer
  • Email your favorites to kayla@merrygoround.ca

 

What do I do when my fundraiser is over?

  1. Celebrate!

You worked together to give back and help Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation support even more kids through the Kids, Cops & Computers program!

  1. Show us the money!

Invite us to attend a Kids Give Back cheque presentation

Funds can be submitted by cash or cheque (payable to Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation).

  • Cash can be submitted to us in person, either at your school or at our office.
  • Cheques can be mailed to our office.
  1. Cross your fingers!

You may be a winner!

Inspiration

Inspiration is a celebration with all the students on the Kids, Cops & Computers Program that takes place in May or June! It is a celebration of all you have accomplished this year!

You will receive more information about it from your teachers closer to the date.

Grades 8 – 12

Scholarships are now CLOSED! Recipients will be contacted by May 20th, 2016 with further information. Thank you for all the submissions!

Kids, Cops & Computers (KCC) offers a scholarship program, designed to recognize and reward students currently in grades 9 to 12 who have demonstrated outstanding community citizenship activities. We believe that active community citizenship is vital to the health and well-being of our neighbourhoods, and further helps the students in our program gain the experience and self-confidence needed to succeed in their futures. Eligible activities performed for the Ministry of Education’s volunteer requirements (40 hours) can be used towards this scholarship. The scholarship will be  is open to all grade 9 through 12 students in the KCC program. A new scholarship application may be made each academic year.

Selection: If no applications are received no scholarships will be awarded. If the selection panel does not feel the quality of the applications meets our expected criteria, they may award less than five scholarships. Recipients will be selected by Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation based on the criteria listed below. This is not an academic scholarship (based on highest scholastic achievement) but marks may be used to evaluate finalists.

Applications are closed. Recipients will be emailed by May 20th, 2016. Be sure to check your email.

Criteria:

  1. Applicant must be a current participant in the Kids, Cops & Computers program.
  2. Applicant must be a full-time student, enrolled in Grades 9 through 12.
  3. Applicant must demonstrate a positive involvement in the community.

Some tips to completing the application:

  1. Student Information – Please complete all fields.
  2. Activity Summary – In point form, provide a list of your extracurricular and community activities. Click here to see a list of possible volunteer activities. Include the time frame these activities occurred, and a brief description of the activity you completed. Provide dates and estimated hours spent in these activities.(e.g., 3 hours per week, September 2014 to November 2014). Do not include any paid positions.
  3. Essay – In 500 words, describe in your own words what you have learned from your volunteer experience. How did your community involvement make a difference?
  4. Academic Record – Please include copies of your two most recent report cards. Report cards must show your grades and your class average for each of your subjects.
  5. Reference Letter(s) – A minimum of one letter of reference is required from a teacher, a school administrator, counselor, or individual with knowledge of the applicant’s experience and involvement (these cannot be a family member). Include a phone number and email address for your reference(s).

For more information, please contact us at (647) 559-2747

Check back in the new year for new & exciting online Programs for Kids, Cops & Computers!

What are the kids saying?

“I would like to thank you for giving me a free computer! It has helped me so much with school work and getting assignments done at home. Now I have more access to the internet and my whole family has more access to a computer. This computer will help me in the future and I want to thank you again for changing my life!”