December 11, 2020

Delta Family Center - Weekly Notes and News

DFC/BELA Preschool Holiday Spirit Week

You are invited to join BELA Teachers & DFC Staff in a little holiday fun! All activities are optional. Wishing everyone a joyful holiday season!
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Christmas Break December 21, 2020 - January 4, 2021

There will be NO SCHOOL for PreK-12 for all Delta County School December 21, 2020 - January 4, 2021. School will resume on Tuesday, January 5th.

Delta Family Center Offices will also be closed for the Christmas Break. We are looking forward to a safe and healthy holiday season.

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Chance to Help a Family in Need

Delta Family Center is teaming up with the Delta Police Department, the City of Delta, Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, Partners of Delta, and other area agencies to “Believe in the Gift of Giving” by hosting a Delta Giving Tree program.

Ways that you can help:

Adopt a family!

Donate new unwrapped toys!

Donate wrapping paper and tape!

Donations can be dropped off at any of the above locations. If interested in adopting a family, please fill out the form below or contact Erin at 874-9517.

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Delta Family Center se está asociando con el Departamento de Policía de Delta, la Ciudad de Delta, la Cámara de Comercio del Área de Delta, Socios de Delta, y otras agencias del área para "creer en el regalo de dar" al albergar un Árbol de donaciones de Delta programa.

Maneras en las que puede ayudar:

¡Adopta una familia!

¡Done juguetes nuevos sin envolver!

¡Dona papel de regalo y cinta adhesiva!

Las donaciones se pueden dejar en cualquiera de los lugares mencionados anteriormente. Si está interesado en adoptar una familia, complete el formulario a continuación o comuníquese con Lupita al 874-9517.

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Message from Delta County School District

UPDATED DCSD Guidelines - Department of Public Health & Safety Guidelines Please refer to the following document on guidance on when your child is ok to go to school. At-home screenings should be happening at home prior to coming to school.

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BELA Weekly Class Newsletters

Our BELA classroom teachers are hard at work putting together weekly newsletters for their families. They are working on emailing or printing these for you to have each week.

If you have not yet received a newsletter or talked to your teacher about how you would like to get your child's class newsletter, please let them know ASAP. If you need additional supports, please contact Angela Feder, Director or Lisa Mock, Assistant Director at (970)874-9517

BELA Preschool Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Menu

For complete menus for the year, please visit DCSD and follow the link to Preschool Breakfast & Lunch. Snacks are offered for BELA Transition, Full-Day and Extended Day Classrooms ONLY. If you have questions or concerns about your child's meals, please call Angela Fedler at (970)874-9517.
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Backpack Program Exchange Dates!

The Backpack Program is Coming Your Way! Each BELA class should receive a PowerAnnouncer as to your date and time for pick up. Families should have also hear from our wonderful Backpack Ladies with details about their exchange during their week.

Outlying Delta County Families: When it is your exchange week, the Backpack Ladies will be in our big white van from 11-1pm in partnership with each community's elementary school.

Delta Area Backpack Exchange: January 5 - 8, 2021

Ms. Jessica & Ms. Angie

Ms. Tammy & Ms. Rachel

Ms. Carmen & Ms. Gia

Ms. Jessie & Ms. Lupita

January 11 - 15, 2021

Ms. Cindy & Ms. Danielle

Ms. Christina & Ms. Cendy/Ms. Maria

Ms. Tina & Ms. Mimi

Ms. Sara/Ms. Kaitlyn & Ms. Stacy/ Ms. Jessi

Ms. Shannon & Ms. Misty

Ms. Tiffini/Ms. Morgan & Ms. Em/Ms. Emily

If you are NEW to the Backpack Program, please follow the link below to fill out a short form and watch a short required "Box Talk" prior to picking your first Backpack Box.

If you have questions, please call (970)874-9517 and ask to talk to the Backpack Office. See you all soon!

Backpack Program Virtual Box Talk

Required for all NEW Backpack Families prior to getting your first box.

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Delta Family Center Family Resource Center

Our Family Advocates are ready and working at the Delta Family Center main office and can be reached during normal operating hours. If you or your family have been directly impacted by the the COVID-19 pandemic, we may have financial resources to help. Please stay tuned to our page on Facebook and Weekly Notes and News for updates and information. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call us at 874-9517 M-F from 7:30am-4pm.

Do you need help with your energy bill?

Call today to find out if you qualify for assistance with your energy/heating bill! The Family Resource Center Staff may be able to help! (970)974-9517
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Are you in need of School Supplies?

If you or someone you know is in need of school supplies for a students grades K-12, please contact our Family Resource Office at (970)874-9517. We have many wonderful, NEW, donated school supplies for ALL ages.

Bright By Text

Bright by Text

As families with young children find themselves home around the clock and seeking creative ways to keep their children safe and engaged, consider Bright by Text. Bright by Text provides developmentally appropriate tips and activities for free, delivered right to a caregivers phone. Bright by Text also partners with many Colorado organizations to deliver local resources such as library story times, parent education classes and more. The text messaging service delivers actionable information from trusted early childhood experts to parents and caregivers of young children — from prenatal to age eight, in English & Spanish — to support healthy child development and build strong, resilient families. Caregivers can sign-up by texting BRIGHT to 274448 or going here:

Parents As Teachers

If you or someone you know who has a child aged 0-5 and is interested in a phenomenal parenting partnership program, look no further than Parents As Teachers. PAT is an evidence-based home visiting model that promotes early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. (

Delta Family Center Resource Office has openings for YOU to start this journey TODAY! Call us to find out more information 874-9517 or email us at

Delta Family Center Website

Check out our website for up to date information on programs, news, and how to contact us!

Click Here for our Delta Family Center YouTube Channel

Visit our very own YouTube channel for videos to enhance your preschooler's day and parenting experience!

Delta Family Center

The Delta Family Center has been serving families since 1992 and is comprised of: The Backpack Program, The Backpack Early Learning Academy (BELA Preschool), and The Family Resource Center. The Backpack Program is FREE and open to all 3-5 year olds in Delta County. The BELA Preschool has locations in Delta, Hotchkiss, Paonia and Cedaredge, with a partner preschool in Crawford. The Family Resource Center provides numerous child and adult activities through a variety of services. Please call us for more information. (970)874-9517