LSR7 PAT Newsletter

December 2022

LSR7 Parents as Teachers

LSR7 Parents as Teachers is a FREE and VOLUNTARY program available to any family with a child pre-natal to pre-kindergarten living in the LSR7 district boundaries. Our program offers home visits, developmental screenings, resource connections, and group connections. Follow us on any of our social media platforms or sign up today on our website!

End of the year reflection

As we wrap up another year, we want to say THANK YOU to all of our families that stuck with us during the last two crazy years and the new families that have joined us. We can't do what we do without you and we appreciate you letting us partner with you on this parenting journey.

Shout out!

5 year old King Young, a Parents as Teachers participant, called 911 after his mom, Jalessa, went into unexpected early labor. Welcome to the world, Prince, and well done King! See the full story below:

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/national/5-year-old-in-missouri-praised-for-quick-thinking-when-mom-suddenly-went-into-labor

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From our Library

Developmental Screenings 3-5 years old

If you have a child aged 3-pre kindergarten and want to sign them up for a developmental screening where we offer a FREE hearing test, FREE vision screening, FREE articulation screening from a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, and a developmental screening where motor, language, cognitive and social-emotional skills are assessed, please use the following link:

https://gbeec.lsr7.org/programs/parents-as-teachers/pat-developmental-screenings

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Conscious Discipline Corner: I love you ritual

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (actions)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

(Hold child’s hands up high, touch fingers and twinkle)

What a wonderful child you are!

(Bring arms down to rest on each other’s shoulders)

With bright eyes and nice round cheeks,

(Touch near child’s eyes and cheeks)

Talented person from head to feet.

(Swing child’s arms up to his head and down to his feet)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

(Twinkle fingers together again)

What a wonderful child you are!

(Smile and hug)

Resource Connection: Charlie's House

Charlie's House was established and serves as a resource for families seeking safety and injury prevention information. As a result, the mission to prevent accidents and injuries to children in and around the home is fulfilled through increased safety awareness, public education, and the distribution of safety devices.. They have a safety home in downtown Kansas City that you can visit, or check out their virtual home here: https://www.charlieshouse.org/virtual-safety-demonstration-house

Upcoming Group Connections sponsored by LSR7 PAT

Game Night

Thursday, Dec. 1st, 6:30-8pm

905 Bluestem

Lee's Summit, MO

Join us for a night of game playing! There will be old, familiar favorites and new games to explore! Come play a game with your child(ren) and learn about the benefits of playing games. This event is for families currently enrolled in the PAT program and/or have a child attending a GBEEC classroom. Additional information below:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i69MdpqZNaBWra4feq_X4QX7FEdEhjia/view?usp=sharing

In the Community: MCPL

Mid-Continent Public Library has so much to offer! From weekly storytimes geared for different ages (babies, toddler, preschool) to special events. Check out some of those special events highlighted below and more on their website: https://www.mymcpl.org/events

Early Learner Grow a Creator: Winter Crafts

Saturday, Dec. 10th, 2-3:30pm

150 Northwest Oldham Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO

Get out of the cold and create some fun winter crafts as a family. Beginners and more experienced crafters will find enjoyment at this early literacy-focused program.


Registration REQUIRED: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/80614/early-learner-grow-creator-winter-crafts

MCPL Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Friday, Dec. 16th, 10am

2240 Southeast Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO

Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a special trip from the North Pole to read a holiday story. After the story, children may sit on Santa's lap for photos.


Registration REQUIRED: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/76803/storytime-santa-and-mrs-claus

Happy Kwanzaa!

Friday, Dec. 23rd, 10am

2240 Southeast Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO

Learn about the origin, music, and rich significance of Kwanzaa. Brother John will bring this intergenerational holiday family tradition to life!


Registration REQUIRED: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/76805/happy-kwanzaa