Divinity Family News

September 2015

Welcome! Welcome back!

I am so happy to see so many families back on campus. In addition to advertising the events listed below, I also want to alert you to some community resources that might be helpful.
  • Looking for a child care facility? Check out these resources at Yale's work-life program. You will find an online listing of facilities, a link to a site that reviews local facilities and pre-schools, as well as information about Au Pair/Nanny services and summer day camps.
  • Need a part-time or occasional babysitter? Check out the Yale Babysitting service for students (undergrad and grads) that are interested in some part-time or occasional babysitting opportunities.
  • Two facebook sites in particular are recommended for ongoing information--our own Yale Divinity School Families site and also the Yale Grad Bulldogs with Pups site. The McDougal Center, which supports grad and prof students with programming and other opportunities hires two family programming fellows that will plan monthly activities for families. Like that facebook page so you don't miss a thing!
  • Need help finding the right resources to balance your school and home life? Stop by or make an appointment with Susan Olson. I'm happy to help, and have a good knowledge of local resources that might help fit your needs. Stop by in Seabury, or for a specific appointment, sign up for a time on divlink (the career site).

I'm looking forward, with joy, to the year ahead!

Susan Olson

Cool Local Kid-Friendly Opportunities of the Month!

Yale Figure Skating Club's ice skating lessons

Lessons for children 3-adult are available at Yale's Ingalls Rink beginning September 19. Saturday morning and Sunday late afternoon sessions are offered. Registration and information sessions are scheduled for Saturday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to noon, or Sunday, September 13 from 4-6 p.m. Check out their site for more details.

Fore! Low cost golf lessons for local children

For just $35, your child can take golf classes at the local Alling course. Children need no equipment for the classes. For more information check out their site.

Story Time and More at the New Haven Free Public Library

Students with local addresses are welcome to become members of the New Haven Free Public Library, located right on the green in downtown New Haven (with other branches throughout New Haven.) The cheerful children's room offers regular events, a collection of books to check out, and even the option to check out discounted or free tickets to local attractions (zoo, aquarium, museums, etc.) Of particular interest are Music and Me class demos (for toddlers/pre-schoolers) on September 9, Wednesday baby lap-sit hours and Thursday stay and play story hours. Check everything out online.