Bear Necessitites for PAT

October 2018

It is Fall!! Crisp weather, pumpkin spiced latte's and football!

I hope you have all gotten into the swing of the year and contacted all your families. Thank you for your patience with VTW - there have been many glitches in it this year and Teresa has been working hard to get everything worked out with them - thanks T!!!

I know you are all working hard and want you to know how much you are appreciated! We are seeing lots of families and making a BIG difference in their lives. You really are making an impact in this community! Thank you for what you do!

My door is always open - happy home visiting!


Required Documentation

Day or Evening???

Please be sure that if a family is a Day family that you offer them day visits. You should ask anyone that has said they are an evening family if they have any day availability. We have too many families still waiting for a parent educator. Please do not offer a day family any evening visit appointments. You may want to check with your evening families to see if they have any day availability as well...things do change!


All families that go through the locked doors are required to be VMS'd in the system prior to going through the doors when we have students in this building. Please be sure that you follow the guidelines each and every time for the safety of all.


The other two new parent educators are both full time. Hannah Vanderpool and Kristen Weldon. Hannah is our Early Head Start PE. Welcome ladies!

Introducing Hannah Vanderpool

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My name is Hannah Vanderpool. I am Married to my High-school sweetheart Keith and we have two dogs Riley and Brady! I graduated from Raymore Peculiar High-school in 2012 and graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2016 with my Bachelors I’m Science and Nursing. I love arts and crafts and fun outdoor adventures.

Introducing Kristen Weldon

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Husband Randy with 3 kids-Carter 11, Ray 6 and Kaylen 3. Previous experience as classroom teacher in LSR7 with 15 years of experience in 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Loves being outdoors, sailing, swimming, mountain biking, running and spending time with family and friends!

Fun idea from Jackie D.

Jackie uses this book to introduce shapes to families. Then she uses their thumb to make spiders on the plate, add eyes and legs then lace with yarn to make web. Look for and talk about shapes you made in your web after reading the book!
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Have you heard of Lawnmower Parenting?

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