LSR7 Parents as Teachers

November 2022

LSR7 Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is a free, voluntary program offered to all families with children pre-natal to pre-kindergarten living in the LSR7 school district boundaries. We offer home visits, developmental milestones, group and resource connections.
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Parents as Teachers Day

Parents as Teachers Day is November 8th! If you have a picture, story, or quick compliment to share with your parent educator, please email them to susan.conard@lsr7.net. We are so very lucky to have some of the best parent educators here in LSR7 and look forward to celebrating them November 8th!

From our Library

Cold and Flu Season

With cold and flu season upon us, we want to remind families to please let your parent educator know of any symptoms that may be contagious (cough, fever, sneezing) in an effort to keep everyone healthy. Our goal is to always keep the health and safety of our families and parent educators as our primary focus. With that in mind, we are a funded program and cancelations make it very hard for our program to run at maximum efficiency. We will continue to offer in person visits as long as everyone in the home is healthy. If necessary, we also offer virtual home visits in the event of minor illness, quarantine, or other health related concerns. We know virtual is not best practice, and we strive to always be in the home, but as we enter this cold and flu season, we would like to be sure we are able to meet the needs of your family as well as the requirements of our program. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your parent educator.

Community Resource

The Lee's Summit Police Department utilizes this database if they are supporting a person who is unable to speak or properly identify themselves, or if they become disoriented or may act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders or law enforcement officers.

The system includes a current digital picture, demographic information, and caregiver contacts. If a police officer encounters a person in the Take Me Home system, the officer can query the database by searching by name or by the person’s physical description. Once the individual’s Take Me Home record has been located, the officer has the information at hand to appropriately assist the person.

Parents can sign their child(ren) up using this link: https://cityofls.net/police-department/programs-and-services/take-me-home-program

Ages 3 to Pre-K Developmental Screenings

We are still offering developmental screenings for children ages 3 to pre-kindergarten. These screenings include a FREE vision test, a FREE hearing test, and a FREE developmental screening. If you or someone you know who lives in the LSR7 district boundaries is interested, follow the link to sign-up: https://gbeec.lsr7.org/programs/parents-as-teachers/pat-developmental-screenings

Conscious Discipline Corner

November's "I LOVE YOU" RITUAL:

Jack be noodle (wiggle arms)

Jack be stiff (stiff arms)

Jack come over and

Hug me quick! (hug)

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Game Night

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

905 Bluestem

Lee's Summit, MO

Join us for a night of fun! There will be several different age-appropriate games for you and your family to play. Come learn the value of playing games and discover some new (or old) favorites! This event is geared toward children ages 2-5.


For more information:

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

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FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS

There are lots of community events taking place over the next several weeks. Check them out:


11/9/22: Burr Oaks Nature Center -Babes in the Woods Fall Scavenger Hunt (registration required)

https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/187876


11/12/22: MCPL- Colbern Road Location (registration required)

Babies Who Build


11/18/22: Mayor’s Tree Lighting

https://downtownls.org/event/mayors-tree-lighting-2022-presented-by-security-bank-of-kansas-city/


11/23/22: Christmas in the Sky

https://www.makeyourdayhere.com/Event-Calendar/25th-Annual-Christmas-in-the-Sky