Parenting Partnerships Newsletter
Dear Parents & Families,
This newsletter is intended for YSD1 families involved in Parenting Partnerships and/or have children in YSD1 schools. Each month various activities will be highlighted in order to help you stay actively engaged with your child(ren), community and schools. Happy Reading!
Jessica Elliott & Parenting Partnerships
Literacy Spot: Behavior/Social-Emotional
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen is about a fish that goes around with a pout on his face. All of his friends try to make his pout go away but the fish says that he is “a pout-pout fish with a pout-pout face and he spreads the dreary-wearies all over the place.” One of his friends finally finds a way to turn his pout upside down.
The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen
A long time ago, Pout-Pout Fish went to school for the very first time. He wandered from classroom to classroom, never able to do the work and he believed that he was incapable. As he tried to leave, his teacher found him and brought him into his preschool class and he discovered that he could do it, and so could his classmates.
The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark by Deborah Diesen
Mr. Fish wants to help his friend Ms. Clam when she loses her pearl, but though he's fast as a sailfish, as smart as dolphin, and as strong as a shark, Mr. Fish has a secret: he's scared of the dark! Very young children will swim along with Mr. Fish as he journeys deep into the ocean to new and mysterious places. They will discover, as Mr. Fish does, the power of friendship to light the way through the big-big dark.
Family Resource Center Reminders
- Parenting Partnerships: If you have a child under the age of 5 and could use some extra support with activities and resources, call us at 803-684-1504.
- Tri-District Adult Ed: Call 803-818-8440 for information and GED, ESL, and other classes/assessments offered.
- York Head Start: They are still enrolling students aged 3-4 years old. Please call 803-684-2093 for more information.
- Affinity Health Clinic at York is open on Tuesdays for local patients. Please call 803-909-6363 to make an appointment.
Free Parent Classes/Trainings:
FREE Virtual Parent Classes/Trainings for Parents & Caregivers-
Children's Trust of South Carolina is offering free trainings/classes for parents, caregivers, or anyone interested in understanding development and supporting young children. Please visit: https://scchildren.org/events/ for more information or to sign up. Dates are monthly through May 2022.
SC First Steps: Resources for Parents
Wherever you are in South Carolina, there's a First Steps nearby. Trained professionals are available to support you in your parenting and help you guide your child’s learning and development. Contact your local First Steps to find out how we can help you and your family get connected to the services and resources you need.
Click here for more information: https://www.scfirststeps.org/what-we-do/resources-for-parents/
**York County First Steps is a community partner of YSD1's Parenting Partnerships.