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Checking In

Hope everyone had a great break. We are almost through January now! We have some fun events coming up, so keep checking communication. We have a Book Bingo Card of family activities coming home on Jan. 21st and a Prime Time Reading Event on Feb. 2nd.

Viking School Annual Door Decorating Contest

Every door was decorated amazingly! Here are just a few of the doors to share with you!

NDSU Extension Classes

Active Parenting 5 – 12

January 9 – February 13 (Mondays)

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: HOPE Church - 1601 17th Ave. S., Grand Forks, ND 58201

Facilitator: Louise Greff


Love and Logic Parenting

January 17-31 and February 14-28 – Please note there is no class on February 7 (Tuesdays)

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Ag County Building – 4350 32nd Ave. S., Grand Forks, ND 58201

Facilitator: Alicia Bullinger


Active Parenting First Five Years

January 26 – February 9 with an option class on February 16 (Thursdays)

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Location: NDSU Extension Office – County Building – 151 S. 4th St. S302, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Facilitator: Heather Chatham


Positive Discipline

January 28 – March 4 (Saturdays)

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

Location: Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Chelsea Hammond


5 Love Languages of Children Book Study

January 6 – February 10 (Fridays)

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Chelsea Hammond


*Book is included

Parents Forever

February 6 and 7

Time: 11:30-1:30pm CT

Location: Online via Zoom

Facilitator: Chelsea Hammond

Cost $55 - Must pay full amount to receive certificate and book.


I know there are quite a few requests for classes for parents of teens. Love and Logic and Positive Discipline are classes that work for parents with children of all ages. I am also in the works of setting up a class for parents of teen specifically. Please keep an eye on your email for that information.

Even more classes can be found on the NDSU Extension Parent Education website:

Open Communication

Talking openly and honestly with your kids is one of the most effective ways to support their
behavioral health. Whether it’s everyday topics like friends and school, or more serious topics like substance use, anxiety, or depression, it’s never too early to start the conversation. As your kids grow, your conversations may change, but they will always be centered on keeping them happy, healthy, and safe. Keep your conversations relaxed, friendly, non-judgmental, and genuine. And most importantly, be a good listener. What should I say? Visit for more information.
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