The Bear Necessities

PAT Edition December 2, 2015


I was given the opportunity to meet with the LS Education Foundation Board to talk about the 10 year celebration. I want to share with you some of the things I heard from the Board Members who were able to attend that night, because, well, it was amazing!!

The comments included things like: "The passion for their work is so strong, it was moving to hear all of the things they do to make sure kids learn, the culture of that group is stunning, their care is so significant that I wish all kids could experience it". The one that was repeated was this "The care/passion that staff showed for their work just can't be faked, it was real, so deep". The reviews were simply overwhelming to hear, I so wish I had it a video for you to watch, it was moving. The LS Education Foundation Board Members wanted me to share with you how very thankful they are for the work you do with families and children here in LS. They felt very proud to be a part of a community that housed such a powerful program.

Your work is hard, but the power of what you do is just so deep, THANK YOU!!

Sage/Country Meadows/Crossroads/Hope House Love and Logic Parenting Class

The next one begins January 20 and runs through February 17th. PLEASE encourage your families living in these areas to attend. I speak to each group that begins and I know that they have quality babysitting for free, a fabulous dinner for free and a great really is an amazing opportunity. The parents also seem to build some new friendships during this experience. Green forms are on the shelf.

A recommendation from you may be all it takes to get them enrolled, take time to reach out and make a difference for those little ones in your classroom.

Love and Logic for Everyone Else

Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun begins January 14th. These registration forms are blue and there is a cost for this program. They do offer no cost childcare, but space is limited. These will be in your mailbox. **Remember, if you ever have a family who wants to attend Love and Logic and cannot afford it, there are scholarships available, so encourage them to apply.

Holiday Party Opportunity for a family who could benefit

We have the opportunity to choose 4 families to have a "Play it Forward" party at Paradise Park.

When: December 22, 5:00-7:00 PM

Where: Paradise Park

What: all you can eat pizza and drinks. Fun cards for arcade, foam factory, gingerbread land, rock climbing wall.

Families need to:

have students at an age that would enjoy this side of Paradise Park (not edutainment side)

could benefit from a family activity (perhaps to get away from big issues)

would attend if chosen (to your best guess)

Send me the name of the families you feel would benefit, please put "Paradise Park" in the subject line.

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