Can you believe it’s October already?! There are so many wonderful events going on this month. Here are some of the recommended activites and parenting classes going on this month!
Rachel’s Story is a powerful and impactful assembly and training program for schools. Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine shootings in 1999. Students will experience her influential life through age appropriate stories told during all school assemblies. Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Through her example, Rachel’s Challenge is making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people every year.
Mark your calendars for an opportunity to attend one of the free community events. Parents and other adults can attend one of the sessons listed below to hear an adaptation of the assembly held for our youth. This will aid in bringing your family closer and will allow parents and people in the community to have a powerful experience similar to the ones your students experienced.
Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30 pm ~ Red River High School Theatre
Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm ~ Chester Fritz Auditorium/UND campus
*Helping your child control their Anger
Join Facilitator Jennifer Modeen as she shares helpful techniques and ideas to help your child learn to manage angry feelings. Wise parents learn to teach their children how to respond appropriately to feelings and to master them in a manner that does not alienate others.
Tuesday Evenings: 6:00—8:00 PM (4 week series) October 16, 23, 30, November 6 Location: Winship Elementary School Library
*Parents Morning Out
Do you ever wonder if other parents are feeling the same way you are? Dealing with the same issues you are? Do you wonder if other children sleep through the night, have tantrums, fight with their siblings? At Parents Morning Out parents discuss these issues and more.
Please join us with facilitator Ann Shallman for a morning of coffee, discussion and building connections with other parents on
Monday Oct 1st at 9:00-10:30 AM at University Lutheran Church (Topic: Building good family relationships)
October 8th (Discipline versus Punishment)
October 15th (Giving good instructions)
Offers easy to follow steps for disciplining children without arguing or yelling. These classes help parents to avoid over explaining, maintain control, avoid misbehavior in public, and help their children make positive choices.
Monday Evenings: 6:00 —7:30PM November 19 & 26 Location: Head Start Facilitator: Molly Soeby
*LOVE & LOGIC
Love and Logic may help.
Whether parenting young or not so young children, recovering from a divorce or separation, or coping with the day-to-day struggles family life brings. When using simple Love & Logic techniques you can:
– Reduce the nagging and complaining, give appropriate consequences for behaviors, promote thinking/decision making and let kids discover what the real world is like.
Put a laugh back into parenting Monda evenings: 6:00-8:00 PM (6 week series) October 15, 22 and 29th. November 5, 19th and 26th.
Location: Lake Agassiz Elementary School Library: Facilitator Jennifer Straw
*Gearing Up For Kindergarten
– If you have a preschooler who will start kindergarten in 2013 join us for these fun-filled sessions. Beginning October 22 & 23, 2012.
Fun interactive activities for parents & preschoolers
Preschoolers learn about social skills—sharing, taking turns, not interrupting, vocabulary, etc.
Parents learn strategies for preparing children to learn
Understand why YOU are important for your child’s success in school.
Registration forms can be found on our website: www.gfschools.org > Parents > PIC, or call the Parent Information Center.
Classes are FREE and FREE childcare is also provided.
Learn more at: www.gearingupnd.org
Hope you all have a wonderful October!
Picture courtesy of Emelita Street School