Tuesday, May 8, 2012

In-service May, 17

6:30 to 8:30

Emotional IQ

The Key to Success

in School and life

Pot Luck as Usual

Remember End of Fiscal Year is at the End of June!

All paperwork must be on my desk by July 5.

If you fail to turn in your June paper work on time the signature monster comes out of it's lair and delays your payment while you must commit feats of bravery, strength, and patience by getting impossible signatures and documentation.

Don't let this happen to you (and me)!

June paperwork by July 5!

Tenative Schedule for Future In Services

June Individual meetings - sign up for Wednesday's and Thursdays through out month

July - off for summer

August 16- Preparing Children and their Families for School

September 20- Peer Parent Appreciation

Ocotober 18 - Reframing

November 15- Getting the Documentation Right

December 20- Holiday Party

January 17- Changing Habits

February 21 - Fun Homework

March 21 - Move to Learn

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

In-Service January 19th

Spirituality in Peer Parenting

Join us to discuss

the role spirituality plays

and cannot play

in our parent education program.

6:30 to 8:30

Pot Luck as usual.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Join us for the Holiday Party

Thursday, Dec 15, 2011

6:30 to 8:30

Pot Luck as usual

White elephant gift exchange!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

From the Pyramid to the Plate

November 17

6:30 to 8:30

pot luck as usual

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thank you to Patricia Graff

and all the peer parents

who attended and participated

in last nights in-service.

We had a very informative discussion.

Keep those ideas flowing for the new curriculum!

In Services - Revised Schedule

November 17- Nutrition from the Pyramid to the Plate
December 15 - Holiday party
January 19 - Our program and spirituality
February 16 - Going to court
March 15 Activities from the Resource room
April 19 Get those kids outside and moving !
May 17 - Expectations of a case worker
June 20 Individual Evaluations

Friday, October 14, 2011

QCR Protocol

October 20 Inservice

QCR* Protocol

If you don't know

what QCR even is


if you do -


6:30 to 8:30

Fashion Place

pot luck as usual

* Qualitative Case Review - Very thorough BI- Annual review on randomly selected cases.

Important news about new Curriculum

At the last State Coordinators meeting it was decided that rather than buy a new curriculum we will be revising and updating the STEP BOOK.

We are going to really make it our own.

We will begin in January looking at the format, graphics, needed new skills, and the first skill Abuse and neglect.

Your input is Vital. We will be discussing this at In-services but please

  • send me materials you are using,

  • call to chat about what you would like to see or

  • add your two cents in the comment section here.

  • How ever you do it. Connect with me!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thank you to every one

who attended the Appreciation dinner.

I had a great time!

I hope you did too!

The Magic I Know

I know we all wish we had magic wands that make everything alright for everybody. Here are magic wands but 'alright' is a state of mind.

Being a firm beliver in science here is the magic I know;

A magic eraser to get rid of those crayon marks off, but the real magic is in forgivenews and every days opportunity to begin fresh and new.

An apple to represent the magic of taking physical care of your self. Eat right and Move more. We magically feel better when we take care of ourselves.

A crystal to remember the healing power of beauty.

A button that says "Nothing you do for children is ever wasted." Because of the magic of a bighter future created by taking care of a child today.

Butterflies to remind us of the magic of nature and transformation.

"Tu It" tokens because any magic takes action and getting around to it.

Kindness coins (and caught you doing good coins too) because really there is no greater magic than kindness.

Inspiration tokens because of the magic in a really inspiring quote.

Blue birds of happiness to remind you that any magic even happiness takes practice.

Bravery Stickers because sometimes bravery is the only magic to get us through the scarey times

And business cards for the simple magic of staying in touch.

The magics that are in red are available for clients in my office. Please allow a week for business card requests.

I am working on getting the jeopardy game onto the blog.

Checkout this new web site with some great videos on brain development that has been adapted for parents.

Next In-service - Be prepared for QCR. Oct. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 Pot Luck