If you haven't sent in your 520 (and you know who you are) send it in as soon as possible. It is crucial here at the end of the year to have a good accounting of what is left in our budget. Note I have added the new Peer Parent Handbook to the available forms on this blog. It has beginning and ending case paperwork. However do use the Monthly Billing Revised with Summary that is next on the list rather than the forms in the hand book. There are hard copies of the handbook available at my office.
Farmers Markets are opening
all around the valley this weekend.
The People's Market opens Sunday 10 to 3.
It is located at the International Peace Gardens
off 9th West between 9th and 10th south.
This is a smaller farmer market
so easier to find parking and much less expensive produce.
Plusthey not only take food stamps but match them dollar for dollar
so that can really stretch those food budgets in a very healthy way!
(In full disclosure, you might even see me there as I have a booth for my art sometimes.)
First I want to express how proud i am to be working with such a talented group as I do. I just waded through a stack of evaluations and Case Workers are very happy! They do like the newest session report form so if you arn't using it yet it is just to the right on this blog.
Now for a new challenge;
For the next month see
if you can ban the words
'good', 'great', and 'nice'
from your reports.
Of course these are fine words and encouraging but they don't tell the case worker much. Describe what it is you see that make you feel like she is a good, great or nice mother. "Madonna gets down on the floor and speaks to Lourdes in a gentle voice. " " Cher attended to Charity's need for a new diaper without being reminded" " Tom was playing ball with Suri when I arrived."
You guys mostly do this anyway but sometimes squeshy words, like 'good' and such, that mean different things to different people, sneak in.
Don't forget to make an appointment with me for a 'review' this month. I can come to you or we can do lunch. I promise it will be painless.