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March 2017 YSC Events

Youth Service Center Upcoming Programming:

Get Fit Club: Get Fit will be led by Jessamine County’s Cooperative extension office at WJMS from 4:00-5:30pm on 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, and 3/28 in the café or gym.  The club focuses on fun games and activities to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Students will compete in physical activities and learn how to prepare nutritious snacks to “Get Fit.”  Registration/parent permission can be found outside Rm 241 YSC and online.  

Middle School Grandfamilies Support Group Luncheon:  3/9/17 at 12:00 -1:30pm at JCPL.   Please join East and West Middle School’s YSC staff and community partners for an opportunity to share with other caregivers the struggles and rewards of parenting a middle schooler.  Lunch is provided and giveaways will be handed out at the end of the group.  I hope to see all WJMS grandparents raising grandchildren there! Relatives raising students also welcome!!

Social Media Mania…Setting Boundaries

Do you feel like your child knows more about social media and the cell phone than you do?  You are not alone.  Attend this session from "Operation Parent" to learn about 3 key areas you can wrap your arms around to establish healthy boundaries for social media and internet usage. You will come away with practical steps to take at home regarding safety, content and responsibility when you and your family use social media and the internet. Great for parents, grandparents and guardians. March 28th at the WJMS library time TBA.

Parent University:  Come to one parent education class or all 8 sponsored by the Jessamine County School FRYSC staff. THERE HAS BEEN A LOCATION CHANGE as the YMCA construction is not complete.  The session titles and dates are as follows:

3/13 -  Powerful Play and Praise, Jessica Dodgen, CSW (WES)

3/20 -What to Expect When Parenting, Callie Tucker (School Psych at EJMS and RED)

3/27 - Perplexed by Punishment, Lynn Byers (EJMS) and Shainey Marcus, CSW

4/10 - Discussing Digilent Discipline, Lynn Byers (EJMS) and Shainey Marcus, CSW

4/17 - Juggling 101- Learn how to achieve peace, structure and balance in your family's routine, Debbie Richardson (BES)

4/24 - Raising Kids of Character, Emily Andrews, CSW (RDES)

5/1 - "Shut Up Stupid Head" and Other Loving Phrases of Communication and Conflict Resolution, Carola Foster, M.Ed (RED)

5/8 - It Takes a Village: Shared Parenting and Parent Wellness, Carrie Dziki, LCSW (WJMS)

JCHD:  The Jessamine County Health Department will be at WJMS from 3/16-3/22 doing dental exams for students who had prior parent permission and who are eligible.