Current Events and Information:
HOPE Seminar September 12, 2018
The focus of this 90-minute workshop is to empower parents/guardians of children with disabilities with information to help them navigate the world of disability services. Topics covered include funding sources, finding service providers, education, recreation ideas, privacy issues, advocacy, social worker, insurance, and nutrition.
Schedule for 2018 HOPE Seminars:
September 12th; 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
October 10th; 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
November 14th; 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
December 12th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
These seminars fill up fast, so click on the above title (HOPE Seminar September 12, 2018) to register and learn more about
HOPE…Honoring Optimism through Parent Empowerment!
Back to School Nutrition Basics:
Brain Foods for LUNCH to Fuel Your Child’s Performance at School and at Home
Click here for healthy, brain fueling lunch suggestions and ideas.
If you missed the breakfast suggestions, search for Back to School Nutrition Basics located in the Educational Resource section.
Lafayette High School’s Greenhouse Project Event
The Greenhouse Project was launched on Tuesday, November 10th, with the ground breaking ceremony at Lafayette High School. Many Rockwood administrators, Wildwood city officials, Rockwood Board of Education members, local businesses and Rockwood students were there to celebrate! John Shaughnessy, principal of Lafayette High School, initiated and continues to spear-head this project with a true passion for his students.
The greenhouse will be a facility utilized as an inclusive, hands-on learning environment for students. STEM classes will be conducting experiments and vocational training opportunities are just some of the projected opportunities for the greenhouse. The produce and herbs grown in the greenhouse will be used in the school’s cafeteria.
I am so proud of my son, Joe, who has been on the ground floor of “dreaming and creating” this project. I will be volunteering my nutrition expertise and experience to the project as part of the Lafayette High School community .
MORE information to come once the greenhouse is completed!
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Metro West’s first responders are working together to promote the Special Needs Tracking and Awareness Response System, or S.T.A.R.S, program. It’s a system that provides medical information of a special needs child to first responders prior to emergency situations. “The purpose of the STARS program is to create a tracking awareness system for our ambulance districts, fire districts and community hospitals to both recognize the special needs of patients inside their coverage area and have the training to appropriately care for these patients.” To learn more about this program, click on Metro West’ link (Metro West’s S.T.A.R.S. program) or Cardinal Glennon Children’s link (Cardinal Glennon S.T.A.R.S program).
Addi is a star!
Barb Linneman’s niece’s daughter, Addi, is the beautiful face for this year’s United Way campaign! Please take a moment to view the video below. And support your local United Way!
Addi in United Way’s 2015 Commercial Video
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