June 2015 - Head Start of Lane County


June 2015 - Head Start of Lane County
Head Start of Lane County
June 2015
Policy Council (PC) Parent Chat
Did you know?
At the May meeting a new member joined us ~ welcome Amanda
from Junction City! Melisa Weekly attended the May State meeting and brought back great information to share with the group.
Policy Council thanks Melisa for representing HSOLC parents at
the State level. The social media policy was discussed along with
the need to up date the policy. The Council bylaws are under
review to consider changes to the Policy Council election process.
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M el isa
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attended the May State meeting where she to learned about an
educational app for children called “Vroom”.
Vroom provides quick and easy lessons for children ages 0 to 5. The app
is designed to help create brain building moments during everyday
activities. Brain building activities can be created at any point in the day
including: bath time, meal time, and transitions. The app is free.
Chair: Lizz Rock
Vice: Bob Bowlers
Secretary: Jessica Deeds
Treasurer: Christy McCormick
Historian: Leslie Smith
Parliamentarian: Melisa Weekly
Policy Council meets the second
Tuesday of the month from 6pm
-9pm at Whiteaker Head Start
center, 21 North Grand, Eugene.
Policy Council meetings are
open to the public. No childcare
Last day of Combo program—
Tuesday June 2nd.
“By using everyday moments differently parent’s can
actually build their child’s brain.”
Last day of part day program—
June 3rd.
June 4th and 5th– Full Day in
service/No school.
June 9th– Policy Council
Meeting/Recognition Dinner
June 17th— Executive Council
Family Fishing Day
On Saturday May 30, Elsa, a Storm trooper, Smokey Bear, and
Pirates wandered through Alton Baker Park singing, dancing
and creating magical moments for Head Start children and families during the annual Head Start family fishing day.
Children played spin the wheel, fished for prizes and tried their
hand at the Pirate bean bag toss. Face painters kept busy, adults
enjoyed getting a sharpie tattoo compliments of Indelible Ink
while the children got water tattoos. Many families spent hours
together fishing for trout in the canal.
Policy Council raffled off several bikes, hobby baskets, and other
popular items to raise money for next years fishing day. It was a
great success and many people went home happy with wonderful
prizes. Cabela’s also provided free rod/reel for the children.
Lunch was served followed by the 50th Anniversary celebration
with Mayor Piercy cutting the cake.
Photo credit: Amiran White for the Register