Page 10 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - February 2016
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Happy new year Dinner, movie draws a crowd
from Early Learning
More than 50 people came to
It’s hard to believe we are already READY TO TAKE PART? Families gather at the community center watch the entertaining film “Hotel
into 2016. for dinner and a movie. Transylvania 2” during dinner and a
If you are interested in either the movie night Jan. 13 at the Chehalis
Our children are growing and Expectant Mothers or Home-Based Tribal Community Center.
learning so quickly. Before we know programs, please contact Expectant
it, we will be sending 29 Head Start Mothers and Home-Based Coordinator Dinner was a simple meal of chili
children off to kindergarten! Heather Galloway at 360-709-1887 or dogs with chips. After the prayer, the elders were invited up to serve first
Our dedicated teachers are followed by everyone else that came to
working with our children and Learning is always in need of enjoy the movie together. Cookies were
families to make sure we will have volunteers. If you would like to come served for desert.
youngsters ready for kindergarten. read a story to our little ones, share
Pat Odiorne came in to teach the a recipe, volunteer in a classroom or It was a great movie and the laughter
children all about making healthy donate time, goods or materials, our of families filled the room throughout
food choices by showing them fruits program would benefit from your the movie. Thank you Phillip Youckton
and vegetables that are all part involvement. and Leroy Boyd for continuing this
of healthy eating. The kids look tradition for families to gather and
forward to Pat coming in and are Expectant Mothers, Home- enjoy a meal and watch a movie. The
even happier when they get to try Based programs now enrolling winner of the raffle was tribal youth
something new and delicious. Riley Smith, who received the movie.
The Expectant Mothers Program
Our January parent meeting was provides a support system to new Dinner and a movie night will be
a resource roundup. We invited mothers, as well as those who already from 5-7 p.m. the second Wednesday
families in for dinner, raffle and have experienced pregnancy. Together, of every month. Don’t miss on sharing
visits from speakers who represent we will navigate through all of your and building memories.
programs that offer resources fears, questions and concerns about
available either here at the Chehalis pregnancy, delivery, postpartum youth in action
Tribe or locally. Thank you to our recovery and newborn care.
speakers who dedicated their evening The Daily World
by advocating for their program to During our four required Arielle Burnett plays against Aberdeen High School player Makenna Roiko.
help assist our families. monthly home visits, you will receive
information regarding each week of Tribal member continues to meet academic goals, dreams
n Beth Klatush, Healthy Families fetal development and other useful
Project topics to help you prepare for your On Jan. 14, Arielle Burnett signed a letter of intent to play softball at
new role as a mother. Lower Columbia College. The Hoquiam High School senior plays three
n Heather Hoyle and Erika varsity sports. Arielle is planning to study pre-law at Lower Columbia and
Pickernell, vocational rehabilitation In our Home-Based Program, the then transfer to a university.
classroom is brought to your home
n Michelle Romero and Pat during our two required home visits
Odiorne, diabetes prevention and each month. You will be supported as
your child’s primary teacher while
n Officer McNair, community also gaining new ways to help
resource officer your child learn.
Fun learning activities
n Marcy Maki, expanding your will be provided for your
child’s language skills child to experience,
along with helpful
Thank you for supporting information on
our wonderful program! parenting and child
We have four parents Along with home
that filled vacancies in visits, both programs
policy council this month. offer two socializations
Welcome, Yolanda, each month.
Mistyjean, Angel and These events give families
Orinda. We also would a chance to network with
like to welcome our new others in our community that
community representative, have children similar in age or
Phillip Youckton. who are awaiting the arrival of
their newest addition.
A policy council
meeting was held
Jan. 27. If you are
interested in attending
a meeting, dinner and
child care are provided
and your input is always

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