Page 10 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - April, 2016
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RIGHT: in brief
Teacher Mary
Sanders puts Let the healing begin n Uses jealousy to justify actions.
n Smashes, hits or kicks objects.
worms into Join the Women’s Healing Circle from n Embarrasses you in public or private.
their new 4:30-6 p.m. April 26 in the Tsapowum Chehalis
classroom Behavioral Health Group Room. Putting kids on right path
home. The group provides a safe environment to
BELOW: talk with people who have been affected by Outreach Prevention Specialist Steven
Generous domestic violence in their lives. Dorland with the Behavioral Health Program
Easter It’s a place to build friendships, find support is putting his experience to good use by
and heal from the abuse you have experienced working with youth at the Chehalis Tribal
celebration in your life. Community Center from 1-4:30 p.m.
donations You are not alone. Tuesdays and Fridays.
brought We will make moccasins during the event, He also has developed a program called
and a meal will be provided. Please indicate Soaring Together, which helps youth
smiles to kids’ whether you need child care. strengthen their life skills and continue on a
faces at Early The group is safe, confidential and open to the healthful path.
tribal community and employees. Classes are 3-4:30 p.m. Fridays.
Learning. Call Janita Raham, Tsapowum Chehalis Tribal For more information or questions, please
Domestic Violence Program advocate, at 360- call 360-709-1652 or stop by the community
Welcome a bright start 709-1575 (office) or 360-789-3627 (cell) for center.
for Early Learning more information.
Community center hours
To start things off, we are excited WARNING SIGNS OF ABUSE:
to announce that Mary DuPuis is our n Says hurtful things to you. Chehalis Tribal Community Center hours are
program’s new director! n Isolates you from others. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Fun events at the center:
n Gets angry or upset easily. n Swimming pool and exercise room hours are
We are happy to have her here and n Name-calling, emotional abuse. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
look forward to the future of Early n Spreads rumors or tells lies. n Open gym is at noon Wednesdays and
Learning. n Often criticizes you, puts you down. Sundays and 5:30 p.m. weeknights.
n Force, physical and sexual abuse. n Movie night starts at 5 p.m. every second
Worms are good n Acts intimidating, threatens you. Wednesday of the month. Dinner is provided.
n Blames you or others for their problems. Bring out the whole family and enjoy.
As we approached spring last For more information, contact Leroy Boyd,
month, the Davis Creek classroom events coordinator assistant, at 360-709-1787.
started a worm farm. Children helped
put the dirt in, watched teacher Mary UPCOMING EVENT Ask Aunties CONTACT
Sanders add worms to the large Beth Klatush at 360-709-1627,
canister and fed the worms paper April 21: Policy Council Meeting at 5 p.m. Ask Aunties is a monthly playgroup with a
shreds, orange peels, small weeds and For more information: Call 360-273- discussion topic and dinner. It is designed
flowers. 5914 to give families an opportunity to bring
their children together and engage in
The children are watching and children and women enrolled in Early educational parent-child interaction
waiting patiently as their worm food Head Start and 79 percent American activities and discuss, ask questions and
becomes compost. Indian/Alaskan Native enrolled in share parenting tips and ideas with other
Head Start. parents and professionals. The group is
Review time open to everyone: young and old, aunts,
Our teachers and parents did a uncles, parents and grandparents. All are
Also in March, we had our great job putting together a wonderful invited to join, share and enjoy an evening
Comprehensive Services and School Easter celebration for our children and together.
Readiness review. families here at Early Learning. WHEN: April 27 from 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center’s
The review was conducted during We received many generous PT room
a three-day period, and many staff donations of baskets, eggs and treats to DISCUSSION TOPIC: Sensory play, art
and parents were involved with this fill the eggs. ALSO: Dinner, raffle prizes provided
Parents also came in to fill eggs. This
Thank you to parents who came all counts toward in-kind.
in and took part in the parent group
interview session. Thank you, everyone!

Your support was awesome and

Enrollment, egg hunts, in-kind

Chehalis Tribal Early Learning
is fully enrolled with 91 percent
American Indian/Alaskan Native
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