Page 10 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - July 2016
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GRADS The graduates had a Father figures were the guests of honor at Early Learning
blast as they volunteered to Program’s barbecue on June 17.
From page 1 participate in activities such
as flip cup, marshmallow Summer fun kicks off
successful group of young pong and marshmallow at Early Learning
adults. It also is important bowling.
to recognize families, The Early Learning Early Head Start school year.
mentors and everyone who Hugs for the road Program kicked off summer If you have a child between
continues to assist students in on June 17 with a lunch to the ages of 6 weeks and 5
accomplishing their dreams Youth Center Director honor the special father years or if you are expecting,
and goals. Tony Medina invited all of figures in our children’s lives. come fill out an application
the graduates onto the stage as soon as possible. Letters of
‘Reach for the stars’ for him to recognize their Staff barbecued acceptance or denial will be
accomplishments. hamburgers and served mailed out in August.
Keynote speaker Harry salads and fruits. Pictures
Pickernell, Sr. congratulated Each student received a were taken of the children Health Day
the graduating seniors, hug, words of encouragement and their special guy in front
their parents and teachers. and a small gift of recognition of Father’s Day artwork they On Aug. 17, we will host
He thanked everyone who for their years of hard work. had created. We had a great Health Day in collaboration
contributed to students turnout! with the Chehalis Tribal
reaching this first stage of Picture perfect Wellness Center. This is for
meeting their goals and Taking applications children who will be enrolled
dreams. A slide show shared with in Head Start or Early Head
the audience was met with Now that Early Head Start to have the necessary
He offered a challenge to all thunderous applause. Start has ended for the health screenings that are
of the seniors with this advice: summer, our program is required before they can start
“Never let anybody tell you It was an inspiring moment taking applications for the school.
that you cannot do it. Prove to witness the growth of each 2016-2017 Head Start &
them wrong by accomplishing graduating senior. A picture is
what you set out to do. Reach worth a thousand words. NNABA
for the stars!” conference
These moments captured
He said this is only the the essence of their young SEPT. 30 AND OCT. 1
beginning and they should lives, bringing smiles and
prepare for life’s journey. memories flooding back while AT GREAT WOLF LODGE
witnessing their growth from If you’d like your Northwest
Parent recognition children to adults. Native American Basketweavers
Association registration fee paid
Afterward, the graduating Gifts from the tribe for, you must participate in the
class was asked to recognize Cedar Bow classes provided
their parents. It was a The final portion of the by the Heritage and Culture
moving appreciation of evening was to give grads gifts program and make a minimum
thanks and love. Parents are that will serve and reinforce of 10 bows for the conference.
the basis of student success. the love from their tribe. They
Their commitment and will be able to use them while CONTACT PHILIP YOUCKTON AT 360-
encouragement helped build pursuing higher education and 709-1752 TO SIGN UP FOR CLASSES
the core values of each and careers.
every student and led to this
big moment in their lives. Each student was wrapped
in love as they received a
It was a heartfelt token Pendleton blanket from
of thanks! You could see the Chehalis Tribal Business
pride in their eyes as they Committee members.
received a hug and flowers. A
wonderful moment indeed. Our community supports
its children. It is important
Fun and games to recognize their time and
commitment in achieving this
Onto the games, which important step in life.
brought fits of laughter and
embarrassing moments, too! This isn’t a goodbye but a
welcome to the world.

Good luck, 2016 graduates!


a great
night at

Casino on
June 15.
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