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Belding Area Schools support Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Belding Area Schools support Dolly Parton Imagination Library

From: http://www.bas-k12.org

Belding Area Schools supports the Dolly Parton Imagination (DPIL) Library of Ionia County. The Ionia County Intermediate School District in collaboration with the Belding Areas Schools, other area schools and generous community partners establishment the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Ionia County. This is a free literacy program for children birth to age five. It is a gift from the community back to its young children. For just $27 per year, a child will receive a high quality, hard-cover book once a month delivered right to their home for an entire year. All children who live within the Ionia County Intermediate School District who have not turned five years of age are eligible.

Click here to visit the DPIL site for more information and to register your child.

GPS Love and Logic parent meeting to be held Jan. 25

Module One:  Raising Responsible Kids

The Becoming a Love and Logic Parent® Curriculum is based on the Love and Logic® philosophy. The unique approach unlocks the secrets of successful parenting. Participants in will learn the specific "how-to's" of successful parenting, not just theoretical concepts. Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices.

Santa's Super Sunday is Dec. 5 at MCC

News release from MCC: Montcalm Community College invites community members to celebrate the holidays during its 29th annual Santa’s Super Sunday Dec. 5 on MCC’s campus in Sidney. Participants may visit and have their photograph taken with Santa Claus and his elf and enjoy refreshments, holiday music, swimming, clowning around with local clowns, children’s holiday crafts and musical activities, and visit historic Heritage Village. An exhibit of cultural holiday traditions also will be presented by MCC’s Culture and Travel Club. All activities are free. The event runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and Santa is available until 4 p.m.

During the event, visitors may also register for a chance to win one of three vouchers to attend one of MCC’s youth summer camps for free or a scholarship for three free credit hours of tuition at the institution. Summer camps are for children in grades 3 through 8.

Doll Dressing Charity, Community Tradition for All Ages

Area residents young and old are helping to dress dolls for charity once again this season for United Bank of Michigan’s Dress the Dolls Program for North Kent Community Services (formerly the North Kent Service Center). This year, a group of homeschool students from Greenville Michigan Inclusive Connection for Home Learners contributed to the event, dressing 10 of approximately 100 dolls bought by the bank and picked up by volunteers to dress and return for children in need.

Each year the dressed dolls, many accompanied by elaborate sets and accessories, are on display at the bank for several weeks, allowing community members to vote on the best-dressed doll.

Halloween bonfires

Greenville, MI - The whole family is invited to enjoy several "HUGE" community bonfires Halloween night. The fires will take place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and will be located at Cedar Crest Elementary, Baldwin Heights Elementary and Pearl Street Park. Free donuts and cider will be provided for all attendees.

Klackle Orchard Offers Fall Traditions for Families

Thousands of families from all over Michigan visit Greenville this time of year to enjoy activity-packed fun at Klackle Orchards. Enchanted pumpkin carriage rides, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, a petting zoo, mazes, pedal carts, tractors and trikes, coaster slide area, inflatables and more make it a family favorite for fall traditions year after year. Educational orchard tours are available to schools and homeschool groups, and they offer packages for birthday parties and other gatherings as well. On the weekend, you'll even find pony, camel and elephant rides at additional cost. Klackles on-site apple cider and apple donuts are also a hit for visitors. Find the fun this fall and bring the family! For more information, visit www.klackleorchards.com

BAS - Trends in technology & social media

From: http://www.bas-k12.org

Learn more about social networking sites, cyber bullying, sexual cyber predators, “sexting” and more! Presented by Sgt. Josh Lator of the Michigan State Police. This is hosted by Greenville High School and will be held at the Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 9th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

This event is open to anyone interested. It is designed for parents, students, teachers, administrators, technology leaders… you name it! Everyone is invited.

The event is free of charge and there is no need to register. Just walk in.