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      SAFEchild has new Circle of Security programs starting each month. Here is a link to the program page on their website that also contains the program coordinator’s contact information: https://safechildnc.org/circle-of-security/

      Circle of Security Parenting is for:

      Parents or caregivers of children from birth through teens.

      Program focus:

      Parents will learn how to:

      • Talk with their children so they will listen and cooperate.
      • Strengthen their relationships with their children.
      • Be present with their children during both the best and the toughest of times.
      • Recognize their children’s needs and make sense of their behavior.
      • Learn how to identify barriers to being able to communicate and guide their children effectively.

       Additional upcoming events for parents, families, and community members:

      1. Black Mothers Matter Talk on May 4: See flyer here
      2. May 5 and 12: SAFEchild’s Spanish language programming team (Crianza con Carino) will co-host sessions with TripleP. English Flyer here. and Spanish Flyer here.
      3. Crianza con Carino’s regular programming information can be accessed here: https://safechildnc.org/crianza-con-carino/
      4. May 7: in support of Mental Health Month, SAFEchild and the Growing Resilience Movement are supporting the Come Out and Play Day at Dorothea Dix. The free event will have family play activities, a movie screening, as well as free goodie bags for the first 300 families. See flyer here


      Rising 6th Grade Information

      Spring is near and that means it's time to register our 5th graders for middle school. All information can be found at this link: Rising 6th Grade Information


      Career Week at The Creek

      We are excited to announce we will be having Career Week at Harris Creek, from May 16th - 20th. 

      We need parent and community volunteers to assist us with this endeavor. We are looking for classroom presenters for our K-3rd grade classrooms. This might entail you reading a book about a career to the students and/or talking to them about your career. For our 4th and 5th graders, we are looking for participants for our career fair. This will take place in our school gym on May 19 from 10am to 1pm. If you can help us, please let us know by April 15. You can find more specific information as well as the google sign up link here:HCES Career Week Volunteer Opportunities 

      We are looking for parents and community members who may work in these areas: 

      - doctors

      - nurses

      - lawyers

      - dentists

      - pilot / aviation crew

      - tech

      - military

      - writers / authors

      - artist / graphic designer

      - police officer

      - firefighter

      - recreational director

      - physical therapist

      - personal trainer

      - transportation driver

      - construction worker

      - accountants

      - entrepreneurs

      - social workers

      - entertainment industry (singers, dancers, actors)

      - journalist / broadcasters

      - hairstylist

      - barbers

      - Esthetician 

      - plumbers

      - mechanics

      - clergy

      - salesman

      - teachers

      - principals

      - professors

      - mentors

      - chefs / bakers

      - scientists




      Family Circle - Restorative Practices 
      Parents are invited to learn more about one of the tools of Restorative Practices, the Circle Process, that is used and supported in our schools. Multiple sessions will be offered over the next several months in both English and Spanish.
      The Circle is a facilitated dialogue process that is invitational, meaning that no one is required to participate. It allows participants to share openly, and encourages connections and deepening relationships. This experience is inclusive to all who have an interest in learning ways to better support children and families during these uncertain times through authentic connections.
      Staff members are trained to be able to effectively lead these Circles. 
      Here is the information session schedule:
      • January 24, 2022 6-7:30pm (Spanish)
      • February 7, 2022 6-7:30pm
      • March 7, 2022 6-7:30pm
      • March 14, 2022 6-7:30pm (Spanish)
      • April 11, 2022 6-7:30pm
      • May 16, 2022 6-7:30pm
      If you have additional questions, contact M. Southern at msouthern@wcpss.net.
      Spanish version: 

      The Circle (El Círculo) es una discusión grupal guiada por un facilitador y que es parte del conjunto de herramientas de prácticas restaurativas, que permite a todos compartir abiertamente cuando se sienten cómodos. Este proceso a menudo conduce a un mejor comportamiento, un mayor compromiso propio y un fortalecimiento de las relaciones interpersonales.

      Próximamente se ofrecerán múltiples sesiones informativas para que los padres aprendan más sobre este proceso, incluidas las sesiones que se ofrecen en español.

      Las sesiones informativas en español se llevarán a cabo:

      • El 24 de enero, 6-7:30pm
      • El 14 de marzo, 6-7:30pm

      Inscríbase para una sesión.


      Special Education Services offering 4 virtual parent information sessions

      The Special Education Services Family and Community Connections (FACC) team is excited to offer four Virtual Parent Information Sessions this spring. All will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The sessions will be recorded, and recordings will be available in English and Spanish on the Special Education Services website.

      • March 24 - Spring Into Action: Methods Used to Establish Effective Communication - This presentation provides parents with the common methods of communication used by the district, schools, and school staff members.
      • March 31 - Spring into Action: Guiding Parents Through the IEP Process - This presentation provides parents with a general overview of the IEP process.
      • April 7 - Spring into Action: Transition - This presentation provides parents with a general overview of the transition process for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
      • April 21 - Spring into Action: Occupational Therapy and Handwriting Building Blocks - This presentation provides information about school-based occupational therapy and how each therapist supports the process of handwriting.  

      Register now.

      For more information contact: FACC at (919) 431-7143

      We are looking for volunteers! If you have family members or friends that you believe would be a good fit to participate as a presenter for either K-3 classes or the 4-5 fair, please provide them with the following information sheet and interest form to complete, NO LATER than April 15th.