Come join us for the OASIS Cooking Class beginning October 21st through December 2nd. Students will explore cooking methods, learn new skills and experience new foods with instructor Kristina Israel. There is a $50 class fee and $10 materials fee. Maximum class size is 8 students.
Forms can be found in the Putney Family Services mailbox in the PCS office or online at www.putneyfamilyservcies.net.
You’re invited to a community forum with Lindsey Tucker, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access, to learn about Vermont Health Connect! We’ll be covering topics including who can get coverage, new choices available to individuals and small businesses, financial help available to many Vermonters, and more.
To learn more, join us in Dummerston on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Southeastern VT Learning Collaborative. You can call the office at 387-2120 for more information.
Putney Family Services will be offering a new schedule of Afterschool clubs and classes this fall at Putney Central School. The OASIS Program has been offering a safe and fun place for students to be afterschool for 15 years!
Back to school Opening Session is open to all students grades k-8, Monday-Thursday, September 3-12 from 2:45-4:30.
OASIS Fall Session Clubs and Classes begin September 17 for students in grades 2-8, Tuesday-Thursday, 2:45-4:30. This fall’s offerings will include violin class, comedy improv, chess and many more! A special Homework Help opportunity will run after class-time from 4:30-5:00.
K2 Club is a fun enrichment and activity program for students grades K-2. It will include cooking, outdoor exploration, experiments, music, theatre and art, as well as literacy and math support. K2 will run Mondays-Thursdays, 2:45-4:30 beginning September 16th.
Subsidy is available for all classes.
For more information, contact Amelia Struthers or Patricia Field at Putney Family Services, 802-387-2120, or email@example.com. Registration forms also available in the Putney Central School office.
Putney Family Services is proud to announce the receipt of a grant through the State of VT for the Vermont Health Connect Navigator Program. This grant has been awarded to the Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured and its member clinics of which Putney Walk In Clinic/Putney Family Services is a member. Our staff will be trained and certified to provide direct assistance to individuals and families across Vermont and provide outreach and education concerning Vermont Health Connect. This outreach will ensure that Vermonters know what changes are coming and have access to the tools and resources they need to apply for health coverage.
Starting October 1st, Vermont Health Connect will be a new way for Vermonters to find health coverage that fits their needs and budget. Vermont Health Connect is a marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can make side-by-side comparisons of private health plans and find financial help to pay for care. Vermont Health Connect is also for individuals and families in Vermont to find out about and enroll in public health coverage. Putney Walk In Clinic will be available to help Vermonters understand their health care options, enroll in a plan, and access financial help.
The Putney Foodshelf provides supplemental healthy food for area people in need.
Tuesdays 6–7pm, Saturdays 9–10am
Putney Community Center
10 Christian Square, [side ramp entrance]
Play, Laugh and Learn Camp at Putney Central School will be an exciting and playful way for your child to be with friends this summer. Breakfast, snack, lunch, transportation and pool pass all included! Three two-week sessions are being offered that will use the school garden, forest and brook, pool and playground, art, science, music and library classrooms. Camp is for students entering 1 – 5th grade in the fall and runs 8:30-2:00. For more information, call Putney Family Services at 387-2120 or pick up a Registration Form at Putney Central School.
Deputy First Class Melissa Martin presents a check to Patricia Field, Executive Director of Putney Family Services. Deputy Martin hosted an all you can eat southern style country breakfast on Sunday, March 24th at the Putney Diner. The check for $428.80 will help support scholarships for the OASIS After School Program at the Putney Central School. The OASIS After School Program serves students K-8 providing Extended Learning opportunities as well as After Care.
Many thanks to Deputy Martin, Hannaford’s, Putney Diner, Windham County Sheriff’s Department and the Putney Fire Department.
Parenting Young Children Wisely (5/11/13)
Parenting may not come with a handbook, but Parenting Wisely does. The Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition (BAPC) in partnership with Putney Family Services is pleased to offer a workshop called Parenting Young Children Wisely for parents/caregivers of children ages 3-9. This free course will be held in Putney on Saturday May 11, 2013 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Parenting Wisely teaches parents skills and techniques to better understand and deal with their children through group discussions, video’s and skill development. Parenting situations such as sibling conflict, interrupting phone calls and refusing to go to bed will be discussed. Upon completion of the course participants will receive a parent workbook, certificate of completion and a $25.00 gift card. Childcare is available. Space is limited, to register and/or for more information contact BAPC at 802-257-2175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PARENT & TODDLER PLAYGROUP
Led by Teresa Savel, master early childhood teacher. We will start on Tuesday, May 7th 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Putney Friends Meeting House in Putney, VT.
Participants will learn songs and rhymes, network with other parents, develop a reverence for the innate abilities of very young children, and enjoy the special moments that come during this early stage of development. Teresa will work out of the Pikler and Waldorf insights of child development. This group will run for 3 consecutive Tuesdays.
Call Putney Family Services at 387-2120 for questions and to receive the registration packet. The three session fee is $75.
Get Paid to Improve Communications with Your Teenager Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children ages 10-19 are invited to attend a complimentary workshop to improve communications with their children.
Parenting does not come with a handbook but Parenting Teens Wisely does. In an effort to promote positive communications between parents, caregivers and teens, the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition (BAPC) is offering the Parenting Teens Wisely workshop, on Tuesday, April 9 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Putney Central School Library. This free three hour workshop teaches parents skills and techniques to help them better understand and deal with children ages 10-19. Participants will learn how to problem-solve and encourage cooperation with their teen and learn to develop fair and effective discipline skills.
Two trained facilitators will guide participants to help build understanding and communication among all members of the family. The course teaches constructive skills proven to lessen drug and alcohol abuse in youth, school and homework problems, delinquency and other problem behaviors, as well as family conflict.
All participants will receive a Parenting Teens Wisely workbook, a parent resource packet, a certificate of completion and a $25 gift card upon completion. Snacks will also be provided during the course.
Space is limited. Register online at www.ParentingTeensWisely.splashthat.com or call BAPC at 802-257-2175. This workshop is presented by BAPC in collaboration with Putney Family Services.
Parenting Wisely is published by Family Works, Inc. and complete information on all versions of the curriculum, as well a demo of its online course, can be found at www.parentingwisely.com