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2016 Learn, Grow, Thrive Registration Open
The annual Learn, Grow, Thrive: Building Family Fun event will be taking place on Saturday, February 20th in the Werner Building at Western Oregon University. This is a FREE event for parents, caregivers and early learning professionals which includes a FREE lunch and FREE child care for children 18-months and up during the morning. Parents/caregivers with children younger than 18-months are encouraged to have their child attend the morning event with them. This year our keynote is Jennie Sowder and she will be speaking about "The 7 Essenital Life Skills."
This year we are excited to announce the expansion of the event to include a Health and Educational Screening Fair, as well as a Children's Clothing and Book Exchange. These will take place during the Building Family Fun Resource and Activity Event in the afternoon.
Learn, Grow, Thrive: Building Family Fun
We are happy to announce that date for the 2016 Learn, Grow, Thrive: Building Family Fun event will be Saturday, February 20th in the Werner Building on the campus of Western Oregon University. This FREE event is for families, child care providers and early learning professionals.
The goal of the “Learn, Grow, Thrive: Building Family Fun” event is to support parents and caregivers by providing an opportunity to LEARN about their young child's development and offer a chance for the parent and child to GROW together. Our desire is to see children and families THRIVE individually, as a family unit and as a part of the entire community.
Back to School: What It Means for Drivers
Starting next week all Oregon public schools will be back in session. We thought it would be good to provide our readers with some reminders about the Oregon laws for the speed limit in school zones and when you should stop for school buses.
Since every state has different rules when it comes to speed limits in school zones and stopping for school buses, we felt that this was a good time to remind everyone the Oregon laws for these two areas.
Back to School
Where has the summer gone? It is hard to believe that children will be back in school in the next month. Most districts in the Mid-Willamette Valley will start school on September 8th or 9th. All school districts in Polk County have started taking school registration forms for all grades. If you have not registered your children please visit your districts website to learn how. While visiting the district website also grab your child's school supply list