Family Resource Center News FRC Newsletter May 2020

Family Resource Center May 2020 newsletter CREATING A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE SCHOOL, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY. SUPPORT GRO UPS GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP Town of Enfield Department of Social Services Enfield Family Resource Centers Henry Barnard School 27 Shaker Road Enfield, CT 06082 860-253-5144 Stowe Early Learning Center 117 Post Office Road Enfield, CT 06082 860-253-6580 Heather Benyak, FRC Social Worker 860-253-5214 *Staff is checking voicemails regularly. Please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES If you are looking for some individual support during this challenging time, our Parents as Teachers program is available! Our Parent Educators can meet with you virtually at your convenience to discuss any specific needs your family has, offer the Ages and Stages Developmental Screening, and provide resources and activities to support your child’s development. Please call or email Ms. Erin or Ms. Lisa for more information or to set up a time to meet. To make our events as interactive as possible, we invite you to share photos or videos either on The Enfield Family Resource Center Facebook page or you can email them to Ms. Lisa or Ms. Erin! English: Interpretation services now available for families in many languages Spanish: Los servicios de interpretación ahora están dis- ponible en muchos idiomas para las familias. Arabic: ‫في‬ ،‫لألسر‬ ‫اآلن‬ ‫متوفرة‬ ‫الشفوية‬ ‫الترجمة‬ ‫خدمات‬ ‫اللغات‬ ‫من‬ ‫العديد‬ We are on Facebook! Like “Enfield Family Resource Center” for more information, articles and events! MAY BIRTH-5 EVENTS BIKES & TRIKES Monday, May 4, 11 & 18 5:30pm—Virtual Meeting To Register: Email Heather Benyak: [email protected] Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren or other relative children? This group offers a chance to learn about the resources available while gaining strength from each other. Friday, May 1st Anytime during the day At your own homes! Start those engines and get your motor pedaling! We encourage you to get outside and have fun on your bikes & trikes! With the help of a grown up you can make an obstacle course, have a bike washing station or even get super creative and make a drive-thru snack station! PARENT SUPPORT GROUP FARM TOURS Monday May 4, 11 & 18 7:00pm—Virtual Meeting OR Wednesday May 6, 13, 20 & 27 1:00pm—Virtual Meeting To Register: Email Heather Benyak: [email protected] The Parent Support group is an informal group where parents/caregivers can come together to help provide comfort, and support to one another during these uncertain, and trying times. The group provides additional supports and resources to those in need, and a sense of togetherness for all. VIRTUAL BIRTH -5 PL AYGRO UPS Join us for songs, stories, and an activity idea for the day! Virtual Playgroups lead by Ms. Lisa Mondays 1:30pm Wednesdays 9:30am OR 11:00am To join one of the virtual playgroups listed above please email Lisa Carriere at [email protected] Virtual Playgroups led by Ms. Erin & Ms. Lisa Tuesdays 9:30am OR 11:00am Thursdays 9:30am OR 11:00am Virtual Playgroup led by Ms. Erin Wednesdays 9:30am To join one of the virtual playgroups listed above please email Erin Grimes at [email protected] Thank You to Our Business Sponsors! LEGO® Community Fund U.S. & U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling Friday, May 8th Video will be posted by 10am Log on for a fun and educational tour led by Ms. Lisa of Collins Farm and Smyth’s Trinity Farm both located right here in Enfield! You will get to see the cows and see where milk comes from and also hear what both farms have to offer our community! BUILD AWAY DAY Friday, May 15th Anytime during the day At your own homes! Find time during the day to get creative building with different items around your house. LEGO’s, blocks, empty boxes or even build a fort!! Grown ups can help, and then build together creating fun lasting memories! CHALK IT UP FUN Friday, May 22nd (Weather permitting) Anytime during the day In your driveway! So many fun things you can do using chalk outside! With the help of a grown up you can make a game of hopscotch, trace your body, learn to write your name or just have fun making your favorite pictures! If you don’t have chalk at home here is an easy recipe for chalk paint: 2 cups of cornstarch 2 cups of water Mix and then divide into different bowls to add food coloring for a variety of colors! MUSIC & MOVEMENT Friday, May 29th Video will be posted by 10am Tune in and get ready to sing and dance with Music Therapist Renee Coro! Be ready to use some of your own musical instruments at home to sing along! If you do not have any instruments you can have a grown up help you make one using recycled material and items in your home! *Check out for ideas!