Winter 2017 Newsletter
Padres a Padres Newsletter and Events
Our Padres a Padres Program brings together families who speak Spanish for a variety of events and activities. Meet other parents who share the unique experience of raising a son or daughter who experiences special needs. Would you like support or to make a connection with another parent?
Contact Marta at (360) 715-0170 ext 308 for more information and to get on the mailing list for the Padres a Padres newsletter. Join Padres a Padres del Condado de Whatcom on Facebook.
Boletín informativo y eventos de Padres a Padres
Nuestro programa Padres a Padres reúne a familias que hablan español para diferentes eventos y actividades. Conozca a otros padres que comparten la experiencia única de criar a un hijo o hija que tiene necesidades especiales. ¿Le gustaría recibir ayuda o establecer una conexión con otro padre?
Comuníquese con Marta al (360) 715-0170 ext 308 o email@example.com para obtener más información y para inscribirse y recibir por correo el boletín de Padres a Padres. Únete al facebook Padres a Padres del Condado de Whatcom.
Monday, February 12, 7 – 8:30pm
The Arc of Whatcom County
2602 McLeod Rd., Bellingham
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-715-0170 ext 302
Are you the parent or caregiver of a child with a developmental delay, disability, or ongoing healthcare need? Would you like to connect with others on a similar journey to share resources, ideas, and support? Join us for our confidential support meetings.
We offer free on site childcare during our meetings by our trained Super Sitters. Please RSVP for care by Friday, February 9.
Light refreshments provided.
Climb on board with us, visit Olympia and meet with your legislators!
The Arc of Whatcom County will be chartering a bus from Bellingham to Olympia to participate in the Family Services Advocacy Day on Wednesday, February 7th. The bus will leave at approximately 7am for a full day in Olympia. Parents, self-advocates and care providers are welcome to come at no cost to you. We will provide information and materials to help you understand the issues and share your story. Please email email@example.com or call (360) 715-0170, ext. 303, to reserve your seat today!
Please join us for our Annual Parent to Parent Holiday Party
Join us for crafts, fun activities, Photos with Santa and much more!
Saturday, December 2
Bloedel Donovan Park, Large Multipurpose Gym
2214 Electric Avenue in Bellingham
There are two time slots families are welcome to join us:
Families of a child with special needs ages birth to seven are invited from: 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Families of a child with special needs ages eight and up from:
1:30 pm – 3 pm
Beverages will be provided *Please bring your favorite healthy potluck dish to share.
Can you volunteer time to support the Holiday Party? We are looking for volunteers with setting up and cleaning up after the event. We are looking for help during the event with photo printing, food, and greeting new families. This years Holiday Party will feature the 2018 Smiles of Life Calendar Release and celebrate the models! To RSVP or to sign up for volunteering, please contact the P2P office at (360) 715-0170 ext 302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Co Sponsored by Bellingham Parks & Recreation
Parent to Parent Travels to Lynden
Topic: Parenting your Special Needs Child
Monday, November 13, 7-8:30pm
Fisher Elementary, 501 14th St, Lynden
Free childcare is available at our Monday Support Meetings. Please RSVP by Friday November 10 to reserve your spot. If you are bringing your child, please arrive 10 minutes early to the meeting to get them checked in with our Super Sitters.Contact us with any questions at email@example.com or (360) 715-0170 ext 302
Please join us for our Down syndrome Outreach Parent Support Meeting Tuesday, September 19th from 5:30-7pm. Our meeting topic will be Behaviors.
Please call or email us by September 8th if you would like free, onsite care for your family member.
Please join us for our Parent Support Meeting on Monday September 11th from 7-8:30pm. We will be having talking about schools and having a Q & A with Educational Advocates. Call or email by September 8th for free on-site childcare.
Sunday May 7, 2017 from 12-3pm
Fairhaven Park Pavillion
Connect with families in our local Down syndrome community, visit with friends, and enjoy a lovely afternoon, rain or shine! There will be activities and crafts, a potluck lunch, the fantastic playground and a toy & book exchange.
Please bring a potluck dish to share, if possible (last names A-M bring something savory; N-Z bring something sweet…or bring a favorite dish), and a gently used toy or book to exchange with your friends. Hot dogs and beverages will be provided.
Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!
If you are interested in helping with the event, please contact Jessika: JessikaH@arcwhatcom.org or (360)715-0170 ext. 304.
This event is in an accessible location. For sign language interpreter service, assistive listening devices, or a communication material in any alternative format, please call Jessika 10 days in advance.