March 2021 Newsletter
Guadalupe School hopes you remember to wear green on St. Patrick's Day! We are over the rainbow to be hosting a Car Seat Safety Event and feel extremely lucky to have our staff members and programs.
CAR SEAT SAFETY EVENT
Join us on March 24 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Guadalupe School 1385 N 1200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 for our Car Seat Safety Event.
  • Open to all of the SLC community
  • Free car seat inspection and installation
  • Handouts and demonstrations on car seat safety
  • Receive bubbles and snacks for your kids
To keep yourself and others safe, face masks are required to attend this event.
Partnered with Utah Safety Council.
95% of our children hail from households with income at or below the federal poverty line. We serve those who are young parents, non-English speaking parents, or many of whom are new to the US. Did you know that the average car seat can cost up to $200? This makes them practically unaffordable for Guadalupe families. We plan to offer Target gift cards to those who are unable to provide this necessity for their child. If you would like to support this cause and help our families receive a new car seat, please click the button below and leave a comment saying "Car Seat Safety Event."
Transforming Lives Through Education
STAFF HIGHLIGHT: Callie Wallace
I'm Callie, and I joined Guadalupe as the librarian and technology teacher in August of 2020. I was raised in North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) in 2016. Reading was always my favorite part of school, so I hope to foster a culture and love of reading in my role as the librarian. My approach to accomplishing this goal is to encourage the kids to pick books they enjoy, and then to spend the rest of their time in the library reading. Getting in the habit of reading for sustained periods of time is a skill that will help them in myriad ways, not the least of which is building and strengthening their vocabularies--studies show that kids who read for 20 minutes per day are exposed to around 1,800,000 words in a year! 
The other part of my job is teaching technology, which has been really interesting because kids are more online now than ever, and in ways that are a lot different than when I was first getting acquainted with the internet. They are also self-taught in a lot of what they do online, and how they use computers or tablets to access those activities. This has presented an enjoyable challenge in that I learn from them the contexts in which they use computers and the internet, and then incorporate those contexts into lessons on internet safety or cyberbullying or recognizing clickbait. 
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT: In-Home
Guadalupe School's In-Home program serves families with children from the prenatal period to two-years-old. Parent Educators help parents be their child’s most influential teacher and build their child’s intellectual, lingual, social, and physical development. Our educators are multilingual and provide services to families in their own language. Each family participating in our In-Home program meets with their educator weekly. Because of the pandemic, many of the visits are taking place digitally. Although some of our instructors are working with families on their front porch! We currently are serving 36 families but are hoping to expand and hire another teacher soon. 
Do you know someone who could benefit from this program? Please tell them to contact Michael Petersen at 801-531-6100 (ext. 108) or michael.petersen@guadschool.org for more information.
STAY CONNECTED