August 2017
That's a Wrap
Goodbye Summer and welcome new school year.  It seemed like a very short summer.  Now it is time to get our kids back into the normal routine of getting to bed early and getting up early.  In this newsletter we list out events that will be taking place this weekend in case your child still needs supplies and some other helpful back to school resources. We wish you and your children a very happy last week of summer!
Community Events for School Supplies 
The financial strain of back to school shopping can be overwhelming.  There is still time for you to attend local community events for back to school. 




Keeping Children Safe From Bully's 
Bullying can happen to a child at anytime. Children may not want to talk about what is going on. Encourage your child to know that they can come to you with anything.   It is important to know that if your child is being bullied you have a voice. If your child is enrolled in the Clark County School District you can contact the schools admin department as they are required to investigate.  

https://www.stopbullying.gov/laws/nevada.html

Spotlight: Through the Eyes of a Child Foundation
Through the Eyes of a Child Foundation was created by a group of Child Haven volunteers who wanted to make a difference in the life of children who have experienced trauma at its worst.  These activities help children escape the reality that they may be currently facing. Activities may be hosted either on or off site and typically  include a Summer event, Fall Event and a Christmas event. Just recently they sponsored a summer event for families to enjoy a day at the water park Wet n Wild.  It was a great success and we just want to let Through the Eyes of a Child Foundation know we are thankful for all they do.  It takes vision and leadership to put together an organization where there was great need for these children who have been though so much and for that again we say Thank you!

Through the Eyes of A Child Foundation also offers scholarships to help current or former children who lived at Child Haven afford educational and cultural opportunities. 

Learn more and apply for scholarships here:  http://www.throughtheeyesofachildfoundation.org/scholarships/ 


Free CPR and Car Seat Training 
Did you know, as a Foster Change member you are eligible to come to our amazing CPR/First Aid/AED Training and Car Seat Safety Training?

Training will take place once a month at the Foster Kinship office 4344 W Cheyenne Ave, North Las Vegas, NV 89032.

August training dates are as follows:

Car Seat Safety Training
August 22, 2017 from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

CPR/First Aid/AED
August 29, 2017 from 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

To register contact Sandy at 702-970-4546
Couponing 101 with Rakisha
Are you tired of paying full price.  Tired of seeing people post that they only paid 35 cents for an item? Learn to save money and how to coupon with Kinship Caregiver Rakisha Rogers. Rakisha is a Kinship caregiver who is doing amazing things with her couponing skills- from feeding children to supplying them with school supplies and toiletries. Feedback for Rakisha from people who have attended coupon class is positive and we have seen some great savings. If you are interested please email Sandy at sandy@fosterkinship.org. Join the closed Facebook group here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1605748439443709/ 


Sandy Vargas| Foster Change |702-970-4546|sandy@fosterkinship.org| www.fosterchangecc.org