Volume 03: Issue 07 | July 01, 2020

NATIONAL ANTI-BOREDOM MONTH During the entire month of July, we celebrate National Anti-Boredom Month. This monthly observance encourages everyone to identify what makes us bored and find ways to combat it! July was selected, according to the...

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Spotlight on Family Health
In March, April, May and June families in Wisconsin received FoodShare benefits if their children were receiving free or reduced lunch at school. It is estimated that over 100,000 Wisconsin children qualify, but their family has not yet applied.
If you have NOT already received these benefits and have NOT yet applied you still can. The deadline has been extended to July 31, 2020. Please see the flyers below for more information.
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We would like to announce the addition of a great resource for families on our website! A "Chat with Chad" blog where Chad Welch, our Community Impact Coordinator can share valuable information, suggestions and wisdom from a parent's perspective. Chad has been authoring articles for our Facebook page in wake of COVID-19 so we thought this would be a great place to put those articles and add his new articles as he writes them.
Prevent "Summer Slide"
10 Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

How do you get kids to read over the summer? With so many choices of things to do in the summer months away from school, it can be a challenge for many parents to get their child to pick up a book and read. Here are ten ways to encourage...

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11 Summer Brain Builders

The brain is a muscle. It needs exercise to stay strong. For kids to help avoid the “summer slide,” this is particularly true. Children have to work hard to retain all those multiplication tables, punctuation rules, and history facts. Help...

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Monitor Door County Beaches

This tool allows you to see what beaches are open, have advisories or are closed.

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Sun Safety

The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's UV Indexexternal icon for your area, and follow these recommendations to help protect yourself and your family.

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Destination Door County | Water Safety

As incredible as these waters can be for recreation, they can also change from calm to threatening at a moment's notice. That's why you should always be prepared when embarking on an adventure on the lake. Here are some safety tips that everyone...

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Supporting Literacy in Door County
Summer Reading 2020: Imagine Your Story

We are going virtual with the annual summer reading program starting June 15th with events online here on our website and on Facebook along with a new app, " Beanstack," to record your reading and activity progess and enter to win prizes.

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Community Connections Corner
If your family, or you know of a family that is in need, during the COVID-19 health crisis, please reach out to Rebecca for assistance. See ad below...
FREE and CONFIDENTIAL support for ANY Door County family raising children in Door County or an individual enrolled in K-12 schooling whom has not yet graduated. A Community Connector is a parent peer who has experienced challenges of their own, received Door County services and has learned how to advocate for their family.
Contact Rebecca Nicholson for assistance and support regarding the following:
- Rent, utility, food assistance
- Infant / toddler basic needs
- Vehicle repair and purchase assistance
- Anything else related to raising a family
Rebecca Nicholson
(920) 421-3145 call or text
or fill out an interest form and she will contact you
Door County Partnership
for Children and Families
Mark you calendars, our next quarterly meeting is on Friday, September 11, 2020

More details to come...

Everyone is Welcome!

The Partnership is open to any Door County Community member. You are especially encouraged to attend our quarterly Partnership meetings to hear what the Partnership has been working on. This program is person-centered and requires feedback from community members to be successful. Please be sure to share any feedback or suggestions you may have, we want to hear your voice!
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Door County Partnership for Children and Families, please contact:

Rebecca Nicholson
Community Connector
(920) 421-3145