Volume 08 | NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Monthly News and Events
Supporting Literacy in Door County

This video is originally from a promotion of Family Literacy DAY which is annually in January, however ABC Life Literacy President Margaret Eaton gives some really nice examples of how parents can incorporate literacy in every day life.

 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
To participate:
  • read with your young child
  • color a shape for each book read
  • come in to receive a sticker from the library for each page of 100 books
  • put a sticker on the fish at the library for each page finished
  • complete 1000 books and receive a book as the final prize
Miss Beth's Monthly Pick
Local Events & Opportunities
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library coming to Door County

Watch for details on an upcoming program kick-off event at the Door County Library in December!

Build your child's at home library with age appropriate and content screened books at no cost to you from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library!
Brought to you by:
A Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
Thursday, November 8, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion
7845 Church Street, Egg Harbor

Panel, Q&A, and Discussion will follow the film

Light Meal provided at 5:00 p.m.
Film starts at 5:30 p.m.
Supporting Early Childhood Development
Early Literacy is the foundation of a child's development. The important time period in the life of a child, as it relates to brain development, is from the ages of birth to five (5) years old.
Early Literacy is everyday experiences with children that include reading, play, writing, communication, music, movement, social interaction, nurturing, etc.
Early Literacy Resources

Learn strategies and download activities for promoting early literacy skills

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ABC's of Early Literacy

U.S. Department of Education statistics indicate that an alarming number of young children (nearly one in five) enter kindergarten without the emergent literacy skills to be successful. Recent Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) testing...

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Supporting Door County Youth & Teens

Three Door County Schools to Host Anti-Bullying Program in November


Our vision is that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved and celebrated.

Challenge Day provides youth and their communities with experiential programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression.

Imagine a school where everyone feels safe, loved and celebrated. Imagine enemies finding common ground and making peace; friends healing past hurts and making amends; people igniting their passion for service and leadership; adults and youth working together to create a school where everyone is included and thrives. This is Challenge Day.
Supporting Door County Youth
 with Different Abilities
The Difference Between IEPs and 504 Plans

About the Author The Understood Team is composed of writers, editors and community moderators, many of whom have children with learning and attention issues. Reviewed by Andrew M.I. Lee, J.D., is an editor and former attorney who strives to help...

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Keeping Door County Children Safe
All Door County residents are invited to rid their households of unwanted household hazardous wastes. Many of these substances found in your household can cause harm to people and the environment when not properly disposed of.
Collection Locations and Schedule:

Friday, November 2, 2018 3:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m.
Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station
2258 Mill Road Sister Bay, WI 54234

Saturday, November 3, 2018 8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
Door County Highway Department
1001 S. Duluth Avenue Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Local Resource Spotlight
Literacy Door County
Literacy Door County, Inc.  was created in March of 2015 by a determined group of volunteers who believed that a literacy program would strengthen Door County through adult education.
Our Purpose:  To provide one-on-one adult tutoring for basic literacy and English Language Learners (ELL).
Our Mission : To share the power of learning English through education.
Our Goals:   To provide tutors with training, materials and on-going support.
To provide students with materials and on-going support to further their education in the English language and/or to accomplish other established goals.
To encourage advocacy throughout the community for our students, recognizing that they enrich Door County in their diversity.
Components of the Program:  Speaking, Reading, Writing, Math, Citizenship, Cultural Literacy, GED support.

Tel: 920-743-8185

Door County Partnership
for Children and Families
Next Quarterly Meeting is
Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 8:15am

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:
Candis Dart
Partnership Coordinator
(920) 421-3144
The Door County Partnership for Children and Families together with our partner organizations, is dedicated to connecting people to resources through a family-centered approach in order to achieve social emotional well-being and school success.

For questions regarding Community Connections
contact Rebecca Nicholson at
(920) 421-3145 or  partnershipconnector@gmail.com .

Check out Door County Resources on the Door County Library website!
"Working together and supporting families."