Volume 5 | May 2020
MONTHLY NEWS & UPDATES
May is for Mothers
THE POWER OF PARENTING
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
"To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world."

Although sources don't agree on this quote's source, they do agree that moms do the great majority of child care work in our society.

As mothers, we may question how much good we really do each day. We may never know the end result of our day-to-day actions with our children, and we may feel like a failure for not completing everything on our never ending to-do list. But if we step back and look at all the roles we fill we have good reason to give ourselves a pat on the back. We are life-givers, creators, teachers, therapists, caregivers, providers, coaches, cheerleaders, healers and more! Let us always remember the power of a hug & kiss and of the words, "I love you" from mom.

Thank you to all mothers for your quest to make life better for your children and to make this world a better place for us all. This month we honor you and all you do!
YOUR TIME TO SHINE
“The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.” – Frank A. Clark

We all want our children to grow up to be successful, contributing members of society. Although we might feel pressure to get school work complete, a lot of important life skills are taught in the home. Now is a great time to teach lessons that will help our kids when they are living on their own.

Learning won't necessarily happen from school work that is sent home and completing worksheets doesn't necessarily mean the transfer of learning is complete. Reading, writing and arithmetic can all happen at home in our everyday home routines. Doubling a recipe can help teach fractions and reading instructions on a recipe can help with reading comprehension. A great way to instill a love of learning is to help children love learning while they're at home with you. Try showing them how what they are learning applies to every day life and watch as the light bulb goes off in their minds.

TOOLS & RESOURCES
HELP WITH HOMESCHOOLING
Are you digging schooling at home? Interested in transitioning to schooling from home on a full-time basis?

For more information on homeschooling your children long-term, check out the Introduction to Homeschooling classes offered by Elissa Wahl , the woman who helped write Nevada's homeschool laws. She is also the co-founder of the Nevada Homeschool Network and RISE Education Resource Center.
FACE MASKS
New guidelines are suggesting we wear face masks in public to slow the spread of covid-19. We've compiled instructions, patterns and videos to help you make masks for you and your family at home.

HELP WHILE YOU'RE HOME
UPDATED: CCSD FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Starting Monday, April 27, CCSD’s 36 food distribution sites will be serving meals at a new time from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.
Parents and guardians will now be able to pick up meals for their children without their child/children present.


WCSD FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION SITES
Working in partnership, the Washoe County School District and Food Bank of Northern Nevada are providing free meals for all children, aged 18 and under, at the following sites. You do not need to provide identification or information about your family to receive these free meals.

CCSD SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
The CCSD School Board Meetings are
May 7th, 14th & 18th at 5:00pm



WCSD SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
To find your Trustee, precinct, and district information, please visit the  Washoe County Registrar of Voters  site. Just enter your street address (all caps) and click on "submit."

POWER2TEACH
MONTHLY GIFT CARD WINNER
CONGRATULATIONS LINDA DENNEY!
Linda is this month's Power2Teach winner of a $50 Amazon gift card and will be entered into our end of year $500 grand prize drawing.
Linda is a Kindergarten teacher at Myrtle Tate Elementary School. Linda was nominated on two separate occasions for going above and beyond for her students. Prior to schools being closed, one parent explained that "she spends (literally) countless hours preparing for class each week and most weekends. Her desire is that every child has an opportunity at being successful and discover the wonder of learning and being part of something bigger each and every day. She prefers to teach in a Title I School because she also believes that regardless of their financial situation all children deserve a quality education."

Since schools moving online she has been nominated for continuing to do everything she can for her students. Another parent explained, "She has been doing to the school lunch pick ups and three square food banks to get food for her students who don't have transportation. She also calls her kids everyday and does a video everyday for her students."
NOMINATE YOUR OUTSTANDING TEACHER!

Do you have a teacher who has gone the extra mile for your child, or who has had an amazing influence on students in the State of Nevada?

Each month we choose one teacher in Nevada who receives a $50 Amazon Gift Card who is then in the running for our yearly $500 grand prize!

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Teacher Appreciation week is May 4-8. Consider sending your child's teachers a thank you email for all their hard work.

Share your Teacher Appreciation Week events and activities via social media by using #TeacherAppreciationWeek
ELECTION SEASON
PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Ballots for primary elections will shortly arrive in your mailbox. Although Power2Parent does not endorse candidates for primary elections, we do for the general election. We will interview each candidate to find out where they stand on your rights as a parent to do what you think is best for your child - in and out of education. We seek to endorse candidates and support legislation that empowers parents and promotes them in their role of parenting. Stay tuned for more information!
REGISTERED TO VOTE?
May 12, 2020 is the last day to update your existing voter registration by mail for the June 9, 2020 election.

May 21, 2020 is the last day to update your existing registration through the Secretary of State's website at RegisterToVoteNV.gov

To check your current voter status, visit: www.nvsos.gov/votersearch

To register online, visit: RegisterToVoteNV.gov
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
HELPING OUR HOMELESS
Necessary safety precautions due to the covid-19 outbreak are causing an unplanned strain on the Las Vegas Rescue Mission budget and resources, and they need help to fill the gap. 

HELPING OUR SENIORS
This quarantine can be particularly challenging for seniors who are isolated from their families and who cannot receive visitors for health reasons. Senior centers have asked for artwork, letters from children, masks, and care kits for their staff.

GAME LIBRARIES IN SCHOOLS
Help us build family game libraries in local schools for students to check out and take home to play with their families.

We are collecting new and used board games.

Email us at  info@power2parent.org  and we'll come pick them up.

Are you interested in building a game library at your school? Email us at info@power2parent.org and we can help.
HERE WE GROW AGAIN
Team Members Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to fill some committees on our board. If you're interested, email us and let's chat! Info@power2parent.org . Adults, students, college students, young adults welcome.

Join our private Facebook group:   P2P Volunteers
AMAZON SMILE DONATIONS
When you shop on Amazon.com using the link  smile.amazon.com  the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice at no cost to you! 

To select "Power2Parent," as your charity, visit smile.amazon.com and type "Power2Parent" in the search box "Or pick your own charitable organization". When our name appears, click on the box that says, "Select" and you'll be all set.
LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
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