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September 2018  Family E-newsletter

We hope you can join us for an evening of celebration with alumni speakers, live music, auctions and raffles.  Tickets include cocktails, appetizers, and a 4-course gourmet meal. Additionally, we are honored to be presenting the Voice From the Heart Award to longtime supporter and mother to a 1998 Child's Voice Graduate, Laurie McMahon.  

Please Click Here for more information. 

Recently Heard...
Alumni Success Story
We are so proud of alumna, Tessa, on receiving a scholarship from the US Figure Skating Association.  
Click Here to read her story
Visionary Voices
Read Dr. Michele's latest blog about our strategic plan and the updating process that is underway. 
Click Here to read  her blog.
Parent Resources & Updates
Early Intervention Program Update
Roscoe Village
The toddlers have been busy learning about fruit vocabulary while making orange playdough, painting paper strawberries with yummy strawberry juice, eating and painting with applesauce, reading "Strawberries Are Red", and pretending to work at a fruit stand. Parents/caregivers have been practicing the valuable strategy of wait time to encourage their toddler to use words more independently. 
In addition, two new students to our toddler groups were welcomed this past month. 

Wood Dale
The toddler groups are FULL  all five days of the week!  We also have five kiddos turning three before the end of the year.

The group is looking forward to visiting the pumpkin farm on October 10th.  

We are still waiting  to hear on our grant proposal for examining the relationship between type of service and speech and language outcomes as well.

Mainstream Update
One Essential Goal for the New School Year
A hearing itinerant from Clarke Schools, was consulting in a third-grade mainstream classroom about representing students with varied abilities and  physi cal appearances in children's literature.  The mainstream classroom teacher asked for book recommendations featuring characters with hearing loss.  Sh e shared the following list of books:

  • Picture Books
    • The Deaf Musicians by Pete Seeger
    • Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stenn Stryer
    • My Heart Glow by Emily Arnold McCully
    • The Printer by Myron Uhlburg
    • The Mitten String by Jennifer Rosner
    • The Moses Goes To series by Isaac Millman
  • Chapter Books
    • Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything by Lenore Look
    • Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
    • You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino
    • Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby
    • T4 by Ann Clare LeZotte
  • Graphic Books
    • El Deafo by Cece Bell

Lovin' Literacy - 
Selecting Books For Your Child
Calling all readers! We are ready to kick off another year of Lovin' Literacy! We have a lot of exciting things coming up this fall that include Scholastic Book Club orders, the BOOK IT reading program and a Book Fair.  Stayed tuned for more details...
The BOOK IT reading program will officially launch on October 1st.  Students are encouraged to read at least 10 minutes 
a day and track their reading minutes on the calendar provided.  Have your child color in the calendar each day they read.  This will motivate them to read more!  Each month we will have a "Star Reader" who gets to wear a special super hero cape at school if they read the most minutes. Our goal is to get 100% participation! 
Did you know...
"The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children." -Jim Trelease
"When you read to a child, you leap into the rare words that help most when it's time for school and formal learning." -Jim Trelease
"The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you'll go!" -Dr. Seuss
Book Recommendation for parents/caregivers:  "The Read Aloud Handbook" by Jim Trelease

Audiology Program Update 
ADHEAR has Plenty to Offer
ADHEAR is a non-surgical hearing solution that makes it possible for you to use the system and benefit immediately from better hearing. A DHEAR is the only non-surgical bone conduction device that does not apply pressure onto the skin and is therefore very comfortable to wear. 

The sound waves are transmitted onto the bone via the adhesive adapter which is placed on the skin behind the ear.   The adhesive adapter is very light and discreet. To find out more about how ADHEAR works, please Click Here.  

Social Work Corner
Hello Parents!   Last year, we mentioned that the PBIS team discovered a need for the team to provide opportunities for families to receive training on behavioral support/positive parenting strategies, specifically creating social stories for families. Thanks to Robyn Cox, our Discovery Center teacher, we now have a tutorial on how to create your own. Click here to access Robyn's tutorial.


Fundraising Corner!
Child's Voice named beneficiary of Lynfred Winery's Oktoberfest
Child's Voice has been selected by our friends at Lynfred Winery to receive a portion of the proceeds from their annual  Oktoberfest - a two-day celebration featuring German sing-a-longs, grape  spit ting, grape stomping and cork tossing!  Bring your friends, bring your family and bring your appetite!  

Donation Dish...Where are donations currently going?
Currently we are raising money for SMART Boards in each classroom.  These boards are making a big impact in class and the students love them. We are so grateful for your investment in this! Thanks to you and many civic partners, we have installed 5 boards - ONLY 5 more to go!  Thank you for your support!  
We Need Your Help!
Volunteer at Child's Voice
We are seeking volunteers to help in the classroom, at lunches, and during recess. Please click here to see a full list of volunteer (and career opportunities). Thank you for your interest and support!
Upcoming Child's Voice Events

Gatherings & Get-Togethers - Walk 4 Hearing
Sunday, September 30th
Lincoln Park, Chicago
To join the Child's Voice team, Click Here

Autumn Gala
Saturday, November 3rd 
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
For more information, please Click Here

Alex & Ani Charity by Design
(Child's Voice Fundraiser)
Thursday, November 8th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg

Winter Festival
Friday, December 21st
Child's Voice, Wood Dale

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