Volume 9 | September 2020
MONTHLY NEWS & UPDATES
JOIN OUR PARENT ARMY!
ANNOUNCING OUR POWER2PARENT UNION
On August 27, 2020, hundreds gathered outside the Clark County School District Administrative Center to demand that schools open for face-to-face instruction with a strong plan and safety measures in place. Parents know what is best for their children. Governor Sisolak, teachers unions, and elected officials are not listening to parents. Well funded, special interest groups are catered to while leaving out the voices of thousands of parents, even though they are making decisions for our children. We may not be a special interest group, but we do have a special interest...our children!

Power2Parent is proud to announce our Power2Parent Union that will give families a more powerful collective voice to influence policy and legislation in Nevada.  

FOR $25 PER YEAR

-Receive parent & child advocacy

-Be a part of a large collective voice of Nevada parents 

-Take part in legislative efforts to protect children and families

-Have a voice in endorsing candidates that support protecting parent voice, families and children

-Be invited to exclusive parent events, meetings, town halls, and more

-Have access to board members for consultation on issues facing individual families

*Grandparents and/or concerned community members
are also welcome to join!

We need an army of empowered parents and community members to influence elections, legislation, education and other issues to protect our parental voice.
STAY INVOLVED!
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
ON SCHOOL REOPENING!
Please email your Trustee to let her know your opinion on school reopening plans. Your voice matters!

CCSD SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
Trustee Emails:
Deanna Wright - wrightdl@nv.ccsd.net
Chris Garvey - garveca@nv.ccsd.net
Linda Young - youngle@nv.ccsd.net
Irene Cepeda - cepedia@nv.ccsd.net
Lola Brooks - brookla@nv.ccsd.net
Danielle Ford - forddl@nv.ccsd.net
Linda Cavazos - cavazlp@nv.ccsd.net
Jesus Jara - jarajf@nv.ccsd.net
WCSD SCHOOL BOARD INFORMATION
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."

TOOLS & RESOURCES
HOW TO TALK ABOUT BODY IMAGE WITH YOUR TEENS
A group in the UK reached out to us to offer resources on talking with your teens about body image. They offer practical advice for improving self-esteem and supporting teenagers as they grow.

CONSIDERING HOMESCHOOLING?
Do you have questions about homeschooling and wonder if it might be right for your family? Considering homeschooling and just don't know how to get started? Come learn about homeschooling in Nevada from the woman who helped write Nevada's homeschool laws. Elissa Wahl, co-founder of the Nevada Homeschool Network and RISE Education Resource Center, will be on hand in an informal gathering what will allow you to get all your questions answered.

INTRODUCTION TO HOMESCHOOLING

Wednesday, September 16th 7pm-9pm, Click here to register

HOMESCHOOLING & MICROSCHOOLING IN NEVADA

To homeschool your child in Nevada, you'll need to fill out a Notice of Intent to Homeschool and mail it to the District office where you live. Then notify your school, in writing, you will be withdrawing your children and homeschooling them. You do not need to answer any questions from your school, or provide them with any other information. You can find the address to mail the NOI form here.

Parents who live in the Clark County School District can use this CCSD Guide to Homeschooling for additional help in CCSD.

For a list of Homeschool resources, visit our website: https://www.power2parent.org/homeschool.html
UPDATED: CCSD FOOD DISTRIBUTION
The Clark County School District (CCSD) will continue providing breakfast and lunch to students during the closure of our schools. Student food distribution pods will be set up at school locations throughout the district.  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.

POWER2VOTE!
Elections are November 3rd and we are committed to endorsing candidates in Nevada who listen to the voice of parents in Nevada. We've sent out questionnaires to candidates in the Nevada races to determine who supports parents and who supports increasing government control over children. We will send out our endorsements as soon as we finish compiling the answers.


POWER2TEACH
MONTHLY GIFT CARD WINNER
CONGRATULATIONS ROBIN PAUL-WOOLEVER!
Robin 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.
Robin is a 1st grade teacher at Winnemucca Grammar School. She was nominated by Megan McNeil who had this to say about her:

"I’d like to nominate Mrs. Paul-Woolever from Winnemucca Grammar School. My son had a very bad first year of school. He didn’t ever want to go. He felt like his teacher hated him. Than he went to WGS for 1st grade and got Mrs. Paul-Woolever. She helped him learn to love school. He was so excited to go every day. He has ADHD and Mrs. Paul-Woolever was so patient and kind with him. She knew exactly how to keep him happy and succeeding. She helped me and my husband come up with strategies for home to help him and anything we decided to do she also did in the classroom to keep it consistent. I will never be able to thank her enough for what she has done for my son and for us as parents. I will always be grateful for her. :)"

Thank you, Robin, for being an outstanding teacher in Nevada! We love our Nevada teachers and want to show our appreciation in a BIG way.

WHO IS YOUR CHILD'S FAVORITE TEACHER?
What teacher makes your child excited to go to school each day? What teacher has given your child a love of learning?

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

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
HELP US GET A CHROMEBOOK TO EVERY CHILD IN NEED
There are children in Nevada who still need chromebooks in order to participate in distance education while schools are closed. Help us help them!


Reaching our goal of $8,000.00 will allow us to bridge the gap of equitability between students that must learn in a distance learning environment.
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?
Power2Parent is a non-profit organization that operates entirely on donations. If you like what you see, please consider contributing to us, so we can continue our work to help parents and families.