May's Family Fun Guide
Created by Great Lakes Bay Parents - Informing parents since 2012!
UPCOMING EVENTS:
RSVP by EMAILING: jkozan@sisd.cc
RSVP by EMAILING: jkozan@sisd.cc
SIGN-UP FOR FALL 2021 PRESCHOOL
Saginaw County Preschool with Saginaw ISD

Saginaw County Preschool with Saginaw ISD is a collaboration of school districts and community-based providers who offer State (GSRP) and Federally (Head Start) funded preschool services for qualifying families.

RESOURCES FOR KIDS
GREAT LAKES BAY PARENTS
The KIDS CALENDAR includes local BUSINESSES offering for both in-person and virtual programming: 

  • Virtual & in-house events
  • Story Times
  • Open Museums & Nature Centers
  • STEM events
  • Spring events

GREAT LAKES BAY PARENTS' DIRECTORY
Farmers Market

Shop locally and support our region's farmers at a Farmer's Market near you.

Summer Camps

Plan your child's summer with the Great Lakes Bay Parents' SUMMER CAMP DIRECTORY. Search by county or theme.

READ ASSOCIATION OF SAGINAW
Reading for at least 20 minutes per day helps children grow in their reading skills and enjoyment. Give your child the opportunity to read with a trained, caring mentor to help support positive reading practices and interactions on a weekly basis. Sign your child up for the Digital Mentor Program by clicking HERE.  

Please call 989-755-8402 or email cpape@readsaginaw.org with any questions.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
STEM PIPELINE
2020-21 STEM Passport

The Great Lakes Bay Region is home to a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) destinations and programs. Experience five (5) or more programs and your family
will receive a prize on behalf of the STEM Impact Initiative & MiSTEM Network.

FREE KID/ FAMILY EVENTS
SAGINAW - CASTLE MUSEUM

May 6 & 20 @10:30am
June 3 & 17 @10:30am
July 8 & 22 @10:30am
August 12 & 26 10:30am

RSVP: call (989)752-2861 ext. 311
ONLINE - PUBLIC LIBRARIES OF SAGINAW
The Public Libraries of Saginaw have gone all virtual. To learn more about their upcoming programs visit their website: www.saginawlibrary.org/events/upcoming

Miss Maureen's Preschool Story Time - Tuesdays in May on Facebook.

Mother Goose Rock & Rhyme Puppet Shows - Thursdays in May on Facebook.

Miss Beth's Krazy Krafts - Fridays in May on Facebook Page doing striking and fun crafts related to the week's story time theme for kids ages 3-6!

Listen & Move Storytime - Mondays in May on Facebook page. This program is designed for preschool age children but all ages are welcome to participate!  

New Book News! - May 22 on Facebook.
**The Public Libraries of Saginaw is a participant in the STEM Passport. Attend events (in-person or virtual) and receive a $25 gift card courtesy of MiSTEM. 

ONLINE - BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
FRANKENMUTH WICKSON DISTRICT LIBRARY
Ages 1-6 can join us for stories, songs and movement. Space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions so registration is required.

Call 652-8323 for more information.
FRANKENMUTH RIVER PLACE SHOPS
FRANKENMUTH RIVER PLACE SHOPS
SAGINAW - HAITHCO RECREATION AREA
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - SAGINAW COUNTY PARKS
TALKING IS TEACHING
You are your child's lifelong teacher.

"Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing" is a public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions ... "

For more Talking is Teaching tips and resources visit: talkingisteaching.org
PARENTING CLASSES
RSVP for the Event
PEER 360 RECOVERY ALLIANCE
MICHIGAN.GOV
Stay Well - Family Support Group
May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 4pm

Many MI parents are feeling overwhelmed by extra responsibilities and stress from COVID-19. Register for a virtual support group specifically for parents of children 18 and younger, hosted by our Stay Well counseling team. Find comfort talking to others who share similar feelings.

RESOURCES
LISTEN to the RADIO PROGRAM
COVID-19 VACCINE
The Saginaw County Health Department now has an online COVID-19 vaccine registration: www.mysaginawhealth.org
FOOD NEEDS - SAGINAW COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
FOOD NEEDS - YMCA OF SAGINAW
Grab & Go Meals at YMCA of Saginaw
1915 Fordney St.
Saginaw, MI 48601
989.753.7721

YMCA of Saginaw is proud to offer FREE healthy meals for every child 18 and under through our Mission Nutrition and Healthy Out of School Time programs.

The meals we serve every school day and everyday throughout the summer help more children get the nutrition they need for good health.

Pick up meals Monday to Friday from 4-6pm.

CLOTHING NEEDS - SVRC INDUSTRIES BUILDING
SAGINAW COUNTY GSC ASQ ONLINE
Is My Child On Track: Track your child's development
You've been invited to participate in the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3), to help you keep track of your child's development. The questionnaire may be provided every 2-, 4- or 6- month period. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes questions about your child's communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills.

DAY CARE & PRESCHOOL
Great Start to Quality helps families find the best early learning settings for their children and helps educators improve the care they give to children.

DIAPER NEEDS
The Diaper Alliance

The Diaper Alliance cannot give diapers directly to families, please contact one of the partner agencies.

LifeClinic Community Resources 989.754.0091
4364 State Street
Saginaw, MI 48603

Saginaw County Business & Education Partnership SCBEP
989.399.0025
1213 S. Washington
Saginaw, MI 48601

CAN Council
989.752.7226
1311 N. Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602
Pregnancy Care Center
989.752.7664
916 Gratiot Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602"

Teen Parent Services Youth Protection Council
989.792.6789
1226 N. Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602

Great Lakes Bay Health Centers
989.759.6470
501 Lapeer Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48607
RESOURCES TO HELP PAY YOUR BILLS
Consumers Energy

Visit the Consumer Energy website to learn about how they can assist you with paying your energy bill.

Learn about:
  • Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy (CARE)
  • Public Assistance Programs
  • Payment Plans

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