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Fall 08 Newsletter

Fall 08 Newsletter

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Family Connection's newsletter from Fall 2008.
Family Connection's newsletter from Fall 2008.

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Published by: Family Connection of Easton, Inc. on Jan 17, 2009
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Family Connection of Easton, Inc. is a catalyst for change within schools, families, and the community.Through a team approach that includes families, the Easton Area School District, and communityorganizations, we improve academic performance, the quality of life, and the strength of our community.Family Connection of Easton, Inc., c/o Cheston Elementary School, 723 Coal Street, Easton, PA 18042.Phone: (610) 829-5819 ext. 35075. Email: familyconnection18042@yahoo.com. Visit us online:www.eastonsd.org/fc.
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Creating a Compassionate Community Where All Children and Families Have the Opportunity to Achieve Academic and Personal Success
 You’re Invited to our Birthday Party!
Family Connection is celebrating our 10th anniversary with abirthday party at Easton Area Elementary School, 1221Northampton Street, on Saturday September 20th from 11 a.m. to3 p.m. Please join us for birthday cake and ice cream, games,and lots of other fun activities for all ages. A flyer is enclosed.Everyone is invited, so please share the flyer with your family,friends, and coworkers. It’s going to be a fun day. I hope to seeyou there!
 Jessica R. DreistadtExecutive Director 
Table of Contents:
Walk for a HealthyCommunity
2Picnic at Hugh Moore Park 2Preschool Graduation
3Summer Arts Camp
Fall 2008
Students in our Summer Arts Camp exhibited their work at the Easton Area Public Library on July 22nd. Students had the opportunity to choose their favorite artwork and discuss it withthe audience.
Family Connectionof Easton, Inc.
Our Programs for School Success:
Family Supportat elementary schools in the EastonArea School District builds family-school-community partnerships toensure that families have theinformation and support needed to beeffective and engaged members of theschool community.Parents Who Careis a family bonding and wellnessprogram that builds on families’strengths, develops positive parentingskills, and promotes fun familyactivities.Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP)is an early childhood educationprogram that prepares children andfamilies for school success throughweekly home visits over a two-year period.21st Century Community LearningCenter (CCLC)is an afterschool academic enrichmentprogram that prepares students atCheston Elementary School to meetstate academic standards throughhands-on learning activities andindividualized attention.All programs are offered at no cost tofamilies.
to the teamsthat walked for Family Connectionat the Walk for a HealthyCommunity, presented byHighmark Blue Shield:
American Eagle OutfittersCheston Elementary SchoolFamily Connection Staff Northampton County Children & YouthPaxinosa Elementary SchoolWachoviaAnd thank you to Wegman’s for providing snacks for our walkers!
Parent-Child Home Program students and their familiesenjoyed a picnic at Hugh Moore Park. Sonya Dollins-Coltonfrom the National Canal Museum read
Head to Toe
and ledthe children in an Animal Parade. She also organized acraft activity for the students and families. After a visit fromBalloons the Clown, everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch. Allchildren took home the book,
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Walkers from Family Connection and Cheston Elementary School at theWalk for a Healthy Community, presented by Highmark Blue Shield.
Our Staff 
 Jessica R. Dreistadt
Executive Director 610-829-5819 ext. 35075dreistadtj@eastonsd.org
Tiffany L. Theadford
Finance and Administration Coordinator 610-829-5819 ext. 35074theadfordt@eastonsd.org
Lisa Bedoya
Family Support Coordinator Parents Who Care Coordinator 610-250-2551 ext. 24006bedoyal@eastonsd.org
Cheri Albertson
Family Support SpecialistCheston Elementary Schools610-250-2542 ext. 20004albertsonc@eastonsd.org
Wende Fazio
Family Support SpecialistPalmer, March, Tracy, and Forks ElementarySchools610-250-2521 ext. 23024faziow@eastonsd.org
Cathy Ziegenfuss
Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP)Coordinator 610-250-2542 ext. 20018ziegenfuc@eastonsd.org
Rubenia MaganaMarci NunezMargie Pearsall
PCHP Family Literacy Specialists
 Jill Summerill-Fretz
CCLC Program Coordinator 610-250-2542 ext. 20023sfj@eastonsd.org
Diane BrotzmanSandy Le
CCLC Program Assistants
Freda Fries
Educational Consultant
PCHP Graduation
Family Connectionof Easton, Inc.
Board of Directors
Lynn KutchPresidentPat Hunter Vice PresidentPastor David NewmanSecretary Jacob W. RugglesTreasurer  Julie A. Bator Val BowmanElyse CostelloLisa CurryDiane Evanowski Josie GallowayDavid Hightower Caroline JosephDee LohmanTracy PiazzaNatasha SerranoGreg Shoemaker 
We are so proud of the sixteen (16) students who graduated from theParent-Child Home Program this year. Congratulations!! Agraduation ceremony was held at the Easton Area Public Library onMay 28th. Over 50 children attended, including students in their firstyear and siblings of PCHP students.

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