May 2013

Target helps CLC in the fight against illiteracy!

Target Cert of Appreciation -croppedTarget sponsors Books for Kids events

Target Corporation was recently acknowledged by the Community Learning Center for sponsoring our Free Books for Kids events during the 2012-2013 school year. Target gave the CLC a grant for $2,000 that allowed us to promote this event to six local elementary schools and to provide snacks and beverages for our children and families.

These events give us an opportunity to distribute hundreds of gently-used books to local children in order to encourage them to read. The children are also able to do arts and crafts, spend time on the playground and enjoy a book reading or storytelling by a local children’s book author.

Thank you to Target Corporation for your generosity and for helping to increase literacy among our local kids!

Kristen HarperTarget helps CLC in the fight against illiteracy!
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Parent Tip – Homework Help

Theresa ZeitzMake homework fun

Children have a better chance at success in school when parents take an interest in homework.  Parents, you can be supportive by demonstrating study skills, organizational skills, time management and by just maintaining a positive attitude!

  • Make sure your child has a quiet place to do homework that is well-lit and free of distractions.
  • Make sure your child is well-fed so he can stay focused. 
Kristen HarperParent Tip – Homework Help
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Mary Kay Makeover Contest

Mary Kay logo

Help CLC win $10, 000 in the Mary Kay voting contest!

Two of our wonderful volunteers, Lynn Posyton and Patricia Nemeth, are entered in the Mary Kay Makeover Contest to win $5,000 each for our Center. PLEASE vote for both of them EVERY day.

The contest began on May 12th at 1pm EST and ends on May 27th at 1pm EST. Vote using a valid email address and you can vote 5 times per email address each day! So please vote for both our gals! Here are their voting pages: – LYNN’s story – Voting page – PATRICIA’s story – Voting page 

Kristen HarperMary Kay Makeover Contest
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Parent Tip – Setting Goals

S.M.A.R.T. goals

How to be successful in school

To ensure your child’s success in school, goal-setting is a necessary beginning step!  When you and your child work on creating his academic goals, you should first find out what motivates and interests him.  The goals should line up with your child’s purpose so that he feels the value of achievement once the goals are met. 

  • Set a reasonable number of goals for your child to work on.  Overloading your child with too many targets could result in him not attempting to complete any of them.  Younger children especially benefit from a fewer number of goals set and often enjoy working on these goals one at a time.
  • Write the goals down. Simply stating the goals is not enough. Putting your child’s goals on paper makes them real.
  • Set S.M.A.R.T. goals!  S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for the five steps to follow when setting goals:  Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based.  It’s a simple tool used by individuals and businesses to move away from unsuccessful goal-setting and toward an actionable plan that gets results. 
Kristen HarperParent Tip – Setting Goals
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