Connecting families to community resources and supporting parent-teacher collaboration.
a Parent Liaison Can Help
Have a question about the school or your child’s academics?
Wondering about activities or resources that are available?
Need help finding childcare?
Need to connect with Department for Health and Human Services for a Bridge card, insurance, or other supports?
We help ensure stability and support for students and families without a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
Need help connecting with a counselor, psychologist, or other mental health professional?
Beth is starting her second year as a Parent Liaison for Jenison Public Schools. Prior to this, Beth spent 10 years as a speech pathologist in Grand Rapids and 12 years as an SLP with Jenison’s ASD program. Beth graduated from Western Michigan University with a major in Speech Pathology and minors in Spanish and Elementary Education. She received her M.A. in Speech Pathology from Eastern Michigan University. In her spare time, Beth loves spending time with her family, boating, and reading. Beth provides support to Bauerwood, Bursley, Rosewood, JIA, and the High School.
Mary is starting her fourth year as a Parent Liaison for Jenison Public Schools. Prior to being a Parent Liaison, Mary spent 25 years teaching third grade. Mary graduated from Hope College with a degree in elementary and special education. Her Master’s Degree is from Cleveland State University where she focused on Early Childhood Special Education. Mary loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, and playing pickleball.
Mary provides support to El Puente, Pinewood, Sandy Hill, the Junior High and the ECC. .
Opportunities for Families
Rebounderz of Grand Rapids is a great place to take the kids this summer! Rebounderz, is a state-of-the-art indoor trampoline arena and extreme fun center in Jenison. It features a massive 56-Bed Combo-Jumper, a Super Dodgeball Jumper, the Rebounderz JumpXTREME Tower, 4-Lane Basketball Slam, a 6-Lane Foam Pit, and a Human Foosball game. Rebounderz also offers a large Arcade, a Virtual Reality Experience, and a Laser Tag arena. Check them out at Rebounderz Grand Rapids
JPS Reads! Join the Summer Reading Program at the Georgetown Library. You can fill out your progress online, or download and print this Reading Log to win coupons, beads, and be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing.
- Looking to stay cool this summer? Check out the list of splash pads in the area that you can visit.
- Free outdoor movies and concerts: Click on the link for the 2021 summer lineup of free outdoor concerts and movies.
- Shopping for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables? Visit these local Farmer’s Markets in Georgetown and the Greater Grand Rapids Area.
- Looking for some indoor fun? GR kids has a list of places where you can Bowl for Free!
- Road Trip: 4th and 5th graders can get into Sleeping Bear Dunes for free. See the link for more details.
JPS Summer Pool Activities: Please see the attached fliers for opportunities to participate in JPS summer pool activities.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program is an opportunity for eligible households to receive one monthly benefit in the form of a discount of up to $50/month on eligible fixed or mobile broadband services and associated equipment for participating providers. Please see the attached attached flyer for more information on the program.
Double Up Food Bucks: You can get up to $50 in FREE produce through the Double Up Food Bucks when you make purchases with your Bridge Card or Pandemic EBT student food benefits at participating Farmers Markets. See www.westmichiganfarmmarkets.com for a listing of Farmers Markets. The DUFB match is up to $50 a day this year. Farmer’s Markets Accepting Bridge Cards – Double Up Food Bucks Flyer – Farmers accepting Bridge Cards
- Summer Tutoring: Looking for summer tutoring for your elementary-aged student? See this resource for options in our community.
- GVSU K-12 Connect – Supporting Future Success: K-12 Connect has quickly expanded its free programs to further provide educational and mentoring services on a year-round basis. See below for more information on the current programs K-12 Connect offers. https://www.gvsu.edu/k12connect/
- FREE COLLEGE –Michigan residents 25 and older who don’t have a college degree can now apply for funding to cover community college tuition costs or skilled trades training scholarships. Click here for more information or to apply.
- Community Action House offers Financial Wellness WORKSHOPS that provide courses, services, and counseling at no cost to community members for home buying education, financial capability, and foreclosure intervention.
- Looking for outdoor fun for your family? There is a new interactive nonmotorized trail map which features 4,600 miles of trails.
- Resilience offers resources for helping to end domestic violence. Many services are being offered virtually. Check out the website to get connected or call the 24 Hour Help Line at 1-800-848-5991 for free and confidential support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
- The Fresh Guide to EBT answers all of your questions related to food stamps in Michigan. And best of all, the Fresh EBT app for Iphone and Android helps you keep track of all of your EBT information right on your pho
- Gently used Boy’s clothing sizes 6-14
- Auto Repairs
- $10-$20 gas cards
- washer and dryer
Do you have have items or services to add to the list?