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
- Struggling with parenting stress? Tantrums? Biting? Learn how to help your young child manage their strong emotions! Join MSU Extension’s Building Early Emotional Skills for Parents webinar series starting March 10th! This FREE online parenting series for parents of children 0-3 learn about and support their young child’s social emotional development including managing biting, tantrums and supporting your child’s emotions. Register Here
- Feeding America is offering FREE TURKEYS on MARCH 10th from 10am-3pm at the LMCU Ballpark. More information is linked here.
- March Mobile Food Pantry Schedule
- Need help filing your taxes? The United Way is sponsoring My Free Taxes to help families file their 2020 income tax for free.
- Protect Young Eyes is an excellent resource to help families, schools, and churches create safer digital environments. Their upcoming FREE webinar schedule is linked here
- Virtual Parenting Series Mondays from 8-9pm: Arbor Circle is bringing parenting support to you! This series focuses on building connections between parents and caregivers while providing opportunities to share ideas for facing current challenges. Click here for more information and a list of topics that will be addressed.
- Butterflies are Blooming at Meijer Gardens March 1-April 30! Click here for more information about hours and pricing.
- March is Reading Month! Check out the programs at the Georgetown Library
Screenagers: High stress, anxiety and depression are experienced by millions of young people. We follow physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age. This FREE event will be put on by the Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. Screening begins April 19th at 12pm, and can be watched up to two times between then and May 2nd. Please click this link for more information and to register.
- 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.
- The Georgetown Library has resources and programs for children of all ages.
- 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 phone
- 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?