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Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter

The October 2017 issue of the Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter has arrived.  This issue features articles about dental health.  Learn about the importance of dental health for children and tips to make the most of your dental health routine.  We also have a fun and family-friendly activity to decorate a pumpkin.  Happy Fall!

To download the English newsletter, please click here.

To download the Spanish newsletter, please click here.


Family Support Group

The Oregon Family Support Network will be holding it’s bi-monthly meetings in Corvallis on October 10th and 24th (which is a change from the normal 31st meeting date). Please check out their Facebook page for Lincoln and Benton county to receive updates and information.  The speaker for the October 10th meeting will be OFSN’s Leah Skipworth. Leah has a background as a statewide trainer on special education topics, and she will be sharing her knowledge about IEPs, so bring your questions!
Food and supervised children’s activities provided at no cost. If possible, please let us know if you plan to attend. This helps us arrange for enough food – but drop ins are OK, too.
To view the October newsletter for Benton and Lincoln counties, please click here.

Family Fun Day – Save the Date!

The date has been set for the 41st Annual Family Fun Day:  Saturday, March 10, 2018!!  Held at the LBCC Activities Center, this annual fundraising event helps to build the Parent Education Grant fund, and attracts hundreds of young children from across Linn and Benton counties for a day of fun activities, good food, and lots of prizes!  Putt Putt Golf, Bouncy Castles, an obstacle course, a bean bag toss, fishing, a dig and dirt area, and basketball bowling give kids a lot of physical activity and excitement, while the face painting, play dough, silly putty, crown making, junk art, and a photo booth allow them to enjoy the fun of arts and crafts.  In addition, there will also be a wide selection of books and toys for sale, and a concessions stand to provide lots of delicious snacks and beverages.

Please put us on your calendar and plan on attending!


2018 Parenting Educators Celebration – Save the Date!

The 2018 Parenting Educators Celebration has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 12:00-2:30pm at the Fireside Room on the Linn-Benton Community College campus in Albany.  Please mark your calendar for this fun event.  We will have a speaker come to address the group, a luncheon, and time for team building and networking.  (More details will be forthcoming as we get closer to the date.)


2018 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference – Save the Date!

Please remember to mark your calendar for the upcoming Oregon Parenting Educators Conference at the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis.  Registration will begin on March 19, 2018.  The Welcome Reception will be held on May 20, 2018.  The Conference will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018.  The Training Institute will be held on May 22, 2018.

For more information, or to register, please click here.