Public Awareness “Winter Survival Training” to be held this Saturday, 4 Oct

20100107_winter-weather2_33cropThe 28 Logistics Readiness Squadron is holding a Public Awareness “Winter Survival Training” event on Saturday 4 Oct from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Ellsworth Base Theater.

They are encouraging folks to bring their vehicles by for a FREE pre-winter inspection, especially spouses of our deployed members. The inspections are to educate the owner of the privately owned vehicle regarding items that they may want to correct before the winter season.

Volunteers from several base squadrons and the South Dakota Department Of Transportation will be on hand to educate personnel regarding winter safety, safe driving practices, using 511 for information about road conditions, and winter recreation.

FREE What Employers Want Seminar

CEC_400The Corporate Education Center from Western Dakota Tech will be offering a What Employers Want Seminar here at the Ellsworth AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center.

Attendance is FREE to all Ellsworth AFB community members.

The seminar consists of three sessions, each lasting three hours. The dates are:

Monday, September 29, 2014 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, October 3, 2014 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Visit http://jobs4ellsworth.com/wew2014/ for more information and to learn how to register.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, 24 September at 4 PM!

FREE Parent University Workshop on Saturday, 27 September

ParentUniversityWorkshop_400Our partners at Youth & Family Services are offering a FREE Parent University Workshop on Saturday, September 27th from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM at General Beadle Community School in Rapid City.

This is the 20th year for the local adults only workshop. After a keynote speaker, they will be offering two breakout sessions with classes on topics such as:

  • Reclaiming the Teen Brain (ages 12-18)
  • Keeping Kids Safe (all ages)
  • Picking Your Battles (all ages)
  • Love and Logic Parenting (all ages)
  • Managing Difficult Behaviors in Young Children (ages 1-8 yrs)
  • Internet Safety (ages 9-18 yrs)
  • When the Worst Happens (all ages)

Check-in or registration begins at 8:00am and they will also offer a light breakfast at that time with Starbucks coffee and water provided. Download their flyer for more information.

No child care will be provided.

 

 

25 Ways To Ask Your Kids How Was School Today

By now those of you with school age kids have probably already made it home and attempted the “how was school today” conversation.

As a child my answer to my parents was always “fine,” “good,” or “alright,” but never much more. My mother would always have follow-up questions such as “what did you learn today?” as she attempted to get more than a one word answer out of me. Again my answer was the usual “nothing.” You may have done the same with your parents, but now you are on the other side of the table. So what do you do?

25-Ways-to-ask-your-kids-how-was-school-720x720Liz Evans, of the blog Simple Simon and Company, used to be a teacher and now has three kids. She too wanted more than a one word answer, so she came up with a list of 25 Ways To Ask Your Kids How Was School Today without asking “How was school today?”

After an overwhelming response to her original post, she added more questions for older kids in 25 Ways to Ask Your Teens ‘How Was School Today?’ WITHOUT asking them ‘How Was School Today?’.

Grief Camp (Camp Wakanyeja) for Children Taking Registrations Now

Camp Wakanyeja, sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network and Hospice of the Hills, is a one-day camp for children (ages 6-12 years) who have experienced a loss through death within a year.

Hospice of the Hills is holding the camp on Saturday, October 4, 2014. To register, call the Hospice Grief Center at (605) 719-7722 or (800) 209-5719. The cost of the camp is $5 per child or $10 per family. Scholarships are available.

The mission of the Camp is to provide a safe place for kids to express feelings related to the death of a loved one – a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend, or anyone else close to the child.

GriefCampWakanyeja_FlyerDownload their flyer or call the Hospice Grief Center at (605) 719-7722 or (800) 209-5719 for more information.