Welcome to the
Macdonough Elementary School
Family Resource Center
A warm welcome from the Macdonough Family Resource Center!
There are many fun, special and important events that happen at the FRC and Macdonough School.
The FRC is located on the bottom floor, across from the cafeteria.
Here at the Family Resource Center, our goals are:
To provide a welcoming environment at school and support parent involvement.
To build and nurture the school and home partnership.
To support family literacy and language development for young children.
To increase children's readiness for beginning school.
To provide information and referrals to help our parents and families.
To provide workshops and meetings on topics important to parents and families.
To offer a range of recreational and educational opportunities that support positive relationships with peers and adults.
Some of our programs include:
PLAY & LEARN GROUPS for children birth to 5 accompanied with their parent or caregiver
Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:00-10:30.
FIT FAMILIES: Get the whole family in shape exercising, learning about nutrition and supporting each other
Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30
PARENTS IN ACTION (PIA): Work with other parents to complete projects for the school, teachers and the FRC
Thursdays beginning at 9:00
LIT & LAUNDRY: An opportunity to do your laundry for free while enjoying books with your child
Fridays mornings (Call or stop in to sign-up for a time slot)
FRC BOUTIQUE: Pick out gently used clothing, shoes, toys and housewares for free
Dates and Times to be determined
We also offer HOME or PERSONAL VISITS with a certified Parent Educator for families pregnant or with children ages birth to five as well as with families with school age children. Using the Parents as Teachers National model, personal visits include providing information about child development and support for overall family well-being. Visits include developmental screenings in all areas including social and emotional, language, gross and fine motor and cognitive development. In addition, personal visits are designed to support families in needed areas such as but not limited to connecting to the school, community resources, discipline, family routines, and employment support.
Special Programs and Events:
* Visits to Vinnie's Jump & Jive, Russell Library and Kid City Musuem
* Raising Readers Training for Parents, Day Care Providers and Kith & Kin
*Circle of Security Parent/Caregiver groups
For more information please contact:
Nikki Belton, Site Coordinator
Marisa Corso, Parent Educator
Amy Waterman, FRC Program Coordinator