Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Schedules

Summer is here and the schedule at the Town of Granby Youth Service Bureau changes a bit!  I will be out of the office the first two weeks of July and again the week of August 5th.  The rest of the summer will see me working some early mornings with our Holcomb Farm Youth Work Study Program.  Tuesday through Thursday we will be at the farm by 7:00 AM!  Since I see many of my clients during the school day, and now there is no school, my office hours are shifting from daytime to late afternoon and early evening.  I will be in the office from 1 to 8 PM on Mondays; 4 to 7 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, and 1 to 5:45 on Friday.  GO! will run of Friday evenings from 6 to 7:30 as usual!

The rest of the counselors will be busy working around their own vacation schedules and the vacation and camp schedules of the clients they work with.  Be sure to confirm your schedule with your counselor to ensure that appointments are scheduled appropriately!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The count down to summer is really on!  Kid after kid has been complaining to me that it feels as if time has stopped, and the last day of school will never arrive.  Funny how my perspective is a wee bit different.  Time is rushing by, and I have my fingers crossed that everything that needs to get done will be done before the family packs up and heads off for a two week family reunion!

The YSB is wrapping up its' first Love and Logic parenting program, and WOW!  Was it a success!!!  We will be offering another class beginning in September.  This was so worth the time parents invested in the once a week six week class.  I know I have been using the methods to great success, and it lives up to its publicity, Love and Logic takes the stress out of parenting and brings back the fun!

The summer schedule here at the YSB is always a little crazy.  Regular office hours are a thing of the past (past school year that is).  We will continue to be busy in the late afternoon and early evenings with family counseling.  The counselors and clients figure out how to work around the vacation and camp schedules as best as they can.

Our programs take on a summer theme.  Kids Play You Stay will continue to meet on Wednesday mornings at Holcomb Farm.  With nicer weather on the way, some outdoor activities will be in the works.

GO! will meet beginning the third Friday of July.  The 6th and 7th grade (soon to be 7th and 8th graders) will be hanging out at Salmon Brook Park most Friday evenings.  We will have use of the pond with life guard, as well as the rest of the parks amenities.

The Holcomb Farm Work Study program is kicking off.  Our younger teens will be working on the farm from 7 AM to 12 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Piper Dumont is the program coordinator, and I will be giving her a hand as the teens develop the work skills and ethic that will help them obtain and keep future jobs.  Piper has added an after noon enrichment program that will meet form one to three on the days the work study program runs.  This is open to any teens who may be looking for a fun, interesting way to spend a few afternoons.  Check out the Holcomb Farm website for more information on registering for the youth Enrichment Program!