October & November 2018
Child Screening Event
Thursday, October 11th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Child Screening Event at Food for Greater Elgin. Sponsored by a collaboration of EPEL, Easter Seals, Gail Borden Library and U-46 Give Me Five! Families signed up for Dolly Parton Imagination Library and 4 parents participated in screening their child. All were given resources, books and activities to take home with them.
Wednesday, November 28th from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Give Me Five! collaborated with Food for Greater Elgin, EPEL, Easter Seals and Gail Borden Library to encourage parents to do an online developmental screening. Parents took home many wonderful resources and a cart full of food!
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Saturday, October 20th from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Give Me Five! staff participated in the Taylor YMCA’s Trunk or Treat Event to answer questions about Early Childhood Programs. The weather moved us inside, but 119 adults and children made crafts and “Trunk or Treated” around the exercise gym.
VNA hosted Mobile Food Pantry
Wednesday, October 24th
VNA hosted a mobile food pantry in collaboration with the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Elgin Township. Families took home some great food as well as books donated from the Gail Borden Library and information about Give Me Five!
3rd Annual Dual Language Parent Academy
Saturday, November 10th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
During the 3rd Annual Dual Language Parent Academy at Elgin High School, parents took part in watching some of the many opportunities that U-46 offers for families. There was music, food and entertainment followed by breakout sessions.