New WCWC Co-chair: Julie Burke
will be the new co-chair with Bridget Johnson due to the
resignation of Ruth Jacobs. We are happy Julie is stepping
up to the position!
School District 68 and the Community
Resource Center are cooperating to implement a “Mix It
Up” socialization activity. The trial activity will be held
in the 6th grade lunchrooms across the district
to encourage students to “Mix It Up” and meet new friends.
Studies have shown that lunchtime is a stressful social
time. Students will be grouped randomly through choosing
tokens of some kind. This activity is one way
school/community connections are being made, while at the
same time addressing needs of students. One goal is to
expand this activity to other grade levels.
School District 68-Jefferson
Jr. High has many intramural programs and sports for a
variety of interests. For Red Ribbon Week, Edgewood
had a “Drugs Make No Sense (Cents) Drive” in which students
donated change that added up to around $300.00! The money
was donated to the Community Resource Center. Meadowview
School will be hosting their annual Taste of Meadowview
event in February. It is an evening family event that is
enjoyed by all. Willow Creek School celebrated Red
Ribbon Week by having students make posters. Students also
watched videos depicting the background story of Red Ribbon
week. Willow Creek also hosted a food drive. In an
effort to use parents as resources, the school hosted an
activity in which a parent who is a scientist came in to
talk and demonstrate his career skills. Goodrich
School is working with students to promote good health by
adjusting lunch schedules so students will hopefully eat
calmly, not rush, and eat healthily.
Girl Scouts-Many summer
activities are planned and are posted on their website:
Metropolitan Family Services-They
are looking to expand their Big Brother/Big Sister program.
Would like to work cooperatively with schools. One
possibility is to have mentors come in to schools to work
with students. Their annual bowlathon is in March.
Volunteers are needed and welcome to join a team and bowl!
For more information, call Katie Sutfin at (630) 784-4834 or
MFS is also offering a Financial
Literacy program. It is a four workshop series and is free.
If you have questions, contact: Glenn Dagenais at
Parents As Teachers-please let
stay-at-home moms know there are preschool playgroups
available to their children. Also, for Spanish speaking
families, there are Family Nights once a month. For more
There are Library Lapsits available to
Spanish speaking preschoolers through the Woodridge Public
Library. Go online to:
http://www.woodridgelibrary.org/ for more
information on Library programs.
Woodridge Public Education
Foundation-The Foundation is sponsoring a fun run with
the Chamber of Commerce on May 6th. They are
looking for volunteers. There will be a one mile run/walk
for kids and then 5K and 10K runs. For more information
Community Resource Center-March
3rd, the CRC is sponsoring a Career Development
Fair at the Woodridge Park District from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Geared to students AND parents. There will be a short
workshop on completing online applications and developing a
resume. For program specifics email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodridge Park District-many
diverse programs available. See website for
Also—there is a Saturday morning
playgroup that parents of preschoolers may be interested in.
Advance registration is necessary.
WCWC Resources Committee: A
comprehensive booklet of social services available to DuPage
County residents was handed out. It is approved for
reproduction to give to residents. Excellent resource.
WCWC Health Committee: needs a
co-chair, no report at this time.
WCWC Diversity Committee: Martin
Luther King Celebration on Jan. 15th was very
successful. High School band and Jefferson Junior High
choral group performed.
Sixth grade “Mix It Up” activity
mentioned earlier also speaks to diversity and acceptance
within our community. One goal of this committee is to reach
out to children through diversity events.
WCWC Substance Abuse Committee:
no report at this time.
Community Wellness Council meeting:
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.