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					                                            SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2009
 Ballinger Family
 Support Center                               Family Activities

   Ballinger Family Support Center
   A program of Center for Human Services     Open Computer Lab: Monday—Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Our
                                              computer lab is open for email, internet, homework, or job search.
           2200 NE 201st Pl.                  Ballinger Gardening: The children and families have their garden spaces
          Shoreline, WA 98155                 now and have planted many vegetables, which are growing very well.
                                              Jamil our Garden Naturalist is available to help with weeding, planting,
         Phone: (206) 362-2842                watering and information.
          Fax: (206) 631-8964
                                              Play and Learn: A preschool for Caregivers and parents children.
                                              Activities promoting kindergarten readiness and parent Education.
           Monday - Thursday
                                              Thursdays 10-12PM Contact Jane Shumway.
          9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.              Back to School Event: Saturday August 29the 1-3pm Ridgecrest Ele-
           4:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m.               mentary. Pick up school supplies, get haircuts, food, clothing and fun.
                                              This is a free event. To register Call (206)393-4916 or on line at

                                              Adult Activities

                                              ELL (English Language Learning & Citizenship): Is Tuesdays 5-7 pm
                                              It will also be held at the Shoreline Family Center at 17018-15th Avenue
                                              NE in Shoreline. Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3pm

                                              New: Family Support Blog: Keep up with what is happening at your
                                                   local Family Support Center. www.chsfamilysupport.
 June 18th Join us to celebrate the                                                    
 end of our Spring Quarter
 another great year at the Ballinger          Youth Activities
 Family Support Center! We will               _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 have the Y, Ballinger Summer                 Camp Ballinger-July 7-August 13th Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays
 Camp and preschool sign ups. All             from 12:30-4 pm. Enrichment Activities-include Topics: Up In The
 families are welcome. Children               Sky, Under The Sea, and On Your Feet. Fun Field trips & Lunch Provided.
 must be accompanied by a parent              BAT Come together to share, exchange ideas and have a good time!
 or caregiver! Barbeque & fun                 Field trips, and Snacks provided Fridays 2-6 pm
 Thursday 5-7 pm
 activities. Bring food to share              Letter from the Editor
                                              We would like to welcome Jane Shumway our new Play and Learn
             Resources                        Facilitator to our Center. Jane has years of experience in the field of
 If you need community assistance             Early Childhood and Special Needs. We feel fortunate to have her as
please feel to drop by on Mondays             part of our staff. I would also like to thank all of our community part-
through Thursdays from 9-                     ners and volunteers who have helped support our efforts this year.
11:30am and speak to one of our               Have a Great Summer!!
Family Support Specialists.                   Tamara Piwen
Tamara Piwen, Morgan Moore
                                                                                                     April, May and June 2009

                                                       Summer 2009
Ballinger Family
Support Center

    Family Support Blog

 Stay informed about what is        Need time to chill out? Need community service hours to
 happening new at your local        graduate? Want to do service learning projects to get you out into
   Family Support Centers           the community? All high school students are welcome to join and
                                    experience new and exciting events while learning leadership and
   www.chsfamilysupport.            teamwork skills.
                                    BAT events will be announced soon! Contact Morgan Moore
                                    ( for more information.

                                                 Shoreline Parks and Recreation offers teens great
                                                         opportunities for Summer events!

                                    July 8 12-6
        Camp Ballinger              July 22nd 12-6
                                    August 5th Movie Night
   Summer Camp at Ballinger         August 26th Wild waves
               Free                 Watch for the flyers
 Do your children need to have
something to do in the summer       Teens must register for each trip. Permission slips are available in the
while still keeping up with their   Ballinger Homes Family Support Center. All trips are free!
  academics. Sign them up for       Contact John De Los Santos Teen Program Assistant for more
                                    information. (206)801-2645
summer camp while they keep
      learning in a fun way.
 Sign ups at The Block party        Questions? E-mail Tamara ( or Morgan (
            June 18th
  Location to be announced