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District offers ways to help parents, students cope with grief

Jan. 8, 2013

In response to recent tragedy in the school community, (see story on Page 11) the Hamilton School District's parent network, Get Connected, is offering the program "Helping Children Move Forward Through Grief" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 in the Hamilton High School Little Theater, W220 N6151 Town Line Road.

Presenters are Linda Linscott, a program and services director at Kyle's Korner - The Reiman Center for Grieving Children Teens and Their Families who specializes in grief counseling and Martina Gollin-Graves, a project and outreach manager with Mental Health America of Wisconsin who coordinates Survivors Helping Survivors support groups.

Topics include:

Learn the difference between grief, depression and normal teenage angst

Get tips to help your children when they go through difficult times

Know when to take action on mental health concerns

Discuss with other parents how to help others move forward through grief

RSVP is required with name, phone, email to Kristin Hasbrook hasbkr@hamilton.k12.wi.us. (Parents are welcome to bring their middle or high school students with them.)

Get Connected programs are offered throughout the school year. Get Connected programs aim to help parents navigate children through their school years with funding from United Way of Waukesha County "Helping Kids Succeed" initiative and local support.

For more information, visit www.hamilton.k12.wi.us/GetConnected.

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Rotary Pancake Day: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 28, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Fundraiser for the Waukesha Rotary Club is 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Expo Center Arena. Advance tickets at Waukesha State Bank, downtown location., $5-$7. $5 advance, $7 at the door; free for children 5 and younger. www.waukesharotary.org.

Ninth Annual Oconomowoc Rotary Wine & Brew Fest: 5 p.m. Feb. 28, Olympia Resort, 1350 Royale Mile Rd, Oconomowoc. Wine, food and beer. Features foods from the best of our local restaurants. Purchase tickets at $50 from an O-Town Rotarian, through Facebook, or in person at most area First Bank Financial Centre locations, Books & Company & Lorleberg True Value Hardware. See more at www.oconomowocrotary.org. $50.

Chili Tasting: 11 a.m. Feb. 28, The Garden Mart, W297 S9115 Highway 83, Mukwonago. Chili tasting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local vendors will be selling unique merchandise. Judging is open to the public and all proceeds from voting will be donated to the Mukwonago Food Pantry. Event is free. Call (262) 363-5252 for information.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash Literacy Event: 10 a.m. Feb. 28, Hartland North Elementary, 232 Church Street, Hartland. Families with children in 4-year old kindergarten through second grade are invited to a special event. The Cat in the Hat and the Lorax will celebrate with a big birthday cake for all of our guests along with lots of literacy activities based around Dr. Seuss books.

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

 

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