The Block Island Times

Parenting workshops announced

By Gloria S. Redlich | Dec 21, 2011

School social worker Summer Riker announced she had arranged to bring Bill Corbett to address teacher and parenting workshops scheduled for Wednesday, January 11.

As part of her professional development, Riker explained, she had recently attended a webinar in which the presenter was Corbett, who is the founder and president of the parent training organization Cooperative Kids. He is also the author of the book series Love, Limits & Lessons: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Cooperative Kids.

Riker is very enthusiastic about Corbett and the upcoming workshops. She noted he provides practical techniques on how to set limits and handle challenging behaviors. The host of the cable TV show, Creating Cooperative Kids, Corbett has been described as using “his exceptional style of speaking and humor” as he reaches out “to help parents and professionals nationally.”

The January workshops are planned for faculty from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and for parents from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school library.

In a round-up of recent fundraising events, Administrative Assistant Pat Balles spoke of the recent “Merry Berry Fair” as “an awesome event!” Tallying the totals from the sale of Hurricane apparel, a plant sale and the fair, Balles said the sponsors, School Friends, raised $3,300.

The annual Scholastic Book sale was launched on the same day as the fair and was planned to run until Friday, December 16, at noon. All monies from the book fair go to the year book.

Art teacher Teri McCombe wanted community members to “drop by the Block Island Grocery to look at the Christmas tree” there because the ornaments had been handmade by Block Island School children from grades kindergarten through seven.

Fourth grade teacher Kristine Monje is planning to take her class off island to visit Slater Mill and the Rhode Island State House on Monday, December 19.

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