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Parenting the Love and Logic Way class registration ends Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Education Briefs

Parenting the Love and Logic Way offers simple, practical techniques to help parents raise responsible children of all ages, have more fun in their role and easily and immediately change their children's behavior. The class is designed for parents and educators of all ages, and registration ends Tuesday, Jan. 16

The class will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays between Jan. 30 and March 13 at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

The class is free, and free child care will be offered.

For more information or to register, contact Charity Reiser at 970-824-8282 ext. 2043 or charity.reiser@state.co.us.

High school report cards out Friday, Jan. 12

Moffat County High School Principal Kyle York has announced that report cards will be distributed to high school students Friday, Jan. 12.

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“Parents should be on the look out for them tomorrow after school,” York said.

Family Night Animal 'Mask'arade' set Jan. 16

Families are invited to a wild time during Connections4Kids family night “mask’arade” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. Parents and children, from birth to age 8, are invited to create an animal mask. Materials, snacks and beverages will be provided. The event is free to attend.

For more information contact Parent Education Center Coordinator Trish Snyder at 970-824-1081 or parented@connections4kids.org.

Winter Reading Program set to run through March

Moffat County Library is offering a Winter Reading Program through March, to include game nights, new family story times, a youth winter book club and new themes for preschool story times.

The program will feature the following.

• Game Nights at Village Inn

Village Inn and Moffat County Libraries will host multiple events the second Monday of February and March, with Kids Eat Free Family Game Night at Village Inn.
Children age 10 and younger eat free, and they and their families can enjoy games and activities with plenty of prizes, including titles that will be part of the library's Winter Book Club. Open-house seating is first-come, first-served.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12
Where: Village Inn, 1103 W. Victory Way
Cost: Children age 10 and younger eat free

More information: 970-824-9600 or vicraig@lovevi.com

• Family Story Time

Stories and activities for the whole family at 3:45 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.

Themes are as follows.
Jan. 18 – Warm up to a New Book
Feb. 15 – Friendship
March 15  – The Power of Poetry

• Winter Book Club

The club, which meets at 11 a.m., is for readers age 10 and older.  Readers will read a book before the club meets, then share thoughts about the book and participate in an activity.

Dates and book selections are as follows.
Jan. 27 – “Book Scavengers,” by Jennifer Bertman
Feb. 24 – “I'll Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives,” by Caitlin Alfirenka
March 31 ­– “The Bone Thief,” by Alyson Noel

• Book signing

Local author Jessica Prather will visit the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 to talk about her new junior fiction book series, “The Traitor's Crux,” and sign copies of her books. Prather grew up in Craig, where she spent her time immersed in reading, filling notebooks with fiction and enjoying the outdoors. She graduated from Moffat County High School and resides in Utah.

• Story Times at the Moffat County Library

Story Times are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursdays in the Craig branch of the library, 570 Green Street. Librarians ask parents to arrive early, as entering late causes distractions.

Dates and themes are as follows.
Jan. 18 – Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales
Jan. 25 – Let's Build a Snowman
Feb. 1 – It's Ground Hog Day
Feb. 8 – Valentine's/Friendship
Feb. 15 ­– Dental Health
Feb. 22 – Arctic Animals
March 1 – Dr. Seuss
March 8 – Let's Be Silly
March 15 – St. Patrick's Day
March 22 – Spring
March 29 – Riddles and Rhymes Poetry

Register online for CNCC Community Education spring classes

Those interested in learning the art of stained glass, becoming more skilled with a computer or obtaining professional development may be interested in Colorado Northwestern Community College’s schedule of spring classes. CNCC offers courses for people of all interests, backgrounds and ages. Register online at cncc.edu/community.

Positive Youth Development training offered Jan. 25

Colorado is recognized as a leader in promoting and operationalizing Positive Youth Development at the state, local and community level.

PYD is an approach that incorporates the development of skills, opportunities and authentic relationships into programs, practices and policies to help young people reach their full potential. The training is open to youth-serving professionals or anyone interested in youth well-being.

PYD is based on the following five principals.

• Strengths-based: The program adopts a holistic approach that focuses on the inherent strengths of an individual, family or community, then building upon them.
• Inclusive: The program addresses the needs of all youth by ensuring that our approach is culturally responsive.
• Engaging youth as a partner: The program ensures the intentional, meaningful and sustained involvement of youth as equitable partners in the programs, practices and policies that seek to impact them.
• Collaborative: The program creates meaningful partnerships within and across sectors to effectively align our work.
• Sustainable: The program addresses long-term planning through funding, training, capacity building, professional development and evaluation in order to ensure ongoing support and engagement of youth.

Grand Futures and the Routt and Moffat County Communities That Care coalitions are partnering with Eagle River Youth Coalition and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to provide a regionalized PYD training in Steamboat Springs and Craig later this month
Training is free, though availability is limited. Those interested are encouraged to register as soon as possible at pydtrainings.eventbrite.com.

Foundation accepting applications from area nonprofits

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit groups in the community.

Grants will be awarded to select institutes that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas. The foundation also supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, or STEAM. The Foundation also occasionally supports programs for adults.

Since 2008, the Bessie Minor Swift Foundation has awarded more than $450,000 in grants to organizations in communities where Swift Communications conducts business. This year, the fund will consider applications for grants representing a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000.

The application deadline is Feb. 15, and grant recipients will be announced May 1.

For more information or to view the application, visit bessieminorswift.org.

Scholarships available for juniors graduating in 2019

Applications are now being accepted for Positive Coaching Alliance's Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarships.

PCA awards scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their responses to questions pertaining to how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor, by PCA Founder Jim Thompso

For applications, eligibility requirements and rules to know before applying visit positivecoach.org/awards-programs/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships