Monday, September 18, 2017

And the Winner Is....

The poll for the Name the Newsletter Giveaway has now closed and the winner of the book bundle has been randomly selected.  The winner will be notified today and books will be mailed by the end of the week.  We had over 100 participants, thank you!  Out of eight different titles, 55% of participants chose the name - Little Bookworms - for the new literacy section of our Great Start newsletter - it won by a landslide!  We are excited; we loved that name too. 

Keep an eye on your inbox at then end of the month for the Great Start newsletter and if you haven't signed up to receive it yet, you can here.  Aside from literacy, the monthly newsletter gives you information on the happenings at the Great Start Collaborative, updates on our committees, child development tidbits, family-friendly community events taking place in Jackson County, and much more.  Check it out!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Playgroups Rock!

If you haven't heard, Rocks are all the rage right now in Jackson County, all across Michigan, and even across the country!  Everyone is painting rocks, hiding the rocks around in parks, downtown areas, restaurants, EVERYWHERE!  The point of it is to spread joy and get individuals and families out spending time together, while enjoying nature, and getting in some exercise.  We have an amazing group of people right here in Jackson County that are coming together as a community and posting their creations and findings on the Facebook group: Jackson County Rocks.  Since this is such a fun project, our craft for the month of August was creating rocks to be taken and hidden by our families. We all had a blast and I am thinking that this will be a craft again in the near future, especially since I asked my husband to pick up rocks for playgroups and he came home with a half yard/trailer full!

Check out Jackson Playgroups Facebook for all of the current info on dates, times, and locations.

Happy rock hunting!!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Parma Playgroups!

Hi everyone, I have exciting news!

We have a new location in Parma for playgroups!  Athleaderfit is a new boxing and strength training facility located at 415 N. Parma Road.  It is a large, open space, that is perfect for tumbling on our new climbing mats, doing crafts, eating snacks, playing with friends, and there is even a wonderful outside area to explore!  If you haven't had a chance to check out our new place in Parma, feel free to come out soon.  Playgroups are for children ages 0-5 and are held in Parma every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00 am.  Check out the Jackson Playgroup Calendar for all of our scheduled dates, times, and locations and join our Facebook group here: Jackson Playgroups Facebook.  I hope to see you soon!