Information, events, and news provided in our newsletter's "Community News" is offered as service to our community and do not represent an endorsement and are not sponsored by the Kentfield School District.
REDISCOVER SUMMER FUN
Camp Galileo for Pre-K – Rising 5th Graders
Galileo's award-winning camp is back at Kent Middle School this summer! Engage kids in the perfect mix of hands-on learning and unforgettable fun, thoughtfully redesigned for 2021. Small groups and safety protocols keep every Galilean safe. Engaging art, science and outdoor challenges deliver the innovation-igniting experiences kids love. Flexible enrollment policies make planning stress free. It all comes together for a joyful summer.
Limited enrollment—sign up now! Save $25 per week by March 15th. Financial assistance scholarships available. Program running June 21 - August 6th at Kent Middle School. Optional extended care. Learn more at www.galileo-camps.com.
Zero Waste Educational Video Opportunity
The Zero Waste Schools Program is seeking a youth actor to star in two educational videos about waste and recycling in Marin County! Applications are due March 15th.
No prior professional acting experience required, but successful candidate will have an outgoing personality and the ability to deliver lines clearly. Interest in recycling/environment a plus.
Find out the details in this flyer.
Zero Waste Earth Art Challenge
Who: The eARTh challenge is open to all K - 8 students in Marin County.
What: Three 1 -2 hour art projects that explore zero waste themes. Each project includes an art project, reflection questions, and an opportunity to create a zero waste goal. Students are welcome to complete just one or all the projects!
When: Project will be posted on March 22nd on the Zero Waste Schools Program Website. The deadline to submit all projects is April 16th.
Where: Anywhere! All of the eARTh projects are virtually accessible and can be completed as in classroom activities or at home!
Community Education: The Yes Brain
In this presentation based on her book (co-authored with Dan Siegel, MD), Dr. Tina Payne Bryson will discuss ways to encourage children towards this positive, engaged approach to life. Using her trademark warmth and humor, she will share specific strategies for child development professionals to create Yes Brain opportunities and help kids thrive.
- March 18, 2021, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Register here
Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society Event
Kentfield & Greenbrae Transformed Over Time: Historic Maps, Photos & More
By Dewey Livingston, Historian & Map Archivist Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Thursday, March 25, 2021 7 p.m., Zoom
Using historic maps and aerial photos, Dewey will offer a unique before-and-after visual history of Kentfield & Greenbrae. The geography & landscape of the area will transform before your eyes, through comparisons and overlays of historic maps, aerial photographs and current satellite images. Along the way, Dewey will delve deeper into the history of such sites as the Greenbrae Ranch, the Kent Estate, and the College of Marin/Kent School area. The program will also focus on changes to Corte Madera Creek between 1871 and 1971. Local historian Richard Torney will introduce the program with "before & after" images of Kentfield & Greenbrae.
Register for this FREE event: www.kghs.org
The Zoom link info will be emailed to those who register in advance.
This program is a partnership between the Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society and the Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library.
Community Education: Mindfulness Seminar Series
The Marin County SELPA Special Education Advisory Committee is hosting a multi-part Mindfulness Seminar Series. The seminar is free for Marin County parents and Spanish translation services are available, upon request with registration. Please see details below and the flyers attached (English and Spanish) for more details.
This introductory mindfulness webinar series will consist of four (4), one-hour virtual sessions across a 12-week period. Each webinar will combine didactic and experiential learning about specific aspects of mindfulness so that participants may learn mindfulness tools to help reduce stress.
Community Education: 2021 Raising Healthy Families Community Education Series
Join us for this free informative education series as we examine important issues facing today’s families. Presentations by noted Bay Area experts will offer tools and strategies to empower you to help raise children who are curious, compassionate, and resilient.
Co-hosted by Community Institute for Psychotherapy & The Marin County Office of Education.
Prevent Adolescent Substance and Behavior Problems Using Systemic Approaches to Promote Harmony and Safety for the Whole Family
Presented by Kenneth Perlmutter, PhD
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 6-8 p.m.
This presentation will offer attendees insight into the influences and dynamics within families that put children at risk for addictive behaviors; provide a general understanding of what helps to prevent addiction in the first place; and offer systemic approaches to proactively prevent drug and alcohol use and abuse, and other addictive behaviors in adolescents.
What you will learn:
- The influence of dysfunction in family dynamics over time, including trauma response and impaired coping
- What is meant by “good family practices” and how they can be used to address addictive behaviors and, more importantly, to prevent their development
- Tips and strategies to implement good family practices
Parent Education: Teen Substance Use
Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships created Let's Talk: A Toolkit for Navigating Teen Substance Use in Marin County this past summer and sent it out to nearly 3000 local public high school freshman parents, pediatricians and therapists. In addition, we created a discussion series that focuses on each chapter in the book featuring experts in the field of parenting, development of the teen brain and information on nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, prescription pills, mushrooms, experimentation and finding support.
Our online community discussions follow the chapters of the Let's Talk booklet. If you missed the previous events, they are available to view at the links below. And you can register for the upcoming events now.
Curbside Information and Book Bundles
While the Corte Madera Library building is currently closed, you may request and return items, and find details about Curbside Service at marinlibrary.org.
- Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Thursday 3-7 p.m.
Call our “Talk with a Librarian” number: 415-473-2272 Monday-Friday, 9-6 p.m. English and Spanish with any questions and information.
Book Bundles for Emerging Readers
We know many families are missing the ability to browse library shelves, so we’ve created a way to get some "surprise" books to you based on your child’s interests.
Each Book Bundle includes 10 books and you can choose the reading level that is right for your child. Get up to 3 bundles per family!
How to Request Book Bundles
- To request Book Bundles, please fill out this form , or call 415-473-2272, Monday-Friday, 9-6 p.m.
- Please allow 3-4 days for your request to be filled. You will be contacted by the branch when your order is ready for curbside pickup.
- Find out more: marinlibrary.org/book-bundles-for-kids
In case you have families or students asking about downloadable audio books, here is a short video tutorial that demonstrates how to use the Libby app to browse our online catalog and download titles. youtu.be/E0E_FPMl4m8
This free helpline provides free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to parents, children and youth in any language via calls, text, live chat, and email.
- Available 7 days a week from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Parents can join a Weekly Online Support Group through the website: caparentyouthhelpline.org.
- Helpline #: 855-427-2736