October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

 

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is a great time to take action for bullying prevention in schools, recreational and faith-based programs, communities, and at home. Below are some tips and resources on how you can take action to stop or prevent bullying.

  • Schools, educators and students can work together to create bullying prevention programs that foster moral engagement and empathy.
  • Kindness works! Start a daily kindness habit – be kind and inclusive with people outside of your inner circle.
  • Share the Snapshot on Bullying in America infographic available in English and Spanish and the Cyberbullying Facts infographic, available in English and Spanish.
  • Schools can facilitate student support programs to foster peer relationships with students who have special health needs.
  • Parents can start teaching their kids good digital citizenship skills to keep them safe from cyberbullying and instill positive online social behavior.
  • Wear orange on October 24 for National Unity Day to show your support of bullying prevention.
  • Teachers can make learning about bullying prevention fun!  Download and hang the augmented reality poster, open the free Layar app on a smart phone, hover over the poster and play the video to learn how to prevent bullying with a virtual tour of StopBullying.gov.

From Bystander to Upstander Twitter Chat, October 25, 3:30 Eastern

Learn how to become an Upstander to Bullying on October 25. Join StopBullying.gov’s Twitter Chat with the Family Online Safety Institute, GLSEN, Islamic Networks Groups, and the Music in Me Foundation for From Bystander to Upstander at 3:30 p.m. eastern. Use #BeAnUpstander to join the chat. Parents and teens – join the chat and tell us how you stand up against bullying!

Latest Bullying Research Highlights

In the News

Watch for Upcoming Events, Resources, and eBlasts in the Future!

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FAC Newsletter- October 

Happy October! This month’s newsletter focuses on employment resources. As with every issue, there are so many resources to choose from and so many programs available that it is difficult to decide what to put in! If ever we can help with additional information or questions, please do not hesitate to let us know. Each case is always a little different!

I want to thank you all for everything that you are doing for our military families, whether you are a volunteer, provider, or in our military family serving. Thank you for all you do!

Have a wonderful day! I have also attached a copy of our quick glance FAC sheet, so if you need us you will have our contact information handy!

FAC Newsletter- October 2018.pdf

Respectfully,

Yolonda Von Itter
Family Assistance Specialist Contractor
Strategic Resources, Inc.
…Creating Powerful Solutions
An International Company
ISO 9001:2015 Certified
CMMI Maturity Level 3 Rated
MN National Guard Readiness Center
1536 Ben Franklin Dr
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Office: 651-282-4055
Mobile:612-382-4181
Yolonda.m.vonitter.ctr@mail.mil

PBYR Volunteers Agree to Assist 90 year old Veteran

In October, 2018 PBYR was alerted that a 90-year-old Veteran in Minnetonka needed some assistance as he enters hospice.  Three PBYR volunteers offered to run errands and do some chores to help the family as needed. Kudos to Jennifer Rodgers and Sylvia Grismer!

Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

 Hamel VFW Halloween Costume Dance – October 27

The Hamel VFW is hosting a Dinner & Halloween Costume Dance on Saturday, October 27th. Food from 5-8:00 pm with music from 7-11:00 pm. The Arcades will be on stage playing their great classic rock! We will be awarding 3 prizes for best costumes. The Grand Prize a certificate for a $1,200.00 “Luxury Limousine Bus Night”!  So get dressed up and bring some friends along with you to the dance. It’s ok to be a kid once in a while… trust me on this one!

Call and reserve a table if you have a larger group. There’s always good crowd at this event!

Hamel Halloween.pdf

Jim Heimerl
Commander VFW
(651) 261-3111

Camp Gratitude 2019 

The FREE 2019 Camp Gratitude for Military/Veterans and their families at The Veterans Camp Ground on Big Marine Lake in Marine on St Croix, MN will be held June 14-21.  Please pass along to your members and clientele that it is not too early to register. Two of the Twelve available openings have already been taken. For further information, photos and online fillable applications, visit the Camp Gratitude website at www.campgratitude.org.

Camp Gratitude is a FREE week-long camping experience for military and veteran families to relax and have fun while building strength and resilience.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Respectfully,

Bill Hottel | founder
Camp Gratitude

Phone 952.500.1476
Email info@campgratitude.org
Website www.campgratitude.org
Address 11200 West 78th Street | Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Employment Opportunity

We are a mobile dental practice that needs someone to drive a van, unload sensitive equipment that is on wheels, and transport patients to the dental area. Must have a clean driving record and be able to pass a background check and drug test.

This is a 7-8 hour day, 7 AM to 2.30-3.30 PM,  3-4 days a week. It pays $14 per hour and starts immediately.  If interested, please call me at 612-716-3131.

Thank you,

Judy

Doorstep Healthcare Services

Ironwood Spring Ranch – Family retreat opportunities

Ironwood Spring Ranch – Family retreat opportunities

Who:  Service Members, Veterans, and their families
What:  “Operation Welcome Home” is a series of retreats hosted by Ironwood Springs free of charge
Where:  Miracle Lodge Retreat and Conference Center at Ironwood Springs, Stewartville, MN
When:  October 19-21 – Fall Family Retreat
Why:  To strengthen marriages, develop strong family connections, and have fun!
How:  To register, go to their website, http://ironwoodsprings.com/operationwelcomehome
POC:  Tracy Bashore at:  tracy@ironwoodsprings.com, or (507)533-4315

Xcel Energy Center Military Discounts!!

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1pm and 5pm
Where: Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
What: Guests 1 year and older are required to have a ticket. Everyone is invited to take part in the sunniest and funniest street celebration in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! The show features favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new sensory adventure live on stage. Sesame Street Live! Save $3 per ticket when ordering 1-8 tickets on-line at  www.xcelenergycenter.com/military. Call (651) 312-3486 to purchase 9+ tickets at the discount price. More Info: Call (651) 312-3486 or e-mail Karen Reisinger at kreisinger@wild.com.

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic

When: December 6-9, 2018 (8 performances)
Where: Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
What: Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, and Disney’s Frozen as they bring 14 stories and 30 songs to life, leaving your whole family captivated with memories to last a lifetime.   Save on select performances when ordering on-line at www.xcelenergycenter.com/military. Call (651) 312-3486 to purchase 9+ tickets. More Info: Call (651) 312-3486 or e-mail Karen Reisinger at kreisinger@wild.com.

New offers from the Xcel Energy Center

As a Yellow Ribbon Company, the Xcel Energy Center is pleased to share special ticket offers with BTYR communities.

New offers include: Rod Stewart (Oct 14), Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic (Dec. 6-9); Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Dec. 29) and several other concerts! All offers are posted: www.xcelenergycenter.com/military. Feel free to share this announcement with your community via your social media, website, etc. and contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

 

Karen Reisinger
Group Sales Coordinator
317 Washington Street * St. Paul, MN  55102
Direct: (651) 312-3486 * Fax: (651) 726-8246
Please contact me for group and event suite reservations.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day Event – September 21

 

The above event will be held this Friday, September 21st at Central Park  Greenfield at 5:30. There is a roofed enclosure at the park so weather’s not a problem. The Hamel American Legion and VFW will provide the Color Guard for this event. I hope you can attend.

I’ve been asked to speak that day because I was listed as “Missing In Action ” in 1966. I made it home and there was closure for my family. Almost 90,000 of our servicemen and women never came home. There’s been no closure for their families and the pain still remains. Please join us for this short ceremony as we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Lest we forget!

A number of people are meeting at the Hamel VFW at 4:00 pm and will be carpooling to Greenfield. You are welcomed to join us!

Jim Heimerl
Commander-Hamel VFW
(651) 261-3111

Thank you Kersten!

I am pleased to announce that Kersten arranged a $554.00 donation for PBYR through the Thrivent Choice program as she has an account at Thrivent.  Also, Kersten was the one that had the initial idea for PBYR to get  qualified for the program.  I sincerely thank her on behalf of PBYR for her very generous donation and all her efforts with PBYR!!

If others have a Thrivent account please contact Allan (allancrew1@gmail.comand Kersten (k.beckstrom@comcast.net) with any questions on how to participate in the Thrivent Choice program.  These donations will help PBYR help Service Members and their families.

Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon