Monday, August 15, 2016

Amador Community College Foundation - Thurs Aug 18

Amador Community College Foundation


DATE:                          Thursday, August 18, 2016
LOCATION:                 County Administrative Office Conference Room C,
                                    810 Court Street, Jackson, CA
TIME:                           2:30 PM Open Session of Regular Meeting of ACCF – Public welcome

Discussion/Action Items:

1)      Public Comment:  Public welcome and introductions.  At this time the Board will hear comments from the public.

2)      Organization: Discussion and Possible Action to Approve                                           
a)      Karen: request for approval of July 21st minutes – action item
b)      Angelica: report bank balances and accounts payable

3)      Curriculum Access: Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a)      Matt: Update on Amador Connect Center activities
b)      Jamie: Update on intern program

4)      Partnerships: Discussion and Possible Action to Approve – No items
a)      Karen: Review of ACCF Business Survey Results
b)     Janice/Wyman:  Chamber Mixer September 14th help needed
5)      Marketing/Finance/Fundraising:  Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a)      Wyman: Gala update: November 5th Koyou – A Night in Japan’s Red Leaves
o   Entertainment – Placer Ume Taiko, The Studio Dancers, Soprano Kellsey Long
o   Japanese cuisine – Tasting August 25th
o   Invitations out by September 1st
o   Board Help needed:
§  Silent and live auction
§  Raffle point person
§  Distribute posters
§  Clerical help

Committee Member Initiatives (Non agenda items reported/Suggested by members) 

ADJOURNMENT: Until September 15, 2016 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

First 5 Amador - August 2016

As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher!
Ready ... Set ... Grow!
August 2016
The World Breastfeeding Week 2016 is from August 1 - 7th.  The theme this year is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our well-being from the start of life, how to respect each other, and care for the world we share.
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Upcoming Events

School Starts Monday, August 8th!

Thursday, Aug. 4th1:00-5:00pm
Questions or concerns about your child's physical, social, or emotional development? Call to set up a time to ask questions and have those concerns addressed, 257-1092.

Mom to Mom

Perinatal Wellness Support Group for Pregnant and New Moms 
Second Saturday of every month, 2:30-4:00pm
975 Broadway, Jackson. RSVP for free child care, 257-1092.
Third Wednesday each month, 6:00-7:30pm
Sutter Amador Outpatient Bldg, Mountain Room. Call 257-1092 for more information.
Saturday, August 27, 10:00am-12:00pm
"Things to Tweak the Imagination" Art Studio, 21800 Highway 88, Pine Grove. Call to save your spot, 257-1092.

Playgroups follow the ACUSD calendar and will start up again Monday, August 8!

For more listings, please visit our Calendar.
Program Spotlight

World Breastfeeding Week
Every year the first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week, and it's celebrated world wide!

Why is Breastfeeding Important for your Baby?

Breast milk helps keep your baby healthy. It supplies all the necessary nutrients in the proper proportions. It protects against allergies, sickness, and obesity, and protects against diseases, like diabetes and cancer. It protects against infections like ear infections. It is easily digested - no constipation, diarrhea or upset stomach.

And that's just the beginning!

Did you also know that breastfed babies have healthier weights as they grow? That breastfed babies score higher on IQ tests? And that breast milk changes constantly to meet babies' needs? The milk changes in volume and composition according to the time of day, nursing frequency, and age of baby to promote healthy growth.

Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby!
Breast milk is always ready and good for the environment. It is available wherever and whenever your baby needs it. It is always at the right temperature, clean and free.
No bottles to clean. Breastfeeding has no waste, so it is good for the environment.

Why is Breastfeeding Important for You?

Mothers who breastfeed:
  • Have a reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes and certain cancers such as breast cancer
  • May find it easier to return to what they weighed before they got pregnant
  • Strengthen the bond with their children

Here are some helpful hints for breastfeeding success:
  • Breastfeed soon after birth and breastfeed frequently 8 to 12 times in a 24 hour period.
  • Hold your baby skin-to-skin.
  • Keep your baby with you in the hospital.
  • Do not give a pacifier or bottle until breastfeeding is well established.
  • Give only breast milk.
You can also take free classes to learn more! Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson offers three different opportunities to learn all about breastfeeding.

The first is a one-evening class, Breastfeeding Basics. Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, feeding cues, baby-led latching and establishing an abundant milk supply. Fathers and grandparents are warmly invited and encouraged to attend.

A second one-evening class is also offered, Breastfeeding: Beyond the Basics. This class covers: breastfeeding myths vs. realities, biological nurturing, avoiding problems, returning to work or school, and expressing and storing milk. Guests are able to share how they worked through breastfeeding challenges. Fathers and grandparents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For both of these classes you can see the class schedule and register online Or call (209) 223-7452 for more information.

An additional opportunity is to attend the Breastfeeding Success group. Come together with other mothers and their babies to share, learn, and get support. A certified lactation consultant is available every Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm in the Oakview Room on the 2nd floor of Sutter Amador Hospital. All expectant and breastfeeding mothers and babies are welcome, including grandmothers and siblings. Attend once, or as often as you like. No need to register for this class. 

Women's Health - Breastfeeding Resources
Dad and Me Every Month!

Celebrate being a dad every month at our Dad and Me outings, held at fun venues around the county on the fourth Saturday of each month. This month join us in Pine Grove for a fun filled day of art! Click HEREfor the flyer with all the information. 
Ready for Kindergarten!
The first day of kindergarten can be tough from a kid's perspective! To help ease those first day jitters, here is a quick checklist to get your child ready.

*Visit the new school so they know where their classroom will be.
* Make sure they understand how they are getting to school and what will happen when school is over.
* Make sure they can use the restroom and wash their hands all by themselves.
* If it's cooler where you live for that first day of school, make sure they can get their jacket on and off without help.
* Get there early so you have plenty of time to take a picture, walk around together, and answer any questions that your child may have.
Healthy Kids 

Eat Those Veggies!

It can take up to 15 tastes before children will learn to appreciate a new flavor. While you may struggle to get them to eat their veggies, there are some ways you can get your kids to eat them without them even knowing!

Wraps with Veggies
A quick and healthy lunch like wraps can include extra veggies since the cheese covers up them up and they are hard to "see!"

1. Start with a whole wheat or whole grain tortilla. 
2. Add shredded cheese, cream cheese, plain yogurt, or hummus for protein and so it stays together once it's rolled up.
3. Next add other ingredients such as deli meat, chopped spinach or lettuce, chopped orange or yellow bell pepper, shredded zucchini without the skin, avocado, thinly sliced carrots, or thinly sliced cucumber with skin removed.
4. If needed, microwave your roll up for about 10-20 seconds to soften the tortilla, melt cheese a bit. 
5. Roll up and eat burrito-style or cut into sushi-like slices.

Here are some ideas to get you started. 
  • Monterey jack cheese, turkey, shredded zucchini
  • Hummus, cheddar cheese, ham, chopped spinach
  • Cream cheese, shredded carrots, lettuce, and avocado
  • Plain yogurt, chicken, cucumber, and bell pepper
Feel free to experiment and try new combinations!
   Calling all children 0 to 5 years of age.   
Join Amador's favorite reading club!
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760 Amador kids and counting! Get free books for your children! Sign your child up today and start receiving one free book every month from the Imagination Library! This is a free program, available to all Amador County children aged 0-4 (from birth until their 5th birthday).
All you have to do is read to your child!   
For more information click here. 
It's Our Job as Adults to Keep Kids Safe

Stay up to date on all the news and information about keeping our kids safe from abuse and neglect. Sign up for the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council's monthly e-newsletter HERE!
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