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Over the past month we've had two Woburn Parents Network workshops to help parents address the stress that parents and children may experience with the return to school later this month.

Kristen Herlihy, local mom, life and fitness coach and licsw presented “Feeling Anxious? Emotional School Supplies for an Unexpected Year.”  It discussed clearing away emotional triggers, mental road blocks and hidden feelings by learning coping skills for establishing a balanced academic year. You can find the video embedded below.

Jon Mattleman, the Clinical Director for Minding Your Mind's New England area office, presented a workshop entitled "Back to School: Re-entry and Resilience". In the workshop Jon addressed how we can support our children as they get back to school and help them manage ongoing challenges. With his signature compassion and humor, counselor Jon Mattleman provided attendees with context to the factors impacting this school year, highlighting the resilience we've all shown during this challenging time, and how we can use that to be a source of strength, stability, and support for the youth in our care. You can find his video embedded below.

Woburn Parent Network, a collaboration between SCI Woburn, Woburn Public Schools and The James L. McKeown Boys and Girls Club, was formed in April to help bring relevant programming to and encourage productive conversation between the parents of Woburn.

This project is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

The goal of Woburn Parent Network is to connect parents and families in Woburn with each other for mutual support and with the resources necessary to thrive.  Community connectivity and support is essential now more than ever before due to the global health crisis we are experiencing.

Woburn Parent Network, a collaboration between SCI Woburn, Woburn Public Schools and The James L. McKeown Boys and Girls Club, was formed in April to help bring relevant programming to and encourage productive conversation between the parents of Woburn.  As part of a Back to School series WPN is presenting another great program on Monday, September 14 at 6 PM.  

This spring over 100 people joined the Woburn Parent Network (WPN) program featuring national expert Jon Mattleman talking about “Teens, Tweens and Quarantines.” Based on the great feedback on the program, and the current issues families face as a back to school time like no other approaches, the WPN is bringing Jon back for another presentation on Wednesday, August 26, at 6 p.m. Be sure to join on Zoom! 

During this weekend's Virtual WorldFest event we will all have the opportunity to try our hand at preparing foods from a variety of countries.  Whether you are in the mood for something simple and sweet or maybe a savory comfort food, we've got you covered.  See below for all the ingredients you will need to cook along with our chefs this weekend.

On Friday we'll be making Amazing Haitian Legume with Chef Harryelle Eugene.  Get ready for some serious Hatian comfort food.  This meal will take you about 2 1/2 hours, but it is worth it!  

Learn about wines from around the world through this virtual wine tasting presentation. As part of Virtual WorldFest Weekend 2020, you will have a chance to learn about the culture surrounding wines from a number of regions around the world.

#WoburnStrong Throwback Thursday

Today the #WoburnStrong campaign has a Throwback Thursday. Here’s our take on the popular social media theme:

Share a photo here, and elsewhere on social media, that shows a good memory of something in Woburn that you look forward to getting back to. This might be having a meal at a local restaurant or visiting another local business you miss. Or maybe it is a special community event, school or other organization that isn’t operating as usual now.

When you share elsewhere on social media, be sure to use the #WoburnStrong tag along with #TBT so we can find it! And tag the WoburnStrong Giving Campaign when you share elsewhere on Facebook.

4 Pillars of Success

This week, on Wednesday, May 6 , Jennifer Mack, M. Ed, presented 4 Pillars of Success: Thriving During These Uncertain Times of Quarantine and Remote Learning. Jennifer has been in education for over 17 years and is a MA certified elementary teacher for grades 1-6.  She provides personalized academic support to students based on each child's needs and learning style.  Through work with teachers, parents and students Jennifer's goal is to help students feel confident in themselves and their abilities and to help parents, guardians and teachers learn how to best support their students throughout their academic career. You can watch a Video of this program below. 

The Woburn Parent's Network, a collaboration between Woburn Public Schools, SCI and the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club, was just launched two weeks ago with a great presentation by Jen Mahon on setting up family routines.  Last week John Mattleman presented on mental health issues affecting our kids during quarantine.  The goal of the WPN is to create a support group of parents in Woburn who can lean on each other in good times and crazy pandemic times alike.  Eventually, WPN will have in person events and meetings to build more camaraderie within the group.  For now, WPN will host Zoom presentations on topics that will hopefully help us all grow though this difficult time rather than just "get through" it.  

This program from the Woburn Parent Network is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, coordinated by SCI in partnership with Woburn Public Schools and the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn.