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Education briefs

Cookies with Santa

Partners in Learning, in collaboration with Footprints in the Community, will host a community event for children with special needs and their families on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Children and their families throughout the community are invited to join Santa for cookies, cocoa and crafts. Come see Santa at Partners In Learning’s location at Catawba College, 2386 Robin Road.

Register and learn more at http://epartnersinlearning.org/events/

Partners in Learning play group

Partners in Learning, in collaboration with Smart Start Rowan, hosts a playgroup for children with special needs and their families on every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. until noon, running September through June.
Children and their families throughout the community are invited to join us in the Family Center at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, 4520 Old Mocksville Road. Developmentally appropriate activities are provided as well as a light snack. Don’t miss the perfect opportunity to promote your child’s social emotional growth and connect with other parents. Learn more at http://epartnersinlearning.org.

Support group for parents of children with special needs

Partners in Learning, in collaboration with Smart Start Rowan, hosts a support group for families of children with special needs on every third Tuesday of the month at 8:45 p.m., running September through June.
Parents throughout the community are invited to join on Facebook Live every third Tuesday of the month at 8:45 p.m. as families, community professionals and educators give tools you can use to assist with the day-to-day struggles in parenting children with special needs.

Join the support group for caregivers of children with special needs at https://www.facebook.com/groups/267292533785297/?source_id=397158040381191. This is a closed group to protect parent’s privacy. You should request to join and an administrator will add you to the group.

Learn more at http://epartnersinlearning.org.

Catawba College holds community-wide photo contest

The Catawba College Environmental Stewards Program, under the umbrella of the Center for the Environment at Catawba, will host a photo contest that showcases the seasonal changes of the local environment. It is open members of Catawba’s campus and the Salisbury-Rowan community.

The program will accept submissions — anything from a single fallen leaf to a collection of photos highlighting plant growth — beginning Dec. 1 through Feb. 28, 2018. Submissions may be sent to ccespsubmit@gmail.com.

The community will be asked to vote online for their favorite photographs and photo series from March 1 to March 15, and the winners will be announced on March 16. Submitted photos will be displayed in the building that houses the Center for the Environment.

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