Parenting workshops are the focus for fall in Groton – Ithaca Journal
Have you ever wondered why you parent the way you do?
An opportunity to discover the answer to this question is available to all parents and caregivers through âParenting Styles,âÂ a workshop series sponsored by Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension Family and Community Development, Tompkins’s Families!, and funded through NYS Childrenâs and Family Trust Fund (NYSOCFS) and Groton Parent Teacher Organization.
These six exciting and interactive sessions will be led by Mary Hicks and Megan Redmond at Groton Elementary School, Room 43, 516 Elm Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays: Oct. 13, 20, 27 and Nov.Â 3, 10, 17.
Discussion topics will includeÂ parenting styles and discipline, child development, cultural influences, and environmental issues.
All sessions are cost-free, and child care is provided. To register, call (607) 272-2292. Space is limited.
For Groton parents
Are you a parent of Groton Elementary School children? If so, you are invited to participate in âFostering a Growth Mindset in Your Child,âÂ a parenting workshop.
In these four one-hour sessions, you will learn about the growth mindset and how this can affect your childâs attitude toward school, learning, sports, daily challenges and more.Â Participants will receive tools for discussing the growth mindset with children, such as childrenâs books andÂ goal setting activities, and they will learn strategies to support their children in the development of a growth mindset.
Some of the beliefs of a growth mindset are that intelligence can be developed, effort is the path to mastery, and challenges can help us learn and grow. This workshop is free to Groton Elementary School parents; the only requirement is to attend all four sessions from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct.Â 7 andÂ 28, Nov.Â 18 and Dec.Â 9 (make-up date is Dec.Â 16).
There are only 15 available slots, on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a wait list for those who are interestedÂ but cannot attend all four sessions, as well as a second workshop that will be offered in the spring.
For questions regarding the workshop or registration, please contact Erin DâAntonio or Sarah Neff at (607) 898-5853.
Petting zoo at the library
Not animals, but an opportunity to âpetâ and try out various computers and computer-related devices at the computer class for senior citizens at the Groton Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Oct.Â 6.
Participants in the âPetting Zooâ may also bring their own devices and ask questions about them. Also, the iPad class will be continued.
Please reserve your spot at (607) 898-5055 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
The Groton Community Church, United Church of Christ, 204 E. Cortland St., will hold a homemade lasagna dinner, accompanied by side dishes, hot and cold beverages, and a fabulous dessert bar Saturday, beginning at 4:30 p.m. until the food is gone.
Cost is $9 per person age 5 and older. Children 4 and under may eat for free.
Fish fry fundraiser
Save the date now, as the Groton Cemetery Association is planning a fish fry dinner on Nov.Â 8 to raise money for the âRestoration of Monumentsâ at the Groton Rural Cemetery.
The first restoration project will be theÂ Conger Monument, which was once the tallest monument in the cemetery and wasÂ knocked down by a storm several years ago.
The dinner will take place atÂ the Benn Conger Inn, 206 W. Cortland St., Groton. There will be two seatings atÂ 4 and 6 p.m. Tickets are available from board members of the Groton Cemetery Association or at the Benn Conger Inn.Â Cost is $13 per person.
Call the Benn Conger Inn for reservations by Oct.Â 24 at (607) 898-5817.Â For any other questions, contact Kathy WatrousÂ at (607) 898-5878 or Rosemarie Tucker at (607) 898-5867.
The Groton High School French Club will hold its fifth annual craft fair from 9 a.m. toÂ 3 p.m. Nov.Â 14. Crafters are invited to apply to reserve an 8-by-10-footÂ space for $20 to display their wares.
Applications are available at http://www.grotoncs.org/community.cfm?subpage=1368759, or by contacting Annette Twitchell at email@example.com or (607) 898-5803.
Do you have an organization in Groton? Are you looking for more volunteers to help?
Send an email to GrotonVolunteers@yahoo.com, and include your organization name, contact person, contact phone and email, and a short description of what your organization does. Your information will be published in a flier and on âThe Facebook Group for Groton Volunteersâ at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1498691777096357/
Those who would like to volunteer for a Groton organization may also join the group.
Groton Town Talk appears weekly.Â Submit items to Linda Competillo, (607)Â 227-4922 or firstname.lastname@example.org