Bernie, Missouri - The Bernie Parents as Teachers Student of the Month for December is Lyla Raine White.
She is the 9-month old daughter of Cordie and Rachel White.
Lyla loves laughing at her brothers Brooks and Owen, crawling, and getting into anything she can get her hands on.
She also loves to eat and her favorite snacks are strawberry puffs.
During the family's PAT visits, Lyla enjoys receiving the new books Mrs. Casey brings each visit.
If you would like to know more about Parents as Teachers contact Courtney McGarity or Casey Arnold at 573-293-5335, ext 293 or find them on Facebook by clicking HERE.
The following information was taken directly from the Parent as Teachers Missouri website. For more information click HERE.
All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.
To provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
The early years of a child's life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and in life.
Parents are their children's first and most influential teachers.
Established and emerging research should be the foundation of parent education and family support curricula, training, materials and services.
All young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed, regardless of any demographic, geographic or economic considerations.
An understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions of diverse cultures is essential in serving families.
In 1981, Missouri pioneered the concept of helping parents embrace their important role as their child's first and best teacher. Today, Parents as Teachers continues to equip early childhood organizations and professionals with information and tools that are relevantᾢand widely applicableᾢto today's parents, families and children.
The Parents as Teachers leadership team and Board of Directors is engaged in a three-year strategic plan, which positions the organization as a valued partner to support the organizations and professionals who serve families and children, especially those most vulnerable.
The concept for Parents as Teachers was developed in the 1970s when Missouri educators noted that children were beginning kindergarten with varying levels of school readiness. Research showed that greater parent involvement is a critical link in the child's development of learning skills, including reading and writing.
Early childhood professionals suggested that a program to provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues, and parent education to help parents understand their role in encouraging their child's development from the beginning could help improve school readiness and parent involvement.
With funding from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and The Danforth Foundation, Parents as Teachers began in 1981 in Missouri as a pilot project for first-time parents of newborns. Recognizing the program's benefits and cost effectiveness, the Missouri legislature provided state funding in 1985 to implement Parents as Teachers programs in all Missouri school districts. Since 1985, Parents as Teachers has expanded to all 50 states and six other countries.
Bernie, Missouri - The Bernie Public Library is sponsoring a Christmas Lighting contest of homes within the city limits of Bernie. The decorations and lights will be judged on the evening of December 18, 2018.
Residents are asked to have lights on beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.
A first place prize of $50 will be awarded to the winner and two honorable mentions will be named.
Signs denoting winners will be placed in the homeowner's yard.
The Bernie Library Board is comprised of Gloria Young, librarian, and members Yvonne Keathley, Ginger Beaird, Gaye Miller, d enise Mayberry, Carolyn Buttry, Lisa Stockton, Rachel Collier, and Linda Tilmon.
Bernie, Missouri - The annual Bernie Community Hayride will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
Meet at the Bernie City park at 2:30 p.m.
Hayride will leave by 3 p.m.
Goodie bags and hotdogs will be served after the hayride!
Love small town gatherings! Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather!
Bernie, Missouri - The Bernie Chamber of Commerce Halloween Trunk or Treat and Costume Parade is still scheduled for Wednesday, October 31st in downtown Bernie; however if it is raining the event will be rescheduled for Thursday, November 1st.
They will announce on their Facebook page for updates.
The parade time has been changed from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and all Trunk or Treat vehicles need to be parked by 5:55 p.m.
All children wanting to participate will meet at the corner of Crumb St. and Drake St. prior to 6 p.m. Parents are welcome to walk with their children. NO bikes or skateboards etc. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. with the Bernie High School Band leading the way.
Immediately following the costume parade there will be a free costume contest in the parking lot next to Celia's.
For more information contact the Bernie Chamber of Commerce via their Facebook page.
Bernie, Missouri - Please join the Bernie Chamber of Commerce Annual Downtown Trunk-or-Treat, Parade, and Halloween Costume Contest on October 31, 2018.
Parade begins at 6 with costume contest to follow. $50 cash prize awarded to the "Best Trunk"!
5:35 - Trunk-or-Treat vehicles parked & ready in lot across from Main Street Pizza on Drake Street. Enter at the NORTH entrance to get to spots.
5:35 - 6:00 Parade participants meet at the corner of Crumb & Drake Street. Parents are welcome to walk with children. No bikes or skateboards, please.
6:00 - Parade begins, led by Bernie High School band.
BUSINESS & COMMUNITY MEMBERS:
If you have a downtown business,we hope you will join in the festivities! Local business owners, churches, and community members are encouraged to attend and set up in the lot across from Main Street Pizza.
Participants MUST be parked there by 5:35 PM. If parking spots are taken, participants are welcome to set up along the sidewalks downtown.
No reserved spots. First come,first served!
FREE costume contest immediately following parade!
Location: Between Celia's Curl Up 'NDye and Bernie Fitness Center
0 - 3 Years
1st- 3rd Grade
4th - 6th Grade
Age groups will line up in front of judges after their group is called. Judges will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.
Winners will receive a small Halloween gift and will have their photos taken.
Trick-or-treaters will then enjoy the rest of the evening through the downtown area!