- Tech talk parent series
- Decide To Be Kind
- Project Linus
- Angst Movie
- Spirit Karate
- Spirit Lacrosse
- QPR for Suicide prevention
- rugged farmer obstacle course
Ellington Youth Services and Ellington Middle School are teaming up again this year to provide several nights of information and discussion regarding technology and our families in the middle school library. We will be offering opportunities to learn and engage in conversations about our children's screen time.
Open to all parents, not just middle school! Refreshments will be served.
Please email Debbie Stauffer at email@example.com to reserve your spot for these events.
Tuesday, February 27th
Social Media Trends and Tips to Help Parents Regain Control
7:00 to 8:30 pm - Ellington Middle School Library
Guest speaker: South Windsor School Resource Officer Tina Roy. Is social media taking over your child? You are not alone. Officer Roy will present the newest trends in social media. Find out ways to regain control without being tech savvy.
Decide to Be Kind
The Decide to Be Kind committee was formed in the summer of 2015 by Ellington Youth Services and the Council for Developing Positive Youth Culture (DPYC) with a mission to provide inspiration, education and resources to build a kinder and more compassionate community.
Help us brainstorm how to keep the Decide To Be Kind Movement going by offering events, programs and activities. Visit our website to find out how you can join the Decide to Be Kind Movement.
The next Decide to Be Kind Community Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Ellington Youth Services at 31 Arbor Way.
New members are welcome.
Check out our video:
Volunteer Blanket Making club
This club, hosted by Ellington Girl Scouts, will be making blankets again to be donated to "Project Linus." The Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Their blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources. These blankets provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."
AGE LEVEL: 5th grade to 12th grade
All skill levels are welcome. We will be knitting, crocheting and weaving. Participation can count towards community service hours.
WHEN: Mondays, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/2
TIME: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Ellington Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way
Please register on Activenet CODE; BLANKET.LINUS
Angst - Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
This film was created by parents and educators who have a personal experience with anxiety. It is our hope that by watching this documentary as a community we can start a conversation around anxiety.
The evening will include activities, door prizes, discussion, resources and refreshment.
WHEN: March 9th
TIME: 7:00 PM to 8:30 pm
WHERE: Ellington Senior Center, 40 Maple Street
REGISTER: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-870-3130
Watch the trailer: Angst Movie Trailer
Children with special needs and their parents are invited to spend an afternoon learning Karate in an environment that is safe and fun. Come meet new friends and learn new skills. This clinic will be held and hosted by American Karate.
Free t-shirt and snack included.
WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 2018
TIME: 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
WHERE: American Karate, 175 West Road in Ellington
Register on Activenet CODE: SPIRIT.KARATE
Children ages 5-14 with special needs and their parents are invited to spend an afternoon enjoying fun lacrosse activities, learn skills, have snacks and make new friends. Area high school and college level coaches will be on staff.
Non-residents are welcome
Participants receive a free t-shirt
WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 2018
TIME: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
WHERE: Pinney Street Fields, Ellington
Register on Activenet CODE: SPIRIT.LAX18
To become a sponsor, please email email@example.com
Suicide Prevention Training Workshop
Question - Persuade - Refer
QPR is a simple educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize the warning signs of a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk of suicide the help they need.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
TIME: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
WHERE: Ellington Senior Center, 40 Maple Street *New Location
Please email Deb Stauffer at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Join us for a fun family obstacle course, filled with farm challenges all along the way. Help us raise funds for the Jacob Roger Poulin playground.
WHEN: Sunday, Aprill 22, 2018
TIME: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
WHERE: Brookside Park
More info coming soon!
Watch our website for more details on this event.
Contact us if you would like to help out!
31 Arbor Way
Ellington, CT 06029
31 Arbor Way Ellington CT 06029
P.O. Box 187
Ellington, CT 06029
Phone: 860-870-3130Fax: 860-870-3198
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Evening appointments for counseling are available.