Parent Information Exchange (PIE)

 

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MARQUETTE COUNTY PARENT INFORMATION EXCHANGE (PIE)

 

man and 2 kidsConnect with other families in the Marquette County area to share and learn all kinds of things! Could be what’s happening for fun, time to socialize with other parents, helpful hints on raising kids, equipment exchanges, parenting skills, brush up on money management, support for understanding your child’s special needs or temperament, craft and menu ideas — you name it!

PIE contacts are located in Endeavor, Oxford, Montello and Neshkoro.  Families that are connected to other families and community resources tend to be more resilient to challenges in life. And its more fun, too!

PIE is a joint project of Marquette County UW-Extension Family Living and Marquette County Healthy Communities Healthy Youth (HCHY) — but it is really the parents that make it work. Each community is connected to a Family Living or HCHY contact to ensure reliable, quality information is exchanged.

Endeavor — Connect with other parents and resources for families, find out what’s happening for youth and families in the area, or to share ideas for home management and more.  Contact either Debbie Thome 608-587-2268 or Sue Allen 608-297-3139, susan.allen@ces.uwex.edu

Oxford/Westfield areas  —  Parents with younger children meet weekly at the Westfield Library for fun and learning together with their children. Contact Jessika Stauffacher, 608-369-0724 or jessikae@hotmail.com. For connections of all kinds for all ages, contact Georgia Lindert, 608-586-6556 gllindert@gmail.com

Montello/Packwaukee — Parents with younger children meet weekly to chat, let their kids play together, share ideas, and ask questions of each other. Contact Tiffany Lodholz tiffanylodholz@gmail.com . Parents of older children and youth interested in connecting contact Lisa Smalarz 608-622-0852 lasmalarz@gmail.com

Neshkoro — Open Gym at Neshkoro Community Center is available on and off based on interest. Connect with other parents and resources for families, find out what’s happening for youth and families in the area, or to share ideas for home management and more. Contact Tara Chesebro, (920) 293-1101, tlchesebro@gmail.com

INTERESTED IN CONNECTING ONLINE WITH MARQUETTE COUNTY PARENTS?  Find PIE  at: www.facebook.com/marquettecountypie.  It’s an online way for parents to share and exchange

  • Activities and happenings
  • Resources (programs, services, recipes, clothing, childcare info)
  • Parenting tips and ideas

When parents connect, everyone benefits!

LOOKING FOR FAMILY SERVICES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN MARQUETTE COUNTY?  Check out the Family Resources Directory  

WANT TO MANAGE BEHAVIOR OR GET ALONG BETTER WITH YOUR KIDS?  Click here or call Sue Allen, Family Living Educator at 608-297-3139 or email susan.allen@ces.uwex.edu

ParentPactLogoPARENT PACT  A handy “house rules” guide for parents of teens and tweens about alcohol, bullying, weapons, cellphone and Internet use, harassment, and much more. Useful for talking with the parents of your children’s friends.

 

“HELPING HANDS FOR FAMILIES” NEWSLETTERS  Quarterly newsletter designed for parents raising young children in Marquette County. Good ideas, resources and usually a recipe, in an easy-to-read two-page format.

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