Making Connections Tips

Making Connections is a family and student support program in Lethbridge School District 51. We have 6 staff who support 13 elementary schools and 3 who support the middle schools. Here is a list of some of the things we do to support our students and families:

Semi-annual clothing exchange: next one April 16 at Mike Mountain Horse elementary school, more information to come

KidSport/JumpStart/City of Lethbridge Recreation subsidies: financial support for sports registration/equipment fees, family swim passes

Transportation to medical appointments for parents and or children

Transportation to food security: food bank hamper pick up or registration, community kitchens classes

Weekends And More food bags; for families needing food for a couple of days, not just the weekend; 2 recipes plus non-perishable food items for the recipes, $25 gift card for purchase of perishable items, extra food i.e. breakfast cereal, pudding cups, granola bars, peanut butter and jam, muffin mix etc.

Ready, Set, Go: free, new backpack and school supplies needed for students in EEP – Grade 12, by invitation only

Parenting skill supports

Referrals to community agencies

For more information please contact your Making Connections worker, Christine Bishoff  at 403-892-0336