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:

The Spring Making Connections Clothing Exchange will take place at Mike Mountain Horse School on Monday April 16 from 4:00 – 7:00. You don’t have to donate in order to come and shop for free clothes. If you would like to donate any gently use, clean clothes you can drop them off at Park Meadows and Agnes Davidson schools at any time.  You can also drop them off at Mike Mountain Horse School from April 9 – 13. We accept all sizes, mens, womens, teens, infant/baby, children. Anyone interested in helping to set up can meet at Mike Mountain Horse School on Friday April 13 at 9:00. Volunteers can pick clothes for their families that day and refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Christine Bishoff at 403-892-0336. Thank you in advance for your support.

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