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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Parent Mentor Meeting notes, Newsletter, and Book list update

Hi everyone!


Thanks for the great parent mentor meeting last Friday!  If you could please review the areas we need help and comment below how you can help or any ideas you may have, that would be great!

We need parents to drive for Fugitive, this Friday September 26 at 7 pm.  You could do this as a date night by picking up some frozen custard or ice cream and driving around with your spouse as we hunt down the youth :).  We will be meeting at the Bountiful temple and starting promptly at 7 so please be a little early.  Please let me know asap if you can help drive!

 Looking Ahead
The following are areas we will be studying in the next few months.  Please let us know if you have any ideas for field trips or guest presenters or activities that would help the youth learn more about these topics:
-Classification/Evolution vs. Creationism and macro- vs. micro-evolution
-Early Colonial America
-The Power of Music
-Stewardship: "Divine Roles of Men and Women" and "Dating"
-French Revolution
-Codes: Morse, Braille, etc.
-Slave Quilt-maps
-Civil War

Next Month Parent Mentor Meeting:
October 10th, 6:30 with potluck dinner assignments same as before (Monica, could you resend that info?)
-Come having read/reviewed Ch. 1 and 2 of "Crucial Conversations" by Patterson, etc.  I believe this will be a powerful resource this year to improve our communications as spouses, parents and fellow parent mentors in this group.  Thanks!
-We will have a longer meeting this time, probably ending around 9.  This will replace the meeting we had to reschedule last month. Please make every possible effort to attend.
It has taken me a while to get to the newsletter for this next month as we will be making major changes to hopefully make it more useful to everyone. I should have it out by the end of the day.  However, you may already check out the inspirements for next week for Journeyman and Master Class on the Leadership Academy blog and soon on the CORE class blog, October Week 1: Leadership Academy post.  Thanks for your patience as we try to change things up a bit to make the class more suited to personal adaptation.

Also, I have updated the booklist in the tab above (or you can click here to access it, too).  I have hopefully made it more understandable.  Please note in the comment section if you have any suggestions to make it more accessible.  Also, fellow mentors, please make sure that I have included any changes you have made to your book lists for the year.  Thanks!

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