Category Archives: Education / School

Yes Rainier

It’s Time to Say #YesRainier

Welcome! #YesRainier is a campaign created to enhance community pride and call attention to positive youth and family opportunities in Rainier Washington, while promoting an alcohol and drug-free environment for students. “How We Say Yes” showcases the many ways that students and adults in our community make positive lifestyle choices. We invite you to share your positive stories with us on social media; like and follow YesRainier on TUMBLR, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Please check back often as new content will be added throughout the school year and summer each month. It’s time to say #YesRainier. www.yesrainier.com ...
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New Year's Eve 2016!

New Year’s Eve Fun!

New Year’s Eve is a great time to reflect on the past year, think about the new year and just plain have fun. Here are some ideas for things to do while you’re waiting for that stroke of midnight: Talk about this past year. What are you thankful for? Go back over all the amazing things you did and congratulate yourself for all you accomplished. What are you most proud of that you did? What was your biggest lesson learned? Plan next year. What do you plan to do during the year What vacations would you like to take? What activities would you like to do? What new sport, craft, language would you like to learn? What unusual thing do you hope happens next year? Predict next year. Can you think of any goofy things you think might happen next year? Get out those family games! Now is a great ...
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Social Hosting

Social Hosting Ordinance – What does it mean?

What do you think of adults being held responsible for hosting a party for underage youth? What if the adult was upstairs sleeping? What if they just weren't home? Should parents still be accountable for youth drinking alcohol in their home? A social hosting ordinance says yes to all of the above. Parents and adults should be responsible regardless of whether they had knowledge of a party with underage drinkers at their home. The City of Rainier adopted a Social Host Ordinance in 2012 to add another layer of accountability for parents to know what activities their children are engaged in and who they are with. The reality is, it can be challenging to effectively monitor your child, but this ordinance states it is ultimately parents' responsibility to do just that if we hope to ensure kids make wise and healthy decisions. Here's a summary of what the Rainier ordinance ...
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We Need Your Support!

'Tis the Season for Our Annual Community Survey Your answers help us serve Rainier better and ensure our projects keep going strong!   Go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/TRON2015 or take it on your smartphone by scanning this code: This survey provides vital information about young people in our area.  Rainier Community Cares uses this information to get funding and create programs for the youth in our community. Here's a brief list of some of the services we provided last year: Free Family Fun Day Free Summer Lunch program Free Movies in the Park Superhero Fun Run Safe Streets Rainier Youth Mental Health First Aid training CPR Certification Class Free "Guiding Good Choices" classes  Parenting classes Your participation helps ensure that Rainier Community Cares can continue to provide youth with activities, information and protective factors that encourage them to make healthy choices. Let your voice be heard!   All answers are anonymous. Must ...
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Happy Holiday's Star

Handling Holidays After Divorce

The holidays can be a particularly difficult time when a couple has divorced. Old memories, good and bad, fun and painful, can be brought to the forefront this time of year. But even though things change, there are always ways to make it work, and to teach your children about handling change. The biggest factor that impacts how it will work out is our attitude. Choosing to make the best of the new situation is the approach most likely to work best for your children as well as yourself. There are some options to choose from on how to spend the day: Split the day: One parent spends Thanksgiving morning with the children, the other parent spends the afternoon or evening. Alternate years: One parent has the children on even years, the other on odd years. Choose a different day: One parent has the children on the holiday, the other ...
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