FCCLA Mentorship Program


Hello Wonderful FCCLA Advisers,

Are you a new adviser here in Washington FCCLA and feel overwhelmed at times? Have no fear, because everyone has been there before and our goal is to relieve you of that stress. Sign-up at the link on the attached copy of this newsletter for the FCCLA Adviser Mentorship Program


Dine In With Us!


November 15th at 5:00pm ET – “Family Meals Made Easy: Implementing Freezer and Monthly Take-Home Meal Programs” 
Presented by Janet Holden, CFCS, Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher & FCCLA Adviser, Southeast High School (Kansas)
The presenter will share tips for success in implementing classroom and community service programs to promote easy family meals. Since beginning her teaching career, Janet has implemented a community program to provide affordable homemade meals to families. This webinar will focus on two methods of “Freezer Meal Classes” and “Take Home Meals” – both programs are easily implemented in a classroom or community/extension setting!

Registration is limited and closes on November 14th – click here to reserve your seat today!
November 29th at 4:00pm ET – “The Family Dinner Project: Overcoming Barriers to Improve Family Meals”
Presented by Cindil Redick-Ponte, MSSW, Program Manager, The Family Dinner Project

The presenter will provide an overview of the positive benefits of family dinner and will discuss their evidence-based model for helping families have more –and better quality – dinners.  Materials and strategies will be provided to help FCS educators and community leaders incorporate elements of this model into their classrooms and communities to help families improve the quantity and quality of their meals.

Registration is limited and closes on November 28th – click here to reserve your seat today!


Planning FCS Day celebrations in your classroom or in your community??  Be sure to record your commitment and encourage your students to participate!  Check out the great resources online at www.aafcs.org/fcsday.


Commit to “Dining In”!

Cognitive Education Begins at Birth

The youngest children under your care are infants and toddlers, whose cognitive development is like a learning sponge from ages zero to three. It is during this time that the positive influence and teachings of early childhood educators like you that can have a long-lasting impact in a child’s life.

The knowledge you acquire through the Infant/Toddler CDA prepares you to apply scientific findings and expert theories with the young children you serve daily.

Engage and apply cognitive practices in your early childhood setting today with this article which include helpful tips and advice from experts:

Cognitive Learning Begins at Birth: Take Part in Infants and Toddlers’ Brain Development

The infant/toddler credential allows opportunity for advancing your professional development opportunities, learning about the latest scientific findings in cognitive/brain development, and working with developmentally appropriate practices with infants, toddlers, and their families through training, learning materials (e.g. Essentials and the CDA Competency Standards), and experience.

Share the articles with the families you work with – start a conversation!

Teacher Trainings for the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource

Two teacher trainings, for the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource, are being held on October 23 and December 6, in Tacoma.  

OSPI has identified the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource for use in high schools. These teacher trainings will prepare classroom teachers, in the use of the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource in their classroom, providing a basic overview of mental health, and illness, and orientation, to the teaching materials. The resource improves mental health literacy, and it is widely taught in schools across Canada, and internationally. The material is medically accurate, designed for classroom settings, and all teaching materials can be downloaded at no cost.

OSPI has mapped the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource to the Health Education K-12 Learning Standards (revised 2016), and it aligns with all eight learning standards (H1-8) when the full curriculum resource is implemented with fidelity.

Teacher Training Info:

  • Participants should be teachers who plan to teach the curriculum resource, and who have support to attend from building or district administrators
  • Clock hours provided through OSPI and Project AWARE.  Sign-in and course evaluation required.
  • Offered at no cost, with lunch provided
  • Training hours are 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Tacoma location will be provided when registration has been confirmed
  • We request teachers share implementation information after teaching


October 23:  https://www.pdenroller.org/Catalog/Event/48546

December 6: https://www.pdenroller.org/Catalog/Event/48548

Additional teacher trainings are planned in early 2018 – please email Rachael Wagoner to be added to the interest/notification list.

We appreciate your help letting high school teachers and administrators know about these Teacher Training opportunities!

Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource Training Coordination Team:

  • Deb Binion
  • Mandy Paradise
  • Rachael Wagoner
  • Monet Craton

Bringing the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource to Washington students is a partnership between the WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Project AWARE, the Jordan Binion Project, and CHI Franciscan Health’s Prevent-Avert-Respond (PAR) Initiative. We thank Comprehensive Life Resources for their collaboration in providing these Teacher Trainings.

Rachael Wagoner

Phone: 360-725-6247 Email

Free Online STARS Course

Free Online STARS Training Course

Nurturing Young Eaters is a new training course for early learning professionals from the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition. The goal of this training is to empower early learning professionals to provide engaging and healthy mealtime environments and take advantage of mealtime opportunities to promote learning and child development. This training also highlights how providing engaging mealtime environments can help earn points for Early Achievers, Washington’s quality rating and improvement system. Participants who complete the training will earn 1 STARS continuing education credit in Health, Safety & Nutrition. This online training is made freely available to early learning professionals thanks to support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health.

More Information

Fight Bac! Webinar – October 25

October 25 Webinar:

The Story of Your Dinner Reveal

New food bloggers — new social content — new videos. You’ll want to see this! In our next webinar onOctober 25, we will reveal the 2017The Story of Your Dinner campaign.
The campaign helps you engage consumers in understanding their important role in the food safety chain of prevention. Join us and start planning your winter holiday outreach.
Register now and be there October 25 at 1 p.m. Eastern to see the new offerings!


SHAPE Health Educator’s Conference


April 28, 2018

Health Educator Workshop

Don’t Miss It!

Ready to re-charge your health curriculum?  Please join us for the second Health Educator’s Workshop full of a wide variety of speakers and presenters.  Be prepared to participate, learn, network and grow from this fast paced and interactive conference.  Register now at http://www.shapewa.org.


Skills Based Health Lessons


Wide Variety of Speakers


Interactive Sessions


Student Friendly


Familiarize with the Standards

Central WA University

Purser Hall



Clock Hours Available