[Lapham-Marquette PTG] (no subject)

Natasha Akulenko akul70 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 11:59:33 EDT 2013


Thanks Alex, you made great points. I used to help out in the girls locker
room, and plan on doing it again on Wednesdays. Kids can use reminders to
focus on getting dressed.


On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 7:28 PM, <squitieri at physics.wisc.edu> wrote:

> Parent  Chiming in...
> Lapham parents - I did this with both of our kids all the way through ,
> can confirm that it is another immensely valuable learning opportunity for
> all the children given by another yet another fabulous teacher at Lapham.
> We're really lucky to have Jean and all she does. .This is a really unique
> opportunity to help kids from families that don't get a chance to take
> swim classes, you can make a difference for a kid who needs some help, and
> Dads
> be a positive older male, . The locker rooms are especially chaotic , but
> getting dressed and back to class quickly teaches several important
> lessons they'll always have, from you.
> She is usually short of parental help, especially dads, and you should
> make time if you possibly can to help. Nor does it have to be an onerous
> commitment - one year, there were 5 (6?) fathers and we worked out a
> schedule that allowed us to rotate weeks.
>  Also, Jean takes care of kids who don't have towels or suits by keeping a
> stock of donations from parents and washing them herself. She can use all
> those items, and usually detergent too.
>
> Go help Jean, Make a difference !
> Alex Squitieri
>
> Alex Squitieri  UW - Plasma Physics 3286 Chamberlin Hall 1150 University
> Ave Madison WI 53706   (608) 263-3649
>
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Natasha
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