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February 2016
Helping you make afterschool better!

Fake It Until You Become It 

This month's book review for staff development centers on growth for anyone who needs a helping hand in public speaking.


Click here to read our review of Amy Cuddy's Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges.

Stories From Around The World


Love story time even more. Click here for
Scholastic's list of 50 best multicultural book recommendations. 

Tools for Safety

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Adequate planning in an emergency is a key component to ensuring participant safety. Click here for this tip from Safety First! 
 Spotlight on Communties in Schools 

Jasmine Hillman, Program Quality Advisor, shares her thoughts on
Communities in Schools and the progress shown this year.
Get the full scoop here

Keep Calm and Pingo On! 

Based on the traditional game, BINGO, the Pingo Wonder Kit challenges students to exercise their math muscles while having fun.

From dice to paddles and from bingo cards to ping-pong balls, check out this Wonder Kit and you just might find yourself exclaiming PINGO! 


 In order for Dallas Afterschool to share as many resources as possible, please return any past due Wonder Kits. 

 Stop by the Wonder Kits booth at the Beyond School Hours Conference in Dallas, March 9-12th. Our CEO, Christina Hanger, will be presenting. This is an excellent way to develop your professional skill set without travel costs.
See you there! 
 Field Trip Freebie!

Looking for an educational Spring Break experience? 
Dallas Afterschool is offering 21 student tickets at no cost to the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Please contact Millie McGuire to claim.

√ Accepted: FLUOR Engineering Challenge


In honor of Engineers Week, FLUOR has teamed up with Science Buddies to create the 2016 Engineering Challenge, "Marble Machine." 

Your eligible team will be paired with others from all over the globe to see who can post the best score and entered into a drawing to win $1,000!
More information can be found here
Tackle Summer Slide With Istation
In an effort to reverse summer slide

ten programs will be selected to receive free Istation reading licenses, training for your staff, a reading specialist two times per week, asessment data, and access to a broader community focused on summer learning. 
Deadline: March 1st. Apply here now!

Have You Met Ella Rhee?

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Ella Rhee, Research Associate, shares her perspective on data and how it plays a significant role in afterschool. Click here to meet our newest addition.

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