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Tuesday
May312016

Energy Saving tips from Wx

More Energy Saving tips from the CASOKY Weatherization Department

by Paul Davis, Weatherization Director

Here are three more ways to save on your energy bills!

  1. Though our energy bills for our homes vary based on the construction and design, there are things we can do to reduce our cost. Based on energy usage, the average home in the U.S. uses 36 % for heating, and cooling. Lowering our thermostats in the winter to 68 degrees and in summer time raising them to 74 degrees will reduce our cost.
  2. About 24% of energy usage is spent for water heating. Most common water heaters will cost approximately $500.00 per year, if set to 120 degrees. This can be checked with a thermometer at the closest faucet to the water heater.  If it is set higher than 120 degrees, this will cost significantly more.
  3. Another way to save would be insulating your water heater tank using an insulation blanket that can be purchased at Lowes or other hardware stores. Always refer to the water heater or product manual as some heaters already have enough and could cause problems if wrapped. Also look for warning labels on the heater such as “DO NOT WRAP”.  

Also insulating the first 6 feet of the water lines near the heater both hot and cold lines with R-3 insulation wrap that can be found at local hardware stores will conserve energy. Special cautions should be used if you have a gas water heater as you don’t want to create a fire hazard.

Tuesday
May242016

Summer Food Service Program 2016

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal Nutrition Guidelines, are provided to all children at approved SFSP Sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

Community Action of Southern Kentucky is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Location Dates and Times
Barren County
Glasgow Learning Center
899 Shamrock
Glasgow, KY 42141

Site Supervisor: Sam Basile
(270)404-6102
June 1 - July 31, 2016
Closed July 4
Monday-Friday
Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30am
Lunch
11:30am - 12:30pm
Edmonson County
Edmonson County High School
220 Wildcat Way
Brownsville, KY 42210

Site Supervisor: Ken Raymer
(270)597-2101 ext.2145
June 1 - June 9, 2016
Monday-Friday
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:30am
Lunch
11:30am - 12:00pm
Edmonson County 5th/6th Center
191 West Center Street
Brownsville, KY 42210

Site Supervisor: Lori Rush
(270)579-1209
June 6 - July 1, 2016
Monday-Friday
Breakfast
8:45am - 9:15am
Lunch
11:45am - 12:15pm
Bee Spring Park
100 (Block) B. Bullock Road
Bee Spring, KY 42207

Site Supervisor: Greg Hudson
(270)991-3578
June 20-22, 2016 &
July 25-27, 2016
Monday-Wednesday
Lunch
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Logan County
Russellville Housing Authority
940 Hicks Street
Russellville, KY 42276

Site Supervisor: Beverly Terry
(270)726-6129
June 6 - 21, 2016
Monday-Friday
Lunch
11:30am - 12:30pm
Logan County Public Library
225 Armory Drive
Russellville, KY 42276

Site Supervisor: Beverly Terry
(270)726-6129
June 3 - July 22, 2016
Closed July 4
Monday-Friday
Lunch
11:30am - 12:30pm
Russellville High School
1101 W 9th Street
Russellville, KY 42276

Site Supervisor: Linda Shelton
(270)726-8405
June 1 - 23, 2016
Monday-Thursday
Breakfast
8:30am - 8:50am
Stevenson Elementary
1000 N Main Street
Russellville, KY 42276

Site Supervisor: Linda Shelton
(270)726-8405
June 1 - 23, 2016
Monday-Thursday
Closed June 8
Breakfast
9:10am - 9:30am
Lunch
11:35am - 12:35pm


To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Fax:
(202)690-7442

Email:
Program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Wednesday
May112016

Community Action Head Start Public Report FY 15

Please click here for the Community Action Head Start Public Report for 2014-2015. For any questions about this document, please contact Carla Brown at our Central Office, (270) 782-3162 ext. 231. She can also be reached via email at cbrowm@casoky.org.

Thursday
Apr282016

Five Tips for Developing Positive Relationships with Parents

Five Tips for Developing Positive Relationships with Parents

Written by Melvin Gravely

Research shows that young children are more likely to succeed academically and are less likely to engage in violent behavior in the future if their families are involved in their education. Many parents say that they feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in their children's early learning programs. The activities below will help our program by letting parents know they are welcome in school and by helping them find ways to contribute to their children's education both in and out of the Head Start Program.

1. Smile When You See Parents -Greet them. Most parents only occasionally interact with teachers so make sure that at least 90 percent of your encounters with them are positive, warm, and friendly. The impressions left from fleeting encounters in the hallway last a long time.

2. Learn Their Names. Learn how they like to be addressed by their first name and how to pronounce them correctly. Parents really respond to this consideration.

3. Declare your Intention Tell parents that you want to partner with them, that you appreciate their support, and look forward to working together. Remind them of this as often as possible.

4. Communicate often and in Various Forms. Provide information about what's going on in your class (weekly would be ideal): what children are learning, what they've accomplished, what you're excited about, what they're excited about, and the learning and growth you're seeing. Suggest things that they might ask their child about: "Ask them to tell you about what they learned last week about meal worms.

5. Make a Positive Phone Call Home. Call all homes within the first couple of weeks and then at regular intervals throughout the year. It will surprise parents at first but it becomes a welcomed conversation.

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