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School Psychology Program

School Psychology Program

This program has been in place since 2008 and has gone through many variations. The program coordinator is Magda and she works with the children M-W- F from October to June.  This season she as an assistant, Gaby who works once a week with a small group of children who can work together in a group to strengthen their math skills and ability to concentrate.It is working well. This season the resources for the program have been increased with didactic materials coming from our cruise ship visitors. Fabiola is in grade 3 and is having issues with division and Gaby is working with her using an abacus and she has demonstrated a 80% improvement. Monserrat is in grade 2 and is having issues with math in general and handwriting as well as concentration and memory work.  Gaby has worked with her and assessed a overall improvement of 50%. Petronila is in grade 4 and her issues are again with math and memory work especially with multiplication.  With group work her skills have improved by 90%. Fabiola Fabiola 2 Monserrat Monserrat 2 Petronila Petronila 2 In total Magda and Gaby have a complement of 12 children from grades 1-6 with various issues and challenges.  With Magda’s dedication to children she has made great inroads with “her kids.”  This year along with her work she managed to create a happy mother’s day and childrens’ day fiestas. Her report ended with this statement… GRACIAS A CADA UNA DE LAS PERSONAS QUE FORMAN PARTE DE FOOD BANK, PORQUE SON EL  MOTOR  QUE HACE POSIBLE CADA LOGRO EN LOS NIÑOS Y EN NOSOTROS MISMOS....
Summer Programming

Summer Programming

Carmita has developed another workshop for this summer entitled ” My history and how it helps build the History of Chicxulub.”  The children began learning this concept in the summer of 2015.  They drew some family trees and talked to their parents and grandparents about their history. The intro was looking at the “Heros of Chicxulub.”  Who discovered and settled Chicxulub and how their families were affected. Now they will exam it deeper.  By the end it is the goal for each child to have a clearer understanding of his famiy and how they “fit” into the local village. This is a great lead-in to the competition in November for anyone in the village to get involved in.  We are hoping for stories, photos and folklore that will help us all know the history of where we live. For the folks who might have challenges in doing this type of work, our youth volunteers will assist them. Does this not sound like a win-win situation?  Stay tuned for further...
Prepping for Christmas

Prepping for Christmas

I know it seems early but as I get ready for my summer vacation these things need to get done.  All of the donations have been sorted and packaged and safely put in bins. Next the home gifts had to be sorted and packaged and then came the day for wrapping! Let me set the picture…it was 10 in the morning and the temperature was +40 and Wayne’s birds had been fed.  This is a chore I dislike but seeing all my “elves” had returned home I had to do it.  Even when the kids were young I disliked the job as I was always losing the tape or scissors as I was working.  This time it only took me 30 minutes to lose the tape.  But then I found it beneath my chair…how was that possible?  By the time I was finished there were 28 wrapped “house” gifts for the families in their Christmas hampers.  Not quite enough but a good start. Thanks to each of you who donated items that are wrapped for the families.  Without you this could not happen. Please check back in September and October to see what are most prevalent needs are for the upcoming...
June Dispensa

June Dispensa

This is the month when I return to Canada and my family for my summer vacation.  Hunger does not take a break so over the summer the monthly food dispensa will be organized and carried out by Carmita. Thanks to each and everyone of you that continues to support the work of the Food Bank in the many ways you do. June dispensa went very smoothly and we enjoyed lots of laughs! Summer...
May Dispensa

May Dispensa

It has been a fairly quiet time in the neighbourhood this past month.  Lots going on in Progreso with motorcycle rallies, beach business with 2-3 long weekends and great weather but quiet in the village. The dispensa went well and everyone seemed fine.  Summer is coming and the temperatures are going up and people are doing only what is needed to be done. The weather was fine and everything went off without a hitch…even singing happy birthday (Spanish and English) to one of the clients whose birthday it was. Treats for each family Yahir checks the vitamin list Birthday smiles Paper work Ladies in waiting Gents are waiting On track Carmita hard at it Yahir wants something! The needs in the village are still about the same but the demographics are shifting.  I used to have a significant number of young families and averaged 4 newborns a year but this year the seniors are winning out. New Families: “Glady” Lidia del Socorro Alicia Maria Rosa and family New family head Maria The young couples who have appeared in Chicxulub, along the cienaga are ones that expect it all without doing much for themselves to make it happen. By that I mean they might have a scooter, a cable TV but still expect to receive a dispensa monthly.  I explain to them that they are managing ok in that they can afford the monthly cost for T V programming and fuel for the scooters and that is  more than many of the seniors. They get annoyed with me but I need to ensure that those who have a real need...