Entries by Kiana Baldwin

March Campus Update

February.  Of course we are going to talk about Valentine’s Day!  Did you get the opportunity to do anything amazing for the Hallmark holiday? Glenn & Angela Robertson hosted a Valentine’s dinner for the staff and kids.  We had an awesome Italian dinner and played Valentine’s Scategories.   I must admit there were some very creative […]

February Campus Update

Have you seen the meme? The one that says something like “Today is the 3,652nd day of January”? I completely feel that. The rest of the year FLIES so quickly, that when January arrives, with its calm, less chaotic schedule, it feels to drag on forever. That being said, January was still full of changes […]

January Campus Update

THREE KIDS! Three of our kids left our program successfully in December. They’ve already ‘friended” and “added” me on social medias. One of the girls who left had actually worked part-time in development over the last few months. I sent her a message that I already miss her! I’m so excited for her and the […]

December Campus Update

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with football…oh, and family & friends. Seriously, I do hope that you were able to spend some time with people who you love and cherish. Holidays can be a difficult time for our kids, as most of them do not have great memories of family gatherings. I […]

November Campus Update

Oh how I wish you were standing in my office at the end of the month when I ask the Development Team, “What all did we do this month? So I can share with my Helping Hands!” Because Kiana’s response today was “it was a whirlwind of chaos”. Though those aren’t quite the words I […]

October Campus Update

September is always a blur for me. I try every year to soak up every moment, but somehow, it just goes too quickly. We start September off with the Malden Labor Day Parade. This little parade that goes from the corner of our road (325 South) down ¾ of a mile to 400 South, back […]

September Campus Update

“Ms. Beth, I need the Campus Updates to mail!” I responded, “Yes, I know, but what happened in August.” “Well…” as she glanced at the calendar, “You had a vacation, we had a group, and the rest of the days were just….normal?” with a little shrug on the word “normal”. Over the last several months, […]

August Campus Update

I was having one of those days where I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. The “To Do” list seemed too long, the day too short. The meetings were eating my day and I just couldn’t find a moment to even think. It was at that moment I looked up and read one of my favorite […]

JULY CAMPUS UPDATE

June, my favorite month, flew by so quickly! We started the month with Chalk the Walk. This a community event where we use chalk to design a portion of the sidewalk. It is an awesome time to interact with the businesses and people of Valparaiso. And not to brag, but my awesome Development Team does […]

June Campus Update

May was a month of CELEBRATIONS! We kicked off the month with our Annual Celebration of Strengths Banquet. At this banquet, we honor each kid by celebrating the strengths we have seen in them. The school also presents the Honor Roll certificates and some special awards for kids who have worked diligently this school year. […]