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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006

Thanks for supporting the Head Start program

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The Tlingit & Haida Juneau Valley Head Start Program, families, their children and our staff would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the caring individuals, businesses, community and government agencies, and organizations, for all the support and generous donation of time, effort, expertise, goods and services throughout the 2005-2006 program year. In-kind donations are an integral part of Head Start and provide an invaluable connection to our community, as well as matching funds for our program operations.

Head Start has been serving thousands of families since 1965 across America, from Barrow to San Diego, and Maine to Florida - even Hawaii. Head Start can be proud of a consistent record of quality family and child-centered education of young children and their families. Our heartfelt hugs and warmest gratitude are extended to the following folks, with sincere apologies for any omissions or oversights: Luis Hernandez and Anthony of REACH; SEARHC Dental and Medical; Juneau Public Health Center; WIC; Catholic Community Services; Juneau School District speech and mental health therapists; Blanket of Wellness; Southeast Alaska Guidance Association; Salvation Army; St. Vincent de Paul; US Forest Service Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center; National Association for the Education of Young Children-Southeast Alaska; St. Brendan's Episcopal Church and congregation; Mark and Mildred Boesser; Penny Stevens and friends Pastor Bob Stevens; University of Alaska Southeast; Gastineau Human Services; Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Ted Stevens; Gov. Frank Murkowski and administration services; Alaska State Museum; Super Bear grocery store; Ed Thomas and T&H Central Office staff; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; T&H Vocational Training and Resource Center; AWARE Shelter education and outreach; Sonja Duncan; Glacier Fire Department; Sweet Peas consignment shop; DIPAC; John Hatton and Elizabeth Hatton; Mount Roberts Tram; Our Back Yard; Pam James; Cliff Larue and family, Delight Storm; Kathleen Rhea and Juneau Youth Services Ychem; Mendenhall Post Office; Franchoise Manet and class; Laurie Cropley; Alaska Dames and Gents; Barbara Kalen; Helen Watkins; Kathy Polk; Dawn Siquaw; Alejandro Soria; Juneau Valley Center Parent Committee, Kathleen John, Chris Williams and Millie Avoletta; Literacy Links program, Lorrie Wright; Kindergarten teachers of the Juneau School District and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; all the Head Start parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and siblings who helped out; and community friends of the Juneau Valley Head Start.

Lis Saya and Head Start

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