Supporting Military Families
Yelm Community Schools offers support in a variety of ways to students of military parents and their families. Groups and other services are coordinated by the counseling department at each school. The following links provide additional resources to our military families.Information About Impact Aid
Read a message from Colonel Lucas about why service members, JBLM civilian employees and contractors should fill out the annual Impact Aid survey.ResourcesMilitary Family School Liaison OfficerAntoinette Walker253.967.7195Joint Base Lewis McChord
http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/Armed Forces Community Services253.967.71662140 Liggett Ave, Rm 400 (Waller Hall)PO Box 339500, MS 20Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs1.800.562.0132360.725.2200ARMY Child CareNACCRRA - Funded by Dept. of DefenseSoka Bunn - 360.786.8907 ext. 105Colleen Sullivan 360.786.8907 ext. 146South Sound YMCA Child CareSupporting Military FamiliesAfter School Program in Your Neighborhood (ASPYN)Partnered with Dept. of Defense for reduced child care feesChild Care Services: 360.908.0403 or firstname.lastname@example.orgChild Care Resource and Referral1.800.845.0956360.754.0810Washington State Child CareResource and Referral Network1.800.446.1114Native American Program LiaisonYelm Community SchoolsSandra Gordon - 360.458.6316Yelm Community Services - UCBO360.458.7000624 Crystal Springs Rd. NWYelm, WAServices: licensing, clothing bank, food bank, Yelm Head Start/ECEAPChild Find360.458.4040Developmental screening for children under age 6Crime Stoppers for Yelm Community Schools1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or textChild Protective Services1.866.363.4276Education Information for Military Families
Military Child Education Coalition
http://www.militarychild.orgThe Military Child Education Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, work-wide organization that identifies the challenges that face the highly mobile military child, increases awareness of these challenges in military and educational communities and initiates and implements programs to meet the challenges. MCEC's goal is to level the educational playing field for military children wherever they are located around the world and to serve as a model for all highly mobile children.
Military Impacted Schools Association
http://www.militaryimpactedschoolsassociation.org/This site includes checklists for parents of students leaving and entering a new school. The Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) is a national organization representing school districts that serve high concentrations of military children. The organization works to provide a continuum of quality education for all military children.
National Military Family Association
http://www.nmfa.org/The goals of the National Military Family Association are to educate military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives and to promote and protect the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them. The site includes information about the education of military children.
Military OneSourceMilitary OneSource provides a variety of information for military members and their families, including a section about K-12 education.
Military Home Front
http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the official Department of Defense website for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders and service providers. This site includes information about military children and education.