Resources for Our Friends Impacted by COVID-19


Dear Friends: We’re here for you.

We will do everything within our power to continue support you, whether that’s sharing resources, hosting virtual enrichment activities, or still being that friend you can turn to. Our doors may be closed, but our phone lines, our emails, and our hearts are open. This page will be updated frequently as new resources and information becomes available.

Read COVID-19 Message from our Executive Director, Dawn Cogan

Western Dubuque Program Update

Please click here for the Western Dubuque Program update from the Programming team. 9.4.2020

Recent Updates

COVID-19 Resources

At Home Enrichment

Video Gallery: Digital Enrichment

As an extension of our love of all of you, as long as our doors are closed, we will continue to share a new video enrichment or at home activity on our page every day. To get updates, follow our YouTube channel or Facebook

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At Home Actives: Blog

  • Sight Words: Printable Games

    Sight Words has an extensive collection of printable board and card games that build reading skills while also keeping kids engaged. For many of these, you just need a color printer, paper, scissors, or other everyday objects you can find around the home. Enjoy! Sight Words Bingo Play bingo while reinforcing your sight words. Print out your own custom cards. More Sight Words Snakes & Ladders A twist on the Snakes & Ladders (Chutes & Ladders) board game. Print out your own custom boards. More Sight Words Fly Swat Spot your sight word, then squish it with the fly swatter. Build up speed while having fun. More Sight Words Parking Lot Park the toy car in the right spot by reading your sight words. More Sight Words Pathways Follow a sight words trail around the room, venturing over chairs and under tables. More Sight Words Bean Bag Toss Throw a bean bag on a flash card and then read the word. Combines sight words practice with physical activity. More You can view the whole collection at https://sightwords.com/sight-words/games/.

  • Fun, Kid-Friendly Recipes

    From Convivium Urban Farmstead In early March, Convivium welcomed our kids to make tasty recipes like homemade tortilla chips, pico de gallo, and more. Huge shout out to the Dubuque Police and student volunteers for helping! Our friends at Convivium Urban Farmstead recently shared some of these great kid-friendly recipes for families at home. View the recipes from Convivium. Searching for meal assistance? Convivium and other community partners will be offering free meals to families and kids during this time. View resources.

  • Tips for Working from Home

    Working from home? The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce just released 5 tips for those navigating the waters of working from home for the first time. Location, Location, Location: Find a dedicated and comfortable spot to work.Find a buddy: Help fill the socializing gap while working remotely by finding a colleague you can hit up when you feel the need to chat.Have a plan: When working from home keep a more structured daily schedule.Think about how you’re communicating: Go beyond email and use other digital tools that better replicate in-person communication.Remember everyone works differently: Not everyone wants to work from home, a shift can be stressful, communicate and share as much information as possible. Read the rest of the post at the DubuqueChamber.com.

Education Partners

Many of our educational partners will also be sharing educational resources in the coming days. These sites are updated frequently.

The Dubuque Community School District

Western Dubuque School District

Conscious Discipline

Walking Classroom (26 Free Learning Podcasts)

Adult Education

Programs

St. Mark values Adult Education and wants to assist the parents of our program in finding the education opportunities that meet their needs. The Dubuque NICC Center Located in downtown Dubuque at the base of the Town Clock, the Dubuque Center is a comfortable, accessible and friendly place to find the educational support you need. Whether you want to start college, finish a high school equivalency degree (HSED) or train for a career change, the Dubuque Center will help you explore the options and reach your goals. Classes and adult education/literacy services are offered year-round with daytime and evening options.

If you would like any assistance with getting in touch with someone to assist with your Adult Education, please contact Amanda Avenarius, Associate Director, at 563.582.6211 x105 or aavenarius@stmarkyouthenrichment.org.