News & Announcements
Our annual Volunteer Recognition event was held on April 27, 2017. Three individuals were acknowledged for their outstanding efforts for the 2016-2017 Program Year. Those individuals received recognition for being Franklin County Head Start’s Top Parent Volunteer, Top Community Volunteer, Top Male Volunteer, and Top Classroom! Janna Felix from the Baker classroom received the award for Top Parent. She volunteered 156.25 hours this program year. Ed Bombardier from the Potomac/Rouzerville classrooms received the award for Top Community and Top Male Volunteer. He volunteered 192.25 hours throughout the year. Lastly, the Baker Classroom had the most volunteer hours program-wide with 420.25 for the 2016-2017 program year! We want to thank each of you for your contributions to Head Start!
Thank you to all of our parent and community volunteers throughout the 2016/2017 school year. Any amount of time given makes a huge impact on our program and our children.
APRIL 22, 2017 MALE INVOLVEMENT EVENT – FISHING DERBY!
FRANKLIN COUNTY HEAD START FISHING DERBY WINNERS!
Sportsmanship – Liam Hoyaux
Largest in Length – Elijah Plank
Largest in Weight – Elijah Plank
1ST Catch – Cooper Koons
2nd Catch – Lance Brown
3rd Catch – Arihanna Gonzin
Largest number caught – Arihanna Gonzin
1st Non-trout catch – Gabriel Dawson
Thanks and congratulations to all derby participants!
Also, many thanks to our community partners who helped to make our event a success!
Head Start’s Family Literacy Event - March 18, 2017
Thanks to all who attended the “Pet Detective” Family Literacy Event at Grove Family Library! Sixty Head Start adults and children attended, in addition to four community volunteers along with Head Start staff. Families enjoyed educational activities, a special reading time with author, Susan Whitelock, face painting, dog petting, a pizza lunch and fun prizes! Christina Griffin of the Potomac Classroom won a gift certificate to Northwood Books in Chambersburg and Sam Shih of Early Head Start Home-based 4 won a photo mobile! Special thanks to the following community partners who supported this event: Grove Family Library, Author and guest speaker Susan Whitelock, Kindly Canines, Northwood Books, Dominos Pizza (Queen Street), and Angelo, Angie and Briana of Caretti’s Pizza (Walmart Plaza)!
A BIG Thank you to Kohl's in Chambersburg for their generous donation of stuffed animals and books. All of our kids each received a book or a stuffed animal. The donation consisted of over 400 stuffed animals and over 300 books!!
Thanks to everyone who liked and shared the photos on Facebook for our door contest. The winner is...........Potomac classroom. Congratulations to the teachers and the kids GREAT JOB!!!
Thank you to everyone who entered, you and your kids did an amazing job and you should be very proud. Stay tuned for more contest.....
Thanks to all who participated in Franklin County Head Start's 2nd Annual Pinewood Derby! We had 27 racers and several family members there to support them! A special thanks to Michael Sandell,of the Boy Scouts of America and his son, Bill who both headed up the races! Thanks also to Buhrman's Awards and Gifts for the donation of the trophies and Pat and Carla's Restaurant (St. Thomas) and Lil' Caesar's (Chambersburg) for the pizza donations!
1st Place Winner: Liam Hoyaux
2nd Place Winner: Riley Corwell
3rd Place Winner: Rylie Coleman
Best Design Winner: Jeremiah Cotten
Sportsmanship Winner: Sophieann Carbaugh
We look forward to seeing you at the next event!
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program will reopen on November 1, 2016. Click Here
Annual Report 2015/2016
#HeadStartStrong: Head Start Kids Grown Up, Strong and Successful
In recognition of this first comprehensive revision of Head Start Program Performance Standards since 1975, some Head Start graduates agreed to share their stories.
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Franklin County Human Services
A representative from the Franklin County Human Services division will be in Waynesboro each Wednesday from 10-2 to assist residents regarding their human services needs, questions and requests for information about programs, agencies, etc.
Individuals are encouraged to stop by at the rear entrance of the Trinity UCC Church at 30 West North Street. The Senior Center entrance is back there as well as ample parking.
Did You Know?
Children birth-3 and pregnant women are eligible for Early Head Start services.
Budget and Expenditure Report for 2014 - 2015 school year.
Did you know that Franklin County Head Start has a Facebook Page? We post activities, tips, and other information for parents and caregivers, such safety tips, easy and healthy recipes you can make with your child, information about getting your child ready for school, and more.
It’s a great place to learn more about how you can help your child develop and set them up for success in life.
Please like us on Facebook and share with your friends.
Now Open! Keystone Family Planning Services is now open Tuesday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. No appointment needed, just walk in to the Keystone Health building at 820 Fifth Ave. in Chambersburg.
Keystone Family Planning Services offer a variety of services including family planning counseling, exams, STD screenings,and birth control options. Services are available on a sliding fee scale and services may be free based on income. Most insurances accepted but insurance is not required. You do not need to be a Keystone Health patient to use these services. For additional information call (717) 261-4913.
Making sure your child gets the necessary health care