Julie Arndt passed away on Friday, June 20th at her home. Julie had been a member of the LBSA community since September 26, 1958 and for the last many years made her home at Lincoln House. A memorial service is planned for Friday, June 27th on the LBSA campus in Millis Hall at 3pm.
Congratulations to Nicole who received her Certificate of Attendance to the Laura Baker School this month. We wish Nicole the best of luck in her life after Laura Baker School. To celebrate the occasion the school also put on a Rock and Roll show complete with an appearance by a special (royal) guest!
Jam Camp 2014
Jam Camp is a creative arts camp open to children and teens throughout the community. Designed as an integrated opportunity for kids of all abilities, the day camp involves participants in fun, creative, art and music experiences while fostering communication, social, motor, and academic/cognitive skills.
Join us at Laura Baker for a 3 day weekend (7 hours) of creative fun, engaging children with special needs through music therapy, movement and visual arts.
Friday, June 13 ~ 3-5 pm;
Saturday, June 14 ~ 2-5 pm; and
Sunday, June 15 ~ 2-4 pm
$99 / child for all 3 days
$10 sibling discount
Scholorships available for those that qualify
For more information, please contact the Family Support Services staff:
(507)-645-8866 Ext 155
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Northfield News
In March, Northfield area Girl Scouts completed a Disability Awareness badge at Laura Baker Services.
They learned about “person first language,” accessibility, “invisible” disabilities, assistive technology, and engaged in hands-on experiences to simulate various disabilities.
Each group ended with an integrated drumming group involving Laura Baker clients.
For the full article click here:http://www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/news/article_260e177b-8180-5af0-b4bb-eb1f8fb610ee.html
Hearty congratulations to Martin Thorsheim, winner of this year’s Spirit of Laura Baker award. One nomination said, in part, “His professionalism and pride in his teamwork promotes strong relationships with clients, staff, team members, etc. He is trustworthy and offers genuine guidance to staff and peers when asked. He follows through and follows up when asked for help or raises a question. He supports his team by participating in discussion topics that might otherwise be forgotten. Martin asks the tough questions which generates thoughts and momentum that may have been overlooked. He openly holds himself accountable, thereby showing strong integrity and trustworthiness. He remodels these practices for other teammates as well, promoting an open line of communication and trust.”
Another said, “What would Laura Baker School be without Martin? Drab . . . He’s continually working with clients of all levels. He shows them how they can create art magic! The sun shines everywhere the art is displayed. It fills people with happiness and makes for a happy day boost. Thank you, Martin!”
Click here to learn more about the Artist in Residence program.
Congratulations to this year’s winners of the LBSA Employee Appreciation awards!! Winners announced at the Monday Potluck and Staff meeting were: Maggie Boling, Rebecca Stewart-Peterson and Kathy Westerman for Optimism; Andela Graske, Jim Kuckler, Cassie Rietveld and Paula Teiken for being Rising Stars; Ila Duesterhoeft, Felicia Frazier and Polly Hruza for being Role Models; Amber Fredrickson, Ruth Morgan-Malecha and Zelene Rojas for Supporting Our Foundations and Linda Olds, Leif Olsen and John Wisdorf for Taking Care of Business.
It was a wonderful turnout at the groundbreaking ceremony for 2 new cottages that will be built on the Laura Baker Campus. Even the weather cooperated! Congratulations and thank you to all that have made this possible, your unwavering support is greatly appreciated.