MARQUETTE COUNTY PARENT INFORMATION EXCHANGE (PIE)
Connect with other families in the Marquette County area to share and learn all kinds of things! Could be what’s happening for fun, time to socialize with other parents, helpful hints on raising kids, equipment exchanges, parenting skills, brush up on money management, support for understanding your child’s special needs or temperament, craft and menu ideas — you name it!
PIE contacts are located in Endeavor, Oxford, Montello and Neshkoro. Families that are connected to other families and community resources tend to be more resilient to challenges in life. And its more fun, too!
PIE is a joint project of Marquette County UW-Extension Family Living and Marquette County Healthy Communities Healthy Youth (HCHY) — but it is really the parents that make it work. Each community is connected to a Family Living or HCHY contact to ensure reliable, quality information is exchanged.
Endeavor — Connect with other parents and resources for families, find out what’s happening for youth and families in the area, or to share ideas for home management and more. Contact either Debbie Thome 608-587-2268 or Sue Allen 608-297-3139, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford/Westfield areas — Parents with younger children meet weekly at the Westfield Library for fun and learning together with their children. Contact Jessika Stauffacher, 608-369-0724 or email@example.com. For connections of all kinds for all ages, contact Georgia Lindert, 608-586-6556 firstname.lastname@example.org
Montello/Packwaukee — Parents with younger children meet weekly to chat, let their kids play together, share ideas, and ask questions of each other. Contact Tiffany Lodholz email@example.com . Parents of older children and youth interested in connecting contact Lisa Smalarz 608-622-0852 firstname.lastname@example.org
Neshkoro — Open Gym at Neshkoro Community Center is available on and off based on interest. Connect with other parents and resources for families, find out what’s happening for youth and families in the area, or to share ideas for home management and more. Contact Tara Chesebro, (920) 293-1101, email@example.com
INTERESTED IN CONNECTING ONLINE WITH MARQUETTE COUNTY PARENTS? Find PIE at: www.facebook.com/marquettecountypie. It’s an online way for parents to share and exchange
- Activities and happenings
- Resources (programs, services, recipes, clothing, childcare info)
- Parenting tips and ideas
When parents connect, everyone benefits!
LOOKING FOR FAMILY SERVICES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN MARQUETTE COUNTY? Check out the Family Resources Directory
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