Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child
Posted on 03/31/2021
Photo collage with JROTC students fold an American flag, A JROTC student helps another student, and a military father with his son.

Clover Park School District (CPSD) has the honor of serving children who live in our Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Lakewood communities. More than 31 percent of students in CPSD are military connected. 

Each April we celebrate the Month of the Military Child and our military-connected children and youth. This year’s theme is “Military Children and Youth: A Resilient Force in a Changing World.”

Show your support for our military-connected students by wearing purple, engaging in celebratory activities and sharing encouraging messages.  


You’re Everything!

Month of the Military Child 2021 Virtual Events




Thursday, April 1, 1 p.m.

Introduction to Month of the Military Child

Bethany Chacon

Bella Mollison

Ryan Walker

Monday, April 5, noon

Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselors

Kamie Larson

Kelly Smith


Monday, April 5, 2 p.m.

Journey to Success

Dr. Candace Bird

Lt Gen Leslie Smith 

Tuesday, April 6, 2 p.m.


Trevor Romain

Friday, April 9,  2 p.m.

Parenting In An Age Of Uncertainty: Resilience in the Face of Crisis

Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg 

Monday, April 12, noon

A Youth’s Guide to Resilience and Thriving

Zuri Garcia

Tuesday, April 13, 2 p.m.


Trevor Romain

Friday, April 16, 2 p.m.

Parenting In An Age Of Uncertainty: Self-Care and Modeling for your Teens

Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg 

Monday, April 19, noon

Thrive Online Program for Parents

Daniel F. Perkins, PhD

Monday, April 19, 2 p.m.

Expanded Hourly Child Care for Military Families

Kelly Smith

Heidi Welch

Tuesday, April 20, 2 p.m.

Embracing Change

Trevor Romain

Friday, April 23, 2 p.m.

Parenting In An Age Of Uncertainty: The Power of Connection

Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg 

Monday, April 26, noon

What IS a School Liaison anyway?

Jackie Cajina

Chuck Clymer

Lori Phipps

Nanette Pigg

Tuesday, April 27, 2 p.m.

Staying Connected

Trevor Romain


Purple Up! Virtual Event
For Our JBLM Families

Wednesday, April 14, at 4 p.m.

Welcome All Elementary School Military Parents & Families. Please join us virtually on Zoom and meet some amazing people, learn about MFLC programs, and explore additional support services on JBLM.


Guest Speakers:

  • FOCUS, Book Patch Librarian, FAP, SBH,
  • Message from MWR
  • MFLC’s from our JBLM elementary schools

Video:    Password: 899229


Dial-in: 1-253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 912 6137 4556            Passcode: 899229


Please reach out to the MFLC at 253-583-5260 ext. 2631 or email [email protected] for information.



Purple Up! Events at Schools
April 15 & 16

Wear purple and check your school for activities!