Submitted by Jeannine Fallon Anckaitis

Did you know that it is currently Teacher Appreciation Week? If you have a way of telling any special teachers in your life how great they are, now is the perfect time to do it! (Though there is never a bad time).

Making someone else feel good is a great way of making yourself feel good too, and can’t we all use a little more of that these days?

Here are some additional ideas for making you and your family feel good. Stay healthy and know that your friends at Chester Upland Youth Soccer are wishing you well.

Latest soccer training ideas:

Latest soccer training video:

Five Finger Breathing for Relaxation

The Franklin Institute is offering virtual tours of the Giant Heart, experiments and recipes to try at home:

The Philadelphia Zoo has their entire database of the animals at the zoo so you can explore and learn about them for free on their website. Kids can also learn directly from the experts about lions, bears, birds, primates, and more during 30 minute sessions hosted by the zoo’s staff from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They have a host of online learning experiences that are perfect for kids who love animals:

Homemade block activity

Easy, inexpensive and healthy meal ideas
Participate in the great work being done by Cory Long and the Making a Change team (Team Mac!)
Stay on top of the news at Stefan Roots’ Chester Matters blog

Celebrate with us – we were named Community Organization of the Year, which we couldn’t have achieved without you and your kids!

And here are some resources in case you need help with food or other essentials during these difficult days:

National Meal-Finder
1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479)

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch

DATES: Monday – Thursday

TIME: 10 AM – 12:30 PM


Free breakfast and lunch for the hungry—All are welcome! Breakfast: 8:30 –9am (M-F), Lunch: 12:00 –12:30pm (M-F) Emergency food boxes for hungry individuals and families on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month

The Salvation Army of Chester
151 W. 15th St.
Chester, PA  19013

The Foundry Church
25 Cedar Road
Wallingford, Pa 19086

Tuesday 6:30-8pm
Friday 4-6pm

Enter around the block into the parking lot on Walnut Road. The entrance is through the red double doors.

More resources at


Jeannine Fallon Anckaitis
Executive Director
Chester Upland Youth Soccer