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Dates to Remember

Apr 1st: Happy Easter!

Apr 2nd: No VPK, Afterschool full day

April 2nd: National Autism Awareness Day

April 22nd: Earth Day

 

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Dayvin C. - Apr 10
Lauren B. - Apr 19
Jazmin V. - Apr 23
 
 
 

ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK? SO ARE WE!

Another great way to stay connected is our Facebook page.  If you have a personal Facebook page, find our page……. Children’s Garden of LaBelle…… and LIKE it. Now you will be able to see activities around the center or perhaps even your child.

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Children's Garden of LaBelle News

 

OFF THE DIRECTOR'S DESK

April is stress awareness month. We all know moms and dads get stressed out and need some "me" time.  But kids can get stressed out too.  Make sure they have plenty of time to de-stress with both indoor and outdoor activities that engage their minds and bodies.  Talk to them frequently to check in and make sure they're really doing okay.  Slow down and savor time with your family with important, yet simple, ways to make the most of your quality time.

THANK YOU!

Thank you to Lynn Moore from BeSmart for attending our parent meeting as the guest speaker to help educate parents on gun safety around children. Thank you to the parents who attended to this meeting too.

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NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

April 2nd is National Autism Awareness Day. We will wear blue EVERY FRIDAY in April as part of the Light It Up Blue campaign to help raise awareness and support to Autism.

 

EARTH DAY!

Earth Day.pngEarth Day is April 22nd.  Our classes will be learning about ways we can help protect the Earth this month.  Earth Day is a very important day for everyone who inhabits this planet.  Every day, we are becoming more aware of the affects of global warming.  Teaching your kids the importance of Earth Day is the first step, as they will be our legacy and the caretakers of our  planet in years to come. 

Teachers will talk to their students about the importance of Earth Day, recycling, reducing pollution, conserving water and electricity to help keep our environment healthy for years to come!

Parents, April 16th-20th please bring in clean recyclables for the children to use in the classroom when they are learning about Earth Day.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Jaxson, Lauren and Alexandra on moving up to the three year old room!

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AROUND THE CENTER

Thank you to the parents who came to our Easter Egg Hunt and Celebrations and all who donated items and their time to making the day extra special for the children!  (Check our Facebook page for pictures).


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KUDOS

This month we want to recognize Ms. Mercedes for all of her hard work and love for our children.  We are so thankful for EVERYTHING Ms. Mercedes does for the children, teachers, parents, and the center.  Thank you Ms. Mercedes, we love you!

 


 

Remember to keep your child hydrated and apply sunscreen as the days are getting sunnier.

 

NUTRITION CORNER

Apple Crisp

Nonstick cooking spray
4-5 medium apples, center removed, sliced
¼ cup quick-cooking oatmeal
¼ cup flour
½ cup brown sugar (or ½ cup regular
sugar)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
¼ cup margarine

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Coat the bottom and sides of a square 8x8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
3. Spread apple slices on the bottom of the pan.
4. Cut the margarine into small pieces and put in a medium-sized bowl. Add the oatmeal, flour, sugar, and cinnamon.
5. Use two knives to “chop” the margarine into the flour mixture until it looks like small crumbs. (Use two table knives in each hand. Pull the margarine through the flour mixture in opposite directions.)
6. Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the apples.
7. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.

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