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Happy-EasterDates to Remember

Apr 1st: April Fool's Day

Apr 2nd: World Autism Awareness Day

April 3rd: Spring Picture Day

April 18th: Easter Celebration

April 19th: Good Friday. center CLOSED

April 21st: Easter Day

April 22nd: Earth Day

 

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Children
Dayvin C. - Apr 10
Yanelli M. - Apr 18
Lauren B. - Apr 19
 
Staff
Ms. Doris - Apr 11
 

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Children's Garden of LaBelle News

 

Thank You noteOFF THE DIRECTOR'S DESK

Thank you to all the parents who participated in the March fundraiser!  With your help we will continue to make our school beautiful!

 


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WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

Tuesday, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.  Wear blue on Tuesday to bring awareness to this disorder that affects so many lives.

We will also wear blue every Friday in April to continue the awareness.


PICTURE DAY

Wednesday, April 3rd is Spring Picture Day.  Pictures will be available to purchase the same day.


EASTER CELEBRATION

Thursday, April 18th will be our Easter Celebrations.  Each class will participate in an Easter egg hunt during the morning and a special snack party in the afternoon.  Please send in 12 filled eggs (NO NUTS) with your child by Tuesday April 16.  Parents are welcome to attend both activities.  Individual classroom schedules for the egg hunt will be posted in your child’s classroom, please see your child’s teacher for specific information.

Friday, April 19th. We will be closed for Good Friday.  Enjoy your long weekend and we hope you have a Happy Easter!

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PARENTING

Teaching manners to young children

teaching manners blog headerWith all the responsibilities you juggle on a daily basis, it can be hard to invest time in teaching your child to be polite outside of the standard “please” and “thank you.” But did you know that good manners are often the first step in teaching your child right from wrong?

According to Pam Myers, BSEd, “Mastering manners teaches responsibility, sensitivity, respect, and maturity, and stacks the odds in favor of your child growing into a well-adjusted and viable citizen in their community and the world beyond.”

Myers encourages parents to avoid the embarrassment of their child displaying bad manners in public and lay the foundation for good behavior by teaching them the following simple manners:

  1. Always greet someone when they enter or leave a room (“hello,” “goodbye,” “have a nice day”)
  2. Answer the telephone with a proper hello and their name
  3. Practice selflessness (showing consideration for others, holding the door, etc.)
  4. Wait for their turn to speak instead of interrupting

For more tips on teaching manners for young children, check out the article Manners to Teach Your Kids.


EARTH DAY!

Monday, April 22nd.  Each class will learn about how to take care of our planet and plant a seed.  If you have any clean recyclable materials that you can donate that would be great.

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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. 

NUTRITION CORNER

Frozen Fruit Cups

Frozen Fruit Cups
Ingredients:
4 cups frozen peaches, thawed and chopped into large chunks
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained 
2 cans crushed pineapple, drained
1 can fruit cocktail, drained
6 medium firm bananas, chopped into chunks
1 small can frozen pineapple-orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/3 cup lemon juice
 
Directions:
Combine the peaches, oranges, pineapple, fruit cocktail, bananas, juice concentrate and lemon juice in a bowl and mix until combined. Place in small disposable plastic cups and cover with plastic wrap or foil. Freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving to thaw.

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