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Dates to Remember

Jun 14th: Flag Day

Jun 18th: Father's Day

Jun 23rd: Center will be CLOSED for our In-Service Training.

Jun 29th: Mud Day

 

Parent Reminders

1. Fees are due every Monday ($10 late fees will be assessed on Tuesday)
2. If your child is absent for three days or more please call the center to inform us
3. Make sure your child has a change of clothes in their cubby in their classroom
4. Pick up time is 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday for Head Start (otherwise a late fee will be assessed)
5. Do your part and volunteer for In-Kind for Head Start
6. Make sure your child’s shot records and physicals are up to date
7. Please check your child in/out in the office and the classroom

 
Be Sure to check out our Facebook page!  

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Harlem Academy Child Care Center News

 

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June 2nd: The after-school children will be going on a field trip to Fisheating Creek. They will be leaving at 9:00am and return at 1:00pm. Parents, please ask your teacher for more details.

 

 


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Students who will not be attending during the summer months are encouraged to still engage in learning activities over the summer to prevent the “summer slide”.  Below is a link that parents can use to find fun activities to do with their children to help them over the summer.

http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/parents/parent_resources/2016_summer_activities.aspx

 Thank you all for a great school year! Have a wonderful summer!


FATHER'S DAY

Father's Day is June 18th, and we want to wish all our fathers a great day. Thank you dads for all you do!    

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NUTRITION CORNER

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This smoothie is for the pineapple lover in all of us. A double blast of pineapple chunks and pineapple juice, tempered with the sweetness of vanilla yogurt and a whole orange, make for a refreshingly delightful smoothie.

Ingredients

1 Navel Orange
8 oz. Frozen Pineapple
6 fl. oz. Pineapple Juice
5⅓ oz. Vanilla Yogurt

 

Blend the Smoothie

Place all ingredients and 2 cups ice in a blender. Blend until smooth, 3-5 minutes.

MUD DAY

June 29th is International Mud Day! The creators of International Mud Day wanted to find a way to help all of the children of the Earth feel closer to each other…and what a better way to do it than through the Earth itself? We will be celebrating Mud Day at our Center on June 29th. Parents are invited. Please send extra clothing. 

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TIPS FOR ENCOURAGING SUMMER READING

Make sure your kids have plenty of books. Take your kids to the library or the bookstore to pick out some interesting new books. Go to yard sales, and sort through the books there. Organize a book swap in your neighborhood. Do whatever you need to do to keep a fresh supply of books around.

Always pack up books, magazines or newspapers whenever you go somewhere, for your kids and for yourself. Make sure your kids see you reading, whether it's on the beach, while waiting for the softball game to start, or at home.

Try to keep some time available for reading. This is perhaps the hardest thing, as schedules fill up with sports, cookouts, trips and movies. These are all fun, too. But there's no substitute for the occasional afternoon spent under a tree exploring far-off worlds through books.

Encourage social reading. If your child wants to read a book because other kids are reading it, by all means get a copy. This reinforces the idea that reading is cool, and gives your child a chance to talk about the book with others. Take the kids to see a movie based on a book, and also read the book. Do whatever you can to make reading cool and social.

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