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Happy Mother's Day 2019

Dates to Remember

May 3rd: Cinco de Mayo Celebration
foster care ribbonMay 7th: National Foster Care Day (wear light blue)
May 6th-10th: National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8th: Mother's Day Breakfast
May 17th: Haitian Flag/Heritage Day (wear red and blue)
May 24th: Memorial Day Celebration
May 27th: Memorial Day. Center Closed
happy-summerMay 30th: Last day of LCSD/VPK
May 31st: VPK Graduation
 
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Children
Jamir - May 1
True - May 7
Alexander - May 10
Caliyah - May 11
Jah'Maaud - May 18
Isaac - May 19
Jayla - May 24
Moises - May 26
Kayden - May 27

P.A. Geraci Child Development Center News

Home of the Tiny Tigers cute_running_tiger_cub_by_typomazoku-d5u4bz7.gifWe earn our stripes every day!

CENTER INVOLVEMENT

cinco de mayo

MAY 3RD CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that recognizes the victory of the Mexican army over the French army on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.  Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. Mexican independence is celebrated September 16th.

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MAY 6TH-10TH NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Students and parents take the week to do something to let their teacher(s) (past or present) know that they are appreciated.  This could be anything such as a nice card, an email, a gift card, or a piece of chocolate.  The important thing is that you let your teacher know how much you appreciate their hard work and patience.  Thank you for all you do teachers!

mothers day breakfastMAY 8TH MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST

Please make sure you RSVP by May 3rd if you will be participating in the Mother’s Day Breakfast on Wednesday May 8th from 9am-10am.

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MAY 17TH HAITIAN FLAG/HERITAGE CELEBRATION

The Haitian flag has long been a symbol of pride for Haiti. Haitian Flag Day on Friday, May 17, is all about celebrating the culture and heritage of the Haitian flag, which is emblazoned with the country’s coat of arms and the colors red and blue, adopted from the French flag. Haiti gained its independence from colonial rule in 1804, making it the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to do so, and the second republic to defeat a European colonial power in the Americas. Let’s show support by wear red and blue.


Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness.  If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” - Stevie Wonder

PARENT REMINDERS

SIGN IN AND OUT

Parents it is crucially important for you to sign in your children in and out daily using the fingerprint machine! This is mandatory for DCF and ELC purposes.  If you do not sign in your child(ren) in or out you will be charged $5 per child per sign in or outAfter the 3 consecutive time you will be charged the daily rate for that day, and it must be paid the following day in order for your child to remain in care. This rule is not negotiable and will be upheld.  We are mandated to have a parent to sign in and out daily and we will ensure that it happens.  Thank you for your cooperation!

focus on fourFOCUS ON FOUR

We will be offering a 4 year old extension program starting June 10th-August 2nd.

Did you know 80% of our students last year, in Focus on Four actually showed improvement in oral, phonetical, math and written skills?  Focus on Four will be returning to PA Geraci this summer! To reserve your child a spot in our 4 year old extension program you must submit a one-time, non-refundable $20 registration fee.  Your child MUST attend for the entire 8 week program.  Attendance is extremely important.

TUITION

Tuesday at noon if your payment has not been made your account will be charged a late fee.  If you have already made arrangements to make your payment every two weeks and your payment is not made on that day your account will be charged a late fee.  Late fees will not be reversed once charged.  After two weeks of none payment your child will not be able to return until the account is paid in full.


Sick Infant blogHEALTH CORNER

Parents if your child is sick please keep them home. If your child exhibits a temperature, fatigue, diarrhea or vomiting please take them to see a doctor before returning to school.  If your child’s doctor informs you that your child is contagious please notify Ms. Tara or Ms. Kay ASAP.


FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Butterfly

butterfly-snack-plateIngredients

1 piece string cheese.  (You can also use just half of one, sliced lengthwise).
8-10 green grapes, sliced in half
3 strawberries
1 baby carrot

Directions

To make this guy, simply place a piece of string cheese in the center of the plate.  Next, slice your green grapes in half and lie them on the plate as the outline of the butterfly’s two wings.  Slice strawberries and fill in the outline formed by the grapes.  Next, slice two round slices from the end of a baby carrot.  Slice two thin sticks, and slice a tiny bit off each stick.  Arrange antennae as shown, place two tiny carrot bits on the string cheese for eyes.  Enjoy!

memorial day 2019MAY 24TH MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring persons who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May.  In honor of Memorial Day we are asking that you wear flag attire or red, white and blue on May 24th.


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THANK YOU!!!

To the wonderful parents that came out volunteered and fellowshipped with us for our Annual Easter festivities.


MAY FUN FACTS

  • The birthstone for May is Emerald.
  • The zodiac signs for May are Taurus (May 1st -20th ) and Gemini( May 21st -31st)
  • The birth flower of May is typically the Lily of the Valley.
  • The last week of May is Library and Information Week.
  • The Indianapolis 500 car race is held each year during this month. The Kentucky Derby, the world's most famous horse race, is also held on the second Saturday of this month.

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