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Happy Thanksgiving Turkey

 

Dates to Remember

Nov 6th: Election Day

Nov 10th: Pop Up Play Event

Nov 11th: Veteran's Day

Nov 12th-21st: Parent Conferences

Nov 21st: No VPK. Center remains open

Nov 22nd-23rd: Center CLOSED. Thanksgiving

 

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…….The Children’s Learning Center at FSW…… and LIKE it. Now you will be able to see activities around the center or perhaps even your child.

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PARENT CONFERENCES

parent-teacher-conferenceParent Conferences will begin Monday, November 12 and run through Wednesday. November 21.  This is a time for parents to sit down with their child’s teacher and discuss his/her growth since the school year started.  Sign Up sheets are posted outside each classroom. Please speak with the teachers to set up a convenient time. 


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With the holiday season getting into full swing, we know that families will be taking vacations and that your child will potentially miss some days of school.  We ask that you let Ms. Andrea or Ms. Martha know about any days your child will not be in attendance.


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The center will be hosting an Angel Tree through the Salvation Army.  We will have 25 Angel Tags, which represent 25 local children.  The tags will be delivered to the center November 5th and you will have until December 7th to return the tag, along with your gift.


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Tips for Holiday Toy-Choosing

When we think of gifts for children during the holiday season, we often think of toys.  Tops may be at the top of children’s wish lists---and at this time of year, there are plenty to choose from.  The selection can be overwhelming for both children and adults.  When making your selection, remember to see what is safe, educational, and appropriate for your child. 

Messina 2016 christmas stockings**Remember good toys do not have to be expensive, and children do not need very many of them.  We’ve all seen children become fascinated with the box in which the toy arrived!  Knowing this, consider the educational value before buying expensive toys-----will the toys appeal to children for many years?  In general, the more things a child can do with a toy, the more likely he/she is to remain interested.

**Just because a child asks for a specific toy doesn’t mean it will necessarily make the best gift for him/her.  Children may have strong immediate reactions to what they see or hear.  But a toy that looks good in another child’s hands or in a commercial may not remain meaningful or interesting to your child.

**Don’t hesitate to put a toy away for a later time.  If a child is bombarded with new playthings, feel free to put some gifts aside and let him/her focus on one at a time.  You may even want to reserve a few toys for bad-weather or sick days later on in the year.

NUTRITION CORNER

Pecan Cookies

Ingredients

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
pecan cookies1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. sweet potato puree
1 large egg
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. toasted pecans, chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 375° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. 

In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in sweet potato, egg, and vanilla, then add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in chopped pecans. 

Scoop 1” balls onto prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart, and bake until golden and just set, about 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes then place cookies on a cooling rack and let cool completely. 

Make glaze: In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar, syrup, milk, and pinch of salt. Drizzle glaze over cookies and sprinkle with chopped pecans.

Kindergarten Pre-registration

lee county schoolsParents of children entering kindergarten in August 2019 have a chance to PRE-REGISTER.  This is the first time that this process has been offered.  Pre-registering your child means avoiding lengthy wait times at the Student Enrollment Office during the first application period which runs from January 14 – March 1, 2019.  Parents are mailed a pre-printed application in January and may go online to rank schools in their order of preference during that time. 

Ask Ms. Jenna or Ms. Nikki for more information.


OUR FRIENDLY TEACHERS

Blue Room: Ms. Miranda & Ms. Sandy

Coral Room: Ms. Rita

Yellow Room: Ms. Erin & Ms. Julie

Red Room: Ms. Stephanie & Ms. Cookie

Purple Room: Ms. Jessica & Ms. Tanzie

Teal Room: Ms. Jenna & Ms. Nikki


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We want to thank you for the brochure fundraiser orders.  They have been submitted and we are waiting to hear what our profit will be.  And as soon as we know when the items you purchased will be received, we will let you know.


"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”

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