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Dates to Remember

Oct 5th: World Teacher Day

Oct 9th: Columbus Day

Oct 27th: Fall Festival

Oct 30th: Pumpkin Carving

Oct 31st: Halloween

 

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Jordan H - Oct 23
Ariana M - Oct 23
Josiah P - Oct 29
Riley M - Oct 30
Joel P - Oct 31

 

THANK YOU!

We would like to thank everyone who supported us after the hurricane. Parents, teachers, neighbors, community leaders, etc. 

We also want to let you know that we are here for you and your family. We partner with the United Way and their 2-1-1 program that provides free information and referral to human/social service agencies within Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties.

Children's Garden of LaBelle News

 

FUN DRESS UP DAYS

The week of October 23-27 we will have Fun Dress Up Days and finish the week with our Annual Fall Festival on October 27th! It will be a fun day with lots of games, candy, food, surprises and music. Parents are welcome!

Monday, October 23rd - Crazy Sock Day. Be sure to wear your crazy, wacky or mis-matched socks.  
Tuesday, October 24th - Fall Hat Day. Get a new one, borrow one, or make your own.
Wednesday, October 25th - Crazy Hair Day. Be creative.
Thursday, October 26th - Storybook Character Day. Each child that dresses up must bring the book to share with the class.
Friday, October 27th - Pumpkin Shirt Day and Fall Festival. The teachers will be making pumpkin shirts with the children during class and they will wear the shirts that they make for Pumpkin shirt day.

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Monday, October 30th - Pumpkin Carving Day.


SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING

Children should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have a group of kids going, the parents should choose two or three of them to go along and keep an eye on things.

Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you. This way you can check for any problem candy and get the pick of the best stuff!

Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car. Explain why this is not a good idea and what to do if someone approaches them and tries to talk to them.

10 TIPS TO HELP KIDS COPE WITH DISASTER

This past month our community experienced a natural disaster, that created stress and fear in all of us. As we know, young children are most fearful when they don't understand what is happening around them. As parents, it is important to provide guidance and understanding that help restore a sense of security and well-being.

So, what can we do to help children who have experience a disaster or any other tragic event? 

  • Limit TV time: Intense media coverage of disasters can frighten young children and disturb teenagers.
  • Listen: Find out your child’s concerns about the situation. Children often cannot give meaning to a dangerous situation. Begin a dialogue to help them gain a basic understanding that’s appropriate for their age.
  • Comfort: Let them know their safety is your top priority.
  • Be Aware: Changes in routine behaviors, such as sleeping pattern or eating habits, can indicate distress. Seek professional support if they persist.
  • Expect the unexpected: As children develop, their intellectual, physical and emotional capacities change.
  • pg-toddler-sick-soothers-tlc-full.jpgMake time: Help kids understand they are safe and secure by talking, playing and engaging in bonding family activities.
  • Keep calm and carry on: Your child will learn how to deal with these events from you and will model his or her behavior after yours.
  • Care: Make a point of showing sensitivity toward other families impacted by the disaster. This is an opportunity to teach your children that we all need to help each other.
  • Routine: Help your children return to normal activities including school, sports and play groups.
  • Volunteer: Helping others can give your child a sense of control, security and empathy.

From www.savethechildren.org


NUTRITION CORNER

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THREE INGREDIENT PUMPKIN CAKE

Ingredients

1 yellow cake mix
1 15 oz. can pumpkin - not pie mix
2 eggs

 

Glaze

⅓ cup apple cider
⅓ cup milk
1½ cups confectioner's sugar
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
 

Directions

Mix the cake mix, pumpkin and eggs together. It will be thick. Spread the batter out in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for about 35 minutes at 325 degrees if baking in a glass pan or 350 degrees in any other pan. Reduce the cider by half. Add milk, pumpkin pie spice and confectioner's sugar when cider is cool, If glaze is too thick add a little more cider and stir until the right consistency. Set aside until ready to use.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

cancer_ribbon.gifOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. To support this cause, we will wear pink EVERY FRIDAY.


 

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