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Dates to Remember

Aug 10th: Open House from 8:00am-10:00am

Aug 12th: First Day of School

Aug 19th: Hearing screenings


BAD WEATHER

Child Care of Southwest Florida follows the Hendry County School Board Bad Weather Closing Schedule.  Please tune into your local weather station. If school is called off or closes early the center will follow suit. Please be prepared for alternative care in the event of bad weather closures.

 

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Charlotte W. - Aug 13
Marbella E. - Aug 13
Osiel E. - Aug 23
Andy M. - Aug 26

Children's Garden of LaBelle News

AROUND THE CENTER

We have had so much fun this summer and wish it could last forever. But the new school year is fast approaching and we want to make sure that every child is ready to begin a more structured schedule. To help your child get back into the school schedule, begin talking to them about school, about what they will do each morning to get ready for school and begin setting an earlier bed time. Be sure to bring your children to the Open House on Saturday, August 10 to allow them to meet their new teachers and see the room so they will be more comfortable on the first day of school.

open houseOPEN HOUSE

Open House will be Saturday, August 10 from 8 am until 10 am. Stop by any time between these hours to meet your child’s teachers, ask questions, see the room and help your child have a smoother transition on the first day of school.

Please return all enrollment paperwork by August 12. If you need new paperwork, please see Mayte in the front office.

first day of schoolFIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Welcome to all of our students and families!  We are so excited to share this new school year with you and look forward to a fun filled year of learning and growing!

Harlem Academy 2015 (11) HearingSCREENING

Monday, August 19th the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation will be visiting to offer every child free hearing screenings. Make sure to fill out a permission slip so your child can be screened.

STEAM

We are always looking for clean and sanitary recycled items to use in our STEAM centers.  Things like coffee containers, newspapers, paper towel rolls, empty food containers, large screws and bolts, boxes, etc. make great building materials for the children.  Anytime you have any of these items that you do not want, we would love to have them!

PROJECT APPROACH

United Mechanical 2017 Jill-Morland

I want to personally invite all of our families to participate in their child’s learning this school year. As a learning method, we implement the Project Approach, which involves the children answering questions that they have about a certain topic and solving real life problems based on the topic. In an effort to implement this method more effectively, we would like to have visitors and guests present the children with various problems that they can use research to solve. If you have any special hobbies or if you would like to share information with the children through reading a story, showing them items related to the topic, or writing them a letter that the teachers can read to the class, please let us know. We would love to have topic experts share with the children!


FLORIDA'S SALES TAX HOLIDAY

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The 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2, 2019, and runs through Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

 

During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use.

Take advantage while you can!


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NUTRITION CORNER

AVOCADO & TOMATO SALAD

avocado-salad

Ingredients:

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp. cumin
salt and black pepper
3 avocados, cubed
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small cucumber, sliced into half moons
1/3 cup corn
2 tbsp. chopped cilantro

Directions:

In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lime juice, and cumin. Season dressing with salt and pepper.
In a large serving bowl, combine avocados, tomatoes, cucumber, corn, and cilantro. Gently toss with dressing and serve immediately.

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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