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Happy Holidays 2019

Dates to Remember

Dec 10th: Gingerbread cookie decoration
Dec 16th: Christmas Hat & Scarf Day
Dec 17th: Christmas Sock Day
Dec 18th: Christmas Character Day
Dec 19th: Ugly Sweater Contest.
Dec 20th: Christmas Pajama Day
Dec 24th-25th: Center Closed
Dec 31st-Jan 1st: Center Closed

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Children
Troy B. - Dec 31
 
Staff
Ms. Mercedes - Dec 19
 

Weather Reminder

Please dress your children appropriately for the weather and remember to bring extra clothes for in their cubby based on the weather.

Children's Garden of LaBelle News

 

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We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with your family and friends.  Thank you to all the parents and family members who participated in our Turkey in Disguise cotest.  The Elsa turkey and cow turkey won the contest. 

The end of the year brings no greater joy than the opportunity to express to you season's greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and New Year be filled with joy.

 

We would like to wish everyone a Safe & Happy Holiday season from all of us at
Children's Garden of LaBelle!

CHRISTMAS WEEK 

children-celebrating-christmas-in-christmas-costumes-December 16 begins our fun dress up week. Be as creative and fun as you can be and ask your child’s teacher for ideas.

Monday, December 16th: Christmas Hat and Scarf Day!  Wear any festive hat or scarf, you can even decorate your own!
Tuesday, December 17th: Christmas Sock Day. Come to school wearing your Christmas socks.
Wednesday, December 18th Christmas Character Day.  Come dressed as one of your favorite Christmas characters, reindeer, elf, Santa or maybe a gingerbread man!
Thursday, December 19th: Ugly Sweater Contest. Most creative wins a prize.
Friday, December 20th: Christmas Pajama Day.
 

NUTRITION CORNER

SNOWMAN PIZZA

Ingredients:snowman pizza

1 1/2 cups (375ml) warm water
1 tsp honey
2 tsp (7g sachet) yeast
4 cups (600g) plain flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
1 cup tomato pasta sauce
250g shredded pizza cheese
1 carrot
28 black olives
 
Directions:

Combine water, honey and yeast in jug or bowl. Set aside for 3-4 minutes until foamy. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook, combine flour and salt. Add yeast mixture and olive oil and knead for 10 minutes until dough is soft and elastic. Place in a large oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel, and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour until doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 480°F or 250°C. Knock back dough, turn out onto a floured surface and divide into four even portions. Working with one portion at a time, divide it in half, and then divide one half again into two uneven pieces, approx one-third and two-third. Roll these three balls out into three circles. Line a large tray with baking paper. Place the largest circle on the bottom half of the tray. Place the medium-sized circle just overlapping. Place the smallest circle on top to form the head.

Spread some of the tomato sauce over the three circles of dough. Sprinkle with cheese. Cut carrot into four even wedges.

Place two olives for eyes and five more for buttons down the body of the snowman. Place one carrot wedge for the nose. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese is golden and bubbly, and base is cooked through. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

holiday-safety-tipsHOLIDAY HEALTH AND SAFETY TIPS

1. Wash your hands often. Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands with running water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

2. Mange stress. Get enough sleep. Do not over manage and over commit. Get support from family and friends.

3. Handle and prepare food safely. As you prepare holiday meals, keep you and your family safe from food-related illness. Wash hands and surfaces often. Refrigerate left-overs promptly.

4. Eat healthy and be active. With balance and moderation, you can enjoy the holidays the healthy way. Find ways to be active such as dancing around the room to your favorite holiday music.

To learn more, including the holiday song The 12 Ways to Health, visit www.cdc.gov/family/holiday


HEALTH POLICY REMINDER

If your child has an excessive runny nose that is any color but clear, an uncontrollable cough, fever, vomiting or diarrhea please keep your child home to prevent the spread of germs and sickness.


gingerbread-man-paperAROUND THE CENTER

On Tuesday, December 10th the children will decorate gingerbread men in their classrooms. Parents do not need to provide anything.


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