Parent Connection Newsletter February 2017.
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Presidents Day.pngDates to Remember

Feb 2nd: Groundhog Day.

Feb 14th: Valentine's Day.

Feb 17th: National Random Acts of Kindness Day.

Feb 20th: President's Day. Center Closed

Feb 22nd: Parent Meeting. 6:00pm - room #1.

Feb 28th: Family Night. 6:00pm - Library.


Parent Reminders

1. Fees are due every Monday ($10 late fees will be assessed on Tuesday)

2. If your child is absent for three days or more please call the center to inform us

3. Make sure your child has a change of clothes in their cubby in their classroom

4. Pick up time is 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday for Head Start (otherwise a late fee will be assessed)

5. Do your part and volunteer for In-Kind for Head Start

6. Make sure your child’s shot records and physicals are up to date

7. Please check your child in/out in the office and the classroom


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Harlem Academy Child Care Center News


Valentines Day

It’s never too early to help children express love and friendship in ways that transcend materialism.  Because young children are concrete thinkers, it’s hard for them to understand a concept that can’t be represented by objects.  But by watching you give gifts of kindness, time, compassion, respect, and thoughtfulness to the people you love----not just on holidays but throughout the year---they will learn that “I love you” means so much more than three words inscribed on a candy heart.


President's Day

Monday, February 20th Our center will be CLOSED for our Annual In-Service Day.

In honor of President's day we've put together few fun facts about presidents:

  • George Washington was the only president unanimously elected.
  • John Tyler had 15 children.
  • Abraham Lincoln often stored things like letters and documents in his tall stove-piped hat.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to appear on television.
  • The "S" in Harry S. Truman does not stand for anything.
  • John F. Kennedy was the first president who was a Boy Scout.
  • Gerald Ford was a fashion model in his youth.
  • After working at a Baskin Robbins as a teen, Barack Obama no longer likes ice cream.

Parent Meeting

On February 22nd, we will have our parent meeting. The topic for this meeting will be "Child's Nutrition and Dental". Don't miss it!

Black History Month

On February 28th, we are having our Family Night in Honor of Black History Month. The celebration will be at the Library at 6:00pm. We will have food, drinks and games. Come join us!


Celery Stamp Valentine Hearts


An easy stamp for Valentine’s Day Hearts, a slice of celery dipped in red paint. Make celery stamp Valentine hearts for a bouquet of flowers on a Valentine’s Day card.


  • Celery stalks
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Small paper plate – for the paints
  • Paint – I used red but pink would also look nice
  • Card stock paper
  • Ribbon – about 6″ per card
  • Green crayon or marker


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  • Cut a few sections of the celery. The sections near the top of the stalk will resemble the heart shape
  • Cut the (8.5″ x 11″) paper vertically so that you have 2) 4.25″ x 11″ sections. Fold in half. The fold will be at the top of the card.
  • With the green crayon, draw about 5 – 6 stems and leaves on the bottom half of the card.
  • Put a few drops of red paint on the paper plate. Lightly dip the end of the celery into the paint and stamp the top of the the green stems. You will need to reapply paint after each ‘heart flower’ is painted.
  • Once the card is dry, use the hole punch and coming up from the bottom of the card, punch a hole on each side of the green stems.
  • Thread a colorful ribbon though the holes and tie a bow in the front.

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