Parent Connection Newsletter February 2017.
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Dates to Remember

Feb 1st: Field Trip for VPK and School-Age.

Feb 2nd: Groundhog Day.

Feb 3rd: Rep Your Favorite Team Day.

Feb 10th: Wacky Sock Day.

Feb 14th: Valentine's Day Party.

Feb 20th: President's Day. Center closed for Training.

Feb 27th: Community Helper Day.


Parent Reminders

Family First Program: Zahira Buchanan, our Family First Program Specialist, can help you with job searches, housing, educational resources, workshops, government applications such as food stamps or Medicaid and much, much more!

Family First Program

Zahira Buchanan
Family First Resource Specialist at our center
Cell: 239-822-3394


“Everything we do improves the lives of children.” 

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P.A. Geraci Child Development Center News


Field Trip

February 1st The VPK and School-Age children are going on a field trip. They are going to feed the cows and learn about their eating habits.


February 3rd Children and teachers will wear their favorite sports apparel! Parents, bring your child wearing their favorite sports team. Show your team spirit!     

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February 10th Be sure to wear your wacky and crazy mis-matched socks today!

President's Day

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.

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


  • 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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