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Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

-Albert Camus

 

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Children
Abigail - Jul 11
Dontavius - Jul 12
Mary Nicole - Jul 14
Shi'one - Jul 18
Travis - Jul 20
Christopher - Jul 24
Sarai - Jul 25
Dowayne - Jul 25
 
Staff
Ms. Edithes - Jul 17
 

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P.A. Geraci Child Development Center News

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CENTER INVOLVEMENT

4th july cookoutJuly 1st-5th: "Red, White & Blue Theme Week". Wear red, white, and blue or stars and stripes.  On July 3rd we will be celebrating Independence Day with a delicious cookout and with different activities, class parties, and FUN! Our Center will be CLOSED on July 4th. Happy Independence Day!

sports weekJuly 8th-12th: It's "Sports Theme Week". Wear your favorite sports apparel. We will have sporting events during the week. Show your team spirit!

 
Disney week-1July 15th-19th: "Disney Theme Week". The magic of Disney is coming to P. A. Geraci. We will watch movies, color sheets, sing songs, etc. You can come dress as your favorite Disney character!
 
school spiritJuly 22nd-Jul 26th: "Wacky Theme Week":
July 22nd Crazy Sock Day
July 23rd Mix Match Day
July 24th Backwards Day
July 25th Crazy Spirit Day
July 26th School Spirit Day. Let's celebrate P. A. Geraci!  Wear our center colors turquoise & purple.
rainforest weekJuly 29th-Aug 2nd: "Rain Forest Theme Week". On July 30th come wearing anything floral/rainforest.  The whole week we will be learning about nature in a fun and playful way.
 
July 28th: National Parents Day!

PARENT REMINDERS

Annual registration forms are due by August 1, 2019.  There will be a $30 charge for registration. This is an annual charge, which is charged in August, of every year.

Please complete the annual USDA Food Program form and return it to us no later than July 16, 2019.

tuitionTuition is due every Monday. Tuesday at noon if your payment has not been made your account will be charged a late fee. If you have already made arrangements to make your payment every two weeks and your payment is not made on that day your account will be charged a late fee. Late fees will not be reversed once charged. After two weeks of none payment your child will not be able to return until the account is paid in full.


FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Patriotic Pudding Cups

Patriotic-Pudding-Cups-6Ingredients:

3 pkgs white chocolate pudding 3.3 oz each
5 1/2 cups milk divided
1 pkg Oreos blue summertime kind
food coloring
2 cups cool whip
 

Directions:

Crush the Oreos and spoon a few tablespoons into the bottom of your clear cups.

Make each layer of pudding one at a time, starting with your bottom layer.  Mix the pudding with 3 cups cold milk as instructed on the box, add blue food coloring, and pour into each cup.

For the middle layer, mix 1 1/2 cups milk and 2 cups whipped topping with the pudding mix. (to make the middle layer more fluffy as well as make it a more white color than the off-white color of the White Chocolate pudding.) Pour on top of blue pudding layer. 

Mix the last box of pudding as instructed on the box, add red food coloring, and pour on top of white layer.

Sprinkle remaining Oreos on top of each pudding cup and refrigerate until ready to serve.


THANK YOU!!!

Thank you dad’s for coming to Lunch with dad! The children really enjoyed themselves and so did we. We hope to see more dads and father figures next year.


JULY FUN FACTS

  • The birthstone for July is a Ruby; often associated with contentment, love, passion, and integrity.
  • The zodiac signs for July are Cancer and Leo.
  • The birth flower for July is Larkspur or Water Lily.
  • July is known as National Ice Cream Month.

Hurricanes & Bad Weather

HurricaneThe official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin (the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico) is from 1 June to 30 November.

During the summer months if a hurricane is approaching, you need to listen to your radios for closings.  Child Care of Southwest Florida follows the Lee 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.

Basic Disaster Supply Kit

  • Water: one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery.

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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