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Dates to Remember

Jun 14th: Flag Day

Jun 18th: Father's Day

Jun 21st: First Day of Summer

Jun 23rd: Center will be CLOSED for our In-Service Training.

Jun 29th: International Mud Day


Parent Reminders

1. Please let the office staff know if you are not bringing your children in for the Summer.
2. Please bring in any shorts or pants your children have outgrown, as we would like extra clothing on campus for children who are soiled and have no extra clothes.
3. Please shut all gates securely for the safety of all the children.
4. Update your Emergency Information if any changes occur.
5. Bring in all Physical and Shot Records prior to expiration date.


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Joseph H. Messina Children's Center News



Students who will not be attending during the summer months are encouraged to still engage in learning activities over the summer to prevent the “summer slide”.  Below is a link that parents can use to find fun activities to do with their children to help them over the summer.

 Thank you all for a great school year! Have a wonderful summer!


Father's Day is June 18th, and we want to wish all our fathers a great day. Thank you dads for all you do!  



4-H Mavericks is a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.

On April 25th, a group of 4-H Maverick Kids, thanks to Guy Harvey MEE Mini Grant and Fish Florida, participated in a Sustainable Fishing Workshop with our school age children. All children received a rod and reel along with tackle.

Click here to view the pictures of this great project.





This smoothie is for the pineapple lover in all of us.

A double blast of pineapple chunks and pineapple juice, tempered with the sweetness of vanilla yogurt and a whole orange, make for a refreshingly delightful smoothie.


1 Navel Orange
8 oz. Frozen Pineapple
6 fl. oz. Pineapple Juice
5⅓ oz. Vanilla Yogurt


Blend the Smoothie

Place all ingredients and 2 cups ice in a blender.

Blend until smooth, 3-5 minutes.


Make sure your kids have plenty of books. Take your kids to the library or the bookstore to pick out some interesting new books. Go to yard sales, and sort through the books there. Organize a book swap in your neighborhood. Do whatever you need to do to keep a fresh supply of books around.
Always pack up books, magazines or newspapers whenever you go somewhere, for your kids and for yourself. Make sure your kids see you reading, whether it's on the beach, while waiting for the softball game to start, or at home.reading a book.jpg
Try to keep some time available for reading. This is perhaps the hardest thing, as schedules fill up with sports, cookouts, trips and movies. These are all fun, too. But there's no substitute for the occasional afternoon spent under a tree exploring far-off worlds through books.
Encourage social reading. If your child wants to read a book because other kids are reading it, by all means get a copy. This reinforces the idea that reading is cool, and gives your child a chance to talk about the book with others. Take the kids to see a movie based on a book, and also read the book. Do whatever you can to make reading cool and social.

Time to play.jpgFAMILY WORKSHOP

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Time to Play!

June 23rd, from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Presented by:  SWF Extension Service

Join us for our June Parent Workshop in our initiative to bring healthy foods and lifestyles to parents.  These 15 minute cycle workshops enable parents to attend, receive valuable information and still get home in time for dinner.  We encourage all of our parents to attend to help us help you become a healthy and active family.  We will have samples of tasty, healthy snacks, prepared by the School Age children in the Care Club. Parents may enjoy their delicious snack during the 15 minute training on June 23rd from 5:30-6:30PM

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