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"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children!!"

–Walt Disney


 Dates to Remember

Oct 8th: Columbus Day.

Oct 18th: Parent Meeting. 

Oct 31st: Fall Festival.

Jared T. - Oct 2 (Room #7)
Kyng F. - Oct 7 (Room #9)
Layla B. - Oct 8 (Room #18)
Malaysia B. - Oct 10 (Room #2)
Alliana T. - Oct 13 (Room #2)
Isandra H. - Oct 15 (Room #5)
Keysi R. - Oct 18 (Room #2)
Khloe R. - Oct 19 (Room #8)
Braxton L. - Oct 20 (Room #20B)
Javian D. - Oct 25 (Room #7)
Jaquelin V. - Oct 28 (Room #2)
Ms. James - Oct 13
Ms. Barron - Oct 16
Ms. Kelly - Oct 21

Harlem Academy Child Care Center News


Thursday, October 18th We will have our parent meeting at 6:00pm. Rebecca Cox from FDLERS will be here to talk about how to become the primary teacher to your child & Rights and Responsibilities of parents concerning their child's education. In addition, they will give information regarding their services. Drinks and snacks will be served, and child care will be provided. Don't miss it!

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Wednesday, October 31st The Fall Festival will be held on October 31st with activities for the children and games for the parents.  There will be lots of games, pumpkins, candy etc. and a howling good time. We are asking that the children wear their Halloween costumes to the Fall Festival.  No masks are allowed. It is fun for them to show their amazing costumes.  We will be in contact with our room teachers with all the details.  Please come out and have fun!!

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trick or treatChildren should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have a group of kids going, the parents should choose two or three of them to go along and keep an eye on things.

Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you. This way you can check for any problem candy and get the pick of the best stuff!

Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car. Explain why this is not a good idea and what to do if someone approaches them and tries to talk to them.


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The new Policy Council Officers were elected on September 13th.  Misty Roland was elected President and she will represent our school. Xavia Holmes was elected Vice-president, and Mohogony Auborn is the Secretary.  The Policy Council is responsible for the direction of the agency’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Click here for more information about the Council Member's responsibilities.

Congratulations to our new Policy Council Officers!

welcomeHarlem Academy would like to welcome Kassandra Alejandro and Patricia Ainsworth to our team!! Ms. Alejandro will be working in Room #9 and Ms. Ainsworth will be working in Room #7.


As we all know pumpkins are a great way to introduce the life cycle of many plants. Pumpkins allows children an inside look at growth and development starting from a seed to a fruit.  Along with that children have a love for Jack-O-Lanterns whose wide range of facial expressions will help to create a discussion about different emotions. The best part is that pumpkins come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  So this month the students will be learning about pumpkins and will also have the opportunity to carve pumpkins inside their classrooms!


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1 yellow cake mix
1 15 oz. can pumpkin - not pie mix
2 eggs



⅓ cup apple cider
⅓ cup milk
1½ cups confectioner's sugar
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


Mix the cake mix, pumpkin and eggs together. It will be thick. Spread the batter out in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for about 35 minutes at 325 degrees if baking in a glass pan or 350 degrees in any other pan. Reduce the cider by half. Add milk, pumpkin pie spice and confectioner's sugar when cider is cool, If glaze is too thick add a little more cider and stir until the right consistency. Set aside until ready to use.

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