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Children

Jayce L. - Oct 1 (PS)
Alexander F. - Oct 2 (T1)
Emily P. - Oct 2 (PS)
Alberto P. - Oct 7 (SA)
Juliano M. - Oct 11 (Infants)
Cristian H. - Oct 12 (Infants)
Sebastian R. - Oct 17 (Infants)
Jasiah T. - Oct 17 (VPK)
Amyria-Rose T. - Oct 20 (PS)
Jasmine Y. - Oct 21 (SA)
Jacob R. - Oct 25 (PS)
Ethan L. - October 28 (VPK)

 

Staff

Ms. Vicky - October 20 (PS)
Ms. Lily - October 20 (T1)

The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

StJudeTrikeAThonFriday, October 4th St. Jude’s Trike-a-thon at 10 AM!  Please donate at least  $1.00 to this great cause and join our students in the fight against childhood cancer. All donations raised go to the children of St. Jude’s research hospital.

Visit online at www.stjude.org/trike. Click find your school and register then enter the Event code: ZKT2013164

Monday, October 14th There will be NO 3-hr VPK!

Life TouchOctober 17th & 18th Lifetouch will be here for school pictures. Be sure your child is dressed up for their appropriate day. Thursday 17th are for Infants/Toddlers/ Two’s and Preschool groups. Friday the 18th is picture day for VPK and sibling pictures. 

SouthernSnoBallsThursday, October 24th Southern SnoBalls will be here at 10 AM. Don't forget your $2.00!

halloweenThursday, October 31st Costume Parade! We will be having a costume parade so your child can come dressed in different characters and have a parade around the center. If you would like your child to participate, help them dress up in their favorite character. It could be a character from their favorite book, their favorite hero or someone they want to be when they grow up. After the parade you are welcome to bring in some healthy snacks to share with the class. Please do not bring “props” or accessories that would not be appropriate at school ie: weapons.

Through play children learn about different roles people play, imitation, make-believe, social skills & interaction.

SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING

Children 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.


DID YOU KNOW?

literacy buddy circle

ELC

Each school year, our VPK classrooms partner with the Early Learning Coalition who sponsors the Literacy Buddy Program. This program provides children with books to take home and share with their families. The program also encourages them to express themselves through correspondence with their adult buddy.  Children come to school better prepared to learn when they interact with adults who regularly read, write and talk with them. Your VPK child will receive 3 books over the course of the school year to take home.

Young children who are regularly read to have a larger vocabulary, higher levels of phonological, letter name, and sound awareness, and better success at decoding words. The number of words in a child’s vocabulary can be an important indicator of later academic success. Children’s vocabulary use at age three is a strong predictor of language skill and reading comprehension at age 9-10. 

Please remember to read with your child daily!


lee county schoolsWORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM THROUGH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LEE COUNTY

This is our second year hosting teenage students from Lehigh Senior with intellectual disabilities in our center.  Through our partnership with the School District of Lee County Schools we are providing them with real life work experiences for approximately 2 hours per day. They have a supervisor on site daily during their time in our center. We look forward to helping our youth gain this experience by being a business partner in the community.


family nutrition program

Beginning September 19th we will have a representative from UF/IFAS Extension to provide family nutrition education to our VPK students. Below are the topics of the YUM curriculum that will be discussed. We look forward to continuing this partnership with them.

September 19 - Food Safety/Introduction to MyPlate
October 3 -  The Goods on Grains
October 17 -  Fun With Fruits and Vegetables
November 7 -  Delicious Dairy
November 21 -  Better Beverages
December 12  -  MyPlate Master
December 19 - The Power of Protein Foods

THE IMPORTANCE OF SCHOLASTIC

Scholastic Book Clubs has made discovering the joy of reading a cherished part of childhood, helping parents bring the love of reading into their homes with the best books for children. Scholastic Book Clubs makes reading accessible to every family with a wide selection of affordable books for readers of all levels and interests. Handpicked with love by Scholastic editors and literacy experts, the monthly catalogs are filled with the best books for children for each grade. Help your child discover the joy and excitement that reading brings with Scholastic Book Clubs.

When parents order books from the book club it allows the center to earn free books. We thank you and appreciate your support. Check your family file folder for this month’s scholastic catalog!


 
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