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YOUR TRUSTED PARTNER IN EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION

Dates to Remember
10/14 Columbus Day The school age program will be closed and the teachers will be participating in our professional development day 10/2 !!2" The first set of conferences is a little over a month away On !ednesday and Thursday" the #chool Age $rogram will offer half%day care beginning at &&'&( a m " for )indergarteners and &&'*( a m " for first through fifth graders +are will be provided at a charge of ,-./day On 0riday" Oct .(" we will hold a full%day program for ,*1 During these days we will have various activities planned 2ore information will be coming soon

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The school year is off to a fantastic start !e would li)e to welcome bac) the familiar faces and all the new faces to our program !e have been very busy during the first few wee)s as the children are getting bac) into the school routine

Making play dough $lease remember that we re3uire a minimum of &(

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children to run a holiday program. If you have not signed up yet please do, so we can let families know if we will be holding a program. You can obtain a holiday registration form from Josh.

!uring the first three weeks of school we have been working on different pro+ects with our children. ,o far we made play dough, built wooden dinosaurs and made ice cream in addition to our scheduled daily activities. -hese pro+ects involve science, arts and crafts, cooking and sports.

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Building wooden dinosaurs .ur cooking pro+ects focus around healthy snacks. If your family has a recipe for a healthy snack that your child would like to prepare with the students during after care please let us know. /e would love to have families share their recipes with us.

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Making trail mix Here is a sample recipe forbanana applesauce pancake that we will use this year: 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 tbs baking powder 1/2 tbs brown sugar 1 cup 1% milk 1 medium egg 1/3 cup applesauce (unsweetened 1/2 ripe medium banana !n a mi"ing bowl (one with a spout works great mi" together the dry ingredients# $dd the egg and milk% mi" well# !n a separate bowl% mash the banana and the applesauce# $dd applesauce mi"ture to the batter% mi" well# &our onto greased griddle or frying pan# 'ook until bubbly% then flip#

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Kindergarten Program
From 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. every day we start our after school program with our kindergarteners. During this time we read a chapter book and discuss the story. hile reading the story we do many activities related to the book. e are starting the school year with a collection of the classic !urious "eorge stories called #he !omplete $dventures of !urious "eorge% by &argret and '.$. (ey. hile reading these the children are asked many )uestions about the story. *ne of the things we ask the students to do is make predictions about what will happen in the story.

$fter reading +!urious "eorge #akes a ,ob%+ and talking about the different -obs "eorge had in the story we asked the students to think about their dream -ob. e received several interesting answers. ,acob . told us he wants to be a policeman. $dam .. told us he wants to be a soccer player and

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$le/ander '. and Dane &. both said that they want to be +tree choppers.+ $fter talking about dream -obs we had the children draw a picture of them doing the -ob.

Ella C's picture of her as a tight rope walker

Fitness Program
0ast year we started following the P$0$ 1Presidential $ctive 0ifestyle $ward2 fitness program% which has two core principals -- physical activity and nutrition. #he program runs for si/ to eight weeks and asks participants to commit to making healthy choices by

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doing 60 minutes of physical activity and creating weekly nutritional goals.

We will help the children chart their daily physical activity on a regular basis. In the after school program we are spending over an hour outside each day as long as weather permits. During this time the children are involved in many different activities that can count towards their 60 minutes of physical activity. For the first month of school we will begin charting the activities and start the process with the families at home next month. dditional information will be coming out in the near future. !lick here for more information" #residential ctive $ifestyle ward.

REFERAFRIEND

We would like to thank you for all of your wonderful words of praise about our !enters to your family and friends% &ur program continues to grow through your referrals. 'ecause of this( we are pleased to announce that the )efer* *Friend incentive will continue throughout the year. For any private pay family that you refer to us( that enrolls in our !enter( and stays enrolled for at least six months( you will receive the value of one week+s private pay childcare fees F),, for your oldest child. -alf of the incentive award will be given at the time of the new private pay family+s enrollment( the other half after six months. In

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