September/October 2012 CLC in the News Look what we’ve been doing! Welcome to our new school year! While we have many new and exciting days planned in the upcoming months, we have had a fun-packed summer. Here are some of the more recent highlights: In This Edition… CLC in the News Review of recent events Upcoming Events Humane Society Visit Silly Songs with Barnyard Bard Health Fair CLC Closings Picture Day Pumpkin Patch Halloween Parade & Parties Scholastic Book Fair CSM Information Groundbreaking Dinner/Dessert Theatre Health Information Nutritious Lunches Staff Spotlight Support the CLC Reminders CSM Information Pastry Time with Ms. Maryann Aug 6, 8, and 9, 2012 With our very own pastry chef on-site, Ms. Maryann, Twos I Child Care Teacher, led our Twos, Preschool, and School-aged children in measuring ingredients and baking their own personal cupcakes. Each child rolled out the fondant and painted it with food coloring. Wild About Worms August 22, 2012 The Charles County Humane Society visited the center to talk about earthworms. The children learned about how worms are good for the environment, how worms can recycle kitchen trash into fertilizer for our plants, and a new word “vermicomposting.” The children got really excited when the presenter pulled out the worm farm allowing them to dig in the dirt to find worms! Guest Readers August 24, 2012 During our Buggin’ Out week, students from the CSM Theatre Club came to visit and they read with great dramatic flare! They read a variety of books that were about bugs, including Anasi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott. Grandparents Day S’mores Flu Clinics September 7, 2012 Product Recall Our Grandparents Day S’mores was a grand time enjoyed by all! And who didn’t love making and eating ooey, gooey, delicious s’mores? The children also delighted in giving their grandparents handmade gifts. Health Information Contact Information: Marcy Gannon, Executive Director, Auxiliary Services Phone: 301-934-7871 E-mail: [email protected] Upcoming Events Deer, Oh Deer Humane Society Visit September 26, 2012 Did you know there are more than 60 types of deer in the world? Students will learn about this, as-well-as, the life cycle of deer native to Charles County. They will explore population issues from the perspective of Native Americans, hunters, commuters, and more. Silly Songs with the Barnyard Bard October 4, 2012 in BI 113 at 10:00 a.m. Songwriter and performer, Alden Phelps, will present “Silly Songs with the Barnyard Bard” on October 4 in a lively performance about life on farms and farm animals. Children will delight in interactive songs, colorful visuals, and animated stories while developing an appreciation of our natural world. This performance is funded in part by the Maryland State Arts Council Arts in Education Grant. Health Fair October 11, 2012 The CSM Nursing Students will hold a Health Fair for the children on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in the CLC. The Nursing students will check the children's vitals and cover a variety of topics such as eating healthy, hand washing, and brushing teeth. Upcoming CLC Closings October 12, 2012 The CLC will be closed on Friday, October 12, 2012, for a Staff Professional Day. We will be using this time for staff development and cleaning our classrooms. Picture Day October 15, 2012 This year individual student pictures will be taken by Barksdale School Portraits on Monday, October 15. They will begin taking pictures around 8 a.m. starting with the infants and working their way through the center. Pumpkin Patch October 24, 2012 (Toddfants, Toddlers, Twos) and October 25, 2012 (Threes, Threes/Fours, Fours) Don’t miss out on Pumpkin Patch Day! The children will visit our on-site “Pumpkin Patch” which will be located on the playground to pick a pumpkin of their choice and then decorate it. Watch your child’s classroom newsletter for more details. Halloween Parade & Parties October 26, 2012 at 3 p.m. Bring your costumes and join in the parade! Everyone will be getting dressed up and parading around campus to spread some Halloween cheer. After the parade, join your child in his/her classroom for a Spooktacular party! Scholastic Book Fair October 26, 2012—November 6, 2012 Books, books, books everywhere! Please stop by the Scholastic Book Fair in the CLC Lobby to pick up a book for your child. There will be books available for every age, so don’t miss out! Staff Spotlight Mrs. Shirley Allen Staff Development/Curriculum Specialist Mrs. Allen comes to us with over 25 years of child care experience, including a comprehensive and working knowledge of Creative Curriculum. Mrs. Allen will be working hand-in-hand with our teachers to make enhancements to our curriculum as we prepare for accreditation. Mrs. Stephanie Windsor Substitute Teacher Mrs. Stephanie has been working in the child care field since 1994. Her experience ranges from home-based daycare to child care centers. She has a strong foundation in family advocacy and Creative Curriculum. Mr. Elijah Steele Child Care Aide Mr. Elijah is a CSM student pursuing a major in Secondary Education. He previously worked as an aide in the North Point High School Child Care Center. As an Eagle Scout, Mr. Elijah learned valuable skills to help him as a child care aide. Support the CLC Labels for Education We will be collecting Campbell’s Soup Labels as well as other participating products (i.e. Bic, Pop Secret, Glad). For a full list of participating products, please go online to www.labelsforeducation.com. Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards are a great way to help out the CLC. You can help us earn toys and puzzles for you child to use simply by bringing in your unused points. Huggies Rewards Books, toys, stuffed animals, Oh MY! These are just a few of the great items we can earn when you bring your Huggies rewards points into the center. Box Tops for Education Unfortunately, we cannot participate in the Box Tops for Education program because we do not have a full day Kindergarten program. If you are looking for somewhere to send those labels, you may drop them by a local school! Thank you so much for showing your support! Reminders Lost and Found Please check the lost and found box by the office door. There are several pieces of clothing and toys that are missing their owners. Any unclaimed items left after October 1 will be donated to charity. Thank you. Appropriate Clothing As the temperature starts to drop, please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately. Sometimes the mornings are a bit chilly and a light jacket or sweatshirt may be needed. Renewal and Late Fees An updated statement was recently provided to all our families. You will notice a $20 Fall Semester renewal fee. This helps to pay for classroom supplies for the upcoming months. Also, you will notice that late fees were not applied during these last couple of weeks while we were unable to apply weekly charges. If your account is past due, please bring it current by September 21, 2012. We will begin adding late fees starting September 24, 2012. If you did not receive a statement or have any questions, please see the front desk. Thank you for patience. CSM Information Career Education (CE) Building Groundbreaking September 24, 2012 CE building at 2 p.m. Please join CSM as they kick-off their newest capital project on the La Plata Campus. Dinner/Dessert Theatre September 20-22 and 27-29 Red Herring (Comedy) Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It's 1952: America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy's on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the Harbor—or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot. La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center Theatre DESSERT THEATRE ($15 all ages): Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7 p.m. DINNER THEATRE ($25 adults; $20 seniors/military with ID, and $15 youth (12 and under)): Friday, September 21, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Flu Clinics Vaccinate Against the Flu The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention strongly recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older gets immunized against influenza. Priority groups for vaccination include: Pregnant women Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old People 50 years of age and older People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including: Health care workers Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated) Clinics at the Health Department, White Plains: Friday, October 12, 2012 Saturday, November 3, 2012 Friday, December 7, 2012 Thursday, December 20, 2012 Tuesday, January 17, 2013 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Community – aged 6 months and older Community – aged 6 months and older Community – aged 6 months and older Community – aged 6 months and older Community – aged 6 months and older Additional Clinics for all ages in the community include: Tuesday, November 13 , 2012 Thursday, November 15, 2012 Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Thursday, November 29, 2012 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Smallwood Middle School Thomas Stone High School Piccowaxen Middle School La Plata High School The CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against influenza as soon as 2012-2013 flu season vaccine becomes available in their community. Influenza seasons are unpredictable, and can begin as early as October. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. The above information retrieved from http://www.charlescountyhealth.org/Divisions/NursingCommunityHealthServices/SeasonalFlu2011/tabid/511/Default.aspx and http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2012-2013.htm#recommendations. Product Recall Bumbo Seats Recalled for Repair The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall on baby seats manufactured by Bumbo International due to fall hazards. Consumers are advised to immediately discontinue use of the product until they have ordered and installed a free repair kit which includes a restraint belt. For more information, please visit http://www.cpsc.gov/ cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12247.html. Health Information Nutritious Lunches Have you ever wondered how to pack a more nutritious lunch for your child? The United States Department of Agriculture provides guidelines to help you provide healthy and nutritious lunches for your little one. Studies show that when children eat nutritious meals, they are at reduced risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other serious chronic diseases. Teachers also report that well-nourished children learn better in school. Children will learn healthier habits for life when they are given plenty of healthy food choices and regular exercise. Infant Meal Pattern Lunch or Supper Birth through 3 Months 4 through 7 Months 8 through 11 Months 4-6 fluid ounces of formula1 or 4-8 fluid ounces of formula1 or breast 6-8 fluid ounces of formula1 or breast milk2,3; breast milk2,3 milk2,3; 2-4 tablespoons of infant cereal1 ; and/or 0-3 tablespoons of infant cereal1,4 ; and 1-4 tablespoons of meat, fish, poultry, egg yolk, cooked dry beans or peas; or 0-3 tablespoons of fruit or vegetable or ½-2 ounces of cheese; or both4 1-4 ounces (volume) of cottage cheese; or 1-4 ounces (weight) of cheese food or cheese spread; and 1-4 tablespoons of fruit or vegetable or both 1 Infant formula and dry infant cereal must be iron-fortified. 2 Breastmilk or formula, or portions of both, may be served; however, it is recommended that breast milk be served in place of formula from birth through 11 months. 3 For some breastfed infants who regularly consume less than the minimum amount of breast milk per feeding, a serving of less than the minimum amount of breast milk may be offered, with additional breast milk offered if the infant is still hungry. 4 A serving of this component is required when the infant is developmentally ready to accept it. Child Meal Pattern Lunch or Supper Food Components Ages 1-2 Ages 3-5 Ages 6-121 1 milk fluid milk 1/2 cup 3/4 cup 1 cup 2 fruits/vegetables juice2, fruit and/or vegetable 1/4 cup 1/2 cup 3/4 cup 1 grains/bread3 bread or 1/2 slice 1/2 slice 1 slice cornbread or biscuit or roll or muffin or 1/2 serving 1/2 serving 1 serving cold dry cereal or 1/4 cup 1/3 cup 3/4 cup hot cooked cereal or 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/2 cup pasta or noodles or grains 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/2 cup 1 meat/meat alternate meat or poultry or fish4 or 1 ounce 1 1/2 ounces 2 ounces alternate protein product or 1 ounce 1 1/2 ounces 2 ounces cheese or 1 ounce 1 1/2 ounces 2 ounces egg or 1/2 egg 3/4 egg 1 egg cooked dry beans or peas or 1/4 cup 3/8 cup 1/2 cup peanut or other nut or seed butters or 2 Tbsp. 3 Tbsp. 4 Tbsp. 1/2 ounce 3/4 ounce 1 ounce nuts and/or seeds5 or 4 ounces 6 ounces 8 ounces yogurt6 1 Children age 12 and older may be served larger portions based on their greater food needs. They may not be served less than the minimum quantities listed in this column. 2 Fruit or vegetable juice must be full-strength. 3 Breads and grains must be made from whole-grain or enriched meal or flour. Cereal must be whole-grain or enriched or fortified. 4 A serving consists of the edible portion of cooked lean meat or poultry or fish. 5 Nuts and seeds may meet only one-half of the total meat/meat alternate serving and must be combined with another meat/meat alternate to fulfill the lunch or supper requirement. 6 Yogurt may be plain or flavored, unsweetened or sweetened.
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