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Les recordamos que las clases para Fort Morgan Head Start comienzan el lunes 26 de Noviembre. La sesión de día completo de 7:45-3:00
Medio día de 8:30-12:30
Nos vemos el lunes en el nuevo edificio!!!
Just a friendly reminder, classes for Fort Morgan Head Start will start Monday, November 26th.
Full-day session 7:45-3:00
Part-day session 8:30-12:30
See you Monday at the new building!!!
Reminder: Make sure to turn your clocks back this Sunday, November 4th.
Here are 12 fun facts about daylight saving time you may not have known:
1. While not necessarily advocating changing time, Benjamin Franklin urged his fellow countrymen to work during daylight and sleep after dark, thus saving money on candles. (It was likely a tongue-in-cheek comment.)
2. The U.S. first implemented daylight saving during World War I as a way to conserve fuel with the Standard Time Act of 1981, also known as the Calder Act. In World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt Implemented a year-round daylight saving time that was commonly known as “War Time.”
3. The correct term is daylight “saving” (not savings) time. However, the incorrect term “daylight savings time” is commonly used, especially in Australia, Canada and the United States. It’s also supposed to be lowercase, not uppercase, according to the Associated Press stylebook.
4. Who knew? The U.S. Department of Transportation is in charge of time in the U.S., including time zones and daylight saving time.
5. Daylight saving became a federal law in 1966, with passage of the Uniform Time Act. It was signed by President Lyndon Johnson.
6. Only two states don’t observe it – Hawaii and Arizona. Other non-observing U.S. territories include American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
7. Parts of Indiana didn’t observe daylight saving time until 2006, when it became a law statewide.
8. Twenty-six states want to make DST year-round. Florida could be the first. However, the U.S. Congress would have to change the law to allow states to keep daylight saving year-round.
9. Eight months of the year are in daylight time, and four months are in standard time.
10. Adults 65 and older may struggle with the time change more than others.
11. During the energy crisis of the 1970s, Congress ordered states to go on year-round daylight saving time between January 1974 and April 1975.
12. Daylight saving is observed in approximately 70 countries, including most of those in North American and Europe.
Some quick facts about Head Start:
Among Head Start preschool-age children, 85% received preventive dental care and 87% have completed a professional dental examination during the 2011-2012 program year.
At the end of the 2011-2012 program year: 95% of Head Start children had health insurance; 96% had a medical home; and 96% had appropriate immunizations.
Over 1.3 million adults
volunteered in Head Start programs in 2011
More than 1.3 million adults volunteered in their local Head Start program in 2012. Of these, 867,000 were parents of Head Start children.
In 2012, 12% of Head Start children had disabilities, and 99% of these children received special services.
In 2012, 30% of Head Start participants spoke a language other than English at home, representing more than 140 languages.
Head Start programs operate in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six territories.
Since 1965, Head Start has provided comprehensive services to more than 30 million children, birth to age 5, and their families.
OCTOBER IS HEAD START AWARENESS MONTH!!
Did you know…
Head Start was launched in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to provide comprehensive health, nutrition, and education services to children living in poverty. Over the last 53 years, more than 33 million children have benefited from Head Start’s unique approach, which is built on the premise that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to reach their full potential. Today, Head Start serves more than one million children, families and pregnant women each year on their path to success.
The Head Start model is built on evidence-based practices and is constantly adapting—using the best available science and teaching techniques to meet the needs of local communities.
The four major components of Head Start are:
Creating a variety of learning experiences to help children grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
Providing health services such as immunizations, dental, medical, and mental health, and nutritional services, and early identification of health problems.
Engaging parents as equal partners with their child’s teacher. Parents serve on policy councils and committees that make administrative decisions; participate in classes and workshops on child development; and volunteer in the program.
Provide outreach to families to determine what services would benefit them.
Happy Head Start Awareness Month!
October was first proclaimed Head Start Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan on October 22, 1982. Ever since, October has been a month for our communit...
Head Start Socialization Night
Come join us for a fun interactive night! This is a great opportunity to get to know other parents in our Head Start program. Children will be able to interact with their classmates and teachers. Pizza will be provided.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Where: Sherman Cafeteria
Please call the Head Start office to RSVP by Tuesday, October 2, 2018
370-6195 or 370-6163
Noche Familiar en Head Start
¡Acompáñenos para una noche familiar interactiva! Esta es una gran oportunidad para conocer a otros padres en el programa. Los niños podrán interactuar con sus compañeros de clase y maestras. ¡Habrá pizza los esperamos!
Cuando: jueves, 4 de octubre de 2018
Donde: Cafetería de la escuela Sherman
Por favor llame a la oficina paras reservar su espacio a mas tardar el martes, 2 de octubre de 2018.
370-6195 o 370-6163
Please do not confuse Head Start registration with Kindergarten registration. Head Start registration will be Tuesday, August 7th from 12:00-5:00 pm.
Also, FYI we are not doing online registration for our preschool students. We only take paper applications for this process. Please call our office with any questions, 370-6195 or 370-6181 😉
Thank you for your understanding!
Por favor no confunda la registración para Head Start con la registración de Kindergarten. La registración para Head Start será el martes, 7 de agosto de 12:00-5:00 pm.
Para su información, no estamos haciendo registración en línea para nuestros estudiantes de prescolar. Solamente aceptamos aplicaciones en papel para este proceso. Por favor llame a la oficina con cualquier pregunta, 370-6195 o 370-6181 😉
¡Gracias por su comprensión!
¿Está buscando tener una experiencia de prescolar maravillosa? ¡Pues no busque más, Fort Morgan Head Start aún está aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2018-2019!
Visítenos y recoja la suya hoy.
Si tiene preguntas, llámenos al 370-6195.
Are you looking for a great preschool experience? Well search no more, Fort Morgan Head Start is still accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year! Stop by and pick up yours today. If you have any questions, please call 370-6195.
Todavia estamos aceptando aplicaciones para el año escolar 2018-2019! Visitenos y recoja la suya hoy.
Llame al 370-6195 con cualquier pregunta 😉
Still accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year! Stop anytime to get yours today.
Call 370-6195 with any questions 😉
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Service offered at Morgan Community College in Cottonwood Hall, Room 103 starting January 30 through March 8th. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-7, no appointment necessary.
Haga su declaración de impuestos GRATIS!!!
Este servicio se ofrecerá en el Morgan Community College en el salon 103 en Cottonwood Hall comenzando el 30 de enero hasta el 8 de marzo. Martes y jueves de 3-7 pm, no necesita hacer cita.
School has been canceled for Monday. Please stay safe and warm. We’ll see you Tuesday!
This week in Room 111 they are learning about different kinds of bread and ways of making them. Sofia Martinez came in to teach the kids how to make tortillas.Then they got to sample them 😉
Ms. Lety, Ms. Annette and Ms. Sarah's classes visited the Ft. Morgan Gladiators Boxing on Thursday, November 2. Children learned boxing is a sport and consist of lots of discipline. They had the opportunity to come into the ring and hit the punching bags.
Thank you Ft. Morgan Gladiators Boxing for having us!
Study of the week in one of our rooms is EXERCISE!!!! They took a field trip to The Body Firm Fitness Center today.
Parent meeting tonight! Dinner starts @ 5:30 pm
Daycare provided 😊😀😁
Go Blue and Make a Pledge!
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. For that reason, we are inviting you to make a pledge to PARENT WITH LOVE. You and your child can wear blue, take a selfie, post it on Facebook, and tag our program's page!
Staff will wear blue every Tuesday in April in support of this cause.
It's "Spirit Week" at Head Start! March 20-23. Have fun dressing up every day!
Tuesday-Crazy Hair Day & Crazy Sock Day
Preschool Round Up happening now!
If your child turns 3 before June 15, 2017, it’s not too early to think about preschool for next school year.
Don’t wait until August! Slots fill up fast!
Monday March 6th-Thursday, March 9th 7:30-4:30 pm
Stop anytime and pick up an application.
Don't forget to come and join us for our family night! Fun starts at 5:30 pm and dinner will be provided.
Don't wait until August! Slots fill up fast!
Our guest, Aaron Gutierrez, uncle of a Head Start student, came to play the acoustic guitar for Ms. Lety's and Ms. MaryLou's classes. Children from Ms. Annette's and Ms. Paola's rooms joined in the fun and music. A big shout out to Aaron, for encouraging the kiddos to play the guitar and for so graciously assisting them! What a fun, enriching experience for them!
The children in Miss Colette's and Miss Socorro's classroom learned how to make pizza at Domino's Pizza. They had a blast!
Miss Colette's class had a fun time painting bread with Miss Alex, a student from the FMHS early childhood class.
HOLIDAY MENTAL HEALTH TIPS
* Try to keep household routines the same. Stick to your child's usual sleep and mealtime schedules when you can, which may reduce stress and help your family enjoy the holidays.
* Take care of yourself both mentally and physically. Children and adolescents are affected by the emotional well-being of their parent or caregivers. Coping with stress successfully can help children learn how to handle stress better, too.
* Make a plan to focus on one thing at a time. Try a few ideas to balance the hustle and bustle of things like shopping, cooking, and family get-togethers during the holidays: Stop and pay attention to what is happening at the moment, focus your attention on one thing about it ,and notice how you are feeling at the time. Withhold immediate judgment, and instead be curious about the experience.
* Give to others by making it an annual holiday tradition to share your time and talents with people who have less than you do. For example, if your child is old enough, encourage him or her to join you in volunteering to serve a holiday meal at your local food bank or shelter or sing at a local nursing home. Help your child write a letter to members of the armed forces stationed abroad who can't be home with their own family during the holidays.
* Remember that many children and adults experience a sense of loss, sadness or isolation during the holidays. It is important to be sensitive to these feelings and ask for help for you, your children, family members or friends if needed.
* Kids still need to brush their teeth twice a day!
* Don't feel pressured to "over-spend on gifts." Consider making one or two gifts. Help your child make a gift for his or her other parent, grandparents, or other important adults and friends. Chances are, those gifts will be the most treasured ones and will teach your child many important lessons.
* Most important of all, enjoy the holidays for what they are -- time to enjoy with your family. So, be a family, do things together like sledding or playing board games, and spend time visiting with relatives, neighbors and friends
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents and caregivers develop a media plan that takes into account the health, education and entertainment needs of each child as well as the whole family. Key recommendations:
* For children younger than 18 months, avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting. Parents of children 18 to 24 months of age who want to introduce digital media should choose high-quality programming, and watch it with their children to help them understand what they're seeing.
*For children ages 2 to 5 years, limit screen use to 1 hour per day of high-quality programs. Parents should co-view media with children to help them understand what they are seeing and apply it to the world around them.
*For children ages 6 and older, place consistent limits on the time spent using media, and the types of media, and make sure media does not take the place of adequate sleep, physical activity and other behaviors essential to health.
Don't forget! Parent meeting tonight, 11/17/16 at Sherman.
ALL ABOUT HEALTH will be presented today by Dr. Amy Prince from CPMC. She will be talking about nutrition and immunizations. Dinner and childcare will be provided.
Dinner @ 5:30 pm meeting starts at 6:00 pm
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