Coffee with the Director
- El Marino 11/15/19 Outside Room 28
- El Rincon 12/20/19 KIK Room
- La Ballona 1/17/20 KIK Room
- Linwood Howe 2/21/20 Linhow Library
- CEE/Farragut 3/20/20 Outside Preschool Playground
A reading corner was set up and children enjoyed reading their books comfortably.
Children enjoyed dancing and exercising!
Author Reading to Children
Suzanne Lang the author of Grumpy Monkey read the book to the children.
Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Update
OCD PAC website- google “OCD PAC” or go to http://ocd.ccusd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=45988&type=d
1. PAC Meeting- Thursday, 10/17/19, 6:00-7:00pm @ CCMS Multipurpose Room
Come out to our PAC meeting at CCMS (4601 Elenda St). Free childcare & pizza available if you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, 10/16. Agenda items include: spiritwear, enrichment activities, room reps, and a report from the OCD Director & Assistant Director. ***Please let us know if there is something you’d like to discuss at the meeting and we’ll get it on the agenda.
2. Spiritwear orders due 10/24!
Check out our new spiritwear designs plus our classic shirt & hoodie on the OCD PAC website. Orders are due 10/24 with delivery in mid-November. (Pictures & forms also available on the OCD PAC website)
3. Backpacks for Kids program
The CCUSD Backpacks for Kids program provides backpacks filled with food and snacks for families to take home over the weekend to ensure that every CCUSD child can eat on the weekends. If you would like your child to receive a backpack, please complete the backpacks opt-in form and return to your school office secretary (El Marino- Dorothy, El Rincon- Marybeth, Farragut- Mari, La Ballona- Cindy, Linwood Howe- Leslie, CEE- OCD office- Maria Luisa). Forms also available on the OCD PAC website.
4. Other Upcoming PAC events/activities & Important Dates
· No School- Wednesday, October 9, 2019
· Square 1 Art Fundraiser in November- more details coming
· No School- Monday, November 11, 2019
· November PAC Meeting- Thursday, 11/21/19, 6pm @ CCMS Multipurpose Room
Tips for Healthy Snack from U.S. Department of Agriculture
10 Tips: MyPlate Snack Tips for Parents
Snacks can help children get the nutrients needed to grow and maintain a healthy weight. Prepare single-serving snacks for younger children to help them get just enough to satisfy their hunger. Let older kids make their own snacks by keeping healthy foods in the kitchen. Visit the children's section of ChooseMyPlate to help you and your kids select a satisfying snack.
1. Save time by slicing veggies
Store sliced vegetables in the refrigerator and serve with dips like hummus or low-calorie dressing. Top half a whole-wheat English muffin with spaghetti sauce, chopped vegetables, and low-fat shredded mozzarella and melt in the microwave.
2. Mix it up
For older school-age kids, mix dried fruit, unsalted nuts, and popcorn in a snack-size bag for a quick trail mix. Blend plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt with 100% fruit juice and frozen peaches for a tasty smoothie.
3. Grab a glass of milk
A cup of low-fat or fat-free milk or milk alternative (soy milk) is an easy way to drink a healthy snack.
4. Go for great whole grains
Offer whole-wheat breads, popcorn, and whole-oat cereals that are high in fiber and low in added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium. Limit refined-grain products such as snack bars, cakes, and sweetened cereals.
5. Nibble on lean protein
Choose lean protein foods such as low-sodium deli meats or unsalted nuts. Wrap sliced, low-sodium deli turkey around an apple wedge. Store hard-cooked (boiled) eggs in the refrigerator for kids to enjoy any time.
6. Keep an eye on the size
Snacks shouldn’t replace a meal, so look for ways to help your kids understand how much is enough. Store snack-size bags in the cupboard and use them to control serving sizes.
7. Fruits are quick and easy
Fresh, frozen, dried, or canned fruits can be easy “grab-and-go” options that need little preparation. Offer whole fruit and limit the amount of 100% juice served.
8. Consider convenience
A single-serving container of low-fat or fat-free yogurt or individually wrapped string cheese can be just enough for an after-school snack.
9. Swap out the sugar
Keep healthier foods handy so kids avoid cookies, pastries, or candies between meals. Add seltzer water to a ½ cup of 100% fruit juice instead of offering soda.
10. Prepare homemade goodies
For homemade sweets, add dried fruits like apricots or raisins and reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe. Adjust recipes that include fats like butter or shortening by using unsweetened applesauce or prune puree for half the amount of fat.
Revised January 2016