RSG Round Up

After School Program NEWSLETTER/April 2021

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With only a little over a month left in the 2020-2021 school year, we have a lot on our minds. Many students are getting ready to take their PSSA testing, teachers are getting ready to wrap-up their lessons, and spring sports are starting. We are looking forward to a virtual open house for families on Tuesday, May 4 and in-person summer programs beginning in June. With all the busyness that spring brings, remember to take some time to relax and recharge.

Best regards,

The RSG Team

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Save the Date!

You are invited to a virtual open house on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:00 PM. Join us on Zoom to learn more about our after school programs and provide your feedback. Additionally, a special guest, and long-time partner of RSG, Renee' Pettenatti of the Penn State Extension's Nutrition Links progam will be joining us.

Any adult family member of a child currently enrolled in any of our Cambria/Clearfield county after school programs are encouraged to attend. More details and a link to the meeting will be coming soon.

Virtual Open House

Tuesday, May 4th, 6pm

This is an online event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

2021 Summer Programs!

RSG plans to hold in-person summer programs at Blacklick Valley Elementary, Glendale and Harmony Area schools for grades K-8.

If your family is in one of these districts and interested in enrolling, please email or call 814-472-2225 ext. 4

Enrollment will open soon, and more details will be available on our website.

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Mindfulness Moment

Try this technique from Motherly:

"Notice five things

Consciously noticing the world around you can help bring you back to the present, especially when you’re overwhelmed by stress or emotion. You can practice noticing five things you see, hear or feel through touch to help you be present.

Try playing this as a game with your child. Sit down with him wherever you are and tell him you want to show him the “notice five things” game. Then look around and tell him five things you see. Let him have a turn.

After you play, explain that this can be a helpful game to play, with you or by himself, if he’s ever feeling anxious or upset. Mix it up sometimes and notice five things you hear instead.

Pro tip: Try teaching your child a new technique when he’s already calm and better able to learn. Practice regularly, and he will eventually learn to call on these new tools when he’s stressed or losing control."

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Site Spotlight

Cambria Heights Middle School

Grades: 6-8

Program Coordinator: Ms. Kinney

Years Served: 15+

Favorite RSG Activity: 3-D Printing

Fun Fact!

The Taco Liberty Bell April Fools Day Prank

"On April 1, 1996, Taco Bell purchased full-page advertisements in seven major newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, announcing that it had purchased – and renamed – the Liberty Bell."

-Philly Voice

(Also, April 2 is National Burrito Day)

14th annual World Autism Awareness Day--April 2, 2021.

"Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world come together on April 2, Autism Awareness Day, to Light It Up Blue in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them."

-Autism Speaks

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day--April 12

Here are some tips from RSG's staff on how to make the best grilled cheese sandwich:

Harmony program staff all agreed, "use lots of Velveeta and mayo instead of butter."

For Cambria Heights, it's all about the cheese. Ms. Kinney and Ms. Wharton are on the Velveeta train. Mrs. Pearce says to use yellow American and provolone. Mrs. Dalby and Mrs. Treon agree that cheddar and provolone are the best combo, but Mrs. Treon uses sourdough bread. And for Mr. Blake, he's got to have a slice of tomato on top of the cheese. Ms. Thomas's secret is to have her dad make the sandwich.

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday--April 13

"He was born on April 13, 1743, in Virginia and died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence."

Did you know that Jefferson was an avid reader and had a library of over 6,500 books?

What about that he was obsessed with fossils and paleontology?

Did you know that he played the violin?

--Constitution Daily

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Japan's Golden Week

April 29-May 5 is Golden Week in Japan which consists of 4 national holidays:

April 29-- Showa Day (Showa no hi): the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989.

May 3-- Constitution Day (Kenpo kinenbi), on this day in 1947, the new postwar constitution was put into effect.

May 4-- Greenery Day (Midori no hi) is dedicated to the environment and nature, because the emperor loved plants and nature.

May 5-- Children's Day (Kodomo no hi) is when families celebrate the healthy growth and happiness of children. It became a national holiday in 1948, but it has been a day of celebration in Japan since ancient times.

Kids Web Japan

Where in the World is RSG?

Respective Solutions Group is serving these school districts in Cambria & Clearfield counties in Pennsylvania:

  • Blacklick Valley
  • Cambria Heights
  • Central Cambria
  • Glendale
  • Harmony
  • Northern Cambria
  • Portage
  • Saint Michael School

We also have programs in Adams county!

Our Mission

Creating safe learning environments and supporting school professionals through resources that make a difference in education!