RSG Round Up
After School Program NEWSLETTER/April 2021
DEAR STUDENTS, FAMILIES & SUPPORTERS,
The RSG Team
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!
If your family is in one of these districts and interested in enrolling, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-472-2225 ext. 4
Enrollment will open soon, and more details will be available on our website.
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."
"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."
(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."
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
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?
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.