THE PENGUIN PEBBLE

FCPS Preschool Programs

PEBBLE THE PENGUIN

Meet our mascot, Pebble!
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End of year Events listed below for all age groups and sites

Spring Program

Thursday, May 20th, 3-4pm

FCPS Preschool Programs

Drive through event. Preschool Programs 3 year old's and ECSE students celebrating springing up to the next school year.

Stepping Up Ceremony

Thursday, May 20th, 4-5pm

FCPS Preschool Programs

Drive through event. Preschool Programs 4 year old's celebrating stepping up to Kindergarten.

King George Head Start Stepping Up Ceremony

Wednesday, May 19th, 9:30-10:30am

KG Head Start

Drive through event. Preschool Programs 4 year old's celebrating stepping up to Kindergarten.

Resources

Family Resource of the Month:

Fredericksburg Farmers Market accepts SNAP and offers up to $30 in extra tokens toward fresh fruit and vegetables each week for free for SNAP users. Shop local and support local farmers and get free fresh produce!

Fredericksburg Farmers Market – Saturdays – 7:00 – 2:00

Hurkamp Park – Prince Edward and George Street

2nd and 4th Fridays – 11:30 – 5:00

Mary Washington – 1001 Sam Perry Blvd

King George Farmers Market - Saturdays – 8:00 – 12:00

King George Middle School –

Spotsylvania Farmers Market - Saturdays- 8:00 – 1:00

12150 Gordon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Wednesdays – 2:00 – 6:00

4600 Spotsylvania Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408


United Way FREE Financial Coaching Workshop:

Join in on the United Way’s free financial workshops May 17-21 to learn about credit repair, budgeting, financial planning and more. Sign up for this opportunity here RappUnitedWay (mobilecause.com)

Making the Most of the First Five

With families in so many directions in a day, it can be difficult to find time to connect with one another. Younger children may push for time and attention with their parents while the parent may be the one pushing for that time and attention for their teens. A simple way to build good family connections, even with limited time, is to make the first five minutes that a person comes home be about those connections. Here is how to make that five minutes strengthen the family.


1. 1. Put Devices Down – when the parent or child comes home, put phones, tablets, laptops, etc. down and put the TV on mute.

2. Check In – Greet each other and ask about the day. Share a little about your day in a way that your child can understand (especially when it was not a good day for you) and help them talk about their day.

3. Listen – When your child shares about their day, this is an important time just to listen and not try to change their view point on their day or fix something that might be wrong unless they ask for help. Give them time to just be heard and have conversations on what to do about it later.

4. Affection – Offer your child affection during this time, especially younger children. This might be a hug, a fist bump, hold their hand, or a compliment.

5. Start Early – Setting the first five as a routine in your home when your children are younger, this will be easier to keep connected to them as they get older.

Cooks Corner

Source: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/


APPLE RACE CARS


Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 12 green or red grapes
  • 12 toothpicks

Directions

1. Slice each apple into 6 thick wedges.

2. Cut grapes in half.

3. Push a toothpick through both ends of the apple to become car axels.

4. Place the grape halves on each side of the toothpick for wheels.

Makes 12 servings. Safety tip: To prevent injuries, an adult should slice ingredients.


Mini Pizzas


Ingredients

  • 24 whole wheat crackers
  • 4 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • Pizza toppings (such as diced vegetables like mushrooms, olives, or peppers, or cooked and cubed beef, chicken, or ham)
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded low-fat cheese

Directions

1. Spread each cracker with 1/2 teaspoon of pizza sauce.

2. Put the pizza topping on top of the sauce.

3. Sprinkle the pizza topping with low-fat cheese

4. Put the crackers on a microwave safe plate.

5. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, until the cheese melts. Before serving, check to make sure that the cheese is not too hot.

Makes 12 servings. Safety tip: To prevent burns and other injuries, an adult should dice ingredients and supervised use of the microwave.

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