March Parent Connection Newsletter

February Recap

What an exciting month we have had! You were all so helpful with our Valentines for veterans mission, and we were able to brighten the day of many of our veterans. We had our second special event of the school year with the Corks and Crafts pallet painting. As we look forward to March and warmer weather, we will be diving into more parenting topics, missions, and fellowship. We hope that you can join us!

Upcoming events

March 6th - Table Talk - The Five Love Languages of Children - Tuesdays at 12 noon. Childcare is available and lunch can be purchased for $5.00. Please RSVP to bbcpfumc@gmail.com if you are able to join us!

March 13, & 27th - The Five Love Languages of Children continued.

March 19th - Parents with a purpose mission - Springboro Community Assistance Center (SCAC)

April 16th - Parents with a purpose mission - Springboro Community Assistance Center (SCAC)

April 24th - Table Talk - Delayed Gratification - How to practice and teach delayed gratification in a buy now, pay later world.

May 15th - Safe as necessary, not as possible - how to avoid helicopter parenting while building your child's self esteem.

Special Mission

We are so excited to have the 2018 March of Dimes Ambassador Family among us! The Dreyer family has had 2 preemies who have survived and they are using the experience and blessings they have encountered to help others.

We will be collecting dimes during the month of March (in the mail hallway) to help support their team! Start collecting those dimes, every little bit helps.

Premature birth affects about 380,000 babies each year in the United States . Together we can help the March of Dimes fight prematurity so more moms and babies can get the strongest start possible. Please help support the Dreyer team at www.marchforbabies.org/dreyer_auggie or join the team and march on April 29, at 9:00 a.m. at Paul Brown Stadium. Let me know if you have additional questions.

Leave no child inside summit

Research shows that kids are happier, healthier and smarter when they spend more time outside. The sixth annual Miami Valley leave no child inside summit is a free event for families and children to connect with nature. See the link below for more information!



https://www.daytonlocal.com/events/miami-valley-leave-no-child-inside-summit.asp

Recipe of the Month

Pizza Casserole

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

40 mins

Total Time

55 mins


This easy Pizza Casserole is a delicious pizza bake that is a fun twist on family pizza night!


Course: Main


Calories: 635 kcal


Ingredients


  • 16 oz Penne Pasta
  • 4 c Mozzarella Cheese , divided
  • 28 oz Pizza Sauce
  • 8 oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 oz Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 c Pepperonis
  • 4 oz Green Peppers , diced
  • 2 oz Onion , diced
  • 4 oz Mushrooms , chopped
  • 1 lb Italian sausage , ground
  • 1 oz Black Olives


Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a large pot of boiling water cook penne pasta until al dente.

  3. While pasta cooks brown Italian sausage in a skillet. Cook fully and drain grease.

  4. Drain pasta and pour into a large bowl.

  5. Add 2 cups mozzarella, pizza sauce, diced tomatoes, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and cooked Italian sausage. Toss until fully combined.

  6. Grease a 13x9 inch casserole dish and pour mixture into it.

  7. Top with remaining cheese, pepperonis, black olives and Parmesan cheese.

  8. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.

  9. Enjoy!