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Family Newsletter February 2022

Fizzing Heart Art – Pick up starting 2/1

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Our take-home kit for February is a fun combination and science and art. We will use watercolor paper to cut out shapes, we suggest a heart but anything is fine, then sprinkle our shapes with baking soda. After that, we will use pipettes to drop dyed vinegar on our shapes causing fizzing bursts of color! These kits will be ready to pick up on February 1st. You will need to provide your own vinegar for this craft.


Art with Holly Zoom on 2/22, pick up starting 2/15

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This month we will be making Cuban Cave Frogs. These fun frogs are covered in a variety of patterns. In your kit you will get everything you need to complete the craft. This includes instructions, paper, watercolors, and a paintbrush. Join us on Zoom on the 22nd at 4pm where Holly will take us through Cuban Cave Frogs one step at a time or complete the project on your own! You can pick up your kits starting on the 15th. We will send out a reminder and include the Zoom information then.

Each family that signs up will get a copy of a Frog and Toad book!


Coconut Cookies Family Baking – Zoom meeting on 2/11, Sign up required

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This month we will be making coconut cookies. They are PACKED with coconut and are sweet and chewy. Sign up and get all the specialized ingredients that you need to bake these tasty treats. You can sign up and join us on Zoom where we will make the cookies together or you can sign up and get the ingredients and recipe for you to use on your own time. The Zoom meeting will be Friday, 2/11, at 5pm. Hope to see you in the kitchen! Sign-ups for this event will close on Monday 2/7.

Here is the sign-up link:


February Reads for March Book Clubs

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Our Book Club for kids will meet to chat about our February book, Because of Mr. Terupt, on 2/2 at 4pm. Our next book is Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens and our March meeting to discuss it will be on 3/2 at 4pm. Here is a little more from the publisher about our new book.

“Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are best friends at Deepdean School for Girls, and they both have a penchant for solving mysteries. In fact, outspoken Daisy is a self-described Sherlock Holmes, and she appoints wallflower Hazel as her own personal Watson when they form their own (secret!) detective agency. The only problem? They have nothing to investigate.
But that changes once Hazel discovers the body of their science teacher, Miss Bell—and the body subsequently disappears. She and Daisy are certain a murder must have taken place, and they can think of more than one person with a motive.
Determined to get to the bottom of the crime—and to prove that it happened—before the killer strikes again, Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects, and use all the cunning, scheming, and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?

Our Middle School Book Club will meet to discuss Divergent on 2/9 at 3:30pm. Our next book is Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. We will meet to chat about Leviathan on 3/9 at 3:30pm. Here is more about the book from the publisher.

“It is the cusp of World War I. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ genetically fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.
Aleksandar Ferdinand, a Clanker, and Deryn Sharp, a Darwinist, are on opposite sides of the war. But their paths cross in the most unexpected way, taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure….One that will change both their lives forever.


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PreK Storytime

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am via Zoom for awesome stories and fun songs. 

February themes:

2/3 - Birds

2/10 - Love

2/17 - Dogs

2/24 - Things that Go!

Use this Zoom information to join us for these storytimes!

Meeting ID: 639 784 683

Passcode: Bestbooks1



Join us on Fridays at 10:00am. Join us for songs, fingerplays, lap bounces, and stories!

Meeting ID: 638 577 839
Passcode: Bestbooks1

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