Summer is flying by. July 4th is half way through the summer. Maybe because we have fi-nally gotten some summer-like weather. This is one of the best times of the year; we have children who used to attend here come back for visit. Some of these children we have not seen in years. It is wonderful to see how they have grown. It is really cool to see the foundation we laid for their future educa-tion. Also, the children remember how special they are to us.
July will be a faster and furious month with vacations, trainings, Fourth of July, CAWS’ Olympics, getting ready to re-enroll our children, advertising for the fall. The chil-dren will enjoy being outside and playing in the water wands. Water always soothes everyone’s nerves and anxiety.
I hope everyone gets to enjoy some of the beautiful days we have had lately and will have to rest of the summer. Summer holds many exciting events. CAWS’ School-age children will be selling sno-cones on Wednesday evening from 4:30 – 5:30 for $.50. The profits will go to the school-age program.
Please continue to collect all our labels and stuff. Some-times you really have to look for those little Box Tops, they can be small and hide. We are in the process of checking into Tyson Chicken A+ program. When we re-ceive confirmation that we have been accepted, we will let you know if you will need to start collecting them. We are always looking for ways to earn some extra money.
CAWS has requested to be invited for the Let’s Grow Grant – Phase 2. We want to make some very necessary changes to the playground areas and purchase new equipment to enhance to outdoor environment.
Also, this year CAWS has sent a requested to United Way to have volunteers come on Day of Caring and paint two of the classrooms this year. Hopefully, we will receive their help. Our classrooms have never been painted since I have been here which will be 10 years in September. CAWS will have to purchase the equipment for the job but it will make our rooms look nice.
Have a wonderful month!