Our school is closed today in observance of Memorial Day. The simplest thing you can do to explain and honor this holiday with your children is to spend time talking to them about what Memorial Day means to you. Take the day to talk & reflect on the subject of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Tell us how you are celebrating this special day!

Get in the spirit of Earth Day with these fun facts and activity ideas.

Fun facts about Earth Day:

1.  Earth Day Networks estimates that 500 million people from 4,500
organizations in 180 countries will participate in Earth Day events during
the month of April.

2.  Earth Day is big with schools. On many school calendars, it is the third
most activity-inspiring holiday, after Christmas and Halloween.

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April Fools’ Day, also known as April Fool’s Day or All Fools’ Day is celebrated each year on the first day of April. It has been popular since the 19th century and is well known in Europe, Australia, Canada, Brazil and the United States – although it is not a national holiday in any country.

April Fools’ Day Fun Facts

1.  No one knows exactly where, when or why April Fools’ Day began

2.  The most popular theory about the origin of April Fool’s Day involved the
French calendar reform of the sixteenth century.

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Saint Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on March 17th. It particularly remembers St. Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially by Irish communities and organizations. Everyone celebrates this Irish holiday in a different way, from corned beef and cabbage to dressing up. Take time this Saint Patrick’s Day to discuss the Irish culture and history.

How will you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your family this year?

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by telling us which one of his books is your favorite!

Today is also a special day to celebrate reading: NEA’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Read More at http://www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorReadAcrossAmerica.php

Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day, is a holiday celebrated on February 14th each year. Over history this day has evolved into a holiday in which people express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering sweets and sending valentine’s day cards.

Here are more fun facts about Valentine’s Day:

1.  The modern day celebration of Valentine’s Day is believed to have
begun in France and England.

2.  Cupid, which is the symbol for the Roman God of love, is one of the
best known symbols of Valentine’s Day along with roses, hearts and

3.  The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of
love. Since red stands for strong feelings, the red rose is a flower of

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, teach your child about the life and times of this American Civil Rights hero, who led millions of people in the fight for racial equality.

Take time today to do activities and discuss the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with your children.

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Whether you are in Time Square gazing at the magnificent New Year’s Eve Ball or watching the ball drop on TV, the countdown is equally as exciting!

Fun Facts About the New Year’s Eve Ball:

  • The Ball is a geodesic sphere, 12 feet in diameter and weighs 11,875 pounds.
  • The Ball is covered with a total of 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles that vary in size, and range in length from 4 3/4 inches to 5 3/4 inches per side.

Read More On… timessquarenyc.org

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with your little ones without keeping them up all night.

Throwing a “Noon Year’s Even” Party allows the kiddos to be involved in the festivities while having fun with their friends.

Set Up For The Party Is Easy…

  • Food – Veggie Tray, Fruit Kabobs, Mac & Cheese Muffins and Refreshments
  • Activities – Cookie Decorating, Noisemaker Creations, Make Your Own Snowflakes and Balloon Drop

How do you celebrate the New Year with your little ones?