CLC in the News Look what we’ve been doing!

September/October 2012
CLC in the News
Look what we’ve been doing!
Welcome to our new school year! While we have many new and exciting days planned in
the upcoming months, we have had a fun-packed summer. Here are some of the more
recent highlights:
In This Edition…
CLC in the News
Review of recent events
Upcoming Events
Humane Society Visit
Silly Songs with Barnyard Bard
Health Fair
CLC Closings
Picture Day
Pumpkin Patch
Halloween Parade & Parties
Scholastic Book Fair
CSM Information
Dinner/Dessert Theatre
Health Information
Nutritious Lunches
Staff Spotlight
Support the CLC
CSM Information
Pastry Time with Ms. Maryann
Aug 6, 8, and 9, 2012
With our very own pastry chef on-site, Ms. Maryann, Twos I Child Care Teacher, led our Twos,
Preschool, and School-aged children in measuring ingredients and baking their own
personal cupcakes. Each child rolled out the fondant and painted it with food coloring.
Wild About Worms
August 22, 2012
The Charles County Humane Society visited the center to talk about earthworms. The
children learned about how worms are good for the environment, how worms can recycle
kitchen trash into fertilizer for our plants, and a new word “vermicomposting.” The children
got really excited when the presenter pulled out the worm farm allowing them to dig in the
dirt to find worms!
Guest Readers
August 24, 2012
During our Buggin’ Out week, students from the CSM Theatre Club came to visit and they
read with great dramatic flare! They read a variety of books that were about bugs, including
Anasi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott.
Grandparents Day S’mores
Flu Clinics
September 7, 2012
Product Recall
Our Grandparents Day S’mores was a grand time enjoyed by all! And who didn’t love making
and eating ooey, gooey, delicious s’mores? The children also delighted in giving their
grandparents handmade gifts.
Health Information
Contact Information:
Marcy Gannon, Executive Director, Auxiliary Services
Phone: 301-934-7871
E-mail: [email protected]
Upcoming Events
Deer, Oh Deer Humane Society Visit
September 26, 2012
Did you know there are more than 60 types of deer in the world? Students will learn about this, as-well-as, the life cycle of deer
native to Charles County. They will explore population issues from the perspective of Native Americans, hunters, commuters, and
Silly Songs with the Barnyard Bard
October 4, 2012 in BI 113 at 10:00 a.m.
Songwriter and performer, Alden Phelps, will present “Silly Songs with the Barnyard Bard” on October 4 in a lively performance
about life on farms and farm animals. Children will delight in interactive songs, colorful visuals, and animated stories while
developing an appreciation of our natural world. This performance is funded in part by the Maryland State Arts Council Arts in
Education Grant.
Health Fair
October 11, 2012
The CSM Nursing Students will hold a Health Fair for the children on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in the CLC. The Nursing
students will check the children's vitals and cover a variety of topics such as eating healthy, hand washing, and brushing teeth.
Upcoming CLC Closings
October 12, 2012
The CLC will be closed on Friday, October 12, 2012, for a Staff Professional Day. We will be using this time for staff development
and cleaning our classrooms.
Picture Day
October 15, 2012
This year individual student pictures will be taken by Barksdale School Portraits on Monday, October 15. They will begin taking
pictures around 8 a.m. starting with the infants and working their way through the center.
Pumpkin Patch
October 24, 2012 (Toddfants, Toddlers, Twos) and October 25, 2012 (Threes, Threes/Fours, Fours)
Don’t miss out on Pumpkin Patch Day! The children will visit our on-site “Pumpkin Patch” which will be located on the playground
to pick a pumpkin of their choice and then decorate it. Watch your child’s classroom newsletter for more details.
Halloween Parade & Parties
October 26, 2012 at 3 p.m.
Bring your costumes and join in the parade! Everyone will be getting dressed up and parading around campus to spread some
Halloween cheer. After the parade, join your child in his/her classroom for a Spooktacular party!
Scholastic Book Fair
October 26, 2012—November 6, 2012
Books, books, books everywhere! Please stop by the Scholastic Book Fair in the CLC Lobby to pick up a book for your child. There
will be books available for every age, so don’t miss out!
Staff Spotlight
Mrs. Shirley Allen
Staff Development/Curriculum Specialist
Mrs. Allen comes to us with over 25 years of child care experience, including a comprehensive and working knowledge of
Creative Curriculum. Mrs. Allen will be working hand-in-hand with our teachers to make enhancements to our curriculum as
we prepare for accreditation.
Mrs. Stephanie Windsor
Substitute Teacher
Mrs. Stephanie has been working in the child care field since 1994. Her experience ranges from home-based daycare to
child care centers. She has a strong foundation in family advocacy and Creative Curriculum.
Mr. Elijah Steele
Child Care Aide
Mr. Elijah is a CSM student pursuing a major in Secondary Education. He previously worked as an aide in the North Point
High School Child Care Center. As an Eagle Scout, Mr. Elijah learned valuable skills to help him as a child care aide.
Support the CLC
Labels for Education
We will be collecting Campbell’s Soup Labels as well as other participating products (i.e. Bic, Pop Secret, Glad). For a full
list of participating products, please go online to
Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards
Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards are a great way to help out the CLC. You can help us earn toys and puzzles for you child to
use simply by bringing in your unused points.
Huggies Rewards
Books, toys, stuffed animals, Oh MY! These are just a few of the great items we can earn when you bring your
Huggies rewards points into the center.
Box Tops for Education
Unfortunately, we cannot participate in the Box Tops for Education program because we do not have a full day
Kindergarten program. If you are looking for somewhere to send those labels, you may drop them by a local
Thank you so much for showing your support!
Lost and Found
Please check the lost and found box by the office door. There are several pieces of clothing and toys that are missing their
owners. Any unclaimed items left after October 1 will be donated to charity. Thank you.
Appropriate Clothing
As the temperature starts to drop, please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately. Sometimes the mornings are
a bit chilly and a light jacket or sweatshirt may be needed.
Renewal and Late Fees
An updated statement was recently provided to all our families. You will notice a $20 Fall Semester renewal fee. This helps
to pay for classroom supplies for the upcoming months. Also, you will notice that late fees were not applied during these
last couple of weeks while we were unable to apply weekly charges. If your account is past due, please bring it current by
September 21, 2012. We will begin adding late fees starting September 24, 2012. If you did not receive a statement or
have any questions, please see the front desk. Thank you for patience.
CSM Information
Career Education (CE) Building Groundbreaking
September 24, 2012 CE building at 2 p.m.
Please join CSM as they kick-off their newest capital project on the La Plata Campus.
Dinner/Dessert Theatre
September 20-22 and 27-29
Red Herring
(Comedy) Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage
and other explosive devices. It's 1952: America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower's on the campaign trail,
and I Love Lucy's on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and
Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the Harbor—or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.
La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center Theatre
DESSERT THEATRE ($15 all ages):
 Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7 p.m.
 Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7 p.m.
DINNER THEATRE ($25 adults; $20 seniors/military with ID, and $15 youth (12 and under)):
 Friday, September 21, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
 Friday, September 28, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
 Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Flu Clinics
Vaccinate Against the Flu
The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention strongly recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older gets immunized
against influenza. Priority groups for vaccination include:
Pregnant women
Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
People 50 years of age and older
People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
 Health care workers
 Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
 Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young
to be vaccinated)
Clinics at the Health Department, White Plains:
Friday, October 12, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2013
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Community – aged 6 months and older
Community – aged 6 months and older
Community – aged 6 months and older
Community – aged 6 months and older
Community – aged 6 months and older
Additional Clinics for all ages in the community include:
Tuesday, November 13 , 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Smallwood Middle School
Thomas Stone High School
Piccowaxen Middle School
La Plata High School
The CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against influenza as soon as 2012-2013 flu season vaccine becomes
available in their community. Influenza seasons are unpredictable, and can begin as early as October.
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.
The above information retrieved from and
Product Recall
Bumbo Seats Recalled for Repair
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall on baby seats manufactured by Bumbo International due to fall hazards. Consumers are advised to immediately discontinue use of the product until they have ordered
and installed a free repair kit which includes a restraint belt. For more information, please visit
Health Information
Nutritious Lunches
Have you ever wondered how to pack a more nutritious lunch for your child? The United States Department of Agriculture
provides guidelines to help you provide healthy and nutritious lunches for your little one. Studies show that when children
eat nutritious meals, they are at reduced risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other serious chronic
diseases. Teachers also report that well-nourished children learn better in school. Children will learn healthier habits for
life when they are given plenty of healthy food choices and regular exercise.
Infant Meal Pattern
Lunch or Supper
Birth through 3 Months
4 through 7 Months
8 through 11 Months
4-6 fluid ounces of formula1 or 4-8 fluid ounces of formula1 or breast
6-8 fluid ounces of formula1 or breast milk2,3;
breast milk2,3
2-4 tablespoons of infant cereal1 ; and/or
0-3 tablespoons of infant cereal1,4 ; and
1-4 tablespoons of meat, fish, poultry, egg yolk, cooked dry
beans or peas; or
0-3 tablespoons of fruit or vegetable or
½-2 ounces of cheese; or
1-4 ounces (volume) of cottage cheese; or
1-4 ounces (weight) of cheese food or cheese spread; and
1-4 tablespoons of fruit or vegetable or both
1 Infant formula and dry infant cereal must be iron-fortified.
2 Breastmilk or formula, or portions of both, may be served; however, it is recommended that breast milk be served in place of formula from
birth through 11 months.
3 For some breastfed infants who regularly consume less than the minimum amount of breast milk per feeding, a serving of less than the minimum amount of breast milk may be offered, with additional breast milk offered if the infant is still hungry.
4 A serving of this component is required when the infant is developmentally ready to accept it.
Child Meal Pattern
Lunch or Supper
Food Components
Ages 1-2
Ages 3-5
Ages 6-121
1 milk
fluid milk
1/2 cup
3/4 cup
1 cup
2 fruits/vegetables
juice2, fruit and/or vegetable
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
3/4 cup
1 grains/bread3
bread or
1/2 slice
1/2 slice
1 slice
cornbread or biscuit or roll or muffin or
1/2 serving
1/2 serving
1 serving
cold dry cereal or
1/4 cup
1/3 cup
3/4 cup
hot cooked cereal or
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
pasta or noodles or grains
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
1 meat/meat alternate
meat or poultry or fish4 or
1 ounce
1 1/2 ounces
2 ounces
alternate protein product or
1 ounce
1 1/2 ounces
2 ounces
cheese or
1 ounce
1 1/2 ounces
2 ounces
egg or
1/2 egg
3/4 egg
1 egg
cooked dry beans or peas or
1/4 cup
3/8 cup
1/2 cup
peanut or other nut or seed butters or
2 Tbsp.
3 Tbsp.
4 Tbsp.
1/2 ounce
3/4 ounce
1 ounce
nuts and/or seeds5 or
4 ounces
6 ounces
8 ounces
1 Children age 12 and older may be served larger portions based on their greater food needs. They may not be served less than the minimum
quantities listed in this column.
2 Fruit or vegetable juice must be full-strength.
3 Breads and grains must be made from whole-grain or enriched meal or flour. Cereal must be whole-grain or enriched or fortified.
4 A serving consists of the edible portion of cooked lean meat or poultry or fish.
5 Nuts and seeds may meet only one-half of the total meat/meat alternate serving and must be combined with another meat/meat alternate to
fulfill the lunch or supper requirement.
6 Yogurt may be plain or flavored, unsweetened or sweetened.