From the Principal’s Office
Wow, May just flew by. Thank you so much for all your warm thoughts and appreciation you showed our amazing group of teachers. They felt the love and are so happy to have you on board as partners in education. Speaking of time flying by, our Pre-k graduation is this month (June 14th) as we will be sending this group off to Kindergarten at the end of summer (tear drops in my eyes). The first day of summer is the 21st; be sure to check out the refreshing summer dessert recipe on the back page. It’s super easy to make so let your children help! Near the end of the month we will send out calendars of scheduled splash days and invited guest appearances. This summer will be filled with cool, fun, and enriching activities. Discovery Isle will be the place to be!
Peace and Harmony,
Christy and Tina
Calendar of Events
6/6- Dynamic Duo Day
6/12- Mis-Matched clothes
6/15- Father’s Day Class
6/18- School Age Summer
6/21- Splash Days Begin
6/21- Summer Solstice
6/29- School Closed:
Father’s Day Celebrations
Check your child’s classrooms for times and events. All father figures are welcome!
When: June 14th at 3:00 pm
Where: Back playground
Who: All graduates, families,
Come and celebrate this milestone as we send our Pre-k class off to Kindergarten in the fall! Refreshments to follow!
School Age Summer Camp starts 6/18, don’t miss out on all the fun!
Tina’s Book Corner
Summer is almost here which leads to more opportunities to read. I am recommending going to the library; it’s free, and your child can get a library card as long as they can print their first name! Public libraries also have summer reading programs for school age children. Checking out library books teaches responsibility, respecting property, and of course literacy and literary skills. Expose your child to the world of books-of all genres- and they will love to read for a lifetime.
World Environment and Oceans Day
June 5th is World Environment Day and June 8th is World Oceans Day. The two organizations have combined this year to combat a growing and disturbing trend, the accumulation of single-use plastic. Did you know that 1 million plastic bottles are bought every minute? Furthermore, 13 million tons of plastic leak into the oceans each year. The time is now for us to come up with solutions to end this atrocity. Besides beach clean-ups, you can help by vowing to not buy single use plastic bottles and other products (straws, plastic cutlery). We as consumers have power, the power to tell retailers, manufactures and suppliers what we want to purchase and what we do not. Spread the word and ditch the plastic to ensure a clean Earth for all its inhabitants.
Remember, if you can’t reuse it, refuse it!
Summer Solstice Pink Lemonade Pie
Graham Cracker Crust
1 ½ cups finely crushed graham crackers (20 squares)
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
1 quart (4 cups) vanilla ice cream, softened
½ can (12-oz size) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 container (4 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
Red food color, if desired
Lemon or lime peel, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F.
In medium bowl, mix all crust ingredients until well blended. Press in bottom and up side of 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown; cool
In large bowl, mix ice cream, lemonade concentrate, whipped topping and a few drops food color. Spoon and spread ice-cream mixture into cooled crust.
Freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Let stand at room temperature a few minutes before cutting. Garnish with lemon peel.
From the Education Desk