Monday, June 29, 2009

This Weeks Float Plans...

Our float and costumes are coming along well but...
this is cram week!

Here are the scheduled days we will be working:

Tuesday June 30th 10:00am until mid afternoon???
(There will be no Karate this week so that we can continue to work on the float!)

Thursday July 2nd 10:00am until mid afternoon???

Friday July 3rd 10:00am until we are done!

Saturday July 4th 10:00am to 11:30am - finishing touches

11:30am Homeschool Family 4th of July BBQ -
please bring what you would like on the grill (ie. burgers, dogs, chicken) and something to share (ie. salad, dessert, drinks, chips).

1:00pm -1:30 Parade line-up in Conway Village

2:00pm Parade Starts!

Please note that all work sessions will be at the Kelley's house and all are welcome to come to the work day's and play, hang-out, or lend a hand even if you will not be joining us on the float! That also goes for the Family BBQ on Saturday! Also, it is not too late to join us even if you cannot come to all of the work sessions, please contact Liz K via email ASAP.

Thought this photo was fun! From Strawberry Banke!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Reading Programs

Enjoy reading with the kids this summer:

Wednesday Bookworms - Every Wednesday at 10:00 am beginning July 8th for six weeks. A fun and rewarding summer reading program developed to encourage young children to read during the summer months. BOOKWORM WEDNESDAYS entitles kids to free admission to a select children´s film when they present a book report at a participating Showcase Cinemas, Multiplex Cinemas or Cinema de Lux box office. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report.

This is a cool program, but not available in NH. Check out the web site for participating theaters, especially if you will be traveling this summer. There are theaters in Mass and California.

Borders/Waldenbooks - Children 12 and under read 8 books and bring in the completed form. The child may then choose one of the selected items for $4.99, a savings of at least 50%.

Barnes and Noble - Children 1st-6th grade read 8 books and bring in the completed form. The child may choose 1 free book from selected titles.

Chuck E Cheese - Read 1 book a day for 2 weeks and bring in the completed calendar. The child will receive 10 free tokens with food purchase.

Scholastic´s Summer Reading Challenge - Children sign up to be placed in 1 of 4 teams. Then they read books for points. The team with the most points at the end of the summer vote on which Save the Children U.S. program receives a donation from Scholastic.

Half Price Books - Children 12 and under can earn a $3 Half Price Books Gift Card for each week they read at least 15 minutes per day.

TD Bank - Read 10 books and bring in the completed form to receive $10.

We did this last year, the only hitch is that the kids have to have a savings account at TD Bank. If you don't it is easy enough to open one.

Read with Kids Challenge - Log your time reading with your children for a chance to win a US Airways vacation package to Walt Disney World, plus other prizes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

4th of July Float Planning

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are having another float planning and construction day after tennis on the 18th at the Kelley's! Please come if you can!!

After heading "west"on our float last year we decided to continue the theme with a "little house on the prairie" type float. A cabin, Pa plowing the field, children in the garden, and maybe even some Indians??? If you have any items that would fit this theme that you would be willing to let us use on the float please contact us ASAP. We would love a real butter churn if anyone has one!

If you need to be reminded how much fun the float is here are a few pics from last year:

Friday, June 12, 2009

Karate Class

Due to a scheduling issue I need to move Karate class from 1:00 to 1:30 on Tuesday the 16th. I apologize for any inconvenience. Please let me know if this is a problem. There is still a possibility I might be a little later then 1:30, but I will still run the class till 2:30, so parents can keep to the schedules. Thank you Selena