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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Current Info, Featured Articles, Recent News | 0 comments

SMILE Center Summer Hour and SMILE on Down Syndrome Activity Information

We are wrapping up school activities and looking forward to summer! The SMILE Center will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week day and then various events on the weekends. Here is what the schedule is, beginning Tuesday, May 31st. Our SMILE Summer will end with SMILE Day at Holiday World, Monday, August 1st.

TUESDAYS
(activities specific for children with Down syndrome)

10:00-10:45 – Tutoring (PLEASE RSVP and let me know if you plan to take advantage of FREE TUTORING this summer and which hour you need) – Two time slots available
11:00-11:45 – Exercise Class with Jill Mitchell, Professional Trainer
1:15-2:00 Tutoring

WEDNESDAYS (activities specific for children with Down syndrome only)
10:00-10:45 – Criers & Crawlers – Moms & Babies – Time devoted to you and your baby as we play together and share
11:00-11:45 – Pencil Pushers – Pre-schoolers enjoying creative playtime with the help of volunteers

THURSDAYS (activities specific for children with Down syndrome only)
10:00-10:45 – Readers & Rascals – Elementary students enjoying creative playtime with the help of volunteers
11:00-11:45 – Trying Tweens & Maturing Teens – Middle schoolers and High school age students enjoying games and interaction with volunteers

Saturday, May 28th – FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – Includes all Adults (Self Advocates with Down syndrome) and all SMILE families

Saturday, June 18th – Teens & Adults with Down syndrome – LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP 10:00 am-12 Noon “Money Matters” budgets, checkbooks,

Saturday, June 25th – CHANGING MINDS FOUNDATION SEMINAR, presented by Dr. Teresa Cody – 8:30 Registration- 12:00 noon – Please Register

Friday, July 1st – KARAOKE NIGHT! 6:00-8:00 PM – Teens and Adults with Down syndrome

Saturday, July 16th – LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP – Teens & Adults – 10:00 am-12 Noon “What’s Good for You” – healthy eating and lifestyle

Monday, August 1st – SMILE DAY AT HOLIDAY WORLD

Please note this is a revised schedule. For those of you who are thorough, you will note that we have canceled events previously scheduled for June 10th and July 10th (I will be out of town both dates)

We are working very hard behind the scenes to offer our families purposeful events that will enhance everyone’s life! It is exciting to know that we have many people from the community interested in volunteering! You will be glad to know that the volunteers are virtually “hand-picked” ! Due to insurance requirements, we must now do a background check on each volunteer to ensure quality people are involved in our children’s lives.

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please let me hear from you! I am here for you!

Nina
449-6049

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