Monday, December 21, 2015

Mr. Bruce Amato comes to visit!

We always love when Mr. Bruce comes to see us at the school. He had a great holiday show for us today and even pulled some friends out of the audience to be a part of the show! Great job Mr. Bruce for bringing such big smiles to our center! We love your magic and your bunny, Maybeline too!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Handmade Gifts!

The children throughout the center have been making such wonderful handmade gifts for their families this holiday season. We especially loved these special "handmade" ornaments that Ms. Toia & Mrs. Rachel made with their kids in PS4. What a special gift to remember how small and sweet little hands were when they were 3! Great job ladies and children.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Learning About Hanukkah

Today we had a visit from a friend to teach us about Hanukkah and all the traditions that are celebrated with this holiday. She read some stories to us about the Menorah which holds 8 candles. Then she talked to us about the wooden Dreidel game and gave each child one to take home. She mentioned traditional foods that are served, like the latke hashbrown and even gave us all doughnuts! It is wonderful that we have such devoted parents to take the time to teach these children about the Jewish holiday and the Mitzvah, which means a "good deed".

Friday, December 4, 2015

Big Week at AOHV!

We had a great week after our long Thanksgiving break! The scholastic book fair was here all week with new Christmas stories and gifts for the kids and they loved it! We had a canned food drive this week and we really appreciate the kindness of our families for those in need this holiday season. Our staff is doing a wonderful job with sweet holiday souvenirs for parents! Check out these great pictures from Mrs. Toia & Mrs. Rachel's PS4 class. We would like to also extend a special thank you to The Tant Family for buying our entire staff subway lunch today, and for giving us our first Christmas card this year! Have a great weekend everyone!