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POP Question
of the Month

What kind of church-sponsored activity would inspire you to invite a friend?

Please email your responses to popquery@gmail.com

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Summertime Science and Nature!

We at the preschool are pleased to announce that we will be extending our school year to offer Early Adventures, our summer science and nature program. We are offering one week programs that will focus on themes like, Dig, Plant, GROW!, Creepy Crawlies, Mad Scientist Week, Composting and Worms, and more! Children will enjoy our nature playscape. Chipmunk Hollow from 9:00 - 12:30 for exploring, experimenting, creating, gardening, movement and more! Our summer program will run Monday - Friday from July 3 - August 11. If you know a young scientist or naturalist between the ages of 3 and 7, send them to http://princeofpeacepreschoolnj.org/summer-vacation-programs/ for more information!  Kim DiMauro


The preschool is participating the Northern Valley Earth Day Festival on April 22nd. Sculptures will be made from recycled materials. Please help us collect the following materials: Styrofoam meat trays, toilet & paper towel tubes, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, caps & lids from bottles and jars, pieces of PVC pipe and fitting (new only) scrap wood, spools, buttons, shells, cereal boxes, egg cartons, cans that are not sharp on the inside, CD’s screws, nuts, washers, berry baskets, small plastic containers (like the ones fruit salad come in).

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Taking Healthy steps to Success!
Prince of Peace Preschool has joined a Collaborative community of learners that will connect our school with other educators in New Jersey for the purpose of engaging in making healthy change. This collaborative is possible through a federally supported grant and is part of the Michelle Obama “Let’s Move” initiative. Over the next year, I will be attending meetings which will help me facilitate healthy change with the staff and our preschool families. We will also be forming a committee consisting of staff, parents and board members. The purpose of the committee is to make a quality improvement plan with a timeline of implementing the improvements. In the next few weeks, I will be starting an educational area by the back door which will post health tips, exercise ideas, recipes and ways to stay healthy. This board is not just good for preschoolers; it is also good for congregation members! I am very excited to make some healthy change and I hope you will be too!

Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke? Remember The 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R.
A neurologist said that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (coherently-- e.g. It is sunny out today.)
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

And… Stick out Your Tongue ...
Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked,' if it goes to one side or the other, this is also an indication of a stroke.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

Facts About the Homeless
  • There has been a rapid increase in the number of homeless people caused by a weak economy and cuts in federal aid.

  • The homeless population is largely made up of adult men, but the proportion of women, children and youth has steadily increased.

  • Homeless individuals are often estranged from family and other social networks-1/3 are chronically mentally ill-1/2 are substance abusers.

  • Today's homeless, however, are mostly non-white, relatively young (middle 30s) and include a large number of women and children-1/3 are veterans.

  • 28% of homeless clients report that they sometimes or often do not get enough to eat. 29% also report abuse or neglect in childhood from someone in their household.

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