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					From the Director’s Desk: Aliza Oliveros                                                                DISABILITY
As we prepare for the holiday season ahead, the staff at Webb                                  Juanita Peña, Coordinator
County Head Start wishes to extend a warm                                 There are children who have a disability or a combination of disabili-
invitation for you to volunteer your time in the classroom.               ties that make learning or other activities difficult.
I would like to thank the parents, staff and consultants that             It is important to recognize these children. With proper interventions,
participated in the Local Self-Assessment on October 8 - 16.              every child can reach his or her full potential.
Whatever your level of parental involvement in our program, we            Early diagnosis and attention can help the special-needs child become
appreciate your support of our program and your child’s education.        self- sufficient. Medical care, therapy and education may prevent
                                                                          disabilities from becoming more severe, build on a child's strengths,
Durante las preparaciones para los días de fiesta, el personal de Head    and maintain the child's pride and self-esteem.
Start del Condado de Webb les extiende una cordial invitación a ser       Please bring all reports such as: health records, evaluations and share
voluntario en la clase de su niño/a.                                      your observations with your child's teacher.
Gracias a todos los padres, personal, y consultantes que activamente      Learn how you can help, remember you are your child's first & most
participaron en la asesoría del programa durante el 8 al 16 de            important teacher.
Octubre.                                                                                        SERVICIOS ESPECIALES
                                                                           Hay algunos niños/as que tienen una necesidad especial o una combi-
                                                                          nación de necesidades de incapacidad que afecta el aprendizaje o su
                EDUCATION CORNER                                          participación en algunas actividades.
         Estela Salazar, Director of Education                            Es importante reconocer a estos niños/as, para intervenir con el cui-
      Juana Maria Martinez, Education Coordinator                         dado y educación y que cada niño/a alcance su desarrollo apropiado.
                                                                          Cuidado medico, terapia y educación pueden prevenir que las necesi-
Ideas for Helping Preschoolers Ages 3 and 4 Get Ready to Read             dades especiales se agraven y aumentaran las fuerzas del niño/a man-
Among other ideas, the following may be helpful to you:                   tener el orgullo y su auto estima.
                                                                          Favor de traer todos los reportes, archivos de salud, resultados de
 Keep up the conversations, book-sharing and trips to the library.
                                                                          exámenes y comparta esa información con la maestra del niño/a.
    Look for alphabet books and books of poems and rhymes.
                                                                          Recuerde que ustedes son los primeros y más importante maestros de
 Point out letters and simple, familiar words in books and signs.         sus niños/as.
 Help your child read his name, and help him write it with crayons                       Parent’s Brag Corner:
     or magnetic letters.
                                                                          CONGRATS: RUSSELL TERRACE Traveling plaque winners!
 Encourage him to tell you stories, to put happenings into a logical      LITTLE PALOMINOS– Special “Thank you” parents that have volunteer at
                                                                          the center, -Fabiola Solis, Christina Davila, Adriana Flores,Veronica Mendez,
     order.                                                               Tany Cantu, moms that made the meatball for Friday lunch and the ones that
 Read books and sing songs with rhymes. Play rhyming games. For           made the Halloween Jamaica possible !
     instance, as you are reading or singing, stop before a rhyming       Special Thanks to the following parents for participating and preparing
     word and ask your child to fill in the blank.                        2000 eyeball meat balls! Thanks staff for encouraging parents!!
                                                                          Sierra Vista-Rosalie Castilleja, Brenda Rodriquez, Berta Martinez, Arlina
 Let your child see you enjoying reading books.                           Martinez, Sylvia Pacheco, Gloria Muniz, Annette Rodriquez, Cristina Fernandez
Ideas para ayudar a los niños en edad preescolar de 3 a 4 años a          Villa Alegre-Monssy Hiracheta, Esperanza Betance, Leticia Prada
                        prepararse para leer                              El Cenizo-Debra Duarte, Elizabeth Roman, Griselda Govea, Virginia Puente,
                                                                          and Leticia Antonio.Thanks, teachers Mrs. Saucedo, Mrs. Jimenez for encour-
 Entre otras ideas, las siguientes pueden ser de utilidad para usted:     agjng the parent to go to the conference.
    Siga conversando con su niño, compartiendo los libros y visi-         Little Folks-Leticia Antonio, Hortencia Benavides
        tando la biblioteca. Busque libros con el abecedario y libros     Meadow Acres would like to brag about our parents
                                                                          Meadow Acres-Carlos Jimenez, Roberto Sotelo, Rosa Presas, Rosa Gabriela
        con poemas y rimas infantiles.                                    Ruiz, Graciela Ramos, Erika Guerra, Sonia Pedraza, Imelda Hernandez, and
    Señale las letras y palabras sencillas y familiares en los libros y   Rosa Mendoza-Thank you parents for volunteering in the classroom, reading
        los letreros y carteles.                                          books, Nutrition activities and helped out in the evacuation drill.
                                                                          Floyd-Maria Calderon, Carmina Garcia, Myrna Salinas, Andael Ibarra,
    Ayude a su hijo a leer su nombre o escribirlo con crayones o          Fatima Garcia
       letras magnéticas.                                                 Guadalupe-Domitilla Hillberlink, Sandra Solis, Alejandra Salazar,
                                                                          Finley-Imelda Mendez, Magda Garza, Monica Farias
    Aliéntele a contarle a usted cuentos, a ordenar los sucesos de        Tatangelo I-Thanks parents-Maria Guerra, Beatriz Reynoso, & Jackie Virgen
        manera lógica.                                                    Tatangelo II-Lurdes Charo and Juan Charo, for donated/waters 2 trees and
                                                                          Elizabeth Martinez volunteers daily, & Lizette Ortega attends P. C. meetings.
    Lea libros y cante canciones con rimas. Juegue juegos con ri-         Niños Alegres-Irma Blanco, and Cynthia Gomez, T-shirt committee, thanks!
        mas. Por ejemplo, mientras lee o canta, haga una pausa an-        Floyd-Maria & Derek Vinegar, Lily Garza-decorated Main office door.
        tes de una palabra que rima y pídale a su niño que llene el       Springfield Acres-Thank you, Wesley Paderes, for Safety Halloween tips
        espacio en blanco.                                                and goody bags for 4 centers.
                                                                          Roosevelt-Mia Brizuela, Maria Infante, Dora Flores for helping at the center.
    Deje que su hijo lo observe disfrutando de la lectura.                Prada-Iddna Gamez, Maricela Coronado helping with T-shirt orders.
              PARENT INVOLVEMENT                                                               NUTRITION
                Linda M. Payle, Coordinator                                            Leticia Mendoza, Coordinator
November was Proclaimed As Fatherhood Involvement month by                                     Your Child’s weight
Webb County Judge Danny Valdez. Activities will take place:
√  Saturday  Nov.  14,  2009  Fatherhood  Conference  (Laredo  Com‐      Your doctor, nurse, or nutritionist can help you determine if
munity College South on Zapata Hwy 83) Fathers ONLY!                     your child is overweight.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  (Youth Parade will be discussed!!!)             Your child does not need to go on a “ diet,” but should change
Guest Speaker; Mr. Jesse Oliveraz                                        some habits. Even better, change the eating habits of the whole
  √ Saturday November 21, 2009  Me and My Pal Father / Father            family.
    Figure Activity (Quality Time with your Head Start Child) at all     Your child should not lose weight but should gain weight
  Head Start Centers 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sign up at your Child’s     slowly until his height catches up.
                              Classroom
                                                                         It is hard to know exactly how much your child will eat every
             Healthy Marriage Development Program:                       day because his activity and appetite change from day to day.
                             Did you know?                               Points to Remember:
   If you attend the Sat. Sessions you will get a $10.00 gas card per    As a parent, you are responsible for:
                session / 4 sessions, 4 $10.00 gas cards                 Choosing what your child eats
Attend all 4 Sats. (one month)  get a $60.00 Check                       Controlling what comes into the house
•        Free Day Care                                                   Making meals
•       Free Breakfast                                                   Regulating the timing of food and snacks
•       Free lunch                                                       Your child is responsible for:
Who can attend?                                                          How much he/she eats
Married Couples, Singles, and Adolescents (16 to 19)                     Whether he/she eats
Know of anyone getting married? If they attend the 4 sessions 
                                                                         You can help your child stay healthy by:
they will save the $70.00 for the Marriage license
                                                                         Making good food choices
For More Information Contact Cindy Garcia at 722‐5174.
                                                                         Practicing healthy eating habits
Please Identify yourself as a  Head Start Parent or friend!
Topics:
                                                                         Encouraging active play everyday
• Effective communication—Talk with each other
• Managing stress—Solve problems
• Supporting each other—Set goals for the future
• Fun and friendship—Have fun!                                           Su doctor, enfermera, o nutricionista puede determinar si su
                                                                         niño/a esta sobre peso.
                                                                         Su niño/a no tiene que ponerse en una dieta, solo cambiar su
El juez Danny Valdez proclamo noviembre el mes de En-                    manera de comer y si se puede, cambiar la manera de comer a
volvimiento Paterno/Figura Paterna. Actividades para el mes:             toda la familia.
14 de noviembre Conferencia de Varones/Figura Paterna en el              Su niño/a no debe de bajar peso, debe de súbirlo poco a poco
    Laredo Community College por la carretera 83.                        por su crecimiento.
21 de noviembre, Actividad para Padres varones o Figura-Paterna          Es difícil saber cuanta cantidad de comida va su niño/a a comer
    con su niño/niña de Head Start el sábado, en sus centros.
                                                                         por día porque su apetito cambia todos los días.
    Busquen más información en sus centros o hablen al 722-6571.
       Programa de desarrollo de matrimonio saludable:                   Puntos para recordar:
                              Sabia Usted?                               Como padre es responsable por:
   Si asiste a la sesión se la dará una tarjeta para gas de $10.00 por   Escoger lo que comen
          sesión / 4 sesiones, 4 $10.00 tarjetas para gasolina           Controlar lo que entra en la casa
Asista a 4 sábados (un mes) obtenga Cheque de $60.00                     Preparar las comidas
   Guaderia gratis                                                       Controlar la cantidad de comida y meriendas
•      Desayuno gratis
•      Almuerzo gratis                                                   Su niño/a es responsable por:
                          Quien puede asistir?                           Cuanta cantidad de comida come
Parejas casadas, solteros/as and adolecentes(16 a 19)
                                                                         Si el/ella come
Conocen a alguien que se va a casar? Si asisten a las cuatro se-
siones se ahorran los $70.00 para la licencia de matrimonio.
Para mas información llamea Cindy García at 722-5174.                    Usted puede mantener su niño/a en buena salud:
                                                                         Haciendo buenas decisiones
Que es un matrimonio saludable?
                                                                         Practicando comiendo comidas saludables
La comunicación efectiva—Hablar con su pareja
Como controlar el estrés—Solucionar problemas
                                                                         Que salgan los niños para hacer actividades como correr, cami-
Como apoyarse uno al otro—Hacer planes para el futuro                    nar, jugar cada día.
La diversión y amistad—Divertirse!
    Non TEEM          Body Parts       Senses        Emotions
Theme 3: My Body
      TEEM             My Body     The Five Senses   Movement
Theme 3: Inside and
   Outside Me
         Webb County
     Head Start Program
  Parent Committee Meetings
                                                                N ov e m b e r 2 0 0 9
         Social Service                                                    Fatherhood Involvement Month !
         Presentation:
      Domestic Violence            Sun            Mon                  Tue            Wed             Thu                Fri               Sat
Field Trip: Springfield Acres,           1                 2                   3              4                 5                6                   7
            Villa Alegre (4days)                 Little Folks          Guadalupe          Floyd      Larga Vista
            Roosevelt                            Villa Alegre         Sierra Vista        Finley   Springfield A.
Happy Birthday Head Start
        Staff !
                                         8                 9                 10             11                12               13    Fatherhood   14
                                                  Russell T.             J. Garcia    El Cenizo      Meadow A.        Administration Involvement
                                                                                                                                     Conference at
                                               Magic Corner         Jorge O. DLG     Tatangelo I      Roosevelt            Meeting L.C.C. South Zapata Hwy
3 / Juan Martinez
                                                                     * Parent Ex                                         8:30 a.m. Only for Fathers / Father—
3 / Sylvia Guzman
                                                                        Meeting                                                      figures   Sorry No Children!
5 / Blanca Valle
7 / Ma. G. Martinez
9 / Diana Alcaraz
                                         15              16                  17             18                19               20   Fatherhood    21
15 / Erika A. Cobos                             L. Palominos         Niños Alegres                 Policy Council                 . Activity
                                                 Tatangelo II               Prada                       10:00 a.m.                   Me & My Pal
16 / Rebecca Mead                                                                                       Main office                 at all centers with Head
16/ Estela Salazar                                                                                                                  Start child!
16 / Martina T. Gonzalez                                                                                                            9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
17 / Gloria Ann Balderrama
22 / Laura Peña                          22              23                  24             25       Happy    26               27                 28
25 / Maria Nela Chamberlain                                                             Holiday     Thanksgiving          Holiday
25 / Joe Hinojosa                                                                     No Classes      No Classes        No Classes
30 / Eliza Aranda
                                         29   Library
                                                         30
                                              Incentive Drawing:
                                                                                                   Healthy Marriage Program
                                              Eligibility;                                         For Information contact
                                              H/S students with a                                  Linda M. Payle
                                              Public Library Card
                                              Don’t Delay! Get
                                                                                                   Or Belen Cisneros
                                              One Now!!!                                           At 722-6571
                 Mon                                          Tues                                           Wed                                         Thu                                           Fri
2B Milk 6 oz. biscuit 1 melted American      3B- Milk 6oz. Honey Nut Cherrios 1           4B Milk 6oz. Beans & cheese 1/4 c. Wheat     5-B Milk 6 oz. Rice Krispies 1 red apple    6B-Milk 6oz. Whole Wheat Pan Cake 1 ,
Cheese 1/2 slice Red apple 1                 banana L Milk 6 oz. Weiner with Pinto        tortilla 1/2 Orange 1                        1                                           Orange 1 syrup 1
L Milk6 oz. Baked chicken thighs 1 broc-     beans 1/2 c. Wheat bread 1/2 slice Green     L-Milk 6oz. , Chicken salad 1/4 c. Wheat                                                 L–Milk 6 oz. . Grilled chicken 1 Chicken
coli cuts 1/4 c. Mexican Rice 1/4 c. Fresh   beans 1/4 c.                                 crackers 6 Apricots 1/4 c Pickle spears 4    L-Milk 6 oz. Meat ball 4 spaghetti w        broth gravy slice buttered broccoli Nor-
Orange 1/4 c.                                Fruit Cocktail 1/4 c.                        S– Milk 4 oz. Fresh Fruit salad 1/2 c        marinara sauce 1/4 c. Fruit cocktail        mandy 1/4 c. pineapple tidbits. 1/4 c. Maca-
S– Cheese stick 1 oz. Wheat crackers 6       S- Teddy Grahams 1 pkg. Orange Juice 4                                                    with jello 1/3 Carrot sticks with low fat   roni with cheese 1/4 c.
Water 4 oz.                                  oz.                                                                                       ranch dressing 1 pkg.                       S- banana 1 Milk 4 oz.
                                                                                                                                       S– Teddy Grahams .5 oz. Orange Juice
                                                                                                                                       4 oz..
Tuesday’s Breakfast will be sent today                                                                                                 Thursday’s Breakfast will be sent to-
                                                                                                                                       day
9B                                           10 BMilk 6 oz. Honey nut Cherrios 1          11 BMilk 6 oz. Pan Cake syrup 1 diced      12                                            13
2 B-Milk 6 oz.,,french Toast 1, syrup 1      banana                                       peaches 1/2 c.                             B Milk 6 oz. Cherrios 1 banana 1              B-Milk 6 oz. French Toast 1 sl Syrup 1 1
Diced pears 1/2                              L-Milk 6 oz. Cubed beef 1/4 c. broccoli      L– Milk 6 oz. .breaded chicken patty 1     L-Milk 6 oz. Spahetti w/ ground beef 1/2      diced peaches 1/2 c.
L-Milk 6 oz. Fish sticks 3 1/2 c             1w cheese sauce 1/4 c,. 1/4 c. orange        white gravy. carrots1/4 c. Country roll 1  c                                             L-Milk 6 oz. –Chicken nuggets (4 ketchup 1
L Chciken 1/2 slice wheat bread RT/MC        wedges 1/2                                   Fruit cocktail 1/4 coz.                    Mixed vegetables 1/4 c.                       1.
peas 1/4c. Apricot 1/4                       Wheat bread 1/2 slice                        S– teddy grahams 1 cream cheese 1 . Orange Fresh Orange 1/2                              Peas 1/4 c. Sliced Apricot 1/4 c.
S-Orange Juice 4 oz., corn nachos 1 oz.      S-Oatmeal cookie 1 Orange Juice 4oz.         juice 4 oz..                               S-Fresh Pear 1 Milk 4 oz.                     .
Cheese sauce 1/4c.                           .                                                                                       Thursday’s Breakfast will be sent to-         S– Nachos .5 (3/4 cup) cheese sauce 1/4 c.
Tuesday’s Breakfast will be sent today                                                                                               day                                           Orange Juice 4 oz
16                                           17B-Milk 6 oz. Corn Flakes 1 banana 1        18B-Milk 6 oz.– corn Flakes 1, banana 1      19B-Milk 6 oz., banana 1 Cherrios 1         20Milk 6 oz. Whole Wheat Pan cake 1.
B– Milk 6oz. Pan Cake 1 Fresh Orange 1       L-Italian food -Milk 6oz., ground meat /w    L- Milk 6 oz. Diced Chicken with vermi-                                                  Fresh Orange 4 oz. Syrup 1/2
L-Milk 6oz. Salisbury steak 1 with beef      Maraniara sauce/ spaghetti ½ c green         celli and slice squash 1/2 broccoli 1/4 c.   L-Milk 6oz. Salibury steak gravy 1/2 c.     L Thanksgiving Luncheon
broth                                        beans 1/4 c. pineapple tidbits 1/4c.         Fresh Orange 1.                              diced peaches w/ cherries 1/4c 4 c. Whole   Milk 6 oz. Turkey 2 oz.. Corn 1/4 c. Apri-
Apricots with pineapple 1/4c Macaroni        S– Orange Juice 4 oz, Cheese Goldfish 1      Nutrition Activity                           grain crackers 4 vanilla pudding 1/4 c.     cots w pineapple 1/4 c. Mashed potatoes
1/4c                                         oz.                                          Orange Fruit ME                              Diced Carrots                               1/4c. Turkey Gravy Wheat bread 1/2 sl. .
Green beans 1/4 c.                                                                        Orange 1/2 seedless grapes 1/4 c (9)         S-. Teddy Grahams .5 oz. Orange Juice
S wheat crackers 6 orange juice 4oz.                                                      Raisin 2 Marachino cherry 1                  4 oz.                                       S- Golden Apple 1 s-Milk 4 oz.
Tuesday’s Breakfast will be sent today                                                    Wheat crackers 6 Water 4 oz.                 Thursday’s Breakfast will be sent to-
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23B-Milk 6oz. Egg/bacon breakfast buddy      24B-Milk 6oz. Cherrios Cereal 1, banana      Center’s Closed                              Holiday                                     Holiday
1, Fresh Golden Apple 1/2 Fresh Red          1.,
Apple 1/2 c                                  L-Milk 6 0z. Diced chicken 1/4 c. ver-
L–Milk 6 oz. Meat Loaf 1.slice with          macelli 1/4 c. peas 1/4 c fresh Orange 1/4
gravy Diced carrots 1/4 c, Mashed pota-      c.
toes 1/4 c. pineapple tidbits. 1/4 c.         S– Fresh Golden Apple 1 Milk 4 0z..
S- Orange juice 4 oz. Teddy grahams 1
Tuesday’s Breakfast will be sent today
30 B Milk 6 oz. Whole Grain Pan Cake 1
(401336) syrup 1 Golden Apple 1
L-Milk 6 oz. ground beef 1/4 c New Food
Item Brown Rice 1/4 (654140) Mixed
vegetables 1/4 c. 1/4 c. Diced Peaches 1/4
c.
S-Oatmeal cookie 1. Orange Juice 4 oz.
Tuesday’s Breakfast will be sent today