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

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Summertime Fun!

Grab your binoculars and splash on some sunscreen-it's finally time for Early Adventures Summer Program! Campers ages 3 - 7 will be exploring bugs, bees, solar energy, and gardening during the weeks of July 10, 17, 31, and August 7. Our Program Director, Marisa Tarateta, has been planning experiments and explorations for this science and nature summer experience.  We still have some spots available; join the fun!

On Sunday, September 3, the preschool will be hosting a Campfire Social. This is an opportunity for our new families to meet current students, teachers and our Prince of Peace family-all are welcome! Bring a chair and a stick for marshmallow roasting, and we will provide hot dogs, s'mores and maybe even a few campfire songs! Hope to see you there! n! Children will explore plants, insects, the sun's light and energy, and more in our playscape, Chipmunk Hollow. If you know of a young explorer ages 3  - 7 years, please share information about our summer program! More information can be found at http://princeofpeacepreschoolnj.org/summer-vacation-programs


Meet Lola. She’s one of the buddies that will help us learn about God’s love at the Good Shepherd / Prince of Peace VBS program “Passport to Peru!”
AUGUST 7th – 11th
9am – 12pm / Ages 3 ½ - 9
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
112 North Main Street
Pearl River, NY
(845) 735-2243
Fee $35 ( $85 max. per family)

Call the Good Shepherd or Prince of Peace office for more details and registration!

Scholarship Application
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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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