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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CNC April 2011 Newsletter

Well...I have been trying to figure out how to post our most recent CNC Newsletter here. I have not figured it out. The newsletter is in a PDF file. Does anyone know how?

 Technology is wonderful, but today it has me frustrated. Imagine me....sitting at the computer.....pulling my hair out......not a pretty picture.

I will keep trying and hopefully I will figure this out as I would like to post it as many places as people might see it. For now...sign up with us budine@erving.com to receive an email version or a hard copy delivered by the US Mail service.

I will keep you updated! Meanwhile I am looking forward to our trip to the Holyoke Children's Museum on Thursday!

Friday, March 25, 2011

CNC, RFP, EEC, CFCE, Union #28

All these acronyms can make your mind spin and your mouth stumble!
I have spent this week finishing up our CFCE (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) renewal grant RFP (Request for Proposal)  to EEC (Department of Early Education and Care) so we will hopefully be able to continue our CNC (Community Network for Children) programming in the Union #28 Communities (Erving, Leverett, New Salem, Shutesbury, Wendell).
Thank you to all who assisted in the thoughts, plans and discussion around this years application. We will keep you informed of our funding and continuing plans.
I hope to enjoy the weekend with family and spend some time outside.

I think I will end with another WORDLE. Have you made one yet? This WORDLE uses the language in the RFP (see above for a reminder) that describes the PRIORITIES of the CFCE grant.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Snowy Monday....the first full day of Spring

Monday started with the threat of snow (BUT SPRING JUST STARTED!). I will admit I am not a winter 'person'. I do long for the buds of spring and the snow to melt away to show the crocuses popping up in the sunny spots in the yard. How do we make it through these last weeks of winter weather in New England? I purchase bouquets of daffodils...just to brighten the day, a guilty treat. What do you do to brighten your day? Or maybe you enjoy these last days of snowfall?
Come join us at our CNC programs and events. Get out of the house and play at our playgroups and read and sing at our story hours. Visit with friends and meet someone new!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Wordle

I played around with Wordle today using part of our CNC Council's Mission Statement. It is interesting to see the words out of 'context'.
If you would like to create a Wordle: Link to Wordle

I think this would be a wonderful way to create a special card or gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day or any special person. Have a child in your life create a list of words about the person the gift is for and enter the words into the Wordle creator and what to see the magic it creates!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Check out this link: Community Network for Children

Check out our CNC Website and let us know what you think. Are there links we should add?
Community Network for Children

A day of sunshine and technology

Today we are learning about many interesting and fun tools to use on the computer with our colleagues and children. The sun is shining and the air is warm.....hard to stay focused!
What are you up to today!