acc moms group newsletter january/february 2012 deployed spouse valentine dinner o nce again the poa sponsored a valentines evening event for the deployed spouses in the neighborhood hosted by raewyn with the help of jamie darling and her children caitlyn and james pizza was served followed by ice cream and cupcakes it was a nice time to socialize and visit while kids played board games and colored with thanks also to charlene fuller mindy prouty paula rowe and jennifer johnson spouses all received a gift bag and the kids went home with a goody bags thanks to the poa for recognizing these ladies and their sacrifices this valentines day valentine cookie decorating his year s annual valentine cookie decoration event took place on saturday february 11th at the patriot hall with approximately 30 participants of all ages everyone had a great time decorating large sugar cookie hearts with pink and white icing and a load of candy big thank you to the hostesses cori ferraro mandy ralph toni mcnulty t acc mom s group events march easter egg hunt if you have an event to schedule please post it on the acc moms group website and calendar 1
january/february 2012 spotlight on nicole r name age nicole robey 27 favorite wine pinot grigio favorite kind of music i love 80 s music where were you favorite artist song foreigner born washington dc favorite tv show the oc guilty pleasure where have you lived virginia kentucky college north carolina favorite movie of all time the princess bride favorite website amazon.com last book you read i recently finished john saul s second child now i m reading the girl with the dragon tattoo stieg larsson family pets none and healthy sleep habits happy child marc weisswhat do/did you bluth do for work now what is your dream vacation time money no object or before you attending all of the tennis grand slams us open wimblewere a mom i was a school psychologist and now i m a stay-at-home don french open australian open and meeting roger federer mom what is your worst fashion mistake i m sure i ve made several but high-water pants come to mind do you have any body art piercings/tattoos just earrings favorite color purple favorite restaurant the mash house favorite pizza topping mushrooms favorite food okra what do you plan to do when your kids are older and in school go back to work as a school psychologist i d eventually like to get my ph.d in school psychology and open a private practice acc events january 2 book club 7 bunko 10 poa advisory meeting 14 wine tasting 16 women s club meeting february 4 5th annual acc 5k/10k fun run 4 bunko 5 super bowl party 6 book club 11 wine tasting 14 poa advisory meeting 20 women s club meeting 2
january/february 2012 spotlight on cori f name age favorite wine italian reds cori ferraro favorite kind of music almost all types of music but not thirty somea fan of techno or country thing favorite artist song don t have just one favorite but i where were am partial to lenny kravitz steve perry and alicia keys you born favorite tv show formerly sex and the city rescue where have me and curb your enthusiasm currently modern family revenge and glee you lived illinois so california france hawaii korea d.c favorite movie of all time i love movies cannot pick just one a few favorites are wall-e antonia s line and family pets none most recently midnight in paris what do/did you do for work now or before you were a favorite website no favorite but very thankful for mom attorney entertainment industry prior to law diapers.com and amazon what is your worst fashion mistake last book you read currently reading the marriage plot pinstriped jeans and baggy sweaters just finished battle hymn of the tiger mother do you have any body art piercings/tattoos what is your dream vacation time money no object nothing unusual a year traveling around the world several months in favorite color depends whether i am wearing it or not europe staying at some of the world s finest hotels living to wear pinks blues black white love yellow in with the locals and spending some time doing homes philanthropic work in developing countries favorite restaurant can t pick a favorite but chicago cuisine is the best i ve tasted what do you plan to do when your kids are older and in favorite pizza topping the sauce second only to a good school possibly begin non-profit work for the benefit of women and children possibly return to law possibly start deep-dish crust favorite food dark chocolate salt vinegar potato chips my own business and really good fruit not necessarily together illinois harnett county pat events march no events have been scheduled at this time for more information about the harnett county pat program please call 910 814-6050 or www.harnett.org/coop/parents-asteachers.asp 3
january/february 2012 choosing a preschool what to consider adapted from the article by danielle wood at www.education.com according to the u.s department of education preschool plays a large role in later academic success children in high quality preschools display better language cognitive and social skills than children who attended low so how important is this it turns out very quality programs they have longer attention those crayons and pipe cleaners may look innospans stronger social abilities and better lancent enough but how and where they re introguage and math skills well into their elementary duced can have long-reaching ramifications school careers in fact 20 or 30 odd years after he moment has arrived your little baby has sprouted wings and is ready to leave the nest at least for a few hours preschool looms on the horizon preschool listed in alphabetical order first school phone 910 483-0146 director susan dunn miles from acc clubhouse 21.86 haymont united methodist church preschool phone 910 484-5646 director eileen hatch miles from acc clubhouse 19.94 kids under construction phone 910 822-3800 director angie cooperider miles from acc clubhouse 14.80 liberty baptist preschool phone 910 497-5315 director iona barger and donna shupe miles from acc clubhouse 4.65 peace presbyterian preschool phone 910 488-5456 director jeanine cotton miles from acc clubhouse 19.40 st andrews academy phone 910 488-5961 director gulie bullard asst director sherrie broglin miles from acc clubhouse 15.49 st john s episcopal church preschool phone 910 678-8884 director donnie winston miles from acc clubhouse 22.10 st patrick s catholic school phone 910 323-1865 contact karen fitzpatrick miles from acc clubhouse 21.80 registration date t they ve put down their wooden blocks and stepped away from the sand table they re still reaping the benefits they re more likely to graduate from high school more likely to hold high paying jobs even more likely to own their own house while most schools offer some amount of circle time and finger-paint they are not all the same here s how to sort through the preschool tuition mom s morning out $65.00 per day 2 day classes per week $110.00/month 3 day classes per week $145.00/month 4 day classes per week $175.00/month 5 day classes per week $205.00/month 2 day classes per week $111.00/month 3 day classes per week $165.00/month 4 day classes per week $218.00/month 5 day classes per week $277.00/month 1 day classes per week $80.00 /month 2 day classes per week $135.00/month 3 day classes per week $200.00/month 4 day classes per week $220.00/month 5 day classes per week $250.00/month registration fee starts february 2012 $75.00 for mom s morning out $100.00 for preschool starts february 2012 $100.00 starts march 2012 there is a discount during the month of march $35.00 for mom s morning out $75.00 for preschool $45.00 supply fee on-going $40.00 for fall semester $40.00 for spring semester 3 day classes per week $120.00/month starts february 2012 $75.00 2 day classes per week $120.00/month 3 day classes per week $165.00/month 5 day classes per week $240.00/month starts march 2012 1 day classes per week $85.00 /month $75.00 2 day classes per week $140.00/month resource fee equal to one months 3 day classes per week $195.00/month tuition 4 day classes per week $235.00/month 5 day classes per week $270.00/month parent s morning out $70.00 per day 2 day classes per week $130.00/month 3 day classes per week $165.00/month 5 day classes per week $230.00/month starts january 2012 $75.00 $50.00 supply fee starts march 2012 $50.00 $125.00 supply fee 2 day classes per week $161.00/month 3 day classes per week $225.00/month 4
january/february 2012 mumbo jumbo and pick the right place for your child get real a major part of young development is testing boundaries ask how the school deals with behavior such as hitting or biting ask how they deal with conflict it s important that you agree with a school s disciplinary approach and trust their judgment 4 nutrition does the school provide lunch and/or snacks or will you pack them from home if they supply the goods ask what they serve pretzels and cheese cubes or cookies and milk if your child has food allergies make sure they can ensure their safety baby growing on a tree before 6 visiting does the school have an open door policy can parents visit at any time or are there set days for observation 7 safety how does the school ensure student safety how do they keep track of pickups at the end of the day what to consider 1 credentials most preschools are privately run that means they make their own rules make sure the schools you are considering employ teachers that have earned early childhood education degrees ask if the school itself is accredited 2 hours there s a difference between day care and preschool preschool programs tend to be shorter and more structured decide your needs and look for a program that correlates 3 discipline we all hope to raise perfect angels but let s 8 philosophy more brain development occurs in the first five years of life than at any point thereafter educators have different views and approaches even as early 5 look at the art a picture is worth a thousand words as the preschool years some schools are completely so look at what s hanging on the walls does everything play based others have kids as young as three or four look the same is all the crayon within the lines some tracing numbers and letters to prepare them for kinderschools emphasize facts trees are green others garten it all comes down to learning style encourage imagination interesting i ve never seen a days mom s morning out 6 months to 24 months monday friday young 2 born march 1 to august 30 tuesday/thursday old 2 born august 31 to april 30 monday/wednesday/friday 3 year old classes tuesday/thursday or monday/wednesday/friday 4 year old classes monday/wednesday/friday monday thursday or monday friday 2 year old classes tuesday/thursday or monday/wednesday/friday 3 year old classes tuesday/thursday or monday/wednesday/friday 4 year old classes monday/wednesday friday monday thursday or monday friday depending on interest lunch bunch lunch bunch available monday through friday for 2 3 and 4 year olds for $15.00 per day per month extra info www.firstprez.com/firstschool visitors welcomed 9:30am 11:30am additional classes chapel lunch bunch available on monday through fridays for $12.00 per session www.haymountumc.com click on the preschool link visitors welcomed additional classes chapel and music www.loveservereach.com click on ministries tab click on kuc visitors always welcomed additional classes chapel spanish sign language agriculture and music www.libertybaptistchurch.com children must be 3 by august 31st and completely potty trained visitors welcomed mom s morning out must be 1 by august 30 monday wednesday and friday all other ages open monday through friday you can pick the days young 3 and old 3 classes available lunch bunch available on wednesdays and thursdays for $3.00 per session 3 year old classes tuesday/wednesday/thursday 4 year old classes tuesday/wednesday/thursday n/a 2 year old classes tuesday/thursday 3 year old classes monday/wednesday/friday 4 year old classes monday friday 1 year old classes friday 2 year old classes monday/wednesday or tuesday/thursday 3 year old classes tuesday/thursday or monday/wednesday/friday 4 year old classes tuesday/wednesday/thursday monday thursday or monday friday · all classes dependent on interest parent s morning out 6 months to 24 months monday wednesday friday 2 year old classes tuesday/thursday or monday/wednesday/friday 3 year old classes monday/wednesday/friday 4 year old classes monday friday www.peace-presbyterian.com lunch bunch available monday click on preschool link thursday for $5.00 per session additional classes chapel sign language and computers lunch bunch available monday/tuesday/wednesday for 4 year olds and 3 year olds for $5.00 per session www.standrewsfayetteville.org click on the preschool link always open for visitors between 9:15 am 11:30 am additional classes chapel www.preschoolstjohns.com lunch bunch available mondayemail thursday for $10.00 per day per firstname.lastname@example.org month additional classes chapel www.stpatrickschoolnc.org visitors are welcomed anytime but try and avoid 8:00 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm due to drop-off lunch and pick-up 3 year old classes tuesday/thursday 9:00 am 12:00 pm 4 year old classes monday/wednesday/friday 8:00 am 11:00 am or 12:00 pm 3:00 pm n/a 5
january/february 2012 deployed spouses urrently we have a number of moms in the community whose spouses are deployed reach out to our fellow moms lisa busa bonnie hernandez lori johnson shawna nienhaus leanne reyes welcome home clete goetz chris legrand c if you are a deployed spouse and your name is not listed please email beth bedwell meal train update t he anderson creek moms group had two new additions since the last newsletter congratulations to new moms myesha davis and kim weaver and a big thank you to the moms that delivered meals to the new moms and families myesha davis meal train moms were raewyn galloway stacy grantham kim weaver meal train moms were mandy ralph jenny hartsock toni mcnulty thank you again for donating your time and a meal to a new mom for more information about meal trains please contact nichole lang or kerri eldridge congratulations mommies myesha davis on baby taylor kim weaver on baby joseph tyler cape fear botanical garden http www.capefearbg.org c time presented in partnership with cumberland county public library is held monthly on the first or third saturday and first tuesday of the month each month they explore a different natural science theme appropriate for ages 2 to 6 but all ages are welcome registration is required for the program and the sessions fill up quickly call the office 910 486the garden has several programs 0221 ext 27 to reserve a spot the offered to adults and a free program next topic is titled signs of spring and will be held tuesday march 6 offered to preschoolers nature and saturday march 10 you can tales the popular story and craft ape fear botanical garden is located on 77 acres nestled between the cape fear river and cross creek just two miles from downtown fayetteville founded in 1989 the garden now boasts more then 2,000 varieties of ornamental plants and has several specialty gardens including camellia daylily and hosta gardens 6 find a complete schedule on the cape fear botanical garden s website under the events and programs tab the web address is listed above the cape fear botanical garden is open monday saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm admission costs $8 for adults 1 discount with military i.d and $2.50 for children 6-12 children 5 and under are free for visitors with disabilities the garden offers golf cart guided tours a reservation with 48hour notice is required.
january/february 2012 member side notes · raewyn is still collecting plastic grocery bags for the buddy backpack program she really appreciate those who have been dropping off bags of bags on her front porch they are appreciated especially those commissary bags that seem to hold stronger than most others keep it up look for acc fitness friends on facebook it is a page dedicated to fitness activities here in our neighborhood make sure you click the like button the girl scout troops of anderson creel club are still selling girl scout cookies until march 11th please contact beth bedwell or kahne grimson to order any last minute boxes · · food corner by kerri eldridge upcoming acc events ake sure you mark your 2012 calendars for the upcoming anderson creek club property owners association social events february 4 overhills run february 5 super bowl party march easter egg hunt april earth day may spring fling july 4 july 4 celebration august tbd teen pool party october fall festival december 8 breakfast with santa december 31 new year s eve party t ired of the same grilled chicken but don t want to spend a long time making a sauce this easy to make balsamic glaze is perfect as everything is combined in the same saucepan and takes about 10 minutes from start to finish add it to your vegetables top off your steak or use it in place of tomato sauce on your pizza sweet balsamic glaze ¼ cup red wine ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon butter heat all ingredients until liquid is half and glaze is thick you can also omit the brown sugar if you prefer it not sweetened m mom s recipe exchange quick and easy penne vodka 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 cloves minced garlic 1 can italian diced tomatoes ¼ cup vodka ¼ cup heavy cream heat olive oil in pan sauté garlic add can of tomatoes cook about 5 minutes on medium high heat then add vodka cook another 5 minutes on high heat until alcohol burns off add heavy cream remove from heat add cooked penne pasta top with shredded parmesan cheese for questions about this recipe or food corner please contact kerri eldridge 7
january 2012 sun mon tue wed thu fri sat 1 new year s day 2 book club 3 10 poa meeting 4 11 18 25 5 12 19 26 6 13 20 27 7 bunko 8 15 22 29 january birthdays logan adams turns 2 sophia baldanza turns 4 kayla broome turns 2 cadence carlson turns 4 jackson fuller turns 2 9 16 martin luther king day 14 wine tasting 17 24 ladies night 21 28 23 30 31 charlie goetz turns 6 cayden henry turns 3 bruce hernandez turns 3 brennan hodges turns 6 sara beth lindsey turns 6 santiago lynch turns 2 andrew martin turns 9 kylen morton turns 9 sam paxton turns 6 olivia pitts turns 3 rebecca sacher turns 7 noah saunders turns 1 birthdays are taken from the acc mom s group webpage databases please add your information for your child/children to be listed february 2012 sun mon tue wed thu fri sat 1 5 12 19 26 february birthdays ray buckner ii turns 14 james counts turns 1 henry coyle turns 4 2 9 16 23 3 10 17 24 4 5th 5k/10k acc run /bunko 6 book club 7 14 valentine s day 8 15 22 29 11 wine tasting 13 20 president s day 18 25 21 28 ladies night annabelle gagliano turns 3 laila johnson turns 4 camiron koch turns 5 emory koch turns 1 27 ciara lang turns 6 sydney lindsey turns 4 emily mcaninch turns 8 brendon mcnulty turns 3 devlin mcqueen turns 4 shiloh merges turns 2 max paxton turns 4 joshua rowe turns 8 8