Happy New Year to all our friends from around the country! Thank you to all of you who donated so generously in 2015, especially around Christmas. Because of you we were able to give many children warm clothes, educational toys, sweet treats, and books. We had so many donations that we were able to share with Head Start, Jonestown Elementary School pre-school, and another child care in town. God is good!
Thanks, too, for those of you who donate through our PayPal account.
This spring we will host Baby University again, a nine-week class for parents focusing on issues of concern: potty training, discipline, nutrition, child abuse, early learning, etc. It was successful last year and parents have asked for it again. Thanks to MGM Grand Foundation and our friends from St. John Vianney Catholic Church on Vashon Island Washington, my sister Jenny’s parish, for supporting our young parents and families.
Montessori and toddler children were so happy to come back after their two week vacation over Christmas. Most of the two year olds can identify colors and count to ten. Montessori children are starting to identify and read three letter words. The staff is working hard to get the children ready for the next phase of their educational journey.
For those of you who shop on Amazon, the Family Center is now a designated charity on Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to a registered charity. Just go to http://smile.amazon.com , list the Jonestown Family Center as your charity, and shop away!
Gratefully, in Christ,
Sr. Teresa Shields and staff of the Jonestown Family Center