- Friday, June 27, 2014
I can think of no better way to begin this week’s column than by wishing a very Happy Birthday to Doris Dickinson, who celebrated the big 103 on June 26.
- Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Children’s Adventure Center (CAC) is planning a “get to know us” event on Saturday, June 7, to showcase its spruced up playground, a bright Sunshine Room, and a new “Joy of Books” Library recently donated by The Rotary Club of Newtown. The event will take place from 11 am until 1 pm.
Board members and parents will be serving a free lunch consisting of children’s: pizza, salad and wraps, as well as ice cream and watermelon. Plenty of parking is available in the school lot at 14 Riverside Road.
- Thursday, February 6, 2014
The Children’s Adventure Center, Riverside Road, on Wednesday, January 29, accepted a work of art sent to the town in memory of the first anniversary of 12/14. Given by the school community of the Guadalupe Regional Middle School (GRMS) and the city of Brownsville, Texas, the simple painting is meant to convey the theme of children’s never-ending play, according to GRMS art teacher, Jennifer Rose.
- Friday, January 17, 2014
To the Editor:
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Newtown resident Ray Sipherd, who wrote scripts for the television program Sesame Street for 17 years, was featured as the first storyteller on Saturday, November 16, in the Children’s Adventure Center’s new program known as Sandy Hook Bookworms.
Mr Sipherd read from storybooks to a group of young children and their parents in a well-lit, brightly colored space at the center known as The Sunshine Room.
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
(NOTE, November 11, 2013: This story has been corrected to properly reflect the background of Ray Sipherd, the guest reader for November 16.)
The Children’s Adventure Center is opening its new library of children’s books, known as “The Joy of Books,” to all area preschool children.
- Friday, July 26, 2013
HARTFORD — The state’s Bond Commission announced on Friday, July 26, its approval of $100,000 in grants for upgrades to school security at the Children’s Adventure Center (CAC).
Children’s Adventure Center Board of Directors Chair Mae Schmidle said she applied for the grant a few months ago, and this is the second grant received by the center since it was first built.
- Friday, July 26, 2013
HARTFORD— The state’s Bond Commission announced on Friday, July 26, its approval of $100,000 in grants for upgrades to school security at The Children’s Adventure Center (CAC).
“This is a great day for more than the Children’s Adventure Center. This grant is also a strong statement about Connecticut’s and the Office of Early Childhood’s commitment to our state’s most valuable natural resource, our children,” said State Rep Mitch Bolinsky (R-106).
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
The sound of a bell being tolled rang out across the playground at Children’s Adventure Center on Tuesday, July 23. It marked the arrival of a wooden train playscape, which is the culmination of many fundraising efforts.
Sitting at the helm of the newly installed wooden train, Justin Sims, grandson of Children’s Adventure Center Director Judy Sims, rang a bell hanging near the steering wheel, as students inside the preschool walked out to see the newest addition to the center’s playground.
- Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Splashes of red, white and blue brought Old Glory a little Young Glory on Wednesday, July 3, as children at the Children’s Adventure Center waved miniature flags and held the too-big Uncle Sam hats in place before a quick parade. Avery Huber-Burnett, first in line, led classmates outside.
Teachers Marie Bonanno and Judi Yin played “God Bless America” as classes marched behind them. Before the music and parade began, students gathered to show off crafts they had made included red, white, and blue necklaces and handmade flags.