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Cinco de Mayo

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School Closed

teacher work day

Spring Break: Childcare Only!

Childcare Only

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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National Chili Day!

Chili is the ultimate people-pleaser, but it’s also the ultimate cook-off dish. Family recipes are guarded like crown jewels, and secret ingredients are never spoken of above a whisper. And the debates about what makes true chili — beans or no beans? —are fierce! But these are all part of what makes chili such an experience. When chili is being served — perhaps with some chopped onions and shredded cheese on top — everyone comes to the table.

Here is a great Recipe:

Chili Ingredients  6 SERVINGS

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 15 ounces red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 14 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

School Closed: No Childcare

School Closed: No Childcare

School Closed: No Childcare

National Pizza Day!!!

#1: Pizza Hut (31%)
#2: Papa John’s (22%)
#3: Domino’s (17%)
#4: Papa Murphy’s (10%)
#5: Little Caesar’s (8%)
#6: Sbarro (3%)
#7: Cici’s Pizza (2.8%)
#8: California Pizza Kitchen (2.8%)
#9: Round Table (2.6%)
#10: Chuck E. Cheese’s (1%)

Early Childhood Tax Form

CHMS Parents and Guardians:
You may find the attached AR1000EC form helpful when filing your taxes.  

I cannot offer any tax advice regarding this form! 🙂 

Happy Tax Season! 

Click here to download the form.

Gum Ball Day!

Children’s book author Ruth Spiro came up with the idea of National Bubble Gum Day as a way for kids to raise money for school activities without having to sell anything. On February 5, kids can “buy” the usually forbidden privilege of chewing gum in class if they make a donation of 50 cents. While there might be some distractions in class — like smacking and bubble-blowing — kids learn about the value of charity and schools make a little money for the causes they support. Oh, and kids also get one day to break the classic “no-gum” rule.

Ground Hog Day!

Groundhog Day 2021 is Punxsutawney Phil’s 135th prognostication! It has turned into a time for the country to either be happy or be mad with a rodent. Legend has it, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter are headed our way. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, supposedly spring will come early.

The groundhog tradition comes from Candlemas Day with early Christians in Europe. Clergy would bless candles and pass them to the people. An old English song says similar things to our current groundhog statements:

If  Candlemas be fair and bright,

Come, Winter, have another flight;

If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,

Go Winter, and come not again.

Supposedly, the Romans brought this tradition to the Germans that concluded if the sun made an appearance on Candlemas Day, an animal would cast a shadow, thus predicting more winter.

Since Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers were Germans and they found groundhogs to resemble the European hedgehog, the tradition moves to groundhogs in America.