Local Moms, Jess Roy is a mom of autistic twins who are non verbal and 8. She has decided to open a autism and sensory store to help her sons and the community. Piecing it Together will host their GRAND OPENING on March 31, 2019 at 9am!
The store will cater to children with ADHD, autism and many other needs. They will also have resources such as GPS bracelets, a special needs photographer, a horse back riding company for therapy, special needs fishing charters, and fun events in the future like paint nights etc. They will offer a lot of different sensory items and toys and have connected with Edaville regarding their sensory weekend.
They want parents to know they can shop or find info and not worry if your child has a meltdown. They get it and live it too. So stop on by and check out this amazing new resource!
Jess can be contacted at: (774) 419-2497. The store is located at 171 Marion Road in Wareham. And you can visit the website here: https://www.piecingittogether1.com/
This week the Cape Kids Cast continues to explore National Literacy Month by attending Literacy Night at a local school. They explored different games and activities that kids can do at home with their parents. They also met local author, Michelle Cusolito who wrote "Flying Deep", a story about ALVIN. It is important to make literacy connections within every day life. Not only does it help encourage literacy skills but it also helps children bridge the gap
between school and the world.
Special thanks to the North Falmouth Elementary PTO for having us join them! And special thanks to Michelle Cusolito for her reading of "Flying Deep".
Falmouth Families, Community & Safety First Group Makes $1500 Donation to Morse Pond School for Outdoor Classroom
For Immediate Release:
"We were thrilled that on Monday, March 11, 2019, we were able to present this check to the Morse Pond PTO, on behalf of Falmouth Families, Community & Safety First. Our group, made up of local parents, came together unexpectedly last summer when we heard of Gosnold’s plan to open a Dual Detox facility within a stone’s throw of our Middle School. This was never a fight against helping people who suffer from mental illness and addiction, rather a fight for our children who deserve better. We spent countless hours researching facilities of this type, how close they were in relation to a school, and problems that came along with the close proximity. After hearing of increased lock down situations, needles disposed of in school yards and unwanted visitors frequenting the premise, we vowed to do whatever it takes to make sure our kids would not be put in that situation.
Being a parent comes with constant worry and concern. In a world where we are now having to practice lockdown drills, even at the preschool and kindergarten levels, it is unfathomable that a facility like this would even be considered next to our children. We are not blind to the opioid addiction that is facing our town, but we also cannot put corporate greed ahead of the health, safety and wellness of our seniors and our children.
Members of the Morse Pond PTO received the check for $1500 from Amy Leonardi on behalf of the Save Morse Pond group. Funds for the donation came from money raised by the group’s Go Fund Me page, and were given on behalf of those who indicated they would like the money to be donated to the Morse Pond School in lieu of receiving a refund. The money will be used towards creating an outdoor classroom, which will be enjoyed by both students and staff of Morse Pond School as well as by the community. Seeing this money, that multiple families donated, go towards an outdoor classroom for the students of Morse Pond, makes us so happy. We will continue supporting Falmouth families. We will be getting involved in our local government including Town Meeting and School Committee and doing what is best for the safety and wellbeing of our residents. Go Osprey!"
In picture left to right:
Meghan Stimpson, Sarah Floyd, Gina Webber, Amy Leonardi, Principal Dr. Kathleen Riordan, PTO President Leslie Paolucci, Treasurer Jeanne Harper & Mary Faidell
Cape Kids' Treasures Spring Consignment Sales!
Do you love finding bargains?? You will find new and gently used children’s items at 50-90% off retail prices!
Don't miss out! Invite your friends too!!
30,000 items available in one place!!
1st SPRING 2019 SALE
PUBLIC SALE DATES- (NEW LOCATION and HOURS):
Fri., MARCH 15, 9am - 7pm
Sat, MARCH 16, 9am - 6pm (**Restocked with new items**)
Sun, MARCH 17, 10am-2pm
HALF-PRICE SALE (select items):
Sat, MARCH 16, 3-6pm
Sun, MARCH 17, 10am-2pm
CAPETOWN PLAZA, 790 Iyannough Rd., (Route 132)
in the former Sports Authority space
Hyannis, MA 0201
2nd SPRING Sale is April 5-7 in Falmouth Plaza!
PUBLIC SALE DATES- 2nd SPRING 2019 SALE (NEW HOURS):
Fri., April 5, 9am - 7pm
Sat, April 6, 9am - 6pm (**Restocked with new items**)
Sun, April 7, 10am-2pm
HALF-PRICE SALE (select items):
Sat, April 6, 3-6pm
Sun, April 7, 10am-2pm
SPRING 2 Sale Location:
Davis Straits, Falmouth Plaza (next to Planet Fitness)
Falmouth, MA 02540
- We accept cash and credit cards. Sorry, no personal checks.
- Feel free to bring your own reusable bags, totes or laundry baskets to carry your items while you shop. We also have some large shopping bags you can use while shopping.
- All sales final.
*Consignor Registration is OPEN and filling up fast! Reserve your spot!
More details at www.capekidstreasures.com
March is National Literacy Month, a month dedicated to the importance of learning to read. This week the kids share why this month is a good month to focus on reading and why they love it so much! They will also share some of their favorite books. As the kids will tell you "Books can really take you on an adventure!"
What are some of your favorite books? What are you doing for Literacy Month? Share with cast below!
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Loving Yourself Is An Important Lesson to Teach Your Children
The ground may be covered in snow, but if you’re like me, you are day dreaming about those Summer days spent with the kiddos at your favorite Cape Cod beach! With those beautiful beach days, though, can often come a lot of anxiety for us moms who are faced with a body that has housed the most precious gift in the world…but is now something we don’t recognize in the mirror.
I am all about self-love and accepting this new body and all of the badges of honor that go along with motherhood. When I see a mom covered up at the beach or missing out on fun because of her insecurities, it absolutely breaks my heart. After gaining almost seventy pounds with my pregnancy, I dreaded going to the beach – something I have loved my entire life – and chose a bathing DRESS to try to hide my flaws. That thing was so uncomfortable. The skirt absorbed so much water and weighed me down so I couldn’t even enjoy myself and the experiences my toddler was having for the first time at my most beloved summer spot.
We have just under three months until swimsuit season is upon us, and I want to arm you with some tools to make this the best summer ever…one where you can run, jump and play with your kids without any worry. What are those tools? Most people expect me to say diet and exercise. Yes, those are extremely important if you want to make changes in your appearance, but the most important piece in the weight loss puzzle is creating the right mind set so that you can be truly successful.
The great news is, as a mom you already have the tools!
As a mom, we love our kids with our entire hearts. Does that mean we let them do whatever they want? Eat whatever they want? NO! So loving yourself does not mean accepting your body and continuing with unhealthy habits. Loving yourself means talking to yourself the way you talk to your kids. You can’t have huge portions of unhealthy food - you need to eat your vegetables! You can’t watch endless hours of TV - go outside and play (aka get some exercise in)! These are things we make sure our kids are doing, but often times spend our day exhausted and getting our energy from the donuts someone brought to work, the leftovers from our toddler’s plate or a pizza because we’re too tired to cook. We also tell our kids how smart, beautiful and talented they are. You would never call your child fat or pick apart their body. So don’t talk to yourself that way! Look in the mirror and give yourself compliments.
Every day, every choice you make will bring you closer to your goals or further away. Every choice you make shows your body that you love it, or that you aren’t taking care of it. If you think about each choice in this way, you’ll be able to make healthier choices each day so that when summer roles around, it’s not about having a bikini body, it’s about knowing that you’ve taken care of yourself, that you are perfect the way you are because you’re doing all of the right things, and to just have fun without thinking about our thighs.
See you on the beach!
Pam grew up in Falmouth, MA and is mommy to a gorgeous 3.5 year old, Kennedy. Pam has lost almost 70 pounds and created Fit Mommy Mindset to help others lose weight and find themselves. Find her on Instagram @FitMommyMindset for meal inspiration and weight loss motivation including her weekly Mindset Makeover Series. New videos are released every Monday and can also be viewed on her Youtube Channel under Fit Mommy Mindset.
This Wednesday, The Daily Brew in Catumet will be hosting games, laughter, and unlimited fun, all in support of Calmer Choice and their mindfulness programs in participating Cape Cod Schools.
This free event brings families together to celebrate Calmer Choice and maintain authentic connections, all without using a Phone or Tablet!
Join us Wednesday, February 27th from 5-8 pm at The Daily Brew - have a snack and a drink, play board games and card games, and most of all, celebrate our Community.
If you choose to make a $5 donation, you and a friend will be entered into Reboot Game Lab's 2nd "Hungry Hungry Hippo Tournament" - with a chance to lift the coveted Hippo Cup and have your names engraved on its side!
We hope to see some of your families there!
Local Business Scholarship Accepting Applications from College Juniors
Gary DellaPosta, CPA & Business Advisors are pleased to announce their 2019 Scholarship for entering college juniors. They will be awarding $1000 to a qualified local student. To qualify, you must be from Falmouth, Bourne, Mashpee or Sandwich and entering your junior year in 2019. Applicant must be enrolled in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree in a business degree field at an accredited college or university. Applicants are invited to download the application off of our website or contact them directly to receive a copy. All applications are due June 1, 2019 and a winner will be announced on July 1, 2019. The winner and their family will be invited to attend a luncheon to receive their honors. Prior winners include: Jacquelyn Grinnell of Falmouth (2016); Ian McKenna of Sandwich (2017); and Hannah Ghelfi of Falmouth (2018).
For more information visit their website:
Check out an Open House for Nature Preschool Explorers on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10-11am! This is a FREE family event and no registration is required.
We are in our second year of connecting children to the wonder of the great outdoors! Mass Audubon Long Pasture's Nature Preschool Explorers is a supplemental drop-off enrichment program for 3-5 year olds. This nature-based program uses the sanctuary's habitats as our outdoor classroom. The 2019-20 program runs weekly from mid-September to mid-June for a total of 36 weeks. Parents and caregivers can choose from either Tuesday morning or Wednesday morning sessions.
For more information please go to:
Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
345 Bone Hill Rd.
Barnstable, MA 02637
Cape Cod February School Vacation Week Activities for Families and Kids
Below we have compiled some of our favorite February School Vacation week activities for families and children! If you are staying local or you are visiting there is a ton of fun activities to do! Check out our list below and please comment with any additions! Have a great week!
Inside Out Movie Night with Good Grief Cape Cod
Feb 16, 2019 5:30-8pm at the Falmouth Cinema Pub
Join us as we dive into neuropsychology and watch Disney Pixar's Inside Out on our large blow up movie screen as a community! This family friendly fundraiser promotes that emotions are a normal part of life and we are all here to support one another through the grieving process. All proceeds go providing educational programming to help children cope with death and support groups for children on cape cod through the non profit Good Grief Cape Cod.
Food and Beverages included. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get comfy!
$25 per family , $8 individual tickets. For tickets please email email@example.com
STEM Event for Kids – WaterBots and JiggleBotsTues
Feb 19, 2019 West Falmouth Library 2-3pm For kids 4-12, a February Vacation Week STEM event on Tuesday, February 19th at 2pm. Design your own Water Bot and Jiggle Bot. Call 508-548-4709 to register. 15 spaces available. Donations appreciated.
Glass Class February School Vacation At The Cape Cod Art Bar
Feb 18, 2019 3-5pm Mashpee at Cape Cod Art Bar Create Your Own Glass Art!
Ages 7+ All Materials and a 8x10 Shadow Box Frame are Supplied! Make whatever you wish Please BYOB if you wish! For Tickets www.capecodartbar.com Or to pay by phone 508-265-6457. Please note designs must remain over night to set. Shipping can be arranged for an additional cost. Tickets are non refundable however you can attend a different scheduled date by confirming with Bren.
Green Briar Nature Center
Jam Making workshops Wednesday & Thursday
Cape Cod Children’s Museum in Mashpee February Vacation Break Out!
February Vacation Week
Open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM all week!
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Nature Recess! A Week of Science, Magic & Wizardry!
869 Main St./Route 6A , Brewster. Cost: Free with museum admission; some events $15. Information: 508-896-3867, ccmnh.org. Saturday, February 15 to Sunday, February 24 – Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Special events during the week
1 p.m. Feb. 16, East Coast Therapy Dogs
1 p.m. Feb. 17, Mad Science presents Fire & Ice(members $8/non-members $10), about the properties of fire and combustion;
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18, Harry Potter-esque activities for all ages;
2 p.m. Feb. 18, Meet Adam Howard , Emmy Award-winning special effects wizard of over 130 films including “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” movies($5);
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 19, Mixology: Chemistry for Kids!;
11:30 a.m. Feb. 20, “The Magic of Horseshoe Crabs” with Dan Gibson;
11:30 a.m. Feb. 21, Nature Screen presents “The Magic of Motion” about transportation; every 50 minutes in The John Hay Room.
Kitchen Camp with chef Joseph Cizynski: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 18-20, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth; $95; 508-394-7100, cultural-center.org. Easy recipes
Feb. 18, “Fun With Chicken”
Feb. 19, flatbreads;
Feb. 20, pastas. Designed for ages 8-12 (flexible).
Dot to Dot Art Workshop, Harwich Port
TUES.2/19, 1:30-4PM: SELF PORTRAIT SHADOW BOXES
WED.2/20, 1:30-4PM: ANIMALS (choose your medium)
THURS.2/21, 10-12:30: COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES(**1/2FULL)
School Vacation Fairy Garden Workshops
1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 18-22, Hyannis Country Garden, 380 West Main St., Barnstable. $45 for one child for one session, prices drop for multiple children. Advance registration required. 508-775-8703.
STEM workshop on magnets, for kids 6-12:
2-4 p.m. Feb. 20, Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road. 508-385-2255, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gelli Plate Printing For Kids with Mary Jane Xenakis:
Noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 21, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. $25. 508-394-7100, cultural-center.org.
National Marine Life Center Daily vacation activities including Patient Upodate, Stories and more! http://nmlc.org/
Tumble Time Camp
During school vacations throughout the year, we maintain camps for the continuation of athletic activities during these vacation periods. Worried about what to do with your children over the school vacations? Join one of our Gymnastics Camps held during each of the school vacations during the year. Our air conditioned summer camp program will offer your child a summer full of fun and activities. Our camp is designed for children ages 4-12* of all skill levels. Your child will be grouped according to age and ability. We are dedicated to filling each day with fun and learning in a safe and supportive environment. We also offer a competitive team summer program. Visitors are welcome. Camps will be held from 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM daily
Pajama Llama Painting Party
Feb 21, 2019 6-8pm Color Me Mine Mashpee
No prob- llama... just wear your favorite pajamas and join us for a Llamazing night of all things Llama. You will paint your choice of Llama figurine or bank, create a No Drama Llama wooden sign, craft a llama from glitter papers, and snack on llama party snacks. Reservations are required for this event, as well as a $15 party fee. You will pay for your choice of llama pottery the night of the event. The $15 covers the llama craft, wooden sign, party snacks and glazing and firing of your pottery. Call to register today 508-539-8500. Kids age 9+ may be dropped off for this event, if your kids are younger we ask that you stay for the event.
Acting And Puppetry WorkshopTheater teacher, director, designer and performer Jacek Zuzanski will hold a vacation acting and puppetry workshop for children ages 7 to 12 during school vacation week, February 18 through 22.
The workshop will take place in the fellowship hall at the John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street in Falmouth. The workshop will take place from 9 AM to 1 PM. Cost is $160. The workshop will culminate in a performance on February 22 at noon.
Participants will immerse themselves in creative fun and a theatrical adventure. Children will play acting games, improvise, develop scenes and dialogues, draw, sculpt, paint, build puppets, create sets, rehearse, and at the end of the week perform for friends and family. This will be time for individual creativity and for enjoying camaraderie of the ensemble.
Participants will take home their own puppets and puppet theater at the end of the workshop in order to continue their adventures with family and friends. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided.
Mr. Zuzanski is the founder and artistic director of Dream Tale Puppets, a local theater group formed in 2003 that produces and performs puppet shows for children and families and offers workshops and classes in acting, puppetry and theater.
Registration for the February workshop through the Dream Tale Puppet website at dreamtalepuppets.org. Contact Mr. Zuzanski at email@example.com or 508-420-0931.
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