February 1, 2010

Newsletter: Feb. 2010

Welcome to February! I have to admit that February is my favorite month because it includes my birthday :-) It's also a month full of holidays (which often mean a day off from school) and we start looking forward to warmer weather and spring.
February's Holidays
Feb. 2: Groundhog Day - A special day for Punxsutawney Phil
Feb. 12: Lincoln's Birthday - Sixteenth president of the USA
Feb. 14: Valentine's Day - A day of candy, cards, flowers, & hearts
Feb. 15: President's Day - Celebrating our nation's presidents
Feb. 22: Washington's Birthday - First president of the USA

February Au Pair Activity
Constellation Tour at Monte Sano State Park Planetarium Sat. 2/13; Please plan to arrive at 7pm; show begins at 7:30pm; Admission: $5 We will take a look at multicultural myths and interesting objects located in the constellations of Ares, Taurus, Canis Major, Gemini, Auriga. Weather permitting, we'll enjoy viewing the night sky through telescopes as well. Directions: www.vbas.org/directions.htm

Au Pair Arrivals and Departures
We are sad to say goodbye to 3 wonderful au pairs this month. Grace has enjoyed her two years here and is looking forward to returning home to Thailand. Before flying home to Brazil, Rafa will reunite with her family on a cruise. Miho will also be traveling before returning to Japan; her itinerary includes Las Vegas, Washington DC, and California.

We are excited to welcome Isabel from Germany on Feb. 25! Be sure to help her feel welcome!!