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OCTOBER 2013

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M O T H E R S O F P R E S C H O O L E R S First Presbyterian Church // Edmond, Oklahoma

reminder about your Moppets

As flu and cold season is quickly approaching, we would like to remind you to keep your little ones at home if they are showing any signs of illness. Our desire is to create a happy and healthy environment for all our little Moppets. Below are also some of the policies and procedures about our Moppets program:

• When you take your child(ren) to their room, you will be given a two-part security tag. When you pick your child up from his/her class, you must have your part of the tag. • Snacks are provided for the older toddlers and older, so please make sure the teachers are aware of any allergies. Snacks are not provided for the babies and young toddlers. • NO medications of any kind will be administered by the MOPPETS staff. • Bring a sufficient supply of diapers, remembering some days are wetter than others. If your child is in training pants or has just been potty trained, please bring a complete change of clothing (labeled). • Please refrain from checking on your children during the morning. It upsets the youngsters to see people come and go from the room. Mothers will be notified if they are needed. • All bottles, blankets, diaper bags, articles of clothing, coats, etc. must be clearly labeled with your child’s name.

• Please be prompt picking up your child by 11:45 a.m. Not only is this helpful for your child as he/she may become fearful or anxious, but the workers must also clean the room before they leave. • Do not bring your child if they have had a fever, diarrhea, rash or vomiting within the past 24 hours. Children under a physician’s treatment may attend after receiving antibiotics for at least 24 hours for most conditions; 48 hours for strep throat. • If your child shows signs of illness, such as high temperature, the MOPPETS Team Leader will notify you to pick up your child immediately. • In case of a fire or weather emergency, the teachers are trained to take the children to a safe area, and you will meet them there. Please do not go and try to get your child, as this can cause more chaos and confusion.

connect with mops! FACEBOOK // facebook.com/MOPSEdmond We also have a MOPS group that you may request to join. PINTEREST // pinterest.com/MOPSEdmond Follow us and request to join the //SHARE// board if you want to post ideas for the group to see. NEWSLETTERS // issuu.com/mopsedmondfpc If you miss a meeting or just want an extra copy, you can find all our monthly newsletters at this site. WEBSITE // mopsedmondfpc.blogspot.com E-MAIL // mopsedmondfpc@gmail.com

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schedule

DATE Oct 25 Nov 8 Nov 22 Dec 13 Jan 10 Jan 24 Feb 14 Feb 28 Mar 14 Mar 28 Apr 11 Apr 25 May 9

TABLE LEADER Patricia, Laura Megan, Kara Shauna, Danielle Patricia, Laura Megan, Kara Shauna, Danielle Patricia, Laura Megan, Kara Shauna, Danielle Patricia, Laura Megan, Kara Shauna, Danielle TBD

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MENTOR MOM SPOTLIGHT cindy elass

Where were you born? Where did you grow up? Denver, Colorado. For my first 11 years, I grew up in California in the San Francisco bay area. After that, I moved to South Carolina and lived there until my freshmen year in college. What was your job before having kids? What do you do now? Pediatric nursing in an office in Menlo Park, California. Presently, I’m a retired RN and full-time homemaker. What is your husband’s name? Mateen How long have you been married? 34 years What church do you attend? First Presbyterian Church in Edmond How many children do you have, and what are their names and ages? Brittany - 29, Strider - 27, and Kendall - 25 What do you like to do in your spare time? In my spare time, I love to make cards, make

Things to do this fall

• Make s’mores • Drink hot apple cider • Carve a pumpkin • Visit a corn maze and/or a pumpkin patch • Photoshoot in a leafpile • Bake a pie • Make chili or soup • Pick apples • Roast pumpkin seeds • Light a “fall” scented candle

wreaths (actually anything crafty). I also enjoy walking with friends and, of course, shopping. What are three words to describe your personality? Reserved, Joyful, and Fun-loving Based on what you know now, what one piece of mommy advice would you give yourself before you had your first child? To relax, have fun loving and playing with my children- house chores can always be done later. Children will always remember their mom loving and playing with them; they won’t remember the clean floor or bathrooms - I promise. What is your favorite Bible verse? Isaiah 41:10 - “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” What would be your dream job if money, family, and circumstances were not an issue? My dream job would probably be anything creative, from decorating to crafting - such as card making.


There’s an app for that

Are you looking for apps to help you organize your life or help make mommy-hood a little easier? Here are a few apps that may just be the answer: • Food on the Table // Does meal planning and grocery shopping make you cringe? This free app lets you import recipes you found online into your weekly meal plan. It also keeps your grocery list handy and lets you know what’s on sale at your favorite grocery store. • Cozi // If you have a hard time juggling everyone in your family’s schedules, then this might just be the solution. Cozi is a free app and website that helps you manage the chaos of family life with a shared calendar, shopping lists, to do lists and more. • Life 360 // Wondering exactly where your family members are right now? • mint // Does budgeting stress you out? With Life360 is a free family Mint, you can manage your locator, messaging tool and budget with easy to use communication app all in personal finance tools and one. You may never have to calculators. Track spending ask the question “Where are and monitor your online banking account. Mint pulls you?” ever again. all your financial accounts into one convenient place. • brightnest // Brightnest is your home • retail me not // Why www.confessionsofahomeschoole pay full price when there’s maintenance resource for keeping trackErica of allMade the Designs, Copyright © 2010 LLC. All Rights Reserved. almost always a coupon somewhere? This app makes things you need to do to keep up your house, so you it easy to save money without printing or forgetting a can focus on making your house a home. coupon.

Want to contribute an article, recipe, devotional, tips or anything else to the newsletter? Are you interested in writing a guest blog post for the MOPS blog? E-mail us at mopsedmondfpc@gmail.com with your ideas.


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A Grimm Affair Movie Night

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STEERING TEAM MEETING

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Storybook Forest LAST DAY

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NO MOPS MEETING

MOPS MEETING

HALLOWEEN Haunt the Zoo LAST DAY

Oct 24 // Haunt the Harm

Oct 8 // A Grimm Affair

Oct 26 // Pumpkin Palooza

1 - 2 pm / FREE A Grimm Affair presented by the Cimarron Opera at the Edmond Library features three short operettas based on fairytales by the Brothers Grimm. Though somewhat dark, the operettas should provide lots of laughs and will be suitable for adults & children alike.

Oct 19 & 20, 26 & 27 // Haunt the River

Sat 10 am - 10 pm, Sun 1 - 5 pm / Oklahoma River (725 S Lincoln, OKC). Classic adventure attractions like the Air Express Zip Line, SandRidge Sky Trail and Slide, rock wall and kids’ activities including punkin’ chunkin’. You can also enjoy a free movie night double feature with Casper & Ghostbusters.

Oct 23-30 // Storybook Forest

5:30 - 8:30 pm / Arcadia Lake Features a not-so-scary walk through the woods collecting candy from storybook characters in storybook scenes as well as roasting marshmallows and hot chocolate. Children $6 in advance, $8 at event. Adults FREE with the purchase of a child’s ticket.

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Oct 8 // Fall Break Movie Night

7 pm / FREE Fall Break Movie Night at Mitch Park Amphitheater (1501 W Covell, Edmond) featuring Beetlejuice. Concessions available.

Haunt the River

6 - 9 pm / Harn Homestead Museum (1721 N Lincoln) Features trick-or-treating, games and other activities. $3 in advance, $5 at the door. 5 - 9 pm / Mitch Park in Edmond Features pumpkin painting while supplies last, arts and crafts, pumpkin activities, carnival games and more. Food available for purchase. Bring a flashlight to search the grounds for hidden mini pumpkins.

Oct 26 - 31 // Haunt the Zoo

6:30 - 8:30 pm / OKC Zoo (2000 Remington, OKC) Includes trick-or-treating and Halloween-themed fun. $7 per child, $6 in advance, adults FREE. www.okczoo.com

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