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Mark Your rs! a d n e l Ca March 20th 1st Day of Spring March 31st Easter April 1st April Fools’ Day April 22nd Earth Day April 24th Administrative Professionals Day April 26th Arbor Day May 5th Cinco De Mayo May 9th Park Lawn Bowling Banquet May 12th Mother’s Day May 15th Full-Day Staff In-service: No Workshop! May 27th Memorial Day

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Ingredients: Two Flour Tortillas 1 Handful of Shredded Mexican Style Cheese 1. Place 1 flour tortilla on a microwave safe plate. 2. Spread 1 handful of shredded Mexican style cheese evenly onto tortilla. 3. Place other flour tortilla on top of cheese. 4. Microwave for 45 seconds. 5. Top with your choice of Black Beans, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Sour Cream, Onions, or Avocado! Enjoy with a glass of milk! SPRING CROSSWORD

By: Craig Adelman

S X T C R R K J R X

WORD BANK

O P W Z B D G F Z F

BASEBALL

B A S E B A L L L T

BIKE

I E U Z D D B O X R

EASTER

D T N O B D W I E Z Q D S O D E I T K O B E H Z R T S N C E J C I S R A I N G K

FLOWERS ICED TEA RABBITS RAIN SUNSHINE

U I N K E R C Z C S W C E S T I B B A R

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The Update

RECIPE CORNER “QUESADILLA” By: Orlando Lopez and A.J. Vaughan

WEDDINGS ZOO

Any Comments? Questions? Contact Kim Phelps at kphelps@parklawn.com or Katie Schumacher at kschumacher@parklawn.com

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HAPPY SPRING!

UPDATE STAFF Craig Adelman Jawaher Ashkar John Dunleavy

By: The Update Staff

March 20, 2013, marks the first day of Spring! The days are getting longer and the weather is feeling nicer. This season is full of things to do. A few activities that we enjoy are gardening, cleaning, Spring Break, going to baseball games, biking, walking, and taking trips to the zoo. Spring is the perfect time of year to get out and have some fun!

Spring Cleaning

By: Kathi McInerney and Shari Rodriguez

Andrew McGovern

It’s that time of year again! Time to open the windows and let in the fresh air! Time to break out the spray bottles, rags, brooms, dustpans and vacuums! It’s time for spring cleaning! My favorite cleaning scent is Lemon Fresh! It’s nice to have a clean house.

Kathi McInerney

Spring Has Sprung!

Orlando Lopez

By: Margaret Propoggio

Shari Rodriguez

Spring is the time to start gardening. I like to garden. Some vegetables that I would like to grow are tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers. Some flowers that I would like to grow are roses and lilies. Gardening is hard work, but it is fun and I enjoy it. It is nice to plant something in the soil and watch it grow into something beautiful!

A.J. Vaughan

Scoop in Oak Lawn

Margaret Propoggio Kyle Reilly

By: Kyle Reilly

I live Oak Lawn. The neighborhood is nice. There have been a lot of changes. Kmart and other businesses are gone now. It is cool to watch, but I am a little sad. I wonder what they will build next. I hope it is a mall or other shopping stores. What do you think?


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The Update

Meet...Jim Anderson! By: Kyle Reilly

SPORTS with John Dunleavy The Cubs are off to a bad start. What the Cubs need is their players to step up their game. On the other hand, the White Sox are doing pretty good; winning the home opener 1-0. The Men’s College Basketball season is over. March Madness was exciting to watch. The Louisville Cardinals are the champs. I think that’s great! The Blackhawks have a great team this year. I absolutely think they will make it to the cup without any injuries.

Start Date: August 2012

GET UP AND GO! By: Kathi McInerney st On Tuesdays and Thursdays after 1 break we go to exercise group. Emily and her friends from Oak Lawn Park District play music and teach us dances. We exercise and dance. I like dancing; it’s a fun way to stay healthy. S.E.P. “TRIO”

By: Margaret Propoggio

l have been working at trio restaurant since October 2012. l work Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 10:30 am to 2 pm. I clean the counters, wine racks, menus, tables and the bar area. I also roll silverware. I like working there because my coworkers are nice and friendly. It is a wonderful place to work. TOUR GROUP

By: Jawaher Ashkar

At Park Lawn, there is a new group with Kathy Marion and Stephanie Esparza. A group of five clients are tour guides. We show new people around so they can get to know Park Lawn and decide if they like it. I think it is a lot of fun! BEING NEW TO PARK LAWN

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By: Andrew McGovern

My first day at Park lawn was January 16, 2013. I was a little nervous on my first day. Once you start talking with people you will feel more comfortable and come out of your shell. I like Park lawn. It is much neater and less congested than the last place that I worked at. My advice for all the new comers is: don’t be nervous; just relax, take a deep breath and you will be fine.

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Meet...Kerri Jo Jensen! By: A.J. Vaughan

Start Date: October 2012 What is your job at the workshop? Side D DSP What is your favorite thing about Park Lawn? I like interacting with everyone. Fun Fact: I love sports and play softball.

What is your job at the workshop? Side B DSP What is your favorite thing about Park Lawn? Working with you guys! Fun Fact: I listen to HAM radio. Meet...Colleen Gajewski! By: Orlando Lopez

Meet...Emily Schultz! By: Shari Rodriguez

Start Date: 2010 (PLC)

What is your job at the workshop? Side A DSP What is your favorite thing about Park Lawn? Working with the clients Fun Fact: I am 22 Meet...Angela Denise Mills! By: Jawaher Ashkar

Start Date: February 2013 Start Date: July 2012 (CILA) January 2013 (Workshop) What is your job at the workshop? CILA DSP / Side B DSP What is your favorite thing about Park Lawn? Interacting with the clients Fun Fact: I like to sleep and watch Dexter. What is your job at the workshop? DSP on side B What is your favorite thing about Park Lawn? Everybody is so nice Fun Fact: Painting my nails helps me relax.

Meet...Sharee Philpotts! By: Andy McGovern

Start Date: March 2013

What is your job at the workshop? DSP Side D What is your favorite thing about Park Lawn? The participants Fun Fact: I like dancing, reading, and comedy movies. Go Bulls!

Park Lawn Client Newsletter Spring 2013