Each year our staff gets together for dinner and Secret Santa! This year, we chose Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Centreville. The food was delicious, but the conversation and fun even better! Below are pictures from our dinner. Happy Holidays from our HF family to yours!
These tasty snacks below are perfect for holiday class parties are your child’s school. Look below for ideas and ingredients:
The Grinch Kabobs:
Clear Plastic Cups
String Cheese Snowmen:
Mozzarella String Cheese
Black Construction Paper
All of these snacks are nut-free and allergy friendly. Always ask your child’s teacher for any additional allergies before bringing to school.
Winter break is coming up! Enjoy these fun (and easy!) holiday crafts with your child:
Blue Construction Paper
Your Child’s Footprint
White Paper Plate
Green & Red Pom Poms
The holidays are fast approaching! Look below for child-friendly cookie recipes you can make together!
Grinch Sugar Cookies:
2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
1 Cup of Sugar
3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 tsp. of Baking Powder
1 tsp. of Salt
30 Drops of Liquid Green Food Coloring
Instructions: Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl and then add the eggs and vanilla. Once thoroughly combined, add the baking powder, salt and food coloring. Next add the flour into the mixture, one cup at a time, thoroughly combining as you add. Chill the dough for 1-3 hours. Roll out the batter, try to handle it as little as possible, because it will warm to your touch. Cut out desired shapes. If you want to draw hearts or the Grinch scene, use a toothpick to do that. Add sprinkles and decorate before the cookies enter the oven. Preheat the oven to 350F and let the cookies bake for about 7-10 minutes. Enjoy!
Other Holiday Recipes:
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Halloween is almost here! Enjoy family time with these 13 adorable (and child-friendly) Halloween crafts! Click on the link below for images/tutorials. We love the tissue box monsters!
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This July we hosted a food drive to benefit the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries food pantry. Our families were able to donate 250 lbs. of food! Even though our families were generous with their donations, the WFCM food pantry is still lacking many items. If you are interested in dropping off donations to their Chantilly location, they would appreciate it!
4511 Daly Drive, Suite J
Chantilly, VA 20151
Most URGENT Items Needed Are:
Food & Beverages
Fruit Juice (individual size appreciated) 1 -2 lb. bags of rice Peanut Butter Sugar Canned vegetables (no green beans or corn needed) Flour Canned white beans (Garbanzo/Lima/ Cannellini/Navy) Pancake Mix/Syrup Pasta sauce Canned spinach or collards
Toiletries (NOTE: Toiletry items cannot be purchased by our clients with their food stamps)
Diapers (size 5 and 6) Toothpaste Baby wipes Shampoo
Donation Drop Off Time: 9 AM -1:30 PM Monday thru Friday
Thank you for supporting local families!
Each year students at our school create projects during July and August for our annual parent art show which takes place the end of summer. This year, our students ages 2-5 years learned about different forms of art (impressionism, modernism, landscapes and self-portraits) as well as science exploration. Students in our infant classroom learned about creatures under the sea and students in our toddler classroom had fun with Dr. Seuss. Take a look below at all of the amazing artwork our children have made! We had a fantastic time visiting with parents and cannot wait to see what they make next year!
During our summer program each year, students and teachers at our school dress up like their favorite storybook characters. This year we had a wide variety ranging from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to Cinderella. Take a look at our awesome teachers and their costumes!
Ms. Naheed, our Pre-K I Lead Teacher and Mrs. Jessica, our Director as Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus.
Mrs. Sushitha, our Toddler Lead Teacher as a Minion.
Mrs. Sarah, our Toddler Lead Teacher as Humpty Dumpty.
COME SEE ALL OF THE FUN WE HAVE AT HAPPY FACES TODAY!
This year our school raised a grand total of $2,855 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital at our annual Trike-A-Thon! Thank you to all who participated and helped us not only beat our personal goal, but far surpass any amount we have raised in previous years during this event! We can’t wait for our next Trike-A-Thon on June 23, 2017!
This Friday, June 10th, our students will be participating in our annual St. Jude Trike-A-Thon to raise money for the children at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. All donations collected will go directly to the children at St. Jude to pay for their life-saving treatments. At St. Jude, no parent or child is ever turned away because of their inability to pay. It is because of generous people like you who donate, that these children are beating cancer!
To support Happy Faces Daycare and St. Jude, please click on the link below to make a donation- No amount is too small!