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Do you have children ages 6 to 12 who are out of school the week of Thanksgiving? If so, register your child for Adventure Day Camp!
The 3-day fun-filled camp is scheduled from Monday, Nov. 24 to Wednesday, Nov. 26. In true camp fashion, the days will be packed with exciting activities, games, and swimming at the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium.
For registration forms or more information, visit the website.
With school back in session, many children of working parents come home and stay alone out of necessity. Here are a few things to teach your children for their safety for the short time they are home alone:
- Check in with you by phone or a neighbor by phone or in person immediately after arriving home after school.
- Make sure they know the purpose of and how to call 9-1-1.
- Make sure they know your home address and phone number in case of an emergency.
- Make sure they know never accept gifts or rides from people that haven’t been arranged by you in advance; use a “code word” so that your child and a pre-arranged person can exchange it and know that it’s safe.
- Make sure your children know how to use the door and window locks, and the alarm system if you have one. Also teach them the emergency code on the alarm system that calls the police but does not set off the audible alarm.
- Make sure they know to never let anyone into your home without asking your permission.
- Teach them to never let a caller at the door or on the phone know that they are alone. Teach them to say, “Mom can’t come to the phone (or door) right now.”
- Give them their own house key to always keep with them in a safe place (inside a shirt pocket or sock). Don’t leave it under a mat or on a ledge outside the house.
- Go over an escape plan in case of a fire.
- Teach them not to go into your empty house or apartment if things don’t look right, for example, if a window is broken, a screen is ripped or a door is opened.
If your children are to be in charge of themselves at home, sit them down and talk about activities they can do and the routines they are to follow. Discuss family policies on entertaining and visiting friends and what to do when the phone or doorbell rings. Make sure to discuss these things several times to make sure that your kids truly understand how important their safety is! If you need more tips or for a Community Services Officer to come out and do a Home Safety Inspection, call the Pearland Police Department at 281-997-4100 and ask for Officer Z. Davis or Officer Daniel Hamminga.
Thanks to our Friends in Pine Hollow for a portion of this article!
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HOUSTON (Aug. 5, 2014) – Parents are now able to get answers quickly for a wide variety of childhood health issues from a registered nurse, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week by calling the new, free Nurse Health Line at 713-338-7979.
Call night or day, weekday or weekend, and reach an experienced registered nurse who will carefully evaluate your child’s health needs and advise you on the best course of treatment for the illness or injury.
From poison ivy to an upset tummy, this free service is available regardless if you have insurance or a primary care provider. When your child has a fever of 102 degrees or a worrisome cough at 2 a.m., the Nurse Health Line helps you to:
- Decide when and where to go for treatment.
- Get help after your doctor’s office has closed.
- Find a better way to get medical care than sitting for hours in an emergency room.
- Figure out options to treat a sick child.
- Talk over your health concerns with a registered nurse.
- Locate a nearby clinic or low-cost health care provider with extended hours of operation.
- Get help with both kid and adult medical complaints.
- Find some much-needed peace of mind.
The Nurse Health Line features bilingual staff and language interpreters who are a valuable source of reliable and caring health information, education, and support.
All calls to the Nurse Health Line are confidential and answered by a staff of professionals who are experienced in assessment of clinical situations. To help people who call, nurses use their training, experience, evidence-based decision-support tools, and peer-reviewed materials to conduct assessments.
The Nurse Health Line is funded through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Texas Health and Human Services Commission. It is not designed to assist with life-threatening conditions or emergencies. If your child has a life-threatening condition or emergency, immediately call 911.
May 19, 2014, Manvel, TX – Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.) Houston will conduct two interesting camps this summer under their “Gopa Kuteeram” children’s program banner, at the Namadwaar prayer house located at 3642 Bailey Ave, Manvel TX.
“Vibrant India” will be a 3-day culture camp for children aged 5 to 10 years which will be held from June 20-22. The camp will provide an exciting experience of India’s colorful diversity and help children discover information they never knew about India. There will be several creative workshops in art, sports, music, dance, culinary arts and many interactive sessions on India’s twisty languages, grounded traditions, all-embracing belief system and ancient royal history. A highlight of the camp will be a field trip that includes a writing workshop with a writer from WITS Houston. Both children of Indian as well as non-Indian heritage will gain immensely in their knowledge and appreciation of India’s culture through this camp.
The second camp in the Pearland area is a “Why” camp for youth aged 12 to 16 years. This camp will aim to directly focus on the numerous questions of the younger generation – about the Indian culture and way of life, and more importantly, about ‘Life’ itself. Here youngsters will be encouraged – in a youth-friendly manner – to think deeper about life and the future (beyond career and comfort, and even beyond religion and ‘doing good’), and open up with their questions, so they can be guided to discover the answers in a fun, inspiring environment. Apart from the interactive sessions and discussions, there will also be themed workshops in Cartooning, Culinary Arts, Cricket and Creative Writing. This camp will be held in the evenings, from July 24 to 27, with the timing set to accommodate any day-jobs or internships of high school youth.
Apart from the Pearland area camps, G.O.D. Houston will also conduct two Indian culture camps in the Cypress area of Houston for children aged 4 through 12, at the Cy-Fair Library.
Early registration deadline for the Vibrant India camp is June 10 while that for the Why camp is June 15. For more information about all the camps, their dates and times, and to register online, please visit www.godivinity.org. Please call 281-303-5828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Shepherd of the Heart Mothers Day Out (MDO) Program is seeking a Director for the 2014-2015 school year. The MDO program is located at the church, 12005 County Road 59, Pearland, TX. 77584 and serves children 18 months – 5 years old. The full job announcement can be accessed at: https://app.box.com/s/s5njd5ots9hw61jw6ixt https://app.box.com/s/s5njd5ots9hw61jw6ixt.
This a great position for a teacher or someone with an early education background, plus management experience. The MDO program operates 4 days a week, 9 am -2 pm, during the school year. This position requires 35 hours a week, with at least 28 hours on-site during the school year. Expected start date is June 9, 2014 with lots of flexibility through the summer to prepare for the school year.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by May 23, 2014. No calls please, questions and inquiries may be sent to the email address as well.