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Thaw a Turkey! - Date 11/22/2021

It's Thanksgiving week! Time to get those Trukeys ready! Is it your first time cooking a turkey or simply just need some tips? Click here for tips on thawing a turkey, along with a calculator to know how long, and when you should start thawing! 

Thanksgiving Activities - Date 11/13/2021

Thanksgiving is only 12 days away!!! Below are some activites to start getting into the Thanksgiving spirit!

Reflection: I am greatful for...
I am thankful for... 
Count & Graph Activity - Thanksgiving Edition
Thanksgiving Recipe Worksheet
Thanksgiving Word Puzzle + Answer Sheet

Halloween isn't over until... - Date 11/04/2021

Halloween isn't over until you compost your pumpkin! Over a billion pumpkins end up in the landfill every year. This is a reminder to eat what you can (including the seeds!) and put what's inedible into the compost bin when you're done. 

Halloween Activities - Date 10/25/2021

Let’s get into the Halloween Spirit! ???? Here are some places you can enjoy with family & friends! 

  • Fear Overload Scream Park - Haunted Houses - San Leandro, CA
  • G & M Farms - Pumpkin Patch & Haunted Corn Maze - Livermore, CA
  • Pirates of Emerson - Haunted Houses - Pleasanton, CA
  • Joan’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Patch - Pleasanton, CA
  • Winchester Mystery House - Unhinged - San José, CA

Find more places below!

Crime Prevention Month - Date 10/13/2021

In 1984, October was designated as Crime Prevention Month through a Presidential proclamation. Since then, NCPC has been working with local law enforcement, government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses, and other organizations to help them spread the word about crime prevention and personal safety. With shrinking law enforcement budgets across the country, the role that each of us can play in preventing crime is more important than ever.

Click HERE for info on crime prevention!

Fire Prevention Week! - Date 10/05/2021

Its Fire Prevention Week!!!! Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? What does it all mean? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family! Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and knows how to respond. Learn the sounds of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms by checking the user guide or search the brand and model online. Click HERE to learn more about smoke/co2 alarm sounds!

ESSENTIAL REST - Date 09/17/2021

Nowadays, busyness, stress, and exhaustion are worn as badges of honor. We glorify productivity and often look at resting as being lazy and unmotivated. But if you really want to be the best version of yourself, rest is essential!!! We need to remeber that rest isn't just sleeping. Below are 7 types of rest that are essential for self-care. 
Phyisical Rest, Mental Rest, Social Rest, Creative Rest, Emotional Rest, Spiritual Rest, and Sensory Rest. 
If you’re not sure where to start, pick just one type of rest from this list and think of some ways you can start to incorporate it into your routine, then put them into action.
Click here to find in depth info on each of these types of rest!

9/10 World Suicide Prevention Day - Date 09/10/2021

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10. It’s a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most. Click HERE for more info on how to help other and raise awareness of suicide prevention.