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  • Blowing Bubbles to Help Raise Awareness
     

    Blowing Bubbles to Help Raise Awareness
    Brothers Ezra (left) and Finley, get in a bubble together.

    February 15, 2018 -- The Lorain County JVS Early Childhood Education Junior FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Chapter recently hosted a Bubbles for Babies Night with the ‘Bubble Lady’, on the JVS campus, to help raise awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.

    Hilary Duffala, Early Childhood Education junior class instructor, shared how each year her junior FCCLA students select an organization in the community to partner with and then work with them on a particular program. “This year my students selected the Lorain County Health Department’s Cribs for Kids Program. The students selected this program because they wanted to shine a spotlight on SIDS and talk about the importance of “back is best” for infant sleep.

    JVS Preschoolers, their parents and other families from the community came out to enjoy the event. The cost for admission was one pack of diapers per child. All diapers collected will be donated to the Lorain County Health Department.

    The interactive show took children and parents on an incredible adventure with different shapes, sizes, and colors of bubbles. The ‘Bubble Lady,’ Sue Durante, began the program with small bubbles, and then magically began creating larger bubbles, as well as bubbles within bubbles. The night had the children and parents giggling and laughing out loud.

    Durante shared how she has been doing this program for over twenty years and how much fun she is still having. “I love hearing the kids laugh,” said Durante. “They think I am so ridiculous and I just love that.”


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  • Career Tech Saturday Offers Free Hands-On Workshops for Elementary Students
     

    Career Tech Saturday Offers Free Hands-On Workshops for Elementary Students
    A student participates in last year’s Career Tech Saturday event in the Auto Technology lab.

    February 11, 2018 -- Lorain County JVS is offering the opportunity for 5th and 6th grade students of our thirteen associate school districts to attend a Career Tech Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, February 24th.

    Career Tech Saturday is a career exploration program designed to give elementary students hands-on experience in various career tech areas. This opportunity can spark the interest of our younger student population by providing fun activities while they learn a new skill set. Students will create a make-it-take-it that they can take home with them.

    Students will have the opportunity to plant seeds, transplant, and harvest vegetables, construct a lightening circuit board, give a car a check-up or even make a robot using the head of a toothbrush! Parents/guardians can also observe their student in these environments and will be able to see firsthand all that Lorain County JVS has to offer.

    There will also be services and demonstrations available to the parents/guardians, such as flower arranging, and salon services; as well as free Wi-Fi.

    There will also be a Career Tech Saturday for 3rd and 4th graders on March 10th.


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