Page 10 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - October 2016
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Early Learning
kicks off new year

Early Learning welcomed BOO! ABOVE:
back our children and families Family Fishing
with a Family Fishing Day Tribal Trick or Treat starts at Day at the
at the pond by the Fisheries 9 a.m. Oct. 31. Parents and pond near
Department on Sept. 16. guardians are encouraged to the Fisheries
Everyone had so much fun walk with their little ones as we Deparment
catching trout and bass. visit the tribal departments. was a great
them on nutrition with way to
We would like to thank the information and fun activities. welcome folks
grounds crew for prepping We appreciate Pat’s support back to Early
the area and the Fisheries of our program and her love Learning.
Department for stocking the for the kids. We will miss her LEFT: The
pond, greeting our families but know she will keep us Facilities
with kindness and collaborating in her heart and visit when Department
with Early Learning to make she can. Best wishes on your added a back
this a great day. After fishing, retirement! deck and
we invited participants to have ramp to Early
a cheeseburger to celebrate the Early Learning students thank Learning.
school year. Pat Odiorne for her support.

Back deck

Early Learning has a new
back deck and ramp to allow
our kitchen carts to go back
and forth from classroom to
kitchen without disrupting
our children. Big thanks to
the Facilities Department for
your hard work to get this
deck completed quickly and
excellent craftsmanship! Please
stop by and check it out.

Special thanks

Each month for the past
couple of years, Pat Odiorne
has visited our little ones at
Early Learning to educate

Kids eat from a healthy plate

Head Start children play an educational food game. Head Start kids learned what makes vegetables, purple for protein (meat,
up a healthy lunch plate in September. chicken, fish) and brown for grains
(bread, cereal, rice and pasta).
Registered Dietician Pat Odiorne
from the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Children ate their lunch on a paper
Center brought food models and the plate with the same colors and food
“Healthy Plate” to play an educational groups. As they were served their
game with the children. lunch, children were able to choose by
the food group color where each item
Pat pulled plastic food from her should be placed on the plate.
basket and the kids identified the
food and placed it in the correct Kids were given a new plate for
place on the plate. The red corner their dinner at home and to share
was designated for fruit, green for what they learned with their families.
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