In March, we are proud to hold a Hop a Thon for muscular dystrophy. The children are taught about the importance of their bodies and the amazing job that their muscles do. We do a variety of activities that really allow the children to better understand how amazing their bodies are and how fortunate they are to be able to hop for those who can not. Everyone participates by hopping, and some may choose to ask sponsors to applaud their efforts by making a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Each student is so very proud to have had a role in helping someone else in need.
Looking beyond our immediate community, we are proud to support Heifer International. For several years, Canton Community Nursery School has been proud to purchase bees, trees, chicks, kids and sheep through this wonderful program. The children are taught what these contributions can do for a community far from ours. The gift of these much needed purchases can sustain a family, villager and community for many years. We are proud of our affiliation and support of this wonderful program.
For the past few years, students in our four’s program have enjoyed presenting Valentines Day gifts to guests at the Canton Senior Center. The children attend a luncheon each year on “LOVE YOU NEIGHBOR DAY” with guests from both the Avon and Canton Senior Center. The children sing songs and recite poems prior to sitting down with guests to enjoy lunch and a special dessert. Prior to attending this wonderful intergenerational day, the children make valentine book marks or refrigerator magnets for the guests. This has been a truly rewarding experience for our children, their families, and the seniors who attend. We are very appreciative of the opportunity to put a smile on everyone’s face.