Louisa Head Start staff, children, and families joined forces to deck the Hall(oween) and PINK OUT for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On Friday, October 14th, Louisa Head Start families met at the school to participate in a Halloween hallway decorating contest among the Northeast Community Action Agency’s collection of Head Start centers in Lawrence, Carter, Elliott, and Greenup counties. Louisa’s parents took first prize and will be rewarded with an ice cream social date with their kiddos!
“I’m extremely proud to be a part of the Northeast family. Being able to get together with the other parents and decorate the halls for our kiddos and staff was so much fun. Everyone worked so hard, I’m just thankful I could lend a hand. Of course we won though, we’ve got the best community of parents, kids, teachers and staff around!,” said Louisa Head Start Parent Committee vice-president Jess Jaques.
On the heels of their Halloween decorating win, Louisa Head Start took up a follow-up challenge to “PINK OUT” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness Month holds special significance for the center’s staff because a member of the Northeast Head Start family is currently battling the disease.
Teachers and aides spent hours wrapping doors, decorating walls, coloring hair, and creating crafts with the students. Then, on Wednesday, October 19th, the staff, families, and children donned pink garb and unveiled their PINK OUT creations. Once again, the Louisa crew took top prize, winning a pizza party for the children.
“Everyone at some point in their life is impacted by cancer, whether it be yourself, a friend , a family member or a co-worker. I have lost many loved ones to it, and also have seen many friends fight and conquer it!,” said assistant teacher Nyki Johnson, “So being able to be just a bit of support by doing PINK OUT and decorating ourselves and our school was really special to, not just myself but, our whole center. #TeamKathy!”
Louisa Head Start Center is part of the Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency’s Head Start network of preschool centers, serving Lawrence, Carter, Elliott, and Greenup Counties. Head Start provides free early education services for 3 and 4 year old children, as well as resources for parents and family members. Applications are accepted year-round. For more information, please contact Ross Compton, by phone 606-826-0147, text 502-383-3915, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Louisa Head Start happenings at facebook.com/louisaheadstart.
Contact: Ross Compton