Archive for October, 2012

Halloween is just around the corner and everyone’s excited for the fun. With just a few tips parents can make sure their child has the best time without worry. Visibility’s the name of the game this year, and we’ve put together a helpful list of safety tips to keep this Halloween season truly spook-tacular!

  1. Keep things visible when it comes to costumes. The Mayo Clinic and Safe Kids both agree that keeping things visible is the right way to go this Halloween season. With costumes, brightness counts! Whether it’s bright colors or adding some reflective tape, the easier it is for you to see your child the safer things will be.
  2. When it comes to accessories, limit sharp and opt for bright. Big, sharp objects at night can lead to obvious safety issues. This year, swap out your child’s sword or broomstick for a flashlight or some glow sticks. They can help your child see at night and they can help you keep an eye out as well!
  3. Opt for makeup instead of the mask. Masks are just one more thing that can clog up your child’s ability to see. This year, why not try using some simple makeup or face-paint? Makeup doesn’t move around, so your child will have complete visibility and the best chance to see all of their friends in costume! Visibility works both ways this year, so make sure your children can see you as well as you can see them!

 

Remember, Halloween is much more fun when you, the parents, don’t have to spend the whole night worrying about safety. Ghosts may be invisible, but your child shouldn’t be! Take advantage of these helpful tips and be prepared to have a truly ghoul-time!

 

Sources:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/halloween-safety/CC00072

http://www.safekids.org/our-work/research/reports/halloween-research-report.pdf

 

There was some monkeying around on the Henderson International School campus this week, literally. The great people at Roos-N-More Zoo brought some furry friends for our students to meet and greet. In attendance was a monkey, lemur and kookaburra! The money and kookaburra put on quite a show!


 

What is Roos-N-More? “We are a small zoo owned by two veterinarians just 50 minutes north of Vegas. We do birthday parties, educational events, tours, and other animal realated adventures. We are a member of the ZAA and are actively breeding some endangered species! We are a totally hands on facility where are guests not only get to see our animals but they get to touch them too!”

Want to experience these animals in person? Check out the Roos-N-More website for contact information. http://roosnmore.com/index.php

 

 

 

Last week, the students of The Henderson International School teamed up with Freed’s Bakery to create their own signature cupcake. This wasn’t just any cupcake, however. The cupcake that the students created would be sold at local favorite, Freed’s Bakery, with proceeds going to Helping Hands of Vegas Valley.

Established in 2000, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to provide free, assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence while improving health and daily living. Their services include: Transportation, food pantry and respite care vouchers.

After the students created their signature cupcake, they were presented for the first taste test on the Henderson International School campus. Max Jacobson-Fried, owner and cake taster at Freed’s Bakery, presented the students with their apple cinnamon cupcakes with caramel vanilla frosting.

After the unveiling came the presentation to the students followed by the initial taste tests.

We have a feeling that the students enjoyed their wonderful creations.

Freed’s Bakery, located at 9815 South Eastern Avenue  Las Vegas, NV 89183, will be selling these cupcakes this month for $2.45 per cupcake or two dozen for $25.00. All proceeds from the sale of these cupcakes will go directly to Helping Hands of Vegas Valley. If you would like information from Freed’s, please contact them directly at (702) 456-7762.