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Joyce Knock

From local author Joyce Knock, who will be visiting us this month:

“My personal journey in the dealing with the death of my grandson, Levi Knock, and in the publishing of the book “I am NOT dumb and I am NOT a stinky butt!” has been both painful and yet comforting to my soul. However, it has allowed me to honor Levi’s memory and be able to use the profits from the sale of the book to provide needed opportunities for many children and young teens.

Recently I was interviewed by Lynn Campbell, communication specialist, College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University where I earned my Masters degree in 1986. Her article was published on the Iowa State University website and on many other news venues and I am grateful for her interest in sharing information about the book and my mission.

I also again want to thank all of you for sharing information via conversation or e-mails which has helped booster the sale of the book. The initial printing was for 500 copies and if sales continue at the current pace a 2nd printing may soon be needed….again thanks to so many of you!!!

If interested the link to Lynn’s article is: http://hs.iastate.edu/…/…/02/joyce-knock-anti-bullying-book/ ”

Joyce will be with us on these dates:

Johnston: June 11th
Ankeny: June 18th
Urbandale: June 25th

We can’t wait to hear her book!

Posted on June 03, 2015 by .

Room Changes 2015

We will be closed August 21st for our annual room change day! Please arrange alternative care for your children on this day!

Posted on June 02, 2015 by .

June 2015 Events

Summer is coming. School’s out, the weather’s heating up, and we’ve got some great events coming up in June to help guide us into the new season!

First, a reminder that Monday, June 1st will be our tuition change. If you have any questions on what your tuition will be, please see management or consult our website.

Now, the fun stuff! Every week we will have water day at each location. A sign should be posted at each center reminding you what day of the week it will be! Bring your swim stuff for a wet and wild time!

Joyce Knock will be visiting each center to read her book, “I Am Not Dumb and I Am Not a Stinky Butt.” She will be at Johnston on the 11th, Ankeny on the 18th, and Urbandale on the 25th. Please see our previous post for more information.

Friday, June 19th is Donuts with Dad! In preparation for Father’s Day, enjoy donuts and juice in the cafeteria with your child between 6:30 to 8:30.

Sunday, June 21st is Father’s Day. Enjoy your special day and hopefully you get lots of hugs as thanks for all you do!

We’re so excited to spend the summer with you! Thank you for being here with us!

Posted on May 28, 2015 by .

Joyce Knock is Visiting Generation Next!

We are so excited to announce that local author Joyce Knock will be visiting Generation Next for a book signing and to read her book! Her book, “I Am Not Dumb and I Am Not a Stinky Butt!”, focuses on name calling and how to stand up to bullies.

She will read her book at all three centers:
Johnston: June 11th
Ankeny: June 18th
Urbandale: June 25th

We are all so excited to have her!

Posted on May 14, 2015 by .

May 2015 Events

April showers brought May flowers…and a whole lot of stuff to do! Here are the events for May!

Friday, May 8th: Muffins with Mom. Join us in the cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. to chow down on some delicious muffins with your child to celebrate what our moms say is THE most important day of the year-Mother’s Day!

Tim McConnell Fine Photography will be taking individual and group pictures of our Seniors in their graduation caps and gowns!
Johnston: May 7th
Ankeny: May 11th
Urbandale: May 12th

Thursday, May 14th: Senior Preschool Graduation. Come hear Pomp and Circumstance while our Seniors perform their graduation songs and receive their very first diplomas at the Johnston Middle School at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, May 25th: Memorial Day. All three Generation Next locations will be closed. Enjoy your three day weekend!

Posted on May 04, 2015 by .