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Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, events, parties, and songs include opportunities to create or listen to joyful noise. As you read th…
Editor’s Note: Special thanks to the Pop Up Neighbor Through Laundry team: Beth Duda Carolina Franco Melissa Hirstein Renee Isrel Cinthia Pe…
Editor’s Note: Special thank you to the Attendance Awareness Team…team work makes the dream work. Karen Windon, Team Leader, Overall Title…
Friends, I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts of a vacation or a long-awaited meal is planning the vacation or meal. For me, …
The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) has been recognized with Pacesetter Honors by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGL…
Dear Friends, I’m going to tell you something that would shock the people who know me best… I am officially partied out. I don’t know about y…
In January of 2023, the Manatee County School District’s Early Learning Department began the daunting task of revisioning its work and suppor…
Dear Friends, Have you ever noticed how many popular songs are about parties? From Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration” to Pink’s “Get the Party…
Dear Friends, Welcome back to school! I hope you had a phenomenal summer filled with laughter and learning. I don’t know about you, but the s…
On September 13 and 14, I had the opportunity to help host Ryan Rydzewski, co-author of When You Wonder, You’re Learning: Mister Rogers’ Endu…
Recently, we kicked off the When You Wonder, You’re Learning Book Circle Project with a visit from co-author Ryan Rydzewski. In a series of s…
“As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something tha…
As kids head back into the classroom for another great year of learning, we heard how much fun they had while reading this summer in the Sunc…
Friends, Whether you staycationed or traveled this past summer, I hope your family was one of the many who participated in 2023’s THIS BOOK I…
Hope can be found in surprising places – even in a basket of clean, fresh laundry. Smiling faces of all ages filled SuperMatt Laundry in Port…
Recently, I participated in my first Pop-Up Neighbor Through Laundry event while enrolled in The Patterson Foundation’s (TPF) Study Away cour…
Summer camps bring many different types of excitement. Some children wake up excited for another day with friends. Some are excited about the…
One of the most enjoyable parts of my job with The Patterson Foundation, and there are many, is the opportunity to connect with people throug…