Free Passes to Amazing Events

 

This is a brand new arts access program open exclusively to metro public library users. As a pilot program, smARTpass is a smaller-scale, six-month test to see how a larger-scale program might work in practice. If you have a library card from any of the eight public library systems in the Twin Cities 7-county metro (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties, and the city of Saint Paul), you have the opportunity to reserve free and/or discounted admission to a wide range of arts experiences.

https://smartpass.melsa.org

Sunscreen…

Hello Families,

Can you believe that today was a “Sunscreen Day”?  If the UV index is a 5 or above we need to apply sunscreen to children who will be outside more than 20 minutes.  We use a lotion from Rocky Mountain Sunscreen- here is information taken from their website (http://www.rmsunscreen.com/128OunceGallonSPF50Kids.aspx) explaining their product:

  • Enhanced Bonding Base Formula
    •   SPF 50 Broad Spectrum 400nm UVA / UVB with Avobenzone
    •   Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
  • Hypoallergenic Moisturizing Sunscreen
    •   Safe for daily use
    •   Greaseless and non-comedogenic
    •   Free of fragrance, DEA, nut oil, gluten, glycol, PABA, Casein, silicone, and retinyl palmitate.
  • Provides maximum FDA certified, broad spectrum protection. Allows skin to breathe and perspire, keeping body cool naturally. Bonding-based formulas do not wash away during water activities or periods of extreme perspiration.

If you choose to supply your own sunscreen for your child it needs to be a lotion – we do not use spray products.  The product needs to be given to a teacher – none can be stored in their cubby.