Monthly Archives: June 2015
When I was a little girl, my grandmother loved to tell me stories about our family history. She described what it was like living during the Great Depression, how she’d laughed at my grandpa when he first proposed (only a month after they’d met), and how the very first thing my grandfather did after arriving in America was to buy an ice cream cone. I’ve always thought that the ultimate food symbol for America in the summer is ice cream… Who doesn’t remember being a child, excitedly hoping to hear the tinkling sounds of the Mr. Softee truck driving up the street? Consider this week’s post a throw-back to those days… Share this ice cream recipe with your little one. And the best part? You don’t need a machine!
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
⅔ cup sugar
⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt
6 large egg yolks
2 vanilla beans, sliced length-wise and scraped (use seeds and pods)
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It is almost the end of the 2014-2015 school year and that means we will soon be having our graduation ceremony. It’s a bittersweet time: we have had such a great year, but we will miss our oldest students as they go off to kindergarten next year. Come out to any of our River School locations on June 25th and 26th to help celebrate the wonderful year we have had and celebrate the future success of all of our little River Schoolers! As one chapter comes to a close, another one begins! Our summer camp program is starting soon and we still have openings in September. So if you are looking for preschools in New York City or Jersey City give us a call and schedule a tour today!
When I was just eight years old, I was so excited to join my dad for a special “take your daughter to work” day. Without question, everyone knew exactly who’s daughter I was… After all, I may have had my momma’s hair and eye coloring, but I looked a lot like my daddy (sans-beard, of course). Those were the days when we’d sing Van Halen’s “Domino” at the top of our lungs, shouting “pizza” together, every time “Domino” came up in the lyrics. To this day, whenever I’m down in the dumps, my dad calls me up and starts singing that song. He will actually refuse to stop until I’ve shouted, “pizza!” and have given him a laugh… This recipe is for my POP, and for all the other daddies out there. Happy Father’s Day!
Van Halen Pizza Dough
(Recipe adapted from MSLO’s “Quick Basic Pizza Dough” recipe)
1 ½ cups warm water (100-105 degrees F)
2 packets (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for bowl and brushing
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface (note: for those with a gluten allergy, “Cup 4 Cup” AP flour may also be used)
Do you have a question for Katie, or something you’d like to share with the River School community on the blog? Feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org! If you are looking for preschools in New York City or Jersey City – River School has openings! Give us a call to schedule a tour today.
In May, we celebrated Mother’s day with a Muffins with Moms event that was a huge success. June is Dad’s month, and we will be having a similar event – Donuts with Dads!
June 19th we have invited our River School parents to join us for a donut breakfast to celebrate all that our Dads do for us. Each of school will have their own event, where the children will share little tokens of love with Dad, and there will of course be refreshments for everyone to enjoy. We hope to see everyone then!
Share what you plan on doing to celebrate Father’s Day in the comments below.
We offer rolling admissions and still have openings for the summer and September – if you are looking for NYC or Jersey City preschools give us a call, or request information today!
This month we finished up our exploration of Latin Music with a visit from Mariachi Citlalli. They came to all of our locations and performed for River School children and parents alike. They were incredible! Our stage was a little smaller than what they are used to, as they have performed at Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Theater for Performing Arts, Sullivan Theater, Shea Stadium and the United Nations.
We are so thankful that Mariachi Citlalli was able to come out and help us celebrate the month and a half we have spent learning about Latin Music.
We still have openings when school starts up in September so if you are looking for a nursery school in NYC or Jersey City give us a call today!