February Newsletter

Dear Au Pairs and Host Families,

February is a very big month in American culture. It is time for The Super Bowl, which is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States. The day on which the Super Bowl is played is called “Super Bowl Sunday”. It is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day. In addition, the Super Bowl has frequently been the most watched American Television broadcast of the year! This year we are having Super Bowl on February 2nd and Denver Broncos will be playing against Seattle Seahawks! This is a very exciting time for all fans in Colorado!  Make sure you don’t miss the game, famous Super Bowl commercials and the half time show with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Go Broncos!

February 14th! Happy Valentine’s Day! Wishing everyone a warm and wonderful day!

 

There are plenty of other things to celebrate in the month of February. February is American Heart Month. Throughout the month, volunteers participate in fundraising events to raise money for education and research, while raising awareness about heart disease and stroke. February 2nd brings the always-anticipated Groundhog Day. Punxsutawney Phil is perhaps the most notorious groundhog. This fun-loving rodent has predicted the arrival of spring for over 120 years in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The legend goes if the groundhog sees his shadow spring will not arrive for six more weeks. If the groundhog does not see his shadow, spring is just around the corner!

February 7th kicks off the first day of the Winter Olympics which continues through February 23rd . The 2014 games will be hosted in Sochi, Russia. Obtain the schedule for Winter Olympics games here.

Denver Restaurant Week  is February 22-28. It is a celebration of the culinary scene in Denver. Participating restaurants will offer a multi-course dinner for the fixed price of $60 for two, or $30 for one (not including tax or gratuity).

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Fun at the January 2014 meeting!

More Pictures from January meeting can be found here! 

Au Pair monthly meeting-  February

Sunday, February 16th. Fire Safety Meeting (Continuing Education Program) 
Place: Denver Fire Station 26-7934 Martin Luther King Blvd, Denver, CO 80207. 
Time: 2-4pm . Please complete an online quiz, print and bring it with you.

 

Upcoming meetings. Just a reminder – Please save the following dates for the monthly au pair meetings:

Wednesday, March 12th, – Movie night at my house. Time: 6:30-9pm

Saturday, April 12th, 2014,  Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz. Time: 7:00 PM at Pepsi Center. Host parents, and Au Pairs please mark your calendars for this annual Host Family and Au pair event.- Host families must attend at least one of the two host family events over the course of the year.

Tickets are $22/per person and include a meal voucher. It’s a family night promo that night. The tickets may be purchased as individual ticket or as a group package (price doesn’t change).  I encourage host parents to purchase group/ family tickets for all of you coming, so you could get your seats together.

There will be other Denver Lcc’s and their groups. Please bring your whole family (if you can) and your friends/ neighbors- this is going to be lots of fun for everyone!

Please buy directly at the link given.   http://www.nuggetstix.com/aupair

P.s. if any of you have a great idea for a monthly meeting please let me know. All ideas are considered. Dates could change if we agree to do something fun that is not available on the dates I picked. Friends are always welcome.

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Introducing…

Arriving, February 1stHannah, 21, from Germany, is joining the Enyeart family. She will be taking care for a 6-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy. Hannah has had training as a sport and gymnastics teacher/ sports therapist. Hannah likes swimming, playing soccer, singing, hiking in the mountains, reading books, going out with friends, going for movies, cooking and traveling. Hannah is a second year extension and is arriving from Pennsylvania.

Au Pairs, I expect every one of you to at least make a phone call to our new au pair and welcome her.  This is so important! I will send an updated contact list to your emails.  Please make an effort to invite Hannah to join you for a coffee or an evening out.

Best of Luck!!!

Nicci is returning to Germany after she travels to San Francisco and Hawaii! Nicci successfully completed her two years as an au pair. Nicci, we are glad you came to us, and we wish you a brilliant career and good fortune!

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 This month we wish Happy Birthday to Luz Laverde Trujillo (Sha) (February 7th) and Britta Jansen (February 28th)!  All the best wishes!

 

~ Dana

Saturday, 1 February 2014 12:28 AM

Comments

  1. Sha Laverde says:

    Thanks Dana for all the info and for my birthday greeting.

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