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VOL. 24 NO. 5                                                                                  MAY 2023

      Celebrating National Teacher

      Appreciation Week

      May 8 To 12                                        The History Behind Teacher Appreciation Week
                                                            Teachers spend a lot of time enriching the minds and lives
         National Teacher Day is a day                   of their students. This is why, every year, people come together
      to not only honor teachers but to                  to celebrate teachers and the wonderful jobs that they do. But
      show them that they help make lasting              when did Teacher Appreciation Week begin and what was the
      impressions on their students’ lives.              reasoning behind it?
      Teaching Is Heart Work                                Teacher Appreciation Week originated in 1953, and teachers
         Teachers continue to show up every day from the time   have Eleanor Roosevelt to thank for its inception. Roosevelt
      our children get off the school bus to the time they’re back   convinced Congress that there needed to be a specific day on
      home safely in our arms. While there have been many   which teachers were recognized. Prior to Roosevelt going before
      challenges along the way, educators across America are   Congress, it is believed that some states did practice, but it is
      committed to ensuring our children have the tools they
      need to reach their full potential.                National Teacher Appreciation Week on page 6
      Summer Camps And Teen Internships

         Summer is just around                              Summer programs are one of the best ways to keep
      the corner and finding                             children and teens learning without the pressures of
      something for kids to do                           classroom schedules and challenges. While the benefits
      that is productive, engaging,                      studies go back years, the full- and long-term impact has
      educational and fun can                            only recently been fully recognized.
      feel like a challenge. Enter                          Marked is the loss of important skills and knowledge they
      summer camp and or internships.                    have gained during the school year which may be harder to   Town Of Jupiter
         Today it’s more important than ever to get your kids   get back into and up to speed the next school year. Keeping
      into  some  beneficial  summer  activities  and  there  are   up with routine can provide stability and can help smooth
      literally hundreds of opportunities for all ages and all   the transition back to school in the fall. Research has shown   Summer Camps
      interests, sports to academics and everything in-between,
      including low-cost to free.                        Summer Camps on page 8                             The Place For Exciting Adventures And A
      Youth Police Academies                                                                                Summer Of Memories!

                                                                                                               Jupiter Recreation takes great pride
      Will Resume This Summer 2023                                                                          in offering quality camp programs
                                                                                                            and activities. The goal of our camp
                                                                                                            program is to provide a positive
                                                                                                            summer experience for children that
      Teen Police Academy                                Students will have the unique opportunity to learn about   is safe, fun and rewarding for all. Our
         The Jupiter Police Department’s                 several functions to include:                      mission is to recruit dedicated and enthusiastic counselors
      Teen Academy is open to Jupiter                    • S.W.A.T.                                         to ensure the best youth programs for the children of
      resident high school students.                     • Road Patrol                                      Jupiter. Safety and staffing continue to be the first priority
      Members of  the  Jupiter  Police                   • Traffic/Motor/DUI                                for our camp program. Due to the ongoing challenges
      Department will provide students                   • K-9                                              of recruitment and hiring of qualified staff, the overall
      with the opportunity to learn more                 • Marine/Beach/Dive                                capacity of the 2023 Day Camp will be dictated by the
      about the Jupiter Police Department and understand core   • Narcotics/Investigations                  number of employees we are able to hire.
      police functions, explore careers in law enforcement, and   • Crime Scene Investigation
      participate in hands-on activities. Some physical activity   • CPR Certification                      Town Of Jupiter Summer Camps on page 7
      and discipline will be involved.                      The class is limited to the first 20 students. There is no
         This academy is specifically designed for high school   cost to attend this program and participating students will
      students and to provide an interactive look at police work.   receive a T-shirt and certificate. Students must provide their
                                                                                 own transportation and are   Abacoa Upcoming                  See Concert
                                                                                 expected to attend all classes.                               and Music
                                                                                   A criminal background              Events                  on Page 3
                                                                                 check will be completed prior
                                                                                 to acceptance into the class.   June 3 – Inflatapalooza County Fair, Roger Dean Stadium
                                                                                 Individuals  convicted  of  a   June 9 – Splash Day, Roger Dean Stadium
                                                                                 misdemeanor or felony will not   June 16 – Baseball and Fireworks, Roger Dean Stadium
                                                                                 be accepted into the program.  June 17 – Free Concert: Rolling Stones Tribute
                                                                                                            June 24 – Space Night, Roger Dean Stadium
                                                                                 Youth Police Academies     June 30 – Bring Your Dog Day, Roger Dean Stadium
                                                                                 on page 8
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