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50th Anniversary
Tradition at Blind Children's Learning Center -
Sensory Day 
 
Talia
Robyn and Sawyer covering Ms. Talia with Gack at the Tactile Station.  
For more than 20 years, Sensory Day has been an essential educational tool and a fantastically fun experience for our students. Given a guide card, each child traveled to sensory work stations and received scented stamps or tactile stickers for participating.  

At the Smell Station, they smelled herbs and scented candles.  

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Ms. Kim and Gael at the Smell Station. 
With chocolate pudding at the Taste Station and the chance to play in the water or make spaghetti mountains at the Tactile Station, you can understand why they were the popular sites.   

"Kids learn in a variety of ways through their senses.  At our Center, we focus in on each of our children's senses and give them the opportunity to discover them through multiple methods," said Jenny Vincent, Teacher.     
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Mitsubishi Volunteer DayMitsubishi
On Friday, June 14, our Bright Visions Early Childhood Center Campus was abuzz with     employee volunteers from Mitsubishi Electric. They joined our students for a "Bubble Wrap Dance Party" and then went to work making our campus beautiful.  

Dedicated volunteers shoveled 20 yards of potting mix, donated by TVI, into planters throughout the entire campus.  In addition to gardening and weeding.  

We are also grateful for their generous $1,000 donation.  

Thank you Mitsubishi volunteers for investing your time and talents to make our campus beautiful for our children and their families.  

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Summer Camp  
July 22 - 26, 2013
9am - 3pm 
 
Sensory EDventure Camp is a summer day camp with games, music, art and fun for all children.  
 
 
Nathan at Newport Dunes
 
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In This Issue
Sensory Day
Mitsubishi Volunteer Day
Sensory Edventure Camp
Jeri Konopisos - New Board Chair
Clinic in the Park
Fall Golf Classic
10th Annual Destination - Independence 5K Walk
Jeri Konopisos - New Board Chair
  
Jeri Konopisos
In June, staff and the board of directors of Blind Children's Learning Center thanked Gene Micco Board Chairman for his many years of volunteer service as his term ended.  At the same time, Jeri Konopisos was welcomed as our new board chair.  Click here to learn more about Jeri.

Clinic in the Park
Dedicated to family health and well-being.

Sunday, July 14
10am - 2pm
Orange County Great Park Farmers Market

Blind Children's Learning Center will be one of many health-related professional organizations participating in Clinic in the Park which provides free: health education, developmental screenings and referrals to community services.  

Clinic in the Park is sponsored by OneOC and is the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 2pm at the Orange County Great Park Farmers Market in Irvine.  

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It's Fore the Kids  
Fall Golf Classic 
Monday, November 4, 2013

24700 Club House Drive
Laguna Niguel, CA  92677
El Niguel
Join us for 18 holes of golf on a Championship golf course AND for a special wine and cheese tasting in the afternoon. More information to follow. 

For now, click here for the registration and schedule information.  

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, click here.  

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Save the Date - 

It's a Celebration Year

10th Anniversary Walk Logo
Saturday, May 17, 2014 
 
Message from our Walk Founder and Chair - Jaimie Haver
 
I am so honored and excited to be the Chair of the 10th Annual Destination-Independence Walk.  Ten years ago, my personal goal was to increase awareness for the Center, raise funds for critical needs and celebrate the accomplishments of our children.  With the support of thousands of people - together - we have met these goals. 
 
Now my goal is to strive to do even more in celebration of our 10th Anniversary.  
 
In months to follow I'll have more details.  For now, check out pictures from the 9th Annual Walk and make plans to join us in 2014.  
 
Sincerely,
Jaimie Haver  
Blind Children's Learning Center / 18542-B Vanderlip Avenue / Santa Ana, California 92705 

www.blindkids.org