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Last Thursday CentroNía hosted its second annual Cooking Competition. We brought together children, families, and staff to enjoy a series of delicious dishes prepared by four volunteer parents and staff who showcased their culinary skills to the CentroNía community.
El pasado jueves CentroNía organizó su segundo concurso anual de cocina. Hemos unido a niños, familias y personal para disfrutar de una serie de deliciosos platos preparados por cuatro padres voluntarios y personal que mostraron sus habilidades culinarias a la comunidad de centronía. 
CentroNía Family Bulletin | June 2019
Boletín de la familia de CentroNía | junio 2019
Announcements | Anuncios
Town Hall Meeting about Safety in our Community
CentroNía will host a town hall meeting on June 13, 2019 at 5:30 PM in La Plaza (1420 Columbia Road, NW) for families, staff and neighbors in our community. The discussion will focus primarily on promoting safety in our neighborhood in response to the recent crime and violence. Representatives from the Metropolitan Police Dept. will be in attendance as well as a number of area organizations such as Martha's Table, LAYC, Jubilee Housing, Barbara Chambers, and Bell.

Artist Residency Opportunity at CentroNía!
With the help of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, CentroNía is offering an opportunity for up to three artists to create artwork about immigration and the immigrant experience at CentroNía's early childhood education center in the heart of Columbia Heights. Apply for the residency between May 20 and June 20, 2019!

Reunión municipal sobre la seguridad en nuestra comunidad.
CentroNía celebrará una reunión pública el 13 de junio de 2019 a las 5:30 PM en La Plaza (1420 Columbia Road, NW) para las familias, el personal y los vecinos de nuestra comunidad. La discusión se centrará principalmente en promover la seguridad en nuestro vecindario en respuesta al reciente crimen y violencia. Asistirán representantes del Departamento de Policía Metropolitana, así como una serie de organizaciones del área como Martha's Table, LAYC, Jubilee Housing, Barbara Chambers y Bell.

¡Oportunidad de residencia para artistas en CentroNía!
Con la ayuda de la Comisión de Artes y Humanidades de DC, CentroNía ofrece una oportunidad para que tres artistas creen obras de arte sobre la inmigración y la experiencia de los inmigrantes en el centro de educación infantil de CentroNía en el corazón de Columbia Heights. ¡Para participar en envíe su solicitud entre el 20 de mayo y el 20 de junio de 2019 !

Important Dates this Month | Fechas importantes de este mes
 June 4th & June 6th 4:00-6:00pm |4 de junio y 6 de junio 4:00-6:00pm
In this two-hour, 2-session workshop led entirely in Spanish, author/teacher Naomi Ayala leads parents and their children in activities they can do together as a family to foster the development of writing skills and figurative thinking, show appreciation for one another, develop a positive sense of self, and learn to channel emotions.

June 5, 4:00-5:15 PM | 5 de junio a las 4:00-5:15 PM
Family Room 118WB
On the 1st Wednesday of each month, CentroNía parents gather to participate in a free art activity you can replicate at home with your children!

June 14th, 3:00-5:30 PM | 14 de junio a las 3:00-5:30 PM
(CentroNía fathers and children are welcome)
We will host an afternoon of games, prizes, and food for our fathers.

June 18, 1:00-2:00 PM | 18 de junio a las 1:00-2:00 PM
Come learn about Safe Sleep practices for your infant child and receive a free pack n’ play!

June 21, 2:00-4:00 PM | 21 de junio a las 2:00-4:00 PM
Family Room 118WB
Do you need a car seat for your child? CentroNía provides a monthly bilingual training on car seat safety. Car seats are available for purchase for $20-$30. This event is for DC residents only.

June 27, 3:30-5:30 PM | 27 de junio a las 3:30-5:30 PM
1st floor Family Room (Everyone welcome)
Interested in learning about the home buying process in DC? Come join us the last Thursday of each month and take the first step towards achieving your dreams.

Last week CentroNía’s Pre-K early learners welcomed 6th and 7th grade student volunteers from  Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation's Capital into their classrooms. The students brought stories and games they created in their Spanish class to share with our Pre-K early learners. After reading and playing games, everyone ventured to the rooftop playground to play together.
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