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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz County

February 15, 2018
Remember when?

You are invited!

What do you have in common with Abraham Lincoln?

Fun Events!
Here's a look at Lincoln's daily schedule:
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(0 February 2018) BookScene_HuckleberryOnMississippi.jpgRemember when? Your mom or dad said "You're too young to read that book." Did you obey? No. You went to the library and got a copy, right?!

I think there may be a surge of interest in To Kill A Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in Duluth, Minnesota where the school board recently banned these two books because they might offend some readers!

Goodness! They are very likely at the top of the list of books that have  aroused empathy in our hearts and minds, and influenced the course of history for the better in America.

(0 February 2018) PresidentsDay.jpgLincoln and Washington are two of our most revered presidents. This year's president article focuses on Lincoln's daily habits.  Compare your own daily habits with Lincoln's.

We honor our presidents on the third Monday of February and with maturity come to understand that presidents, like each of us, are complex beings with a mix of admirable qualities and human flaws.

Please recommend our newsletter to new friends so they won't miss a few tidbits of wisdom from our author contributors, and as always the many fun events!

Enjoy your PRESIDENT'S Day weekend with the family!  Parmalee

 

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"Sleep is a basic of life, a fundamental human need like food, water, and air. Yet in our fast-paced, connected, and demanding world it seems everyone jams more hours in the day by cheating on sleep. According to safety professional and human fatigue expert, Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., the consequences of a sleep deficit for individuals and society can be devastating.

You are cordially invited to attend "The Power of Sleep: Enhancing Performance, Safety and Health" a public lecture at Cabrillo College.

Admission is FREE, and reservations are suggested but not required. Reserve Your Seat.

(0 February 2018) SpeakerSeries2018.jpgIn his work, Dr. Rosekind examines the body's circadian rhythm, how sleep needs change as people age, sleep disorders and the effects of sleep loss on performance, safety and health. He will discuss strategies for better sleep, alertness and improved performance, highlighting the value of good sleep in helping people to thrive.


Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 pm
Crocker Theater at Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos

We hope to see you at this 2018 Speaker Series on Education event, presented by Mount Madonna, Gateway and York schools and Cabrillo College."

 
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  What do you have in common with Abraham Lincoln?

A look inside the daily routine of Abraham Lincoln, who started working before breakfast, forgot to eat regular meals, and was known to walk through the White House late at night

by Áine Cain

This Presidents' Day, Americans celebrate the legacy of the United States presidency.  Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, is widely regarded as one of the greatest presidents of all time. Lincoln's daily work routine reflects his intense work ethic. 

(0 February 2018) LincolnOnSlavery.jpgMonday, February 12, marked the 209th anniversary of his birth. Born on the Kentucky frontier, Lincoln would grow up to lead America through one of its bloodiest conflicts. He cleared the path for the abolition of slavery, preserved the Union, revolutionized the federal government, and lost his life in the process.

The US certainly hasn't forgotten his legacy. Since 1948, there have been 18 major surveys that asked American scholars to rank the presidents. Lincoln came in first in 10 of those surveys - and claimed second or third place in the other eight. That means that Abraham Lincoln took the top spot more than the other 42 presidents featured in the rankings.

But what was everyday life like for Lincoln in the White House? As it turns out, the president's typical routine reflected his singular commitment to his work. Read about Lincoln's daily schedule>>>

 

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Gateway School K-8, Kindergarten Assessments 2/17

 

Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Homeschool Day, 2/23

 

 

 

Mount Madonna School Pre-K-12, Campus Tour Day 3/14

 

ALL SCHOOL EVENTS

Telling and Writing Stories in the Vocabulary of the Times

"Twain was able to accurately reflect the sensitive social issues of his day in a way that intimately touched his readers and often caused great controversy. For this reason, much of Twain's work has been restricted throughout the years. Schools across America banned what is arguably his most popular book, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, due to its frequent use of racial epithets. But despite his southern upbringing during the time of slavery, Twain was decidedly not racist. His books were a heartwarming and accurate reflection of his times, and his use of colloquialisms only added authenticity to his writing."

Raptis Rare Books

Explore the San Lorenzo River Series

Every Saturday

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The River Through Time


Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

2/17, 10am - 12pm  All ages
 

Take a journey through time and learn how this waterway has shaped local communities, and how in turn, humans have affected the river.
 

Registration required 

(831) 420-6115 

Every Saturday
2/3-4/21, 10 - noon

San Lorenzo River.
Learn more here.

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Great Backyard Bird Count
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Date: Every day (Feb 16-Feb 19) from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Details: Be a bird counter... for just 15minutes
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Book Sale at Aptos Library
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Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: 6yrs & up
Details: Support your libraries by coming to the Aptos Book Sale and finding new life-changing books
Special Instructions: January-July and September-October
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Free Homework Help
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Date: Every Wed (Oct 11-May 22) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Up to 18
Details: Success in school is important for every child's future.   The
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Maryjo Koch and the Art of Scientific Illustration
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Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery
Date: Every Tues, Wed, Th, Fri and Sa (Jan 24-Mar 16) from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Details: Koch is one of the world's most accomplished naturalist painters around. Exquisite detail!
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  Here's a look at Lincoln's daily schedule:

Here's a look at Lincoln's daily schedule:

Lincoln typically woke up around 7 a.m. He'd work for an hour before breakfast, and sometimes headed out into the early morning to grab a newspaper from a newsboy.

First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln knew that her husband often simply forgot about meals. She'd sometimes invite guests to eat breakfast with the family, in order to ensure the president would remember to come. Lincoln typically took a simple breakfast: eggs, toast, and coffee.

According to biographer William E. Gienapp, the president would head to the East Wing of the White House to work after breakfast.

Lincoln's usual tasks included speech-writing, Cabinet meetings, meet-and-greets with the public, and responding to a mountain of correspondence.

He had a particularly unusual method for assembling speeches, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin told Fast Company: jotting down thoughts on scraps of paper, and hoarding them all in his desk.

"When the time came for the speech, he'd just pick these little thoughts out," Goodwin said. "Somehow he managed to get the Gettysburg Address from those scraps."

An avid reader, Lincoln stayed up to date on news reports. As a lawyer in Illinois, he had reportedly annoyed colleagues with his habit of lying on the law firm couch and reading entire newspapers aloud, in an effort to retain more information.

Lincoln sometimes took a break for lunch at one o'clock, but often skipped a midday meal. He did have a fondness for apples, however, and enjoyed eating them with nuts, cheese, and crackers, according to food blog The Questing Feast.

The First Lady insisted on taking her husband on late afternoon carriage rides, for his health. Sometimes, Lincoln would also take a solitary ride on horseback.

Dinner was at six. Lincoln's favorites were relatively simple dishes like oyster stew, corn pone, chicken fricassee, and apple pie for dessert. He typically skipped alcohol, and mostly drank water.

According to biographer Michael Burlingame, he'd sometimes hang out with friends and colleagues in the White House's Red Room after dinner.

Lincoln would usually retire to bed at 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. On nights when important news about the war was imminent, the president would stay up as late as 2 a.m., waiting with the War Department's telegraph operators, Burlingame writes.

After the death of 11-year-old Willie Lincoln in February 1862, Lincoln's youngest child - 9-year-old Tad - would often sleep on a small trundle bed in the president's bedroom. The president himself struggled with insomnia, and was known to take late night walks.

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