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nov 2023

November Highlights

The Therapeutic Activities Department, in partnership with our educational providers PinesBridge at Sunshine and Kids Clubhouse PreSchool, hosted their first-ever Sunshine Thanksgiving Parade. Each of the classrooms sponsored wheelchair floats while our awesome Sunshine staff cheered the children on the parade route as they rolled by!

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oct 2023

October Highlights

Halloween at Sunshine is so much fun! Both our staff and children had a blast at our Fall Fest – Halloween celebration!

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#TurnYourDayAroundChallenge

Turn Your Day Around Challenge

We were nominated by our friends at Elizabeth Seton Children’s to participate in the #TurnYourDayAroundChallenge. Here’s the video we created! We hope it makes you smile and gives you the best “Sunshiney” Day. https://youtu.be/za1FX5bpqsc?si=ahWgjr1zBFPDVe5x

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A visit from PNW BOCES and their Lion Mascot

This month, Sunshine enjoyed a visit from our educational partner, PNW BOCES featuring a tour of our new home and visits to all the classrooms with their Lion Mascot. Pictured (L-R): Nicole Ginexi, Eleni Parisi, Neil Boyle, Dr Lynn Allan, Neal Harber, Lion Mascot, Matt Carr, Dr Ryan, Kathy Failla

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Annual Years of Service Awards!

In September, we held our annual Years of Service Awards! It was an extremely special and exciting day where we honored our wonderful Sunshine staff and those who have dedicated 5, 10, 15, 20 and an incredible 30 years to our Sunshine children! Thank you all for making such a great difference in each of our children’s lives. We truly have the best Team here at Sunshine!

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Camp Sunshine – August 21, 2023

On August 21st, a group of Sunshine children participated in a fun-filled swimming experience at Camp Sunshine, located in Poughkeepsie, NY. Camp Sunshine is a beautiful, serene property nestled in the hills of Dutchess County. The smiles on the children’s faces were priceless. We all had an amazing time swimming and soaking in the sunshine.

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Annual Art Show in the Clubhouse

The Therapeutic Activities Department hosted its Annual Art Show in the Sunshine Clubhouse (Art Gallery). All the children participated in creating beautiful masterpieces using various mediums such as paint, markers, and tissue paper while engaging in the hand-over-hand method. The show ran from August 29 to September 2.

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Our Sparkle and Shine Spa is Now Open!

On July 31, our Sparkle and Shine Spa opened! We held our first-ever Spa Birthday Bash! The children indulged in the ultimate birthday experience as they were pampered with manicures, pedicures, massages, and hair styling. It was a day of relaxation, with gentle scents, soft robes, and calming music. The special day was filled with giggles and smiles as we celebrated their birthdays in style.

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Megan’s Class School Play in the Kids Clubhouse

On June 1st, the Sunshine children and staff, as well as some family members gathered in the Kids Clubhouse to watch the school play. Megan O’Sullivan’s class and PNW BOCES outdid themselves! After over two months of preparation and practice, they presented: “Tommy O’Tom in a Tub O’Trouble.” The scenery, the props, and the costumes were spectacular! All the children in Megan’s class were active participants in the play using their switches to say their lines or to make the play interactive. It was so much fun seeing the children in their adorable costumes. The play was enjoyed by all!…

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