Living Treasures / Fort Worth Nature Center

“Love is like a mirror.
When you love another you become his mirror,
And he becomes yours. . .
And reflecting each other’s love
you see infinity.”
                                        – Leo Buscaglia

Rosie Junior is soooooooo Cute

Rosie Jr. is soooooooo Cute!

Meet Alden, better known as "Snakes on a Face"!

Meet Alden, better known as “Snakes on a Face”!

The Japanese have a special saying for older people – “Living Treasures”. Respect for the Aged Day (Keirō no Hi) is a Japanese holiday celebrated annually to honor elderly citizens every September.

The mark of any civilized society is how it cares for its young people and its elderly. And this concept, considering and valuing our older, experienced and knowledgeable citizens as treasures is missing in America.

Michael is ready for battle.

Michael is ready for battle.

My friends, we need a clearer vision. Let’s follow the beautiful example offered by the Japanese culture and value and celebrate our living treasures. Grandparents, fathers, mothers, aunts and uncles have a lifetime of fascinating stories to share with their children and grandchildren.

Not only are their life stories and achievements invaluable to their families, they are important to us as a nation and our collective response towards aging. Older people are the beautifully woven tapestry of living history. They are a true treasure. They are the gold reserves of the Nation. And this gold mine is, essentially, unrecognized and, sadly, unappreciated.

Thinking of them reminds me of Mrs. A. When asked when she plans to retire she responded, “I think they are going to have to carry me out feet first. Until then, I will be here doing what I love, teaching.”

Are you a living treasure yourself ? Don’t leave all those precious

Kylee enjoys snuggling with our new puppy

Kylee enjoys snuggling with our new puppy.

memories tucked away in your head. Isn’t it time you recorded your life story. Please do so, for the sake of your family and your country. Find something to record your precious words – a camera, tape recorder, even pencil and paper. Or perhaps, start a website and surprise your family by beginning with the beginning – chapter one – your earliest thoughts, remembrances, and emotions. Here is a great place to pass on the legacy of your life! Share the meaningful, funny and truly significant stories. And let those you love, and many others, know how much you love them.

Amid the clamor of technological and economic success, a reverence for age, custom, and tradition endures in Japanese culture. And it should also be valued here, in this country.

We don't explain them. We just train them.

We don’t explain them. We just train them.

There are approximately 70 Japanese officially designated as ”The Living Treasures”. They are elderly men and women. Click here for more.

These are women and men in recognized fields who have been designated by the Japanese government as “Bearers of Important Intangible Cultural Assets” are often referred to as “Living National Treasures” or “Ningen Kokuho” coined from the term “national treasure” which was found in a 1929 law.

At the Anderson School, we treasure everyone. And we especially treasure the most valued citizens and educators. Several of our teachers retired years ago. And they enable and enlighten our students with their personal insights and philosophy of life and living garnered from many years of valuable experience.

I am always anxious to meet older and wiser minds still willing to share the vast wealth of their knowledge and their love of life. Are you one these? If so, let me hear from you.

Yes, a good time was had by all at the Indian Festival

A good time was had by all at the Indian Festival.

It has become a tradition for students to place a price tag on me at the annual Fossil Mania Show in Glenrose. Prices have ranged from 1 cent to 25 cents, which proves that I am no longer worth less than a “plug nickel”. But last Fall Natalie, known for always telling the truth, placed a tag on my back that said, “Priceless”.

Folks, the knowledge and experience you have gained from a life-time of living and loving life is also, “Priceless”. Pass it on!

“The world in its essence is the reconciliation of opposite forces.
These forces, like the right hand and left hand of the creator,
act in perfect harmony,
and yet in opposite directions.
                                                  – Rabindranath Tagore

 FRIDAY  STUDY/FUN  TRIP

Caty and Ian were really into face painting.

Caty and Ian were really into face painting.

On Friday, March 28, 2014 we will visit the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, an Urban Wilderness with a mission to enhance the quality of life by enrolling and educating our community in the preservation & protection
of natural areas while standing as an example of these same principles and values in North Central Texas.”

The Nature Center is located just inside the city limits of Fort Worth. It is a hidden jewel, a wilderness comprised of forests, prairies, and wetlands reminiscent of how much of the Fort Worth once looked. Replete with native flora and fauna, the area beckons to those searching for a piece of nature to refresh their spirits and reintroduce a measure of tranquility.

Over 3600 acres, the center is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States and offers residents and visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural history of north central Texas. Over 20 miles of hiking trails provide easy access to a myriad of natural wonders to be found on the Refuge.

And, there were really into a teepee.

And, there were really into an Indian Teepee.

The center is located on the northwest side of Fort Worth, four miles west of I-820 on Jacksboro Hwy. (TX Hwy. 199).

We plan to hike the trails, have fun and get some sunshine and fresh air.
* Students are to follow policy at all times
* They ask that there be no loud talking, running, or jumping. (Good luck with that one!)
* Stay with the chaperone at all times.
* Use clipboards for worksheets. Do not lean or write on the exhibit display cases or walls.
* No food, drink, candy, or gum is allowed in the building.
* The museum is under video surveillance and all areas are equipped with security alarms.
* No “wheeled” foot gear allowed in the museum.

Drop-off will be at the Nature Center at 10:00 a.m.

We are dressed for the Myan reunion.

We are dressed for the Myan reunion.

Pick up will be at the Nature Center at 2:30 p.m.

FINANCIAL: Admission: $5 Adults (13-64) $2 Children (3-12; under 3 FREE) $3 Seniors (65+) Please pay at the door.

LUNCH Please bring a PICNIC LUNCH today. (Don’t forget the drinks.)
GIFT SHOP Yes!

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. Students without shirts tucked in & belts on will not be allowed to participate.

Our Nature Center can be enjoyed by the entire family and your friends. All PARENTS / IN-LAWS / NEIGHBORS, SIBLINGS, etc. are invited to participate on our trips. Your family is always welcome.

Cole wanted one too.

Cole wanted one too.

Students are NOT to leave the Nature Center or the presence of an adult chaperone at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride or use the restroom, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

IMPORTANT DATES
April 4 – Kimbell Art Museum Samurai Armor Exhibit
April 18 & 21 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
May 1 Tuition Due for 2014-15

Ian's Indian name: "Fits Right In".

Ian’s Indian name: “Fits Right In”.

Emergency Telephone Number: 682-777-1908
A. n. d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children are nurtured and appreciated.

“The whole universe
is to us
a writing of the Infinite
in the language
of the finite.
               – Vivekanada

 

 

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The Midst of an Epidemic / Indian Festival and Market

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works,
if from the head, almost nothing.
– Marc Chagall

12-9-20 SUNSET with TREE

Another beautiful sunset viewed from the Anderson School.

An epidemic has washed upon our shores. This epidemic stems from the highly polluted food chain that now exists in America. And profit driven pollution of our food results in the debilitating and deadly disease of Diabetes.

It is, however, preventable and treatable. From CommonSenseHealth.Com we find out “How to Avoid Diabetes and Reverse Diabetes Type 2”  – How do you reverse diabetes naturally? Click here to read article.

The problem is no one’s allowed to tell you that you can usually avoid diabetes and sometimes even reverse diabetes naturally.

Many studies clearly show that avoiding diabetes and actually even reversing early type 2 diabetes is possible. And learning how to avoid diabetes and reverse diabetes naturally is vitally important.

We’re clearly in the midst of a serious type 2 diabetes epidemic.

Dr. Harold Lawrence

Dr. Harold Lawrence spoke with students prior to our trip to the Texas Indian Festival on Friday.

Over 24 million Americans and 300 million people worldwide have type 2 diabetes. And the complications of diabetes are down right scary.

Blindness,

Kidney failure,

Damaged nerves,

Circulation problems,

Leg and foot amputations,

And a high heart disease risk.

Avoiding Diabetes or Reversing Diabetes in Seven Steps

What was once called adult-onset diabetes is now showing up in many more adults and an ever-growing number of teens and children.

But the great news is that learning how to avoid diabetes type 2 and even reverse diabetes is simple. But it takes strong commitment and persistence to make the lifestyle changes that reduce the risk for diabetes.

With the seven simple steps below, you can reduce your chance, and that of your child, of diabetes complications, heart disease and some cancers.

1. Make exercise a priority. Working your muscles with regular physical activity greatly improves circulation and your ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. Studies show that just taking a brisk half-hour walk every day reduces your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%. And adding more physical activity during the day reduces your diabetes risk even more.

2. Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight is the major cause of type 2 diabetes. It increases your risk by seven times. Obesity makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone at a healthy weight. But, if you’re overweight, losing just 7% to 10% of your current weight can cut your chance of developing diabetes in half. Healthy permanent weight loss is the best thing you can do to decrease your diabetes risk.

3. Eliminate refined carbohydrates. Sugar, sugary soft drinks, fruit drinks and fruit juice, white bread, white rice, white pasta and other refined carbohydrates cause a fast and furious rise in blood sugar. Eating these high glycemic foods greatly increases your risk of developing diabetes.

4. Focus on plant foods. A diet high in fiber foods, such as colorful vegetables, beans, fresh fruits and 100% whole grains lowers your risk of diabetes and helps keep your appetite and calories under control.

5. Choose healthy fats. The fats you eat affect your diabetes risk one way or another, so it’s important to learn bad fat good fat differences. Fats found in omega 3 fish, such as salmon and tuna, raw nuts, seeds, whole grains and olive oil help to lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Whereas trans fats do just the opposite by contributing to diabetes.

6. If you smoke, quit. Diabetes is just one of the many smoking health risks on the long list of health problems caused by tobacco use. Smokers are at least 50% more likely to develop diabetes than nonsmokers.

7. Manage blood pressure and cholesterol. Diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure all damage blood vessels. And when they team up together, they increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and other deadly conditions. But if you exercise regularly, eat for great health and manage your weight, you can lower blood pressure and cholesterol naturally.

And learn all the symptoms of diabetes type 2 and insulin resistance.

Although following these steps for avoiding diabetes type 2 and reversing diabetes naturally takes commitment, focus and persistence, type 2 diabetes and the complications of diabetes are highly preventable.

 Reverse type 1 diabetes with a RAW FOOD diet

(NaturalNews) click here for article. Is it possible to reverse type 1 diabetes (T1D, previously known as insulin-dependent diabetes or IDDM) simply by enjoying a raw food diet? According to Dr. Kirt Tyson, a naturopathic doctor who practices in Arizona, eating a diet that primarily consists of raw foods can dramatically reduce blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetics, perhaps even stopping their insulin dependency.

How one doctor stopped his insulin dependence

Dr. Tyson speaks from experience. A former self-proclaimed fast food junkie and a type 1 diabetic himself, he now believes in the amazing power of eating raw.

During an interview with Robyn Openshaw, also known as Green Smoothie Girl and author of “12 Steps to Whole Foods,” he revealed that, prior to starting a raw food diet, his blood sugar level was extremely high (diabetic ketoacidosis) at around 300 mg/dL. Anything above 240 mg/dL is cause for concern.

However, within 2-3 weeks of eating raw foods – nuts, seeds and vegetables with no dairy, meat or fruits – he checked his blood sugar again. The unbelievable result? His blood sugar level dropped to an acceptable, safe range: 76 mg/dL. Today, he says he only needs insulin if he becomes sick (which causes blood sugar levels to rise).

Raw foods: what’s best for diabetics?

The American Diabetes Association’s website lists top super foods for diabetics. Among them are nuts and seeds such as walnuts and flax, as well as vegetables – the darker and leafier, the better. These suggestions align with the raw food diet lifestyle that worked for Dr. Tyson.

Other diabetics following a raw food diet often share their food suggestions in forums. Some of their preferences include:

– Chia Seeds
– Hemp Seeds
– Almonds
– Pecans
– Fenugreek leaves
– Dandelion leaves

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 20 million people worldwide have T1D.

Sources for this article include:
http://www.diabetes.org
http://diabetes.webmd.com
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
http://www.who.int
http://greensmoothiegirl.com
http://www.tudiabetes.org
Learn more: at http://www.naturalnews.com

FRIDAY  TRIP  INFO.

On Friday, March 21, We will meet at 11:00 a.m. for lunch at McKinley’s Fine Bakery and Cafe, 1616 S. University Drive (817-332-3242) and then attend the 24th Annual Texas Indian Festival/Market and Southwest Showcase at the Arlington Convention Center.

The Show Hours on March 21 are from 1 PM to 7 PM. The Admission Price for Adults is $12.00, Children (under 13) are Free.

Pickup is at the Arlington Convention Center at 4:30 p.m. or at the school at approximately 5:00 p.m. Please be patient – sometimes traffic delays us.

A single admission is good for the entire weekend. Admission price includes all shows, performances and demonstrations for all three days.

Location: The “Arlington Convention Center” which is very easy to find adjacent to I-30 and directly beside “Six flags over Texas” and “The Ball Park in Arlington” at 1200 Ballpark Way (817-459-5000). Parking is directly beside the show building and is $5.00.

We plan to attend these Main Stage performances on Friday:
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Ehecatl Aztec Dancers
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Shelley Morningsong
3:30 – 3:50 p.m. – Gathering of the People
3:50 – 4:20 p.m. – Splash!Animals

The Ehecatl Aztec Dancers offer a visually spectacular mystical dance group with Thunderous rhythms, unique sounds, dazzling costumes, mystical dances and high energy performances. This act is a favorite at every festival! Standing room only crowds are always thrilled and mystified by the sights and sounds of this phenomenal act at every performance! Dr. A may paint his face and try to act normal, whatever that is. Just humor him and please step over his body if he is napping.

The Morningsong Band & Zuni Dancers. This Native American songbird is an award winning performer and recording artist that brings a strong element of native spirituality and tradition woven with contemporary music to moving performances. From soul stirring music..to the wonderful dances of the Zuni people, this amazing act is promised to spellbound!

Brings Plenty will present A Gathering of the People – an enchanting experience as Mo Brings Plenty presents amazing, spellbinding and truly soul stirring “gathering” performances of the people. After seeing this act, we will be touched.

Splash! Animals is an award-winning conservation focused live art experience that combines art, music, choreography and features endangered species. The show always begins with a blank canvas and in less than 10 minutes, the speed painting performing artists produce beautiful portraits of endangered animals for our delight and amazement!

Everyone, including parents, friends and neighbors, are invited to join us this (and every) Friday for an unusual and breathtaking experience. Again, We will meet at 11:00 a.m. for lunch at McKinley’s Fine Bakery and Cafe, 1616 S. University Drive (817-332-3242). From there we will caravan to the Arlington Convention Center. Bring your feathers and face paint! Dr. A may not be recognizable.

ROSIE

Coffee & Now Chocolate Good For You? / Spring Break This Week

Mary Alice loves "RJ"

Mary Alice loves “RJ”

My friends,

I know we tell our children what NOT to eat. But let us be certain to inform them about what IS good for them. Please share this information.

The following is from Fitday.com: click here for more.

6 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to have healthy benefits. While eating dark chocolate can lead to the health benefits described below, remember that chocolate is also high in fat.

Alden captures a Butterfly - on his telephone

Alden captures a Butterfly – on his telephone

1) Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Heart

Studies show that eating a small amount of dark chocolate two or three times each week can help lower your blood pressure. Dark chocolate improves blood flow and may help prevent the formation of blood clots. Eating dark chocolate may also prevent arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

2) Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Brain

Dark chocolate increases blood flow to the brain as well as to the heart, so it can help improve cognitive function. Dark chocolate also helps reduce your risk of stroke.

Natalie enjoyed playing in the waterfall

Natalie enjoyed playing in the waterfall

Dark chocolate also contains several chemical compounds that have a positive effect on your mood and cognitive health. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), the same chemical your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. PEA encourages your brain to release endorphins, so eating dark chocolate will make you feel happier.

Dark chocolate also contains caffeine, a mild stimulant. However, dark chocolate contains much less caffeine than coffee. A 1.5 ounce bar of dark chocolate contains 27 mg of caffeine, compared to the 200 mg found in an eight ounce cup of coffee.

3) Dark Chocolate Helps Control Blood Sugar

Dark chocolate helps keep your blood vessels healthy and your circulation unimpaired to protect against type 2 diabetes. The flavonoids in dark chocolate also help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body’s insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won’t cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.

Rylee joined the Butterflys for lunch

Rylee joined the Butterflys for lunch

4) Dark Chocolate is Full of Antioxidants

Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants help free your body of free radicals, which cause oxidative damage to cells. Free radicals are implicated in the aging process and may be a cause of cancer, so eating antioxidant rich foods like dark chocolate can protect you from many types of cancer and slow the signs of aging.

5) Dark Chocolate Contains Theobromine

Dark chocolate contains theobromine, which has been shown to harden tooth enamel. That means that dark chocolate, unlike most other sweets, lowers your risk of getting cavities if you practice proper dental hygiene.

Butterflies in the Garden 030

Ian also enjoyed the waterfall

Theobromine is also a mild stimulant, though not as strong as caffeine. It can, however, help to suppress coughs.

6) Dark Chocolate is High in Vitamins and Minerals

Dark chocolate contains a number of vitamins and minerals that can support your health. Dark chocolate contains some of the following vitamins and minerals in high concentrations:
• Potassium
• Copper
• Magnesium
• Iron
The copper and potassium in dark chocolate help prevent against stroke

Let's have some fun with that hairdryer

Let’s have some fun with that hairdryer

and cardiovascular ailments. The iron in chocolate protects against iron deficiency anemia, and the magnesium in chocolate helps prevent type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

And from: 5 Guilt-Free Beauty Benefits Of Dark Chocolate – The Huffington Post | By Dana Oliver Posted: 08/06/2013
Click here for more.

There are also beauty benefits to enjoying dark chocolate.

Dark chocolate (the good stuff that’s low in sugar and high in cocoa) is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that nourish skin. And its intoxicating aroma and conditioning properties make it the perfect ingredient for hair care. Still not convinced? Here are five reasons why you should add dark chocolate to your beauty regimen.

We can play with ANYTHING

We can play with ANYTHING

It repairs dry skin. Iron, calcium and vitamins A, B1, C, D and E are among the many nutrients that we can obtain from dark chocolate. Swap out that extra cup of coffee or green tea for a cocoa-rich drink that will deeply moisturize skin and leave behind a healthy glow. Or you could slough away dead skin cells with a DIY chocolate body scrub made out of olive oil, brown sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla.

It shields against harmful UV rays. Flavonols found in dark chocolate

JAKE also joined them for lunch

JAKE also joined them for lunch

have been clinically shown to help your skin protect itself from sunburn, redness and other signs of UV damage. When applied directly to the skin, it also has the ability to repair and hydrate body parts that have been exposed to the sun. But we wouldn’t suggest slacking on sunscreen.

It erases wrinkles and fine lines. Things seem a bit calmer right after we nibble on a piece of dark chocolate, and we all know how stress impacts our skin. And as our friends over at YouBeauty explain, “Cocoa helps reduce stress hormones, which means less collagen breakdown in the skin and fewer wrinkles.” Sort of like eating your way to pretty.

A good time was had by all at the Botanical Garadens

A good time was had by all at the Botanical Gardens

You Can See Forever / Butterflies in the Garden Exhibit

Every thoughtful parent begins life with their newborn child by looking inward, by examining the life they have lived. They want for their son or daughter the things in life that were denied them.

But only by taking time to thoughtfully examine our own attitude toward the real purpose of one’s being, by questioning the reason we are alive and why we exist, can we know what to do for those we love more than life.

We enjoyed our visit to the Military Museum of Fort Worth.

We enjoyed our visit to the Military Museum of Fort Worth.

There are those who think it is not possible to understand our life on this earth. They assume that this existence is, perhaps, unreal. They just exist. They barely survive, and day by day. But this level of awareness is deceptive and illusory and dangerous.

It leads us to believe that life is something to just endure and that death is inevitable – that we are all doomed – that we are controlled by outside forces we do not understand and can never really know – that we have no free will. These forces we attract based on unconscious programming, attracted due to what one fears, not our conscious thoughts.

But I do not accept this blindness. For I can no longer fail to believe in the one thing that gives us sight – and that is the transcendent power of Love.

Alden found many items of interest.

Alden found many items of interest.

Somerset Maugham said, “Great truths are too important to be new.” And one cherished truth that has been revealed over many years is this: the real purpose of love is to escape death, to perpetuate life. Through the love of one man and one woman, life goes on. For love and life are entwined and beautifully blended together in a Sacred Act of creation, with a beauty far beyond what we can ever comprehend. Love and life are the same. They are one and the same. And knowing this can bring a kind of peace to your heart, that makes life on this earth worth living.

Lunch at Greenwood’s Restaurant was delightful!

Lunch at Greenwood’s Restaurant was delightful!

My friends, you can become nothing without love.

But please remember, you too are a child – a Child of God. And His Love is always within you. You know, there is no substitute for love. And the love that resides within your heart is as infinite as the love God feels for you.

If you look deeply into your own heart, you will discover an infinite capacity for compassion and for love for everyone and every living thing. Look long enough, and clearly enough, and you can see forever.

Ian poses with History.

Ian poses with History.

The insightful philosophy of existentialism, which stipulates that since we are all ultimately alone, isolated islands of subjectivity in an objective world, we have absolute freedom over our internal nature – that individual human beings have full responsibility for creating the meanings of their own lives. It postulates that our existence precedes our essence – that the miracle of our being, “outshines every star”. A good example of existentialism in “The Book Thief” is when the story starts with Liesel’s journey to her new foster parents, who live in a suburb of Munich, just around the corner from the Dachau concentration camp. I recommend you view the movie – and take your children with you. Our students truly enjoyed it. The tragic ending reveals another great truth – that hatred will destroy the most beautiful Gift that God will ever bestow.

My friends, you are more beautiful, more miraculous and much more than you shall ever fully realize. Our minds simply cannot comprehend the Divinity that sparked us into being. We can never fully know the depth of Pure Love that formed us into the Transcendent Spiritual Miracles that are you and I. But we can pray for the wisdom to cherish all that we have been given, all that we are, and share our bountiful Blessings of Love with others.

The lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner and music of Burton Lane may help us to clarify the paradoxes that life and love expose. The magic of this musical moment has proven to be a salvation for many seekers of wisdom. My prayer is that it opens up your mind to the hidden country of your heart. click here for song.

“On a clear day
Rise and look around you
And you’ll see who you are.
On a clear day
How it will astound you
That the glow of your being
Outshines every star.
You’ll feel part of
Every mountain, sea and shore
You can hear
From far and near
A world you’ve never heard before.
And on a clear day
On a clear day
You can see forever
And ever
And ever
And ever more.”

Hi. I'm Rosie Junior or "R.J."

Hi. I’m Rosie Junior or “R.J.”

On Friday, March 7, 2014 we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Botanic Garden & Conservatory, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard – located in the Garden Center Building, (Telephone: 817-871-7686) for the BUTTERFLIES  IN  THE GARDEN  EXHIBIT click here for more

Kylee gives "RJ" his first ride!

Kylee gives “RJ” his first ride!

scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Lunch will be at a nearby eatery at approximately 12:00 p.m. Following lunch, at 1:00 p.m. we will have a self-guided tour (you know, wander aimlessly) on the Nature Trail in the Rose Garden. Dress for the weather.

The Butterflies Exhibit is hosted by the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Garden Club, Fort Worth Botanical Society and Botanical Research Institute of Texas.

FINANCIAL: Ticket Prices
Adults 13 – 64 = $10.00 + 2.00 Service Charge/Handling Fee = $12.00
Seniors 65+ = $8.00 + 2.00 Service Charge/Handling Fee = $10.00
Children 3 -12 = $6.00 + 2.00 Service Charge/Handling Fee = $8.00
Please pay Dr. A. (He prepaid this fee)

Lunch: Please provide funds for lunch today. Parents/Guardians/Friends, etc. are encouraged to join us for the tours and/or lunch.

Pick-up will be at the entrance to the Rose Garden at 2:30 p.m. If you arrive late for pickup, we will have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please Call if you will be late.

STUDENTS are NOT to leave the Conservatory, Restaurant or Rose Garden at any time or for any reason, without the knowledge & approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Questions : 817-448-8484.
EMERGENCY NUMBER:  682-777-1908

IMPORTANT DATES
Mar. 10-14 Spring Break Holidays
Mar. 21 Texas Indian Market and Showcase (Arlington)
April 4   Kimbell Art Museum – Japanese Samurai Armor Exhibit
April 18 & 21 (Friday & Monday) Easter Holidays
May 1 Tuition Due for 2014-15
May 12 & 13 (Mon. & Tues.) Shakespeare Production at Stage West Theater)

“All that is not eternal
is eternally out of date.”

–  C. S. Lewis

UPDATE  ON  SUGAR

People will be advised to halve the amount of sugar in their diet, under new World Health Organization guidance. The recommended sugar intake will be below 5% of total caloric intake. The suggested limits apply to all sugars added to food, as well as sugar naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concentrates. click here for more

Campaigners say it is a “tragedy” that the W.H.O. has taken 10 years to think about changing its advice. The recommendation that sugar should account for no more than 10% of the calories in the diet, was passed in 2002. It works out at about 50g a day for an adult of normal weight, said the WHO. Now the recommendation is 25g per day.

Click here to see how soft drinks impact your health.