Bingo Night here at 4343 at the Parkway!!

5 03 2011

 

March 7th at 7pm – Bingo night in the clubhouse.  Come! Play! Win!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Spoon Craft

2 11 2010

This cute turkey craft is a good project for kids, and it uses up leftover plastic spoons.

There was no tomfoolery here. This youngster followed in her mother’s footsteps to design a pleasing project. “Mom was making crafts for a fund-raiser at my school, and I wanted to do something, too,” explains April L. of Detroit, Michigan.

To April, a bird in the hand was a fun choice. “I decided to make a turkey out of a spoon, because I’d never seen one decorated for Thanksgiving before,” she says. “I thought foam feathers would be pretty to use. My family and friends also liked it.”

Ready to dress up a project of your own? Just ask a parent for the materials and any help you need, then follow the simple instructions here.

You Will Need
Patterns (below)
Tracing paper
Pencil
Scissors
White plastic spoon
Scraps of craft foam in five colors, including red (April used Foamies)
Two 10 millimeter wiggle eyes
Scrap of gold felt
Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
6-inch-long stick of hard candy or small sucker
Transparent tape

For instructions on how to complete this Thanksgiving Craft—-> Click Here





Refuge House Toy Drive 2010

29 10 2010

4343 at the Parkway is teaming up with Refuge house this year in their local toy drive for the children that are in their foster care. Refuge house is a non-profit foster care and adoption agency located in Dallas, TX. Refuge house opened its doors in 2004 when they placed their first 6 children and has grown to serve over 1,000 children through out each year. Refuge house continues to grow each year and is currently serving over 500 foster children.

Participating in the toy drive is easy! There are two ways that you can participate this year:

  1. Choose a toy from one of the wish lists located in the 4343 at the Parkway clubhouse. We have wish lists ranging from $3.99 per toy to $49.99 and up. Bring in the new and unwrapped toy(s) that you would like to donate to the 4343 clubhouse drop box. If you can not stop by to pick up the wish list the 4343 at the Parkway team can email you a copy.

 

  1. Sponsor a Toy: We have numerous toys on the children’s wish list that range anywhere from $55.99 to $199 in value. By sponsoring a toy for a child you will be able to collect donations from family, friends, co-workers, etc. to help purchase this toy. You can choose the toy you wish to sponsor from our sponsored toy list which can be provided by the 4343 at the Parkway team members. We will give you all the marketing material, toy information, and sign up sheet in order to collect the donations for the toy. We ask that you collect the money, purchase the sponsored toy, and bring it to the 4343 clubhouse to be stored until the end of the toy drive. 4343 at the Parkway will not accept cash payment to purchase the toy. If you are unable to reach your goal that is ok! You can bring us the sign up sheet and put the money collected into a Toys R Us gift card to be given to the Refuge House team.

 

We really hope that this year’s toy drive will be the best ever! The Refuge house is a local foster care program which is why we wanted to sponsor them this year and help out local children in need. The toy drive will run from November 1st, 2010 through December 13th, 2010. We ask that all donated toys be turned into the 4343 at the Parkway donation box by Sunday, December 12th, 2010.

If you have any questions at all about how to participate in this year’s toy drive please give our team a call at 972-818-9090.

To learn more about Refuge House, please visit them online at www.refugehouse.org. Thank you,

The 4343 at the Parkway Team





Annual Halloween Costume Party @ 4343 at the Parkway!

25 10 2010

Don’t miss out on this event! We have a blast every year at our Halloween Costume Contest!

We will have drinks, pizza, and TONS OF CANDY! Make sure to wear your best costume since we will be having a costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! They are going to be AWESOME gifts too so make sure to get creative.

When: Thursday, October 28th @ 7:00pm-8:30pm

Where: 4343 Clubhouse

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at the office! Make sure to check in on Foursquare when you arrive at the party and show one of the 4343 team members to receive a goody bag for attending!





Red River Rivalry

2 10 2010

The Red River Rivalry, commonly known as the OU-Texas Game or the Texas-OU Game, is the name for the annual college football game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners. The series is considered one of the greatest rivalries in American sports.[1] Both schools consider the game to be one of their biggest rivalries, alongside their in-state rivalries with the Texas Aggies, for the Longhorns, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, for the Sooners. The name is derived from the Red River that forms part of the boundary between the U.S. states of Texas and Oklahoma. The game originated in 1900, while Oklahoma was still a United States territory and the Oklahoma campus was still in Oklahoma Territory.[2]

Finish reading more about the Red River Rivalry here





Movie @ the 4343 Pool- September 15th, 2010!

13 09 2010

Join the 4343 at the Parkway team and Resident Activity Director Marissa pool side @ 7:30pm, Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 to watch the Diary of a Wimpy Kid! We will be grilling hot dogs, cooking pop corn, drinks, and giving out glow sticks!!! Grab a seat before sunset, because the movie will start as soon as it gets dark. We hope to see you there for this big event!

Diary of a Wimpy kid – Movie reviews by Kate

Reel reviews for real people

Rating: PG for some rude humor and language.

Genre: Children/family

Plot: Meet the kid who made “wimpy” cool, in a family comedy motion picture based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, the first in a series that has thus far sold… Meet the kid who made “wimpy” cool, in a family comedy motion picture based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, the first in a series that has thus far sold 28 million books. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID chronicles the adventures of wisecracking pre-teen Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone’s life….middle school.

To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It’s a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor – and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can’t-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he’s getting it all down on paper, via a diary – “it’s NOT a diary, it’s a journal!” Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation – filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. “One day when I’m famous,” writes Greg, “I’ll have better things to do than answer peoples’ stupid questions all day.” So was born the Wimpy Kid’s diary. –© Fox

Starring: Zachary Gordon, Steve Zahn, Devon Bostick, Chloe Grace Moretz

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Running time: 1:30





Come by the office TODAY for COOKIES!!! 09/10/2010

10 09 2010

We have home-made chocolate chip cookies here at the office till we run out! They are delicious so hurry by and grab a cookie!!!