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March 15, 2017
How to find VIPS Online

Find VIPS on Twitter, Facebook, Pintrest and You Tube at the links below:

Twitter
https://twitter.com/VIPSorg
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/VisuallyImpairedPreschoolServices/?ref=page_internal
Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/visuallyimp0052/
You Tube
https://www.youtube.com/user/vips1906

 
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What is It Like to Be Legally Blind

The website below will give you an idea.
https://mic.com/articles/170023/this-online-simulator-will-show-you-what-it-s-like-to-be-legally-blind#.IfLQW2g7E
 
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YES I CAN Awards

The Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children has established the Yes I Can (YIC) awards program to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of children and youth with exceptional needs. Nominees must be 3-21 in age at the time of the nomination and a resident of Kentucky. Each nominee may be nominated in one category only. Applications must be complete and contain all required information in order to be considered. One winner in each category will be selected. Nominations may be made by parents, teachers, friends, paraprofessionals, etc.. In the event of a tie, preference will be given to CEC members. Winners will be recognized at the Exceptional Children's Conference at the Galt House in November. KYCEC YIC winners will be sent on to CEC for consideration of their national awards. Applications may be submitted between March 15 and May 1st. No late applications will be accepted.
 
Here is the direct link to the YES I CAN award nomination form  https://goo.gl/forms/Hpq3xgm4kvWUmk483

VIPS Night at the Museum
You must be registered.  You may do so online at
https://vips.z2systems.com/event.jsp?event=58&



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Super Silly Saturday

Does your family want to get silly—I mean super silly?
Then join us for Super Silly Saturday at the Southwest
Library on April 1st! This free event for preschool
children and their caregivers features interactive
learning stations, child-friendly crafts, and lots of silly fun.
Children’s book characters Elephant and Piggie will be
there to play and pose for photo ops, and popular
children’s musician Jim Gill and StageOne Family Theatre
will both perform. Kids even get to leave with a free
Elephant and Piggie book of their very own!
 
Super Silly Saturday is Saturday, April 1, 3:30 to 6 p.m.
at the Southwest Regional Library (9725 Dixie Highway).
This event is FREE and open to the public; no registration required.

(502) 933-0029.
 
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Fire Station Field Trip
We took a field trip last Friday to the McMahon Fire Station.  First we learned how to take the TARC bus to get there! 
 
We learned what to do if a smoke alarm goes off and who to call. We also got to get inside an actual fire truck and spray a fire hose. All the children received fire hats with their name in Braille. It was a great experience. 



Pyper sprays the fire hose!

Braille Enrichment Program To Includes 4 year-olds
 
Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning, BELL Academy is coming to Louisville this summer, July 24-28.  Come join us for this wonderful experience where your child can build their Braille skills through fun filled activities, while also gaining valuable self-help skills, all while interacting with positive blind role models.  The program is designed for children ages 4-12.  Applications are now being taken online at the link below.   Contact: Jayne Seif at (502)500-7675 or jayneseif@att.net

reVISION Continues

The reVISION Opening was a wonderful success!!  But it is not too late to visit and TOUCH THE ART!  The exhibit remains open, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 W. 42nd St. in Indianapolis. 


 
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Save the Date!  April 22 -- Concert for a Cause!!

VIPS Indiana Chosen for "Concerts for a Cause"

VIPS Indiana is proud to be chosen as the beneficiary of the Indianapolis-based event, "Concerts for a Cause" set to take place on Saturday, April 22nd at the Indianapolis Art Center. For $75 per ticket you'll see two live concerts, eat delicious food, have access to the open bar, and have a chance to meet the artists. All revenue from the ticket sales will go to VIPS and our mission to serve Indiana's youngest children with blindness or low vision. Come and enjoy a magical night to benefit a great cause! https://www.payit2.com/e/IndyConcertsForACause <http://vips.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=46f7d2b66b2f23e2f89fccab3&id=5bd1258a35&e=806f8892c8>       

 
 
Save the Date
 
Our 14th annual VIPS CK Golf Outing will be held on Tuesday, May 9, at Keene Trace Golf Club.  Early registration is available at https://vips.z2systems.com/event.jsp?event=45&
Wednesday,
March 15

VIPS Louisville
VIPS Central  KY

Applications taken for YES I CAN Award
(See details at left)

Today thru Apr. 21
VIPS Indiana
reVISION Art Exhibit
continues


Thursday,
March 30, 5:30 p.m.

VIPS Louisville
VIPS exclusive night at the Science Museum!
(See details at left)

Saturday, April 1
VIPS Louisville
Super Silly Saturday
(Details at left)


LOOKING AHEAD
Saturday, April 15
VIPS-Louisville
Buns with the Bunny

Wednesday, April 19
VIPS Louisville
Donuts with Dad

Saturday, April 22
VIPS Indiana
Concert for a Cause

Saturday, May 6
VIPS Indiana
Spring PAL

Tuesday, May 9
VIPS Central KY
Golf Outing at Keene Trace

Wednesday, May 10
VIPS Louisville
Muffins with Mom


 
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