Week of Oct 26-30, 2020

Another exciting and fun week at COHA, but do we expect anything less with all these awesome people?!

This week Austin was able to listen to the last presidential debate and got registered to vote! He filled out his ballot and is ready to mail it in. We are so proud of Austin and all the amazing ways he surprises us every week!

We also got to celebrate our first birthday of the year; SAMO! Sam turned 32 years old and could not be more excited! On every birthday, our students sign a card for him and everyone writes down what they love about the birthday boy. These are all the reasons we LOVE Sam:

  • Brady loves that Sam is so nice!
  • Mitzy loves Sam’s personality and how it shines so bright.
  • Rilla loves that Sam always makes her smile and how he is always so fun to be around.
  • Austin loves that Sam is always so funny and makes him laugh.
  • Steph loves that Sam is always happy to be at school and ready to learn new things.
  • Bobbie loves that Sam is so joyful and kind to other people, and how he is so smart and fun, and that he makes her smile.

There are a million and one reasons to love Sam and we are so grateful he was born! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM!!

Lastly, spooky season hit hard during our annual Halloween Party! We had such a good time celebrating with all of our students! This year we made our party outside and combined with the boys and the girls, so it was extra fun to see everyone together! Those who chose to dress up looked super spooky! We had Jessie dressed up as Mulan from the new Disney live-action movie! Brady was a super spooky Werewolf! We also had JJ dressed as the Ninja Turtle, Donatello! Jennica wore a shirt that said “Laziest Costume Ever” and a cute Halloween hat and sunglasses!

Our first game of the party was “Trick or Treat,” each student brought a non-sugar treat to give out to each other. We made it into a social distancing game where the trick or treater had to stand back and catch the treat in their bag as it was tossed to them! They all had great healthy treats to give out such as Halloween pencils, Halloween stickers, apple sauce, water, popcorn, and Cheez-its! Then we played Halloween bowling with a pumpkin, and Pin the Face on the Pumpkin while we listened to spooky Halloween music! Our last game of the party was called Pass the Pumpkin. The students stood in a circle and passed around a pumpkin, whoever had the pumpkin when the music stopped playing was out! We had a tie between Brady and Chantel! After our games we all ate our Cutie Pumpkin treats and a fruit bowl provided by one of our sweet tutors! It was a great Halloween party and we are so blessed to have such amazing and fun students!!

As sad as we are for the end of Halloween, we are equally excited for Thanksgiving to come around!

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