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Spring Ahead to Another Week!

Daylight Savings Time 2012 starts today which means your clocks should be set one hour ahead.  To help us ease into the time change, tomorrow will be ALL SCHOOL PJ DAY.  This coincides with National Napping Day — a behavior worth celebrating.

A snapshot of the school calendar can be found below.  Here’s to BOOK FAIR week and  spring like temperatures!

Mrs. Reagan

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Sunday to Monday

Sunday is DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME which means that Monday is NATIONAL NAPPING DAY!

Set your clocks AHEAD on Sunday then pick out your PJ’s to wear to school on Monday.

A wee bit of history on National Napping Day is below.  Warning:  Reading this may make you snoozy.

Boston University (BU) Professor, William Anthony, Ph.D., and his wife, Camille Anthony, presidents of The Napping Company, began this observance in 1999 to showcase the many health benefits of napping.

“We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight savings time,” said William Anthony.

A recent article authored by the Anthonys that was published in Industrial Health, a journal published by the National Institute of Industrial Health in Japan, backed scientific evidence that napping enhances mood and performance. In the article, Anthony says that the benefits of napping are an example of “research generated knowledge” that needs to affect how people live, work and play.

Based on information gathered from thousands of nappers and would-be-nappers, the Anthonys have identified the following eight significant advantages of napping:

1. Napping improves mood – makes you feel better
2. Napping improves performance – makes you more productive
3. Napping is no cost – no expensive clothes or equipment needed
4. Napping is no sweat – no shower needed
5. Napping is self prescribed – no doctor’s orders needed
6. Napping is non-fattening – you cannot eat while napping 
7. Napping is a non-invasive procedure – no one does anything to you
8. Napping has no dangerous side effects – unless you are driving

SOURCE:  Boston Globe, March 1999