This picture from the April 12, 1964 edition of the Indianapolis Star features 6 year old Day Nursery student Toni Stahl on the jungle gym at our old Lockerbie Branch (that’s what we used to call our “centers”). The picture was part of a larger article about an effort by the Day Nursery Auxiliary to raise money for playground equipment at a new center opening that month at 3522 N. Central. That center, now called our Ruth A. Lilly Center, is still going strong and is currently undergoing a playground renovation. Today, a large group of volunteers from Eli Lilly and Company is helping to turn the playground into a beautiful natural outdoor classroom.
We hope to see you this Friday, October 7 at the Oak Hill Mansion in Carmel for the Day Nursery Auxiliary’s annual Luncheon and Style Show fundraiser. A limited number of tickets are still available. If you need more information, check out the Auxiliary’s website.
May 2007 Day Nursery Auxiliary Annual Meeting Meridian Hills Country Club
Katherine L. “Betsy” Scheuring passed away on April 19, 2011. Betsy was a life member of the Day Nursery Auxiliary and was our most senior member. Betsy joined the Auxiliary in 1938.
She was born in Indianapolis on June 29, 1918 to William D. and Mary K. Hamerstadt. She was a graduate of Shortridge High School and attended the Semple School in New York, where she studied dance under Michael Fokine, one of the greatest Russian expatriates of that time, from the communist regime. She opened a dance studio, “Les Petites Artistes de Ballet”, in her home where she taught children and adults for over 30 years, finally retiring in 1985.
Betsy was a long-time patron of the fine arts in Indianapolis with particular emphasis on ballet. She had been an avid supporter of Ballet Internationale and The Butler Ballet, and was a long-time associate and friend of faculty and students alike. During dance related trips abroad, Betsy became interested in Russian art, and over a period spanning more than thirty years, she amassed a significant collection of Russian icons which she gifted to Purdue University in 2005.
She and her late husband Paul had been long time members of the Columbia Club and Atheneum Turners and Trinity Episcopal Church. She also was a life member of the Indianapolis Day Nursery.
In addition to her late husband, Betsy was preceded in death by her brothers Bill and John Hamerstadt, and her sister Mary Jane Demarest. Survivors include a daughter Margo Scheuring, sons Paul (Melody) and John (Jeanne) Scheuring, several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Indianapolis Humane Society, 7929 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, or to the donor’s favorite charity.
Calling will be held at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center-Broad Ripple on Monday, April 25, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with services 11:30 AM Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 33rd and Meridian St., Indianapolis. Private interment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Marquette Manor and St. Vincent’s Hospice, for their care and compassion during Betsy’s final days.
Thanks to the recent Day Nursery Auxiliary fashion show, a donation to The Children’s Museum and today’s statewide rollout of the Paths to Quality child care rating system signage at child care centers, Day Nursery has had a few great opportunities to share our story in the news recently. As you might have read here earlier, last Wednesday I was on Fox59 with our Style Show commentator (and Day Nursery graduate) Danielle Smith and models from The Helen Wells Agency promoting our fashion show.
While we were live on Fox 59, children from the Day Nursery Northwest Center were heading to The Children’s Museum for a field trip compliments of PNC. The financial institution was announcing a three-year donation to the museum to improve the popular Playscapes area and wanted to make sure they had a full house of preschoolers to celebrate the announcement. Although there was not a picture of our children in the story which appeared on Indystar.com, three of the four children pictured in the print version of the newspaper (see at left) were identified as Day Nursery students.
Yesterday, Day Nursery Executive Director Carolyn Dederer was interviewed by WRTV6 (ABC) reporter Myrt Price at our Indiana State Government Center because Day Nursery centers are participating the new voluntary statewide quality rating system, Paths to Quality.
If you missed the news story, you can watch it here.
This morning, the staff of Child Care Answers, the community outreach arm of Day Nursery, hosted one of 11 simultaneous press conferences across our state to announce the latest rollout of Indiana’s statewide child care quality rating system Paths to QUALITY. Fox 59 covered the press conference so look for the story on their news tonight. Day Nursery is very excited that six of our seven child care centers have been named Paths to Quality Level 4 (the highest level!) centers. Our seventh center, the Day Nursery located on 3522 N. Central is a Level 3 and we anticipate it moving up to Level 4 when the center achieves national accreditation through NAEYC. We are excited about this statewide push for quality child care and look forward to attracting more students because of our high ratings.
Day Nursery Clarian Center Directors Jesse McCloud (left) and Rene Withers show off their new Paths to Quality Level 4 banner.
(L to R) Marsha Thompson, IACCRRA; Mindy Bennett, Child Care Answers and Melanie Brizzi, Indiana Bureau of Child Care
Mindy Bennett Child Care Answers was interviewed by Fox 59
Douglas S. Hairston of the City of Indianapolis Front Porch Alliance is interviewed by the Paths to Quality video crew for future promotional materials.
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Tagged Carolyn Dederer, Danielle Smith, Day Nursery Auxiliary, Day Nursery Indiana State Government Center, Fox 59, Indiana Bureau of Child Care, Jesse McCloud, Marsha Thompson, Melanie Brizzi, Mindy Bennett, Myrt Price, Paths to Quality, Rene Withers, The Helen Wells Agency, WRTV6
Anyone who knows me well knows that “fashion” is not my middle name. So what was I doing at Fox59 at 8:45 am prepping to go on the morning news? Luckily, I was hanging out with some very fashionable people including our style show producer, owner of Fresh Fettle (and Day Nursery alum) Danielle Smith; Todd and Ashley from DLLowry Hairspa and Boutique and Leona and Glenna, two fabulous models from The Helen Wells Agency.
Todd and Ashley from DL Lowry Hairspa prepare Leona (left) and Glenna (right), models from the Helen Wells Agency, for our fashion segment.
Right before we went on the air, I caught Danielle snapping a picture of the models wearing fashions from The Secret Ingredient, Mary and Martha's Exceedingly Chic Boutique and Day Furs.
We were all getting ready for a morning news segment to promote the Day Nursery Auxiliary Luncheon and Style Show coming up this Friday at Oak Hill Mansion Here’s a look behind the scenes in the green room and in the studio before this morning’s segment with Fox59′s Angela Ganote. I apologize for some of the pictures being a bit blurry but I didn’t want to use my flash in the newsroom.
During the hair and makeup time, Danielle gathered info on this fall's hot looks from the experts at DL Lowry. Here's the scoop: matte lipstick is back!
When you buy a raffle ticket at the Day Nursery Auxiliary Luncheon and Style Show this Friday, your donation goes directly to the Day Nursery tuition assistance scholarship fund. We are very excited about the three prizes up for grabs this year.
With each raffle ticket purchase, you indicate which drawing you would like to be in. Thanks to our sponsors for donating this generous prizes:
1. A David Yurman silver and diamond heart pendant (value: $580) from Reis Nichols Jewelers
2. A Dolphin Encounter at the Indianapolis Zoo (value: priceless!)
3. A wine tasting for 6 and a $50 gift certificate from Mass Avenue Wine Shoppe (value: $300)
You do not need to be present to win so if you would like to support Day Nursery and buy a raffle ticket (or several), call Beth at 636-9197 ext. 240 or email her at Brodriguez@daynursery.org by Thursday morning. Tickets are $10 each or $20 for 3 tickets. The drawing will take place on Friday, October 1, 2010 at the Oak Hill Mansion during the Day Nursery Auxiliary Style Show and Luncheon.