Thursday, December 13, 2012
The winter break hiatus from school is coming up soon for kids. How will you embrace the break?
I’m assuming most youth attending school – from elementary to high school – are ready and waiting anxiously for the upcoming winter break. While kids of all ages tend to look forward to a break from school, sometimes it can be a little challenging for parents. From finding alternate daycare to combating the “there is nothing to do” phrase or just being the sole source of transportation, winter break from school can be both a blessing and a curse for parents. This week, we’re asking parents to help out each other this holiday season. SHARE: What ideas do you have for kids and families to do during winter break? What are your favorite “go to” places in the winter months? How do you handle daycare challenges? Share your ideas and thoughts in …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Do your kids resist going back to school, or are they ready to get back into the routine? How do you get them ready?
The start of the school year is a few weeks away, but it's creeping up faster than we might realize (what happened to June and July?). Are your kids ready to get back into the school routine? Share your thoughts with other parents on: Our Parents Council members—Jodi Saari, Dyane Garvey, Kathy Anderson, Stephanie Schmid and Mary Jeanne Schneeman—are ready to share their experiences and suggestions, and encourage you to jump in with your ideas. Post your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, if you’re a mom or dad and live in the area and are interested in joining our Parents Council to help guide our weekly discussion topics, email Editor David Henke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 10, 2011
School District 197 students, staff and teachers say their goodbyes Thursday with lots of hugs and laughs, and a few tears thrown in for good measure.
Somerset Heights Elementary, Friendly Hills Middle School and all the rest of School District 197’s captives gained their summer freedom early Thursday. District schools let out late morning and just after noon Thursday, beginning the long summer holidays with a mixture of smiles and hugs, along with at least a few cases of tears and sadness. At Somerset Elementary, many students were met by their parents who greeted each other, hugged their kids and thanked teachers and staff for their efforts this year. School Principal Mary Bowman led the wave as staff and teachers lined up to wave goodbye to the children riding the buses home. The Friendly Hills halls were deceptively quiet just before the 12:15 p.m. early release. As the clock struck …