Safe Environment

Safe Environment DID YOU KNOW? In the summer, children may be spending more time talking to friends online and sharing status updates on social media, playing games and more. The internet is a great way to keep in touch with classmates while  →

The Five Greatest Predictors of Student Success

The Five Greatest Predictors of Student Success    Educators have focused on helping students through transitions for years now. You know what I mean, don’t you? Transitions like… From elementary school to middle school… From middle school to high school…  →

Tips for College Visits

Learn about the college before you visit. Read materials from the college and check out their website. If you are visiting more than one on a particular day, refresh your memory about that school just before you arrive. Be sure  →

Help Your Child Improve Their Reading Skills

Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader.  Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and attention that will lead them to success in reading. Here is a list of ways to  →

Do Each of Your Children Get Enough One-on-One Time?

Do Each of Your Children Get Enough One-on-One Time? It’s important to make sure you spend enough one-on-one time with your children, but some days it’s not always easy. One is having a pout-fest at dinner while the other is  →

Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Bread INGREDIENTS 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar  →

FREE Educational Apps for Students

Educational apps are a great and fun way to keep your kids learning outside of the classroom, but the cost of all those apps can add up fast. Luckily, there are plenty of free apps for kids that are both  →

Homework Contract

Homework Contract   Student Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ____________________________ I understand that it is important to write down my homework assignments because: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I understand that it is important to bring home all materials I will need to complete my assignments  →

Head Lice: Two Words That Will Stop a Mom in her Tracks

Head Lice: Two Words That Will Stop a Mom in her Tracks Sad news for moms:  Lice risk for children may increase with the arrival of the school year. With the start of the new school year and as the  →

What You Need to Know About Concussions

What You Need to Know About Concussions — Know Before Your Teen Suits Up for Fall Sports Just a small hit?  Small hits add up.   Sub concussive impacts are blows to the head that aren’t quite strong enough to cause  →
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