What are you thankful for? The first Thanksgiving took place in the New World in 1621 where the autumn harvest was shared among Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians. Thanksgiving can be symbolized by many things including showing gratitude. Make learning fun and put a twist on your holiday season by adding family-fun crafts and […]
In many school districts across the country students are introduced to foreign languages during their middle school years, and are encouraged to continue taking a language throughout their high school careers. For students planning to attend a four-year college this is especially important, as many colleges require students to take college-level language courses as part […]
For some families, summertime means shipping the kids off to summer camp (either sleep away or the day variety), or packing the kids off to a swim club with a babysitter. For others, mom or dad will be staying home with the kids, or they’ll be spending time with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. When […]
Whether you’re running a day camp or sleep-away camp, or some combination of both, summer camps have a distinctly unique challenge in that most of what they do is outside and there isn’t much time for staff to run to the bank during business hours. This can make collecting forms and money from parents difficult. Not […]
Spring has sprung! Well, almost. But if the flowers aren’t fully in bloom in your town yet that doesn’t mean it isn’t coming. And with spring weather comes spring-time based school events; baseball and softball games, class trips to water parks or historical sites, field days, Boy Scout and Girl Scout camping trips – you […]
The Children’s Science Center in Virginia has announced that it plans to open two additional sites across the state. The first, a 5,400 square foot facility, will be housed in the Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia, while the second will be 53,000 square feet located at the Kincora development in Dulles, Virginia. These two […]
What is an After School Activity? An after-school activity is any organized program which invites youth to participate outside of the traditional school day. Some programs are run by a primary or secondary school and some by externally funded non-profit or commercial organizations. These after-school youth programs can occur inside a school building or elsewhere […]
Not free, after all: Public school fees add up Some public school districts are charging students mandatory fees and holding out the threat of collections or barring students from participating in activities if their parents don’t pay up.