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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Registration for kindergarten is May 2. Make sure you are prepared for the big day.
The countdown to kindergarten registration has begun. In Gwinnett County Public Schools, parents may register their rising kindergarteners on May 2. Registration times may vary, so be sure to call the local school before arriving. (Click here for numbers to all elementary schools.) Here's a quick rundown of what parents need to know: 1. What is the cutoff date for children to be elgible for kindergarten? Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2013. This is a state law. 2. Who can register children? Only parents and guardians can register children for kindergarten. 3. Where should parents register children? Registration must take place at the school the child will attend. To learn which school that is, parents may call the …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The largest children's consignment sale in Gwinnett opens their doors to the public Tuesday at 9am. Vendors got a preview of the mega-sale Monday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, Ga. Patch was there as they opened the doors.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The giant consignment sale at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, Ga. features gently used kids clothing, furniture, coats, shoes and books.
The Spring Kidsignments Sale runs Feb. 12-Feb.16 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville. The sale starts at 9 a.m. each day. This giant consignment sale features gently used kids clothing, toys, furniture, coats, shoes, and books. 1,400 people sell, and there are thousands of choices. No kids or strollers will be allowed until after 1 p.m. on the first day. For directions or more information visit www.kidsignments.com.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Are your kids tired of the same old bagged lunches? Spice things up with homemade Lunchables and bento boxes.
The kids just returned to school but you may already be in a “packed lunch slump.” Here are ten ways to make packed lunches healthy, fun and fast. 1. Get a bento box system. Laptop Lunches has great options for bento box-style lunches. Bento-ware includes a soft-sided case with sturdy, dishwasher safe containers (top rack only) that fit together inside, just like a bento box. The system pays for itself as you can ditch zip-lock bags and pack a far greater variety of lunch options, including dinner leftovers, berries and dips. You can purchase Laptop Lunches online. 2. Wrap it & have your child choose the filling. Kids love having turkey and cheese or veggies with hummus wrapped in a tortilla. Publix, Kroger and Ingles offer some great …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Could the shooting that took place in Connecticut happen at your child's school?
The Connecticut shooting has awakened many parents, especially me. Most teachers and school administrators focus on ways to make sure students are present in class, safely getting to the right bus and safely making it home, but the thought of some random person walking into your school and shooting students is not something that we prepare for. Every school goes through the traditional fire drill and hurricane drill, but what about the “Stranger-Danger” drill? The president said it best that this is becoming all too familiar to our nation. So is your child’s school safe? Over the last two months, I took the time to visit a few elementary schools within Lawrenceville. My son will be attending kindergarten next year so before we make the …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Don't let Thanksgiving break drive you crazy. Take these simple survival tips to get through the next 7 days.
So the kids are out of school all this week. A home that was once quiet right around 10:00am is now filled with laughter, crying, fighting and repetitive questions like, “What are we going to do today?” and “Can I go over to Mark’s house?” In order to maintain some form of sanity this week here are a few things that you should do to survive Thanksgiving break. Have A Plan Let’s be real, no one wants to stay home for an entire week. Take yourself for example, more than likely you do something enjoyable every other day and those things are probably outside of your home. So, realistically your children want the same thing too. There should only be a couple days out of this week where they spend the entire day at home. The catch to this is …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Whether you're traveling by air, train or automobile, we have some tips to make your journey a little easier.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Millions of miles will be traveled as families head out of town for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s. And all this travel could cost you a small fortune. But it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips to help you save some money.
Timing Matters – The time of your flight could save you big bucks according to TheFrugalista.com. Natalie McNeal, aka The Frugalista, says traveling early Wednesday morning or late Tuesday evening is the best way to get a great deal. If you’re going home for Thanksgiving, McNeal suggests flying in on Turkey Day morning. “The airport wasn’t crowded, people were cheerful and my flight was super cheap,” said McNeal in her blog. Membership Has its Privileges – You may be aware of discounts through AAA or AARP, but there are a number of organizations that receive travel discounts and you may already be a member. Unions, college alumni groups and even your employer may take part in discount programs. And think outside of the typical 10% off a …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Check out ReadKiddoRead's list of the best Halloween books for kids.
All of us—adults, teens and children—enjoy a scary thrill. What better time of year than Halloween to indulge in stories that make our spines tingle? It's the perfect time for your family to share some spooky stories each evening. To get you started, here are some Halloween books filled with ghosts and ghouls, wizards and witches, haunted houses and black magic that everyone can enjoy together. PICTURE BOOKS for ages 2-6 The youngest children love the fun of Halloween: costumes, trick-or-treating and gentle tales of ghosts and goblins. Here are some books for this age group: GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE By Kazuno Kohara For ages 1-6 There are fuzzy pumpkin costumes in sizes as small as 6 months, so why not a Halloween board book for toddlers? …