Rhode Island students in grades 4 – 12 are invited to take the Letters About Literature challenge by writing a personal letter to an admired author – someone who has written a book that has been an inspiration for change in their lives. The deadline is December 10, 2013 for grades 9-12 and January 10, 2014 for grades […]
This month, Whole Kids Foundation™ is fundraising with the goal of raising $3 million to provide schools nationwide with salad bars, gardens and nutrition education classes for teachers. “With one-third of the nation’s children overweight or obese, and 31.6 million children relying on lunch served through the national school lunch program each year, the opportunity […]
New online poetry journal raises money for RI Food Bank and Share Our Strength Word Soup, a new online poetry journal founded by Rhode Island poet Kim Baker, is accepting submissions now through August 1 for its premier issue, due out in September 2013. Poets may send three to five poems per submission. A reading […]
Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites K-12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign the Google homepage logo (for a day) for millions to see plus win a $30,000 college scholarship, and win a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school.
Doodle 4 Google 2012 Winner Dylan Hoffman, Wisconsin
Doodle 4 Google 2012 Winner Dylan Hoffman, Wisconsin
Each year, Google selects a theme and invites kids to create their own “doodle” (one of the special Google logos you see on our homepage on various occasions). This year, they ask children to think about what their perfect day would look like.
The finest bakers have been invited to compete for the title of VERY BEST COOKIE in Rhode Island! For $10 you can sample the tastiest cookies in the state and wash it all down with all the milk, coffee, soda or hot chocolate you can handle! Enjoy ice cold milk from Whole Foods Market Waterman Street / Whole Foods Market University Heights, soda and seltzer water from Yacht Club Soda and hot cocoa and coffee from Providence Coffee Roasters!
I am giving away 4 tickets to this event. If you want a chance to win, tell me the name of your favorite cookie in the comments below. Deadline is Friday, December 7th at 3:00PM EST. I will randomly select one winner from all the entries to win 4 tickets to The Spectacular Cookie Smackdown on December 9, 2012.
Rhode Island students in grades 4 – 10 are invited to take the Letters About Literature challenge by writing a personal letter to an admired author – someone who has written a book that has been an inspiration for change in their lives. The deadline for this contest is January 11, 2013.
Rhode Island students have met with great success in this contest over the past eight years, with three National Winners and three National Honorable Mentions since 2003. This year brings another opportunity for teachers, parents and librarians statewide to help their students gain state and national recognition for their writing.
RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors at the Lincoln School in Providence and the Central Falls Library Unite to Inspire Local Youth
We are a book loving family—at home and at Kidoinfo. We look froward to The Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors every year. This year’s festival takes place Saturday, October 13th from 9 am – 5:30 pm at the Lincoln School in Providence.
New this year, through a collaboration with the Central Falls Library, a Book Festival author will host a children’s event at the Central Falls Library. In addition, Lincoln School students will organize a used book drive for the library. The goals are to introduce children to the library who have never been there before, and to collect as many books as possible for the Central Falls community.
We are giving away tickets to the festival. Want to win?
From June 1 to 30, Providence Children’s Museum is exhibiting the artwork of the Rhode Island finalists in the 2012 Doodle 4 Google™ competition. Over 114,000 budding artists in grades K-12 nationwide participated in the competition to redesign Google’s homepage logo, with submissions from across the state. The 10 finalists – from Central Falls, Cumberland, Middletown, Providence, Tiverton, Wakefield, Warwick and Westerly – represent the top RI entries in each age group.
The doodles will be on view daily in June from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM in Providence Children’s Museum’s atrium. The Museum is also open free on Friday evenings in June from 5:00 to 8:00 PM for MetLife Family Friday, sponsored by MetLife Foundation.
Totally awed and humbled that I’ve been granted “Superhero” status thanks to the folks at Batchbook. In honor of National Small Business Week, they selected me as one of their customers they feel deserved this award because of “my unflinching work to make the small business universe a better place.” Although I’m not in the same league as The Avengers (as my sons pointed out, since I do not have a cool suit like Iron Man or Black Widow and I did not gross a bazillion dollars last weekend), I try my best to make my community a better place by connecting families with local happenings and fun things to do with their kids offline. I first learned about Batchbook shortly after I launched Kidoinfo and realized I needed a better way to manage the myriad of people I meet on the playground, around town, and online. Thanks to Batchbook, I have made many new friends and business connections and am able to manage these connections to better run my business.
As a thank you, Batchbook delivered these awesome cupcakes to my doorstep yesterday. Deliciously made by Sin.