Category: education + schools

Dive into a summer full of adventures! Summer Reading Program 2014

Dive into a summer full of adventures! Summer Reading Program 2014

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014 |

Kids of all ages are invited to their local public library this summer to discover new books and presentations by summer reading program educators and artists. Plenty of educators are sure to spark a smile with their fizzy fun presentations! Fizz Boom Read! (children’s program) Kids… You can get their summer reading done while having lots […]

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2014 AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp still Open!

2014 AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp still Open!

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014 |

Do you know a middle school student (graduating 5th -8th graders) looking for something to do this summer for the month of July? You’re in luck! Check out the 2014 AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp brochures! In partnership with the Providence Public Schools, the AfterZone Summer Scholars gets young people off the couch and into the […]

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Neighborhood Safety Tips for Parents

Neighborhood Safety Tips for Parents

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |

Smart advice and a useful reminder from my sons’ PTO this week: With warm weather arriving, here are steps you can take to help keep your family and your neighborhood safe. Know where your children are. Have your children tell you or ask permission before leaving the house and give them a time to check […]

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IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?

IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

Ready for K! — is a FREE program for families with a child entering Kindergarten in August 2014 being offered at five Providence Community Library Branches.

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Got a question? Need information? AskRI.org!

Got a question? Need information? AskRI.org!

[ 0 ] January 28, 2014 |

Need to fix your car? Is your aunt visiting from Florence and you need to brush up on your Italian? Can’t remember how to do long division? Trying to find your great-grandfather’s birth certificate? There is a quick and free online resource for almost any question you have or information you might need ,with librarians online […]

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Planning for our children’s future is a priority this holiday!

Planning for our children’s future is a priority this holiday!

[ 0 ] December 16, 2013 |

The holidays are a season of giving and many of us struggle to search for the perfect gift for the children in our lives. One option to consider is giving the gift of education through CollegeBoundfund, Rhode Island’s tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan that helps families combat the rising cost of education. “Contributing to a […]

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Letters About Literature Challenge 2014

Letters About Literature Challenge 2014

[ 0 ] November 19, 2013 |

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 […]

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Lunchbox Redux

Lunchbox Redux

[ 0 ] November 11, 2013 |

Each year at this time, I beg for lunch box ideas from friends, please share!

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Raise your forks and wallets to help schools make healthy food changes

Raise your forks and wallets to help schools make healthy food changes

[ 0 ] September 20, 2013 |

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[1], the opportunity […]

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Ease Transitions to your New School or Daycare

Ease Transitions to your New School or Daycare

[ 1 ] August 26, 2013 |

As preschool or daycare enters the picture, losing control becomes our greatest hurdle. Once we get our emotions in check (and understand we are not alone) we can find ways to make it easier and healthier for our kids to transition into preschool.

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