2016 School Supply Deals

School is still several weeks away but it is never too early to take advantage of school supply deals in preparation for the upcoming school year.  We have gathered the best deals that we could find for the most common items on school supply lists.  Please note that deals come and go frequently.  If a […]

Kindergarten Registration Day is April 14

Thursday, April 14 marks the sixth annual Regional Kindergarten Registration Campaign, coordinated by Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond. This campaign establishes one common kindergarten registration day for 15 school divisions – that’s 152 elementary schools – in the Richmond region. Children who are five years old by September 30 can start kindergarten in the fall, but […]

iPiggiBank is Hiring!

Are you a State certified elementary school teacher looking for a unique part- time opportunity? iPiggiBank is seeking dedicated, motivated, kind, organized, energetic, reliable teachers. Their workshops are during school hours and offer flexible teaching schedules and competitive hourly salary. Curriculum, workshop training and class materials are provided. iPiggiBank’s goal is to help teachers and parents encourage […]

Play On! Benefits Of Playgrounds For Young Children

JESSICA SHRADER, LPTA We’ve seen it time and time again. Parents enroll their children in sports at very young ages in hopes that with years of practice, even at 4 and 5-years-old, they will be good enough to play at a college level, or even earn a scholarship. The children get burned out, suffer from […]

6 Ways I Made Our School Mornings Smoother

Our mornings used to be a complete disaster… Thankfully, we live down the street from our elementary school so I could easily drive them over if my son missed the bus.  But last year I had two kids in two different elementary schools that both started at the same time so I knew our routine […]

First Annual Back to School Bash at Martial Arts World of West End

School supplies add up quickly and Martial Arts World of West End is investing in the future generation by helping provide children in need with some back to school essentials. Martial Arts World of West End is throwing their first Back to School Bash to provide backpacks and some school supplies FREE of charge. And, since […]

It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

It’s that time… If your child is turning 5 by September 30th they can make that big step to Kindergarten in the fall! Thursday, April 16, 2015 is the day for on-time registration for  the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond, as well as the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, […]

Back to School and Soon to College

Moms, it’s September. That usually brings two emotions. For parents of older kids, it’s joy that school has started. Those with new kindergarteners, however, may feel sadness, even nostalgia, for the baby you once rocked to sleep who is growing up. Fast forward (I know this is painful) and imagine your child with a high […]

Moving On: Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School

By Priscilla Wright, M.Ed, LPC,NCC Moving on to middle school can be an exciting time.  Some children embrace this change while others find it difficult. Here are a few things that parents can do to ease the transition. School Environment: The expectations are greater in middle school. Students are expected to keep track of and […]

How to Talk to Your Child About Their School Day and Get More than “Fine”

  By Dr. Elizabeth M. Vantre   You learned through a parent volunteer that not only did your child’s class get a visit from the ice cream truck for good behavior, but your child got the only A+ on the science test.  Why is it then when your child gets off the bus, you excitedly […]