Richmond Montessori Middle School Open House

Richmond Montessori Open House for middle school. Stop by and learn about the incredible learning opportunities and fun for kids! See how the child-centered Montessori Method supports life-long learners and critical-thinking skills. This event immediately follows the lecture by John Martin.  Please park at Temple Beth El (601 N. Parham Road). A shuttle bus will be […]

Open House for Engineering for Kids!

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Engineering for Kids Learning Center Open House August 24th from 11:00am-2:00pm at the: Engineering For Kids Learning Center 1586 Mountain Road Glen Allen Saturday Robotics Classes begin for ages 4-8 and 8-14 at the EFK Learning Center Birthday Parties with Engineering For Kids: Let Engineering For Kids of Central VA host your next birthday party! […]

Goodbye Daycare, Hello Kindergarten

My almost-Kindergartner, proud in her new school shoes.

I can’t really put my finger on the source of my anxiety about the transition from preschool to kindergarten. We, the parents, are not ready. She, the eager excited 5-year-old daughter, is so ready. Daycare is what we’ve known.  It’s been a very important part of the ‘village’ for 5 years.  I can recite all […]

Be Brave and Kind

roscoe at camp

I felt a kind of courage on Roscoe’s first day of summer camp when his delight and anticipation for something yet unknown felt so much mine. We drove steadily across town with the windows open. The warm air blew through the backseat, and roared to the front where I watched him through the rear view […]

Homeschooling: Is it Right for You and Your Child?


Thanks to Merre Shepard for participating in our interview about homeschooling. Public school, private school, or homeschool! How do you know what’s best for your child(ren)? And for you? Merre Shepard knew the answer to that question very early for her personal situation – even before she had children of her own!  While attending college, she […]

How to Connect with Your Child’s Teachers: Get Involved in Education

parent teacher conference

Parent-teacher conferences are a great opportunity to connect with your children’s teachers and become more involved in their education. However, your involvement shouldn’t end there. Make an action plan to keep your children on track throughout the year. “Parent-teacher conferences are often when parents become aware of their children’s educational deficiencies.  Unfortunately, many parents expect […]

Sabot at Stony Point and University of Richmond to Host Education Institute


Sabot at Stony Point and University of Richmond to host Education Institute for over 120 educators from all over the United States. Sabot at Stony Point is in its sixth year and finds itself at the forefront of an international effort to bring the Reggio approach into elementary and middle schools. The schools of Reggio […]

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6-10


“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” ~ Mark Van Doren May is National Teacher Appreciation Month and Tuesday, May 7, 2013 is Teacher Appreciation Day. We appreciate teachers every day, but now is a special time to really let them know how much we thank them for all they do! We […]

KLM Foundation Featured in Richmond’s UrbanView Magazine

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Richmond moms probably remember Karen Wright as our July 2012 Rock Star of the month for her commitment to the community. Many of you know Karen from her tireless work and advocacy for the KLM Foundation. But did you know she was the 2012 Volunteer of the Year for the organization. Karen does not promote […]

Real Richmond Review: My Son Loved Odyssey of the Mind

One of the best parts of the day was the downtime--here we goofed off in the rocking chairs in the school lobby.

Last fall, my ten year-old son brought home a permission slip to audition for a program called Odyssey of the Mind. One of his older friends had participated at another school and we heard it was a great program, but we really didn’t understand what it was all about. We later learned that this program is […]