The Center for Creative Education’s C4 Media Arts Program brings arts and technology education to at-risk students

By |August 13th, 2019|

By combining the arts and technology, The Center for Creative Education’s C4 Media Arts Program is ready to help launch students of all ages into the digital media arts (cinema, graphic arts and coding). The center is staffed with the latest equipment and  teaching artists that use art activities to teach art skills and reinforce classroom studies.  The Center for Creative Education is an educational nonprofit that was created more than 20 years ago to [...]

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Four big Employers in Palm Beach Supplying $110,000 in Backpacks

By |August 13th, 2019|

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Sugar Team up with The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County to Supply Thousands of Backpacks to Elementary School Students. FPL and Gunster join the effort resulting in $110,000 in donated supplies. West Palm Beach, FL – To ease parents’ costs for this school year, The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Sugar, Gunster and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL)  have donated $110,000 in backpacks filled with school supplies for students in Title 1 [...]

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Library System Served More Than 45,000 Meals and Snacks This Summer

By |August 12th, 2019|

June and July at the library included sandwiches and snacks as the popular Summer Food Service continued into its third year of fighting hunger in Palm Beach County. The Library System exceeded its Summer Food Service goal by 8%, with a final count of 45,792 meals during fiscal year 2019. Over the last three years, 107,004 meals have been served throughout the Library System. More than 51,000 lunches and 55,000 snacks have been distributed. “Libraries [...]

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A Back-to-School Checklist for Your Child’s Health

By |August 10th, 2019|

By: Dr. Lou Romig Preparing for your children to go to school in the fall means more than buying new clothes and school supplies. Here’s a checklist of a few things that will help your child stay healthy and happy during the school year. Obtain school and sports physicals and update vaccinations as needed. If your child takes medication every day, make sure you have an adequate supply. If your child takes prescription medications only [...]

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Reduce First Day Jitters

By |August 8th, 2019|

BY SARAH LYONS As kids pack up their new backpacks, sharpen their pencils, and try on their new fall clothes, most start to get excited about the first day of school. While the beginning of the school year is an exciting time and represents a new start, some kids may feel anxious about the unknown.  A new teacher, new classmates, or a new school can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Using some simple [...]

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Seven Ways to Start the School Year Right

By |August 17th, 2018|

By Janeen Lewis School bells will soon be ringing, and while that means no more sleeping in or lazy days at the pool, welcoming structure and routine back into family life helps get kids who are reluctant to return to school more motivated to go. With a positive attitude and a few back to school tips, even reluctant school goers can start the school year off right. And getting off on the right foot paves [...]

Make the Grade with Back-to-School Lunches

By |August 2nd, 2018|

Back-to-school time means it’s back to being busy before, during and after school, so it’s time for parents and kids to create new routines. From early wakeup calls to shuttling kids to school and activities, ease the morning mayhem by incorporating a simple meal-planning strategy.  As a parent, look for fresh, make-ahead options your kids will enjoy. Serve up lunchbox love by mixing up the classic sandwich with a spin on sushi in this Bento [...]

PB Picks – August 2018 – Back to School

By |August 1st, 2018|

Mead is introducing their very first line of affordable, quality personal laminators for use in the classroom and home. Check out the Mead® 9.5” HeatSeal® Pro Thermal Laminator (also available in 12.5” size). So many great uses from crafts to calendars to preserving your child’s artwork and other mementos. Features of this new line include: Warms up in as little as 3 minutes so you can quickly get to work, Jam release lever quickly clears [...]

7 Quick Tips For Keeping Your Child’s Afterschool Routine Positive & Balanced

By |September 26th, 2017|

  BY SANDI SCHWARTZ We all want to help our children succeed, and often wonder if we are doing too much or too little. We may think we are guiding them, but might actually be pressuring our kids too much and making them feel as if they are not good enough. Unfortunately, this can lead to stress and anxiety for our children, even at a very young age. To avoid going down that path, it [...]

2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

By |August 3rd, 2016|

2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday August 5 through August 7! This holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2016, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2016. During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on purchases of: • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item. • Certain [...]

It’s Time! Teaching Kids Time Management Skills

By |July 29th, 2016|

by Christa Melnyk Hines “What are you doing?!” I say to my son. “I told you five minutes ago to get dressed. We are leaving for your baseball game!” Even in my apparent state of frustration, my 6-year-old refuses to be rushed along as he reluctantly tosses his toy plane onto the floor and slowly begins pulling one sock on and then another. His inner clock shows no urgency. And no amount of lecturing about [...]

Lunchbox Makeover

By |July 29th, 2016|

By: Samantha G. Clark We send our children off to school in their newly purchased sneakers, backpacks filled with school supplies and hopefully- lunch money. But if your children are like mine, and insist that you pack them a different lunch and snack every day of the week, then your choices are minimal and become redundant towards the end of the first month. You’ve been pinning every creative sandwich there is on Pinterest, [...]

2016-2017 Palm Beach County School Calendar

By |July 29th, 2016|

PB Parenting is ready for the new school year! Check out our handy calendar! You can also download a printable version - school cal download

A Struggle-Free School Year

By |July 29th, 2016|

By Shahar Pasch For most families, the beginning of the new school year brings hope. Hope for new friends, inspiring teachers and exciting new experiences.  There are some families, though, who also experience a feeling of dread about the new school year.  For children who struggle in school, either academically or emotionally, facing another year of seemingly insurmountable challenges brings a fresh wave of anxiety.  As parents, we can be a strong voice for our [...]

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