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Beth Morey

Finish Strong

With spring showing its colors, many students and families begin to think about the end of the school year. The green grass and warmer weather leaves us all pining for the long days filled with sunshine ahead. It’s in this season that students can begin to dial back their efforts and struggle with wanting to go to school.  As parents, it’s important to help our children finish the school year… Read More »Finish Strong

Spring Break is Almost Here!

We are finally getting glimpses of Spring weather and our kids will soon be out of school for Spring Break! Whether you are packing your bags for a destination vacation or staying home, we hope you take advantage of the week with your kids and enjoy it to the fullest! We’ve put together a huge list of local Spring Break ideas, many of which are free or low cost. You… Read More »Spring Break is Almost Here!

Summer camp is a blast!

It’s officially Spring! It feels like it took forever to come and now Summer is just around the corner. Kids look forward to summer and all of the fun things that come with it! Summer camp experiences are no exception. Jenison Public Schools is once again offering a day camp, Camp Curiosity. Camp Curiosity is a project based learning experience where children take part in activities including art projects, science… Read More »Summer camp is a blast!

Get Your Zzz’s!

It’s National Sleep Week! This comes at the perfect time as Daylight Savings time can throw schedules off for the whole family. Getting your children to sleep and waking them up in the mornings can be a challenge and the time change can make it even more difficult. The Johns Hopkins All Children Hospital and The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds provide helpful tips for the right amount of… Read More »Get Your Zzz’s!

March Community Spotlight – Jehovah Jireh Food Pantry

“Jehovah Jireh began over 25 years ago in the home of Jim and Sharon Herrema. At the start, the mission was to help large families with single incomes meet their needs. Over the years, the word spread and the needs of the community changed. Today, Jehovah Jireh serves over 225 families in the community by providing them fresh produce, meat and dairy through a weekly shopping experience and through a… Read More »March Community Spotlight – Jehovah Jireh Food Pantry

February Self Care

February has many of us feeling stuck inside, which can often bring about a sense of frustration and stress. Often times, changing up our normal routine and finding new activities for our families is helpful. One activity you could try is a Virtual Relaxation Room. Virtual Relaxation Rooms are great for the entire family and we have compiled our favorite rooms here! Take a few minutes and give one a… Read More »February Self Care

January is Here!

Welcome to 2022! The new year has brought with it a LOT of snow which also means lots of outdoor fun! It’s so easy to stay inside where is it warmer, but there are many benefits to getting outside, even in the winter months. This article from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, highlights these 4 reasons to play outside in the cold weather: Breathe fresh air Strengthen immune system Engage… Read More »January is Here!

Mid-Winter Break!

Welcome to a very cold and snowy February! This week Thursday through Monday (February 11-15th) will be our Mid-Winter Break for all JPS students. GR Kids has a wonderful list of free and low cost activities to keep your kids busy and active during this time! You can visit their site here. It’s also a great time to stay warm by visiting your local library and snuggling up with a… Read More »Mid-Winter Break!

Happy New Year 2021!

Happy New Year! We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some opportunities as you begin to navigate 2021. We realize that parenting is always challenging, but we know that it is especially during these uncertain times. We would like to highlight two opportunities that are worth checking out.  The first one is a link a link to strategies to help your student’s mental health: Student Mental Health… Read More »Happy New Year 2021!

Change is Constant

The new orders from the state will shift our learning to a virtual platform for the next few weeks. For some families this may not be a change, but for others the change may impact your family in a variety of ways. Please check out our website for resources that may help as you navigate the upcoming days. We have links for food, hygiene, Christmas assistance, and mental health as… Read More »Change is Constant