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Ready…. Set…. Go Back To School!

The warmth of summer days are getting shorter, we are waking to fall temperatures, and fall flowers are beginning to bloom. The signs of fall are all around us. This also means a new school year begins. Although fall doesn’t technically start until Sept 21, the start of school also brings the routines of fall. It can be hard to break some of the summer habits we have of long… Read More »Ready…. Set…. Go Back To School!

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!

Welcome Back!

Welcome to week five of the 2021/2022 school year!  We hope your year is off to a great start!  If you haven’t already gotten into a routine for this school year, now is the time!  Routine and structure can reduce stress and anxiety as the year progresses. Child Mind Institute offers four tips that can help support your family while you make the transition from summer to fall.  Validation: Let… Read More »Welcome Back!

Welcome Spring!

 It’s hard to believe that we are about to turn the calendar over to May.  What a year this has been! We are almost to the finish line, and we want to encourage your family to finish the year strong.  One way you can do this is by making sure your child gets to school each and every day.  We know getting to school gets more difficult as the weather… Read More »Welcome Spring!