Create a frightfully fun, minimally-messy, low-stress, stay-warm-and-cozy Halloween

Create a frightfully fun, minimally-messy, low-stress, stay-warm-and-cozy Halloween
By School Zone Staff
October 12, 2018 — Do weather forecasts of howling winds and pelting rain make trick-or-treating sound a little too gruesome? Even with clear skies does it just in general sound more tricky than treaty? Ward off the sprites and hobgoblins and bring on the party games and painted pumpkins. Consider hosting a Halloween game or activity night for family and friends—with ample treats, of course!

If kids (or grown-ups) need reasons to be especially kind, October 5 offers THREE!

If kids (or grown-ups) need reasons to be especially kind, October 5 offers THREE!
By School Zone Staff
September 28, 2018 — On the horizon is a trifecta of designated “days” to show others our joy and appreciation. Friday, October 5 is World Teacher Day, World Smile Day, and Do Something Nice Day! Let this be the triple-play day that scores big fun and happies and lets others know how much they are appreciated.

As ESSA takes root, partnering with teachers shows kids a united front and shared goals

As ESSA takes root, partnering with teachers shows kids a united front and shared goals
By School Zone Staff
September 14, 2018 — Schools nationwide are in the 18-month process that began last year of implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As teachers and district administrators respond, it’s a great time for parents to implement a “family plan” for supporting learning.

Step into September sharing, caring, and reading, reading, reading

Step into September sharing, caring, and reading, reading, reading
By School Zone Staff
August 28, 2018 — 30 days hath September…” goes the rhyme, and the month definitely has lots of great things going for it. Besides being the threshold for a new school year and season, both of them packed with anticipation and possibility, focused celebrations can make the month taste extra crisp and sweet.

Put family game night on the calendar and tally up the positives

Put family game night on the calendar and tally up the positives
By School Zone Staff
August 14, 2018 — The pace is accelerating, and the calendar is filling up with school orientation events, shopping and play dates, practices, games, and other extracurricular events. And that’s just schedules for the kids! Regularly setting aside family time—game night, for example—seems just about impossible, which suggests exactly why it’s so important!

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