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Is Your Child Ready for School?

02.16.2016, by Susan Conolly
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If you have a child who will be starting pre-K or Kindergarten in the fall, now is the time to start preparing. Many districts will be offering their version of a Pre-K or Kindergarten Round-Up. These events are quite helpful in preparing your child, and you, for what’s ahead.


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Does a New Year Have to Mean A New You?

01.05.2016, by Susan Conolly
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2016 is here! A whole year stretches out ahead of us with seemingly endless possibilities. How will you spend your days? It can be overwhelming to contemplate.


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THANKSgiving

11.24.2015, by Susan Conolly
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I cannot let this holiday pass without writing about it. Thanksgiving is still a holiday about just being together and being thankful. The simplicity of that sentiment should never be lost.


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The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

11.11.2015, by Susan Conolly
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Do you know what that refers to? If you answered, “Veteran’s Day," you are correct. It’s a day to remember and appreciate all that veterans have sacrificed to make our nation great. And make no mistake, the sacrifice is real and it is immense.

Veterans Day was created at the end of the First World War, or as it was known at the time, “The Great War.” Although the war was officially over with the Signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June of 1919, the fighting ceased the previous November. At 11 am on November 11,1918, the Allied and German forces declared an armistice. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.


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Raising our Military-Connected Kids to be College and Career Ready!

09.25.2015, by Susan Conolly
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So what does it look like to be College and Career Ready? Fortunately, there are many paths to successful readiness for life after high school graduation, and there are many organizations and resources available to help our military-connected students get there!

A Quality Elementary and Secondary Education Foundation:

Before a child learns to ride a bike, they must learn as a baby to crawl, stand, and walk. These basic skills become the foundation on which they build more complex motor skills allowing them to complete increasingly challenging physical tasks. In education, students begin with learning the fundamentals (like reading, writing, and arithmetic) in order to lay the groundwork for the development of their intellects, so that in the future they can grasp and analyze increasingly more rigorous material.


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