Monday, August 13, 2012
Patch wants your photos and comments on your Back-to-School day.
Brookhaven and Chamblee public school students begin the 2012-13 school year on Monday, August 13. New Ashford Park Elementary principal LaShawn McMillan begins her tenure at one of the community's neighborhood schools, while Montclair Elementary will officially reside within Brookhaven city limits when the new city begins operations at 12:01 am on Dec. 17, 2012. Woodward Elementary, neighboring Cross Keys High School and Chamblee Middle and Chamblee High schools also open on Monday. Patch wants your photos and comments throughout the day regarding any adventures (or misadventures) as DeKalb County schools resume operations throughout the week.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The average American parent is expected to spend nearly $689 on back-to-school items. Will you spend that much?
Students in Decatur and Atlanta are back in class, and kids in DeKalb and Fulton public schools will be in their seats Monday. For many parents, these are days that include high-stakes trips to the store to help their children find the perfect backpack and school supplies. And let's not even talk about clothes. The National Retail Federation projects that parents of children in grades K-12 will spend nearly $689 on their children's back-to-school needs, almost $85 more than last year. All of this got us wondering about the school supply lists that parents are asked to fulfill. Most of the lists look pretty straight forward. But then there's the DeKalb County teacher, who will remain nameless, who went beyond listing No. 2 pencils and …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The walk-in urgent care clinic wants to support Ashford Park and Woodward Elementary.
SmartCare Urgent Care clinic wants to celebrate both the start of the new school year and Brookhaven's impending cityhood by giving back to Ashford Park and Woodward Elementary Schools. So, they're doing a fundraising campaign through their Facebook page. It's easy: for every person who likes the SmartCare Urgent Care page and also likes this specific post, the clinic will donate 50 cents. For every person who shares that specific post on their timeline, the clinic will donate $1.00. All proceeds will be split evenly between the two schools. The fundraiser ends on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m.
Parents and students are invited to see the school, meet their teachers and drop off school supplies.
Ashford Park Elementary is holding a sneak peek and open house event from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 10. The sneak peek, held in the school cafeteria, will feature the school PTA, school store, after school programs, spirit wear and more. Families can then look at their students' classrooms, meet the teachers and drop off school supplies from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Click here to see a supply list for Ashford Park. Don't forget to bring proof of residency--it is required at the beginning of every school year. Also note the new procedure for dismissal at Ashford Park. Families will receive one hang tag for car rearview mirrors printed with an ID number and the primary method of afternoon pickup, including bus rider, carpool, after school program …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Woodward Elementary's school year starts soon. Are your kids ready?
Believe it or not, the school year is almost here. DeKalb County schools open their doors on Aug. 13. If you have kids who go to Woodward Elementary, are they ready for that big first day? Here are some of the most-needed items from the Woodward school supply list: To see full lists sorted by grade level, click here. Note that Georgia will have a school supply sales tax holiday on Aug. 10 and 11. Click here for more information about what will be tax-exempt and what won't be.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The area elementary school has a supply list of items needed for students from all grade levels.
As the beginning of a new school year draws near, Ashford Park School has its list of supplies for students from every grade level. Here are a few of the items needed and what grades need them: The school's full supply list for all grades is attached to this article for ease of shopping. Remember that Georgia is having a sales tax holiday on August 10 and 11. Clothes and shoes priced at less than $100, computers and computer accessories totaling $1,000 and school supplies priced at less than $20 will all be exempt from sales tax on those days.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
LaShawn McMillan, the new principal of Ashford Park Elementary, is glad to be working with young children again.
As the new principal of Ashford Park Elementary, LaShawn McMillan has come full circle. She started her career working with small children and then became principal at several area high schools. For some time, though, she has wanted to return to her roots. As of July 1, she took the reins at Ashford Park. “I’m back where I started,” she told Patch. “Working with elementary and pre-school age children has always been my passion because that is where children get their start.” She understands well the school’s diverse population, comparing it to the children’s TV show “Sesame Street.” “It’s every color, every economic group,” she said. “So I’m really happy to be here. It’s a privilege to work with these children.” In her first few weeks, …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Patch's Question of the Week asks, are metro Atlanta kids heading back to school too soon?
Used to be, kids in most Atlanta schools went back into the classrooms after Labor Day. Man, those were the days. For the 2012-13 school year, Decatur schools open Aug. 1, and city of Atlanta students hit the books Aug. 6. DeKalb and Fulton county schools open on Aug. 13. To some, it seems as if summer vacation gets shorter and shorter each year. To others (harried parents running out of kid-friendly entertainment options, perhaps?), it can't come soon enough. So our Patch Question of the Week is, do you feel that summer vacation is too short? Do kids head back to school too early? Or do they need that classroom time in order to prepare themselves for a successful future? Take our Patch poll and share your opinion in the comments.
Friday, August 5, 2011
The day's top headlines for Friday, August 5, 2011
Welcome Back to School, Kids. DeKalb Police Demonstrate New Law Enforcement Simulator. Atlanta Firefighters Rescue Man From Burning Home in Historic Neighborhood. Hundreds Rally in Support of Atlanta Public Schools.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
You spend your days making sure you do the very best you can for your families, so this week Frugal Families searched our local sources to come up with great deals that won't break the bank, and may make your life easier.
1. Publix Deal: Get $1 off 1 Deli Kids Meal, perfect for a packed lunch! Good Through: September 30, 2011 with coupon 2. Target Deal: Save on back to school items including 6 glue sticks for $1, kids scissors for $1, $19 backpacks, $11 lunchbags and more! Good Through: August 6 3.Costco Deal: More back to school savings at Costco, including $175 off an HP Laptop! Good Through: August 14 4. Gymboree Deal: Get up to 60% off everything your kids need for school! Good Through: While quantities last 5. Publix Curbside Deal: With all your running around to get ready for school who has time to walk around the grocery store? Now you can order your groceries online and pick them up at Publix, and your first time is free! Subsequent visits are $7.95…