I always thought that picking a school for my kids would be one of the easier decisions I’d make as a parent. In addition to two kids of my own, I like to say I have another 36,000 in my care as part of my work for a large local school district. I spend much […]
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A FREE event for families navigating school choice
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix
• Meet with representatives from nearly 75 Valley private, public and charter schools.
• Learn about alternative education choices, such as online schools.
• Discover tutoring services and other education resources that support learning.
• Receive a complimentary copy of “Schools, etc.” — the magazine’s comprehensive annual directory of K-12 schools and preschools in Greater Phoenix.
Enjoy a special guest appearance! The Phoenix Zoo is bringing a traveling dinosaur from its new exhibit, “Dinosaurs in the Desert.” The dino’s red-carpet appearance and selfie station will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Plus: Register to win prizes, including Phoenix Zoo tickets, a Deluxe Dolphin Experience from Dolphinarius and more!
Education Fair AZ is sponsored by Legacy Traditional Schools, Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund, Basis Charter Schools, Great Hearts Academies, Rancho Solano Preparatory School and Calibre Academy.
For more information, visit educationfairaz.com
RAISING ARIZONA KIDS is committed to helping parents find local resources. That includes 27 years publishing RAK magazine, 14 years producing Camp Fair AZ and three years hosting Special Needs Resource Fair. This is the second annual Education Fair AZ event.
A 7pm bedtime… what?! I’m sure you are thinking I’m crazy! And you know what, I just may be… But I seriously I love 7pm bedtime for my kids. I’ve always been pretty scheduled in general; I use a paper planner to block portions of my days for certain tasks. But, when my twins entered […]
Well it happened. Fall is here. World Market released their new Pumpkin Spice coffee beans, saying “it’s never too early to enjoy fall flavors.” I’ve already seen Christmas decorations up at Hobby Lobby, and signs going up for where the Spirit Halloween stores will be. Meanwhile, it’s still averaging over 100 degrees here in Arizona. And, […]
My baby just started preschool (insert tearful emoji here). He is nearly three and we have been fortune enough to be able to have him home with my husband, me, or an entrusted nanny for all of his life. I know it’s time, but it is pretty trippy to think that our morning routine will […]
Homework. We’ve all dreaded hearing the word come from the mouth of our teachers. Though some loved receiving an assignment that needed to be completed at home, others felt nothing but frustration. Homework is not something that is new in school. It’s common throughout all grades in elementary school, high school, and even college. However, […]
It’s no secret – I’m a big fan of lists, storage and good ol’ fashion organization. I love making fall lists with autumn activities, and going back to school shopping for all those writing supplies and planners. I think I love office supplies more than clothes. So it’s no surprise I like to get organized […]
It’s that time again, where school bells ring and parents sing. Or at least that is what I feel I’m supposed to be doing when I hand my kid off for her first year of kindergarten. If you browse Facebook, Instagram or any other social media site, I’d bet you’ll come across memes, posts, and […]
We are officially back to school — at daycare! Like most daycares, our school had a little break between summer and the start of a new school year. After having had my son in daycare for the last year (he started as an infant and is now in the 1 year old room), I’ve put […]
My oldest recently started school. I went back and forth on homeschooling her. Last year we even tried it out for a few months before I took a full time position and returned to work (after staying home for 5 years). I knew I wanted to be involved in as many ways as possible with […]
As a new school year begins, so does the scheduling and so do the inevitable school mornings. Getting our lives organized is essential to getting to school on time and with all necessary items. And this my friends is no easy task! I wish I had some amazing words of wisdom or even just some […]
This year, as back to school looms, I’m challenging myself, and any mom who finds themselves always saying yes, to just. say. no. How many moms have had a chance to see Bad Moms? I recently took a much needed mommy break, grabbed my girlfriends and a cocktail and laughed hysterically for two straight hours. This fall […]
When I was growing up, one of my most favorite and memorable moments were my moms lunch box love notes. I knew that when I sat down at the lunch table, unzipped my lunchbox and looked inside there was going to be a sweet surprise just for me. It made me feel loved, adored and […]
As I sit here writing this, my little guy is walking around the house eating his lunch on his LAST DAY HOME before school starts. Ahhh… school. He’s looking forward to it and truthfully, so am I. Don’t get me wrong. We had an amazing summer! One of our very best since we moved to […]