Come play and chat during our summer play days at our neighborhood parks. Reconnect with old friends and make new ones too. This is open to alumni, continuing / incoming students, and friends. Come when you can, bring a picnic lunch and stay awhile after, if you like. Hope you can make it!
More information can be found in the attached link.
Northpoint Co-Op families! Kindergarten registration is just around the corner. Attend a Kindergarten Panel Discussion at Bates Technical College to learn what you need to do to prepare your child for school AND earn a parent-ed credit.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Bates South Campus
Bldg E, Room 103
Do you have a picky eater? Attend any January Parent Share date listed to learn why children are selective eaters and ways to encourage good eating habits. Oh, an you'll earn a parent-ed credit, too!
1/19 - 3's
1/21 - Mixed Age + PreK
1/25 - 2.5 3's
1/27 - 2's
1/28 - 2's
When: Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 11am-1pm
Location: Downstairs and Lower Parking Lot
Come Join Us for the School Fundraising Event where the kids get to raise donations for the school. There will be a concessions booth and multiple events to entertian the family! Enjoy raffle tickets and fun all around.
- Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Resource Center
When: Friday, September 25th, 10am - 11am
Parent Education Opportunity
Meet us for Tea and Discussion!
- Tuesday September 15, 2015 9:30am - 11:15am
- Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 9:30am - 11:15am
- Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Mrs. Melissa's Upstairs Classroom
This is a NO kid event required by all parents to attend at least one if they wish to participate in School activities in the classroom.
Time: 9am - 12pm
Location: @ the School
All school clean Up. All families are required to attend at least one clean-up during the year to help out ensuring the schools cleanliness.
Other dates will be on Feburary 6th, 2015 and May 21st, 2016.
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Location: Next door to the Preschool's Downstair doors
This is an important event for new members, returning members, and alumni. We will be meeting in the preschool's downstair area.
This is a NO kid event.
At Parent Orientation, parents will get to meet and greet teachers and class representatives. Parents will also learn about any new policy changes, our upcoming auction next spring, as well as other Bates programs.
Volunteer hour are noted on this event.
We hope to see everyone there!
American Academy of Pediatrics
Media is everywhere. TV, Internet, computer and video games all vie for our children's attention. Today's children are spending an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media, including televisions, computers, phones and other electronic devices.
To help kids make wise media choices, parents should monitor their media diet. Studies have shown that excessive media use can lead to attention problems, school difficulties, sleep and eating disorders, and obesity.
Set Screen-Time Limits and Schedules
Children and teens should engage with entertainment media for no more than one or two hours per day, and that should be high-quality content. It is important for kids to spend time on outdoor play, reading, hobbies, and using their imaginations in free play.
Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age 2. A child's brain develops rapidly during these first years, and young children learn best by interacting with people, not screens.
The AAP recommends that parents establish "screen-free" zones at home by making sure there are no televisions, computers or video games in children's bedrooms, other living areas, and by turning off the all screens during dinner.
Create Alternatives to Screens
Have alternatives ready for non-electronic formats such as books, newspapers, arts & crafts and board games. Having multiple items ready to go can make the alternative an easier transition.
Be Involved During Screen Time
By watching television and playing on the Ipad with their children, parents can help guide their children's media experience. Putting questionable content into context and teaching kids about advertising contributes to their media literacy.
Bates Technical College is offering a free Brain Series event on children and screen media. See Evite link below
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