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(Pooler private schools) Risen Savior Christian Academy Open House

January 17th, 2019

Risen Savior Christian Academy Pooler

Risen Savior Christian Academy 

Come and see all that Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler has to offer.

OPEN HOUSE:  Sun. Jan 26 2019, 10AM-Noon

NOW ENROLLING
Preschool – ages 2-4
Elementary – K-6th grade (New grade added each year)
*Limited space in each classroom

Risen Savior Christian Academy
1755 Quacco Road
Pooler Ga. 313122
912.925.9431

Learn more: www.risensaviorgeorgia.com

Risen Savior Christian Academy offers preschool for ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten and Grade 1-6.

Stay connected to Risen Savior Christian Academy by liking their Facebook page here. 

For more information, please call 912.925.9431.

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Job openings with benefits @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare & Preschool

January 17th, 2019

job openings Savannah Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool is opening some rooms and has employment opportunities at the daycare.

SCPS is currently seeking enthusiastic and loving professionals to join the team at Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool. Come work for the Best Daycare in Savannah as voted by readers of Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine!

Competitive pay, based on experience, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates can apply online here.

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More About SCPS Daycare & Preschool

Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool– serving ages six weeks through 3 years – is structured to provide every child with a solid foundation for the challenges of SCPS college preparatory lower, middle and upper schools.

The center is also here to provide the loving care and guidance that all children need at this important time in their lives.

Designed for ages six weeks through 3 years of age, the goal is to assist children in their spiritual, emotional, social, physical and mental development.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool is located on the Chatham Parkway campus.

Learn more here.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School,  (912) 234-1653, www.savcps.com, On Facebook hereOn Twitter here.  Follow SCPS on Instagram at savannahchristianprep   Savannah Christian Preparatory School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Pooler kids’ events: Touch A Truck 2019

January 17th, 2019

The second annual Pooler MOPS Touch-a-Truck will be Sat. Feb. 16 2019.

Check out the equipment and vehicles that build and protect the community and that keep our area safe and clean. Plus, there will be several food trucks.

This event is open to the public and all are welcome.

New this year: The first hour of the event will be a “quiet hour,” so families with sensory issues can enjoy the fun, too.

Cost: $5 for everyone older than 1, with a maximum of $20 per family living in the same home. Cash or cards will be accepted at the event.

Touch-A-Truck
Sat. Feb. 16, 2019
10AM – 1PM
Pooler Recreational Complex
200 Preston Stokes Dr.
Pooler, Georgia 31322
Hosted by Pooler MOPS

MAP reading & math test tutoring @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

January 16th, 2019

Sylvan tutoring Savannah MAP SAT/ACT test results learning

MAP Reading and Math are assessments that allow teachers to see their students as individuals.

As the student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty.

SCCPSS students in grades K-8 participate in MAP.

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah can help your child prepare for this important testing.

SAT/ACT Prep

With test prep from Sylvan Learning, there’s no need to sweat test day. Sylvan’s proven program covers all aspects of the ACT or SAT exam, so your teen will feel confident and prepared when the big day arrives — and get an edge over the growing competition to get into college.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah private schools) Community Partners Support St. Andrew’s School Fundraiser

January 16th, 2019

St Andrew's School Savannah

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah is pleased to announce plans for the 34th annual Live Auction and Gala set for March 9 2019 @ the DeSoto Hilton. This year’s Platinum Sponsor is Asset Black.

Asset Black offers a complete portfolio of wide area networking, internet, voice and managed services for organizations of all sizes and needs. Mark Weeks, an alumnus of St. Andrew’s, is CEO and founder of the telecommunications company.

Last year’s Auction seated 255 guests for dinner and netted over $70,000. All monies raised from the event go directly to support students and teachers in the classroom at the Pre-K 3 through grade 12 independent school in Savannah.

The event includes a silent auction, seated dinner, cocktails, and a live auction emceed by Jesse Blanco, host and executive producer of Eat It and Like It on WTOC TV.

For tickets to the event, visit www.saslions.com/giving

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St. Andrew’s School Open House for Prospective Families
Thurs. Feb. 7
9AM
Pre-K 3 through Grade 12
Call 897.4941, x. 452 to reserve a spot

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About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school is an International Baccalaureate World School and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

For more information, visit saslions.com or call 897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Family Vacations: San Francisco, Yosemite & Monterey

January 16th, 2019

Thanks to Delta frequent flier miles, we did a 6-day whirlwind trip to San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Monterey, California during winter break 2018.

Here’s this mom’s list of things to do when visiting this inspiring area of The Golden State with kids.

Free national park pass. If you’re traveling with a fourth grader, be sure to obtain your free national park pass before your trip through The Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed parks, lands and waters. This program begins Sept. 1 of your fourth grade year and runs until Aug. 31 of that year. Learn more here. 

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Half Dome Village canvas tents, Yosemite

Yosemite National Park: As a cost-saving measure, we stayed at Half Dome Village (formerly called Curry Village, pictured below). While not fully camping, most Half Dome Village spots are canvas platform tents. Full disclosure: this is not for everyone – especially in winter. Although these canvas tents are heated, they were cold during our 2-night stay in December 2018. However, this is an affordable way for families to stay in the south central part of Yosemite Valley rather than have to stay outside of the park and spend lots of time commuting back and forth. Half Dome Village sells out quickly, so be sure to make your reservations well in advance to ensure availability. Reservation info here. 

In addition to amazing hikes, we got a lot out of the Night Prowl guided walk with an Interpretive naturalist in Yosemite Valley. Find more family activities that require advance registration here. 

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San Francisco: We kicked off our 2-day visit to San Francisco with a super kid-friendly walking tour & scavenger hunt in Chinatown / Northbeach with City Clues Adventures & Tours. 

This two-hour hunt  – which included a fortune cookie factory & a hidden temple – was the perfect introduction to SF for my two kids, ages 12 & 10. They learned about the city & its history without realizing they were learning. Tour guide Beth even escorted us to SF’s most crooked Lombard Street after the tour while pointing out landmarks along the way.

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: Taking full advantage of ideal weather, we rented bikes (after the scavenger hunt & lunch) from Blazing Saddles near of Ghirardelli Square then pedaled through Crissy Field, Presidio, with a stop at the pier next to Fort Point National Historic Site (where we spied a sea lion) before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito, where we caught a ferry back to SF. This was a top highlight of our trip & a must-do if you have the weather to do so.

Muir Woods: Spent most of day 2 exploring the Redwood forest & earning their junior ranger badges @ Muir Woods National Monument outside of SF. Parking or shuttle reservations are now required when visiting Muir Woods. Make reservations here. 

Cable Car Ride: We avoided the long lines for cable car tickets in Ghirardelli Square by catching a cable car at California & Market Streets then riding it to the top of Nob Hill. We bought tickets on the car.

Alcatraz Blues: Mom Mistake No. 211,530: Not making Alcatraz reservations well in advance, as in before we even booked our flight. I will never forgive myself for being too late to the game on this. Say it with me: Reservations for The Rock must be made far in advance. Learn more here & don’t be me like me.

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Elephant Seals Guided Walk Ano Nuevo State Reserve

Elephant Seal Guided Walk @ Año Nuevo Coast Natural Preserve

Monterey: So glad we started our first Monterey morning by making the drive south on Pacific Coast Highway to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in Carmel & savoring the trails there. We saw sea lions & otters galore.

After lunch outdoors at the funky Baja Cantina in Carmel, we headed back to Monterey via Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse on the West Coast. Then left the car at Lover’s Point Park so we could walk the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail to Cannery Row & Monterey Bay Aquarium, where we immersed ourselves until early evening finally leaving at closing time. The aquarium is a must-do.

Ano Nuevo: Our last day in California (New Year’s Eve Day) was spent falling in love with Ano Nuevo State Park elephant seals, off Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Cruz & SF.  Every year up to 10,000 elephant seals return to breed & give birth @ the park’s dunes and beaches. Because we were there during breeding season, we were able to take advantage of the 3-mile guided seal hike, available via advanced reservation, so we saw oodles of elephant seals & pups. This was a top highlight of the trip. To make reservations for the 2.5 hour Elephant Seal Guided Walks visit ReserveCalifornia at anonuevo.reservecalifornia.com or call 1-800-444-4445. 

Highway 1 Highlights: Thanks to the Web site Through My Lens, we visited Shark Fin Cove near Ano Nuevo State Park & Santa Cruz’s Natural Bridges State Park  on our way back to SF.

Last stop before catching our New Year’s Eve red-eye flight back to Georgia was an evening stop @ SF’s Moraga Street tiled steps. This sea-to-stars themed mosaic staircase flowing up 163 steps in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood was the ideal spot to stay goodbye & thank you to this amazing state.

Savannah private schools: Open House @ The Habersham School

January 15th, 2019

The Habersham School Savannah private schools

Come see all that The Habersham School in Savannah has to offer at an open house this Fri. Jan. 18, 9AM @ the school’s Gould Cottage Campus. For preK3-12th grades.

Register online here. 

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The Habersham School in Savannah offers several open houses for prospective families.

These admissions events and tours are wonderful opportunities for parents to learn more about the distinctives of a Habersham education.

Learn more here. 

Upcoming open houses 2018-19

Fridays at 9AM
Jan 18 – PreK3-12th Grades – Gould Cottage Campus
Feb 1 – 8th-12th Grades – Habersham Hall Campus
Feb 22 – PreK3-12th Grades – Gould Cottage Campus

REGISTER ONLINE TO ATTEND AN OPEN HOUSE HERE.

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About The Habersham School

The Habersham School, Savannah
Enrollment: 230
PK3-12th

The Habersham School opened its doors in fall 2012, seeking to restore education to its purest form. The academic foundation is built upon the time-honored tradition of classical, liberal arts education, where students are taught to question, to investigate, to dialogue and to create.

In contrast with the uncertainty and hectic pace of today’s world, Habersham offers a nurturing and orderly environment where all learning is firmly rooted in the immovable truth of Christ.

Meaning and purpose underpin every aspect of instruction, leading students to discover the joy of learning and the virtue of hard work. Further, the unique all-school House system builds rich tradition while fostering community, competition, service and student leadership.

The Habersham School, 505 E 54th St, Savannah, 31405 (912) 509-0540. On Facebook here. Follow on twitter@habershamschool & on Instagram here.  The Habersham School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

Register for Night at the Museum 2019, Savannah. Space is limited

January 14th, 2019

Night at the Museum Savannah History kids events 2019

Come live the cinematic adventure on Sat. Jan. 26, 2019.

Explore the Savannah History Museum, take a behind the scenes tour, interact with historical characters from Savannah History Museum’s lively exhibits and catch one of the screenings of “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (rated PG) in the Savannah History Museum Theater.

Click below to select your time and experience Savannah History Museum’s “Night at the Museum” 2019 event.

Tickets: $12 for adults and children (18 mos. & older).

Register Now Here. 

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Exhibits Come To Life

Interact with characters from Savannah History Museum’s exhibits as the historical figures appear to magically come to life. This year’s characters include: Casimir Pulaski, Flannery O’Connor, a Central of Georgia Railroad worker, and more!

Watch “Night at the Museum 2”

Event participants will also have two opportunities to view “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (PG) in Savannah History Museum’s theater at 3PM and 8PM. The 105-minute film screening is optional and seating is first come, first served

Train as a Museum Night Guard

One of the most important jobs in a museum is the night guard. Join the exclusive training program and become an honorary Savannah History Museum Night Guard. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity.

Register online here. 

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Contact Dan McCall with any questions at 912-651-6840 X 302 or dmccall@chsgeorgia.org.

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Kindermusik Savannah January musical playdates

January 13th, 2019

kindermusik savannah playdates toddlers preschoolers mommy me kids

Join  Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for January monthly musical play dates: ‘A Trip to the Zoo’!

Ages 0-7 and their caregivers welcome for a 40-min adventure of fun, instruments, movement, stories and songs.

All children will receive an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon for weekly classes.

Play dates held:
Sat. Jan. 19 @ 10AM
Sat. Jan. 26 @ 10AM
Wed. Jan. 30 @ 10AM

Spaces limited: enroll today at kindermusikwith88keys.com. 912-988-KEYS.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

High Cotton Kids 2019 Spring Sale, Savannah, Feb. 7-9

January 11th, 2019

High Cotton Kids sale Savannah 2014

Mark your calendars for Savannah’s premier consignment event, High Cotton Kids Spring Sale, Feb. 7-9, 2019!

Savannah’s premier Children’s Consignment Sale since 2010.

Location: 2104 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center (formerly CVS, behind Starbucks)

Shop Early For a Cause:
Thurs. Feb. 7, 5PM $5 Donation benefiting Coastal Pet Rescue

New, Extended Sale Hours!
Thurs. Feb. 7, 6-8PM
Fri. Feb. 8, 8AM-7PM
Sat. Feb. 9, 8AM-3PM
(Some items will be discounted 40% on Saturday)

Come shop consignment at its finest. High Cotton Kids is THE place to save a lot of money, make a lot of money and have a great time doing both! This spring’s upscale resale shopping event will have thousands of high quality, boutique brand children’s brand clothing sizes Newborn through Juniors, as well as toys, shoes, baby gear and tons of other items, too. There will also be a variety vendors with great products, merchandise and services.

Consignor registration is open

Clean out and cash in, consignors can receive 60-70% of their sales!

High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more.

For a complete list of items High Cotton Kids accept and do not accept click here.

Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook  here. 

High Cotton Kids has some exciting giveaways this year including preview party passes, line-hopper passes, merchandise from select vendors and gift certificates to the show!

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Savannah high school & home school artists invited to submit work to High School Congressional Exhibition

January 11th, 2019

U.S. Congressional High School Art Exhibition Savannah home school artists

The Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus Department of Art is proud to host An Artistic Discovery, the United States Congressional High School Art Exhibition for Georgia’s First Congressional District in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery.

Works submitted for the exhibition are eligible for a number of cash awards, as well as the prestigious US District Congressional Award.

The Congressional Art Competition is held annually and is a unique opportunity in which a U.S. Congressman or Congresswoman is able to showcase the artistic talents of high school students within his/her district, thereby acknowledging the nation’s gifted young artists. The winning entries from each district are prominently displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C. The Cannon Tunnel connects the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol and is traveled on a daily basis by congressmen, as well as their staff members.

This year’s exhibition will be on display at the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery from Feb. 18 through March 3, 2019. The awards ceremony and closing reception is scheduled for Sun. March 3, beginning at 2PM. The winning Congressional work will represent the 1st Congressional district in an exhibition in Washington, D.C. for one year.

All high schools and home school students in Georgia’s 1st United States Congressional District are eligible to submit up to 14 student works per art teacher or two works per student in home schools. Each student is allowed no more than two entries. If a school has more than one art teacher, each art teacher may submit up to 14 works.

Entries will be submitted digitally and juried without delivering the actual work to the university gallery. The art teacher(s) from schools wishing to participate and parents of homeschool students will submit works online.

The deadline for entries is Tues. Jan. 22, 2019 at 11:59PM.

Jurying will take place during the week and notification of works accepted will be given to teachers or homeschool parents by email.

Learn more about submissions guidelines, rules & regulations here.

Questions? Email Gallery Director, Raymond Gaddy at ArmstrongGallery@georgiasouthern.edu.

New, free girls’ basketball program @ Habersham YMCA, Savannah

January 11th, 2019

YMCA girls basketball Savannah youth kids

GET IN THE GAME

YMCA of Coastal Georgia excited to announce an exciting partnership between the Habersham YMCA, Islands YMCA, the WNBA and the Jr. NBA!

This season, YMCA of Coastal Georgia is looking to get more girls on the court and involved in recreation basketball. All registered female players ages 7-14 will be invited to participate in the YMCA’s new, free Girls Initiative program.

This weekly program will include an hour long session featuring basketball skill instruction, leadership and confidence curriculum, free merchandise and lots of fun with partners from the WNBA.

The free program is designed to create a safe space for young girls to learn and be active.

Register by Jan. 19 2019. Register your child here.

Learn more about the program here

Questions? Contact Tommy Hurst at 912.354.6223 or email tommy.hurst@ymcaofcoastalga.org

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Free enrollment for children’s health insurance Medicaid & PeachCare for Kids, Savannah

January 11th, 2019

free enrollment assistance Chatham County Savannah children's health insurance Peachcare Medicaid

FREE in-person, enrollment and renewal assistance for Children’s Health Insurance Programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, Pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP &CAPS) will be available Mon. Jan. 21 2019 at the Oglethorpe Mall Library Branch, 7 Mall Annex, Savannah.

Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids are no cost or low-cost health coverage for children 0-19 years old. Children in a family of four earning up to $62,004 may qualify. Coverage includes regular check-ups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital stays, mental health services, prescriptions and more.

If you are unable to come to the event contact, Enrollment Assistors, Tamara Solomon at 912-661-1272 or LaToya Brannen at 912-356-2887.

Bring a government-issued ID and all necessary documentation including proof of income and Social Security numbers for the entire household.

This event is free and open to the public.

Mon. Jan. 21, 2019
4-6:30PM
Oglethorpe Mall Branch Library
7 Mall Annex
Savannah, GA 31406

Hosted by Campaign for Healthy Kids and Families and Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council

Government Shutdown Closures in the Savannah, Lowcountry area

January 10th, 2019

Fort Pulaski National Monument Savannah government shutdown closed

If you’re planning to take the kids to complete junior ranger programs at any national monuments in the Savannah & Lowcountry area, please note that many are closed due to the federal government shutdown including:

(Savannah) Fort Pulaski National Monument just outside Savannah is closed. Fort Pulaski Web site will not be updated & may not reflect current conditions.

(Charleston SC) Fort Sumter National Monument is closed. All Fort Sumter National Monument sites (Liberty Square, Fort Sumter, and Fort Moultrie) will be closed to visitors during the government shutdown.

(St. Simons, Ga) Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island park grounds will be accessible. However, the NPS will not operate the park and facilities will be closed. No visitor services provided. hazardous or dangerous conditions may exist.

(St. Mary’s, Ga) Cumberland Is. National Seashore remains open, however no visitor services, facilities, or ferry service will be provided. Campers will be notified of final ferry departure from the island.

(Macon, Ga.) Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon is closed . The website will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions. All of Ocmulgee National Monument is closed. Phones, emails, and social media will not be monitored.

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Those planning to head to Atlanta to visit the The Martin Luther King, Jr. NHP for MLK Jr. Day weekend, please note the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta is closed during the federal government shutdown.

Savannah children’s birthdays: Cheer, Princess & Ninja parties @ Crowned Elite Athletics gym

January 9th, 2019

Crowned Elite Birthdays Cheer Ninja Savannah kids

CHEER • PRINCESS • NINJA Kids’ Birthday Parties in Savannah

Looking for a new, entertaining spot for your child’s next party? Look no further than Crowned Elite Athletics gym in Savannah.

Host your party in their 5,000-sqft space, complete with your own personal coaching staff, tumbling equipment, ninja courses, a bouncy house and more.

$250 party includes 2 hour gym rental, trained coaching staff and party host. Book a party online here. 

If you have questions, please email christy@crowendeliteathletics.com.

Crowned Elite Athletics, (912) 308-5719, crownedeliteathletics.com, 202 Bourne Blvd, Suite 160 Savannah, GA 31408, Crowned Elite Athletics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah private & public school 2019 open houses

January 9th, 2019

Savannah private public school open houses 2019

Admissions season has begun! Come visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah private school open houses for prospective families include:

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Open house @ St. Vincent’s Academy, Savannah, 1PM Sun. Jan. 13 2019. Registration details here.

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Open House @ The Habersham School, 9AM Fri. Jan. 18 2019 @ Gould Cottage Campus.  PreK3-12th Grades. Registration details here. 

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Parent Informational Coffee & Campus Tour, Savannah Country Day School, 9:30AM Wed. Jan. 23 2019. Registration details here. 

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Open house @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School, 9:30AM Wed. Jan. 23 2019. Registration details here. 

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Open house @ Savannah Honor Academy, 2PM Jan. 27 2019. K-5. Registration details here. 

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Open house @ Blessed Sacrament School (preK-8th grade) Open House, 11AM-2PM Jan. 27 2019. Registration details here. 

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(Savannah) Open House @ Saint Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Is. 10AM-1PM Sun. Jan. 27 2019.  Registration details here. 

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Open house @ Calvary Day School, Savannah, 2-4PM Jan. 27 2019. Registration details here.

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Open house @ JEA Preschool Savannah, 10AM Wed. Jan. 30 2019. Registration details here. 

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Open house @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., 9AM Thurs. Feb. 7 2019. Registration details here. 

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Open house @ JEA Preschool Savannah, 11AM Sun. Feb. 24 2019. Registration details here. 

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Savannah-Chatham Public School Open Houses start in January 2019. Find the schedule & application info here.