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K-12 School COVID Risk Index

Friday, July 31st, 2020

COVID School risk activities Savannah

 

COVID-19 RECoVERY CONSULTING created this risk index to help families navigate back-to-school.

The K-12 School Relative Risk Index is designed to aid parents, students, faculty, and families in understanding the relative risk of various educational activities, helping them make informed decisions about returning to school.

Learn more here.

Social-distance kids’ events @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Friday, July 31st, 2020

archery class skidaway island state park savannah

Archery class @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on Skidaway Is. State Park archery range in Savannah.

This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided but not shared. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone at (912) 598-2300 is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required.

Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early to allow time to make your way to the program location.
9-9:30AM Sat. Aug. 29
10-10:30AM Sat. Aug. 29

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Scavenger Hunt @ Skidaway Island State Park

Snag the swag in this picture scavenger hunt throughout Skidaway Is. State Park. All you need is a way to take pictures and to be ready to explore our park.

Come to the office to get the list and complete your hunt between 9am and 4pm! When you’re finished, swing by the office and show us your pictures. Those who find 10 out of 16 will win prizes!

Remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for your group – stay cool!

9AM Sun. Aug. 16
9AM Sun. Aug. 30

(Savannah private schools) Spots available @ Savannah Honor Academy

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Savannah Honor Academy schools private kindergarten

Savannah Honor Academy is a K-5 school in the midtown Savannah area with two student openings for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

Questions? Contact Marla Cocalis at MarlaCocalis@yahoo.com.

About Savannah Honor Academy

Savannah Honor Academy has the following features:

small class-size (12 students)
mixed-age classes (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)
two 45-minute recesses
meaningful assessment
an emphasis on inquiry, exploration, and critical thinking skills
tuition: $900/month or $9000/year

Learn more here. 

Connect with Savannah Honor Academy on Facebook here.

Savannah Honor Academy, 5111 Abercorn St.Savannah, 31405 (2nd floor of JEA Community Center) email marlacocalis@yahoo.com, 773-573-7328 www.SavannahHonorAcademy.com, On Twitter here.   On Facebook here. Savannah Honor Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Daytrips from Savannah) Make your own slime Saturdays & Exploring Insects Tuesdays, Okatie, SC

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Port Royal Maritime Museum Okatie SC Hilton Head Beaufort Bluffton kids

 

Make Your Own Slime – RSVP Required
Port Royal Sound Foundation
310 Okatie Hwy.
Okatie, SC 29909
Saturdays in August 2020, 9-10AM

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, YOU MUST CALL 843-645-7774 to TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.
$5 per participant; age 5 & younger FREE
Learn how to make slime during Saturdays in August 2020, 9-10AM @ Port Royal Sound Foundation
Bring your own container to take your slime home. All ages are welcome – children must be accompanied by an adult.
COVID-19 Precautions:
– A cloth mask or other face covering is required while on our campus (ages 3+). All PRSF staff will also be wearing a mask.
– The number of participants will be limited in all programs in order to maintain social distancing, so please RSVP!
– All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn more here or call 843-645-7774.

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Exploring Insects, RSVP required
Port Royal Sound Foundation
310 Okatie Hwy.
Okatie, SC 29909
Tuesday Aug. 4 & 18 in August 2020, 10-11AM

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, YOU MUST CALL 843-645-7774 TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.
$5 per participant; age 5 & under FREE
Explore the life of insects by seeing what we can catch! All ages welcome – children must be accompanied by an adult. This is an outside activity so please bring a water bottle, sunscreen and sunglasses.
COVID-19 Precautions:
– A cloth mask or other face covering is required while on our campus (ages 3+). All PRSF staff will also be wearing a mask.
– The number of participants will be limited in all programs in order to maintain social distancing, so please RSVP!
– All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult

Learn more here or call 843-645-7774.

(Savannah pediatricians) A pediatric provider explains the importance of the HPV Vaccine

Monday, July 27th, 2020

SouthCoast Health pediatricians Savannah

This National Immunization Awareness Month, learn why it’s so important for children to receive the HPV vaccine.

Every year in the United States, 33,700 women and men are diagnosed with cancer caused by HPV infection. The good news? The HPV vaccination can help prevent these diseases with a success rate as high as 90% in some cases.

“The age recommended for children to get their HPV vaccine has been getting younger and younger,” SouthCoast Health Nurse Practitioner Beth Lee stated. “With its incredible success rate of preventing such awful diseases, it’s really a must for any child.”

Learn more about the HPV vaccine and how it affects your children here. 

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High Cotton Kids 2020 Fall Sale, Savannah, Sept. 15-19

Monday, July 27th, 2020

High Cotton Kids consignment Sale Savannah Fall 2020

Savannah’s biggest kids consignment sale, Sept. 15-19,2020

High Cotton Kids Fall 2020 will be Sept. 15-19.

This is Savannah’s biggest seasonal consignment event specializing in gently used fine children’s clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding, baby and nursery items, art work, and more.

Want to sell your kids’ gently-used items? Registration is open to be a consignor. Learn more here. 

There’s also a Busy Parents tagging service, which is an easy way to consign, earn great money AND shop early before sale opens to the public. Learn more here.

The Fall 2020 Sale will be in the shopping center @ 2134 E. Victory Dr., Savannah, directly behind Starbucks.

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(Savannah therapists) Low Country Counseling: 7 Ways to Eat Mindfully

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Savannah therapists counselors counseling Low Country Therapy

Low Country Counseling therapists on what is mindful eating

(Below is a guest post by Low Country Counseling in Savannah)

We have lost the connection of knowing when our bodies are hungry and when they have had enough to eat.

We have lost the insight of knowing what our bodies are needing because we can no longer “hear” what our bodies crave. We have moved to a state of Mind-Less Eating: a state of rushed, hurried eating of whatever food is convenient, regardless of whether or not we are even hungry. Mindless eating is not healthy for our bodies. It can lead to over-eating which may lead to physical discomfort and feelings of regret.

Mindful Eating allows us to slow down and re-connect with our bodies by using our senses each time we eat a snack or meal.

Learn more about what mindful eating is and seven ways to eat mindfully here.

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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for Individuals, Moms, Couples, Families, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You are not alone.

Hope starts here.

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SouthCoast pediatricians: When it Comes to Pediatric Wellness Exams, Sooner is Better than Later

Monday, July 27th, 2020
Savannah pediatricians Mozer SouthCoast

SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. David Mozer

Savannah pediatricians: When it Comes to Pediatric Wellness Exams, Sooner is Better than Later

Even in the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the best ways to productively spend downtime during summer is by scheduling a pediatrics appointment to complete a yearly check-up, SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. David Mozer  said.

SouthCoast Health pediatricians say annual wellness exams are critical in maintaining the health and happiness of your child, and knocking these out during summer avoids many potential problems.

SouthCoast Health pediatrics practices have taken extreme precautions to keep their offices safe for patient visits.

Check out four main reasons the proactive approach is best here.

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(Parent & Me activities) Kindermusik Savannah classes for ages 0-7

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

kindermusik savannah

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano is opening up a brand new in-studio class beginning on August 3!

Join Kindermusik Savannah with your 0-7 year olds for a brand new family class meeting every Monday at 10AM.

The August theme is “Time for Lunch” and you’ll be exploring music & movement through a kitchen theme!

Register online at kindermusikwith88keys.com today or text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Virtual and in-studio classes also offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays as well.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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YMCA of Coastal Georgia Fall 2020 Sports Registration Now Open

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

YMCA Coastal Georgia Fall Sports 2020 Soccer Chatham County Effingham Pooler

YMCA Fall Sports Registration Now Open!

YMCA of Coastal Georgia missed their athletes this spring, but they’re ready for a fun AND safe fall season! Registration is now open for fall youth sports at all YMCA locations – join on the field for a season full of skill development and character building.

Visit www.ymcaofcoastalga.org/youthsports to learn more.

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head & in Bluffton has reopened

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

The Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, both locations, are open with reduced occupancy, online ticketing and reservations, and increased cleaning procedures!

For your health and safety, all guests age 3 years and older wear masks.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is also holding their summer camps with small groups in a private setting. Are you interested in a private playdate with close friends? Call the museum for more information. Bluffton 843-705-6235, Hilton Head 843-842-7645

The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
1414 Fording Island Rd, Suite E-180
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Savannah Fall Sports: Soccer Shots For Ages 2-8

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Soccer Shots Fall Soccer 2020 Savannah kids

 

Enrollment for Fall Soccer Shots is now open for children ages 2-8 and children with special needs ages 3+.

Soccer Shots in Savannah is kicking off the season and wants your child to join them on Soccer Island!

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Their weekly sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting.

Through fun games and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active. Soccer Shots curriculum is aligned with early learning state standards and they highlight a positive character trait each week such as respect, confidence and determination.

Soccer Shots coaches are the best in the business.

And since your child’s safety is their top concern, this season, things will look a little different as Soccer Shots will implement several safety guidelines on soccer island. They will be offering smaller class sizes, disinfecting equipment, maintaining distancing and using larger fields, along with a variety of other precautions to keep both children and staff safe.

Visit Soccershots.org/savannah to learn more about the program!

Soccer Shots has locations all throughout Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, and Bluffton.

New this fall, Soccer Shots is offering private classes through their Neighborhood program where you choose the location and your soccer friends! Get the squad together and enroll today.

Enrollment Link: savannah.soccershots.com
Facebook Page: Soccer Shots Savannah
Contact with questions: Rachel Wright, 762.333.1177, rwright@soccershots.org​

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Daily blacksmithing demos at Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Coastal Heritage Society blacksmithing demos

Coastal Heritage Society Railroad Operations’has blacksmithing demos inside the historic Blacksmith Shop at Georgia State Railroad Museum.

Come out and see. Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson are open 9AM-5PM, Wednesday-Sunday.

Book your ticket in advance online at www.chsgeorgia.org

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YMCA of Coastal Georgia offers E-camp for virtual school work; extended summer camp; in-person pre-K

Monday, July 20th, 2020

E-learning distance learning YMCA Coastal Georgia Savannah virtual

Learn & Grow at the Y the Fall

Kick start fall at the YMCA of Coastal Georgia – Georgia Pre-K:
The Habersham YMCA has a very limited number of Georgia Pre-Kindergarten spots for the upcoming year. Their Pre-K program will begin on Aug. 17 2020, in-person at the Y. To apply, contact the Habersham YMCA at 912.354.6223.

Summer Day Camp Extended:
As the first day of the new year has been deferred, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia has extended their Summer Day Camp programs through the start of the new school year. Spaces are limited, register online today here.

Introducing – E-Camp:
As we all look toward a very different fall and start to the new school year – the Y will launch YMCA E-Camp. This day camp program will provide E-campers with a safe, designated time and place to complete virtual coursework on their individual devices followed by an active, engaging afternoon summer day camp program. To learn more or register, visit here.

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At-Home Craft: Tape Resistant Art by Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, July 20th, 2020

at-home craft savannah cultural arts

While Savannah Cultural Arts Center isn’t open, the staff there want to share some creative fun for kids to do at home.

Tape Resistant Art to make at home

A fun art activity for all ages to indulge their creative side. Tape Resist Art is a simple craft with endless possibilities.

Find instructions online here from the Savannah Cultural Arts Center. Watch their how-to video here, and make your own!

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(Savannah pediatricians) SouthCoast Health on safety tips during COVID-19

Monday, July 20th, 2020
Crosland Savannah pediatricians family doctors

SouthCoast Health pediatrician Dr. K. Blain Crosland

SouthCoast Health pediatrician Dr. K. Blain Crosland shared suggestions to think through before you participate in those classic summer family activities to prevent contracting or spreading coronavirus on WTOC-TV’s Morning Break.

“We do think that it’s less likely to spread in an outdoor environment,” said Dr. Crosland. “There’s a couple reasons for that. First, you can just get more distanced outside. Secondly, you’re not recirculating air like indoors with A/C.”

Along with wearing masks and practicing social distancing when possible, watch Dr. Crosland’s appearance here to learn more about keeping safe during this COVID-19 summer.

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Kids’ Music Lessons with Kindermusik Savannah

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Kindermusik Savannah music lessons kids Instill a love of music in your children from the ground up!

Expose your babies to a loving and joyful musical environment through movement and brain building activities.

Treat your toddler to a parent/child together activity that they’ll look forward to all week. Engage your preschooler in a music and movement class where they will learn about all the instruments, how music is written and put together, and how to produce musical sounds.

Next, watch your child blossom in private music lessons via Skype or in person. The Kindermusik Savannah team is here to help your child thrive and succeed at every age and stage.

Contact Kindermusik Savannah about their free trials for each level: text MUSIC to 912-432-5885 or visit kindermusikwith88keys.com today.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

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(Ballet, Mommy & Me, Tap) Savannah Dance Co. now open in Pooler

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Savannah Dance Co. ballet Pooler Georgia Chatham County

Savannah Dance Co. 

Savannah’s newest dance school is now enrolling dancers ages 2-18. Mommy and Me, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, and Acro Dance are available. For recreational and competitive students.

Learn about classes offered & register for classes online here. 

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head & in Bluffton has reopened

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

The Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, both locations, are open with reduced occupancy, online ticketing and reservations, and increased cleaning procedures!

For your health and safety, all guests age 3 years and older wear masks.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is also holding their summer camps with small groups in a private setting. Are you interested in a private playdate with close friends? Call the museum for more information. Bluffton 843-705-6235, Hilton Head 843-842-7645

The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
1414 Fording Island Rd, Suite E-180
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Savannah-Chatham public schools updated school calendar 2020-21

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Savannah Chatham public schools

Savannah-Chatham School Board members approved modifications in July to the academic calendar for the 2020-21 School Year due to COVID-19.

The calendar modifications include a delay in the start of the school year. The approved calendar modification allow teachers to return August 3, 2020 and students to begin instruction virtually on August 19, 2020.

The twelve intervening staff days would be dedicated to preparing all educators to deliver effective online instruction and face to face instruction as well as address other matters related to social emotional learning, hygiene protocols, student/family support services, accountability procedures, and revised Title IX regulations. The modified calendar:
• Offers 170 days of instruction
• Provides 12 days of pre-planning and training before the first day of instruction
• Begins the school year on Wednesday, August 19, 2020
• Begins the school year in a virtual “E-Learning” Districtwide model
• Adds two staff planning days for teachers at the end of the school year
• Includes the strategic use of Districtwide “E-Learning Days” on the November 3, 2020 Election Day, at the start of Second Semester, and after St. Patrick’s Day

See the modified 2020-21 SY calendar here & above.

FREE Savannah Families Weekend @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, July 13th, 2020

FREE Savannah families weekend Telfair Museums Savannah Chatham County

FREE Savannah Families Weekend
July 17–July 19 2020
Jepson Center in Savannah

Explore Juneteenth connections and current exhibitions at the Jepson Center with an extended period of free admission for City of Savannah residents during regular hours during this three-day period. In lieu of the museum’s Free Family Day, the museum will expand free admission to the Jepson Center over a three-day weekend to allow for smaller numbers and social distancing. Family Art Activity Packets with suggested activities for the museum visit and at-home art making are available for pickup in the Jepson Center lobby during this period.

Please note: This program applies to the Jepson Center only.

The museum may have limited capacity at peak hours due to social distancing measures. Presented thanks to investment provided by the City of Savannah.

Learn more here.

Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

SouthCoast Health family physician on the importance of maintaining your preventative appointments

Monday, July 13th, 2020
SouthCoast Health doctors Savannah

SouthCoast Health Family Physician Dr. Rebecca Sellers

SouthCoast Health family physician Dr. Rebecca Sellers addressed the importance of NOT postponing medical appointments during the current COVID-19 pandemic with WSAV. She explained waiting too long to get checked out can worsen certain chronic conditions.

Watch Dr. Sellers’ appearance here to learn about the importance of check-ups with your physician. As a reminder, SouthCoast Health has COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of patients, physicians, and staff. SouthCoast Health also offers virtual visits as an option for certain health care needs that do not require an in-person visit.

Learn more here. 

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(Savannah therapists) Low Country Counseling: 4 Steps to a Solid Apology

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Savannah therapists counseling Lowcountry therapy

Four Steps to a Solid Apology

Demonstrating to children how to apologize provides them with a social skill that will last a lifetime.

Therapists @ Low Country Counseling in Savannah show how this can be done by teaching children how to identify the feelings of guilt and regret. These feelings can be used in a positive way.

Read Low Country Counseling’s four steps to a solid apology here. 

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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for Individuals, Moms, Couples, Families, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You are not alone.

Hope starts here.

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(Parent & Me activities) Kindermusik Savannah classes for ages 0-7

Monday, July 13th, 2020

kindermusik savannah toddlers pooler music mommy kids

Come make a splash with Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano this month! It’s not too late to join in the musical fun – “Beach Days” now going on for ages 0-7.

Classes meet virtually on Mondays and Saturdays at 11am, and in-studio on Tuesdays at 10AM.

First trial is FREE – text “FREECLASS” to 912-432-5885.

Classes for babies (ages 0-2) and older children (ages 4-7) also offered weekly – visit kindermusikwith88keys.com for class times. Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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