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Advanced Academics in Pooler provides education services, events for homeschoolers, early learners

Monday, August 31st, 2020

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With so many of us thrust into pandemic-fueled homeschooling for the first time and looking for support, we’re thrilled to partner with Advanced Academics in Pooler, which provides education services for early learners and homeschoolers.

Homeschool: Advanced Academics provides learning experiences for your homeschool student in the core subjects of reading, writing, and math.  While on campus, students have a three-hour block with qualified teachers, leaving the rest of the school day for parent-led learning in science, social studies, and specials.  Learn more here.

Early Learners: Choose from AM (7:45-11:15) or PM (12:15-3:45) sessions that take place in Advanced Academics’ Early Learning Studio with a 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Learn more here.

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September Enrichment Programs Calendar for Advanced Academics

Advanced Academics also offers enrichment classes. Students do not need to be enrolled in Advanced Academics home-school or early learners programs to attend. You can register for as many enrichment activities as you would like. Questions about any of the events below? Call 912-348-2017 or email adv.aca.mail@gmail.com

Register for any of the events below online here.

MOMMY & ME

Tell Me a Tale*
Lap Sit: Tuesdays (Sept. 8 – 29) 9 – 9:45 English, 10 – 10:45 Spanish
3s 4s & 5s: Thursdays (Sept. 10 – Oct.1) 9 – 9:45 English, 10 – 10:45 Spanish,
T/Th (Sept. 8 – Oct. 1) 3:45 – 4:45 English
*Age groups are recommendations, but parents will know best!

Register online here.

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HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES AND AFTER SCHOOL EVENTS

Preschool Events

Early Spanish
Wednesdays (Sept. 9-30) 11:30 – 12:30

Playpalooze Indoor Recess Games
M/W/F (Sept. 9 – Oct. 5) 1:30 – 2:15 or 3:45 – 4:45

Register online here.

Elementary After School Events

Elementary Spanish
Wednesdays (Sept. 9-30) 12:30 – 1:30
M/W/F (Sept. 9 – Oct. 5) 3:45 – 4:45

LEGO Building Competition
M/W/F 3:45 – 4:45

Taekwondo
T/Th (Sept. 8 – Oct. 1) 3:45 – 4:45

K-2nd After School Events

Improv/Reader’s Theater
Wednesdays (Sept. 9-30) 11:30 – 12:30

Critters
Wednesdays (Sept. 9-30) 12:30 – 1:30

Music
M/W/F (Sept. 9 – Oct. 5) 3:45 – 4:45

STEAM
T/Th (Sept. 8 – Oct. 1) 3:45 – 4:45

Register online here.

3rd-5th After School Events

Oops! I Arted
M/W/F (Sept. 9 – Oct. 5) 3:45 – 4:45

Jewelry Making
T/Th (Sept. 8 – Oct. 1) 3:45 – 4:45

Register online here.

Middle/High After School Events

Book Club
T/Th (Sept. 8 – Oct. 1) 3:00 – 3:40 Middle School
M/W/F (Sept. 9 – Oct. 5) 3:00 – 3:40 High School

Spanish for Beginners
T/Th (Sept. 8 – Oct. 1) 3:45 – 4:45

Foundations of Algebra
T/Th 4:45 – 5:45 Call for dates

GED Test Preparation
MWF 4:45 – 5:45 Call for dates

ASVAB Test Preparation
T/Th 5:45 – 7:00 Call for dates

Register online here.

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Registration open for Flag Football 2020 in Savannah

Monday, August 31st, 2020

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Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2020 FALL Savannah Under the Lights flag football season.

UPDATE: Deadline to sign up has been extended to this Friday 9/18.

The FALL season runs from September through November, with games taking place on Fridays at Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave.
Savannah, 31404

Under the Lights is the exclusive youth flag football partner of Under Armour, Inc.

This is open to both boys and girls (ages kindergarten-8th grade) of all skill levels and promotes a competitive, confidence building, non-contact football experience. (Open to all kids including those who do not attend Calvary.)

$125 REGISTRATION FEE

Register online here. 

Siblings receive a $25 discount (use promo code “SiblingDiscount”).

  • Kindergarten – 4th Grade will use Pee-Wee football.
  • 5th – 6th Grade will use Junior football.
  • 7th – 8th Grade will use Youth football.

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Savannah Cultural Arts Center free at-home activity: Build -A-Story

Monday, August 31st, 2020

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At-Home Kids’ Activity from Savannah Cultural Arts Center: Build-A-Story

Introduction to Improv

Tina the dog traveled to space and discovered the secret biscuit recipe?
Fun and imaginative, this activity from the Savannah Cultural Arts Center can be played in-person or virtually over video call and is appropriate for all ages. Build-A-Story is a great was to develop imagination and storytelling skills.

Use the icons provided with this instruction sheet – or make your own!

Find the instructions online here. 

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SouthCoast Health Pediatricians: Tips for Helping Your Kids Get Through the Fall with COVID-19

Monday, August 31st, 2020

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Health experts at SouthCoast Health in Savannah offer the guidance and encouragement you might need with these tips for helping your kids get through the fall with COVID-1.

See the tips here. 

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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(Savannah private schools) Blessed Sacrament School

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Blessed Sacrament Savannah schools preK kindergarten

 

If you’re looking for a home to educate your child, schedule a tour today of  Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah, a pre-K through 8th grade school. Call 912.356.6987.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR. 

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, www.bss-savannah.org, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

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

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Come join Kindermusik Savannah virtually or in studio, and watch your child’s eyes light up as they experience learning through the joy of music.

Classes for ages 0-7.

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano…music now, skills for life.

Text 912-432-5885 to try out a class for FREE!

kindermusikwith88keys.com.…music now, skills for life.

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FREE Soccer Day with Soccer Shots Savannah

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Free Fun Soccer Shots Savannah Day 2020 Forsyth Park

Wondering what Soccer Shots Savannah is all about?

Check out their upcoming FREE Soccer Day in Forsyth Park, Sat. Sept. 12, 9-10:30AM.

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development for ages 2-8.

This is a great opportunity for children to try a Soccer Shots program for the first time and for parents to meet some Soccer Shots coaches.

They will run abbreviated 15 minute sessions and have more information about the Soccer Shots program available. Event will take place on the Whitaker Street side of the park, on the south end by the tennis courts and Farmer’s Market.

Please preregister for this free event so organizers know how many children to expect and can plan with their coaches.

Enroll at savannah.soccershots.com, just search “free” to see a complete list of all free events near you.

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Registration open now – Savannah United 2020 Fall Recreational Soccer

Friday, August 28th, 2020

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It’s time for fall youth soccer in Savannah.

Registration for the Savannah United upcoming 2020 Fall Recreational soccer program is OPEN!

The registration is listed online as “2020 Fall Recreational Soccer” for ALL divisions (Micro and Rec) and TEAM registration. Register online here.

2020 Fall Recreational Season Schedule:
The season starts in September 2020.
Game 1: Saturday, September 12th
Game 2: Saturday, September 19th
Game 3: Saturday, September 26th
Game 4: Saturday, October 3rd
Game 5: Saturday, October 10th
Game 6: Saturday, October 17th
Game 7: Saturday, October 24th
Game 8: Saturday, October 31st
Makeup Day: Saturday, November 7th

If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact Savannah United Program Director, Paul Smith, p.smith@savannahunited.com or Recreational Administrator, Vanessa Asterman, v.asterman@savannahunited.com.

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Explore a nearly-complete section of Truman Linear public trail, Savannah

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

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There’s a new multi-use public trail to explore in Savannah.

A portion of Savannah’s Truman Linear Bike Path is now usable, although the entire park trail – including usable portions – is not complete so please use caution. 

A roughly three-mile section of the proposed six-mile public Truman Linear Park Trail is close to completion. The nearly complete section between Lake Mayer and East DeRenne Avenue parallels the Truman Parkway and Casey Canal, as detailed in the image above.

Part of the boardwalk that runs through a woodsy section of Magnolia Park neighborhood still has gaps that require bike riders to dismount but the majority of that three-mile Lake Mayer to East DeRenne Avenue section is usable. The section from the boardwalk to East DeRenne Avenue is not finished, but users can follow Woodland Drive to DeRenne until completed.

Here’s the route from Lake Mayer to East DeRenne Avenue: Trail travels from Lake Mayer north along Sallie Mood Drive to Eisenhower; cross over Eisenhower; turn right onto trail; trail travels along north side of Eisenhower; follow trail under Truman Parkway; follow trail left, traveling parallel to Truman Parkway; follow trail as it travels behind Hester & Zipperer parallel to Truman Parkway; trail travels past ball fields at the Scarborough Sports Complex (on your right); travel along Lovett Drive and follow the trail as it turns left onto Bacon Park Drive. Follow the trail along Bacon Park Drive. The trail then becomes a boardwalk through wooded area and (temporarily) spills out onto Woodland Drive. Turn left onto Woodland Drive to East DeRenne Avenue.

The proposed Truman Linear public path will eventually link Daffin Park on Victory Drive to Lake Mayer Park on Montgomery Cross Road.

The multi-use trail eventually will connect 18 neighborhoods and 13 schools. Learn more here. 

Free Savannah Music Festival Jazz Academy program offered virtually for kids

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Savannah Music Festival free Jazz Program for kids

Savannah Music Festival is currently accepting applications for a new free youth SMF Jazz Academy Program that starts Sept. 14 2020.

Savannah Music Festival, a leading nonprofit performing arts organization, will officially launch SMF Jazz Academy as a free virtual music education program designed specifically for Savannah-Chatham County Public School students.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCCPSS recently transitioned to online learning for the start of 2020-2021 school year. Taking the district’s lead, SMF Jazz Academy will start online on Sept. 14 and continue exclusively online for the Fall 2020 semester.

The program is now open to any SCCPSS student in fifth grade through twelfth grade who does not have a jazz band offered at his or her school. SMF Jazz Academy is currently accepting beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Previous musical experience is not required.

SMF Jazz Academy has added several new staff members and, with the transition to online learning, will offer students special masterclasses and workshops led by talented artists from across the United States.

The online SMF Jazz Academy program includes free instrument rental, if needed, as well as weekly private lessons via video, composition and music technology classes, virtual practice rooms, online masterclasses with guest artists and much more. Thanks to founding sponsors Ron and Susan Whitaker, the program is free to all participating students. The Hodge Foundation, Junior Jazz Foundation and Widespread Panic’s Tunes for Tots provide support for free instrument rentals to participants.

Applications are currently being accepted for SMF Jazz Academy.

To apply, visit www.savannahmusicfestival.org/jazzacademy.

Registration closes Sept. 4, 2020. Limited space is available. After open spaces are filled, additional submissions will be added to our wait list. Families will be notified about their student’s enrollment by Sept. 4.

Questions? Contact Jessica Messere at jessica@savannahmusicfestival.org or 912.234.3378 x107.

Two Sisters Travel: Top Socially Distanced Vacations

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

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Top Socially Distanced Vacations with Two Sisters Travel

In a world where the new normal is social distancing, Two Sisters Travel is sharing their top travel picks for socially distanced vacations.

Whether you’re looking for an adventure, exploring new places, or just relax & recharge, Two Sisters Travel has travel inspiration for every interest and budget.

National Parks

Highlighting some of America’s most breathtaking landscapes and landmarks our National Parks are true treasure to explore. But these itineraries can often be difficult to plan. There are an overwhelming number of options making it challenging to decide the right itinerary for you, then the logistics of organizing and coordinating each component can be a challenge.

Priced from $575 per person.

Utah Itinerary

Yosemite Itinerary

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Private Sailing & Yacht Charters

If the Caribbean is calling you, the answer is a private sailing or yacht charter. Two Sisters Travel can arrange skippered vessels of all sizes to sail the beautiful islands of the Caribbean from the Bahamas to the BVI’s to the exotic Southern Caribbean. These are personalized itineraries are perfect for relaxing and soaking up the calming vibes of the Caribbean.

Priced from $1,200 per person.

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Glamping

Imagine a balance of luxury and comfort in outdoor camping, that’s Glamping. Relax within an unplugged setting in your own safari-inspired canvas tent. Where mornings are filled with stunning sunrises and evenings are spent making s’mores by campfire or stargazing. Best part, you don’t have to travel outside our borders to get this experience. There are several Glamping sites that are nestled among some of our nation’s most treasured National Parks and perfect for your next family vacation, long-weekend romantic escape, or girlfriends getaway!

Priced from $200 per night.

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Dude Ranch

Seeking an authentic & unique experience? Escape to the Big Sky Country of Montana for an adventure the whole family will enjoy at a dude ranch. Days are filled with scenic horseback trail riding, rafting, fly fishing, & more. Evenings are filed with campfires, live western music, and hearty farm-to-table cuisine. 5-Night Itinerary priced from $1,375 per person.

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Contact Two Sisters Travel to help you plan your next vacation. Their team of expert travel advisors will make planning your next vacation easier & there’s no fee for their services.

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Giveaway: $25 for High Cotton Kids Fall 2020 Consignment Sale, Savannah

Monday, August 24th, 2020

High Cotton Kids consignment Sale Savannah Fall 2020

Win $25 to spend @ High Cotton Kids Fall 2020 Consignment Sale in Savannah, Sept. 15-19.

Help consignors know what items you would like to find at this upcoming sale.

To enter to win, comment below this High Cotton Kids Facebook post and you could win $25 in High Cotton Cash to spend at the upcoming Fall Sale. Deadline to enter to win is Fri. Aug. 28 @ midnight.

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Savannah’s biggest kids consignment sale, Sept. 15-20th,2020

High Cotton Kids Fall 2020 will be Sept. 15-29.

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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Low Country Counseling in Savannah: Childhood anxiety tips for parents

Monday, August 24th, 2020

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Anxiety Disorder, that on-edge feeling or worry happens frequently and leaves the body fatigued, stressed, and malnourished – can affect children, too, just like adults. The difference being that they don’t know the words to describe what is happening.

Therapists from Low Country Counseling in Savannah share the causes of anxiety and the two types of anxiety in children here.

So how can parents tell the difference between situational stress and actual anxiety? Children will display changes in behavior. Look for these signs or shifts in their habits.

Find Low Country Counseling’s tips on what to do when your child feels anxiety here. 

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Fall 2020 Kids’ Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

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Time to sign up your child for Scribble Art Studio in Savannah’s popular after school art classes for ages 5 and older as well as their Portfolio Builders’ Class for older children.

Classes run on:
Mondays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Thursdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM

Both the General Art classes and Portfolio Builders class run each day at both times for your convenience. You pick the day and time that works best for you. OPEN ENROLLMENT!

Classes run in 5 week sessions for $200. All supplies included.

Check out Scribble Art Studio’s updated website here.

Open enrollment. Register today at www.scribbleartstudio.com

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Birthday Parties & New Adult Workshops, too

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s next birthday party at Scribble Art Studio where you’ll enjoy your choice of guided art project and then leave the mess for Scribble to clean up.

Adult Workshops

Host a creative escape for your crew at the studio. Scribble is now booking parties for you and your friends to try your hand at printmaking, or acrylic or watercolor painting.

Questions? Call Geoff at 202-379-5643

Scribble Art Studio
212 E. 37th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Parent & Me Classes: Kindermusik Savannah for ages 0-7

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

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Kindermusik Savannah 

Happiness is watching your child dance ~ Come experience the joy that making music together brings…join Kindermusik Savannah.

Both virtual and in studio classes are offered for ages 0-7. First trial is free. Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com or text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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(Savannah pediatricians) SouthCoast Health pediatrician reacts to CDC return-to-school guidelines

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

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Pediatrician at SouthCoast Health Dr. Blaine Crosland says it’s still better to be safe than sorry when it comes to students who have been exposed to the virus.

“Information is evolving constantly,” Crosland said. “In fact, we are recommending that children who have been exposed to coronavirus, but are asymptomatic and test negative, that they still quarantine for 14 days. It’s a tough conversation to have and we understand people’s frustration.”

Hear more from SouthCoast Health’s Blaine Crosland here.

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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