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Register for 2021 Spring Recreational Soccer with Savannah United

Friday, January 29th, 2021

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Spring soccer in Savannah is around the corner.  Savannah United is now accepting registrations for 30 months to 15 years old.

Don’t miss out on the chance to let your child experience the fun of playing soccer and learning to be part of a team.

Register online here.

Questions or concerns? Please contact Savannah United Program Director, Paul Smith, p.smith@savannahunited.com or Recreational Administrator, Vanessa Asterman, v.asterman@savannahunited.com.

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(Savannah Valentine’s Day 2021) Support the Fort Valentine’s Day Yappy Hour

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

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Old Fort Jackson in Savannah announces a fun Valentine’s Day themed “yappy” hour event on Thurs. Feb. 11 2021, 4-7PM.

Bring your dog, dressed to the nines, in their finest Valentine’s Day outfit. Guests can enjoy a cash bar, fun activities with their furry friend and river views from the fort. Admission for this event is FREE to the public.

Activities include a bar with a special Pooch Punch cocktail, a Kissing Booth Selfie Station with Photos by Becky, a Best Dressed Doggo costume contest at 6pm and a 50/50 raffle with a drawing at 6:30PM. Guests must be present at the time of the drawing in order to win.

For the safety of all staff and guests, social distancing protocols will be in place, including limiting the number of guests inside the fort, and implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures. Due to the City of Savannah and Chatham County mandates, guests are required to wear masks and adhere to public health safety protocols at all of Coastal Heritage Society sites.

Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome. Please wear a mask and pick up after your pet.

Old Fort Jackson is a 207-year-old National Historic Landmark and Georgia’s oldest standing brick fort. Old Fort Jackson is a large, open-air historic site along the Savannah River with plenty of space for safe social distancing.

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404

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(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s student evaluation day for Pre-K to grade 4 students

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

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St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., Savannah

Looking for a new school?

St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., Savannah is hosting a student evaluation day on Fri. Feb. 12 2021 for Pre-K through grade 4 students who have completed applications.

In addition, there are limited spots for grades 5 through 12.

Go here  to begin the application process online for all grades.

St. Andrew’s –  a private independent school (age 3 to grade) -is accepting applications for Pre-K 3 through Grade 4 for the 2021-22 school year. The application deadline is 2.19.21. Details here. 

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

St. Andrew’s: Where Life Meets Learning.

Savannah daytrips: Fort King George State Park

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

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Daytrip!

To Fort King George State Park in Darien, Ga.

This year marks the tricentennial of a turning point in North American colonial history. Three centuries ago, British soldiers established their first fort on land that was to become the colony of Georgia. Called Fort King George, it protected a low bluff on the mighty Altamaha River from French and Spanish explorers, as well as Guale Indians. Since all buildings are reconstructed, children are welcome to use their energy and creativity to explore.

From 1721 until 1727, Fort King George – now a state historic site — served as the southern boundary of the British Empire in North America. After a fire damaged buildings, General James Oglethorpe brought Scottish Highlanders to the site in 1736. Their settlement was called Darien, eventually becoming a bustling seaport that rivaled Savannah for shipping lumber. Today, this 18th-century frontier settlement is open for tours where visitors can explore numerous reconstructed buildings.

“You won’t see ‘do not touch’ signs because we want you to experience the fort as soldiers would have experienced it,” said site manager Valarie Ikhwan. “We are known for kids being to be able to understand what it’s like to climb up a ladder into their bunk every night. We’re known for kids being able to understand what it feels like to carry that barrel of gunpowder or ring the dinner bell.”

Overlooking a scenic tidal river are officers’ quarters, barracks, a guard house, moat and palisades. Guests are welcome to climb ladders inside the blockhouse, lay on soldiers’ bunks and peek out musket holes. Actively exploring the fort helps guests, especially children, imagine life 300 years ago. A museum highlights the Guale Indians, 1580s Santo Domingo de Talaje mission, British colonists, the Scots of Darien and the 19th century timber industry. The remains of three sawmills, soldier graves and tabby ruins are still visible today.

To celebrate the tricentennial, rangers will host a series of presentations and celebrations throughout 2021. The next virtual speaker presentations will be Feb. 28 2021, spotlighting Gullah Geechee heritage, and March 28 2021, covering the Scots of Darien. Plans for future presentations include local historian Buddy Sullivan, archaeologist Dr. Richard Jefferies and former site managers.

Fort King George Historic Site is open Tuesday through Sunday, and admission is $4.50 for children and $7.50 for adults.

Learn more here or call 912-437-4770.

Astronomy Night 2021 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

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Oatland Island Wildlife Center Astronomy Night 2021, Savannah

Join Oatland education staff for a magical night of astronomy.
Winter Constellation – Fri. Feb. 12 2021, 6:30-8PM
1 hr 30 min
Cost: $5, proceeds benefit the care and upkeep of Oatland animals.
Book now online here.

Learn the prominent winter constellations, drink hot chocolate, and chat with friends around the fire. Park in the main parking lot at Oatland’s main building and walk around the side where the amphitheater is to find the roaring fire.

(Savannah Summer Camps 2021) Smart Start Academic Camp @ Advanced Academics, Pooler

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

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Smart Start Academic Summer Camp 2021 @ Advanced Academics, Pooler

Elementary students will have daily activities in Writing, Phonics, Language Arts, Guided Reading, and Guided Math.
Middle school students will have hands-on STEM based activities as we merge core content areas of English, Math, Science and History.

Mon.- Thurs.
For elementary students: 9AM-Noon
For middle school students: 1-4PM

​Enroll online here.

Cost: $360/session

June 7-24 2021
or
July 5-22 2021

Register online here. 

Advanced Academics
email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com
912-348-2017
405 Hwy 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

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Savannah Schools: Winter 2021 Open Houses, Tours for Prospective Families

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

 

Admissions season has begun! Visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses or ongoing school tours to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah school Winter 2021 open houses & ongoing school tours for prospective families include:

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Advanced Academics, Pooler

Advanced Academics in Pooler PreK & Kindergarten: $75/week half days. K-5th grade:$150/wk full days. Set up a tour. Call 912.348.2017. Details here. 

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Benedictine Military School, Savannah

Benedictine Military School (grades 9-12) After hours school tour on the following dates from 6-7PM: Feb. 16, 2021; March 23, 2021. Details here. 

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Savannah

Open Houses: Wednesdays Feb. 10 & Feb. 24 2021 9:30-10:30AM @ Eckburg Auditorium.Reservations required. Details here.

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Savannah Classical Academy, Savannah

The annual lottery is now open for Savannah Classical Academy , free, public K-12 charter school, for all students from kindergarten to twelfth grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Don’t miss the deadline for your family to enroll in this free public charter Savannah school as part of the local school system. Apply for the lottery here.

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St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., Savannah

Now accepting applications for Pre-K 3 through Grade 4. The application deadline is 2.19.21. Details here.

Student evaluation day on Fri. Feb. 12 2021 for Pre-K through grade 4 students who have completed applications. Details here.

Tour this private independent school (age 3 to grade 12). Call 897.4941 or email Windee Helle in the Admissions Office at hellew@saslions.com to schedule your private tour. Details here.

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Susie King Taylor Community School, Savannah

Application for the lottery for 2021-22 school year is open. Susie King Taylor Community School is a tuition-free, public K-8 Savannah charter school. Details here. 

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Calvary Day School, Savannah

Campus Tours are by appointment and are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. Please call admissions department at (912) 351-0700 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.
Details here.

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Savannah-Chatham Public School Choice Program Application Process Feb. 1-19 2021  

Find more details here. 

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FREE Pre-K programs with Savannah-Chatham Public Schools, Application Process Feb. 16-March 4 2021 

Lottery notifications will be sent on April 7, 2021. Find more details here. 

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SouthCoast Health pediatric provider on the importance of the HPV vaccine

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

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SouthCoast Health Pediatric Provider on the Importance of 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 Spring 2021 children’s consignment sale, Savannah

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

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High Cotton Kids 2021 Spring Sale, Savannah, Feb. 23-27

Dates are set for High Cotton Kids Spring 2021 Sale: Feb. 23-27. High Cotton Kids is Savannah’s biggest consignment event. HCK  specializes in boutique, quality brand children’s clothing. You will find brands such as Vineyard Vines, Kissy Kissy, Ralph Lauren, Crewcuts, Cecil & Lou, Bella Bliss, Adidas and Nike, as well as everyday brands such as UnderArmour, Gap, & H&M.

Sizes range from newborn up to Junior clothing and we have maternity wear, too. Looking for gently used toys, books or baby gear? Need a outfit for an upcoming event holiday? High Cotton Kids has you covered! You will find anything and everything to keep you children well dressed and entertained!

High Cotton Kids is in the same great location:

2134 E. Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404
Crossroads Shopping Center
(Directly behind Starbucks)

Wednesday 2/24 5-7PM
Thursday 2/25 10AM-7PM
Friday 2/26 10AM-7PM
*Saturday 2/27 10AM-4PM
(*select items 40% off on Saturday)

Shop Early for a Cause on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, 5:30-8PM
$5 donation to benefit P.A.C.K. (People of Action Caring for Kids) is a 501 c-3 non-profit committed to meeting the basic needs of children in our local community and inspiring the next generation of volunteers.

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Sell Your Stuff

Interested in consigning in the upcoming Spring Sale? It’s a fun and easy way to clean out your closets and playrooms while earning extra money for your Spring Break or summer events!

Why should you consign with High Cotton Kids?

-Locally owned, well known and trusted since 2009.
-Consignors can earn up to 75% of their total sales!
-Shop early, before the sale opens to the public!
-HCK online tagging system makes it easy and you can track your sales!
-Your items are always guaranteed and safe!
-HCK high foot traffic and advertising means mores sales for you!

Visit www.highcottonkids.com for more info or click here to register.

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Time to apply to Savannah-Chatham Public School CHOICE program schools, kindergarten-high school

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Savannah-Chatham Public School Choice Program Application 2021 

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System offers 25 Choice Programs throughout the district to provide students with more educational options.

Choice Program Applications for school year 2021-2022 will be accepted Feb. 1 2021 through Feb. 19 2021.

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System offers roughly two dozen Choice (or specialty) Programs throughout the district from elementary through high school including kindergarten. Each Choice Program has entrance requirements. See the full list of choice programs here. 

Learn more about each school via videos.

VIDEO LINKS:

Elementary Schools             Middle Schools                    K-8 Schools

High Schools                         Charter Schools                   Learning Centers

General questions about the Choice Program application process and the lottery can be emailed to Dr. Angie Lewis (Angie.Lewis@sccpss.com) or Amy Perry
(Amy.Perry@sccpss.com).

Learn more about Savannah-Chatham Choice Schools here. 

What are Choice Programs? They are various specialty programs including kindergartens offered by Savannah-Chatham public schools. These public schools such as STEM Academy at Bartlett, Garrison Elementary, J.G. Smith Elementary, Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Savannah Arts Academy,  etc. either don’t have an attendance zone/neighborhood district or they also accept students outside of attendance zone.

Free virtual storytime with astronaut Scott Kelly

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

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Virtual storytime with astronaut Scott Kelly Mon. Feb. 8 2021 at 7PM on Facebook Live with Little Shop of Stories.

Put on your coziest PJs and join us to celebrate the release of Scott Kelly’slatest picture book, GOODNIGHT, ASTRONAUT!

The hardcover book is available for purchase here and copies from Little Shop will come with a signed bookplate.

Free & open to the public.

Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

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Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah are now held outdoors due to the pandemic.

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of our animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the outside amphitheater and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

Due to the current state of the pandemic the program will be conducted entirely outside so dress appropriately and bring your stroller and walking shoes. The program will happen rain or shine. In the event of rain, the program will be under covered pavilions. Cost: $5 per child and only $3 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Winter Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

Spring 2021 youth golf classes with Golf Swing Studio, Savannah

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

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ASWING Junior Golf Spring 2021 Semester of Classes in Savannah

Are you looking for a “social distance” activity for your child this Spring 2021?

Benefits of golf lessons for your child include:

Develop your child’s character & leadership skills
Build the confidence of your child as they develop their golf skills
Structured, certified curriculum allowing the student to learn at their own pace
Individualized plans for golf improvement
Make friends that will last a lifetime
Fun!

Due to COVID-19, Golf Swing Studio Spring 2021 schedule of classes in Savannah has expanded in its offerings, but will be limited to the number of students in a class. Class sizes will have a minimum of 4 students and no more than 12 students.

Here is a list of the day and time of classes:

FUNdamental Class (for ages 5 yrs – 7 yrs old)
Thursday Class: 4-5:15PM
Saturday Class: 10:45AM- Noon

Prepare to Play Class (for ages 8 yrs – 12 yrs old)
Tuesday Class: 4-5:30PM
Saturday Class 9-10:30AM

Home School Class
Thursday Class: 1:30-2:45PM

*All classes must have 4 registered
*All class will have a max of 12 registered
*If you have 4 or more kids that would like to form a personalized group class, just contact Coach Paul

In order to register or view more specific information, visit www.A-Swing.com .

For additional questions or to register, contact Paul Johnson, PGA, at 912-421-8582. 

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Low Country Counseling: Depression tips for parents

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

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Low Country Counseling’s Depression Tips for Parents

How is depression different from a typical response of feeling sad?

Everyone has bad days and times where they feel sad. The difference between sadness and depression is the persistence of symptoms. Typically, the melancholy spell lasts longer than 2 weeks and the symptoms interfere with functioning such as schoolwork, daily tasks, relationships, and interest.

Low Country Counseling therapists share factors that can contribute to the development of depression in children here as well as 5 signs of depression 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, Children, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You’re not alone.

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Savannah Schools: Winter 2021 Open Houses, Tours for Prospective Families

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

 

Admissions season has begun! Visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses or ongoing school tours to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah school Winter 2021 open houses & ongoing school tours for prospective families include:

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Advanced Academics, Pooler

Advanced Academics in Pooler PreK & Kindergarten: $75/week half days. K-5th grade:$150/wk full days. Set up a tour. Call 912.348.2017. Details here. 

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Benedictine Military School, Savannah

Benedictine Military School (grades 9-12) After hours school tour on the following dates from 6-7PM: Feb. 16, 2021; March 23, 2021. Details here. 

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Savannah

Open Houses: Wednesdays Feb. 10 & Feb. 24 2021 9:30-10:30AM @ Eckburg Auditorium.Reservations required. Details here.

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Savannah Classical Academy, Savannah

The annual lottery is now open for Savannah Classical Academy , free, public K-12 charter school, for all students from kindergarten to twelfth grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Don’t miss the deadline for your family to enroll in this free public charter Savannah school as part of the local school system. Apply for the lottery here.

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St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., Savannah

Now accepting applications for Pre-K 3 through Grade 4. The application deadline is 2.19.21. Details here. 

Tour this private independent school (age 3 to grade 12). Call 897.4941 or email Windee Helle in the Admissions Office at hellew@saslions.com to schedule your private tour. Details here.

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Susie King Taylor Community School, Savannah

Application for the lottery for 2021-22 school year is open. Susie King Taylor Community School is a tuition-free, public K-8 Savannah charter school. Details here. 

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Calvary Day School, Savannah

Campus Tours are by appointment and are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. Please call admissions department at (912) 351-0700 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.
Details here.

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Savannah-Chatham Public School Choice Program Application Process Feb. 1-19 2021  

Find more details here. 

Virtual Saturdays Storytime with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Virtual Storytime Savannah Cultural Arts Free kids

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center virtually every other Saturday morning at 10:30AM for interactive read-alouds of some of your favorite children’s books, and maybe discover a few new stories too. Each engaging story is accompanied by an arts activity to enhance the literary experience. This free program runs every other week for children ages 3 to 7.

Please register online here by Friday at noon the day before your preferred session(s) to make sure you receive the Zoom invitation and art activity information.

Feb 13 – What Do You Love About You? by Karen Lechelt

Feb 27 – Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill

March 13 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

March 27 – Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti

Find more storytime info online here.

Register online here.

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