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You’re invited: Open House at St. James Catholic School, Savannah, Jan. 6

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Savannah private school open houses St. James Catholic School

You’re invited to a pre-K & Kindergarten Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah  9:30 AM Tuesday Jan. 6 2015.

Come see all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer!

Stay connected & informed about St. James Catholic School by liking them on Facebook here.


Open House 9:30 AM Tuesday Jan. 6 2015


For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school, visit, call (912) 355-3132, email

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31406,, (912) 355-3132, email  St. James is a advertiser.

Independent Learning Networks offers 2015 STEM Classes for Savannah Homeschoolers

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

STEM STEAM homeschool classes Savannah


Independent Learning Network is a support network for Independent Learners and their families in Coastal Georgia. ILN was established to address the need for alternative educational options in the region and is dedicated to the academic excellence of home-based learners in academic levels 3-12.

Learn more here. 

Flexible payment options available
Consult your tax professional about deductions for educational expenses

For additional information and to register, please call (912) 355-7557 or visit

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the academic excellence of home-based and other non-conventional learners.

The ILN resource center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite #101. Hours are by appointment.

Independent Learning Network, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 101, 912-355-7557, On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a advertiser. 

Pre-K Openings Mid-Year @ JEA Preschool Savannah

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Quality Savannah preschools JEA Preschool Savannah

JEA Preschool Savannah  is pleased to announce the opening of another dynamic classroom in January 2015, allowing for the additional enrollment of 4 year old children.

(Children must have been 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2014.)

Please contact Director Jodi Sadler to schedule an immediate tour, as spaces are limited. Don’t miss this opportunity to enroll your child in Savannah’s premier early learning center!

JEA Preschool Savannah is located at the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street.

JEA Preschool Savannah admits students of any race, color, national, racial or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

912-355-8111 – email – 5111 Abercorn Street; Savannah, GA 31405


About JEA Preschool Savannah

JEA Preschool Savannah opened its doors in August 2013. The school, which serves the needs of children ages 16 months through 4 years, focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The core curriculum is led by qualified and experienced teachers. Extended hours are available daily. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215), email or click here .

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. On Twitter here. JEA Preschool Savannah is a advertiser

Open House @ Veritas Academy Savannah, Jan. 27

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Savannah private schools Veritas Academy

Looking for a private, family-oriented Savannah Christian school?

Make plans to visit Veritas Academy in Savannah at their Open Houses on Jan. 27 2015 @ 9AM & a second one @ 7PM.

Veritas enrollment for 2015-2016 opens Jan. 1 2015.

Veritas Academy in Savannah is a Classical, Christian, and Covenantal school that unites the academic substance of the classical liberal arts with a Christ-centered education in a family-oriented condensed day format.

Veritas provides
· Excellent classical instruction and curriculum in all subject areas that students may be equipped to think and learn for themselves.
· A distinctly Christian education that integrates biblical truth into all subjects and cultivates wisdom and virtue in the life of each student that in all things Christ may have the preeminence.
· A model of educating children in which parental involvement is encouraged and families are strengthened so parents may bring their children up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

Stay connected with Veritas Academy by liking their page on Facebook here. On Twitter @VeritasGryphons.

Veritas Academy , Pre-K through 12th grade, located at the Independent Presbyterian Church, 207 Bull St., Savannah 31401, 912-238-1222,  email Veritas Academy is a advertiser

150th Civil War Anniversary Kid-Friendly Events in Savannah during December 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

150th Civil War Anniversary Occupation of Savannah Sherman March to SeaView Savannah-area upcoming events related to the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, particularly the 150th anniversary this December of General Sherman’s 1864 March to the Sea & the Union occupation of Savannah.

*“Savannah in the Civil War,” A Film by Michael Jordan
6 p.m. December 11 @ Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., on Telfair Square Savannah
Local filmmaker/historian Michael Jordan’s 90-minute film highlights events and people who played a role in Savannah’s Civil War story. More than a dozen historians discuss forces that shaped Savannah’s war years, and thirty local actors portray important Savannahians of the time. Characters include Suzie King Taylor, the only African-American woman to keep a journal during the war, and Francis Bartow, who suggested gray as the Confederate military uniform color. Learn about the massive prisoner-of-war camp in that housed thousands of Union prisoners in Forsyth Park, the dramatic battle between ironcal warships in Ossabaw Sound and other key events.

After the screening, Jordan will participate in Q&A discussion. The movie is 90 minutes long and free for Telfair members or $12 for non-members. Watch a short clip from the film online at

Details here. 


*Georgia Historical Society Commemorates Sherman’s March to the Sea with new historical marker
1-2 PM Dec. 11
Join the Georgia Historical Society and the Georgia Battlefields Association as they dedicate a new historical marker commemorating the 150th anniversary of General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea. The dedication will consist of a brief program to unveil the new historical marker and discuss Sherman’s historic march in the context of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Georgia.
Madison Square, Savannah 31401


*150th Winter Muster – Civil War Enactment

Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill: This is the site where Sherman ended his “March to the Sea” in December of 1864. Planned commemorations will mark the Capture of Fort McAllister Dec. 13 2014.

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 9 AM-4 PM with the battle at 5 PM
Come on the actual date — 150 years since General Sherman ordered his troops to take Ft. McAllister. Watch as historians reenact this significant moment in our country’s history. Help make this 150th Winter Muster the greatest one yet. The museum and staging area will be closed to the public at 4pm, and will reopen for the battle at 5pm. 912-727-2339. Details here. 

This 150th Anniversary of Sherman’s ‘March to the Sea’ will bring 300 Re-enactors to Fort McAllister exactly 150 years after Gen. William T. Sherman ended his “March to the Sea” by overtaking the fort.

Additional public events planned for December 11 and 12 as well.
The three-day commemoration begins Thursday, December 11 as Union soldiers set up camp at the Richmond Hill Museum and answer visitors’ questions about the upcoming battle.
On Friday, soldiers will march from the intersection of Highway 144 and Fort McAllister Road to the park, setting up camp when they arrive.
By 9 a.m. on Saturday, the fort will be filled with Confederate soldiers as they prepare for the battle they know is coming. Throughout the day, visitors can watch skirmishes between Union and Confederate troop as they fire muskets and cannons. Guests can also walk among the earthworks and tour a Civil War museum.
Then at 5 p.m., the same time that the actual battle occurred 150 years ago, visitors can watch Union forces breach the fort and take Confederates as prisoners.
When Union troops took control of Fort McAllister in 1864, they marked the end of Gen. Sherman’s “March to the Sea” and enabled him to present Savannah as a Christmas gift to President Lincoln.

“Fort McAllister is a very significant part of Georgia’s history, and we’re especially pleased that our annual Winter Muster falls on the exact date of the original battle” said Park Manager Jason Carter. “This event is expected bring in a large number of visitors to the Richmond Hill and Savannah areas, so it’s good for tourism. They will be dining and shopping at local businesses and making a positive impact on our community.”

Fort McAllister State Park is located on the Ogeechee River. Admission to Winter Muster is $6. To learn more, visit or call 912-727-2339.

Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, 31324


FREE Civil War Medicine event, Savannah, Dec. 17

Join the Savannah Chatham County Public School System at Massie Heritage Center in downtown Savannah at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for Civil War Medicine in Savannah, a program devoted toward medical procedures and practices of the Antebellum Era. The guest presenter will be Talley Kirkland, Interpretive Ranger at Fort McAllister State Historic Park. The program will include guided tours of the facility from 5-6 p.m. before the main presentation begins and there is no fee for admission. For more information, search “Massie” at or call (912) 395-5070.


*Civil War Demonstrations @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah 
This December 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the evacuation of Fort Jackson. Several days before December 20, 1864, General William Hardee arrived to take command of Savannah’s defenses. He refused General Sherman’s demand to surrender and ordered the evacuation of the city and all surrounding defenses. To commemorate this event Old Fort Jackson will offer engaging programs throughout the weekend of December 20th and 21st. Details here. 

Savannah Chess Tournament open to elementary, middle & high school students, Dec. 6

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Savannah Chess Club Tournament Dec. 6 2014

Here’s a great way for your little chess players to meet other Savannah chess players and improve their game:

USCF (United States Chess Federation) Rated K – 12 Chess Tournament
Dec. 6th at Bethesda Academy
9520 Ferguson Ave. Savannah.

Organized by ClubCheckmate – a Savannah chess club.

Entry Fee: $15 on site/ Must preregister

Trophies awarded to top 3 in each section (Elementary, Middle, High school)

Must have valid USCF (United States Chess Federation) membership. Becoming a member is easy. Click here to do so.

Contact Skyler Kelly @ 912-604-1741 or to preregister for the Dec. 6 Savannah tournament.

Registration cap – 49

Sign in/fee payment 9 – 9:45 A.M.
Round 1: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Round 2: 11:25 AM – 12:25 PM
Lunch: 12:25 PM – 1:15PM
Round 3: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Round 4: 2:25 PM – 3:25 PM
Round 5: 3:35 PM – 4:35 PM
Awards Ceremony: 4:45

Learn more about the Savannah chess club: Club Checkmate by clicking here.   

Historical Civil War demonstrations @ Old Fort Jackson, Dec. 20-21, Savannah

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Civil War Demonstrations at Old Fort Jackson Savannah Bring the kids to Old Fort Jackson in Savannah on Sat. Dec. 20th & 21st for a special demonstration and participation.

This December marks the 150th anniversary of the evacuation of Fort Jackson. Several days before December 20, 1864 General William Hardee arrived to take command of Savannah’s defenses. He refused General Sherman’s demand to surrender and ordered the evacuation of the city and all surrounding defenses. To commemorate this event Old Fort Jackson will offer engaging programs throughout the weekend of December 20th and 21st.

On Saturday, December 20th, join members of the 22nd Georgia Heavy Artillery as they prepare to follow General Hardee’s orders to render the fort useless to the Union Army and evacuate.

On Sunday, December 21st learn about the conditions of the fort and discover what happened during the Union Occupation. Get to know the 55th Massachusetts, an African American unit that that fought in a number of battles in the south and were the last Federal Troops ever to be stationed at the fort.

Throughout the weekend experience the life of the soldiers at Fort Jackson during the last days of the Civil War.

Activities both days begin at 10 am and will include musket demonstrations, cannon drill and firing, marching, and other activities that soldiers participated in while at Fort Jackson.

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404

Sat. Dec. 20-Sun. Dec. 21 2014

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah,, Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser

Discover Hope for Autism with Tyneise Seaborough, Savannah Autism Specialist & Author

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

autism resources support Tyneise Seaborough Savannah Hope for Autism book Tyneise Seaborough, Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist, releases new e-book, “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”, as an answer to the many questions posed daily by parents desperately seeking ways to simplify the lives and daily tasks of their children living with autism.

This book addresses topics such as making eye contact, sleeping, trying new foods, homework, play skills, tantrums, communication, waiting, toileting, and transitions.

Incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach, Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges, allows the reader to:
*Discover the appropriate way to develop social stories, a visual guide that presents information in a story format to help children with ASD learn daily routines, expectations, procedures, and behavioral standards.
*Gain access to the M-CHAT-R (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers), a scientifically validated screening tool used to assess the risk of ASD in children 16 to 30 months of age.
*Obtain insight from a host of specialists in designated fields such as feeding, vision, dental, clinical psychology, applied behavior, and speech therapy, just to name a few.
*Get connected to social networks, support groups, and local/online resources.
*Be empowered from practical solutions and the insightful interviews from a variety of specialists.

Download your copy today on Amazon for only $3.99.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to request Tyneise to speak at your next event, please contact TYNEISE SEABOROUGH at (912)401-4105 or

Connect with Tyneise  on Facebook here. 

Subscribe to the Hope for Autism webpage today at

Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist Tyneise Seaborough, author of new e-book,  “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”,, (912)401-4105, email On Facebook here.  Tyneise Seaborough is a advertiser

Savannah schools: Informative video about Hancock Day School

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Come see all that Hancock Day School has to offer.

The private Savannah pre-K to eighth grade school will have an admissions preview tour, 9 AM Wednesday Nov. 12 at the school’s campus at 6600 Howard Foss Dr. Please call 912.351.4500 to make a reservation or email Kay Odom at

Meanwhile, check out this informative video about Hancock:

Hancock Day School video

Pre-K and 8th grade admission testing dates by appointment:

Sat. Jan. 10 2015
Sat. Jan. 24 2015

Other upcoming admission preview tour dates:

9AM Wed. Dec. 3 2014
9AM Wed. Jan. 4 2014

Hancock Day School,, 6600 Howard Foss Drive, Savannah, 31406 tel. 912-351-4500 email: On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Hancock Day School is a advertiser. 

Savannah Honor Academy, a new private, independent K-5 school

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Savannah private schools Savannah Honor Academy

Savannah Honor Academy – Where every student is an honor student.

Savannah Honor Academy is a new independent K-5th grade school in the midtown Savannah area with the following features:

• Small class-size (12 students in each class)
• Mixed-age classes (K-2 & 3-5)
• Non-religious
• Private ($695/month with scholarship opportunities)
• Home-like environment
• Emphasis on inquiry, exploration, & critical thinking
• Project-based
• Meaningful assessment
• Teacher/Family collaboration
• Fun

This new school is at 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 (2nd floor of JEA Community Center)

Click here for more information.

Connect with Savannah Honor Academy on Facebook here.

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