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You’re invited: Open House at St. James Catholic School, Savannah, Jan. 25

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

St. James Catholic School Savannah Open House

Come see all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer at an open house Sunday, January 25, 8:30AM – 1PM.

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

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Open House 8:30 AM-1PM Sunday Jan. 25 2015

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For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school, visit www.sjcs-savannahga.org, call (912) 355-3132, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31406, www.sjcs-savannahga.org, (912) 355-3132, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org  St. James is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Train rides, soldier programs, Seuss Fest coming soon to Coastal Heritage Society sites, Savannah

Monday, January 12th, 2015

train rides for kids at Georgia State Railroad Museum Savannah February Train Rides Aboard Diesel Engine @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
655 Louisville Rd., Savannah 31401
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in February 2015.
Rides will be at 11am, 1pm and 2pm.
For more details on specific tours, contact the GSRM gift shop: 912.651.6823.

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Old Fort Jackson SavannahSoldier programs, re-enactments @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, 31404

February 14-15
The British have arrived on Georgia soil! Experience the lives of the Revolutionary and War of 1812 soldiers who were sent to the fort to protect Savannah from the British.
10AM to 4PM

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Free admission on Super Museum Sunday, Feb. 8
Experience all Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – for free! All sites will be open with free admission for Super Museum Sunday, 9am-5pm. Pin Point Heritage Museum will also be open.
More about Super Museum Sunday here.

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Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's MuseumSeuss Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Feb. 28 – March 1
Children will participate in fun crafts, silly story-times, crazy games, and even get to create their very own Seuss- inspired character.
February 28- March 1, 10AM to 4PM

Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours:

Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday*-Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm

*Special Holiday Opening: On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session(including Presidents Day Feb. 16), Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10am-4pm.

Come on out to learn and play with Savannah Children’s Museum. All programming subject to change.

(Regular school year hours are Wednesdays-Sundays)

Fridays
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Hooray for History

Saturdays 
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Family Fitness
1 PM: Super Science
2 PM: Awesome Art

Sundays
Open 11 AM-4 PM
Noon: Creative Crafts
1 PM: Hooray for History
2 PM: Family Fitness

Wednesdays 
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Awesome Art

Thursdays
Open 10AM-4PM
11AM Story time
1PM Creative Crafts

Fridays
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Hooray for History

Program descriptions

Hooray for History: programming has been specifically designed to introduce basic historical information to young children in an age appropriate and FUN way. Generally appropriate for ages 3-8.
Family Fitness: brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning.
Creative Crafts : a fun program designed to allow children to create something special to take home using their imaginations and creativity. This program is generally appropriate for ages 3-12.
Story Time: (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)
Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)

Stay connected with Savannah Children’s Museum by liking their Facebook page here.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, emailinfo@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

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Learn about Savannah, Pooler preschools, public & private schools & homeschool programs @ Pooler MOPS Educational Fair 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Pooler Educational Fair 2015 Pooler MOPS Savannah Schools The Pooler MOPS will host their free Annual Educational Fair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 9:30 AM – 1 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Pooler.

The Educational Fair features preschools, public school representatives, private schools, homeschool co-ops, early intervention programs and more.

Choosing an educational route can be confusing. At the fair parents can find out about the Chatham County lottery, explore preschools, check out private schools or find a homeschool group.

If a family is looking for education options for their little ones in the Savannah and surrounding area, this is the event to attend.

The following schools/organizations have confirmed plans to attend: Bible Baptist School, First Steps, The Habersham School, Kids Connection Preschool/Countryside Baptist, The Learning Treehouse in Rincon, Little Miracles Learning Center in Bloomingdale, Memorial Day School, FACES Homeschooling Co-op, Risen Savior Christian Academy, Growing in the Son Early Learning Christian Academy at Savannah Christian Church, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Savannah Country Day School, St. Frances Cabrini, Trinity Preschool, a Chatham County public school representative for answering questions about the lottery and the public school options, Babies Can’t Wait(Early Intervention program), Teach Right, Preschool Intervention Program, The Sandbox Children’s Museum of Hilton Head, Classical Conversations homeschool group.

And more schools and organizations are being added daily!

For more information about the free Pooler MOPS Educational Fair, check the Pooler MOPS Facebook page here or contact Christine Darulla at PoolerMops@gmail.com.

Pooler MOPS Educational Fair
@ First Presbyterian Church of Pooler
1115 Hwy 80 East, Pooler, 31322
9:30AM-1PM Wed. Jan. 28

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Savannah schools: Open house at Savannah Honor Academy, Feb. 8

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Savannah private schools Savannah Honor Academy

Learn more about Savannah Honor Academy – where every student is an honor student – at an open house on Sunday, February 8th at 3pm.

The open house will be at the school, which is located in the JEA Community Center at 5111 Abercorn Street. Reservations are required and should be made through Marla Cocalis (773-573-7328 or MarlaCocalis@yahoo.com). Childcare will be provided.

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

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 marlacocalis@yahoo.com, 773-573-7328 www.SavannahHonorAcademy.com, On Twitter here.   On Facebook here. Savannah Honor Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah preschools: Open Houses @ Growing in the Son Early Learning Christian Academy, Savannah

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Savannah Pooler Richmond Hill  preschools Growing in the Son

Growing in the Son Early Learning Christian Academy at Savannah Christian Church will begin Pre-Enrollment for all current students and their siblings beginning January 12th.

Enrollment for new students will begin on February 2nd.  Scholarship applications will also be available during this time. Applications are available in the GIS Administrative Office or online.

Open Houses for Prospective Students

Growing in the Son Early Learning Christian Academy will host two Open Houses for prospective students for the 2015-2016 school-year.

Open House for Pre-k (4 yr. old) students and Kindergarten students will be held on January 20th at 10AM.

Open House for 2 and 3 year olds will be held on January 21st at 10AM.

Both meetings will be held in the Coffee Bar at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. A tour of classes will be provided. For further information, please contact Michele Newsome or the GIS Administrative Office at (912) 629-7494 or (912) 629-4734.

Growing in the Son Early Learning Christian Academy at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, GA, (912) 629-7494 or (912) 629-4734,  www.growinginthesonacademy.com Growing in the Son is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

St. Andrew’s School Open House 2015, Jan. 11, Wilmington Is.

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Savannah private schools St. Andrew's Open House 2015

Learn more about St. Andrew’s  School on Wilmington Island at an Open House 2015 Jan. 11 2015, 1:30 PM for prospective families looking for age 3 through grade 12.

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School committed to being a leader in 21st Century teaching and learning, which includes a curricular focus on creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and character.

For more information on this Pre-K 3 through 12th Grade school, visit www.saintschool.com  or call 897.4941.

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

Open Houses @ JEA Preschool Savannah, Jan. 14, Feb. 8

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Quality Savannah preschools JEA Preschool Savannah

Looking for the ideal preschool for your child?

JEA Preschool Savannah  will host an open house for prospective families on Wednesday, January 14th 2015 at 10:00 am and Sunday, February 8th 2015 at 3:00 pm

Don’t miss these opportunities to tour JEA Preschool Savannah’s dynamic learning spaces and meet their wonderful staff.

Come get a peek at Savannah’s premier early childhood education program!

912-355-8111 – preschool@savj.org – 5111 Abercorn Street; Savannah, GA 31405

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.

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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 preschool@savj.org 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 SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE LEGO activities for ages 5 & older, Savannah, Whitemarsh Is., Garden City, Rincon

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

LEGO® Club

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Think you’re a master LEGO® builder?

Join Live Oak Public Library’s LEGO® club to hone your skills. These meetings at various Live Oak Public library branches will include a themed LEGO® build where you can create your own masterpieces!

For ages 5 & older. FREE & open to the public.

Bull Street Library, 652-3630
Mondays, 4:30 p.m. (Please call ahead to confirm this event is happening on Mon. Jan. 5)

Islands Library, 897-6233
Monday, Jan. 5, 3:30 p.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Monday, Jan. 5, 6:00 p.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 4:30 p.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222
Saturday, Jan. 10, 3 p.m.

Midway Library, 884-5742
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m.

Garden City Library, 629-5070
Wednesday, January 21, 4:30 p.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 4:30 p.m.

Springfield Library, 754-3003
Thursday, Jan. 29, 4 p.m.

(Use of the LEGO® trademark does not imply the company’s endorsement of this program.)

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH AREA KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Savannah homeschool programs/groups: Classical Conversations Open Houses & Info Meetings

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Homeschool programs groups in Savannah Pooler Classical ConversationsClassical Conversations  supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. Classical Conversations participants believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.

Classical Conversations  participants believe that every child is uniquely and wonderfully made and that parents can be the best teachers for their children. Through their Foundations (K4- 6th grade), Essentials (4th-6th grade), and Challenge (7th-12th grade) programs, Classical Conversations  supports parents and students along the journey of homeschooling.

Classical Conversations  would love to have you join them!

You’re invited to an information meeting about Classical Conversations and then an open house. There are various meeting times and locations all over the Coastal Georgia area.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele Stuchell at MStuchell@ClassicalConversations.com. For more information about CC, please visit www.ClassicalConversations.com.

Classical Conversations Information Meetings:

January 3, 10a-12p at Chick-Fil-A in Pooler; RSVP to Angela Theiss at angela722@hotmail.com

January 8, 7-9p Panera in Hinesville; RSVP to Rachel Jones at jonesfam1991@yahoo.com

January 9, 7-9p at Daisy’s in Springfield; RSVP to Sarah Eno at abisarahgail@yahoo.com

January 15, Hinesville; RSVP to Amanda Nielsen at amanda.lakewoodcc@gmail.com

January 15, Dunkin Donuts on Rt. 17, Savannah, 3-5p; RSVP to Michele Stuchell at MStuchell@ClassicalConversations.com

January 16, 4:30 to 6:30 at the Subway in Springfield (1441 Georgia 21, Springfield, GA 31329); RSVP to Jean Hayes at jmschoe25@gmail.com

Januray 19, Bookafe in Pooler, 2-4p; RSVP to Angela Theiss at angela722@hotmail.com

January 19, Ephesus Church in Rincon, 6:30-8:30p, RSVP to Toni Carroll at tc0223@outlook.com

Classical Conversations Open Houses

January 13, Pooler
Foundations and Essentials, RSVP to Angela Theiss at angela722@hotmail.com

January 19, Hinesville
Foundations and Essentials, RSVP to Amanda Nielsen at amanda.lakewoodcc@gmail.com
Challenge II, RSVP to Rachel Jones at jonesfam1991@yahoo.com

January 20, Richmond Hill
Foundations and Essentials, RSVP to Tonya Robinson at tonya@richmondhillcc.com

January 22, Rincon
Foundations, Essentials and Challenge A, B, I & III RSVP to RSVP to Toni Carroll at tc0223@outlook.com

January 27, Berwick
Foundations, Essentials, Challenge A, B, I, II, RSVP to Michele Stuchell at MStuchell@ClassicalConversations.com

Classical Conversations, www.ClassicalConversations.com, On Twitter here.  On Facebook here. Email

Saturday sewing sessions for ages 10 & older start Jan. 24, Savannah

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Autism Resources Savannah Utopia GA

Utopia Ga. Savannah Autism Speaks

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah invites your kids ages 10 & older to take part in a 4 Saturday sewing sessions in Savannah.

The class will meet on the following four Saturdays, 10AM-1PM:  Jan. 24, Feb. 21, March 21 & April 18 2015.

Students will learn a range of sewing and textile design techniques in the context of a small group project based social group setting.

For more information or to register, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah is proudly sponsored by Autism Speaks Regional Grant,

More info about Utopia here. 

Utopia, Ga. provides a range of unique skill development programs and in-home support services for families of children with and without diagnoses, such as ASD, SPD, ADD, ODD, LD, PDD-NOS, and other Behavioral and Developmental Issues. Utopia, 54 Rio Road, Savannah, 31419  www.utopiaga.us,  On Facebook here . Email utopia.ga@gmail.com. Tel: 912-224-0201 Utopia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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.

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Open House 9:30 AM Tuesday Jan. 6 2015

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For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school, visit www.sjcs-savannahga.org, call (912) 355-3132, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31406, www.sjcs-savannahga.org, (912) 355-3132, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org  St. James is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Make a heart box @ FREE Home Depot workshops for kids, Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is./Bluffton

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Free Kids' Home Depot Workshops in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head The Home Depot Kids Workshop is a free class for kids held the 1st Saturday of every month at The Home Depot stores between 9 AM-Noon. More info here.

When a child goes to the Home Depot Kids Workshop, they’ll get a free project kit they can complete and take home during they workshop. They’ll also get a free kid sized orange apron and an achievement pin for a job well done.

The Home Depot Kids Workshop is similar to the Lowe’s free Build and Grow Clinics for kids held on weekends at Lowe’s stores. For info on the Lowe’s Build and Grow free workshops, click here.

Home Depot Kids Workshop Schedule Feb 2015

Learn How to Make A Heart Box, Sat. Feb. 7 2015, 9AM-NOON

•FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12

  • Offered the 1st Saturday at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.
  • One workshop kit, apron and pin per child, while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed.

The free kids’ workshops are available at Home Depot stores in Savannah, East Savannah, Hilton Head Is/Bluffton, & Pooler. More info here.

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 www.iln-ga.org

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, www.iln-ga.org On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a SouthernMamas.com 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 preschool@savj.org – 5111 Abercorn Street; Savannah, GA 31405

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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 preschool@savj.org 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 SouthernMamas.com advertiser