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(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art & Math) @ Jolly Goblin Games

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

STEAM Summer Camp Savannah Chromatic Dragon Robotics Video Game Design

Enrollment is now open for STEAM Camp, Savannah’s only all-day STEM summer camp taught by actual engineers and technologists.

At this hands-on STEM summer camp, your campers won’t just learn science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. They’ll make it, create it, and build it themselves.

Join STEAM Camp @ Jolly Goblin Games in Savannah this summer for their 5th year in a row. They offer early drop-off, late pick-up, and even lunch at The Chromatic Dragon next door. Perfect for rising 4th-9th grade students.

Register online here.


Early Drop-Off & Late Pickup? Yes!

STEAM Camp organizers understand that it’s not always possible to make a 9AM drop-off or a 4PM pickup, but they’ve got you covered. For an additional fee, your child can arrive as early as 7:30AM or stay as late as 6PM, enjoying all the fun and games The Guild Hall has to offer.

See the camp schedule here. 


STEAM Camp Classes

Campers will learn the basic principles of video game design, and will use real software development tools to create a functional (and fun!) video game. Video Game Design I & II will each be offered twice.

Campers will learn the basic principles of robotics and automation, working with a variety of technologies to create and program functional robot vehicles. Each student will get to keep their own kit. Robotics I & II will each be offered twice.

Perfect for younger campers, this camp uses Minecraft to teach a variety of subjects, from electronic circuits to art to economics.

Available just before the start of the summer session. It’s not a class. It’s just playing games and having fun. All day long. All week long.



Campers spend lunchtime eating and playing games at The Chromatic Dragon. Campers can bring their own lunches, prepay from our $10 summer camp menu, or just order off the menu.

Register online here.

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Savannah private schools: Open House @ St. James Catholic School

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Savannah schools searching for 2019-20?

You’re invited to an Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah  8:30AM Fri. March 29 2019.

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 9:30AM Fri. March 29 2019


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

St. James Catholic School
8412 Whitfield Ave.
Savannah GA 31406

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

(Savannah private preK-8th grade schools) Tour Blessed Sacrament School

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Savannah schools Blessed Sacrament Catholic private Chatham County preK kindergarten

Her Irish eyes are still smiling. WELCOME to Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah’s newest Shamrock!

If you are still looking for a home to educate your child, please call and schedule your tour today of  Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah.

Still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.  Limited space available.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament – a pre-K through 8th grade school – 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.

(Savannah private preK-8th grade schools) Tour Blessed Sacrament School

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Savannah Schools Blessed Sacrament Catholic School prek kindergarten

Still searching for the right home to educate your child?

Come and see what Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah has to offer. Schedule a tour of this prek-8th grade school today. Call 912.356.6987.

Come home to Blessed Sacrament…where we believe in family.

Still accepting applications, limited openings available!

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament – a pre-K through 8th grade school – 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.

(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Savannah Engineering Academy Summer STEM Camp

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Savannah Engineering Academy Summer Camp 2018 Savannah summer camps Attention parents of teens who are considering careers in engineering.

The May 3 2019 application deadline is quickly approaching for The 2019 Savannah Engineering Academy Summer STEM Camp.

The five-day summer program @ Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus is June 3-7 2019. It is for rising junior and senior high school students interested in math, science and engineering.

During this STEM 2019 Savannah summer camp, students will:

  • explore engineering through hands-on activities such as building LED flashlights, remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), and a water filter;
  • enjoy field trips such as a riverboat tour of the Savannah River to learn about harbor deepening, river dredging, and local port activity;
  • visit to a local site development construction project
  • go on site visits to facilities including Gulfstream Aerospace, JCB, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography & more.

Students work with professional engineers from major engineering disciplines including civil, electrical, computer, aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, water resources, environmental, and ocean.

What an amazing opportunity to learn about engineering, inform decisions on a college major and strengthen their college application.

To participate, students must:

  • Be a rising junior or senior in high school
  • Provide a teacher recommendation
  • Have grades of 80% (3.0/4.0) or better in all math/engineering/science/technology classes

Applications available online here.
Application Deadline: Mon. May 3, 2019
No application fee. Only cost: $60 registration fee

For more information, email info@savannahengineeringacademy.net or visit www.savannahengineeringacademy.net

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(Savannah private preK-8th grade schools) Open House @ Blessed Sacrament School

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Savannah private schools Blessed Sacrament preK Catholic Chatham County

Still searching for the right home to educate your child?

Come and see what Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah has to offer!

Experience the school’s LIVE student produced Broadcast News.

See why Blessed Sacrament children LOVE We Lead Wednesday!

Come home to Blessed Sacrament…where we believe in family.

Still accepting applications, limited openings available!

Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah
Open House
Wed. March 13, 2019, 8AM

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament – a pre-K through 8th grade school – 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.

(Savannah schools) FREE Islands Preschool Expo

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Islands Preschool Expo 2019 Wilmington Savannah Whitemarsh

Preschool searching in Savannah?

Come learn about preschools & meet the schools representatives at a FREE Islands Preschool Expo, Sat. March 2, 9AM-Noon  @ the Frank Murray Community Center on Wilmington Island.

This is a great opportunity for families to come out and meet people from many of the preschools out on the Islands. There will also representatives from organizations that have toddler and preschool activities. This event is free and open to the public.

There will be crafts for the children and Library in Motion will be doing one of their legendary story time readings at 11AM.

STEM Saturday @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

stem saturdays Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head kids events

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. now offers AWE-STEM Saturdays on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

3-4PM, Sat. March, 9 2019.

Roll up your sleeves, put on your safety goggles, and get ready to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math! These hands-on,  facilitator-led STEM experiments will introduce concepts of chemistry, biology, and physics as kids learn about the world around us.

First Come First Serve.

Cost: FREE with Admission  |   FREE for Members


Sensory Saturday


Sat. March 30 2019.

On the last Saturday of each month, The Sandbox Children’s Museum will open an hour early (9AM) exclusively for families with children who have sensory processing differences or those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Children with other developmental challenges are welcome @ these Sensory Saturdays.

Cost: Reduced Admission – $5/person (1 yr & older) | FREE for Members


FREE Family Fun Pirate Night, March 1 2019

Come to the  The Sandbox Children’s Museum Fri. March 1 2019, 5:30-7:30PM for Free Family Fun night. THEME: Pirate Night.

First Friday of the month
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head  FREE Family Fun Nights .

This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play.

Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served free of charge.

FREE & FUN for all ages.

Learn more here. 

Upcoming Free Family Fun Nights

Fri. March 1, 5:30-7:30PM (pirate night)
Fri. April 5, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. May 3, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Sept. 6, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Nov. 1, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box


Sandbox Children’s Museum
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


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Girls In Engineering Day 2019, Statesboro

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Girls in Engineering Day Statesboro 2019

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to the annual Girls In Engineering Day March 2 2019 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

Society of Women Engineers at Georgia Southern will host the annual event. Kids will spend the day participating in STEM related activities as well as a tour through the Carruth Building Lab. Lunch is included.

Cost: $10 per person. Register online here. 

Sat. March 2, 201, 9:30AM-3PM
@ Georgia Southern Information Technology Building
1332 Southern Dr, Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Hosted by Society of Women Engineers at Georgia Southern

Savannah private schools: Open House @ Calvary Day School, March 3

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Savannah schools Calvary Day School private preK

You & your family are invited to get a first-hand glimpse of all the amazing opportunities available for students in Pre-K through 12th grade @ a March 3 2019 open house @ Calvary Day School in Savannah 

Calvary Day School open houses are the perfect chance to see what today’s learners are doing to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Learn more here

Open House @ Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah

Sun. March 3 2019, 2-4PM

Register online here for the March 3 open house.


Private Tours

Private tours are also available throughout the school year from 9AM-2PM. To schedule your private tour, call Calvary admissions department at (912) 351-2299 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.

To learn more about Calvary Day School, visit their website at www.calvarydayschool.com.


Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave., Savannah 31404, Lower School tel: 912-351-2299; Upper School tel: 912-644-5080 email admissions@calvarydayschool.com
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Savannah Preschools: Open House @ JEA Preschool Savannah

Monday, February 18th, 2019

JEA Preschool Childcare Savannah schools


JEA Preschool Savannah will host an open house Sun. Feb. 24 at 11AM for prospective families.

Don’t miss this opportunity to tour JEA Preschool Savannah’s dynamic learning spaces & meet their wonderful staff.

Come get a peek @ Savannah’s premier early childhood education program.

Please RSVP: 912-355-8111

JEA Preschool Savannah 
5111 Abercorn St.
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.

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Longtime philanthropic supporter of St. Andrew’s School receives 2019 John R. Chandler Award

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

St. Andrew's School Savannah preK Wilmington Island independent private


The Colonial Foundation and Rob Demere were presented with the John R. Chandler Award at the 2019 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The award recognizes the long-term support of a corporation or foundation toward the advancement of independent schools.

St. Andrew’s School   in Savannah nominated the Colonial Foundation and Demere for their longstanding philanthropic support to the independent school on Wilmington Island. They have given lead gifts for every major capital campaign in the 40-year history of the school, provided funding for financial assistance to qualified students through Georgia’s special tax redirection program, and have been a champion for the school in the local community.

“Over the years, the Demere family has supported many independent schools for their ability to transform our city and create meaningful progress,” said Head of School Dr. Kelley Waldron (pictured above with Rob Demere). “They also do so humbly and altruistically because it is the right thing to do. In fact, it took some convincing to get them to accept this award in honor of the tremendous impact they have had and continue to make in Savannah through the support of independent education and St. Andrew’s School.”

The award is named in honor of John R. Chandler, former assistant headmaster at the Hotchkiss School, and one of CASE’s first independent school trustees. Past recipients include American Honda Company, William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Mobil Corporation.

St. Andrew’s School  is a private, independent International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12. Find more information here.

Schedule a tour.


Open House

Get to know St. Andrew’s School @ an Open house @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., 9AM Thurs. March 7 2019. Registration details here. 

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

(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Tybee Is. Marine Science Sea Camp

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Sea Camp Tybee Island 2019 Summer Camp Marine Biology

Join the Tybee Island Marine Science Center for Sea Camp 2019.

Morning and/or Afternoon Modules * After Care * Curbside Drop-off/Pick-up.

Tybee Island Marine Center’s unique camp schedule allows you to drop off your camper for the morning, an afternoon, the whole day or even an entire week. Campers learn about a new coastal critter with every camp session, enjoy supervised beach time, and the week ends with a field trip to the marsh.

Sea Camp is for ages 6-11.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
1509 Strand Ave. (Located off the 14th St parking lot, near the pier)
Tybee Is. GA 31328
Open Daily 10AM-5PM

More about Tybee Island Sea Camp 2019

Summer FUN for the kids…designed to fit your schedule

*Choose a combination of days and times to fit your summer schedule.
*Ten sessions of Sea Camp offered.
*Each camp session runs Monday to Friday.
*Sign-up for all five days of a camp session, or any combination of days, mornings, or afternoon modules.
*Each day has two 3-hour modules: Mornings, 9:30AM-12:30PM & Afternoons, 1-4PM
*Each module is $30 (that’s just $10 an hour!)
*Choose both morning and afternoon modules and have your child bring a packed lunch
*After-Care offered each day, 4-5PM for an additional $10/day
*Drop off your camper and enjoy a Beach Day to yourself
*Marine science educators teach sea camps.
*City of Tybee Island’s Ocean Rescue (lifeguards) oversees beach activity throughout the summer and provides first aid services to beach-goers.

Choose your 2019 Sea Camp session:
May 27-May 31
June 3-June 7
June 10-June 14
June 17-June 21
June 24-June 28
July 1-July 5
July 8-July 12
July 15-July 19
July 22-July 26
July 29-August 2

Water Activities

Sea campers do not go swimming, however, they do a lot of ankle-deep water activities, and older campers may participate in seine net activities in waist-deep water.


For additional information, and throughout your camper’s Sea Camp experience, contact Sea Camp 912-786-5917 or .
To receive a member discount, your membership must be current or you can renew (or join) at the time you register your camper.
Cancellations: 14 days in advance, 100% refund; five days in advance, 50% refund; less than five days, no refund.

Learn more here. 

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2019 Old Fort Jackson Family Camp-Out

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Old Fort Jackson Family Camp-Out 2019 Savannah Coastal Heritage Society


Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Old Fort Jackson Family Camp-Out, a new nighttime event for families to experience historic programs and family fun in a 210-year-old National Historic Landmark in Savannah.

The event will be Fri. March 8, 6-10PM @ Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, 31404.

Guests will train as soldiers, make a Civil War decoder, and write secret messages. Throughout the night, attendees will be able to use their new skills and tools to uncover a spy among the soldiers.

Dinner is included in the ticket price and will be served at 6:45PM. The dinner menu is: BBQ chicken, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans and your choice of soda or water or tea. Hot coffee will also be available for adults.

Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Tickets: $25 for members & $30 for the general public.

Event tickets can be purchased online here.

Volunteer to read at Savannah Rotary Read-In 2019

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Savannah Rotary Read-In 2019 literacy schools

The Rotary Club of Savannah is searching for volunteers to serve as community readers for the second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In on Wed. March 13 2019. 9-10:30AM.

The goal of the event is to promote literacy by encouraging the desire to read more.

A report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation indicates children who aren’t reading at grade level by the end of third grade are four times as likely to drop out of high school.

Read about the Read-In co-chair & Savannah public school advocate Frank Moore, Jr. in our Savannah Morning News column here.

Last year’s inaugural event drew 526 volunteer readers who read to students in 566 classrooms. This year, Savannah-Chatham public schools plans to add pre-kindergarten to the list, which means rotarians and volunteers will read to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools.

You don’t have to be a rotary member to participate.

Register online to volunteer here.  

Savannah Schools Winter 2019 Open Houses

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Savannah private schools preK, preschools kindergarten

Admissions season has begun! Come visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah school open houses for prospective families include:


Open Registration for the 2019-20 school year @ St. James Catholic School, Tues. Feb. 12. PreK-Kindergarten will be @ 9AM. Grades 1-8 will be @ 1:15PM. Details here. 


Open house @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School, 9:30AM Wed. Feb. 20 2019. Registration details here. 


Open House @ The Habersham School, 9AM Fri. Feb. 22 2019. PreK3-12th grades. Registration details here. 


Open house @ JEA Preschool Savannah, 11AM Sun. Feb. 24 2019. Registration details here. 


Open house @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., 9AM Thurs. March 7 2019. Registration details here. 


Open House @ Coastal Empire Montessori, which offers a free, public, charter school program for Kindergarten – 5th Grade (K-5), 10AM Sat. March 2 2019.  Details here. 



Savannah-Chatham Public School Open Houses start in January 2019. Find the schedule & application info here.