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Science & Technology Summer Camps 2015 with Georgia Tech Savannah @ various schools in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty counties

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Georgia Tech Summer Camps in Savannah 2015

Give your kids a unique summer camp experience focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math @ Georgia Tech Savannah Science & Technology Summer Camps 2015.

Registration is open. Details here. 

Full STEAM Ahead
Savannah Summer Camp enriches and encourages STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) learning for your child. Geared toward rising pre-kindergartners in a special week as well as kindergardeners to middle school students, STEAM supports learning high-level science concepts in unique ways. By combining creativity with hands-on experiences and explorations, children learn more fully and deeply.

All students are welcome at Savannah Summer Camp, including underrepresented groups, girls, and students with learning differences.

Camps will begin June 1, 2015 and end July 31, 2015. A variety of themes are offered, with each week being a special and exclusive program.Full STEAM Ahead also provides opportunities for high school students to earn service hour credits through volunteer experiences as well as paid summer internships. High school and college students compete for these opportunities and will gain valuable leadership and learning experiences.

2015 SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

Maker Camp – Marshpoint Elementary, Savannah
Starts: 06/01/2015

Mad Science 2.0 – Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Savannah
Starts: 06/08/2015

Geek Week – STEM Academy, Savannah
Starts: 06/15/2015

Save The Planet! – Marshpoint Elementary, Savannah
Starts: 06/15/2015

Wild Blue Yonder – Windsor Forest Elementary, Savannah
Starts: 06/22/2015

Mad Science Week – Blanford Elementary, Rincon
Starts: 07/06/2015

Full STEAM Ahead – St. Andrews School, Wilmington Is.
Starts: 07/13/2015

Full STEAM Ahead Little Edition – St. Andrews School, Wilmington Is.
Starts: 07/13/2015

Wild Blue Yonder – Liberty Elementary, Midway
Starts: 07/20/2015

Mad Scientist Week - Liberty Elementary, Midway
Starts: 07/27/2015

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE DETAILS AND REGISTER FOR CAMPS

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Urge our Ga. state representatives to vote NO on State School Takeover

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

No on Georgia School Privatization and School Takeover

(UPDATE: Stay connected with this issue by clicking here. )

ALERT – Please urge our State representatives to vote NO on State School Takeover

The Georgia State Legislature is voting on a proposed amendment to our state constitution that will allow the Governor to take over “failing” public schools and hand them over to private for-profit corporations to run without any local oversight.

The State Senate has already voted in favor of the bill and the House could vote as early as today and definitely by April 2nd. Because it is a constitutional amendment, it will require a 2/3 majority to pass. This means that every vote matters, and reaching out to our legislators can make a real difference.

Please call or email today and ask your friends to do the same:

Savannah’s Members of the State House:
Rep. J. Craig Gordon: craig.gordon@house.ga.gov
Rep. Ron Stephens: ron.stephens@house.ga.gov
Rep. Mickey Stephens: mickey.stephens@gmail.com
Rep. Jesse Petrea: jesse.petrea@house.ga.gov

Not in Savannah? Find your state representative here:
http://openstates.org/ga/legislators/

The proposed amendment would create an “Opportunity School District” of up to 100 schools that would be run by State government using local taxpayer dollars but with no oversight from local school boards. The amendment would allow the State to turn those schools over to for-profit corporations to run.

The folks who support the takeover bill often point to the success of particular charter schools and suggest that what they are proposing is just lots of great charter schools. This is not the case. The charter schools Savannah currently has are non-profit, community-run schools chartered by our local school board. State takeover and privatization is something entirely different.

As an active member of my PTA who speaks regularly to my School Board representative and School Board President, I believe that our local elected officials are responsive to parents, care deeply about our children, and are working hard to close the gap between our low-income and middle-income students. Our low-income students definitely need more help, but I don’t believe that state takeover and privatization is the answer.

You can read more about the plan on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s education blog: http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/

Here are a few recent news articles:
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/deals-school-takeover-plan-survives-house-committe/nkc4h/
http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/03/18/the-gop-discomfort-over-nathan-deals-school-rescue-plan/

The plan is based on what happened in New Orleans. The Tulane University report claiming that was a success had to be retracted because the data was so bad:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/10/16/oops-never-mind-why-a-major-university-retracted-report-on-charter-schools/

This policy also created an absolute mess in Tennessee:
http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/2015/03/20/former-tennessee-teacher-on-state-takeover-plan-dont-do-it-kids-and-schools-lose/

Please help us avoid this mess in Georgia by reaching out to our state representatives TODAY and spreading the word to your friends.

THANK YOU!

This is a guest post by Michelle Solomon, mom to Oliver, 8, and in public school

Savannah Math Competition for Kids: FREE Mathmania for all Savannah-Chatham public schools K-12 students, March 28

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Math Mania Savannah State March 28 kids

MATHMANIA @ SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY OPEN CAMPUS DAY, March 28

Come to this free, family-friendly, community-wide event for all Savannah-Chatham public school K-12 students.

Participate in exciting, active and fun-filled math competitions, sessions and games this Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Savannah State University from 9AM -2PM

Kids can participate in Jeopardy-style competitions, build small robots and help with outdoor events including rocket launching.

Students have been encouraged to sign up via their individual schools in order to get a head count. If they would like to participate, contact your child’s teacher or front office. Or contact email Dr. Marlyn Westbrook, SCCPSS Mathematics Program Manager, at Marlyn.Westbrook@sccpss.com or 912-395-1161.

(Registration:8:00-8:45 in the Wiley Wilcox Gym)

Competitions include:
· Math Art
· Math Writing
· STEM Projects (Math & Technology Designs)

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize winners for each category.
Grand Prize winners for the best elementary, middle, and high school entered in the competitions.

Math Mania and it is being held in conjunction with SCCPPS, SSU’s STEM 360, and Board of Education.

Savannah homeschoolers: Showcase your artwork @ The Independent Learning Network, Savannah

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Savannah homeschools can submit art work Attention Savannah area home-school students who are aspiring artists.

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) in Savannah wants your art.

ILN needs exceptional artwork to liven up its new resource center and to inspire learning. They’re inviting homeschoolers ages 9-21 to enhance their portfolio and showcase their creative talents by producing art that can be hung on a wall.

Artworks should communicate the joys of homeschooling and may include field trip experiences, academic successes, and overall homeschool ideas.

Each homeschooler may submit up to two (2) artworks. Artworks may be in any medium and size, and should not be framed or mounted. Selected artworks will be on permanent display in the center and will become the property of ILN.

Recognition for the selected artworks will include three (3) gift cards each ($50, $75, $100) for primary (ages 8-10), intermediate (ages 11-13), and secondary (ages 14-21) academic levels.

Submission Deadline and Location
Friday, April 3, 2015 by 12 noon
Independent Learning Network, Inc.
7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 101
(participation forms available at www.iln-ga.org)

Exhibition & Open House
Monday, April 13, 2015
3 p.m.-7 p.m.

This event is supported by a Junior League “Done in a Day” project grant

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

ILN offers individualized educational plans for homeschoolers – academic levels 3-12, tutoring, monthly field trips and summer programs.

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. 

Shop Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah for fun Common Core DVDs that help kids learn

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Barnett Educational Supplies Savannah Common Core Comics

Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah is your go-to spot for learning DVDs correlated to Common Core state standards.

Shop Barnett online here or stop by the store on West DeRenne Avenue.

Like Barnett on Facebook here to stay informed about their sales & new products.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Sun: 1- 5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net   www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

See replicas of Columbus’ Niña & Pinta in Savannah, March 24-29

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Nina Pinta in beaufort, Savannah

On Tuesday, March 24, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Savannah.

The ships will be returning for their 2nd visit to River Street and docked at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, until their departure early Monday morning March 30.

While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors and $6.00 for students 5 – 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations necessary.

School trips

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1-787-672-2152 or email columfnd1492@gmail.com. Minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No Maximum. Visit The Columbus Foundation website at www.ninapinta.org

The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The “Pinta” was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.

The ships arrive on Monday, March 23 & leave the morning of March 30. Next stop: Charleston April 2-12.

Savannah schools: Open House @ Savannah Honor Academy, April 26

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Savannah private schools Savannah Honor Academy

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

5111 Abercorn St.Savannah, 31405 (2nd floor of JEA Community Center)

2015 Open House

For 3rd-5th grade
Sunday, April 26th at 1pm
RSVP required to MarlaCocalis@yahoo.com.

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.

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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-Area Autism program: Now enrolling for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Autism support help therapy Savannah

The Howard Center for Social Cognition and Communication in Jesup, Ga. is now enrolling Sessions 1-4 of their Early Intervention Program for ages 3 and 4.

The Howard Center for Social Cognition and Communication provides Applied Behavior Analysis and Speech Therapy services for individuals ages 18 months to 22 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related social learning challenges.

The Howard Center also provides training, consultation, and evaluation services for schools, agencies, and organizations.

Sarah Murphy, BCBA is an in-network provider for Tricare’s Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration and is an approved ABA provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Aetna Behavioral Health, and Optum/United Behavioral Health.

2015-2016 Session Schedule
Half-Day Program

Session 1
Aug. 8 2015-Sept. 25 2015
Mon.-Fri. 8AM-Noon

Session 2
Sept. 28-Nov. 20 2015
Mon.-Fri. 8AM-Noon

Session 3
Jan. 4-Feb. 26 2016
Mon.-Fri. 8AM-Noon

Session 4
Feb. 29-April 29 2016
Mon.-Fri. 8AM-Noon

Snacks provided. Karate instruction provided two days a week. Transportation provided to and from World Class Karate.

For questions call (912)385-2927 or visit  www.thehowardcenterforscc.com.

Connect with The Howard Center for Social Cognition and Communication on Facebook here.

The Howard Center for Social Cognition and Communication, 1316 West Orange St.
Jesup, 31545 (912)385-2927, email info@thehowardcenterforscc.com  www.thehowardcenterforscc.com The Howard Center for Social Cognition and Communication is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Kids’ Creative Writing Challenge 2015 for grades K thru high school, Savannah

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Writing Challenge Contest 2015 Savannah

Leopold’s Ice Cream and Live Oak Public Libraries present the 5th Annual Creative Writing Challenge. The 2015 theme is “Rivers.”

Entry Deadline: April 2, 2015

Competition Categories: Grades K – 2, 3 – 5, 6 – 8, and high school.

There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner in each category.

For contest details download the official flyer.

FREE Savannah Earth Day Festival 2015, April 18

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Free kids events Savannah Earth Day Festival 2015 RAIN or SHINE – Savannah’s FREE Earth Day Festival 2015 will be 11AM-3PM April 18 2015 @ Forsyth Park.

Please note there will be NO Recycle-Rama. It will be held at a later date.

Festival Schedule:
Forsyth Farmers Market: 9am-3pm
Exhibitors, workshops, kids activities, food & music: 11am-3pm
Earth Day Wheelie Bike Ride: 3pm

Event details here.

FOR MORE FREE FAMILY EVENTS IN SAVANNAH, CLICK HERE. 

FREE Language Enrichment Program for ages 3-5, Savannah

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Free language enrichment program for children Savannah All Children's Rehab

Beginning in March 24 2015,  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah will offer FREE language enrichment programs for children ages 3-5, 12:30-1:30PM Tuesdays & Thursdays.

The classes are about 45 minutes to an hour long. Classes run through April 23 2015. Parents must call to reserve your child’s spot.  Spaces are filling up quickly.

The goal of the enrichment program is to help children: develop emergent literacy skills, strengthen phonemic awareness, develop important basic and content vocabulary, and build comprehension and writing skills through highly engaging activities that have an emphasis on listening, speaking reading, and writing while using high interest materials. music and literacy.

Interested in registering your child? Call the office at 912.335.8486 to reserve their child’s spot or email allchildrensrehab.specialty@gmail.com.

Other services @ All Children’s Rehab

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic also offers speech therapy and occupational therapy with two office locations- Savannah and Hinesville.

Services offerd by All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic include:
*specialized programs including Therapies in English, Spanish, or Bilingual ( Spanish-English);
*PROMPT for Apraxia of speech;
*Barton reading Program for reading difficulties;
*FREE Dyslexia Support group.

The clinic also has volunteer opportunities for high school students and college students studying education or Allied Health Professions (Speech and OT)

Two locations

9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, Georgia 31406

933 E. G Miles Parkway Suite 105
Hinesville. Georgia 31313

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406, www.allchildrensrehab.com 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Language Enrichment Program for ages 3-5, Savannah

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Free language enrichment program All Children's Rehab Savannah

Beginning in March 2015,  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah will offer FREE language enrichment programs for children ages 3-5, 12:30-1:30PM Tuesdays & Thursdays.

The goal of the enrichment program is to help children: develop emergent literacy skills, strengthen phonemic awareness, develop important basic and content vocabulary, and build comprehension and writing skills through highly engaging activities that have an emphasis on listening, speaking reading, and writing while using high interest materials. music and literacy.

Interested in registering your child? Call the office at 912.335.8486 to reserve their child’s spot or email allchildrensrehab.specialty@gmail.com

Other services @ All Children’s Rehab

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic also offers speech therapy and occupational therapy with two office locations- Savannah and Hinesville.

Services offerd by All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic include:
*specialized programs including Therapies in English, Spanish, or Bilingual ( Spanish-English);
*PROMPT for Apraxia of speech;
*Barton reading Program for reading difficulties;
*FREE Dyslexia Support group.

The clinic also has volunteer opportunities for high school students and college students studying education or Allied Health Professions (Speech and OT)

Two locations

9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, Georgia 31406

933 E. G Miles Parkway Suite 105
Hinesville. Georgia 31313

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406, www.allchildrensrehab.com 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah school searching for 2015-16? Here’s help on education in Savannah

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Education Savannah Preschools Daycare, Childcare, Schools SavannahIn the midst of preschool or pre-K madness, trying to find the best Savannah area school for your child?

Or maybe you didn’t receive the results you wanted in the Feb. 27 Savannah-Chatham County Public School Specialty Programs lottery.

If so, then please check out our Savannah-Pooler-Hilton Head Preschools/Schools page by clicking here. 

Learn more about:

Childcare Network, Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler
First Christian Preschool of Savannah
Growing in the Son Learning Christian Academy, Savannah
Hancock Day School, Savannah
JEA Preschool Savannah
Maggie’s Morning School, Savannah
Risen Savior Christian Academy, Pooler
Savannah Christian Preparatory School
Savannah Honor Academy
St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island
St. James Catholic School, Savannah
Veritas Academy, Savannah

We’ve also got the info on FREE pre-K lottery & application deadlines for Savannah-Chatham public schools & private childcare on our Savannah-Pooler-Hilton Head Preschools/Schools page.

Upcoming Savannah open house events include: 

*Coastal Empire Montessori Open House, March 14 @ 10AM.  Guided Tours every Friday at 10 AM; please call to register in advance 912.395.4070. Apply online at www.cemco.org by March 20, 2015. Online application closed @ midnight March 20 2015.

FREE Math Family Fun Night, Savannah, Feb. 27

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Math Masters of Savannah FREE Math Family Fun Night
Friday, February 27
6-8pm
Organized by Math Masters of Savannah

You’re invited to Math Masters of Savannah’s second annual Math Family Fun Night.

This event will be at The Sycamore Church, 1914 East 52nd Street in the fellowship hall.

Free & open to the public.

You and your family can play with magic mixers, test your skills creating tangrams, race to finish speed tests, practice measuring everyday objects, create shapes on geoboards and much more.

Get tickets for each activity you complete and you will be entered into a drawing for math games you can play at home.

This event is geared toward elementary and middle school students but everyone is welcome! Learn more here. 

For questions please contact Becky Foxworth at 912-604-7141 or email bfoxworth69@yahoo.com.

Pooler preschool, elementary school: Risen Savior Christian Academy now enrolling

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Pooler schools preschools Risen Savior

Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler offers preschool for ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten and Grade 1. A Grade 2 will be added in school year 2015-2016 with additional grades added every school year.

Stay connected to Risen Savior Christian Academy by liking their Facebook page here. 

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

FREE Dyslexia Support Group @ All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, Savannah

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Dyslexia Support Savannah

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah offers a FREE Dyslexia Support Group aimed at raising awareness & understanding of Dyslexia.

The next meeting is 10-11:30AM Feb. 14 2015 at the Savannah office at 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, 31406

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All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic also offers speech therapy and occupational therapy with two office locations- Savannah and Hinesville.

Services offerd by All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic include:
*specialized programs including Therapies in English, Spanish, or Bilingual ( Spanish-English);
*PROMPT for Apraxia of speech;
*Barton reading Program for reading difficulties;
*Free language enrichment classes for 3-5 year-olds not enrolled in school;
*FREE Dyslexia Support group.

The clinic also has volunteer opportunities for high school students and college students studying education or Allied Health Professions (Speech and OT)

Two locations

9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, Georgia 31406

933 E. G Miles Parkway Suite 105
Hinesville. Georgia 31313

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406 www.allchildrensrehab.com 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser