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(Savannah Family Therapists): Parenting Class with Building Blocks Family Counseling

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Parenting Class Savannah Family Counseling Building Blocks

Registration is open for August/September Parenting Classes in Rincon with Building Blocks Family Counseling.

Parenting Class

This six-week parenting class utilizes the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Curriculum where parents will discover that their jobs can be really enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their kids’ love. Class facilitators will guide participants through the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® videos and workbook.
Through this program parents will learn how to:
 Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
 Stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things
 Set enforceable limits
 Avoid enabling and begin empowering
 Help their kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
 Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators
And much more!

Classes start August 10 2017
6:30-8PM United Way of Coastal Empire-Effingham 711 Zitterour Dr. Rincon, GA

Session Costs:
$70 Early Bird Special
$90 Regular Pricing- same price for parent and coparent
(spouse or grandparent)

To register please call 912-349-8043 or email

Click here for more information.


About Family Building Blocks Family Counseling

Do you ever feel like you’re having the same fight over and over again with your spouse?
Do you struggle to understand your children’s behaviors and emotions?
Do you feel disconnected to those you love the most?

Well, you’re not alone! Relationships can be very hard and taking that first step in reaching out is tough.

Building Blocks Family Counseling in Richmond Hill is here to help you build a personal pathway to happiness.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Ashley Moore’s goal is to help you explore what keeps you (and/or your partner/family) “stuck” and work toward creating new cycles of interaction. Ashley helps couples and families find healthy solutions for a deeper connection and more satisfying relationships.

Building Blocks Family Counseling provides solutions to build healthy families.

Services provided: play therapy, couples counseling, and parenting consultation.


Building Blocks Family Counseling,,  912-349-8043, email, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a advertiser 

Sylvan Learning Center in Savannah offers SAT/ACT prep

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Savannah SAT ACT prep tutoring Sylvan Learning

As your family’s college checklist grows longer, you can take SAT prep off your list.

Sylvan’s SAT test prep can help your teen navigate this big test with ease, earning impressive scores along the way.

Learn more here. 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

Autism Resources for Parents in Savannah

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Autism resources in Savannah Matthew Reardon Center Parents

Learn about the types of resources that are available for children with autism in the Savannah area at a meet and greet.

Grab a cup of coffee, share stories, and see what resources are out there! Local advocates from the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism and Behavior Analysts from the May Institute will be there to answer your questions! Free & open to the public.

Saturday 6/10/17 @ 9:30 AM
Foundery Coffee Pub
1313 Habersham St.
Please RSVP by contacting: Margaret Nutz via email at

Learn more about the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in Savannah here. 

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Video Game Design, Robotics @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Sylvan coding STEAM STEM summer camps math Savannah

Make Summer 2017 the Summer of STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) with Sylvan Learning of Savannah Summer Camps.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah offers the following Summer Camps 2017:

Video Game Design I & II
Robotics I & II
Writing & Study Skills
Personalized Math & Reading

Four-week camp begins May 22 2017 and runs through the last week of July 2017. To register, call 912. 355.2267.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah
340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Learn more here. 


About Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah helps prepare younger students for the critical SRI, MAP & GMAS standardized testing. For older students, Sylvan offers personalized programs to help conquer the ACT or SAT.


Call 912-355-2267 or email

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah named one of the top challenging U.S. high schools

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Private schools in Savannah

St. Andrew’s School  recently received recognition as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation.

The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country for 30 years. This marks the sixth year in a row for the Savannah private school to receive the honor.

St. Andrew’s is the only private school in Savannah to be recognized on the most challenging list and ranked #5 in Georgia.

Savannah Arts Academy  – a public Savannah high school – was also on the most challenging list and ranked #10 in Georgia.

View the Post’s complete most challenging list here.

“St. Andrew’s is honored to be recognized through the ranking again this year. This ranking reflects the mission of our school to help each student pursue challenging opportunities and reach their fullest potential. We are proud that our students choose to challenge themselves academically through our International Baccalaureate program,” said Tom Forti, Head of the Upper School.

About St. Andrew’s School 

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School on Wilmington Island in Savannah. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade Twelve school, visit or call 912.897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410,  St. Andrew’s School is a advertiser

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Engineering Academy STEM Camp

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Savannah Engineering Academy Summer Camp 2017 STEM Attention parents of teens who are considering careers in engineering.

The May 18 2017 application deadline is quickly approaching for The 2017 Savannah Engineering Academy Summer STEM Camp.

The five-day summer program @ Armstrong State University is June 5-9 2017. It is for rising junior and senior high school students interested in math, science and engineering.

During this STEM 2017 summer camps, 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 18, 2017
No application fee. Only cost: $60 registration fee

For more information, email or visit

Savannah Engineering Academy is a advertiser 

Make it a Mathnasium Summer: Math Camps 2017 in Savannah, Pooler, Bluffton

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Mathnasium Summer 2017 Camps Savannah Pooler Bluffton Tutoring Mathnasium’s fun summer programs are all about preventing summer learning loss and helping
students prepare for what lies ahead.

For some that means a solid review of previous material.

Others benefit from previewing upcoming concepts. Most students will get some of both!

Set your own flexible schedule. Use 15 to 24 hours anytime to suit you, and drop in on the days you
choose. Spread your visits through the summer, or complete in just a few weeks.

Mathnasium programs include :
 Cure for counting with fingers
 Jump start going into grades 1 through 5
 Master times tables!
 Master fractions, decimals and percents!
 Pre-algebra power math middle school review
 High school readiness – Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus



4 Convenient Locations

Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown
(next to TJ MAXX)

Mathnasium of Savannah Islands 
(Whitemarsh Isl next to Polka Dots)

Mathnasium of Pooler
(next to Publix)

Mathnasium of Bluffton
(near Publix off Buck Island Rd

Mathnasium is a advertiser 

Horseshoe crab program for ages 10 & older, UGA Marine Education Center, Savannah

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Horseshoe Crab Encounters Program Georgia Marine Education Center

Horseshoe crab encounters
UGA Marine Education Center, Savannah
Sat. April 29, 8:30AM-12:30PM
Cost: $22

Travel by skiff to a barrier island and witness horseshoe crabs coming inshore to spawn.

Work alongside educators from the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium educators to take the measurements of the horseshoe crabs and observe the migratory shorebirds that rely on the horseshoe crab eggs for food. Ages 10 and up, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration and payment due April 21, 2017

Learn more here.

Register by phone or email by Fri. April 7. Contact Kayla Clark at (912) 598-3345 or

UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah 31411

Registration now open for Robotics Competition 2017 in Savannah

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Robotics competition Savannah 2017 Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Georgia Southern University STEM Institute present the 2017 MATE ROV competition, Port Cities of the Future on Saturday, April 22 at 9AM in Savannah.

Student teams will compete for overall highest points in a mission to maintain operations supporting the commerce, entertainment, health and safety of a thriving port.

The competition provides students an opportunity to utilize STEM concepts to solve real-world challenges, preparing students for secondary education and careers, and offers educators training and expertise in applied technologies.

Competition for all classes will take place on:
Sat. April 22, 2017
Chatham County Aquatic Center
7240 Sallie Mood Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
8AM – 4PM

Registration deadline: Registration closed on April 15. All team members and coaches must be registered

For more information, visit

Math Tutoring: FREE SAT Math Workshops @ Mathnasiums in Savannah, Pooler

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Free Math Tutoring intro to SAT Math Workshop Mathnasium Savannah Pooler Mathnasium Math Learning Center is hosting a FREE introduction to SAT Math Workshop in Savannah  & Pooler.

The workshop includes:

 How to register for the test
 Know what to expect on test day
 Get acquainted with the organization of the math section
 Learn how the math sections are timed and scored
 Learn special math strategies to improve your score
 Become familiar with the math topics you need to know
 Practice some SAT math questions in a fun environment

Where and when :
Fri March 3 5-6.30PM @ Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown: (next to TJ Maxx)

Sun March 5 3.30-5PM Mathnasium of Pooler (Publix center near Seasons of Japan)

Spaces are limited, RSVP by email to the center of your choice with the student’s name, grade and school.

Mathnasium is a advertiser 

Savannah summer camps: One-to-one tutoring @ The Tutoring Center at Royce

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Royce Learning Center Summer Programs Savannah Tutoring The Tutoring Center at Royce
Offers one-to-one tutoring specifically designed for any student who may require additional or specialized support.

Summer Programs 2017 at The Tutoring Center at Royce in Savannah offer a wide variety of options:

SUMMER SCHOOL – A five-week summer school program for students who need to strengthen academic skills. Small classes focus on Reading, Writing, English and Mathematics.
June 12 – July 13, Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 12pm
Grades: 1st – 5th & 6th – 8th 
Tuition:  $ 900 (does not include registration fee. Need based scholarships sometimes available)
Registration Fee:  $75
Submit Summer School payment in full by May 15th to receive 5% discount


ENRICHMENT CAMP – A five-week afternoon enrichment camp experience that can be enjoyed on its own, or in conjunction with our Summer School or tutoring programs. Camp will focus on character building, communication and social skills along with time for summer reading lists, games, team building and more.
June 12 – July 13, Monday – Thursday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Grades: 1st – 8th 
Tuition: $110 week / $500 for 5 weeks
Registration Fee:  $50*
(waived if enrolled in other Summer Programs)


STUDY SKILLS – Study Skills is a program designed to help students in 6th – 12th grades learn to study efficiently and effectively, leading to greater success in school.

Session I     June 19 – 22   1pm – 5pm
Session II    June 26 – 29    1pm – 5pm

Grades: Entering 6th – 12th 
Tuition: $ 200 / Session  (does not include registration fee)
Registration Fee:  $50*

TUTORING CENTER – The Tutoring Center at Royce Learning Center offers a one-on-one, individually designed tutoring program for each student, based on his or her academic needs. Each student receives an individual tutoring plan and is placed with a tutor based on his or her academic needs.
$75 Registration Fee
$100 Testing Fee (When not included in Tutoring Contract)
$55/Hour Tutoring Fee  (Need Based Scholarships Often Available)

Please visit Royce’s website for more detailed information on each of their programs.

The Tutoring Center at Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd., Savannah, 912-354-4047 email, Royce Learning Center is a advertiser


Searching for Savannah-Lowcountry Summer Camps 2017? Visit our camps guide here.

Savannah schools: Tours of Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Savannah schools private Blessed Sacarment School Catholic

School searching in Savannah for 2017/2018? Call Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Savannah to find out why it’s so GREAT TO BE IRISH!

Private Tours available upon request.   Call Helen Willoughby (912) 356-6987 or email

Blessed Sacrament is a pre-K through 8th grade school that was founded in 1939.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament School here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School,, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a advertiser. 

Ocearch program on Lowcountry Shark Research Expedition (kids are free), Savannah

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Join Chris Fischer, OCEARCH Expedition Leader and Founding Chairman, on Feb. 26, 2-4PM for a presentation about the upcoming Lowcountry Research Expedition at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah. Kids are free. Adults are $25 each.

OCEARCH and its team of collaborating scientists are embarking on their 28th expedition, and the first of the year, to tag mature white sharks in the Lowcountry, which includes GA, SC, and NC.

The team’s goal is to gather data on the ecology, physiology, and behavior of sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, and to increase the sample size of the research started in 2012 in Cape Cod, MA.

The program highlight key factors for the team’s success, including a multi-disciplined data-driven approach, inclusion, collaboration and most importantly – the means to engage future generations of scientists.

Learn more & purchase tickets here.

Hyatt Regency Savannah
Riverstreet Room
2 West Bay St.
Savannah 31401

Applications due March 7 for free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2017-18

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Pre-K registration lottery application Savannah Chatham County Free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2017-2018 school year

This free, state-funded Pre-K at some Savannah-Chatham public schools is open to all children who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 residing in Chatham County.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has 60 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes with additional classes at Coastal Empire Montessori.  See the list of Savannah-Chatham public schools that offer the free Pre-K here.

Pre-K applications for the free, lottery-funded Pre-K programs for 2017-18 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be available online here starting Feb. 21 2017 until March 6 2017. Applications & required documents are due March 7 2017. The lottery will be April 4 2017.

The deadline to submit required documents to one of the selected schools is March 7, 2017. Applications cannot be processed without these documents.

This free, state-funded Pre-K is open to all children who are 4 years old on or by Sept. 1. Details here. 


Pre-K Registration YMCA 2017-18 Savannah private

Some Savannah private preschools and childcare facilities also offer the state-funded, free Pre-K program and have different application deadlines.

The YMCA Pre-K program in Savannah, Effingham County & the Golden Isles FREE Georgia Pre-K program registration for 2017-18 opened on February 15 2017. Spaces are first come, first serve for the 2017-2018 school year.

Students must be age 4 by September 1, 2017 to be eligible for this free Pre-K.

Pre-K is available at the following Y locations: Effingham YMCA, Golden Isles YMCA, Habersham YMCA and West Chatham YMCA.

Learn more here. 

YMCA of Coastal Georgia is a advertiser 

Savannah Schools: Open House @ St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Savannah schools St. Peter the Apostle School Wilmington Island School searching for 2017-18?

Come to an open house Thurs. March 2 2017 to see all that St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer.

The beautiful 10-acre campus includes a Lower School, Middle School, two gymnasiums, football field, practice field, and a state-of-the-art playground.

St. Peter’s offers full day faith-based instruction for students from three years old through 8th grade.

Following the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, the school educates through a strong academic program and instills in its students a spirit of mercy, justice and loving concern.

Open Houses
Thurs. March 2 2017: 5:30-7:30PM

This will be an opportunity to meet and greet teachers, tour the school facilities, and get to experience all that the Saint Peter’s community has to offer.

Learn more here.


The school is easily accessible from Whitemarsh Island, the Truman Parkway, mid-town Savannah and Tybee Island. We are located just off Highway 80 East (Victory Drive), not far from Thunderbolt.

St. Peter the Apostle School
7020 Concord Rd.
Savannah, GA 31410
Phone: 912-897-5224
Fax: 912-897-0801

For more information, visit

St. Peter the Apostle School,,  7020 Concord Rd., Savannah, 31410, 912-897-5224,  On Facebook here. On Twitter here. St. Peter the Apostle School is a advertiser. 

Savannah math tutoring: Discount on math programs @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Sylvan Tutoring Math Robotics Savannah

Sylvan Learning of Savannah is offering all math programs for just $25 per hour for those who enroll & pay by March 31 2017. That special includes M.A.P (Measures of Academic Progress).

Sylvan’s math and algebra skill practice programs help students build the critical skills needed to master today’s math and skills yet to come, while having a blast. Sylvan boosts computation, problem solving, accuracy, confidence and a love for math.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah
340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Learn more here. 


About Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah helps prepare younger students for the critical SRI, MAP & GMAS standardized testing. For older students, Sylvan offers personalized programs to help conquer the ACT or SAT.


Call 912-355-2267 or email

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser