Archive for the ‘Pre-K Programs’ Category

What to do if you don’t get the school you want in this week’s Savannah-Chatham public pre-K lottery

Monday, April 14th, 2014

pre-K lottery savannah public schoolsAnxious about the pre-K lottery results that will be emailed this Wed. April 16 2014?

Keep in mind: if your child gets a seat at any of their choices, they are not automatically placed on any wait lists.

However, Kurt Hetager, Manager of Communications and Community Engagement at Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, said that after the lottery is run this Wed. April 16, parents can request to be placed on the wait list at any of the 30 sites to try and get a seat at the school they desire before the beginning of the new school year.

Please note: after the school year starts (August 7, 2014) parents can’t switch between schools within the SCCPSS school system, Hetager said.

New this year: Parents can complete the Wait List form online. Beginning Thursday, there will be a link on the http://pk.sccpss.com  site where parents can complete a short form requesting to be placed on a maximum of three wait lists, Hetager said. They will receive email confirmation that they are on the wait list.

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools will also post a list of all the schools and the number of students on each wait list so parents can make better informed choices.

About FREE Georgia pre-K

The FREE Georgia pre-k program is a full-day program available at some public and private schools. Some of the programs don’t have enough spaces for all those who want to attend.

To participate in the Pre-K Program at Savannah-Chatham public schools, children must be four years of age on or before September 1, 2014, and must be a resident of Chatham County.

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

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Private schools in Savannah

St. Andrew’s School - a private school on Wilmington Is. in Savannah – recently received recognition as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation. This marks the third year in a row for the Savannah private school to receive the honor.

From the over 2,000 public and private schools ranked, St. Andrew’s placed 18th overall and received the highest ranking of any private school nationwide. The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country for over 15 years.

“I’m thrilled that St. Andrew’s is again being recognized for one of our distinguishing characteristics–that we provide a challenging curriculum to all of our students while giving them the individual attention and supportive environment they need to help them meet that challenge,” said Sara Rubinstein, Upper School Head. “The honor speaks to our providing a meaningful and rigorous college prep curriculum to 100% of our students through our open access International Baccalaureate Program.”

View the Post’s challenging list by clicking here.

Savannah Arts Academy was also included on the list & ranked at No. 268.

St. Andrew’s School St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah, Georgia. For more information on the private Pre-K through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com

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

JEA Preschool Savannah Summer 2014 Program, ages 14 months-4 yrs

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Summer programs camps for preschoolers  Savannah

JEA Preschool Savannah Summer Camp 2014 provides a safe, nurturing, and fun environment where children will make new friends, enjoy exciting activities, learn new skills, and experience age-appropriate independence.

JEA Preschool Savannah staff is mature, professional, and loving with years of experience in working with the young child. They are trained in CPR, fire safety and first aid. Children will experience a wide range of activities including art, science, water play (with swimming instruction for the three and four year olds), music, games, cooking and more.

JEA Preschool Savannah welcomes children and families from the entire community and is the place to send your young child for lots of safe, summer fun. You do not have to be JEA member to attend.

- Weekly Shabbat celebrations for all ages
- Swimming lessons for children ages three and four
- Beaches, Bugs, and Babies as the summer theme
- Hands on experiences and activities
- Special guests and activities
- Half day and Full day options

2014 Summer Theme:

Bugs, Beaches, and Babies
Through intentional, play-based experiences, JEA Preschool Savannah provides the tools for lifelong learning. Those experiences will include learning about shells, waves and sand, as well as exploration of bugs and insects. Children will develop their fine motor skills when they paint with shaving cream on the art wall and their gross motor skills on the climbing structure in our new outdoor space.

Click here to register for the JEA Preschool Savannah Summer Program.

Download the Summer Program Guide here.

About JEA Preschool Savannah JEA Preschool Savannah, located in the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, 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, led by qualified and experienced teachers, is Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Extended hours are available daily, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215), email preschool@savj.org or click here .

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH SUMMER CAMPS 2014, CLICK HERE.

You’re invited: Open House at St. James Catholic School, Savannah (March 13)

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Savannah Private Schools St James March 2014 Open House You’re invited to an Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah  5:30 PM Thursday March 13.

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 5:30 PM Thursday March 13

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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.

Advertise your child-related business at Maggie’s Morning School Read-a-Thon Fundraiser, Savannah

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

free state-funded pre-K in Savannah for 2014-15 Maggie's Morning School

Calling all alumni, great readers and “kid- friendly” businesses!

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah is holding their 1st Annual Read-a-Thon Fundraiser Feb. 26 and 27th!

Maggie’s is encouraging alumni, interested community members and those in child related businesses to come and read a book or two!

Feel free to dress up, wear a hat, bring a puppet or a prop! Advertise your company to over 150 school and staff families and at the same time help our preschool reach their reading and pledge goals. As a 501c3 non-profit preschool, Maggie’s Morning School depends on donations and help from the community. Financial donation receipts will be provided for tax purposes.

Funds raised will be used for playground improvements.

Call the school at 352-8404 if you would like to participate.

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah private schools: Veritas Academy Open House (Feb. 18)

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Savannah Private Schools Veritas AcademyWhat is the plan for your child’s education this Fall? Do you have a child entering preschool this year? Or perhaps you have an older child and are thinking about a change?

Consider Veritas Academy! Veritas Academy is a family oriented Classical and Christian school located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district.

Veritas is a unique school where a gracious environment and joyful learning are combined with high standards and challenging academics; teaching students to think, speak, and write with excellence. As Veritas administrators say ”We seek to honor Christ in all we do.”

Come and visit Veritas for their Open House on Tuesday, February 18 at 9 am.

For an address and details, please visit veritassavannah.org or call 238-1222.

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, www.VeritasSavannah.org Veritas Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Open Registration for 2014-15 School Year at St. James Catholic School, Savannah (Feb. 18)

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

St. James Catholic School Savannah

For parents who want their children to attend  St. James Catholic School in Savannah: Open Registration is 9-11 AM Tues. Feb. 18. Come reserve your spot for next year.

Stay connected & informed about St. James Catholic School by liking them on Facebook here.
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Open Registration Tues Feb. 18 2014 9-11 AM
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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.

Savannah preschools: JEA Preschool Savannah is accepting enrollment for 2014-15

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Best Savannah PreschoolsDynamic new Savannah preschool, located at the Jewish Educational Alliance, is accepting enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year.

JEA Preschool Savannah , located at the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, serves children ages 16 months through 4 years. JEA Preschool Savannah is open to both JEA members and non members.

Please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215) or email preschool@savj.org for more information.

JEA Preschool Savannah was created to provide for the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The age-appropriate curriculum, led by qualified and experienced teachers, focuses on literacy, writing, math, science, music, art and movement all within newly renovated facilities at the JEA.

The dynamic preschool includes spacious classrooms and an innovative outdoor space where children can explore, interact with and connect to the environment. The children also have the opportunity for extracurricular activities which include swimming, Crossfit for Kids, and outdoor exploration. The school is centrally located with easy parking and affordable tuition.

The preschool’s core curriculum is Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children have the option of attending two, three or five days per week. Extended hours are available daily from as early as 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. to serve the needs of working families. JEA Preschool Savannah is open to both JEA members and non members.

About JEA Preschool Savannah
JEA Preschool Savannah, located in the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, 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, led by qualified and experienced teachers, is Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Extended hours are available daily, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215), email preschool@savj.org or click here .

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Applications available March 19 2014 for FREE pre-K lottery for Savannah-Chatham public schools

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

pre-K lottery savannah public schoolsLet the anxiety begin.

Applications for the 2014-2015 school year for state-funded FREE Pre-K at Savannah-Chatham public schools will be available online and at the Pre-K school sites on March 19, 2014. The deadline to submit the application is April 4, 2014.The Lottery will be held electronically on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

The FREE Georgia pre-k program is a full-day program available at some public and private schools. Some of the programs don’t have enough spaces for all those who want to attend.

To participate in the Pre-K Program at Savannah-Chatham public schools, children must be four years of age* on or before September 1, 2014, and must be a resident of Chatham County.

In order to apply for the lottery, parents must provide the following documentation to the school prior to the April 4, 2014 deadline:

Proof of Residence (current gas, water, electric bill, or lease)
Certified Birth Certificate

*Five-year-old children who have not previously attended the Pre-K program and who have developmental delays that impact their readiness for school may also enroll at the request of their parents.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOL PRE-K APPLICATION, LOTTERY & REGISTRATION, CLICK HERE.

(Some private childcare facilities also offer the free, state-funded pre-K program including Maggies’ Morning School, Savannah Youth University, Candler’s The Children’s House, and YMCA Childcare Plus: but have a different application process. If you’re interested in a private child care that has it, call the school to find out when their applications are due. Many are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration for pre-K at Maggie’s Morning School started Feb. 3. Details here.  )

Registration for FREE State-Funded Pre-K for 2014-15 starts Mon. Feb. 3 @ Maggie’s Morning School, Savannah

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

free state-funded pre-K in Savannah for 2014-15 Maggie's Morning SchoolMaggie’s Morning School in Savannah will begin open registration for the 2014-2015 school year on February 3rd, 2014.

Maggie’s Morning School will NOT have a weekend open house for the BFTS (lottery state funded) Pre-K program as in the past. Instead, parents may register any time beginning on Monday February 3rd. Please note, this is popular preschool and registration is taken on a first come first served basis. So if you want your child to attend, register as early as possible.

Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 for the Pre-K. Required documents include proof of birth and proof of residence; registrations will not be accepted without both documents.

Maggie’s Morning School is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For the school year, Maggie’s serves children ages 18 months (by Sept 1) through 3 classes of State-Funded (FREE) Pre-K. Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers part-time preschool for 4-year-olds.

Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here. Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org, On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Registration for FREE State-Funded Pre-K for 2014-15 starts Feb. 3 @ Maggie’s Morning School, Savannah

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

free state-funded pre-K in Savannah for 2014-15 Maggie's Morning SchoolMaggie’s Morning School in Savannah will begin open registration for the 2014-2015 school year on February 3rd, 2014.

Maggie’s Morning School will NOT have a weekend open house for the BFTS (lottery state funded) Pre-K program as in the past. Instead, parents may register any time beginning on Monday February 3rd. Please note, this is popular preschool and registration is taken on a first come first served basis. So if you want your child to attend, register as early as possible.

Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 for the Pre-K. Required documents include proof of birth and proof of residence; registrations will not be accepted without both documents.

Maggie’s Morning School is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For the school year, Maggie’s serves children ages 18 months (by Sept 1) through 3 classes of State-Funded (FREE) Pre-K. Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers part-time preschool for 4-year-olds.

Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here. Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: Open House at St. James Catholic School, 1/26, Savannah

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

catholic school open house savannah 2014You’re invited to an Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah this Sun. Jan. 26.

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 Sun. Jan. 26 2014 Sunday 8:30 AM-1 PM

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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.

You’re invited: Open House at St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island (Jan. 26)

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

St. Andrew's only Savannah private school named one of most challenging schools in the U.S.

St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island invites you to their ONLY All-School Open House event of the 2014-2015 application year at 1:30 PM Jan. 26.

St. Andrew’s is Savannah’s only independent, college-preparatory school with Apple Distinguished School status for three years running; partnered with Thrive Cafe, Savannah’s only green-certified restaurant for healthy lunches; and recognized as an International Baccalaureate World School for focus on global competency.

Here are some other features to consider:
> As one of the Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools, students have early placements this year to University of Georgia, Yale, Colorado, and the United States Naval Academy.
> There are no more than two classrooms per grade in lower school with a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, and fifth graders are part of the middle school program.
> The three year old and four year old kindergartens have a curriculum that includes a literacy specialist, mathematics and science specialist, art specialist, music specialist, and physical education specialist. World language in the form of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish are also part of lower school.
> A community garden managed by lower schoolers is integrated into the curriculum and supplies food for the dining hall this year in the innovative Farm to Table philosophy.
> Bussing from Southbridge communities and Skidaway communities through both downtown and Isle of Hope provide access for families to the “only independent school on the islands!”
> A robust scholarship and financial aid program makes the experience available to countless mission-appropriate families seeking the best for their child.

The school is intentionally sized at no more than 500 students. As other schools in the region grow for growth’s sake, St. Andrew’s remains committed to the most important factor in education–the relationship between the teacher and student. School administrators pledge to be an environment where every child is known and valued–a personalized educational experience.

Come to the open house Sunday to hear St. Andrew’s parents, teachers, and students share their stories.

For admission information, visit www.saintschool.net/admissions . For academic information, visit www.saintschool.com

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

You’re invited: 2014 Annual Pre-school/School/Homeschooling Fair, Pooler

Monday, January 13th, 2014

MOPS in Pooler, SavannahThe Pooler MOPS will be hosting their Annual Pre-school/School/Homeschooling Fair on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, from 9:30 – 11:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Pooler.

If a family is looking for education options for their little ones in the Savannah/Pooler/Rincon area, this is the event to attend. The following schools/organizations have confirmed plans to attend: Veritas Academy, The Habersham School, First Steps in Rincon, Risen Savior, Savannah Classical Academy, The Learning Treehouse in Rincon, a public school representative for answering questions about the lottery and the public school options, Jewish Educational Alliance, Babies Can’t Wait(Early Intervention program), Teach Right, Calvary, Scottish Rite Center at Armstrong, Classical Conversations homeschool group and more! There is going to be a representative from the Savannah-Chatham public school system.

This school fair is open to the public. You do not have to be a MOPS member to attend.

For more information about the Pooler MOPS Fair, check the Pooler MOPS Facebook page by clicking here or contact Christine Darulla at poolermops@gmail.com .

JEA Preschool Savannah to Host Open House, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 9:30am

Monday, January 6th, 2014

JEA preschool open house Savannah preschools Dynamic new Savannah preschool, located at the Jewish Educational Alliance, is accepting enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year.

JEA Preschool Savannah will host an Open House for prospective and enrolled parents and caregivers on Wednesday, January 15 beginning at 9:30am.The new preschool, located at the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, serves children ages 16 months through 4 years.

During the event, parents will have an opportunity to meet preschool director Jodi Sadler and the faculty, as well see the classrooms in session. Please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215) or email preschool@savj.org  for more information.

JEA Preschool Savannah was created to provide for the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The age-appropriate curriculum, led by qualified and experienced teachers, focuses on literacy, writing, math, science, music, art and movement all within newly renovated facilities at the JEA.

“I am truly excited about the success of our program and its future,” said Sadler, director of JEA Preschool Savannah. “When parents and children walk into the school, I believe they see and feel two things: love and security. I know that the quality of the program, excellence of the facilities, and perfect location makes this one of the most attractive and vibrant programs in the area.”

The dynamic preschool includes spacious classrooms and an innovative outdoor space where children can explore, interact with and connect to the environment. The children also have the opportunity for extracurricular activities which include swimming, Crossfit for Kids, and outdoor exploration. The school is centrally located with easy parking and affordable tuition.

The preschool’s core curriculum is Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children have the option of attending two, three or five days per week. Extended hours are available daily from as early as 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. to serve the needs of working families. JEA Preschool Savannah is open to both JEA members and non members.

About JEA Preschool Savannah
JEA Preschool Savannah, located in the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, 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, led by qualified and experienced teachers, is Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Extended hours are available daily, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215), email preschool@savj.org  or visit www.savannahjea.org .

JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Looking for a private school offering a classical education? Visit Veritas Academy in Savannah

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Savannah Private Schools Veritas Academy Veritas Academy, meeting in the heart of the Savannah historic district, is committed to providing a Christ-centered, classical and covenantal Pre-K through 12th grade education. “That in everything Christ might be preeminent.” (Colossians 1:18) –Even, and especially, in the hearts and minds of our children.

Mission: The mission of Veritas Academy is to assist parents in teaching their children to think, speak, and act Christianly, and to seek, discern, and apply Truth all their lives by providing an education of excellence that is Christ-centered, classical, and covenantal.

Veritas Visits: Please drop by to observe classrooms, meet teachers, review curriculum, ask questions and get answers! For more information please contact Veritas Academy at 912-238-1222 or visit www.VeritasSavannah.org .

Veritas Visits

9:00-10:00 am

Tuesdays, January 7 & 21, 2014

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, www.VeritasSavannah.org Veritas Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: Savannah Classical Academy Open House for the 2014-15 school year, 12/10

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Savannah Classical Academy Open House December 2013

Looking for a private school offering a classical education? Visit Veritas Academy in Savannah

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Savannah Private Schools Veritas Academy Veritas Academy, meeting in the heart of the Savannah historic district, is committed to providing a Christ-centered, classical and covenantal Pre-K through 12th grade education. “That in everything Christ might be preeminent.” (Colossians 1:18) –Even, and especially, in the hearts and minds of our children.

Mission: The mission of Veritas Academy is to assist parents in teaching their children to think, speak, and act Christianly, and to seek, discern, and apply Truth all their lives by providing an education of excellence that is Christ-centered, classical, and covenantal.

Veritas Visits: Please drop by to observe classrooms, meet teachers, review curriculum, ask questions and get answers! For more information please contact Veritas Academy at 912-238-1222 or visit www.VeritasSavannah.org .

Veritas Visits

9:00-10:00 am

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesdays, January 7 & 21, 2014

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, www.VeritasSavannah.org Veritas Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Maggie’s Morning School McTeacher’s Night, 11/19, Savannah

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Free State-Funded Pre-K in Savannah: Maggie's Morning SchoolYou’re invited to Maggie’s Morning School McTeacher’s Night” @ McDonald’s on Eisenhower and Waters in Savannah.
Tuesday, November 19
5-8 p.m.
The  3rd annual McDonald’s McTeachers Night will include facepainting, a play space, and raffle prizes! 20% of all sales between 5 and 8pm are donated to Maggie’s Morning School. Kids can see their teachers work the counter & visit with other families.

Maggie’s Morning School is a NAEYC accredited private, non-profit pre-school at 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405.

Mission Maggie’s Morning School provides a developmentally appropriate, quality learning experience for a diverse student body in a safe, creative, and nurturing environment. The focus is on the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each and every child through hands on activities and support by working together with families, well-trained teachers, and community resources.

Description Maggie’s Morning School has been serving Savannah since 1982. The school has 2, 3, and 5 half day and full day programs for children 18 months (by Sept. 1) through age four, and the Bright From the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Pre-Kindergarten program. Maggie’s provides an exceptional and unique learning environment in order to facilitate social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in each child.

For the school year, Maggie’s serves children ages 18 months (by Sept 1) through 3 classes of State-Funded (FREE) Pre-K. Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers part-time preschool for 4-year-olds.

Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here. Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: Slow-cooked, farm-to-table Harvest Dinner prepared by Thrive Cafe at St. Andrew’s School

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

St. Andrew's only Savannah private school named one of most challenging schools in the U.S.

Harvest Dinner @  St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island

Friday, November 22
6:00 PM

Eat In or Take Out

$15/person

Chicken Tetrazzini, Veggies & Dessert

(Vegetarian Available)

St. Andrew’s new dining partner, Thrive Cafe, is preparing a slow cooked, farm to table meal with dessert provided by Rainy Day Bakery. Entertainment by St. Andrew’s student vocalists. All proceeds to benefit Children Inspiring Hope, a non-profit founded by St. Andrew’s Alum, Amy Gaylor, which seeks to help students develop intercultural understandings and respect through school partnerships in the United States and Ghana. Learn more at http://www.childreninspiringhope.org

Reserve your spot for dinner online by clicking here.

Thrive Café provides all student & faculty meals at St. Andrew’s School, a private independent school. The partnership is designed to bring healthy, affordable food to the Pre K – Grade 12 school on a daily basis.

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

Savannah private schools: Open House at St. Andrew’s School, Savannah, 1/26/14

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

St. Andrew's only Savannah private school named one of most challenging schools in the U.S.

Come find out all that St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island has to offer your child.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

OPEN HOUSE for Prospective Families

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

St. Andrew’s School

Pre-K 3 through Grade 12

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

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah receives the Apple Distinguished Award

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Best Private Schools in Savannah It’s official!

St. Andrew’s School – Savannah, GA received the Apple Distinguished Award this month for the 2012-13 school year.

Approximately 42 private schools in the nation were given this designation based on innovation, leadership and educational excellence.

Congrats to the entire St. Andrew’s community!

St. Andrew’s, a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent school, is located on Wilmington Island. For more information on the Savannah private International Baccalaureate World School visit www.saintschool.com

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

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

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Savannah Schools: St. James Fall 2013 Open House

You’re invited to an upcoming Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah .

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 Nov. 5, Tuesday 9:30 pm

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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.

Little Lambs Fall 2013 Consignment Sale, 10/25 & 10/26, Savannah

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Children Consignment sales in Savannah

Don’t miss the Little Lambs Consignment Sale this Friday & Saturday Oct. 25-26 benefitting First Presbyterian Preschool on Washington Avenue in Savannah’s Ardsley Park.

Sale items include FALL/WINTER clothing (sizes NB to 14) and other children’s items including shoes, accessories, bedding, art work, baby necessities, maternity clothing and more!

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Sale location
First Presbyterian Church
520 Washington Avenue
Savannah, GA

Sale dates
Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 PM– Preview sale for volunteers and sellers only
Sale opens to the public Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 2013.

9 AM-2 PM, 5:30-7:30 PM Fri. Oct. 25

9 AM -Noon Sat. Oct. 26

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What every early childhood parent should know: Tips for Encouraging Early Literacy from St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Monday, October 21st, 2013

St. Andrew's School private schools on the coast, SavannahThis sounds like something not to be missed for those of us with beginning readers: a free presentation on “What every early childhood parent should know about how to encourage early literacy”.

When: Fri. Nov. 1, 9:15 AM Coffee with Meet and Greet; 10 AM Presentation.

Where: St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah (Wilmington Island) 31410

About the presenter:

Tricia Yates is a prekindergarten teacher and literacy leaders at St. Andrew’s School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary and early childhood education, a master’s degree in reading and has 18 years of experience as a Title 1 Reading Coordinator working with early childhood through 12th grade students.

This informative session will focus on an overview of literacy development in early childhood, including resources and strategies to give your child the building blocks to develop strong reading skills and a love for literacy.

RSVP to Christine Sapp, email sappc@saintschool.com or call 912.897.4941 ext 400.

St. Andrew’s, a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent school, is located on Wilmington Island. For more information on the Savannah private International Baccalaureate World School visit www.saintschool.com

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JEA Preschool Savannah to open a 2 day a week program for 16 month olds through 2 year olds

Monday, October 7th, 2013

JEA Preschool 2 day a week program SavannahDynamic new preschool, located at the Jewish Educational Alliance in Savannah

JEA Preschool Savannah will add a two day a week program for 16 month olds through two year olds on Tuesday and Thursday to its current preschool schedule. The new preschool, located at the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, opened its doors in August to serve young children and their families by providing premiere preschool programming.

JEA Preschool Savannah was created to provide for the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The age-appropriate curriculum, led by qualified and experienced teachers, will focus on literacy, writing, math, science, music, art and movement all within the special facilities of the JEA.

The dynamic preschool includes spacious classrooms and an innovative outdoor space where children can explore, interact with and connect to the environment. The preschool’s core curriculum will be available Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Extended hours are available daily as early as 7 a.m. and until 6 p.m. to serve the needs of working families. JEA Preschool Savannah is open to both JEA members and non members.

About JEA Preschool Savannah
JEA Preschool Savannah, located in the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, 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, led by qualified and experienced teachers, is available Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Extended hours are available daily from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 228), email preschool@savj.org or visit www.savannahjea.org.

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BP-GOAL Scholarship enables qualifying students to attend Georgia private schools like St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Monday, October 7th, 2013
BP-GOAL Scholarships available in Savannah

Mr. Chuck Moore (BP Representative), Dyann Hunter and her son Malcolm Williams-Green, Super Bowl Champ Hubert Ginn and Sara Rubinstein (St. Andrew’s Upper School Head)

We here at SouthernMamas.com often hear from parents looking for an alternative to Savannah-Chatham public schools for their children. Here’s one way that qualifying students can attend local private schools: the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program.

This month, Malcolm Williams-Green was awarded a BP-GOAL Scholarship to attend St. Andrew’s School for the 2013-2014 school year.

“We are thrilled to have Malcolm join the St. Andrew’s community,” said Mark Toth, Head of School. “I am confident that St. Andrew’s will provide the perfect setting for Malcolm to pursue his dream of attaining a strong academic foundation.”

The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program’s BP-GOAL Scholars Fund awarded 30 scholarships, enabling qualifying students to attend Georgia private schools for the 2013-2014 academic year. BP and its Castrol subsidiary, longtime education supporters, initiated this scholarship program in connection with Georgia GOAL in 2012, to provide Georgia parents with more options for the education of their children.

Each award amount is based on the tuition rate at the student’s chosen private school and his/her family’s demonstrated need. To be eligible to apply, applicants had to be enrolled in a Georgia public school, have income no more than 2 times the poverty guideline and have been accepted and sponsored by a qualified Georgia private school.

This year’s BP-GOAL scholarship recipients are from areas in Georgia where BP and its subsidiary Castrol do business. Additionally, the scholarship recipients demonstrate drive, motivation and strengths in math, science and technologies important to the energy industry.

Lisa Kelly, Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program president said, “It is important for students to have the option of a private school that fits their needs if they can’t achieve their full potential in their local public school. The Georgia legislature created this opportunity to improve educational outcomes and to allow families to put their children on paths to success.”

Kelly explained that the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program is the state’s leading student scholarship organization. Providing children throughout the Peach State with Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning (“GOAL”), the program has awarded close to 10,000 scholarships totaling more than $34 million since 2008.

For more info on the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, click here.

St. Andrew’s, a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent school, is located on Wilmington Island. For more information on the Savannah private International Baccalaureate World School visit www.saintschool.com

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St. Andrew’s School teachers pick their favorite educational iPad apps for children

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Best educational iPad games apps for children Savannah

Dr. Kelley Waldron, Lower School Head

St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island has many features that we love. One that really makes us swoon here at SouthernMamas.com is how cleverly the school incorporates technology into the classroom. Which is why it wasn’t surprising last school year when St. Andrew’s was named Apple Distinguished School for the 2012-13 academic year for its use of the iPad and Apple technology as tools to create a relevant and engaging school experience for its students.

The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that excel in areas of innovation, leadership and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s shared vision of exemplary learning environments.

St. Andrew’s has implemented iPad usage for all of its students, pre-K through 12th-grade.

As Dr. Kelley Waldron, Lower School Head, said:
“The iPad is never a replacement for best practices or seen as the curriculum- it is a tool in the classroom. The value of this tool is that it allows teachers to differentiate instruction by offering extra challenge to a student ready to move on, or reinforcement of a skill or concept for a student who needs the extra time to understand and master it. The best apps engage students in variety of learning modalities- asking them to solve problems, kinesthetically move letters or numbers, engage creatively with the content, and work in a self-paced fashion.”

So we asked St. Andrew’s teachers to share some of the top apps they love. Here are their picks:

BB Magic Apps – Teach basic phonics, right to left reading and spelling, blending and sight words

Endless Alphabet App– Educational and entertaining at the same time

Tally Tots App – A counting app that offers 20 different activities

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 the Pre-K 3 through Grade Twelve school, visit www.saintschool.com  or call 912.897.4941.

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Well-established First Christian Church Preschool in Savannah serves ages 15 mths-4 years old & offers preschoolers a Spanish program

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Savannah Preschools: First Christian Preschool Looking for a Savannah preschool for next fall that has a proven history as a well-established, quality preschool? Check out First Christian Church Preschool, which was formed in 1952 by Carolyn S. Jordan and has been in continuous operation since that date.

The preschool – located on Victory Drive in the Savannah’s Ardsley Park –  now serves 15 mths to 4-year-old children and is in session from 9AM to noon Monday through Friday. First Christian Church members receive a 25% discount on tuition.

First Christian Preschool provides an environment that is warm and welcoming so that your child will feel safe and comfortable. Classrooms are bright and inviting so your child will be excited about learning and will be prepared for kindergarten. Most of all, your child will have a lot of fun and be involved in meaningful play. Play is a child’s “work” and it is through play that a child learns to be social, to solve problems, to be independent and to be creative.

Savannah preschools: First Christian Preschool in Ardsley ParkThe preschool employs the Unit Approach Curriculum. It is designed to meet appropriate skill levels for each age group.

The school offers a Spanish program called !Hola! as part of the curriculum for the 3 and 4-year-olds . Music is incorporated into daily activities in the classrooms

Children participate in two school-wide programs, one at Christmas and an end-of-the-year program. Newsletters, a fund raiser, carpool and lunch bunch, and early birds are other activities that are a part of the preschool program.

Some of the activities all of students participate in are:
Fall Festival
School Wide Pajama Party
Dessert with Daddy
Mother’s Day Tea
Graduation Program
Friday Morning Music

The preschool includes Christian principles in its program, teaching the children the Christian values of loving, sharing, being kind to one another

Visitors are welcome. First Christian Preschool staff  look forward to meeting you and your children.

For more information, please call Mrs. Sarah Marquez at 912-234-3149 or email firstchristianpreschool@yahoo.com

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Open House @ Whitemarsh Day School, which offers a new half-day preschool this fall, Savannah

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Preschools on Wilmington Island, Whitemarsh (Savannah preschools)Looking for a preschool near Wilmington Island? Come to the Open House @ Whitemarsh Day School - which offers a hands on approach to early learning – on August 29th from 5-6pm.

If you are interested in joining the school family at Whitemarsh Day School, the preschool is enrolling new students now. The school has a few openings for their new half day preschool in the fall.  Their school year starts Tuesday, September 3 2013.

For more information on Whitemarsh Day School, check out their home page by clicking here or send an email.

Whitemarsh Day School is a preschool for ages 2-5 during the school year and 2-6 during Summer Camps. The new Whitemarsh preschool is located at 104 Penrose Dr. Savannah GA 31410

For information regarding the school please contact Miranda Maher at 912-659-8185

About Whitemarsh Day School
Whitemarsh Day School fosters a child’s sense of curiosity and imagination and provides a stimulating, safe, and fun environment for all our children. You’ll feel confident your child is being taken care of when you can’t be with him or her. Here are some of the fun activities and educational lessons your child will enjoy at our school:
Story time and sing-a-longs
Activities that teach through play and exploring the world around us
center choice time both inside and outdoors
Nutritious snacks
Letter recognition and writing
Circle time for sharing
Independent playtime
Pre-reading and beginning math
Work on large and small motor skill development
One-on-one time with teacher on a daily basis for progress assessment

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