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End of Season Clearance Sale @ Petite Feet, Savannah’s children’s shoe & accessories store

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

PETITE FEET

END OF SEASON FINAL CLEARANCE SALE

BUY ONE PAIR SHOES OR BOOTS AT 25% OFF

AND GET 40% OFF EACH ADDITIONAL PAIR

SELECTED ACCESSORIES 25% OFF

Sale Ends Feb. 2, 2013

Petite Feet, 5521 Abercorn Street, Savannah, 31405, www.petitefeetsavannah.com, Petite Feet is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah-Chatham Public Schools FREE Pre-K Lottery Info for 2013-14 Application Process

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Let the nail-biting begin.

Pre-K Lottery Applications for the 2013-2014 school year at Savannah-Chatham public schools will be available at Savannah-Chatham school sites and online on February 25, 2013. The deadline to submit the application is March 22, 2013.

The FREE Georgia pre-k program is a full-day program available at some public and private schools.

To participate in the Pre-K Program, children must be four years of age* on or before September 1, 2013, 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 March 22, 2013 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.

Registration

After your child is selected in the lottery, you will have until 5/3/2013 to register your child. After that date, schools begin calling children from the Wait List.

If your child is on the Wait List and you are contacted about an open space, you will have 48 hours to register your child. After that time, schools call the next child on the Wait List.

Parents must provide the following documentation at registration:

Proof of Residence (current gas, water, electric bill, or lease)
Certified Birth Certificate
GA Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231)
GA Ear, Eye and Dental Certificate (EED)
Social Security Card
IF APPLICABLE, proof of the following: (food stamps, SSI, Medicaid, TANF, Peachcare for Kids)

For a list of pre-K sites @ Savannah-Chatham public schools, click here.

Pre-K classes @ Savannah-Chatham public schools

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has 59 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes with additional classes at Coastal Empire Montessori. The Pre-Kindergarten program provides services to age eligible four year olds (must be four years of age on or before September 1 of the school year) residing in Chatham County. Our program provides a full day (6.5 hours) of appropriate instructional services to students for the regular school calendar year. The purpose of the Pre-K Program is school readiness and transition to Kindergarten for success in later school years.

With the exception of our two Montessori schools, all of our classes use the High Scope Curriculum. All teachers are certified with at least a four-year degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education. Teachers provide instructional activities and learning experiences in the areas of language/literacy, math, art, science, social studies and creative expressions. There is a minimum of 5.0 hours of instruction per day. The remaining hours (1.5) of the instructional day includes rest/nap, meals and outside play. Field trips are an integral part of the Pre-K experience.

A maximum of twenty-two (22) students receive services in each class. More information about the Georgia Lottery funded Pre-kindergarten Program can be obtained by going to www.decal.ga.gov .

For more info contact:
Mrs. LaWanda Ransom
Project Director, Pre-Kindergarten
208 Bull Street, Room 210
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone: (912) 395-1154
Fax: (912) 201-4166
Email: lawanda.ransom@sccpss.com

Private schools also offer the free pre-K program including Maggies’ Morning School, Savannah Youth University, Candler’s  The Children’s House, and  YMCA Childcare Plus: but many 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.

 

Auditions for A Year with Frog & Toad @ Savannah Children’s Theatre, open to 2nd grade-adults

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

AUDITIONS FOR SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S THEATRE show: Main Stage production of “A Year with Frog & Toad” open to 2nd grade-adults, Feb. 25 & 26 @ 7 PM. Show dates: June 1-16.

Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Drive at the corner of Skidaway Road & Victory Drive next to Piggly Wiggly, Savannah, 31404, (912)238-9015 email info@savannahchildrenstheatre.org , www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org

You’re invited: Scribble Art Studio Grand Opening & Valentine’s themed Art Show in Pooler, Feb. 9

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

 

 

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes for kids in Pooler & Savannah, call 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com .

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, adult art parties. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates . For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

You’re invited: Youth Art Exhibition, Feb. 4-March 1, Savannah

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

We love Willy Wonka musical @ Savannah Children’s Theatre, Feb. 1-3

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

We checked out the Willy Wonka musical @ Savannah Children’s Theatre this past wknd & fell in love!

You & your kids will be so jazzed to see that the talented folks at Savannah Children’s Theatre are able to colorfully depict how each of the little visitors to the chocolate factory meet their funny fates. Kudos to the set design & construction crew.

Actors Christopher Blaire (Willy Wonka), Chris Bass (The Candy Man), Finn Repella (Mike Teavee) &  Emily Browne (Veruca Salt) & Len James (Mr. Salt) steal the show!

The show features local adult actors along with SCT kids. SCT musicians provide live music for this Main Stage production.

Willy Wonka,” magically delicious mainstage production, Jan 25-27 & Feb 1-3 2013. Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sat & Sun at 3 pm.

UPCOMING AUDITIONS FOR SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S THEATRE shows: Main Stage production of “A Year with Frog & Toad” open to 2nd grade-adults, Feb. 25 & 26 @ 7 PM. Show dates: June 1-16.

Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Drive at the corner of Skidaway Road & Victory Drive next to Piggly Wiggly, Savannah, 31404, (912)238-9015 email info@savannahchildrenstheatre.org , www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Two Times for Toddler Tuesday programs @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The popular & educational Toddler Tuesday program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center is back to two times. The class will be offered from 10-10:45 AM and again from 11-11:45 AM.

Toddler Tuesdays is a fun weekly program that celebrates nature @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410.

At Toddler Tuesday, children & their parents/caretakers experience nature through themed activities including live animal encounters, wildlife nature walks, storytelling, songs, interactive finger-play & crafts.

Oatland’s naturalist Michelle Kelly leads these exciting & educational sessions.

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Pre-registration required. Call 395-1500

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees: General: $5 per child $5 per adult Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

TODDLER TUESDAY THEMES
January to March 2013

January 29th, 2013: Alligator
It’s an all-included Alligator gathering! The alligator is my friend. He can be yours too…if you join me for Toddler Tuesday on this day.

February 5th, 2013: Indigo Snake
It is the year of the Snake in Chinese Culture. Come to Toddler Tuesday and celebrate the New Year with our honorary serpentine friend Bella.

February 12th, 2013: Honey Bees
We are sure to have a sweet time learning about these magnificent pollinators. We’ll make a craft and then make a bee line straight to the hives to see the bee dance in action. Warning, you may have to bee-have!

February 19th, 2013: Bovine Birthday Bash
Mooo- ve on over to Oatland for this Toddler Tuesday– It’s Sapphire the cow’s birthday! We’ll sing songs, roll play and stroll over to shower Sapphire with birthday love.

February 26th, 2013: Dolphin Discovery
Did you know that dolphin call each other by name? Come to this program and we’ll make a splash learning amazing facts about these highly intelligent creatures that are so common along the GA coast.

March 5th, 2013: Sing, Sing a Songbird
You don’t want to miss this Toddler Tuesday. We are learning all about nature’s best singers, the songbirds. We’ll sing a few songs ourselves then take the class outside and hear these spring time serenades first hand!

March 12th, 2013: ‘Possum Party!
You are cordially invited to Petunia the ‘Possum’s 2nd birthday party. We’ll lean about Possums and celebrate her birthday Toddler Tuesday style. It’s a birthday bash you won’t want to miss.

March 19th 2013: Sheep to Shawl
Baa baa black sheep gonna’ sheer your wool…for the sheep to shawl festival coming up the weekend after this TT. We’ll get an early start studying these wooly creatures. Bring your strollers because we are heading over to the barn to give our very own Dottie a sheep treat.

March 26th, 2013: Rabbit Rendez-vous
What Oatland animal loves the springtime? You’ll have rabbits on your mind during this holiday time; so why not have one in the classroom? We have a warm and fuzzy time learning about these lovely little lagomorphs, so hop on over to Oatland for this TT event.

More to come in Spring 2013. Stay tuned.

New Fri. Jan. 25 morning circus show added; SouthernMamas discount code for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey© FULLY CHARGED, Gold Edition Circus

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey© FULLY CHARGED, Gold Edition just added a a 10AM performance on Friday Jan 25. This is perfect for stay at home moms with kids not in school yet. VIP seats available too!

The circus will be at the Savannah Civic Center Jan. 23-27 2013.
Showtimes are:
SHOW 1 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:30 PM
SHOW 2 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:30 PM
SHOW 3 Fri, 25 Jan. 2013 10 AM (newly added show)
SHOW 4 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 07:30 PM
SHOW 5 Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:00 AM
SHOW 6 Sat, 26 Jan 2013 03:00 PM
SHOW 7 Sat, 26 Jan 2013 07:00 PM
SHOW 8 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 01:30 PM
SHOW 9 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 05:30 PM

SouthernMamas.com discount: Discount code to receive a 20% discount off of adult Tickets. Not valid on opening night or VIP and Premium seating. Restrictions and fees may apply. Please use code MAMA to receive savings. Buy tickets online at Ringling.com, etix.com, Savannah Civic Center Box Office or call 912-651-6556.

Be a part of circus history as The Greatest Show On Earth® harnesses the energy of the audience to power the performers. Witness superhuman stunts so close, you can FEEL it! Experience the excitement as Ringling Bros.® transforms energy and power into megawatts of thrills. Imaginations ignite for children of all ages with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey© is proud to present FULLY CHARGED, Gold Edition.

Congratulations to our winners of our giveaway of family four packs of tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey© FULLY CHARGED, Gold Edition,: Amanda Smith Bickston, Ashley Waldvogel Gaddy, Christine Horton-Dobson, Haley Marie Quinn, Meg Karacostas Lego. They each won four ticket vouchers to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® circus in Savannah.

Nifty Fifty: 50% off frozen yogurt Sunday, Jan. 20 from 2-2:50 PM @ Lovin’ Spoons

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Lovin’ Spoons second  “Nifty Fifty” of the weekend will be Sunday Jan. 20 2-2:50PM. That’s right, before football, come ‘n get it and say “Nifty Fifty!” at the register for 50% off! ALL 4 STORES! Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Comment on the Lovin Spoons Facebook page.

Lovin’ Spoons FroYo offers 12 ever changing flavors, over 40 fresh toppings, hot syrups served up with a groovy 70s vibe at stores in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill and Bluffton.

Local store locations:

Savannah Savannah Centre by Toys R Us on Eisenhower Drive 912-355-2723

Pooler Pooler Marketplace by Publix 912-748-1444

Richmond Hill 60 Exchange St. 912-459-1490

Bluffton 95 Towne Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910 843.837.5683

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10pm

Lovin Spoons, 912.355.2723, email info@lovinspoons.com , www.lovinspoons.com, Lovin’ Spoons is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

Favorite Roadtrips to Kid-Friendly Spots Near Savannah

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Here are our favorite picks for nearby spots outside of Savannah that are well worth the trip:

 

1. Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Is., Ga Hours, admission rates, directions and more details here.

2. South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Harbor , S.C. . Hours, daily events, admission rates & specials here. Pair your visit to the aquarium with a visit to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Charleston, S.C. See No. 3 below.

3. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Charleston, S.C. . Hours, exhibits, admission rates & more details here. Pair your visit to the museum with a visit to the South Carolina Aquarium, in Charleston. See No. 2 above.

4. Museum of Science & History (MOSH) & The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Jacksonville, Fla. . Hours, daily Planetarium shows, upcoming special events, admission specials & more details here. Pair your visit to MOSH with a visit to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. See No. 5 below.

5. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Fla. Hours, January discounts, admission rates & more details here. Pair your visit to the zoo with a visit to the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) & The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. See No. 4 above.

6. Lawton Stables, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head. Is. S.C. (open everyday except Christmas) Lawton’s free animal farm includes goats, sheep, pot-bellied pigs, ponies, rabbits, a deer named Callie and a Clydesdale named Harley (who loves visitors bearing carrots and apples). Pony rides and horseback riding available for a fee. Details here. Pair your visit to Lawton with a visit to The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum.

7. The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is., S.C. . Details here.

8. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Columbia, S.C. Hours & admission rates here.  .

9. EdVenture Children’s Museum, Columbia, S.C. Hours & admission rates here.

NEW ADDITION

10. The Kazoo Factory museum tours, Beaufort, S.C. Hours & admission rates here. Pair your visit with a trip to the lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park. Details here. Or a stop at the u-pick farm Dempsey Farms to pick your own fresh veggies or fruits. Details here.

 

FREE Zumba Party and Fitness Festival

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Zumba Party and Fitness Festival @ Lake Mayer Park

10 AM-1 PM Sat. Jan. 19

Keep your New Year’s Resolutions!  Try Zumba, Pilates, Turbo Kick, Crossfit Training, the D1 Boot Camp, and Curvy Girl Boot Camp. Free healthy snacks to all participants. Sponsored by Chatham County Park Services.   Free and open to the public.

http://parks.chathamcounty.org/

912-898-3320

Savannah Children’s Museum Felt Festival

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Savannah Children’s Museum Felt Festival
Sat. Jan. 19 & Sun. Jan. 20 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Participants make neat crafts from recycled wool sweaters and basic knitting using toilet paper tubes and pencils. Story times for “little explorers” through “big explorers.” Museum admission

High Cotton Kids Spring 2013 Children’s Consignment Event set for Feb. 28-March 2, Savannah

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Savannah’s biggest children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids – is set for February 28-March 2 in the same great central Savannah location at 706 Mall Boulevard, Formerly Seeds of Faith Bookstore!

Come shop consignment at its finest. High Cotton Kids is THE place to save a lot of money, make a lot of money and have a great time doing both! This spring’s upscale resale shopping event will have thousands of high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local retailers.

Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price! There is something for everybody’s taste and budget from adorable smocked frocks to funky threads to even high cotton play clothes your kids will love to throw on all spring and summer.

Consignor registration will open soon! Clean out and cash in, consignors can receive 60-70% of their sales! High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items High Cotton Kids accepts and does not accept click here.

High Cotton Kids Consignment Event is sponsored by The Monogram Place & Robyn’s Nest , Spices Etc., Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Christine Hall Photography and J Paige.

Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook here.

Coastal Kids Market 2013 Spring Consignor Registration Now Open, Pooler

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Coastal Kids Market is in the midst of planning their best market ever!

You do not want to miss this popular seasonal upscale consignment sale so please go to their website by clicking here & click on the registration tab for clear instructions on how to become a consignor.

If you are new to consigning, just click on their consignor tab to get full details on how Coastal Kids Market works. Before you are through, make sure to check out the benefits of volunteering (be the first ones in the door!!) and select a check-in time to drop off your own stash! Volunteer registration spots will be opening soon too!

Coastal Kids Market survey from the Fall market told CKM that shoppers really want more BOYS esp size 5T and up, GIRLS size 6 and up, SMOCKED boutique brands, toys and outdoor toy. See the CKM Web site for details on what is acceptable and what is not so that you won’t go to extra trouble tagging items that they can’t accept.

SALE DATES & TIMES

Wednesday,March 6th,6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Preview Party)
Volunteer hour at 5:00pm & Charity Power 1/2 hour at 5:30pm)-details to come
Thursday, March 7th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Charity Hour 5:00 pm)
Friday, March 8th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 9th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (some items 50% off)-New extended hours!

Please check out CKM Facebook page frequently as you want to make sure you don’t miss any big announcements and giveaways! Also, please hover over the “Liked” button and click “Show in News Feed” to help CKM’s posts show up in your news feed.  Visit the CKM Facebook page here.

Coastal Kids Market, Upscale Spring 2013 Consignment Sale is March 6-9 , Pooler, GA, http://coastalkidsmarket.com/ (912) 655-4686, email contacts@coastalkidsmarket.com Coastal Coastal Kids Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Spring Session Discounts: Sarah Ayer Photography specializes in children and family portraits in Savannah and the Lowcountry

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Chances are you are already familiar with the beautiful high-quality portaits by Sarah Ayer Photography .

Which is why you’ll be as delighted as we were to find out that the popular natural light photographer, Sarah Ayer is offering the following discounts. Book today until Feb. 28 2013  for 10% off any session from March until the end of May 2013!

MORE DISCOUNTS: Mention SouthernMamas.com to receive an additional $5 off! So don’t forget to say SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Sarah Ayer specializes in children and family portraits.

Stay connected by liking the Sarah Ayer Photography on Facebook by clicking here.

Sarah Ayer Photography, www.sarahayerphotography.com  On Facebook here  Contact: sarahayerphotography@gmail.com   tel: 843-906-4527, Sarah Ayer Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

Valentines Minis @ Gigi’s Cupcakes, Savannah

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

How cute are these Valentines Minis?

12 for $20 or 24 for $39 @ Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah!

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is at 5521 Abercorn St., next to Petite Feet and across from the Publix Twelve Oaks Shopping Center.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah, 5521 Abercorn St, Suite 100,  912.349.2778 or email savannahga@gigiscupcakesusa.com , www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/savannahgeorgia. On Facebook here. Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is a SouthernMamas advertiser.