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Savannah public schools: Applications available Feb. 15 for free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2022-23

Friday, January 21st, 2022

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FREE Pre-K programs with Savannah-Chatham Public Schools, Application Process Feb. 15-March 4 2022

Pre-K applications for the 2022-23 school year for Savannah-Chatham public schools will be available from Feb. 15 to March 4, 2022. When completing the application, be prepared to submit your child’s birth certificate and proof of address in the application. Lottery notifications will be sent on April 6, 2022​

To participate in the Pre-K Program for School Year 22-23, children must be four years of age on or before September 1, 2022 and must be a resident of Chatham County. ​

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has 65 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes. The Pre-Kindergarten 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.

Learn more here. 

​​For additional information, please email: amanda.drought@sccpss.com

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Find info on 2022-23 admissions for K-12th Savannah-Chatham public school choice/lottery program here. 

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FREE Pre-K programs @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia including Habersham & West Chatham branches 

Starting in March, YMCA of Coastal Georgia will have pre-K spots open across the region, particularly at the Habersham and West Chatham locations.

Parents can find out more and register here.

Kids’ Gym in Savannah: Tiny Tots Play Time @ Summit Gymnastics

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

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Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah will be only offered on the first Tuesday of every month starting in February 2022.

Tiny Tots is for children ages 5 & younger & their caregivers.

Kids can enjoy trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams & more.

Tiny Tots Playtime
9:30-11AM first Tuesday of every month
Call ahead to confirm: 912.921.1034
$5 per child (Cash only)
For ages 5 & younger

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertise

Savannah private schools: Visit Savannah Christian Preparatory School (PreK-12th grade)

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Savannah CHristian Preparatory School open house 2022 schools private

School searching in Savannah? Visit Savannah Christian Preparatory School, an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school, during a Welcome Home Wednesday open house.

Welcome Home Wednesdays

Open House 2022: Feb. 9 
9:30AM
Reservations are required.
Register for Welcome Home Wednesdays online here.
For more information on this event or admissions at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, please email Kathi Strickland, Director of Family Relations, at kstrickland@savcps.com or call the admissions office at 912.629.5544.

Register online here. 

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Help fund Oatland Island Wildlife Center @ Mardi Gras Golf Scramble 2022

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Mardi Gras Golf Scramble Oatland Island benefit 2022

Join Friends of Oatland @ a Fat Tuesday Golf Scramble to benefit Oatland Island Wildife Center, March 1, 2022 @ The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

Scramble (teams of 4) at @ The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island, Savannah.
11:30AM Lunch + 12:30PM Shotgun Start

Funds raised benefit Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.
Your support is needed.

Join Friends of Oatland Island as a sponsor, as a team, or by donating an auction item. Teams fill up quickly, so don’t wait.

Help make this year’s tournament the best one yet.

Registration information can be found here.

20 percent of Savannah-Chatham public school students were COVID quarantined week ending Jan. 14

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Savannah schools public positive cases thousands

Savannah public schools positive COVID The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) reports 1038 students tested positive for COVID-19 and 7,074 are quarantined as of the week ending Jan. 14 2022.

With the addition of the area’s five charter schools, those numbers rise to 1123 testing positive and 7,335 quarantined.

That means 3% of all students tested positive for COVID-19 and 20% are quarantined.

SCCPSS reports 385 staff members were infected and 460 are quarantined.

Savannah Homeschool Art Classes for ages 6-12

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Homeschool art classes Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Learn, create, and have fun in this Savannah Cultural Arts Center 4-week art series prepared for home schooled students!

Each session will offer a different creative and educational activity to foster artistic expression.

For ages 6 to 12. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun for free.

Mondays 11AM-Noon. Class dates are January 24 and 31, and February 12 and 28 2022.

Register today: savannahga.gov/artsclasses

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Winter 2022 Kids’ Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Scribble Art Studio Savannah classes kids youth

 

Time to sign up your child for Scribble Art Studio in Savannah’s popular after school art classes for ages 5 and older as well as their Portfolio Builders’ Class for older children.

Classes options include:
Mondays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Thursdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM

Both the General Art classes and Portfolio Builders class run each day at both times for your convenience. You pick the day and time that works best for you. OPEN ENROLLMENT!

Classes run in 5 week sessions for $200. All supplies included.

Check out Scribble Art Studio’s updated website here.

Open enrollment. Register today online at www.scribbleartstudio.com

Questions? Call Geoff at 202-379-5643

Scribble Art Studio
212 E. 37th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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FREE Fit Kids Fest 2022 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Fit Kids Fest 2022 Savannah Junior League free events

FREE 10th Annual Fit Kids Fest, Sat. Feb. 19 2022 @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Annual event promotes wellness for K–12 students

Junior League of Savannah will host its annual 2022 Fit Kids Fest at a new location: the Savannah Children’s Museum, on Sat. Feb. 19 2021.

This engaging free event teaches the importance of growing a fit body and mind through a fun and interactive day designed for children of all ages and their parents.

This engaging event promotes overall wellness for K–12 students and introduces participants to academic resources in the community in addition to teaching how to make healthy choices and live an active lifestyle. Activities for the 2022 Fit Kids Fest will include free, full access to the Savannah Children’s Museum including a life-size maze, slides, and sensory garden; a healthy scavenger hunt; a trail mix remix station; and face painting.

The first 150 children to arrive will receive a free t-shirt and other swag items. Raffle prizes, including sports equipment, will be awarded to participants. The Savannah school with the most students in attendance will receive a cash prize for sports/PE equipment.

For more information about the 2022 Fit Kids Fest, visit jrleaguesav.org/fit-kids-fest. For those interested in participating as a vendor at the event, email jrleaguesavfkf@gmail.com or call event chair Kathryn Campbell at 704-267-6077.

 

Kindermusik Savannah musical playdates for ages 0-7

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano in Savannah’s monthly musical playdate is this Sat., Jan. 22 at 10AM.

You’ll be swinging and sliding with our playground theme, and at the end of class, everyone will get an instrument to keep! Spaces are almost full- enroll your 0-7 year old today before the class closes.

Enrollment is limited and spaces fill quickly -enroll your 0-7 year old at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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Location: Kindermusik with 88 Keys, 183 Deerfield Rd W, Bloomingdale GA 31302

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(Savannah golf lessons for kids) ASWING Junior Golf Academy Savannah

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

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A-SWING Junior Golf Clinics

The A-SWING Junior Golf Academy and Coach Paul will be starting its 10-session Spring Semester of classes.

Give your child the gift that will last a lifetime and develop the character and life skills as he/she grows into an adult.

Registration is at www.JuniorGolfGuy.com and class size is limited,. Register today.

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Savannah Daytrips: Hide-and-seek game for handmade glass floats on Jekyll Island during Jan., Feb. 2022

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Jekyll Island treasures

Find your Island Treasure now through Feb. 28 2022.

Every year, Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create exquisite, handworked glass floats for Jekyll’s annual Island Treasures event.

(Jekyll Island is an easy, roughly 90-minute drive down I-95 from Savannah. See our list of things to do with kids on on Jekyll Island here. )

The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide clear globes around the island for lucky guests to find and redeem for a real glass float. Gather your friends and family to search for globes that can be exchanged for dazzling handcrafted glass floats.

Learn more about Island Treasures here.

Find more things to do with kids on Jekyll Island here.

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SouthCoast Health pediatric provider on the importance of the HPV vaccine

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

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SouthCoast Health Pediatric Provider on the Importance of the HPV Vaccine

Every year in the United States, 33,700 women and men are diagnosed with cancer caused by HPV infection. The good news? The HPV vaccination can help prevent these diseases with a success rate as high as 90% in some cases.

“The age recommended for children to get their HPV vaccine has been getting younger and younger,” SouthCoast Health Nurse Practitioner Beth Lee stated. “With its incredible success rate of preventing such awful diseases, it’s really a must for any child.”

Learn more about the HPV vaccine and how it affects your children here. 

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After-School Photography, Painting & Drawing youth classes @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

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Youth Art Classes 2022 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Telfair Museums offers fee-based afterschool classes or workshops each fall and winter, plus daytime summer camps for children K–12. Afterschool classes for students have included drawing, portfolio builders, and videogame design.

All classes are located in the Jepson Center at 207 W. York Street in Savannah unless otherwise noted.

For questions, contact Studio Programs Manager Kip Bradley at 912-790-8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org.

Youth Portfolio Builder: Painting and Drawing
Ages 9–12 years
Mondays, 4:30–6PM, Jan. 24-Feb. 28
Members $115 | Non-members $135
This afternoon class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing and painting skills, build a portfolio, and begin the process of developing good art-making habits. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, use of value, and color to create volume and space. Lessons and projects will work onsite and outdoor locations near the museum. All materials are provided.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

Youth Portfolio Builder: Painting and Drawing
Ages 12–16 years
Wednesdays, 4:30–6PM, Jan. 26–March 2
Members $115 | Non-members: $135
This afternoon class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing and painting skills, build a portfolio, and begin the process of developing good art-making habits. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, use of value, and color to create volume and space. Lessons and projects will work onsite and outdoor locations near the museum. All materials are provided.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

Digital Photography Class
Ages 12–16
Thursdays, 4:30–6PM | Jan. 27 – March 3
Members $115 / non-members $135
Develop your young person’s skills as a photographer. All young people are artists. With that in mind, this class will approach photography as professionals do, studying the Elements of Art. Keeping a social distance, the camp will meet outside as much as possible as we explore our environment in Telfair Square and other nearby locations. Class will use DSLR digital cameras and learn about exposure, and a few historical methods involving film. Photography is fun and accessible to everyone.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Two Sisters Travel: Save Up to $500 on Disney Resort Hotels this Spring & Early Summer 2022

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

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Two Sisters Travel: Save Up to $500 on Disney Resort Hotels this Spring & Early Summer 2022

Put some magic on your calendar with a Walt Disney World vacation this year, and for a limited time you can save big on your Disney Resort Hotel.

If it’s been a while since you’re last Walt Disney World vacation or you’re ready to plan your first visit, there are so many new things happening at Walt Disney World Resort in 2022. Two Sisters Travel has all the latest updates and as your go-to Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.

50th Anniversary Celebrations

To celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, the most magical place on Earth is hosting the most magical celebration. Over the next 18-months Walt Disney World Resort will introducing new entertainment, attractions and technology.

Disney Genie

This brand new complimentary feature within My Disney Experience provides you customized recommendations and personalized park itineraries allowing you to enhance your vacation experience. You can even upgrade to Genie Plus to maximize your park time and skip the lines at specific attractions.

New Attractions

The long-awaited Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure has opened in EPCOT and even more new attractions are opening next year including TRON Lightcycle Run inside Magic Kingdom and the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. And of course we can’t leave out the new Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story lands in Hollywood Studios that opened in 2019.

Entertainment & Fireworks

Evening entertainment has always been a part of the Walt Disney World experience and there are two new options; Enchantment in Magic Kingdom and Harmonious in EPCOT. Both feature brilliant lighting, fireworks, and Disney storytelling. And KiteTails has premiered at Animal Kingdom bringing the stories of Lion King and Jungle Book to life with elaborate 3D kites.

COVID Re-Openings

Within the last few weeks character meet-and-greets (now socially distanced) have returned and more resort hotels have re-opened to welcome on-resort guests. Walt Disney World is moving even closer to pre-COVID operations.

Start planning your dream Disney vacation now. Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel for a quote and more information on what’s new at Walt Disney World Resort!

Tara McCoy
Travel Advisor at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
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Free admission to SCAD MOA on Super Museum Sunday 2022, Feb. 6

Monday, January 10th, 2022

SCAD MOA Super Museum Sunday

Enjoy free access to SCAD MOA on Super Museum Sunday 2022, presented by the Georgia History Festival. Super Museum Sunday highlights the best of Savannah’s cultural offerings — all free of charge.

This year’s SCAD MOA Super Museum Sunday event includes a special screening of the SCAD-produced documentary A Thousand Miles and Counting, which explores the historic journey of William and Ellen Craft as they traversed the country — including the site where the museum now stands — in pursuit of freedom from enslavement. A mini workshop for school-aged children related to themes and ideas in the film also is presented.

Learn more here.

Free admission to SCAD MOA on Super Museum Sunday 2022
Sunday, Feb. 6
Noon- 4PM
@ SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, 31401

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2022 Super Museum Sunday
Sun. Feb. 6, 2026
Georgia History Society

On Sun. Feb. 6, 2022, explore some museums and historic sites for FREE in person and online during a unique Super Museum Sunday experience. This is an annual free admission event.

Hours for Super Museum Sunday are noon– 4PM unless other times are noted.

Find participating museums & sites in Savannah here.

(Savannah schools) Open House @ Risen Savior Christian Academy, Pooler

Sunday, January 9th, 2022

Risen Savior Christian Academy, Pooler 

Searching for a school in Pooler? Come and see all that Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler has to offer. Tour this school’s campus and meet staff members.

OPEN HOUSE:  Sat. Jan 29 2022, 10AM-Noon

NOW ENROLLING
Preschool – ages 2-4
Elementary – K-8th grade

Risen Savior Christian Academy
1755 Quacco Road
Pooler Ga. 313122
912.925.9431

Learn more: www.risensaviorgeorgia.com

Risen Savior Christian Academy offers preschool for ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten and Grade 1-8.

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

For more information, please call 912.925.9431.

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