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Getting Ready for Kindergarten PDF Print Email
Thursday, 11 August 2011 00:00

After mom attended her ParentUniversity class about Preparing for Kindergarten she and grandma looked all through papers with list of things that mom could do to make sure she was doing as much as possible to make sure I was ready for school. Mom told grandma that she wanted to make sure I graduated like she wished she had.

It makes me smile that my mommy is working so hard to make sure I am not so scared when I start school.

Immunizations for School PDF Print Email
Thursday, 04 August 2011 00:00

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) students entering pre-k, kindergarten and 6th grade are required to provide proof of up-to-date immunizations on the first day of school. Children entering pre-k and kindergarten are also required to have proof of an up-to-date physical. On September 23rd any child who has not provided proof of their immunizations and physical will be sent home.

Your first choice for all healthcare should be your child’s own physician. If you do not have a physician or do not have insurance, there are clinics all over the county who provide immunizations for free or for a reduce fee. During the month of August and September there are many free community events to ensure all our children have their required immunizations and physicals.

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Six Ways to Get School Supplies to Charlotte Children in Need PDF Print Email
Written by Jenny Harbin   
Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

Back to School Shopping

Charlotte Back to school suppliesSomehow advertiser’s do it. They get you completely anxious. For me, I have found myself completely engulfed in the Back to School frenzy. It’s tax free weekend, I need to get out there and BUY! But wait…I already have all my son’s school supplies, and he has clothes till he grows again…

So it ‘s the beginning of August and my shopping is complete. Blame it on a little OCD and it being my oldest start of Kindergarten. I have coped by shopping.

Since I have seen the long list of school supplies that is required of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools kindergartner and am aware that 70,000 students in CMS schools are economically disadvantage students – I can channel my nervous energy into making sure all children are as prepared as my child.

Introducing Christine PDF Print Email
Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

Smart  Start Healthy FamilyI had the pleasure of meeting Christine during research for a blog on the Smart Start Health Families Program. A few years ago Christine was just like a lot of us, she had a great job and lived in a beautiful house. After her divorce she walked away from her life and during a hard time she found herself homeless.

Christine fought to stabilize her life; and she is completely motivated by her daughter and her desire to be a great mother.

Although Christine is employed and has a place to live, life is not easy. Christine has agreed to guest blog periodically to share her experiences of what everyday life can be for a single mother in Charlotte with additional obstacles in her life. Christine showed me her stroller, her and Emily’s mode of transportation.

To introduce herself Christine has shared her speech she gave at her graduation from the Smart Start Healthy Families program.



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