School is Back in Session!

schoolbusKlamath Falls City Schools information: http://www.kfalls.k12.or.us/  

Klamath County Schools information: http://www.kcsd.k12.or.us/

Time to keep an eye out for kids going to and from school!  Watch for students waiting for or exiting school buses and obey the stop signs when school buses are picking up or discharging students.  Let's keep this school year as safe as possible for our kids!  

 

Back To School Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

welcome back to schoolIt's that time of year again.  For many children, starting a new school year can be a time of excitement and, for many kids, especially those going to school for the very first time, a time filled with anxiety.  This is all perfectly natural and to be expected.  So, what can parents do to help ease the transition between vacation and school?  The American Academy of Pediatrics has complied a list of tips that are sure to make going back to school easier on both children and parents.  Read more at healthychildren.org

 

 

This Month: Ten Tips for Your Child's Success in School

schoolIt should come as no surprise that success — or failure — at school starts at home. Studies have linked poor academic performance to factors such as a lack of sleep, poor nutrition, obesity, and a lack of parental support.  The good news is that those same studies also show higher test scores for students who live in homes where healthy habits, regular routines, and good communication exist.  How can you ensure your child heads off to school this fall with the best possible foundation?  Follow these 10 tips at HealthyChildren.org and watch your child thrive!

 

 Ten Ideas for After School Childcare Options

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Parents of school-age children manage a unique balancing act during the school year. Early dismissal days, snow days, teacher work days and other days off excite kids, but leave parents struggling to meet their children's care needs.  The hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. each day are even more challenging for parents, as they try to fill the gap between the end of the school day and the end of their work day.   Here are 10 ideas for after-school care from Care.com

 

 

September is National Childhood Obesity Month

child at laptopAbout 1 of every 5 (17%) children in the United States has obesity and certain groups of children are more affected than others. While there is no single or simple solution, National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides an opportunity for learning about ways to prevent and address this serious health concern.  Childhood obesity is a major public health problem. There are ways parents can help prevent obesity and support healthy growth in children.  Addressing obesity can start in the home. Read more at cdc.gov

 

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

september youth events at Klamath County Library

Klamath County Library Youth Services presents many activities each month for young people.  Featured events for September include Camp Half-Blood, a Comics Workshop, All Ages Bingo, learn how to program at a new Coding Club, Teen Tech, Teen Anime Club, a Lego Club, Pokemon Go and much more!  Read more

 

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