There are several holidays that kids love. They love the parades and fireworks on the Fourth of July; they love the decorations and excitement surrounding the end-of-year holidays; they may even love all the good food and getting together with friends and family at Thanksgiving. There is, however, no holiday more kid-centric than Halloween. Oh sure, many non-kids like to get in on the Halloween action, but they are interlopers…intruders.
There are hundreds of statistics to reinforce the value of developing good reading habits at an early age. While every parent has probably heard the dire warnings, the development of reading skills is so important, it bears repeating again and again. Good readers have brighter futures than poor readers, and the die is cast as early as fourth grade. Children who are not reading at a proficient level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
Join us on September 21, 6-7:30 p.m.! Please bring a dish to share with others. Contribute a dish from your country, or a dish you absolutely love. Please tell us if there’s anything in your dish (peanuts, dairy, etc.) that might affect allergies.
Celebrate the diversity that makes La Paloma Central such an amazing place!
Proposed federal tax regulations may forbid a federal tax deduction for any donations made which also qualify for state tax credits, if the credit is more than 15% of the total donated. Recent changes in federal tax laws, have increased the standard deduction allowed when filing taxes for 2018, which will also reduce the number of taxpayers who will itemize their deductions. The new standard deduction amounts for taxpayers are:
Does your child have a cell phone? The odds are the answer is “Yes.” Statistics show that 56 percent of children 8-12 have a cell phone. It’s difficult to think of a product or technology, designed for adults, that was so quickly and ubiquitously co-opted by kids. Of course, Mom and Dad have to buy the phones and pay the bills, but cell phones have become a necessity in many kids’ lives.
Incoming kindergarteners, 1st graders, and their families are invited to La Paloma Central on Monday, July 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., for Meet the Teacher Night. Students in grades 2-8 will have Meet the Teacher Night on Tuesday, July 31, 5-6:30 p.m. We encourage families to attend so that students can see their classroom, drop off school supplies, and, of course, meet the teacher. It’s also a chance for parents to see the school and meet other La Paloma families.