Celebrating Presidents’ Day – A National Tradition

Many kids spend the third Monday of February sleeping in late and enjoying a day off from school. With an extended weekend in the future, it’s a perfect time to explain to your children the full history about Presidents’ Day. We can help you get started:

Creating a Grammar Wall With Your Children

When it comes to learning the details of language, math or science, there is no reason why your children should look at this as a chore. Creating a grammar wall at home is an opportunity to make learning more like a favorite game. Here are some artistic and exciting ways to get started.

District Spelling Bee Winner

Our district spelling bee took place on January 24th at La Paloma Academy Lakeside. Eighteen strong spellers from all three campuses battled it out for the top spot. It came down to Morgan Rice (8th grade, Central) and Alyssandra Urbano (7th grade, Lakeside). After about eight rounds of going back and forth, Morgan emerged victorious. He will compete against 27 other district winners in the county bee on February 24th at Canyon del Oro High School. Good luck, Morgan!

Register for the Youth Basketball Clinic

Arizona Basketball Academy’s Youth Basketball Clinic comes to Lakeside on January 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is open to boys and girls, ages 9-14. The $20 registration fee includes a free basketball and camp shirt.

How to Write a Letter to Your Future Adult Child

Kids grow up fast and parents often get too caught up in daily activities to think about their child’s future. Writing down all your experiences, hopes, and lessons for your future adult child will help give them a better understanding of how you were at that age and what they should expect in the coming years. Your child is young now, but what do you want to tell them when they become an adult?

Fitness for Kids

Exercise keeps kids physically and mentally healthy. Children need at least one hour of physical activity a day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Getting active improves the immune system, makes bones stronger, and decreases risks of diseases later in life. Starting exercise at a young age can prevent certain types of cancers and will help blood pressure and bone density in the future. From rollerblading to joining a sports team, there are many options to get kids out and about.

Contribute to Our Holiday Food Drive

Give those who are less fortunate a holiday to remember. Donate unexpired canned goods or non-perishable items to the office by December 20. Anyone can donate, so please help.

Giving Back Year-Round

The holiday season is often called the season of giving. We remind our children that it is important to give to others less fortunate than us around Thanksgiving and Christmas because not everyone gets presents or has warm clothes to wear in the cold months. Parents can carry on the season of giving and make it a year-round occasion that kids will look forward to.

5 Ways to Eat Healthy

Eating healthy is essential for kids’ growth and physical development. The right nutrients help to gain more energy, improve mental performance, and boost the immune system. Just saying “avoid junk food” is not enough to convince kids to make healthy choices. These tips for healthy eating will get you and your child on the right path.

Get to Know Our School at LPA Meet Yourself

On November 30, from 6-8 p.m., La Paloma Central families will have the opportunity to experience cultures from across the globe. This free event will include raffles, live performances, and international cuisine from around the world.

Teaching Kids the Dangers of Smoking

On the third Thursday of every November, smokers around the nation come together to take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. This event challenges smokers to quit using tobacco products and provides them with resources to stay away. Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world, which is why the Great American Smokeout remains an important event.

Free Down Payment Assistance Class for Home Buyers

Why waste money paying rent when you can own your own home? Attend this FREE informational class to obtain the tools necessary to make an informed decision, talk to real estate and home loan experts, and learn about down payment assistance.