The Great American Solar Eclipse

Here are two fortuitously coincidental facts: the sun is approximately 400 times further away from us as the moon, and the moon is approximately 400 times smaller than the sun. Because of that cosmic congruence, the moon and the sun appear to be the same size. The reason it’s fortuitous is that, during a solar eclipse, the moon exactly covers the face of the sun, allowing spectators a rare chance to see the sun’s atmosphere, or corona.

You’re Invited to Our Open House!

We’re encouraging all La Paloma parents and families to join us on Wednesday, August 9, for our Open House. You’re invited to tour our beautiful campus, socialize with other La Paloma families, and browse the books at our Book Fair.

A Path to Financial Independence

Connections Vineyard Church sponsors Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University on the campus of La Paloma Central. Beginning August 22, families will learn to achieve financial independence over the course of nine consecutive Tuesday evening classes.

Preparing for the Start of School

As a new academic year begins, students start school with new goals, opportunities, and challenges. After a few months of vacation, it may be difficult for children to get back into school mode. Here are some ways parents can help their kids transition from summer break into the school routine.

Managing Your Child’s Mobile Device

Other than perhaps pagers in the 1990s, it’s difficult to think of any product designed for adults which has become as ubiquitous among kids as mobile devices have become. (Tell your kids about pagers. It’ll make them laugh.) Smartphones—and, to a lesser extent, tablets—are a necessity in most children’s lives.

Incorporating Nutrition into Mealtime for Picky Eaters

Is your child refusing to eat anything but chicken nuggets and french fries? All too often, kids are bingeing on unhealthy snack foods instead of fruits and vegetables—children today can go days without consuming any greens at all. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests vegetables should be consumed with every meal and snack. However, produce intake can be difficult when kids are picky eaters.

Creating Summer Goals

While it seems like summer break just started, it won’t be long before school begins again, which makes this a good time to sit down with your kids to choose a few things they can accomplish before summer ends.

Summer’s Coming!

It’s May, which means kindergarteners will be promoted, 8th graders will be graduating, and students will all be making the transition from school to summer break.

A Fun Night for a Worthy Cause

La Paloma Academy is excited to be a sponsor of Blair Charity Group’s 5th Annual Putt-ing Kids First event on Friday, June 9. Tickets are $20 and help underserved children in our community experience world-class basketball camps and clinics. Come for a fun night with the family benefiting a great cause.

Getting Through Summer Vacation

School’s out, the little tykes have been on vacation for a week, and they’re already bored. How are you going to make it to August? Here are some ideas on how parents and children can get through the summer and have a good time doing it just by planning fun things to do every day. It’s easier than you think.

Putt-ing Kids First

You can help change lives. On June 9, 6-10 p.m., the Blair Charity Group is sponsoring a family evening of fun at Golf N’ Stuff. An all-inclusive ticket includes unlimited golf, bumper boats, laser tag, batting cages, and so much more. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Basketball Academy, providing underserved youth access to basketball camps where they learn essential life skills.

Thank a Teacher

We appreciate our teachers every day, but during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 1-5, students can express their gratitude with a different theme each day.