Discoverer’s Day

The second Monday in October is a U.S. holiday celebrating the discovery of the New World. Discoverer’s Day, also known as Columbus Day, acknowledges Christopher Columbus’ finding of America, as well as the other important early explorers that came after him. Additional notable voyagers include Lewis and Clark, James Cook, Henry Hudson, and Amerigo Vespucci.

Autumnal Equinox

Fall begins every year on the day of the autumnal equinox. Typically, this event takes place on September 22 or 23. This year, the equinox will happen on September 22 at 1:02 p.m. MST.

Help Us Help Those in Need

You can make a difference in the lives of those who have lost everything in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating floods. Donate any of the items listed, and we’ll send them to those less fortunate in Texas. Donations will be accepted until September 8.

Peter Piper Fundraiser

You’re invited to an evening of family fun and pizza at Peter Piper Pizza! Join us! It’ll be a great time and a portion of the proceeds goes to help our school.

Fundraiser Kickoff Was Poultry in Motion

A group of large chickens were guests at the kickoff of our Coupon Book Fundraiser. The books went out today, August 23, so parents should check backpacks to be certain they’re brought home. Remember that the key to a successful fundraiser is responsibility and accountability; please be certain any unsold books are promptly returned to the school.

A Helping Hand with Homework

Parents will do anything for their children. So, it should come as no surprise that when children are agonizing over nightly homework assignments, parents are eager to alleviate the pain by offering their help. This raises several questions: What are the best ways to help kids with homework, and how much help is too much?

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.

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.