apologies! this weekend… 10/28

I have no idea why yesterday’s post went out via email… it was from a few weeks back.  Please disregard. And another apology… no time this weekend for our usual listing of activities, but please check out the calendar for ideas.  The Plymouth Meeting Friends used clothing sale and more… http://germantownavenueparents.com/local-events-calendar/

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lawn signs: beauty or blight?
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This debate cropped up recently on the usually peaceful Mt. Airy Parents Network (MAPN) over the last few weeks.  One commenter lamented that the season was upon us when all sorts of school lawn signs would clutter our neighborhoods.  This comment started a firestorm of both sincere and snarky replies.  I’ve been a member of […]

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speaking of schools- voluntary transfer- apply NOW!
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Every student resident of Philadelphia has a neighborhood public school determined by attendance boundaries.  Students may enroll in those schools after providing proof of residency, but there are other public school options that some city residents might want to consider.   One of these options is to apply for the School District of Philadelphia’s Voluntary Transfer […]

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holy POTTER weekend! photos!
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Well, I officially declare the first ever Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Weekend a raving success.  We partook in events across all three days, and my Harry Potter fans loved every minute of it.  The weather was gorgeous, the people were friendly (and properly adorned), and the town did Hogsmeade proud!  Special thanks to the Chestnut […]

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this weekend… beyond harry! (sort of)
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  Well, we pretty much covered the 1,000 different activities in the Harry Potterness of Chestnut Hill ALL WEEKEND LONG here.  My own Mrs. Harry Potter is bursting with anticipation and in Hogsmeade Heaven.  But even if (gasp) you’re not into Harry Potter, there’s still much to be done! Friday: Why not take an evening run through […]

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your guide to harry potter weekend! 10/14-10/16
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Potter fans unite!  Chestnut Hill College and the Chestnut Hill Business Association are partnering for the Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Weekend/Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament…  this weekend, October 14, 15 and 16! This three-day festival celebrates the spirit of the popular children’s books and movie series.  Kick-off the fun on Friday at 6 p.m. at the […]

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arabic and arts saturday program!
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Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is offering a Saturday Arabic and Arts Program on Saturdays from 9:30am-12:50pm at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.  Classes are open to Kindergarten through 7th graders.  The program focuses on Arabic instruction and reinforcement of the language through the arts. The teachers are Arabic speakers and will incorporate the language throughout […]

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this weekend 10/8… ghosts, hay maze, and arts!
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This weekend’s weather will be GORGEOUS, so whatever you do, enjoy the weather!  Here are some great outdoor ideas for the weekend… Friday: Check out the Owl’s Eye Hay Maze at Woodmere Art Museum!  Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through October 30, 2011.  Flashlight tours and Harry Potter-inspired seek and find games part of the magic. […]

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frustrated parents unite!
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The Little Treehouse is hosting a new parenting series from the wise experts at the Center for Parenting Education! When:              7:00pm Where:            The Little Treehouse                        10 West Gravers Lane, Chestnut Hill   Cost: […]

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homework part two: 12 tips for teachers

Though we established the spotty record of homework (particularly for young children) in the first part of this series, the reality is that many children still “bring their work home” after a full day spent in the classroom.  What are some ways educators can make homework “work” better? 1. Begin “training” kids for homework in 5th grade, […]

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