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River Eves ES to hold kindergarten orientation

River Eves ES to hold kindergarten orientation

ROSWELL, Ga. -- All new students, including rising kindergartners, at River Eves Elemenetary School are invited to attend a fun and informative orientation on Monday, May 7.

Children will get the opportunity to meet their classmates, tour the school and even sit on a real school bus, while parents will get all of the information they need to make the first day of school go smoothly.

"Orientation is a very exciting time for our rising kindergarten students and parents. Our teachers and staff are also energized to meet our newest Eagles," principal Neil Pinnock said. "This is a fun activity that also plays an important role in helping preschool students transition to kindergarten. We look forward to it every year."

The orientation will run from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 7. River Eves Elementary is located at 9000 Eves Road in Roswell.

Roswell Annual Egg Hunt at Sweet Apple Elementary School


Children begin hunt for candy and eggs promptly at Noon on March 31st.

The will be separate areas for different age groups in addition to "Prize Eggs" hidden in each hunt area.

The famous Easter Bunny will make an appearance, so children should bring a basket or container for their candy & eggs. Face painting, music, entertainment and other activities begin at 11 A.M. for children up to age 7.

Free; 770-641-3760

Wonder & Think Wednesdays: Heaven is For Real-For Kids Book Review

Wonder & Think Wednesdays: Heaven is For Real-For Kids Book Review


After hearing several rave reviews, [as well as having my own peaked interest from skimming through this book in the grocery store aisle, lol] I was excited to finally read, and have an opportunity to review “Heaven Is For Real-For Kids.”


Let me first start off by saying, in my opinion, no book is more honestly reviewed than through the eyes of its intended audience. In this case, my co-reviewers were my two little guys, ages 3 and 4.  So this evening before bed, I called the troop in to snuggle up to the E-book version on what my youngest refers to as mommy’s “pomputer.” 


Immediately, their interests were sparked by the cover page that showed the happy faced little boy and author of this amazing true-story, Colton Burpo-who, recalls his trip to Heaven after slipping into Acoma during surgery, and shares his out-of-this-realm journey with his parents after his “return.”


Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

ATLANTA -- If the kids are getting restless and screaming for a family vacation, this weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal was made for you.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can pay $99 for a weekend getaway to Pigeon Forge in Tennessee's beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

This exclusive offer, valued at $328, is good for two adults and up to three children, and includes one night at the James Manor hotel, in the heart of all the action; $100 worth of dining certificates; a gift basket upon arrival; and five passes to the Lazer Port Fun Center.

Medlock Bridge Elementary students raise $250 for Mimosa Elementary

Medlock Bridge Elementary students raise $250 for Mimosa Elementary

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- A third grade class at Medlock Bridge Elementary School in Johns Creek recently learned how good it feels to give to their neighbors.

The students in Ms. Serafin's class collected more than $250 in gift cards for the children who attend their sister school, Mimosa Elementary, in Roswell.

In order to raise the money, students performed work around their houses, helping their parents during the busy holiday season. Their parents paid them for their efforts, and the students set aside a portion of their earnings for their friends at Mimosa.

The gift card collection tied in perfect to Ms. Serafin's students' lessons in economics.

Hardship transfer applications available Jan. 4

Hardship transfer applications available Jan. 4

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Parents who wish to apply for or renew a hardship transfer will get the opportunity to do so in January.

Hardship transfer applications for Fulton County elementary, middle and high schools will be available beginning Wednesday, Jan. 4 and are due by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Absolutely no exceptions or extensions will be granted.

The deadline applies to students and parents looking to transfer schools for medical reasons, curriculum differences and child care situations, as well as for the children of school employees.

A separate transfer process for school participating in open enrollment will be announced next May.

Applications can be downloaded at www.fultonschools.org or picked up from the Fulton County Schools' Student Assignment Office, which is located at 5270 Northfield Boulevard in College Park.

City to offer safe play areas for families

City to offer safe play areas for families

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Is your child receiving a bicycle, scooter or other type of outdoor toy for Christmas?

The city of Roswell is creating designated "safe play areas" so children can enjoy their gifts without worrying about watching for traffic and other dangers.

Parking lot areas in Roswell Area Park, Hembree Park and East Roswell Park will be blocked off beginning Saturday, Dec. 24. They will remain play areas until Monday, Jan. 2.