Since tomorrow, Feb. 2, is yet another snow day for public school kids in the Triangle, BounceU of Apex has a special offer for Triangle TRACKS readers: $6-per-child admission instead of $7.95-per-child admission.
In order to get the discount, you must bring in a print out of this blog post. The offer cannot be combined with other coupons and is only good for Feb. 2 during one of BounceU's three open sessions:
10 a.m. to noon
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 31, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Do you have photos of your kids enjoying the Triangle's winter storm this weekend? Share them with us and we'll create a slideshow for our home page. Email them to email@example.com
or upload them to your personal profile and we'll grab them for our slide show… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 31, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Writer Tom Poland shares his memories of how science has affected him as a child, and today.
Breathing Helium & Smashing Roses
By Tom Poland
No, the title of this piece has nothing to do with punk rock groups. Quite by accident I stumbled across the Science Channel last night. There it was, a doomsday asteroid in high-definition hurling toward Earth, a catastrophe like no other. Far away in… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 30, 2010 at 12:26am —
UPDATE: a fifth community engagement meeting has been added. See below.
From the WCPSS Communications Department:
Registration is open for persons interested in speaking at one of the four community engagement meetings where the Board of Education will seek input on the school calendar options currently used in the Wake County Public School System.
“I want to encourage people to come to the meetings to help us with this issue,” said… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 28, 2010 at 1:30pm —
We received this information from Crabtree Valley Mall:
Does your child's teacher deserve a $1000 Shopping Spree, compliments of Crabtree Valley Mall?
In an essay of 250 words or less, get your child to tell why your teacher deserves a shopping spree. The ten student finalists and their teachers will be selected and invited to Crabtree Valley Mall for the final judging on Sat Feb 6. The student who writes the winning essay as determined by a panel of judges will win a… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 27, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Quoted directly from this N&O article:
"Parents of fewer than 30 percent of Wake County's students responded to a school district survey that could lead to schools changing calendars this fall.
School administrators said they had received 41,073 responses by Monday's noon deadline, with 40,615 submitted online and 458 from paper forms.This is out of the 140,000 potential… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 26, 2010 at 10:30am —
UPDATE: a fifth community engagement meeting has been added. See blow.
From the School-Community Newsletter:
The Wake County Board of Education will hold four community engagement meetings as the board discusses school calendar options currently used in the Wake County Public School System. The results of these community engagement meetings will assist the Board of Education in making decisions that may impact school calendar assignments as… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 26, 2010 at 8:00am —
From the School-Community News
At the Jan 19 meeting of the school board, Assistant Superintendent Chuck Dulaney presented a process for providing calendar choice (year-round or traditional) for all families.
The proposal includes:
A one-page flyer announcing the application process that will be sent home with all current students during the week of Feb. 1.
The primary process for placing families in the calendar of their choice will be… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 26, 2010 at 7:30am —
Triangle TRACKS members and newsletter subscribers now have access to a discount on tickets to the Nickelodeon Storytime Live!
show May 15-16 at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh. Join our social network or subscribe to our newsletter and we'll send you the pdf to download for the discount! Just look for the "Join" and "Subscribe to our Newsletter" sections of our home…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 25, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Triangle TRACKS and the Durham Performing Arts Center have joined forces to give away 30 sets of 4 tickets to Princess Katie and Racer Steve’s “Revved Up & Ready to Rock”
Feb. 6 shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. That’s right, we’re talking FREE tickets! This contest is only open to MEMBERS of the Triangle TRACKS social network.
The contest also features an exciting bonus! One of the 30 winners… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 25, 2010 at 12:00pm —
For anyone visiting Disney, this could be useful. Verizon has a mobile app, as described below. $10 for a 180-day subscription. If you don't have Verizon, you can get limited functionality for free by visiting m.disneyworld.com.
Disney Parks and Verizon Wireless bring you a magical app for a magical vacation. Imagine if you could find that special Disney Princess your little Princess wants to meet...simply by using your mobile phone. Imagine using that same phone to get wait times,… Continue
Added by Lisa on January 25, 2010 at 11:30am —
Bring the kids out for a fun fashion show hosted by PB&J's and My Gym in Cary that will showcase cute and affordable kids fashion. The show is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at 1040 Darrington Drive in Cary. For more information download the flier below, or click on this link
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 25, 2010 at 7:30am —
According to a WakeEd blog post
Friday, 30,000 surveys and 650 online comments have been received for the Wake County Public School System's school calendar choice survey. That's about 20 percent of the school district's parents.
School administrators say they'll only report back results for an individual school if the response rate is at least 33 percent. According to the WakeEd… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 23, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Connie Carlson, a member of the Triangle TRACKS social network and fan of our Facebook fan page
, has won the Triangle TRACKS Facebook Fan Page Contest. Congratulations, Connie!
Connie has won a prize package that contains the following:
1. 1 family 4-pack for… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 22, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Get the details here
in this AP article published by the Charlotte Observer.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 21, 2010 at 10:30am —
ABC 11 is reporting that as of yesterday, Jan. 20, only 15 percent of the parents of students attending a Wake County pubic school have taken the school calendar choice survey. If you haven't taken it yet, click here to do so
. You have until Jan. 25 to participate. Don't let this opportunity slip by to let your voice be heard.
If you are a Wake County resident who does not have a child attending public… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 21, 2010 at 10:30am —
Reserved seats to Princess Katie and Racer Steve's ‘Revved Up & Ready to Rock’ show
at the Durham Performing Arts Center are now available for $10-$15 a ticket. Click here to order yours.
Triangle TRACKS members: stay tuned for an announcement about a very… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 21, 2010 at 8:00am —
Many camps are now accepting registrations for their summer programs and preschool programs are accepting registrations for the 2010-2011 school year. You can access our vast list of summer/track-out/education camps at this link
, and the region's numerous preschool programs
at this link. Let us know what your favorite camp and preschool programs are by posting a… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 19, 2010 at 10:30am —
Released by Menzies Consulting today:
(Cary, N.C.) RUaGamer, the Triangle’s premier interactive social gaming destination, is partnering with Karate International of Cary to offer a fun and unique full-day track-out camp for middle school students beginning in February 2010. Both businesses are conveniently located in the same shopping center just off Buck Jones Road in the Crossroads area of Cary.
The camp offers a… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 19, 2010 at 10:00am —
Message to CASL Soccer families (directlyquoted from email):
All of us now know about the devastating earthquake that has affected Haiti this week. Reports from the American Red Cross are the families have left their homes to escape the possibility of more falling debris. The places they have found to be safe...their soccer fields.
The bond that ties our lives to theirs--SOCCER. We would like to encourage the families and friends of Capital Area Soccer League on behalf of… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on January 18, 2010 at 10:44am —