Happy 2010 from Triangle TRACKS! Click here
for children's events planned for today, including several New Year's Eve special events. Here are some fun websites filled with New Year's Eve activities for kids to do.
New Year's Eve… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 31, 2009 at 2:30pm —
With visiting Nonviolent Communication Trainers/Grandmothers
Cate Crombie & Faye Landey
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 & SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
ENO RIVER UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, DURHAM, NC
ARE THERE LIFE SKILLS YOU WISH YOU HAD LEARNED FROM YOUR FAMILY?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO NURTURE THE GIFTS THAT WERE GIVEN TO YOU?
A rare opportunity to spend time with Grandma Faye & Nanna Cate – two women who have… Continue
Added by Jesse Wiens on December 30, 2009 at 9:30am —
From Great Wolf Lodge's Facebook page
Slide into the New Year at Great Wolf Lodge with tons of waterpark fun, kid-friendly dance with live D.J., balloon drop celebration at midnight, plus much more! Current availability at the Charlotte/Concord, NC and Williamsburg, VA locations, among others. Make your reservation now at www.greatwolf.com
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 28, 2009 at 1:00pm —
My father's latest column reflects on growing up in his hometown of Lincolnton, Ga. As a child, he writes, "the world loomed big ... Something about childhood makes places seem farther than they are and things bigger than they are." He laments: "So the places and people of childhood in the original world have no choice but to live in memory." How true that is! With his permission, I've posted the column below. I think you'll enjoy it.
A Sense of Place
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 28, 2009 at 11:01am —
With December winding down and January just around the corner, we may be wondering where we can take the kids to eat that won't blow our budget after the holidays. Well I have some good news for you! To celebrate it's 15th anniversary, Carolina Brewery
will be offering some great promotions each month and will begin 2010 with Kids Eat Free EVERY weeknight during the month of January
! Kids 12 and under… Continue
Added by Michele Little - One Chic Mama on December 27, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Want to send a personalized video message from Santa to someone special?
My 6-year old was thrilled to hear from Santa and "see" him in this video card. Servers seem to be especially busy today but keep trying once you get your data filled in. This PNP (Portable North Pole) tool makes a charming and sweet card...and then you can share it with friends and family via Facebook and Twittter.
Here's the link to get started:…
Added by Jane on December 24, 2009 at 1:43pm —
Girl Scout Merchandise Announces Girl Scout Apparel To Be Sold At Old Navy Stores - Girl Scout Merchandise is pleased to announce that Old Navy stores will feature exclusive Girl Scout t-shirt designs for toddlers and girls in its 998 stores in the United States. Product is expected to be in stores in January and be available through March 2010 (or until supplies last). The shirts are produced under official license by our national licensee, Junk Food Clothing. GSM and Old Navy are currently in… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 22, 2009 at 7:15pm —
WCPSS' Communications Department has issued a statement that during Dec. 15 discussions in the committee of the whole meeting and in the board meeting, the board discussed its intent to permit voluntary year-round assignments to continue while ending mandatory year-round assignments beginning with the 2010-11 academic year. As the board discussed, school system staff is developing a survey to gather information the board will use to identify the demand for year-round schools in the county. The… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 21, 2009 at 9:24pm —
Wake County Board of Education Chairman Ron Margiotta and WCPSS Superintendent Del Burns signed the resolutions brought forward at the Dec. 1 school board meeting. Among them are resolutions to restore parental choice regarding year-round schools, end "Early Release Wednesdays" at the end of the 2010 school year, and to save costs and expenses during difficult economic times, Download a pdf listing all resolutions… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 21, 2009 at 9:13pm —
From the DPS Public Affairs office:
The national search for a new leader for Durham Public Schools is under way, and we want parents to be involved. At a meeting on December 10, members of the Board of Education agreed on a plan to receive input into the leadership qualities for the next Superintendent of Durham Public Schools. DPS will work with the NC School Boards Association, the group that is conducting the search, to seek input into the profile that staff, parents and… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 20, 2009 at 11:42am —
All district schools are dismissing early today due to inclement weather. Elementary Schools will dismiss at 12 p.m., middle schools will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. and high schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. All after-school events for Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19 have been canceled. The district's elementary after-school program will also be closed Friday, December 18.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 18, 2009 at 12:34pm —
Due to Inclement Weather, Orange County Schools will be operating on an Early Release Schedule on Friday, December 18, 2009.
Elementary Schools will dismiss at 11:20 am
Middle Schools will dismiss at 12:20 pm
High Schools will dismiss at 12:45 pm
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 18, 2009 at 12:31pm —
Just in from WCPSS: The Wake County Public School System will release students from school one hour early today, Friday, Dec. 18 due to pending winter weather and its potential impact on road conditions.
The one hour early release will allow school buses to safely deliver students home before road conditions are predicted to be affected by icy winter weather.
All Wake County Public School System athletic events have been canceled for Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 18, 2009 at 12:00pm —
This was just sent out via email from DPS:
"Due to the inclement weather forecast, Durham Public Schools will dismiss two hours early today. No after-school programs will operate."
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 18, 2009 at 10:40am —
If you haven't shown the kids NORAD's website yet, be sure to check it out this year. NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command), the bi-national U.S.-Canadian military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the United States and Canada, tracks Santa's trek around the globe every Christmas Eve. Visit the website at this link.
Also, visit… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 16, 2009 at 7:57am —
iTunes is offering a free album of holiday music (20 songs in this album) through this Thursday, December 17, 2009. It's a great mix of songs by a variety of artists. There is something here for all types of tastes--artists range from Barry Manilow to Sarah McLachlan to Rascal Flatts.
Go here (http://tinyurl.com/y97vyqn
) and download these tunes. Enjoy! Happy Holidays to everyone!!
Added by Jane on December 15, 2009 at 1:04pm —
For Immediate Release
Media Contact :
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
7201 S. Broadway #150
Littleton, CO 80122
2nd Annual Charity Model Search Begins in January 2010
Registration has begun for the 2010 International Charity Model search to select North America's Cutest Family and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS.org). Last year's competition… Continue
Added by Aimee Bickers on December 14, 2009 at 11:58pm —
I am posting this for Triangle TRACKS member Nicole Dozier, who wrote this report and is the Assistant Project Director at the NC Health Access Coalition of the NC Justice Center.
Children need to see the doctor, whether it’s for immunizations, prevention and wellness visits or for an earache or sore throat. All North Carolina children should have access to quality, affordable health care. Currently, the economic stability of most of our state’s families is at risk and health… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 14, 2009 at 8:00am —
Just found out from a friend on Facebook that this event is tonight. Here is the description of it, and how to hear it:
"25 actors from around the country and the sound wizardry of Keith Bell combine to present a recreation of the 1935 radio version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," starring Lionel Barrymore. Using modern teleconferencing technology, each of the actors uses his or her phone as a microphone, and the audience calls in FREE of charge to hear their vocal… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 13, 2009 at 10:30am —
is a great site that pulls together ALL the santa resources out there! There are games for kids, a link to Norad, teacher resources, holiday recipes and much more. Check it out!
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on December 11, 2009 at 8:00am —