"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
Giving to charitable organizations today can leave many people feeling overwhelmed. There is an excess of causes vying for a chance to put your gifts to good use. However, it is important to research a charitable organization and make sure your funds are being used for what they are promoting. Many non-profits use their gifts largely to cover overhead expenses limiting the impact of your gift on the cause you choose to support.
Every child is different and has unique needs. For many students, a private education can provide a variety of benefits that go beyond academic achievement. By choosing this option, you can provide your child with a supportive environment that will support them as they pursue their goals.
The month of September marks the first day of autumn and the beginning of cooler temperatures. With the intense summer heat, humidity, and bug populations on their way out, it’s the perfect opportunity for you and your kids to engage in some outdoor activities.
We all know that there are many differences between girls and boys. Physically, mentally, and developmentally, all kids learn and grow at different rates but the role that gender plays is undeniable. Are the differences substantial, and how much do they impact your child’s success in school?
With the school year well underway, now is the perfect time to make sure you’re connected to your kindergartner’s schooling. From announcements to academic progress, there’s a lot to keep track of, and at St. Barnabas Episcopal school we do our best to make sure you have the inside scoop.
As our reliance on technology grows, many may feel that doing things by hand is old fashioned and unnecessary. The drive to incorporate technology into education often causes said technology to replace more traditional assignments. While doing things by hand may not exactly be advanced, it’s an important part of the learning process.
Homework can often be a big point of contention during the school year. This is frequently due to the fact that students may not really understand the purpose of their homework assignments or have so many after school activities scheduled that they’re left with very little free time. Overwhelming work loads can also cause them to resent their at-home assignments, so it’s important that they understand the value and purpose of homework. Communication with your child’s teachers about homework concerns is key to helping maintain an appropriate balance.
With summer break drawing to a close and a new school year upon you, you’re likely not looking forward to the hustle and bustle of another year. You always start out with good intentions but things somehow get away from you. Here are some tips to help you get and stay organized this school year.
As adults, it’s easy to be single-minded when it comes to the hobbies your child pursues. Once they start a sport or activity, you feel like they have to stick with it long-term. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with teaching your child to fulfill their obligations, there’s also nothing wrong with giving them the opportunity to explore their options.
If you take the time to observe your children while they play this summer, you can actually learn a lot about where they are developmentally. Making these observations can help you to determine if your child’s social and emotional development is on track and where they have areas of weakness.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.