There’s nothing like special effects lighting and glow-in-the-dark accessories to transform a typical inflatable experience into a full throttle teen- and tween-approved bouncing bash! BounceU of Apex has added Cosmic Bounce to its inflatable…
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 25, 2010 at 5:00pm —
During the World Math Day competition students compete with other students from around the world in live games of mental arithmetic. Each game lasts 60 seconds and students can play up to 500 games! They earn points for each correct answer. Students who answer the most questions appear in the Hall of Fame and they can select their level but move up as they progress. Learn more about this event here.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 24, 2010 at 11:07pm —
The N&O published an amazing story about an Apex teen - and wrestling star at Apex High School - who was attacked by a tiger at age 3 and was blinded in both eyes. It makes you stop and think about how each and every one of us have a different mission to accomplish during our lives. Please share this with your children. Click here to read it.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 24, 2010 at 12:31pm —
Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education (PAGE) of Wake County will sponsor its spring Super Saturday event April 10, 2010, at Cary Academy on 1500 North Harrison Avenue in Cary. The event is designed for kindergarten-through-8th
grade students and consists of courses covering a variety of academic subjects, which are offered in the morning from 10 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Some students… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 22, 2010 at 11:00am —
Two of my kids and I had dinner at Moe's Southwest Grill in Cary last night - you know, the "Welcome to Moe's" Mexican restaurant? We found out that on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. kids can get their faces painted for FREE from Face Painting by Jandy
. Now, in addition the great food and prices, there's something else to look forward to at Moe's. Check it out when you get a chance.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 22, 2010 at 10:30am —
Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 20, you can get a free pretzel at Triangle Town Center in Raleigh. Click here for details.
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 19, 2010 at 8:00am —
Disney Pixar's "Toy Story 3: No Toy Gets Left Behind" doesn't arrive in theaters until June 18, but you can see the new trailer here
. Andy is all grown up and heading off to college, but he still has a soft spot for his favorite toys. Check it out!
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 17, 2010 at 6:30am —
From the WCPSS Communications Department:Burns Announces Resignation
During this afternoon’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Del Burns submitted his resignation to the board, effective June 30, 2010. Below is the statement Burns read to the board in announcing his decision.
"More than 33 years ago my career as an educator began at Aldert Root Elementary School. And since that… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 16, 2010 at 9:22pm —
Another sports season is right around the corner for Triangle kids. For you, it's back to carting your children to practices and games. As a parent, you hope your child learns to be a good team player and enjoys some success.
But there is something else all parents should pay attention to: your child's physical well-being.
Head injuries and concussions are a serious concern for…
Added by Kurt Dusterberg on February 15, 2010 at 3:40pm —
There is an orphanage in Haiti called God's Littlest Angels (GLA). This orphanage is located southeast of Port Au Prince in the mountains above Pétion-Vill near the village of Fermath, and serves children as young as newborns up to around 7 years of age.
Since the orphanage is not located directly at the earthquake’s epicenter, its primary… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 15, 2010 at 2:30pm —
"It was not supposed to end this way" Short Story Contest
5 winners will be chosen and will be published in a book/journal by Peak City Publishing in late spring
Eligibility Rules… Continue
Added by Aylin on February 12, 2010 at 3:00pm —
We've received an abnormally high amount of spammers recently trying to join Triangle TRACKS, which is precisely why we monitor each membership request to determine if it can be accepted.
If you are considering requesting a membership to Triangle TRACKS, please answer all of the profile questions. Nearly all of our members are local to the Triangle region with the intention of offering/obtaining information relating to local resources for children. If your intention is to spam our… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 12, 2010 at 1:30pm —
A list of all the 2010 literary award winners follows:
John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
“When You Reach Me,” written by Rebecca Stead, is the 2010 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.
Four Newbery Honor Books also were… Continue
Added by Aylin on February 10, 2010 at 9:36pm —
"Hey, you guuuuys!" Who else, besides me, remembers that bellowing call of The Electric Company on PBS? I loved that show. . . and evidently, it's back and being used as a call to solicit submissions from your K - 3 writers and illustrators.
Officially, it's called the "PBS Kids Go! Writer's Contest" and submissions will be accepted up through March 26th by any child in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. All of the information is online--be sure to read the eligibility and entry… Continue
Added by Jane on February 9, 2010 at 6:52pm —
From WCPSS' "The Classroom Connections" newsletter:
Forty Wake County high school students will attend the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” on February 18.
The program is for high school girls interested in engineering and provides students with the opportunity to participate in hands-on transportation related engineering activities and also participate in a question and answer session with… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 9, 2010 at 1:33pm —
WCPSS is reporting in its "The Classroom Connection" newsletter, that 14 Wake County Magnet Schools have been notified by the Magnet Schools of America of their selection as Magnet Schools of Excellence or Magnet Schools of Distinction.
2010 National Magnet Schools of Excellence
* Bugg Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary
* Conn Active Learning and Technology Magnet Elementary
* Joyner Center for Spanish Language / International Baccalaureate PYP Magnet… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 9, 2010 at 1:30pm —
North Carolina's Accountability and Curriculum Reform Effort (ACRE) proposal to eliminate pre-reconstruction history from high school curriculum is now effectively dead on arrival, as yesterday's News & Observer
The proposal, which resulted in massive public outcry, would have eliminated teaching American history prior to 1877 to high school students. The department claimed American… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 9, 2010 at 11:00am —
THANK YOU TRIANGLE-TRACKS, FOR THE TICKETS TO THE SHOW "PRINCESS KATIE AND RACER STEVE".
WE HAD 3 FAMILIES THAT WENT, WHICH INCLUDED A RACER AND 2 PRINCESSES.
THE KIDS JUMPED AND SANG. THEY LOVED THE BIG RED HEART THAT BOUNCED @ TO "SHARE THE LOVE". THEY ALSO HAD A GOOD TIME WITH THE INFLATABLE SOCCER BALLS. THE SHOW WAS FAST PACED AND KEPT THEIR ATTENTION. WE (adults) ENJOYED IT AND EVEN DANCED.
AGAIN, THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL… Continue
Added by Deborah Bowen on February 8, 2010 at 5:02pm —
The N&O has published an article from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
offering information on the Text4Baby Program, which sends weekly tips to expectant moms via text message. Here are some excerpts from the article:A nationwide effort by health experts and major telecom carriers leads to some unexpected and free help for expectant mothers and… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 8, 2010 at 12:30pm —
To help celebrate the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' newest special exhibit, “Megalodon: Largest Shark That Ever Lived,” the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences is asking kids to illustrate their best and most realistic version of a shark in its natural surroundings. Judging will be based on artistic ability and scientific accuracy.
Two winners from each of four age groups (Kindergarten & Under, Grades 1–3, Grades 4–6,… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Shugg on February 8, 2010 at 12:26pm —