Updated School Calendar

ACPS Posts Updated School Calendar

Today  Alachua County Public Schools released the calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. That means time to updated those family calendars with all the important school dates and vacations times. This updated calendar reflects the current start date for all Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) which will be August 12. The last day of school

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Halloween Party Favor

4 Spooky Halloween Party Favor Ideas

Halloween is tomorrow! While you are scrambling to pull together the last details for Halloween plans, do not forget to include a Halloween party favor for your guests. Whether it is store-bought or homemade, everyone appreciates a small parting gift. Here are four party favor idea that will send your guests away with a smile.

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money mistakes

Avoid These 5 Common Money Mistakes Parents Make

Strollers and diapers are the priority now. Raising a child is such a great feat in itself that you don’t quite consider the financial implications that’ll come down the line. But, if you start saving now, you won’t stress about it and break the bank later. Avoid these five common money mistakes parents make. Your

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middle school

Middle School Success: Getting Your Middle Schooler Prepared

You have done the tours and you have met the teachers. Now, with only a few days to go until your kiddo’s first day of middle school, how do we parents make sure the transition from elementary school is a smooth one? Listen with intent Do not dismiss your child’s feelings. Going from the top

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blue light

Is Your Child Being Exposed to Too Much Blue Light?

It’s a phone illuminating a dark bedroom. A tablet settled on a lap, casting a blue glow. Electronic devices surround our everyday lives. And for a child, it’s their greatest form of entertainment. But, are their eyes paying the price? In a world in which we schedule virtual work meetings and stream movies at a

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Back-to-School Blues

Put a Stop to Back-to-School Blues!

Another summer break is wrapping up and it’s time to lie out the children’s finely pressed uniforms and sit in the morning traffic. Everything seems to be as fine as it can be in the middle of a pandemic. And then, as the alarm goes off on that first day of school, you know in

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Hot Car Fatalities

Keep Your Family Safe from Hot Car Fatalities

It is something we hear on the news, but none of us ever imagine that it could happen to our own families. Although many of us think we would never make this fatal mistake, a simple change in routine or a distracted mind are often the most common culprits in hot car fatalities. Because no

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Heat-Related Ailments

Learn How to Treat Heat-Related Ailments

Summer days and beautiful Florida weather mean one thing — lots of time spent outdoors. However, with temperatures in the upper 90s and high humidity, you and your little ones can burn yourselves out quickly in the summer heat. The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin breaks down how to recognize, prevent and treat some common and

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