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Summer Reading Adventure Starts Today!

Today’s the day! It’s a great day to begin a Summer Reading Adventure! Each book you read earns you a chance at a prize!

Mumps Cases Are The Highest They’ve Been In 10 Years

New government data shows that mumps cases are higher in the US than they have been in a decade.

“Mumps is a highly contagious disease that’s caused by a virus that is spread through saliva and mucus. It used to cause up to 186,000 cases a year, but the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine — . . . → Read More: Mumps Cases Are The Highest They’ve Been In 10 Years

Summer Reading Adventure Book List

Our Summer Reading Adventure is getting so close! Check out the book list for your grade level! May 29th will be here soon!

Birth-Preschool

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera Beach House by Deanna Caswell Cockatoo, To by Bethanie Deeney Murguialittle Countablock by Christopher Franceschelli Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt Cricket Song by Anne . . . → Read More: Summer Reading Adventure Book List

When Does a Child Need a Sick Day?

How does a busy parent make that quick judgement call of whether their child is too sick to go to school?

“It’s kind of hard to make that judgment in the morning,” said Dr. Timothy Shope, an associate professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, who is the co-editor of . . . → Read More: When Does a Child Need a Sick Day?

This Could Be The Worst Tick Season In Years. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Scientists warn that warmer winters are allowing ticks to expand into new regions of the U.S., making this coming summer an especially dangerous time.

“Tick season is upon us, and it’s shaping up to be a real doozy. Scientists predict 2017 will bear the highest number of ticks in recent years, with a jump in . . . → Read More: This Could Be The Worst Tick Season In Years. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Summer Reading Adventure

It’s almost time for our Summer Reading Adventure! Get ready! Mark you calendars for May 29th! Here are the rules to prepare yourself!

Summer Reading Adventure Rules

1. The Program will run from May 29, 2017 to September 4, 2017. All books to receive an entry must be read during the program dates.

2. All . . . → Read More: Summer Reading Adventure

There’s A Simple Way To Help Kids Learn More: Start School Later

Study after study has found that American teenagers are sleep deprived, need more sleep and that later school starting times would benefit their learning and test scores.

“Most American students are severely sleep-deprived. Teenagers average about seven to seven-and-a-half hours of sleep a night, even though doctors recommend they get about nine hours. Hormonal changes in . . . → Read More: There’s A Simple Way To Help Kids Learn More: Start School Later