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March 5, 2010
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SPRING BREAK... It doesn't seem possible that it is time to start planning for Spring Break. Spring Break gives us the opportunity to go out of town, plan a vacation in our beautiful area or select a great camp for the kids. No matter the choice, it is time that needs to be planned for, as the kids are out of school for a week!

If you are considering an out of town trip, be sure to check our Travel Reviews. One great thing about Spring Break is that, depending on how far you want to travel, it can include skiing, beach time or something in between. You will find information about all kinds of fun getaways from other families in the Travel Reviews.

(BUILT IN) (Icons/Graphics) Beach_Palmtree.jpgDay trips in our own area can be a great alternative to a full-blown vacation. We have so many amazing places to explore in our area and we list lots of Day Trip ideas and Family Activities to help you start planning for some local fun.

Spring Break Camps have become increasingly popular and can be full-day camps or just a few hours. This is a great time for kids to try out a new sport, enjoy art or drama classes and just have some fun. Many of the camps have programs for preschoolers through Junior High. Coordinating camps with friends ensures our kids will have a friend with them and also helps with carpooling.

For those that are thinking beyond Spring Break... the SantaCruzParent.com SUMMER CAMP GUIDE print version is available to download here. You can also find it in the center of California Coast Parent magazine. This free quarterly publication is on racks around town. Our online camp guide will be emailed  April 1st and again on May 31st.

The OSCARS are this Sunday so scroll down and print out your ballot and see how close you get to picking the winners.

Have a great week and stay dry!

Parmalee

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If you like movies, Sunday, March 7 is OSCAR NIGHT! 

Print this year's OSCAR BALLOT

View the OSCAR WEBSITE for more great information.

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Event CalendarBelow is only a partial list of upcoming events and activities so be sure to click on our EVENT CALENDAR so you do not miss anything >>

Use the PARENT PLANNER to click on events and resources you are interested in and click PRINT MY PLANNER to print or email your list.

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3/9 Georgianna Bruce Kirby, 6-12, Info & Tours

3/10 Mount Madonna, Pre-12, Campus Visit

3/13 Santa Cruz Montessori, Pre-8, Preschool-K Open House

 

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Learning to Read


I have a vivid memory of how reading was taught in my son’s first grade classroom. His teacher had returned to the classroom after working as a homeschool teacher, and had brought some pretty unusual (from the perspective of public school, that is) ideas back with her. One of those ideas was the given the right rich environment, most kids will learn to read in one way or another, but you don’t have to instruct or push them in first grade.

 

What? No more phonics/whole language wrangling? No “reading readiness” homework? Just enjoying learning? [Read Alfie Kohn if you want to learn more about this approach.]

 

Needless to say, her ideas didn’t appeal to all parents or all students.

 

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Spring Break Camps

 

Catalyst Soccer Spring Camp

 

Crystal Bay Farm Camp

 

The Art Factory

 

Black Rails Riding Camp

 

West Performing Arts

 

Santa Cruz Sports Central

 

Boys & Girls Club

 

Mountain Arts Center

 

Life Lab Spring Camp

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Santa Cruz
Sports Central
Gymnastics

Date Night
March 20, 6-10pm

 

Don't miss out on the FUN!
Ages 3-12
ONLY $40, Siblings $10

 

Every third Saturday of the month. Call to confirm and register. Pre-registration and active member discounts available.

 

427.3547
350 B Coral St, Santa Cruz
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 Don't Miss Quilters!

(Special Event Page Graphics) QuiltersCast.jpgQuilters, put on by Kids On Broadway, is an award-winning musical performed by an all-female cast, including youth and adult actors from the local community.  "Quilters" is the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, and blends a series of interrelated scenes into a mosaic of patches, or "blocks", of a quilt that capture the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards, of frontier life.

Daria Troxell, who has been working with them told us that this project "has given the young actors the opportunity to learn about a specific period in our history, the art of quilt making, and to act alongside veteran actors from the community."

Don't miss this award-winning musical performed by an all-female cast, including youth and adult actors from the local community

Every Fri and Sa 3/5-14, Friday and Saturday 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Admission Fees: $10-20

This show contains mature content that may not be suitable for all audience members.

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