School's Almost Out

Only a few more days of school! My kids are so ready to relax and take it easy. Summer for us means visits to the library to stock up on books, a more relaxed bedtime routine (with no homework to ...

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Go WILD at the Ottawa Public Library with the TD Summer Reading Club

Go WILD at the Ottawa Public Library with the TD Summer Reading Club

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites kids to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC). Last year, more than 19,300 children registered for the TD Summer Reading Club at the OPL and read more than 194,700 books. This year, ...

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Six Summer Staples

Six Summer Staples

With summer camp around the corner, kids will need some great gear to keep them cool. Our friends at Readi Set Go have some ideas to meet all their summer needs 1. Take a Superbreak Stash your swimsuit, towel, flipflops, ...

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End-of-the-Year Teacher Gift Ideas

End-of-the-Year Teacher Gift Ideas

The end of the school year often means giving gifts to the teachers who have supported and nurtured our children for the whole school year. Here are a couple of fun gift ideas that are useful and frugal. (I bought ...

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Flower Pot of Thanks

Flower Pot of Thanks

Here's a cute and easy idea for an end-of-year teacher gift. Here's what you need: Terra cotta flower pot (big enough to fit crayons around it) Box of crayons (24) Ribbon Scissors Fabric glue and super glue (or hot glue) ...

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Gatineau Park Beaches Now Open

The National Capital Commission's (NCC) beaches in Gatineau Park are now open and will remain open until September 5, 2016. The O'Brien, Blanchet, Breton, Parent and La Pêche beaches in Gatineau Park await swimmers, from 10 am to 6 pm. ...

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Prevent Summer Learning Loss with Kumon

Prevent Summer Learning Loss with Kumon

Summer learning loss has long been considered a detriment to students' education. According to a study by Johns Hopkins University, summer break can cause students to lose the equivalent of two months of grade-level math skills. The National Summer Learning ...

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Summer Camp Guide - Still Time to Sign Up

Summer Camp Guide - Still Time to Sign Up

Have you signed the kids up for camps? There is still time, but spaces are filling up fast.Whether is sports or science, dancing or dissecting, we have some great ideas to keep your kids happy and tired this summer.Check out ...

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