Saturday, April 27, 2013
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Bring your preschoolers to take the ride of their lives! Seen on the pages of favorite storybooks, in playrooms, and on the television screen, Thomas the Tank Engine® is adored by little engineers everywhere. Now, Thomas is pulling into the station for a larger than life experience at Day Out With Thomas®:The GO GO Thomas Tour 2013, visiting the Tennessee Valley Railroad on April 27-28, May 4-5 & May 11th. The event, now in its 18th year, is presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company, and all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels.
Day Out with Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. The tour kicked off in March and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers through November. For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25 minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas& Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more.
For tickets, click here: http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=12716&pl=thomas13&REFERRAL_ID=dowtsplash
Thursday, March 21, 2013
11:24 AM | Posted by The Mommies Network | | Edit Post
Choosing the Right Private School
As a mom, you have to make plenty of important decisions that affect the life of your child. One of those is deciding which school your child or children will attend. We know that you want to provide your child with the most opportunities as well as the best possible education. Maybe you've considered private school as a possible option for your child, but aren't sure which school will best meet his or her unique needs.
Choosing a private school can be a daunting task. That's why Berean Christian School, a private school in Knoxville, has created a FREE helpful guide to assist parents in the selection process. "Just Right: How to Choose the Best Private School for Your Kids" is a comprehensive guide for parents who want to choose a private school that will best meet their children's educational as well as extracurricular needs.
"In my 30 year career as a counselor and educator, I've learned there is a 'just right' fit for every child," said George Waller, headmaster of Knoxville's Berean Christian School. "We wanted to share a step-by-step plan that parents can use to find that fit. Even if they don't choose Berean Christian, we know that the guide will help families find the schools that fit their needs."
Berean Christian School's free guide walks you through the process of selecting a private school and provides helpful checklists and steps to ensure you consider all aspects that can affect this important decision. Choosing the right private school involves thinking about several factors, including budget, the specific learning needs of each child, extracurricular activities, facilities, student-teacher ratios, and the education level of teachers-to name a few. The guide breaks the process down into the following steps:
1. Identify needs
2. Survey schools
3. Visit schools
4. Make the decision
Intended to be helpful for parents with children of all ages, the guide is available as a free download at http://justtherightschool.com.
Berean Christian School began in 1980 with two teachers and 13 students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Today, this Knoxville private school provides affordable, accredited, Christ-centered education for K through 12th grade students.
Teacher: student ratio is 1:17 and Berean graduates experience a 100% graduation rate as well as 100% college acceptance rate at schools such as Harvard, Belmont, MIT, Vanderbilt and many others. We asked Berean students and teachers to express what one word best describes Berean Christian School and this video captured their answers. We weren't surprised that the one which stood out the most was family.
If you and your family would like to learn more about the Berean Christian School family, visit http://tour.bereanchristian.org/ or call 865-521-6054. You can also learn more about Berean Christian School on its Facebook page, where parents, teachers and student engage and share the latest things going at BCS!
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