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Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Back-to-school tipsSummer is over and school is officially in session! Here are some back-to-school tips to ensure that your child’s school year proceeds smoothly.

Plan healthy meals and snacks. Be sure your child gets breakfast before the morning school bell rings, because breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For lunch and snacks, make sure your child has a combination of protein, fruits, and vegetables to give them energy to last throughout the school day.

Meet the teacher(s). Attend open houses and orientations, and make personal contact with each of your child’s teachers sooner rather than later to let them know you are involved in your child’s education and eager to stay connected with them.

Set up a routine. Routines help everyone stay on track, including you as a parent. In addition to night and morning routines, have an after-school routine as well. Consider allowing for a little bit of playtime before getting started on homework or beginning after-school activities. Most importantly, make sure your child gets some rest between activities and plenty of sleep at night.

Bullying. Talk to your child about the right course of action to take when he or she encounters bullying at or outside of school, whether it’s physical, verbal, or cyber-bullying. For more resources about bullying, click here.

Safety. Make sure your child gets to school safely. If they bike, make sure they wear a helmet. If they walk, remind them “Head up, phone down” to keep aware of their surroundings.


Almaden Valley Women’s Club Community Grants

Almaden Valley Women’s Club Community GrantsThe Almaden Valley Women’s Club will be accepting applications for community grants from educational institutions and local non-profits from now until November 17, 2012.

Any organization which has 501c3 status from the IRS is eligible to apply. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Late applications will not be accepted. The awards will be announced on December 10, 2012.

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San Jose Unified School District’s Community Meeting in Almaden Valley

This is your opportunity to provide input on your child’s education and resetting of SJUSD’s Strategic Plan based on SJUSD’s New Vision and Mission.

Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews and the SJUSD Board of Education are seeking input on what 21st century skills students should be able to know and do in order to be a productive member of a global society.

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New Hours for Almaden Branch Library – UPDATED 2022

photo: Almaden Branch LibraryWe know our loyal readers enjoy participating in events and activities at Almaden Branch Library from time to time.

We wanted to inform all of you that the Almaden Branch Library hours have changed. The library is now open four days per week. Following are the new hours [UPDATED 2022 – LIBRARY IS CURRENTLY OPEN 6 DAYS PER WEEK]:

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