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50% off 1 Week After School Fun at The Little House of Art ($330 value)

50% off 1 Week After School Fun at The Little House of Art ($330 value)

Back to School means lots of after school activities! Encourage your children to express themselves through art and watch their imaginations come alive. CLICK HERE to save 50% off 1 week “After School Fun” Drop-Off Program at The Little House of Art in Brookhaven.

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH AT MIDNIGHT

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Regents vote to hike health costs for employees

Regents vote to hike health costs for employees

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Board of Regents is raising health insurance premiums for employees and cutting coverage for about 700 workers.

The board voted Tuesday to hike rates by 5.2 percent. The university system will save $30 million by limiting access to certain doctors and hospitals.

University system workers, like all state employees, received no pay increase this year.

The board also voted to cut insurance for about 700 part-time employees by raising the minimum number of hours they have to work to qualify for coverage from 20 to 30 per week. The change will save about $1.5 million.

This is the first time since 2008 that insurance premiums have increased.

Sending Your Baby To Kindergarten

Sending Your Baby To Kindergarten

 

The school bell will ring soon and many parents will send a child to kindergarten. This is always an emotional time for parents. For some, it will be sending your first born and for others it will be sending the youngest of four. Kindergarten is an important milestone in your child’s life. Your child’s maturity will grow tremendously this year and you’ll get to see a small glimpse of how your hard work over the past 5 years has shaped your child. It wasn’t that long ago that you held your precious baby in your arms for the first time. Where did the time go? Now it’s time to send that little baby off to kindergarten. For most this will be the first full school day, the first  year to ride the school bus, the first year to have homework, and the first year when peer influences begin to play a role.

Gwinnett Schools: Still growing, but slowing

Gwinnett Schools: Still growing, but slowing

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.-- One girl in Gwinnett County could be overheard whispering the concerns of her fellow students: "Mom, this is sooo embarrassing."

Just like those new backpacks and shiny shoes; back-to-school kisses, hugs, and waves were seen all over Metro Atlanta Monday.

"Be yourself!" Bobbie Spellman called after her children as they boarded a school bus. Her family has been in Gwinnett County two years.

"Since we've been here, we've seen a large increase," she said.

Gwinnett is still growing, but not like it was.

"Our growth is slowing significantly," Gwinnett County Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana said. "We used to grow by 7,000 new students a year. This year, we're growing by 1700 new students."

Gwinnett is expecting 162,000 students in the 2011-2012 year.

DeKalb County cancels all outdoor practices on Thursday

DeKalb County cancels all outdoor practices on Thursday

DECATUR, Ga. -- According to Mark Brock of the DeKalb County Schools Office of Athletics:

Please be aware that all outdoor activities for DeKalb County School System have been moved to 6:00 pm for today, August 4th.

In closing, the Athletic Department monitors the weather and heat index on a daily basis and sends updates to inform schools of any changes.



 

 

 

1st annual Teacher's Ball supporting Dekalb Teachers with prizes and more

1st annual Teacher's Ball supporting Dekalb Teachers with prizes and more

Stone Mountain, GA --  V-103 and the We Need 2 Read Foundation will be supporting Dekalb teachers by throwing them a big back to school party at Echelon 3000 this weekend.

They will be giving away $5000 in laptops and school supplies to the Dekalb County school with the most attendees, so gatehr up all your co-workers and come out.

1 lucky teacher will also win an I-pad 2!

Back to school special! $10 for Head Lice Prevention, Detection or Treatment ($25 value)

Back to school special! $10 for Head Lice Prevention, Detection or Treatment ($25 value)

No one wants to think about head lice, but with kids coming home from camp and heading back to school, it's smart to be prepared. CLICK HERE TO SAVE 60% off and fight head lice with 100% non-toxic products and treatment from Elimilice ($25 value)

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS TUESDAY, AUGUST 2ND AT MIDNIGHT

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