Spotsylvania County Public Schools Business Partner of the Year


spotsylvania county public schools, business partner of the yearParrish Learning Zone is excited to announce that we were chosen by Spotsylvania County Public Schools as a Business Partner of the Year for our dedication to the school division. We were also a recipient of the Virginia School Boards Association Honor Roll for 2017. We have partnered with Spotsylvania for the last five years on the Annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive that collects school supplies and donations to benefit needy and homeless students in the county.  We are honored to be recognized by the county and we will continue to do our best to support Spotsylvania County and their students.

Virginia School Boards Association Business Honor Roll


vsba, vsba honor roll, virginia school boards associationParrish Learning Zone is excited to announce that we were chosen by Spotsylvania County Public Schools as a recipient of the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Business Honor Roll for 2017. Click here to see the official VSBA newsletter. Summary of the Business Honor Roll from the VSBA website:

Local businesses have the power to shape community attitudes about public schools. Every spring, the VSBA Business Honor Roll provides a way for local school divisions to recognize local businesses for their support, especially as schools face increasing budget uncertainty. The Business Honor Roll helps divisions say “thank you” for their vital contributions.


Businesses large and small, corporate-owned or family-run, play a key role in supporting our communities and local schools. They contribute to our school divisions in many ways, including helping schools with in-kind or financial contributions, donating to scholarship programs, supporting extracurricular activities, offering internship opportunities, volunteering in the schools, and sponsoring field trips. This type of support is invaluable.

Voted a Fredericksburg Family Favorite for Three Years in a Row!


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Every year Fredericksburg Parent & Family magazine holds an annual contest where Fredericksburg and the surrounding communities vote for their favorite local businesses.  Parrish Learning Zone is very thankful to have been voted a FredParent Favorite for three years in a row since the contest began in 2014.  Thank you so much to the wonderful community and everyone who continues to support us.

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Kenmore Park – Fredericksburg, VA

Kenmore Park is a great place to take the kids on a sunny day.  It is located on the corner of Kenmore Avenue and Mary Ball Street in Fredericksburg.  The park has a basketball court, lighted and unlighted tennis courts, children’s playground equipment, a toddler play area, and a field. …

Community Partnerships in Education: It Takes a Village to Raise A Child

Many teachers are overwhelmed.   With an increase in state and federal demands for accountability in student achievement, there seems to also be a failure to recognize a very important piece of the puzzle.   Although teachers are primarily held responsible for student achievement, most barriers to school success have little to …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Motts Run Reservoir – Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania, VA

The Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area is an 860-acre natural area serving residents of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania.   In the summer, the reservoir is open Thursdays-Mondays.  At the reservoir, there is canoe and kayak rental, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.  Bring lunch or dinner and eat at one of the picnic tables …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Central Rappahannock Regional Library

If it’s rainy or exceptionally hot, then it’s a good day to stop by your local branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.  Browse for books or participate in one of the many programs or events offered over the summer.  The library has a summer reading program for children of …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Canal Path and Heritage Trail in Fredericksburg, VA

In Fredericksburg the Canal Path/Heritage Trail is a great place to take the kids for some exercise.  The Canal Path is 1.8 miles and the Heritage Trail is 1.6 miles.  They connect together to make a 3.1 mile loop.  The loop is paved and has a bike path.  Not only …