What to Do About a Bad Report Card

In most local school districts, students are receiving first nine weeks grades about now. Did your student bring home a report card that was less than exciting or not quite what you were expecting? Here are some suggestions on what to do now: 1. Meet with your Student’s Teacher/s Most …

What to Ask at Your Child’s Parent Teacher Conference

Fall is the time for Back to School Nights and parent-teacher conferences. You may be wondering what to expect at these events. At most schools, you will get a chance to walk your child’s schedule and meet with each teacher for 10-15 minutes, usually as a group. This is a …

Is this what your kid’s backpack looks like?

I see a lot of kids whose good-intentioned parents buy them a whole pile of school supplies, only to find that by week two, their book bag is a mess, and they are using none of them. Seriously, these kids have 20 folders, binders, pens, highlighters, dividers, and composition notebooks …

UMW Partners with PLZ and Spotsylvania County Public Schools!

UMW Partners with PLZ and Spotsylvania County Public Schools to Stuff the Bus with school supplies this Friday Aug. 1 at the Southpoint Wal-Mart from 9:00am to 6:00pm.  All donations will go to the Spotsylvania County Treasure House which supports needy and homeless children in Spotsylvania.  Read more here…. http://umweagles.com/athletic_dept/plzstuffthebus Share …

Ten Tips for Tax Free Weekend: Back to School Shopping

1. Take an Inventory, Reuse, and Recycle Look to see what’s left over from last year. It is likely that there are many binders, pencils, pens, calculators, and other supplies that can be reused. Let kids use stickers or paper to decorate and add a personal touch to reused binders …

Tax Free Weekend…A Great Time to Buy School Supplies for Your Children and Those in Need!

Tax free weekend is a great time save a little money on school supplies for your children and those in need. Here are some tips on what items are tax free this weekend.   (http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=SchoolSuppliesAndClothingHoliday), the sales tax holiday is coming up this weekend August 3rd- 5th.  During this three …