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fussWhen parents are too focused on grades and performance, they deny their children the time and energy they need to tackle the demanding work of growing up.  Do you like to know the strategies for raising healthy children in today’s fast-paced world?  In this presentation, parents will learn how to establish a healthier home environment, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase their children’s resilience, creativity, and well being.

 

Three presentations are scheduled in the following weeks:

For parents of grades k-6:

  • Date/Time: Thursday, May 4, 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Location: Forest Park Elementary School, Multi-purposed Room

For parents of grades 7-12:

  • Date/Time/Location: Thursday, April 27, 6:30 to 8 pm, American High School, Multi-purposed Room
  • Date/Time/Location: Thursday, May 18,  6:30 to 8 pm, Mission High School, C120

All sessions are presented by Challenge Success, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University.

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The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages reading of popular literature among the young people. Since 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.

Young readers recommend the titles of their favorite books for nomination, or teachers and librarians note repeatedly read or requested titles, and these titles are submitted to the California Young Reader Medal Committee. The committee read the suggested books, discuss their merits and appeal to children, and then decide upon a well-balanced list of nominees.  Then students from all over California are encouraged to read the nominees and vote for their favorite.

There are five categories: primary (Grades K-3), intermediate (Grades 3-6), middle school/junior high (Grades 6-9), young adult (Grades 9-12), and picture books for older readers (4th Grade and up).  If you are a young reader fall into any of these categories, you can vote your favorite nominees online or submit the ballot postmarked by April 1, 2017.  Winners will be announced on May 1, 2017.

check here and scroll down for the 2016 – 2017 nominees for each category.

Have fun reading and voting, and wait and see if your favorite title will be the next winner!

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Parents, grandparents, and caregivers – mark your calendar!!

If you would like to plan a fun summer for your child, come to the Summer Program Fair scheduled on Friday, March 10, from 6 to 8 pm at the American High School – Rotunda, 36300 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, Ca, 94536.

There were more than 70 vendors and around 1,000 people at the fair last year.  Come to see what abundant programs/activities you can find for your child to do this summer.

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The Niles Festival of Lights and Parade which for many Fremont residents signals the start of the holiday season will take place from 6-9 pm on Friday, November 27 with the tree lighting at 6 pm at Niles Blvd.

Always the Friday after Thanksgiving, the “Train Of Lights” also lights up the Niles night – a decorated 14-car steam train, glowing in the dark, and rolling away with 500 passengers on a ride through Niles Canyon – a sight must see.

Stores and restaurants in the area will be open for business, and there will be a lot of dressed up characters and fun things to do for children.

 

Come join people line Niles Blvd, live sound/DJ Service, floats, Mexican horses, Santa, giant balloons, old cars, sleds, antique tractors, fire engines, bikers, the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, Snoopy and even 20 members of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers (Star Wars). Come early, carpool or take public transportation to avoid parking challenge.

This event is FREE.

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Wimpy Kid Book 11 (GalleyCat)

If you are one of the millions fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, here is the exciting news.  The eleventh installment is going to be out on Nov. 1, 2016.

The waiting list is growing now, so why wait?  Be the first ones to read it.  Click here to reserve your copy.

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rewired to inspireThis is a pretty new program involved students 7-18 years old and adults aged 55 and up. The fun and successful kick-off event took place on May 20th.  After several months off, they are coming back to resume the program on September 16th, with a plan to have it regularly on every 3rd Friday of the month.

Sponsored by FUSS (Fremont Unified Student Store), this student initiated Care Project helps build a bridge between older adults and students.  Through this program, adults can act as role models by sharing their cultural heritage and wisdom while students can increase their communication and leadership skills as well as enhance their emotional intelligence (EQ).

For more information, check their website, or contact rewiredtoinspire@gmail.com

 

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If you haven’t signed up for this year’s summer reading game – Read For the Win, you’d better hurry.

This Saturday, 8/13, will be the last day to sign up to play.  Once you’ve signed up, you can continue to read and play until 8/31.  This year, other than the paper bingo game, we also have an online game, which means you can win double the prizes.

And for all the adult and teen players — this year we are having a raffle if you entered your email or phone number when you sign up.  The prize will be a Fitbit band for adult and GoPro camera for teen.

Don’t miss your chance!  Read, play, and Win!!

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