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This Week’s Buzz: April 25th – May 1st

Moments of Silence

When a child dies, there are no words. When a child dies in a school, there are no words. When a child dies at the hands of another child, there are no words.

There. Are. No. Words.

But words are flying nonetheless. It’s the school’s fault, the parents’ fault. It’s systemic, it’s situational. It’s poor kids on drugs with no parental supervision, it’s rich kids on prescription meds with too much helicoptering. It’s race, it’s money, it’s geographic, it’s poverty. It’s everything and nothing and while certainly there is blame to lay, it’s hard to identify exactly where that blame belongs. No one knows what exactly it is that went awry once upon a time, but we do know this: we can do better.

And that’s why it’s time to…

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Fairville Fun Fair
April 30 – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Held on our school grounds, Fairville’s Fun Fair is especially great for families with toddlers, preschoolers, and young children. Enjoy pony rides, treasure hunts, moon bounce, cookie decorating, and so much more!

The Fair is open to the public with no entrance fee; modestly priced tickets are available to participate in the activities of your choice.

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Buzz This Week
Monday, April 25th

  • 11am – Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
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Tuesday, April 26th

  • In what appears to be the longest election season ever, Delaware and Pennsylvania hold their Primary Elections today. Are you voting?
  • Storytime in the morning, LEGO club in the afternoon at Hockessin Library read more
  • 10am – Story Time & Craft at Linvilla Orchards
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  • 6:30pm Family Movie Night at Kirkwood Library – Peanuts
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Wednesday, April 27th

  • 10am – Wee Have Fun Club at Bellevue State Park
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  • 10am – Arbor Day Storytime at Barnes & Noble on Concord Pike
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  • 11:30am – Knee High Naturalists: In The Small, Small Pond at Abbott’s Mill
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Thursday, April 28th

  • ABCMouse Open Lab at Woodlawn Library
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Friday, April 29th

  • 9:30am – Green By Nature Preschool: Turtle Time at Ashland Nature Center
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  • 10:30am – Special Arbor Day Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo
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  • 10:30am Glories of Stories at the DE Art Museum
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  • 5-8pm $5 Fridays at the DE Children’s Museum
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  • 5-9pm Food truck party in Market East Plaza in Newark. Woodside Creamery Truck will be there.
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Saturday, April 30th

Sunday, May 1st

  • 8th Annual Hear We Go 5K & Family Fun Day on the grounds of Nemours Mansion & Gardens. Registration fees are $20 prior to 3:00 p.m. on April 28, 2016 and $25 after that and on the day of the event.
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  • 12:30-4:30pm Train Day at Auburn Heights
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  • 11am-2pm Lilac Sunday at Tyler Arboretum
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  • 11am-4pm MAY DAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS at EVERHART PARK in West Chester
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Save the Date
  • May 5th – 7th Annual Flower Market in Rockford Park
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  • May 7th – The Good Dinosaur Movie Night at Delaware Museum of Natural History. Pre-registration
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  • May 7th – Wilmington Garden Day
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  • Sunday, May 8th – 38th Annual Point-to-Point at Winterthur
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  • Tuesday, May 10th – Family Storytime starting every Tuesday in May at Longwood Gardens
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  • May 13th – Parent’s Night Out: Nature Photography at DuPont Environmental Education Center
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  • May 13th – 15th – Wilmington Grand Prix 2016
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  • May 14th – Opening Day of Wilmington’s Riverfront Mini Golf 
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  • May 15th – Helicopter Rides at the American Helicopter Museum
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Parenting With Our Girlfriends

One of the best things about our friends are the ideas that they give us about parenting.  At the park, waiting for soccer practice to be over, in the car line, we are in the trenches together and I have picked up some great tips from my girlfriends. Here are some of my favorites: My sister in law lives halfway across the country but always has great ideas about keeping our families close.  Make up stories that star the far away relatives.  The kids love this and just talking about family members can make them seem more a part of our lives.  Also, have a grandparent record themselves reading your child’s favorite story.  Another idea is to cook a long treasured family recipe together. What do you do when your child does not do the … [Read More...]

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This Week’s Buzz: April 18th – April 24th

April Showers bring May Flowers   This week, a flyer came home in one of the 2nd graders’ backpacks (though curiously not the other one) about all the big dates through the end of the year. Like through June whatever is the last day of school. You … [Read More...]