Fairytales and Tutus
presents six magical ballerina camps filled with dancing, beloved stories, exquisite costumes, sparkling tiaras, tea parties, crafts and new friends! All camps offer a new theme each week. Choose morning or afternoon sessions. Join us for enchanting fun!
Where: Fairytales and Tutus, 7071 W. Craig Rd #104;
Dates/ Themes: June 7- 10 Storybook Princess, June 28-30 Angelina Ballerina, Aug 2-5 Dancing in Fairyland, Aug 9-11 Fancy Nancy, Aug 16-19 Fairytale Princess, Aug 23-25 Ballerina Barbie.*Some camps have multiple day options
Times: 9:30am – Noon OR 4- 6:30 PM
Cost: $128 for three day camps, $165 for 4 day camps. (702) 489-3603
Weeklong summer experience in creativity led by local educators. Provides educational enrichment through exciting hands on activities. The Camp Invention program instills creative problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that will encourage children’s future success. Nothing could be more important than investing in children today for their tomorrow.
Where: Multiple locations 1st-6th grade
When: First week begins June 7th
Ages: Grades 1-6
Ms. Robin’s Summer Camp
Multiple activities and programs and dates.
Limited registration, enroll early.
Where: Henderson, NV
Our Turn Excursions
OTE offers local families and families visiting Las Vegas a variety of excursions for kids and kids at heart filled with fun, safe and educational activities!
When: Ongoing Monday thru Friday. Pick-up is at 9:00am and drop-off is at 4:00pm.
Where: Monday: Las Vegas Springs Preserve and Pump It Up,
Tuesday: Little Pastry Chef’s Cooking Studio and Laser Quest,
Wednesday: Bonnie Springs,
Thursday: Mini Grand Prix and, Natural History Museum,
Friday: Lied Discovery Museum and Sky Zone
Cost: Excursions are $70 per day, per person
($5 sibling discount / $50 all week discount) price includes: two fun-filled excursion locations, a well-rounded and nutritious lunch, a yummy afternoon snack, + more
Sky Camp is the perfect way to combine fun and fitness this summer. Five, half days of instructor led activities, age appropriate SkyRobics, open jumping and 3-D Dodgeball.
Where: SkyZone Recreational Center
4195 Steptoe Street, Suite 400
Las Vegas, NV 89122
When: Sessions run June 7 to Aug 20.
Cost: 99 per child – per week, $25 per child – per day (702) 436-6887
Kinder Prep Academy
Exciting week long camps. Each week is new. Sign up for four or more weeks and receive free T-shirt. Participate in all weeks and get 10% off enrollment
Where: 5695 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89130 (Ann Road & 95)
When: June 14 to August 20.
Girls Camp@ Rock The Tea
Princess Camp, Dance, Cheer Tumbling, Acting, Crafts, and more!
Where: Rock The Tea
6380 South Valley View Boulevard,
Las Vegas, 89118
When: June 7 to Aug 6
(702) 207-GIRL (4475)
Cost: $160 per week
$30 per day
The Academy of Etiquette & Protocol is committed to helping the next generation understand the “Art of Southern Hospitality” and good manners. One week camp for Children (5-10 years old) and Teens (11-17 years old). The classes are broken up into fun and exciting activities that help children understand the importance of proper etiquette and prepare them for their adult years.
Where: Summerlin, August 16 to 20th
Henderson, August 23 to 27th
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By Jincy Dean
In theory the special arrangements that are now made between parents who no longer live together in one united household sounds terrific. The children get the best of both worlds, time with both parents who interact as a family and parents who can work together for the benefit of the child. We know the best way to maintain a strong relationship with your children is to spend as much time with them as you possibly can. These new custody arrangements provide the best guarantee to regular contact with your kids. Parents like it, Fathers like it, Judges like it, Kids feel more secure, Everyone wins, Compliance goes up with financial child support, and the arrangements promote Flexibility. Wow!
Those “good parting of the relationship” we sometimes hear about—the ones in which the parting couples actually get along and work together, tend to have certain things is common. They are not egoistically focusing on themselves, and whether they are the center point around which their child revolves. They aren’t pulling the child back and forth into non-communicating tit-for-tat of schedules and e-mails. They are still both functional parents, but they understand that the child actually has a home with one or the other of them, and it is they, regardless of where they live, who are the parent supporting that child’s life at that moment. Neither of them is focusing on what is “fair” to themselves, or their “parental rights,” and they have stopped playing tug-of-war with the child. They are still on the same team, pulling together in the child’s best interest. It just so happens that while one of the parents is resident in the child’s home, the other is still providing and supporting that home, but otherwise living adult life elsewhere. Each parent remains welcome in and supportive of, the child’s home which ever and where ever it may be.
What is the best for the child emotionally, socially, physically and academically? No one has the best or right answer. But it is all about ATTITUDE.
To make it all work, it helps if each parent is tuned in to his or her child’s individual and developmental needs. You have a great deal of control over the way your children handle life after the “parting”. By cooperating with the other parent, you are establishing a life pattern your child can carry into the future.
Cooperate with the other parent as much as possible. Keep each other informed of what’s going on when it comes to a child’s schooling, medical care, and social life. Establish a polite business relationship with the other parent. Be responsible in maintaining the visitation schedule. If a change must be made, work it out with the other parent in advance. Respect the rules of the other parent’s household, just as you respect the rules of school.
Don’t send messages to the other parent through your children. Business should be conducted only between parent.
This topic is of interest to us in the field of early education. We see on a daily basis children who are of concern to us. Their future depends on us.
Jincy Dean is the Regional Director for Christian Montessori Academy and a nationally recognized expert in early childhood development.
By Dr. Kshama Daphtary
Children’s Hospital of Nevada wants your children to always be safe around water. With the weather warming up in Las Vegas children will be closer to the water trying to cool off and beat the heat. Unfortunately, it only takes one unsupervised second for a child to fall into danger. In fact, drowning is the second leading cause of death from unintentional injuries in children. Last year, in Clark County alone, there were 10 children who were 14 years old or younger who died from drowning. Another 49 were lucky enough to survive their drownings. However, non-fatal drownings can cause brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities. Almost 90% of children drowned in swimming pools and 95% were four years old or younger.
Drowning is a quick and silent killer. Most drownings occur during a brief lapse in supervision. A majority of young children who drowned in pools were in the care of their parents, were last seen in their home and were out of sight less than five minutes.
Children’s Hospital of Nevada is the only hospital in Nevada staffed around the clock with in-hospital, Board Certified Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Physicians. Most parents tell us they were talking on the phone, stepped away for just a second or supervising another child when the drowning occurred.
To reduce the risk of drowning, Children’s Hospital of Nevada suggests what we call “layers of protection.” Designate a responsible adult to constantly watch children in or near water. Young children should be within arm’s reach. Avoid distractions and never drink alcohol while supervising children. Never leave a child alone, even for a few minutes, to answer the phone, go to the bathroom or attend to another child. Learn to swim. Teach your children to swim. However, keep in mind that children are generally not developmentally ready for formal swimming lessons until after their fourth birthday. Constant, careful supervision and barriers are necessary even when children have completed swimming lessons. It is important to be prepared for an emergency. Learn CPR. If you do witness a drowning, in the time it takes for the paramedics to arrive, your CPR skills could save the victim’s life.
If you have a swimming pool at home, install a four-sided isolation fence around the pool. The fence should be at least 5 feet high and have a self-closing and self-latching gate that opens away from the pool. Consider additional barriers such as automatic door locks or alarms to prevent access to the pool or notify you if someone enters the pool area. Keep chairs and tables away from the fence and remove floats, balls and toys from the pool area. The presence of these toys attracts children who may then lean over and fall into the pool. Keep life vests, personal flotation devices and a telephone near the pool. Do not use inner-tubes or “noodles” or “water wings” in place of life jackets.
At Children’s Hospital of Nevada, we know that prevention is the only “cure” for drowning. And, we want to teach parents the ABCD’s of drowning.
A = Adult supervision.
B = Barriers (for your pool)
C = Classes (swimming lessons, CPR)
D = Devices (personal flotation devices, life jackets, rescue tools)
Dr. Kshama Daphtary is a Pediatric Critical Care Physician at Children’s Hospital of Nevada.
Chaparral High School teacher Sergio Lopez was named the Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas “Educator of the Year” at an awards ceremony.
Teachers Jeff Buchbaum, Monaco MS; Cara Heck, Knudsen MS; and Diane Albright, Del Webb MS are selected to attend a program sponsored by Honeywell at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama this coming June. The purpose of this program is to further the training and education of teachers involved in the disciplines of mathematics and science. This year, 220 teachers were selected from an international pool to participate.
The winners of the Elementary School Principal Science Leadership award are Tim Adams, Rex Bell ES; Marty Gardner, Staton ES; Catherine Maggiore, Vanderburg ES; Maureen Stout, Paradise ES; and Ken Wronski, Schorr ES. These principals were nominated by their staff to receive this award. The award was based on their encouragement, dedication, and support of science instruction. Each school will receive science materials for their award.
Mojave High School student, Brian Perez, competed in the Nevada All-State Conference at UNLV hosted by the Nevada Music Educators’ Association. He ranked “First” in the state and was awarded the “command performance.”
Clark High School senior, Heidi Lim was selected as a Presidential Scholar semifinalist. Of the 3.2 million graduating high school seniors in the nation, Heidi is one of 560 semifinalists and one of three representing the Clark County School District. The two other winners from CCSD are William B. Kostan, Green Valley HS and Seth C. Thompson, Coronado HS.
Rancho High School JROTC competed and placed at the South High School drill meet in Bakersfield, California. Rancho took first in the Armed Drill Team Exhibition, second in the Unarmed Drill Team Exhibition, and third place in Color Guard. A fourth trophy went to Cadet Nicholas T. Young for finishing second in the freshman “drill down” competition.