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What Do I Get For My $10?

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I’ve always been an active classroom volunteer at my daughter’s elementary school, but last year, as the changes with the Nevada School Wellness Policy started rolling out and I heard the desperate call for new board members on the school’s parent-faculty association, I decided that I wanted to be more …

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The Hell that is School Supply Shopping

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It’s that time of year again…  Washoe County School District announces the teachers assigned to each student, and every parent in the school district gets their hands on the supply list for their child’s class… With the expectation that the supplies be delivered with the children the first day of …

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Seriously, Get Your Kids Tested for a Speech Delay

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I will never forget that phone call. I was trying to learn a new system work was implementing when my phone began to buzz. It was my son’s daycare. That sinking feeling hit as I wondered what could be going on. “Hello, Mrs. Bradfield?” “Yes, this is her.” “Ok great. …

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Dolan Class Project Winners Announced

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The 2017 Dolan Class Project has truly blown us away. 33 classrooms came together within the last two months to better our community through fun and unique outreach projects. The students and teachers that participated took the project seriously and made it their mission to impact others. It was a …

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Learn About Kidscape Productions Spring Break Camps!

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Spring Break is just around the corner for WCSD students – a two week break thanks to the balanced calendar. And if you’re anything like me, you’re starting to wonder what options you have for at least a portion of that time. I didn’t have to wonder long. My daughter, …

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How The Dolan Class Project Changed My Life

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I am a twenty-six-year-old woman learning to navigate the automotive world one day, more like one hour, at a time. As the Community Outreach Coordinator for Dolan Auto Group, I spend my days running, literally, back and forth between our four dealerships engaging with managers, customers, production crews, coworkers, our …

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For The Love Of God, I Need Kids Back in School Full Time

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Winter break is over. Kind of. 3 weeks plus one day. I think in theory this balanced calendar sounds great, but my opinion? IT’S WAY TOO DAMN LONG. As a working mom, I find that there is a significant void of camps/activities for kids the first two weeks of break. …

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Where Are We Gonna Put All These Kids?!

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On my morning walks on the hills around my neighborhood in Sparks, I’ve lately been disgusted by an increasingly familiar sight. New houses. There’s nothing particularly disgusting about houses, per se. And while I consider myself pro-environment, I’m honestly not thinking to myself, “Oh, isn’t that awful, all that unspoiled …

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