Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kids Running Program

My friend just posted something cool that I may have to take my boys to try soon.  Sounds like a great way to burn off some energy and learn more about the sport of running.

Lakeland Runners Club- Kid’s Running Program

Location – Lakeland High School Track

Time – 5:30pm- Weekly, Tuesday evenings

The Program is open to kids of all running abilities 5 years old and up. The program directors help prepare the kids for a lifetime of running. Parents do not have to be LRC members for their children to run. However, the Lakeland Runners Club does offer a student membership for only $5. The workouts will include stretching, repeats, sprints, and distance runs. As kids progress they may also want to move up to train with the adult running group that meets at 6:00pm at the same location. Parents are required to stay at the track for the entirety of the kids program.

For more information contact Grace Owen at graceowen1@gmail.com

Click here to print a permission form/waiver.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tropical Smoothie, Free smoothie on Flip Flop Day

Every year, on the third Friday in June Tropical Smoothie Café celebrates its national holiday; National Flip Flop Day! This year's National Flip Flop Day will be held on June 15, 2012. And, customers who come into our more than 300 Cafés nationwide from 2 pm to 7 pm sporting their finest flip flops will receive a free 24oz. Jetty Punch Smoothie. Sure, Tropical Smoothie Café loves flip flops so much that we've created a holiday to celebrate the shoe. But, there's more to it than just that. What started as a day to thank our customers for their loyalty to Tropical Smoothie Café, has turned into a mission to raise money for Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine is the only retreat in the nation to address the effects of a life threatening illness on every member of the immediate family – the ill child, the parents and the siblings.
And, you don't have to wait for National Flip Flop Day to help! Now through June 15, you can make a real difference in the lives of these children and their families by stopping by your local Tropical Smoothie Café and making a donation.
You can learn more about Camp Sunshine here. And, if you want to make a donation online click here.
We'll see you on June 15th from 2pm – 7pm... don't forget to wear your flip flops and donate!

National Donut Day June 1st

Celebrate one of the sweetest days of the year by commemorating National Doughnut Day with a one-of-a-kind complimentary treat from Krispy Kreme®. On Friday, June 1 stop in to any participating Krispy Kreme US shops for a FREE doughnut of any variety. No purchase necessary.

On Friday, June 1, Krispy Kreme is helping its fans across the country pay homage on this delectable holiday by offering every guest one FREE doughnut of any variety at participating Krispy Kreme US locations.

Fans can also share the National Doughnut Day fun with Krispy Kreme on Twitter @KrispyKreme #NationalDoughnutDay.

The offer is good for one free doughnut of any variety per customer on Friday, June 1 only. Visit http://KrispyKreme.com/ for store locations.

This year marks 75 years of sharing delicious tastes, and creating fond memories and shared special moments through the joy that is Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts. In celebration of 75 years of love for its one-of-a-kind doughnuts, including the world-famous Original Glazed® doughnut- Krispy Kreme is inviting its fans around the globe to join the celebration. Post your Happy 75th Birthday message on a virtual Birthday Card, interact with the Time Machine of Joy, and share your sweetest Krispy Kreme memories at www.CelebrateKrispyKreme.com.

National Donut Day

dunkin donuts2 272x300 National Donut Day = Free Donut at Dunkin Donuts
National Donut Day = Free Donut at Dunkin’ Donuts
National Donut Day is Friday, June 1 & DD fans can get a free donut w/ beverage purchase. Share this news w/ your friends!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Join the PBK Summer Reading Challenge!Summer is the perfect time to instill a love of reading in your child. From now through August 22nd, read all the award-winning books on one of our recommended lists and qualify for fun prizes.

Barnes and Noble Summer reading program 2012

Barnes and Noble Summer reading program 2012


Here Is How:

Step 1.

Step 2.

Step 3.
Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal
Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store.
Find a Store.
Chose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading!

Glazer Children's museum happenings

MAY 21 - 27
Don't miss a magical opportunity to explore your imagination! Join the Museum for a week of fairy tale themed activities. You can create your very own fairy tale or design a puppet for your own story. Remember the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk? Sit back and relax as the Play 'N Around Theater performs "FEE-FI-FO-FUM!" on May 26th at 11AM. Click here to find out more information on this magical week.  

MAY 27
The Museum is opening its doors early to families with children who have special needs. Come for special programming and an enjoyable time for the whole family. Members are free, and non-members are $5. Preregistration encouraged. Click to register and find out more.  

JUNE 4 - 10
Story time, crafts, and slime, oh my! This week is filled with friendly monstrous fun. No need to scream or fear, there's nothing to be afraid of over here. Click here to go to our website

Monday, May 21, 2012

Barnes and Noble Summer 2012 Reading program to be announced soon!

Summer Reading Program
Fostering a love of reading and its rewards, the Barnes & Noble Imagination's Destination Summer Reading program is popular with students in first through sixth grades and educators throughout America.
Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read any eight books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them.
Details about the 2012 Summer Reading program will be announced May 22. 


I found this great website that one of my favorite author's created to help encourage reading in kids.
It has great reading lists for different age groups and tips/suggestions for keeping them reading even as they get older.

The site is http://www.readkiddoread.com/home

and here is a list of their top summer reading tips:


MOMS & DADSyour kid could fall TWO YEARS BEHIND IN SCHOOL this summer!

Without reading, kids lose an average of one to three months of achievement over the summer. By the end of 6th grade, children who do not read over the summer are as much as two years behind other kids who do.*

Moms and Dads…getting our kids into reading this summer is our job.

Experts know that reading 6 books over the summer is all kids need, to maintain the reading level they gained in school.* They also know that the more kids read in the summer, the more they gain.

Kids read more when they are given books they like…especially if they can choose their own books.

Check out our 2nd Annual Summer Reading List on ReadKiddoRead.com and get started.

Stop the Summer Slide with these ten tips from James Patterson:

  1. Start today! Find a fun backpack or cute summer bag to keep book choices in until school’s out.

  2. Find books your kids love. Check out our summer reading list here for starters. Talk with your child about their interests. Kids read more if they read what they like. E-reader, paperbacks, hard covers, comic books are all fine. Reading is the goal!

  3. Get a Library Card in your child’s name. Visit your library…the resources they have for the summer are usually terrific. And the Children’s Librarian will usually bend over backwards to help your child find fun stuff to read.

  4. Break down the summer reading goal in smaller daily or weekly increments.  Want to read 6 books? Divide the number of pages by the weeks or days available for summer reading, and set a reasonable goal. Or just allot 30 minutes a day.

  5. Set aside a daily “no-electronics” time for summer reading. Summer days are long—there’s always time for reading, if we make it a priority.

  6. “Buddy Read” together. Model reading with your child. Read the same books together, and talk about them.

  7. Create a Summer Reading Club with friends.   It’s always more fun if you can share the experience.

  8. Reward progress: set goals with your child, and track their achievements. Give them little “awards” for progress. Have a bigger end-of-summer reward.

  9. Travel with your books wherever you go- Take them to the beach, in the car, on vacations, and to the pool. Make the “in between” moments count. Put books everywhere your kids might be “bored” and want to turn on the TV—such as the breakfast table, the bedside table—wherever.

  10. Remember: it’s up to you to make it fun. Don't turn it into a “summer chore” that must be done before you can have fun. Reading is fun! If it isn’t, keep at it till they find books they can’t put down. Then reward yourself, Mom and Dad, because you have just given your child the best present you could ever have imagined… the gift of reading--for life.

*McGill-Franzen, A., & Allington R. (2003 May/June) “Bridging the Summer Reading Gap” Instructor 112 no.8


"How I Became A Pirate!" at Lakeland Community Theatre

Ahoy Thar Mateys!!!
Pirates be comin' ashore
at Lakeland Community Theatre!

"How I Became A Pirate" 
June 15th, 16th, and 17th!

Show Dates & Times:
Friday, June 15th at 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 16th at 2:00 and 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 17th at 2:00 pm

Adults: $10     Children 12 & unders: $8

Please call (863) 603-7529 for tickets
or email mwhelan@lakelandcommunitytheatre.com
 for more information!

Don't miss our preshow Pirate Pizza Party!
 See below for details!!!

Be ready for a pirate invasion at LCT! Come early to participate in our fun pre-show activities such as a pirate treasure dig, face painting, art projects, and more!

LCT Exclusive Event:
Pirate Pizza Party!

Before each performance, we will be having a Pirate Pizza Party in the glass lounge of our theatre! The party is
$30 for adults; $25 for children
and includes:

  • Pirate Punch in a souvenir mug
  • Your choice of pepperoni or cheese pizza  
  • Souvenir sword and eye patch
  • Face painting
  • A picture with a Pirate  
  • Special pirate dessert
  • Ticket for the show in our VIP seating area  
Pizza Parties will be at 12:30 before the 2:00 shows and 6:00 before the 7:30 shows
Please call (863) 603-PLAY or email office@lakelandcommunitytheatre.com for tickets!

Free summer meals for kids

Free Summer Meals Available for Children Starting in June!!!!
The School Nutrition Department will provide nutritionally balanced meals to children starting in June. The Summer Food Service Program begins June 13th and will last until August 1st.
For more information and site locations check out the attached link:

The School Nutrition Department will provide nutritionally balanced meals to children starting in June. The Summer Food Service Program begins June 13th and will last until August 1st. Meals will not be available on July 4th in observation of Independence Day.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

Lowe’s Build and Grow Classes For Kids ~ Saturday May 12, 10am

Register with Lowe’s Build and Grow today!

Lowe’s Home Improvement stores has a FREE class every other Saturday for children to participate in and build little projects!  This is a great way to develop creativity in our children!
Saturday, May 12 at 10am the children will be building a cute Picture Frame Planter.
All you need to do is Sign Up HERE!  Type in your zip code then click “Register”.  This will show the available stores in your area with open classes.  Click on your store and complete the registration form.  

Sunday, May 6, 2012

AMF Bowling after school special!

Hey Students!
So grab your friends and head over to
AMF Boynton Beach Lanes for our after school
Per person. No coupon necessary.
We're throwing in the works! You'll get:
• Shoe Rental

It's all for a price that you can't find anywhere else!
Join the FUN every Mon-Fri, 2pm to 5pm.
Only valid when schools are in session. Not valid on school breaks and holidays.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Home Depot Kids workshop

Build a Planter Box

Kids can build a planter box and add plants for a touch of color

• Kids will learn to build their very own planter box while 
  learning tool safety
• Have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement 
  and work ethic
• You can paint and add embellishments to your project 
  while at the workshop

Saturday, May 5, 2012

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.