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School Kids

Summer School in Ventura County

School KidsMany parents have discovered that Summer School is becoming increasing harder to find in Ventura County

If you live in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Moorpark, Oak Park and Simi Valley you may be able to pay for Summer School programs through local non-profits like Friends of Oak Park and Conejo Schools Foundation if your child is in High School or Middle School.

In the past few years it appeared there were no options for parents of students in Elementary School.

This year I discovered a few new options I’d like to share :

Ventura County Learning Center is offering an Academic Summer Camp program in Moorpark for students K – 8 from June 17th until August 23rd.  To enroll visit http://www.venturacountylearningcenter.com/we-teach-success.html

The Institute of Reading Development offers reading classes for 5 weeks at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks and Sycamore Drive Community Center in Simi Valley.  Programs are available for children from 4 – 12th Grade starting in late July.  For details on classes, dates and times available near you visit.  http://readingprograms.org 

Short term classes are offered by the Conejo Recreation and Park District at the Conejo Community Center in Thousand Oaks and Borchard Community Center in Newbury Park.  Classes are offered in July and August and are for students entering 3 and 4th grades, or 5th and 6th grades.  To learn more about classes offered visit http://www.crpd.org/programs/default.asp and search for “Students Entering” to find available classes.

If you know of more local academic summer camps be sure to let me know by leaving a comment below.

End Child Anxiety

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Hes the one on the right.

That’s My Boy…. Surfing!!

Surfers Healing event Malibu, CA – June 4th 2011

Our 7 yr old sons first time on a surf board.


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Christmas Tree

Help Me Put a Smile on a Childs Face For the Holidays

Each year my husbands work gets a box full of cards for boys and girls who have requested just one gift for the Holidays.

Last weekend I discovered that last year not all the children had their Wishing Tree cards selected.  With so many people worrying about money, there were just too many children for the number of workers in his office.

This made me really sad as I know what it is like when your parent/s are doing their best to provide the basics and can’t afford gifts at the holidays.  I was fortunate enough to have wonderful grandparents who made sure that we never went without and a very creative mum who wrapped up school supplies and clothing to make it look like we were getting much more.

I’ve decided that I would like to help my husbands office give as many gifts as possible for those children in need.

I am committed to donating a minimum of 10% from all purchases on the following sites towards purchasing these childrens’ gift requests.

http://WhyXyngular.com – for your energy, weight loss and nutritional needs.  Products are available in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Europe.

http://Try.MyArbonne.com – Pure, Safe, Beneficial Skincare for the whole family + Gift Box Sets for the holidays.  Products are available in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK.

I need your help to spread the word so that I can help as many children as possible.

As soon as enough has been raised for the first gift I will post a picture of the gift along with the gift request.  I will continue to do this for each and every gift.

Let’s raise $250 for the first 10 gifts by November 30th!

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