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HLS Teachers Share Their Classroom Decorations

Everyone is buzzing with excitement this time of year—students are eager to see their classmates, parents are ready for a little more time to themselves, and teachers are ready to teach their students. Whether it’s on open house night or on the first day of school, it’s exciting for you and your child to see […]

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Jump Back into the Back to School Routine

Summer is winding down quickly: The days are getting shorter. Your kid has a backpack full of school supplies ready. You’ve attended the back-to-school parent meeting. And the first day of school is quickly approaching. Transitioning back into a school routine can be hard, both for you and your kids. Here are some ways to […]

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4 Ways to Save on School Supplies

It’s that time of year again — time to buy school supplies. Once you’ve skimmed the HLS school supply lists for your child’s grade level, you’ve got to figure out how to round up all the supplies necessary for your child’s education. Here are some tips on finding and buying school supplies. 1. Reuse your […]

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Back to School Reading List From HLS Teachers

School is just a few weeks away, but that doesn’t mean kids should stop reading books for the summer! Here are some suggestions for a back to school reading list from HLS teachers to keep your kid’s mind sharp and ready for the return to the classroom. Preschool and kindergarten — Mrs. Montoya If You […]

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Bookmark These 8 Parent Resource Websites Today

What websites you have bookmarked in your internet browser? You probably have Facebook, your email, and maybe a news site bookmarked. But how many parenting resources do you have bookmarked? It can be hard to find sites that are actually helpful. Here are eight parent resource websites that you’ll want to bookmark as you continually […]

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Help Your Kids Form Good Technology Habits

One-quarter of 3-year-olds go online daily, according to a study in 2011. You can imagine that the number of young children using the internet has gone up in the past six years. There’s no doubt that our children are increasingly exposed to technology; the question is, how do you, as a parent, help your child […]

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7 Neat Educational Apps Your Kid Will Love

When your child picks up your tablet or phone, make sure you’ve downloaded some safe, fun, and educational apps for him to enjoy. Give your child a range of apps and games to select from, from math apps to video production apps to reading apps so she can keep her mind sharp over the summer. […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety for Kids

When it comes to internet safety, it’s not a matter of if your child will run into inappropriate material, but when. Even though kids take to tech like a duck to water, you can never assume that they know how to be safe about the sites they visit or the information they give out. Kids […]

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7 Creative Writing Prompts to Kickstart Your Child’s Creativity

  We all know about summer reading programs and soccer camps to keep your kids active and thinking over the summer, but have you considered utilizing creative writing prompts? It’s important to keep your child writing and thinking creatively over the summer so they’re ready for school in the fall—and more importantly, so they keep […]

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