Thursday, March 14, 2013
Our 2013 summer camp guide includes a handy rundown of camps near you, and a growing list of camps on our map throughout the Twin Cities area. Registration is on now.
With the choice and variety of summer camps available in 2013, boredom won't be an option. Organizations from area colleges to your local parks and recreation department offer dozens of camp choices for science, nature, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in your town and nearby. These are the ways you can use this camp guide: Know of a camp that's not on our list or our map? Visit this page and submit the information, and we'll add it. *** Richfield Recreation provides a variety of day-long events for children of all ages throughout the summer. See the attached PDF for information on all programs. Primrose School of Edina Weekly Themes Where: Primrose…
The event is Tuesday, March 19.
Thursday, March 14
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Richfield Public Safety Department and the City of Richfield. Join us and learn what you need to know about device safety, social networking, gaming, cyberbullying, and sexting in order to keep your family safe. Today’s youth are very technologically savvy. Allowing them to spend large amounts of time online without any supervision or rules, however, is like allowing them to explore a major metropolitan city by themselves. The Internet offers an enormous array of entertainment and educational resources, but also presents risks. Then don't miss this information forum! Tuesday, March 19, 4 p.m. at the Augsburg Library, 7100 Nicollet Ave S., Richfield. Presented by Jill Mecklenburg of …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office asks people to make a New Year's resolution in 2013 that could save a life or prevent a crash.
Editor's Note: The following was taken from a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office e-newsletter. A new survey indicates that while 97 percent of teens know texting while driving is dangerous, 43 percent of them admit to sending a text while driving – and 75 percent say the practice is common among their friends.The survey found that teenagers feel pressure to quickly respond to text messages – and adults are also setting a poor example by texting while driving themselves. Make a New Year's resolution in 2013 that could save your life or prevent a crash. Take a pledge NOT to text and drive and ask your family members to do the same. Remember, it is illegal to text and drive in Minnesota. Create a new habit: Put your phone in the glove box …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
How do we let our children gain their independence while still making sure they'll have tomorrow to learn from their mistakes?
Gone are the days of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey or even wondering if kids still play spin the bottle. On Thursday, Robbinsdale Schools called and emailed all middle school parents to tell us about the choking game. And yesterday, Dunwoody Patch, just outside Atlanta, reported that a 10-year-old boy there died from the choking game last week. This is not something I wanted to think about. I fear the thought of my children getting hurt by something they did themselves. And that got me thinking—how do we save our children from themselves? When kids are young, we have to watch them at all times. As demanding and exhausting as this is, you can usually say with great certainty that you know what they’re up to—then they become teenagers. Suddenly…
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Richfield Patch details great local summer camps and activities to keep kids busy.
While snow is still on the ground, and the first day of spring hasn't hit yet, summer will soon be here. So, it's time to make plans for keeping the kids busy. Richfield Patch is here to help with a list of five local summer programs. Five Great Local Summer Camps and Activities for Kids & Teens All programs are conveniently held in Richfield. For more information, see the attached program guides. Stay tuned for another Patch Picks on March 17 featuring the best places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Patch's weekly guide to weekend fun with the family is back.
Patch's weekly Grab & Go Kids Planner has a variety of activities for Richfield kids, teens and families to do over the next couple days, including a chance to meet Kristi Yamaguchi. 1) Kristi Yamaguchi in Southwest Minneapolis Where / When: Wild Rumpus at 12:30 p.m. on March 13. Why Go: The figure skater will make her debut appearance at the Wild Rumpus, where she will be reading her new book "Dream Big, Little Pig!" Price: Free but be sure to register ahead of time. 2) Marvelous Maples in Richfield Where / When: Wood Lake Nature Center from 12:30-2 p.m. March 12 and from 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m. March 13. Why Go: Discover the cultural and natural history aspects of tapping maple trees as part of the glorious "syrup-ing" process. Price…
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Before letting your kids dive head-first into the world of social media, it's important to first get a basic understanding of the technology at play.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
When my son was almost 13, he wanted to join Facebook. Before allowing it, I signed up myself in order to understand how it worked and to provide some guidance related to his use of the social network phenomenon. Once I gained a basic understanding, I allowed him to sign up for Facebook subject to some basic guidelines which have evolved over the past two years into the following: These limits have worked well for us. I imagine some kids might not need rules while others might need more rigid ones. As parents, we cannot make that decision, however, without first having a basic understanding of the technology, which is evolving almost faster than we can keep up with it. I suspect that by the time they’re in high school, today’s sixth …
Monday, November 15, 2010
More magnetized doors, security cameras and other changes now greet Richfield High School students. Principal Stephen West explains the new safety measures.
After taking over as principal of Richfield High School this year, Dr. Stephen West has stepped up building security. He's done away with the open lunch hour, magnetized more doors and added 18 security cameras, bringing the total to 58. Many parents may have questions as to why this was necessary. His answer? "I want to do everything in my power to make sure when parents drop their students off here at RHS that they feel secure that we are being proactive in securing the building," he recently wrote. "Although we cannot account for everything that could happen here we can try." Dr. West talked with RichfieldPatch via email about the need to be cautious when it comes to student safety. Richfield Patch: When and why did the schools decide …