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Family Financial Cents: The Art of Living Grateful

Family Financial Cents: The Art of Living Grateful

 

The presents are all unwrapped and now it’s time to see things through the Lens of Thankfulness. Take a look at this quick video for tips on how to learn the Art of Living Grateful and how it can bless you and your family now and throughout your life. Be sure to share your thoughts on Living Grateful below!!

 

2013 Weekly Challenge #50: Hydration

2013 Weekly Challenge #50: Hydration
2013 Weekly Challenge #50: Hydration Yep, back up on my soap box again...This weeks' challenge is all about HYDRATION.

January Fun at the Keyes Library

January Fun at the Keyes Library

Join the Keyes Library during the month of January for several family-friendly events for individuals of all ages!

Tweens and teens ages 12 through 18 can ring in the New Year with a special library celebration on Thursday, January 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participants can make unique buttons and pins for their bags and backpacks, as well as, play popular Wii games. This is a fun event where teens and tweens can interact with their peers and enjoy a safe activity during their winter break.

Aspiring chefs can participate in the What’s Cooking?: Recipe Exchange from Jan. 2 through Jan. 30. Participants can come by the library for winter cooking ideas and pick up the recipes of the month! While at the library turn in your favorite recipe to be entered into the contest for the recipe of the month in February! Two recipes will be chosen for February’s Recipes of the Month.

2013 Weekly Challenge #49: Say No to the Good, and Yes to the GREAT

2013 Weekly Challenge #49: Say No to the Good, and Yes to the GREAT

2013 Weekly Challenge #49: Say No to the Good, and Yes to the GREAT

'Tis the Season, right?

The season for parties, family commitments, shopping, wrapping up projects at work, charity events, Secret Santa, visits to Santa, Elf on the Shelf, open houses, white elephant gift exchanges...the list goes on and on and on.  What this adds up to is one very full calendar, and one exhausted Mama!

How many things on your list do you really want to do?  I don't mean what are you willing to do, or what you feel you "should" do, but what do you WANT to do?

This week, we challenge you to say NO to the good, and YES to only the GREAT.

Winter Fun at the Keyes Library

Winter Fun at the Keyes Library

Join the Keyes Library during the month of December for several merry and family-friendly events for individuals of all ages!

Children and teens can participate in the Keyes Book Bingo from Dec. 2 through Dec. 31. Pick up a bingo card from the library and follow the instructions to win candy and prizes. The Keyes Library will also have a grand prize drawing for those participants that turn in a completed bingo card! Two winners will each receive the grand prize of a scooter with lighted wheels.

Aspiring chefs can participate in the What’s Cooking?: Recipe Exchange from Dec. 2 through Dec. 31. Participants can come by the library for holiday cooking ideas and pick up the recipes of the month! While at the library turn in your favorite recipe to be entered into the contest for the recipe of the month in January! Two recipes will be chosen for January’s Recipes of the Month.

2013 Weekly Challenge #45: Who Are You Thankful For?

2013 Weekly Challenge #45: Who Are You Thankful For?

2013 Weekly Challenge #45: Who Are You Thankful For?

Our month of Thanks Giving continues!

Last week, we told the world (ok, Facebook) what we were thankful for.  This week's challenge is about giving thanks to someone who may or may not still be in your life who helped you. You may have never told them, but now is your opportunity.

Our Main Mama Lorri Ann says:  "Mine was Miss Machado, my 8th grade teacher.  She believed in me, and encouraged me as my English teacher to write and express myself. Having a chaotic and painful home life, I looked forward to her words of encouragement to me. She never knew how big an influence she was on my life."

Valley Charter High School Hosts Open House

Valley Charter High School’s (VCHS) Open House is slated for November 12, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the school (108 Campus Way, Modesto).  The open house is an opportunity for parents and prospective students to meet students and teachers; learn more about the school, the programs offered in collaboration with Modesto Junior College, and how to enroll for the current and upcoming school years.

At the Open House, VCHS will distribute pre-registration information to new students entering grades 9-12 for the 2014-2015 school year.  Application packets for the current school year are available in the VCHS office or on the website at www.valleycharterhighschool.org.