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16 Back-to-School Traditions to Start this Year

The years seem to pick up speed as your child gets older. One minute they are getting on the bus headed to Kindergarten and then what seems like a blink of an eye, they are walking across the stage to receive their diploma at high school graduation. Don’t let these school years go by in a blur. Capture the first day of school with a tradition the kids will look forward to every year. 

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Reading? There’s an App for That!

There is nothing quite like a book: the tactile feel in your hands, the smell of the paper and the ink... the tantalizing cover design, and if it has some, illustrations too! Most magical is the experience of snuggling up with your child to share cozy bonding time together with a favorite or new-to-you book.

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Getting to Know Your School Resource Officers

The back-to-school season is a busy one. As you
and your children begin to settle into your new and sometimes stressful routines, experiencing information overload is not uncommon. I want to remind you that the Calgary Police Service has dedicated resources available to you and your children through our School Resource Officers (SROs) and the Start Smart Stay Safe (S4) program. 

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Tech for Tots: Three DVDs for Preschoolers Headed to Kindergarten

Even though my kids are teenagers now, I still remember those first days of school as I tearfully watched them get on the bus and head off to Kindergarten. Sigh, it goes by so fast… If your little ones are just starting school, they (and you!) might be a little nervous about this new experience. 

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