Voyager’s Community School News and Updates

  • A Path Appears…

      In early October our high school students were invited to a book lecture/signing of the recently published book, A Path Appears; Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, by the best selling authors of Half The Sky, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, at Brookdale Community College. They are the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, which they won for their coverage of China as New York Times correspondents. Kristoff won a second Pulitzer for his op-ed columns in the times. In Global Studies, prior to the event, the students were read some passages from the book and then they were to decide if they wanted to attend. All of the students, who were not already busy with prior engagement that evening, were eager to go. Those who attended stayed after school, ate dinner together, talked about how the evening would go and then left for the event. […]

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  • Tips to Prepare your Children for the New School Year

    It’s August, summer is finally coming to an end and the new school year is right around the corner. Time for  parents and students all over the country to start their back to school preparations. Whether your children look forward to this event or they dread the regimented school days ahead, one thing is for sure – back to school entails another big transition. Help your kids cope with the biggest adjustments and make those first weeks of school easier for them with the following tips: Start talking about the upcoming school year Before summer break ends, find opportunities to talk to your child about the upcoming school year. Instead of allowing them to dwell on the post-holiday blues, get them excited about going back to school. Think of the things your child will love about school. It could be spending time  with friends, having time to play with other […]

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  • 7 Things a Daycare can Teach your Child

    Daycare is the first kind of learning facility your child is going to experience. This is their time of learning so many things are crucial for them to survive formal school. This is when they begin to learn some important life skills. They will grow in social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development. Daycare may look like fun and games but young ones learn through playtime and creative activities. Every activity that kids do in daycare teaches them important life lessons. Building blocks teach them problem-solving, story time teaches them listening skills and creativity. Good habits, proper conduct, and positive self-esteem are being developed in daycare or preschool. Daycare teaches children that it’s okay to make mistakes. They learn from their mistakes and won’t do it again the next time. Here are other things a daycare can teach your children. They Learn the Alphabet and Phonics One of the basic things […]

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  • How to Choose the Right Kindergarten for your Child

    For many parents, choosing a kindergarten is an overwhelming task. It is imperative to find a kindergarten that will match your child’s needs. The school you will be selecting must have a positive and encouraging environment. It must also offer programs that nurture a child’s growth and development. Take note of the following tips. These will help you navigate the journey of selecting a kindergarten. Do your research Avoid last minute decision-making by doing research months before the enrollment season. Utilize the internet and visit websites of different kindergarten schools. Check information thoroughly and pay attention to the programs they offer. Also read parents’ reviews on their site if available. See if there are photos posted on the website so you can peek into the classrooms and school grounds. Make sure that the school’s website up-to-date. Otherwise, it may be a warning sign that you should move on to the […]

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  • Celebrate National Picnic Month by Going on a Picnic with the Family

    Everybody celebrates Independence Day in July. But, what many people don’t know is that we also celebrate National Picnic Month in July, too! Going for a picnic is an excellent time to embrace nature and breathe in fresh air. It is also a great opportunity to bond with friends, family and loved ones. While a picnic is understood as a simple excursion with meals eaten outdoors, there are some interesting facts about the origin of picnic that not many of us are aware of.  The word picnic was taken from the French word “pique nique” which refers to an outdoor meal. The first picnics took place in the Middle Ages when the members of the upper class society would “dine out” or eat their meals outdoors during a hunt. The first recorded use of “picnic”, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, was in a letter written by Lord Chesterfield to […]

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