Are you aware that there will be two important local questions asked of you this November? Our McHenry High School District 156 is requesting two separate increases. Are you educated on these issues?
We all wish for our children to have the best education possible, therefore you should cast your vote. The key word here is educate yourself. Follow this link to the district website. Read, research, and attend community meetings regarding these two proposed […]
Whether its walking to the bus stop or all the way to school. Read and practice the following ideas to help your children arrive safely.
Choose a specific route. Select a specific route for your child to follow. Make this path the most direct route to your child's destination. Use sidewalks, crosswalks and crossing guards where available. Be sure to tell your children to stay away from "shortcuts." Avoid passing through neighbor yards and other areas that could hide your child from sight.
Walk the designated route with your child. Make sure your child knows the route and practices safe behaviors before you send them on their own.
Make sure your child knows their basics. Does your child know their address, phone number and parents first names? You may even want to teach your child the […]
School will be starting on August 16th and school supplies are everywhere you look. Soon you will have to actually pick up the list for your child's grade and go shopping!
Did you know about the Sales Tax Holiday? What is that you ask? The Sales Tax Holiday is a period of time where consumers pay a reduced sales tax rate on certain items. Illinois residents are lucky because not all states are offering this back to school break this year.
This tax holiday is August 6 - 15, 2010. Not every product qualifies for this tax break, but lots of school supplies do. To find out what products qualify, follow this link to the Sales Tax Informational Bulletin published by the Illinois Department of Revenue.
When making your school supply shopping lists don't forget about this […]