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September Calendar


Through  September 7: Maryland State Fair No other event provides so much food, fun & family entertainment for so little: tame & thrilling rides and games; traditional Fair & local farm fresh food; thousands of livestock, horse, farm & garden & home arts exhibits, live thoroughbred horse racing, concerts & more.


Through Oct 25 –Maryland Renaissance Festival The region’s premier outdoor event and the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country. Come dressed in your best renaissance costume and enjoy the merriment. Annapolis

19 –  Hampden Fest Get your hair done, hon! Eat crabs, enjoy live entertainment and vendors.  On the Avenue-  36th St Free

21/22 Maryland Wine Fest
Sip locally made wine, watch demonstrations and taste from various vendors.

25/27 Maryland Book Festival For all bookworms.  Inner Harbor

25/27 Baltimore Comic Com– Come together for this three day convention. Special guests, artists and exhibits.  Baltimore Convention Center

27 Ravens Season Opener-A new season begins   M&T Bank Stadium with the Cincinnati Bengals.


Runs and walks

5   Charles St 12

5   The Color Run 

6   Giddy Up 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk –

9  Raven’s 5K & Kids Fun Run

12   Nun Run

13  Mercy Foot and Ankle Run to Remember

19 Diane Geppi-Aikens Memorial 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Walk

20  Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K

26 Donate Life Family Fun Run

27  Basignani Vinyards Wine Run

20 & 27  Healthy Kids Running


Your child’s success is not only a reflection of their hard work and effort, but of your parenting skills. Staying involved, effectively communicating and modeling all the things you expect of your young person are key in helping them to do their best throughout the year.

Here are a few tips to help you make sure your child succeeds academically and developmentally in the upcoming school year.

  • Make sure your child gets enough rest and sleep. This allows them to be their best during the school day, by increasing concentration, learning skills and problem solving. Also remind your teen that sleep and rest can help reduce pimples and facial blemishes.
  • Stay involved and check in with your child’s teacher if you have concerns. All too often parents rely on their children to relay messages to and from school staff; messages that get lost, forgotten or avoided through the day. To truly stay informed, speak directly to teachers and school staff.
  • Ask your child about school and encourage them to talk about their school day. Open communication keeps you informed, and communicates that you care about your child’s experiences. Try inquiring about a high  (the best part) and low (the worst part) for each day.
  • Don’t talk negatively about your child’s teacher or the school in front of the student. This tarnishes their image of school, reinforcing negative behavior and decreasing their motivation to do well.
  • Help with or check your child’s homework every night. Be accountable and ensure that your child is staying on task and completing all assignments.
  • Encourage your child with a rewards and consequences plan. Outline incentives or rewards for good behavior. Create consequences and stick to the for negative behavior. Make sure you communicate these clearly  in advance.
  • Be sure to celebrate positives achievements, even the small ones. This motivates your student to do their best in even the smallest areas.

September 7th , 2015

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