Park's Kids in Uniforms

Park’s Place VPK Uniform & Dress Code

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Park’s Place Uniforms

Uniform tops: Hunter Green Polos.

These can be found at:

Green Polo Shirt

Uniform Bottoms: Khaki.

Shorts can be found at:

Khaki Shorts

Uniform Skirts/Scooters.

Skirts & Scooters can be found at:

Khaki Uniform Scooter

There are also several local consignment shops and thrift stores that provide used options for sale at a deeply discounted price.

Park's Kids in Uniforms

Before Your Kids are Five

10 Things to Do Before Your Child Turns 5

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UNLIKE OTHER TO-DO LISTS, THIS ONE WILL BE FUN TO GET THROUGH.

  1. Grow a flower. Guess the color it will turn out to be. Measure its progress.
  2. Watch fireworks. Fire? In the sky? That makes beautiful shapes in pretty colors?! Before you’re old enough to understand the
    science of the thing, a fireworks display can seem like a miracle.
  3. Roll down a grassy hill. This is such a simple, silly thing, but we all remember doing it. And that’s the whole point.
  4. Catch a firefly, then let it go. This one has an extra, “‘now or never” imperative. Reports show that fireflies are declining in numbers just about everywhere. So catch some while you can.
  5. See a live show. There’s nothing like a stage show, with humans performing right there in front of you. Pricey tickets not needed.
  6. Go camping. It sets children up for a lifelong love of nature.
  7. Stargaze. Talk about how 1t takes thousands of years for the light of the stars to reach us. Your kids probably won’t grasp it all, but that’s okay. What they’ll remember is that they got to stay up way past their bedtime and go outside in their PJs.
  8. Do a character meet-and-greet. They will never be excited about people wearing silly costumes as they are right now. And the resulting photos? Priceless.
  9. Bake from scratch. Sugar cookies, carrot cake, brownies…it all works. The process is what matters. Let them see that not all food comes easy to us, and a lot of times it tastes better if it doesn’t.
  10. Visit an amusement park. Walking  around all day, eating fried concoctions laughing your head off on automated rides, and then being carried, half-asleep, out of the par in your parent’s arms should be a hallmark of every childhood.

 

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Academic & Athletic Summer Camp June, July, & August

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Academic & Athletic Summer Camp June, July, & August FEATURING: DAILY FIELD TRIPS

Exciting Locations around Metro Jacksonville • MOSH (Museum of Science & history) • Historical sites in Jacksonville & St. Augustine • Swimming • Camping • Bowling • Horseback Riding• Bike Riding • and More!

  • Literacy Camp
  • Jacksonville Library Summer Reading Program
  • Computer Skills Training
  • An Athletic Focus
  • Our Annual Daycare Cup (D.C. Cup)

We will offer a literacy camp for children entering Kindergarten in the fall; designed to help prepare them for their first year in school. By taking part of this program, children will have the opportunity to continue to read during the summer, allowing them to grow their imagination and improve their literacy level.

We will offer basic computer training for children desiring to become more familiar with simple computer operations and navigation. The camp will open with a Mini Olympics which will include various athletic challenges and adventures designed to prepare the children for … Designed to bring local area daycares together, Parks’ Place will compete against other centers in Olympic-style games and activities. The main event will be a summer long Read-a-than, challenging other centers to read the most books during the summer break.

Contact Parks’ Place to receive more information on how your local business can become a sponsor of the D.C. Cup.

Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

Extended Hours: 6:00am-9:00am 3:00pm-6:00pm

New Travel Rules

The New Travel Rules

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FAMILY TRAVEL HAS CHANGED A LOT SINCE YOU WERE A KID. TRAVELING WITH KIDS-YES EVEN BABIES-HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER THAN IT IS TODAY. JOIN THE RANKS OF FAMILIES HIDING THE ROAD MORE OFTEN BY FOLLOWING THIS NEW, GAME-CHANGING ADVICE.

RULE 1: yes, you can

No, really, you can take small humans 011 a trip without it being equal parts stress and fun.
Traveling with young kids is becoming the norm, not the exception. It’s harder to raise eyebrows on planes, in restaurants, and at the hotel pool. Why? Because in recent years, the travel industry has been catering to young families like never before, and so you’d have to try really hard to wind up in a place where yours were the only kiddos in sight. Rather than treating children as an “add-on,” resorts today are all about the kids. Airlines offer families with young children priority boarding and stroller checking; rental car companies issue car seats.

RULE 2: take advantage of technology

Most of us remember dreading those long rides to get to our family’s vacation destination. But back then, options to make the hours pass were limited to counting license plates and putting gum in your sister’s hair. No more. Tech that keeps kids entertained on the road abounds such as the next-generation scavenger hunt: geocaching. This trending hoppy can be tried out at a rest stop along your driving route. Use your phone and a geocache app to find hidden treasures nearby. You can geocache virtually anywhere these days. Young children love to follow the app to find a surprise. The rule is that if you take something, you leave something. So make sure to bring along a few trinkets for the next family to find.

Rule 3: The more, the merrier

We don’t mean vacationing with your in-laws (though you could; see Rule 4). A growing trend is vacationing with your friends and their kids. With families and their kids. With families spread out over larger distances than in previous generations, friends with kids the same age have taken over as a support system. More young parents are deciding to travel as a group. It’s more fun for the kids, who have built-in playmates they already know, and for you as well, especially if you have a baby or toddler. Think about it: You and your bambino will have company at the kiddie pool for once, while your spouse takes the older kids to the diving board.

Rule 4: rethink what it means to “go home”

Visiting grandparents is a top reason for taking a family trip, and now it no longer means piling into your old bedroom with your own kids and feeling obliged to eat your favorite childhood pancakes – Every. Single. Morning. If you believe that home is the people you love, not necessarily a physical place, then this is the year to suggest going somewhere awesome as the annual family visit. Grandparents who don’t see their grandchildren that often may be only too happy to share a special experience with them. Private homes and resort rental services, such as Airbnb HomeAway and Vacatia, now make it possible to find comfy accommodation for a large group that, well, feel like a home.

Rule 5: Be spontaneous

Online booking has changed the travel game. Vacations no longer have to be planned months out. Now it’s simple to jump on a great hotel deal or a rock-bottom fare, gram the kids and go. The ease of comparing prices instantaneously can make it possible for those with a tight budget to take a trip that they thought was out of their reach. It also make much easier to take advantage of low-season travel dates. Many schools are closed on random days that apply only in that district, such as teacher­ development days. If you have school-age kids, you don’t need to be restricted to the pricey (and crowded) summer and spring break time frames. Unexpected day off from school a week from Friday? Grab your phone and make it an impromptu long weekend.

Rule 6 Mix Business with Pleasure

Work-family balance is a priority for most working parents. If you travel frequently for business, it can sometimes be hard not to feel guilty, or at least a little sad, about spending precious time away from your family. But like so much else in 2017, it’s time to rethink the business trip. It doesn’t have to be an either-or proposition. Why not bring your partner and kids along? If you all fit in one room, there’s no additional cost to your employer. While you’re out during the day, they can enjoy the local
attractions. No, it’s not a dream family vacation, but it’s a great way to grab quality time with your kids in a way that fits your life now.

Kids eat free Jacksonville, Florida

Restaurants that Kids Eat Free & Really Cheap

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EVERYDAY

Denny’s

Kids 10 and under eat Free everyday from 4pm- 10pm. Up to 2 free kids per adult entree purchased.

Bruster’s Ice Cream

Children 42″ and below receive a free baby cone with the purchase of another ice cream treat.

MONDAY

Pizza Palace

Kids 12 and under eat Free on Monday nights with a paying adult. Bartram Oaks Walk.

Brick Oven Pizzeria Fleming Island

www.brickovengastropub.com. Kids eat free with each adult entree from 5pm to 8pm. Balloon Art by Gary that guy!

Woody’s BBQ

One free kids meal, for kids 12 and under with the purchase of one paid adult meal from 5:30 pm – close

TUESDAY

Miller’s Ale House-Mandarin

All day. 12 and Under. One free kids with the purchase of each adult meal.

Hurricane Grill & Wings

One free Kids Meal from 4 to close with every meal purchase.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Kids under 12 years of age eat FREE every Tuesday at Moe’s with purchase of adult meal of greater value. Child must be present. Free Kids Meal Offer cannot be combined with any other coupons.

Beaches Seafood

Kids 10 & under eat free Monday through Wednesday. One free kids meal with a purchase of a regular entree.

WEDNESDAY

Mello Mushroom

Kids can make their own pizzas and Kids’ Meals are ½ off from 5pm to 8pm.

THURSDAY

Zaxby’s

Free Kids meals every Thursdays from 5pm – 8pm with every adult meal purchased. Free Entertainment Every Thursday; Caricaturist, Face Painter and Captain Character!! Beach Blvd location.

SATURDAY

Crispers

Saturdays & Tuesdays – S1.49 Kid’s Meal from Kids Menu with purchase of Adult Meal. 2 kids per parent Roosevelt Blvd & St. Johns Town Center locations.

SUNDAY

Jersey Mike’s

1615 Hendricks Avenue • 904-399-5006
www.jerseymikes.com. Kids Eat Free on Sundays! Kids meat with purchase of a regular sized sub *child must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call ahead to verify these meal deals are valid.

Special offers and discounts are subject to change at any time.

 

 

 

 

 

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