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When does the school year end?

When does the school year end?

ATLANTA -- The last day of school is right around the corner for Fulton County students.

Public schools will dismiss for the summer on Friday, May 18.

The last days of school in other metro Atlanta districts are staggered throughout the second half of May. They include:

Wednesday, May 16
Clarke County

Thursday, May 17
Hall County

Friday, May 18
Bartow County
Clayton County

Tuesday, May 22
Atlanta Public Schools
Barrow County

Wednesday, May 23
Carroll County
Gwinnett County
Newton County

Thursday, May 24
Cobb County
Decatur City Schools
DeKalb County
Rockdale County

Remembering Many on Mother's Day

Remembering Many on Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. Thank you for the sacrifices you make. For staying up all night with a sick child, for helping with homework, running the family taxi to endless ball games, and for all the things you do to keep the household running smoothly. May your day be blessed with flowers, breakfast in bed, extra chores from the kids, handmade crafts, and time to yourself.

19 Fulton schools offering Open Enrollment

19 Fulton schools offering Open Enrollment

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The deadline to apply for a transfer among Fulton County's 19 Open Enrollment schools is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15.

Open Enrollment is part of Georgia's Quality Basic Education Act, a 2009 referendum that allows the parents of K-12 students in Fulton County to enroll in another school within the district if space permits.

Parents will be notified if their children are selected for a transfer by Saturday, June 30. If chosen, parents must provide their own transporation to get their kids to the new schools.

Participating schools include:

Elementary
Bethune ES, College Park
Birmingham Falls ES, Milton
Conley Hills ES, East Point
Findley Oaks ES, Johns Creek
Hapeville ES
Hamilton E. Holmes ES, East Point
Liberty Point ES, Union City
Medlock Bridge ES, Johns Creek
Oakley ES, Union City
Renaissance ES, Fairburn
Shakerag ES, Johns Creek

North Fulton Mocha Moms, Inc. & United Nations Foundation Partner for Shot@Life Campaign

North Fulton Mocha Moms, Inc. & United Nations Foundation Partner for Shot@Life Campaign

 

ATLANTA, GA -- Did you know that pneumonia & diarrhea are the two leading causes of death in children under the age of 5, accounting for 1/3 of childhood deaths worldwide? According to the United Nations Foundation, over 1.5 million children globally die annually from preventable childhood diseases such as polio, and measles due to lack of access to the life saving vaccinations. Statistics show that one child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could easily be prevented through immunizations.

April 21st-28th, 2012 celebrates World Immunization Week, which aims to raise global awareness on the disparities of global health and promote the importance of keeping children healthy by providing families in marginalized countries with increased access to vaccination programs.

Community Foods - $1.79/lb Chicken On Sale Now

Community Foods - $1.79/lb Chicken On Sale Now
Have you heard of Community Foods?

Last month I placed my first order through Community Foods.  It’s actually based in Cumming, GA but they offer deliveries throughout Metro Atlanta.  The overall concept is that they sell 3 products – Chicken (hormone free, no steroids, etc.), Ground Beef (all natural, no hormones, etc.) and Tilapia.  Now my ideal Tilapia would be wild-caught, this tilapia is farm-raised.  But it’s really “pretty” (ha!  that always sounds so funny to say about food).

Right, now chicken just became available for delivery.  Click here to learn more about Community Foods and their $1.79/lb chicken.
 

What's Cookin' in Atlanta Metro

What's Cookin' in Atlanta Metro

Atlanta, Ga. - From home-grown Southern meals to prix fixe deals, Atlanta Metro's nationally-known events, world-class restaurants and farmers markets blend to create a culinary fusion that is sure to keep the summer spicy!   

Taste buds will be tantalized as more than 85 restaurants combine in celebration of their best dishes at the 19th Annual Taste of Marietta.  Hosted on Sun., April 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the historic Marietta Square will come alive with a family-friendly food festival including culinary demonstrations, a children's area, a car show and live outdoor entertainment featuring "Banks & Shane."  A highlight to this year's event, visitors may stroll through "Food Truck Alley" showcasing the ever-popular gourmet food trucks. www.tasteofmarietta.com

Disney Stores to offer great Black Friday deals

Disney Stores to offer great Black Friday deals

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta Disney Stores are celebrating Black Friday (or "Magical Friday," as it's called in the Most Magical Place on Earth) with incredible deals on the season's hottest products.

Stores will open at midnight on Friday, Nov. 25, which is when all items, even previously discounted ones, will be 20 percent off. Certain toys, gifts and stocking stuffers will fall under $10, $15 and $20 price points.

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Some of the $10 steals include action figures from Cars 2 and Disney figurines. A mere $15 can score parents Disney sleep sets for their children, while $20 buys Cars 2 remote control cars and talking Toy Story action figures.