Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Fall break starts Wednesday, Nov. 21. Spring break runs March 29 until April 5.
Summer vacation is winding down rapidly for students in the Fort Zumwalt School District. Buses will be out bright and early on Wednesday, Aug. 15, for the first day of school. Last year, Zumwalt students had the first day of class on Aug. 17. Barring any snow days, the projected last day of school falls on Friday, May 17, 2013. Other highlights of the calendar include: Check out when other area schools start:
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The best first day of school photo wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center or West County Center in St. Louis!
The smell of fresh crayons, the sudden spike in jeans sales, the year of learning ahead—is there anything more exciting than the first day of school? When you’re packing your children’s backpacks with the binders, books and school supplies they’ll need for the new school year, we’re asking you to remember one very important thing: your camera. We want to see those bright, smiling faces ready for the first day of school, so we decided to start a contest: The best “It’s my first day of school!” photo wins a prize. Submit your first day of school photos by hitting the “Upload” button on this article anytime between August 13 and August 31. Patch editors will randomly select the winner from the photos submitted. And what do you win? Just a …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring programs exist in most area school districts.
Fort Zumwalt School District The Fort Zumwalt School District is seeking adults over 50 years of age to share one hour a week during the school day with a child in kindergarten through fifth grade to help build reading skills and self-esteem. The district will provide training, materials, and ongoing support for volunteers to work with our children as tutors and friends.Volunteers may choose the school and the available time each week to volunteer. Training sessions will be held on Wednesday, Sept, 5 (9 a.m.–3 p.m.) and on Thursday, September 6 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) The training will take place at the Professional Development Center located at 9288 Mexico Road in O’Fallon. Interested persons should contact Glenda Hauser at ghauser@charter.…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The back to school tax holiday is this weekend, but look to see if your favorite shop is in a city that's opting out.
By Missouri state law, a sales tax holiday for school items begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. That means this coming weekend is the time to buy school clothing and supplies and not pay sales tax. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 and runs through Sunday. Communities around the area are allowed to opt out of the holiday and St. Peters has done just that. Just like last year, St. Peters won't be be taking part in the sales tax holiday. The opt-out is the fourth straight year St. Peters has decided to not give up the revenue generated this weekend. According to the Suburban Journals, St. Peters Communications Director Lisa Bedian Communication said the city could lose between $250,000 …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Sometimes, you can't make this stuff up. When pigs become the topic at a city meeting, you know you've hit pay dirt.
Memories of a bygone era at a local mall, the value of pigs and how school officials should deal with bullying were topics that got you talking this week around Patchland. Here's a set of highlights from your comments. We hope you'll find something that inspires you to click and chime in. What's more sad? The memories or the ghost town? Crestwood Court Gap to Close "I visited Crestwood Mall earlier this year. What a ghost town. I remember going to the mall as a kid, navigating through the crowds, passing the big Christmas tree in the atrium, grabbing a frozen mocha at Gloria Jean's, watching the race cars (go) around the track at that store down by the movie theater, grabbing a bite at the food court while the kids ran wild around the …