Weekend Links: “Playing Hooky From The PTA” and More!

An abundant library at Clairbourn School, Pasadena. Photo: ThePrivateSchoolLady.com

 

Checklist Mommy plays hooky from major PTA volunteer jobs at Temple Israel of Hollywood. (Checklist Mommy)

 

To Redshirt Or Not For Kindergarten? (Abcnews.com)

 

What if your kid doesn’t like soccer or baseball? Here’s a wonderful piece by Betsy Brown Braun about really getting to know your kid. In her piece, a 5th grader defied the sports trend and plays the bagpipes! (Betsy Brown Braun)

 

Here’s a really good overview of popular social media sites for kids. I’m a big user of social media…Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, You Tube, Vine…but, I don’t think anything good can come from kids asking anonymous questions on some of these sites. (What Is Privacy)

 

I adore this kid’s book by Garcelle Beauvais. Here’s my review of I Am Mixed (Momangeles)

 

Private kindergartens are cropping up in China–and, the competition for students is turning deadly. (L.A. Times)

 

Check out this amazing piece on bizarre buildings your kids will love to see, like The Dog House, The Happy House and one with gigantic bright green octopus tentacles coming out of it. (Timbuktu)

 

(Top photo credit: www.theprivateschoollady.com)

 

Have a great weekend! -Christina

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Wordless Weekend: Coffee, Event Pics and More…Coffee!

Relaxing...Coffee with a girlfriend at Urth Caffe downtown
Great event! "Demystifying Private Elementary Schools" at Kidville, Brentwood: Kathryn (Momangeles), Janis Adams (Academic Achievers), Laura Gerson (Momangeles), Christina Simon (Beyond The Brochure) Sandy Eiges (LA School Scout)

 

A big thank you to Academic Achievers for sponsoring "Demystifying Private Schools" event!
Porcha Dodson and Christina Simon at UCLA Department of Neurosurgery's Visionary Ball, Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Proceeds go towards brain cancer research.
At home. Coffee and writing: A perfect blend

 Beyond The Brochure is thrilled to be selected as a 2012 Top 25 Mompreneur by Skinny Scoop!

 


 

 

 

 

 

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“Demystifying the Private Elementary School Admissions Process” Oct. 23 at Kidville, Brentwood

Please join us for this event hosted by MomAngeles and sponsored by Academic Achievers, a full-service tutoring agency specializing in Kinder-Prep.

What: Demystifying the Private Elementary School Admissions Process:

Who: Christina Simon and Porcha Dodson, Beyond The Brochure co-authors and

Sandy Eiges, LA School Scout, educational consulting

When: Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kidville in Brentwood

Topics include:

  • Selecting Which Schools To Visit
  • The Parent Interview
  • Your Child’s Visiting/Testing Day
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • When To Use The Phrase, “if accepted, we will enroll”
  • What To Do If Your Child Is Wait-Listed
  • Financial Aid 

Tickets are $25.00 per person and $40.00 per couple. Visit Momangeles for more information.

Light refreshments provided. 

Parents only, please. We look forward to seeing you there!

Reserve your spot! Get Your Tix!

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Get The Inside Scoop on LA Private Elementary School Admissions on Monday, June 4th!

Hi Friends!

Have you purchased your tickets yet for our event next Monday (June 4) at Romp in Hollywood. We have 8 spaces left! Porcha and I are excited to work with Sandy Eiges, a highly regarded educational consultant. We look forward to meeting you and having a great question/answer session!– Christina

 

Join Momangeles for an informative and fun evening at Romp, a fabulous kids play space in Hollywood as Christina Simon and Porcha Dodson co-authors of Beyond the Brochure,and Sandy Eiges of LA School Scout share their expertise about the private elementary school application process and answer your questions. Read Beyond The Brochure’s Q&A interview with Sandy Eiges here.

 

Monday, June 4, 2012. Discussion starts at 7:00 pm at Romp, 755 N. Highland, near Melrose.  Light appetizers served!

Topics will include:

– Selecting Which Schools To Visit

– The Parent Interview

– Your Child’s Visiting/Testing Day

– Letters of Recommendation

– When To Use The Phrase, “if accepted, we will enroll”

– What To Do If Your Child Is Wait-Listed

– Financial Aid 

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:

http://demystifyingjune.eventbrite.com/

See what LA City Mom says about this event! She’s an LA private elementary school mom too.

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Please join us! “Demystifying the Private Elementary School Admissions Process” June 4 at Romp in Hollywood

Hi Friends!

Join Momangeles for an informative and fun evening at Romp, a fabulous kids play space in Hollywood as Christina Simon and Porcha Dodson co-authors of Beyond the Brochure,and Sandy Eiges of LA School Scout share their expertise about the private elementary school application process and answer your questions. Read Beyond The Brochure’s Q&A interview with Sandy Eiges here.

 

Monday, June 4, 2012. Discussion starts at 7:00 pm.

 

Topics will include:

– Selecting Which Schools To Visit

– The Parent Interview

– Your Child’s Visiting/Testing Day

– Letters of Recommendation

– When To Use The Phrase, “if accepted, we will enroll”

– What To Do If Your Child Is Wait-Listed

– Financial Aid 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:

 

http://demystifyingjune.eventbrite.com/

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