Weekend Links: L.A. Private School Libraries Embrace Digital Age, Definitive Guide To Elementary School Moms…

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I think dropping your kid off for the first day of school is really, really hard. Even the second day. And the second week, too! 10 Ways To Ease Your Child’s Preschool Separation Anxiety (NYT)


Such a good post about preparing your child for the non-academic demands of kindergarten. I found that to be a bigger challenge than the academic since my daughter started kindergarten reading. For my son, it was a longer day to sit still and learn to read. (The Mom Beat on Orgeon Live)


Hilarious! Snarky In The Suburbs gives us her definitive guide to the “elementary school mother.” Recognize her? (Snarky In The Suburbs)


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The venerable Pacific Oaks Preschool in Pasadena had to shut down their full-time program, leaving 44 families without a preschool (and no advance notice) and 4 teachers without jobs.  Part-time program remains open.  Parents are outraged. (LA Times). And, I was sent this website that has been set up anonymously by parents (most likely) to update families on the situation at Pacific Oaks. www.valuethechild.org


Excellent piece about the role of private school libraries in the digital age. Includes  “What’s hot and what’s not in libraries now.” Co-authored by librarians at Viewpoint, Buckley and Brentwood schools. (NAIS)


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Christina Simon: Los Angeles, California, United States I'm the mom of two kids who attended The Willows School in Culver City and Viewpoint School in Calabasas. My daughter is a graduate of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism ('23) and my son is a sophomore at UPenn/Wharton ('26). I live in Coldwater Canyon with my husband, Barry, and our dogs. Contact me at csimon2007@gmail.com

2 thoughts to “Weekend Links: L.A. Private School Libraries Embrace Digital Age, Definitive Guide To Elementary School Moms…”

  1. Loved the links – very interesting, especially the article on the evolution of school libraries!

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