Category: Kids & Children

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Opens September 27th

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Opens September 27th

By: Rob Spicker The School District of Lee County opened pre-registration today for students who will start kindergarten in August 2022. Pre-registration is available until November 30th. Signing up early allows parents to avoid the lengthy wait times often experienced during the traditional student enrollment period. “Last year we had 2,500 new kindergarten students who […]

School Zones: A Message From Sheriff Carmine Marceno

School Zones: A Message From Sheriff Carmine Marceno

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno As school begins, traffic violations become exponentially disconcerting to parents and guardians, to school staff, and, of course, to law enforcement. At the start of the school year, we remind drivers of the increased presence of children and our concerns regarding speeding, distracted driving, and the passing of stopped school buses. […]

Sponsors needed for annual ‘Clips for Cancer’ Event to Help Children with Cancer

Sponsors needed for annual ‘Clips for Cancer’ Event to Help Children with Cancer

The event raises money to ensure that no local child with cancer is denied access to care FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 15, 2021) – Sponsors are needed for Clips for Cancer, a month-long event in September that raises the funds necessary to ensure that programs and services are available for the increasing number of local children […]

Child Care of Southwest Florida elevates STEAM instruction through grant

Child Care of Southwest Florida elevates STEAM instruction through grant

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 8, 2021) – Child Care of Southwest Florida introduced additional STEAM instruction – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – to students through a generous grant from the Cape Coral Community Foundation. The STEAM initiative brought hands-on learning opportunities to students in the nonprofit’s pre-Kindergarten program, as well as new curriculum […]

SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S JULY SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: PROTECTING YOUR CHILD DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS

SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S JULY SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: PROTECTING YOUR CHILD DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS

While most adults are able to assess risk, young children often lack the wherewithal to protect themselves and to avoid dangerous locations and situations. In addition to keeping our children safe, it is our obligation, as guardians, to teach our children to make safe choices and to avoid potentially perilous locations.  The world is moving […]

Popular Big Backpack Event returns to the Skatium on July 25, 2021

Popular Big Backpack Event returns to the Skatium on July 25, 2021

Drive-thru curbside distribution of backpacks, school supplies, and food FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 29, 2021) – The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is proud to announce that it will be hosting its popular Big Backpack Event for the 22nd year on Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Myers Skatium […]

Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch While School is Out

Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch While School is Out

The School District of Lee County is partnering with the Florida’s Summer BreakSpot program to keep children healthy and well nourished while school is out. The Summer BreakSpot Program allows the District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department to provide free meals to children who are 18 years and younger at no cost to them while school is […]

MIDWEST FOOD BANK FLORIDA DONATES MONTHLY FOOD SUPPLIES TO LOCAL SJC BOXING YOUTH MENTOR PROGRAM

MIDWEST FOOD BANK FLORIDA DONATES MONTHLY FOOD SUPPLIES TO LOCAL SJC BOXING YOUTH MENTOR PROGRAM

Fort Myers, FL, June 15, 2021 – Midwest Food Bank of Florida – a volunteer-driven, faith-based organization dedicated to alleviating hunger, and providing disaster relief, partners with local Fort Myers SJC Boxing gym and their Youth Mentor Program. This recently launched SJC Boxing Mentor Program is open to middle and high school students, Monday thru […]

School District Honors 2020 APPLES Mentor of the Year

School District Honors 2020 APPLES Mentor of the Year

The School District of Lee County is proud to honor Allison Delude-Kerner with the Second Annual APPLES Mentor of the Year award.  Delude-Kerner is Peer Collaborative Teacher at Harns Marsh Middle School. APPLES mentors provide support to new and beginning teachers. “I think being a teacher is the best job in the world,” Delude-Kerner said […]

Environmental Art Contest Winners Announced

Environmental Art Contest Winners Announced

[Fort Myers, FL] (May 26, 2021) Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) is pleased to announce the winners in the 32nd annual “Leave The Scene Clean” Calendar Art Contest. The contest drew hundreds of entries from local students, representing public, private, and home schools in Lee County. Submitted work was judged on artistic execution and originality as […]

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