Families

New Autism Support Group to Launch through Grant from Community First Credit Union

New Autism Support Group to Launch through Grant from Community First Credit Union

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Parents of autistic children will soon have a supportive environment in which to share their feelings, ideas and treatment options, thanks to a $1000 Investing In You grant from Community First Credit Union. The grant will help launch The S.T.A.R. group, named for the benefits the group will bring its members: support, teaching, advocacy and respect.

JULY 2012: MOSH Calendar of Events

JULY 2012: MOSH Calendar of Events

 

July 4 – Senior Days - Senior Days is a special program for members of the senior citizen community that includes a coffee and donut reception, an educational presentation, and free time to explore the museum.  The program starts at 9:45 a.m. and is $6 per senior citizen.  Reservations are suggested and are based on availability. Call 396.MOSH (6674), ext. 226 for details. 

A Testimony To Teachers

A Testimony To Teachers

The background music in High School graduations can appropriately use Marvin Sapps: Never Would Have Made It Without You…

“Never would have made it, never could have made it,
without you. I would have lost it all, but now I see how
you were there for me.”
Marvin Sapp

Children Dangerously Flirting Online

Children Dangerously Flirting Online

The access to online sites that promote innocent Flirting is drawing attention by law enforcement because of the growing incidents of rapes on minor boys and girls. This is scary as a parent and elementary school teacher. I present at workshops and seminars hoping to teach youth the dangers of online content and the
dangers of making unseen friendships.

Sites entice and encourage young girls and boys to flirt, but it is being found that older men are enticing young girls and even boys to meet face to face with dangerous results.

Parents: Summer Is Still Time for Learning

Parents: Summer Is Still Time for Learning

Parents: Summer Is Still Time for Learning
by Cheryl Jackson and William Jackson

As another school year ends, graduation ceremonies have concluded, academic growth does not stop. DCPS is offering the Superintendants Summer Academy, but the challenge is finding students to attend this academic enrichment program.

Parents Beware of Cyber Sexing of Children

 Parents should be concerned with their children’s online activities this summer while school is out; especially when they are alone or with friends surfing the web on Social Media sites. I’m concerned as a teacher when I hear boys and girlsin elementary school talking about their Facebookfriends and the discussions they have online while chatting,sharing information, pictures and videos. Their chats range from events at school to communityhappenings, family situations and interacting with theironline and offline friends. The disturbing part is hearing10,11, 12, 13 year old boys and girls not even old enoughto drive talk about adult content, using profanity andsexual situations. 

Jacksonville children can receive free lunch and snack

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — The Jacksonville Children's Commission (JCC), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will partner to provide nutritious snacks and lunches to Jacksonville children from Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 10.