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Enter Money Smart Week Kids Essay Contest for $2000 Scholarship. Deadline Feb 28

Posted on: Mon, 02/18/2013 - 12:32| By: GinaBina

In support of Money Smart Week®2013 Illinois, Peoria -- taking place
April 20–27 -- the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its partner organizations are presenting the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest, sponsored by CEFCU. Students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to answer the Money Smart Question below with an essay of not more than 500 words. A winner will be announced during Money Smart Week and that student will be named this year’s Money Smart Kid. The winner will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship
sponsored by CEFCU. The deadline is February 28.  

PeoriaParent.Com Facebook & Twitter Tidbits

Posted on: Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:05| By: GinaBina

If you’re not on facebook or twitter, it’s ok.  We’ll fill you in.  Here is some of the news that’s been shared on the facebook page and tweets.  If you’re on facebook or tweet, follow us!

- Wildlife Prairie State Park is building a Butterfly House

- It is FREE admission to the Peoria Riverfront Museum this Sunday, Feb 17 for their Engineering Day. Thanks to their engineering profession sponsors for FREE general admission to the museum.

Family-Friendly Fundraisers: UPC Celebration, CHOI Sunny Day Jamboree, Frolic with the Fairies

Posted on: Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:59| By: GinaBina

Save the date for these family-friendly fundraisers.  For the Love of the Children: A UPC Celebration & Fundraiser occurs February 8.  Children's Hospital of Illinois A Sunny Day Carnival Jamboree takes place on February 16.  Junior League of Peoria’s Frolic with the Fairies takes happens on March 9th.  Continue reading below for more info and links.  

February Parent Project Class: Teaching Your Child to Love Learning

Posted on: Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:22| By: GinaBina

Projects are a fun way for parents, grandparents, or other significant adults to connect with and support children.  Join authors Dr. Judy Harris Helm and Pam Scranton as they lead a four-week class for adults on engaging children in project work.  Learn strategies for fostering their natural love of learning!

Class is in session Feb.6, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, & March 13.
Join us for a shared meal first at 5:30 (optional)
Class from 6:30 to 8:30
Child care provided!