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To the General Education Teachers with Students with Special Needs

It is with immense gratitude that I profess my awe in all that you do. I know you went to college to become a general education teacher. You selected this profession despite the long hours with little pay. The district you work within probably doesn’t have the means to fully support you as you juggle […]

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Kindergarten Is Not Supposed to Be This Hard: Agonizing Over School Choices

They could barely contain their excitement, and the backseat was a raucous party. Bedtime last night was an ordeal. Neither of them wanted to go to sleep, but both wanted the morning to come as fast as possible. We sprinkled the Ready Confetti from their teachers under their pillows, and that helped. My son bounced […]

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Tips for Choosing a Preschool

Alamo City Moms Blog is happily partnering with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool® to share information about early childhood education. This is a sponsored post. Potty training. Feeding journeys. Mobility and first steps. First words (and then so. many. words!). Personality expression. The first five years of a child’s life bring continuous firsts, a few […]

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Finalists for Alamo City Moms Blog’s 2018 Amazing Teacher

We are in complete awe of the teachers who were nominated in Alamo City’s Amazing Teacher contest! We asked our readers to nominate teachers who have made an impact in their and their children’s lives. With more than 7,000 teachers in one San Antonio school district alone, there are thousands of wonderful educators in the San Antonio community, and we are honored […]

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School Calendars for Districts in the San Antonio Area, 2018–19 Edition

  As you make plans for summer, you need to know when your kids go back to school. Here is a roundup of school district calendars for the San Antonio area. Print one out and stick it on your refrigerator.   Alamo Heights ISD* 2018–19 school year calendar First day of school: August 20, 2018 […]

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Behavior Charts: When a Color Becomes Your Mood’s Compass

“Please be green, please be green, please be green,” I chant to myself on the way to school pickup. My heart beats quickly, I’m sweating a bit more than usual, and I grip the steering wheel tightly. Ever since the beginning of our public school journey, there has been one nemesis I still can’t seem […]

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10 Things to Know About Brooks Academy

We are honored to partner with Brooks Academy to share more about their tuition-free public charter schools. This is a sponsored post.   Brooks Academy is skillfully educating more than 3,000 San Antonio area students across four San Antonio campuses. Since 2006, Brooks Academy has been offering a college-prep education. Here are 10 things to […]

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ACMB Cares: Five Reasons I Fell in Love with The Acorn: A School for Young Children

Throughout 2018, Alamo City Moms Blog will be spotlighting one local nonprofit each month as part of its ACMB Cares campaign. Our goal is to familiarize readers with nonprofit organizations that are making an impact in San Antonio through their connection with moms and/or children. This month, we are featuring The Acorn: A School for […]

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The Art of the College Essay

Like many other families with a high school senior, ours is in the midst of the college application process. This means my hubby and I are nagging our senior to do all the things applying for college entails. Right now, thanks to her English teacher, she is writing admissions essays. I recently spent the weekend […]

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A Chat with a BASIS Charter School Parent

ACMB is happy to partner with BASIS Charter Schools to share information about their schools and upcoming Open House on November 15, 2017. This is a sponsored post.   A Chat with a BASIS Charter School Parent Interviewee: David Hubalik, BASIS Chandler Primary South Kindergarten parent and an Associate Vice President of BASIS Charter Schools […]

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Roll Call: A Guide to Schools in San Antonio

Some of the questions we most often receive are about schools in San Antonio, from “where should I send my child to school?” to “which schools in San Antonio are the best with/for ____?” We’re pleased to bring you a fantastic selection of early childhood programs (from day care and preschools to early elementary), charter […]

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Reclaiming Our Identity Through Dual Language Education

When thinking about what type of education I wanted for my two daughters, I had only one nonnegotiable requirement: they would go to a dual language school. With such a stipulation in place, my choices were few, offering me a much-appreciated respite from the near-constant school analysis that seems to consume our generation of parents.  […]

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Five Things to Know About St. Mary Magdalen School

ACMB is thrilled to partner with St. Mary Magdalen School to share information about the school with our readers. This is a sponsored post. St. Mary Magdalen School, located west of Olmos Park, has been serving San Antonio students since 1942. St. Mary Magdalen School (SMMS) cultivates a growth mindset, bilingualism, multiculturalism, and strong character […]

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