Thursday, September 6, 2012
Congratulations to Kim Kelly Smith for winning our Back to School photo contest!
Congratulations to Affton Patcher Kim Kelly Smith, whose adorable photo of two little ones going back to school was selected as the winner of our Back to School Photo Contest. Kim wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center and/or West County Center! For more, read our story about the contest.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
With students back in school, St. Louis County police are adding patrols around schools and bus stops.
The St. Louis County Police Department issued the details of the increased patrols in a news release Friday. Authorities stated that patrols will be increased in areas around schools, bus stops and in speed zones. Officers will also be watching for drivers not obeying the stop arms on buses. Police stated that it's all part of the St. Louis County Police Department's Back to School Enforcement Program which focuses on the safety of students. The following information was included in the news release. "This program is designed to provide extra visibility and enforcement, especially in our neighborhoods and around school buildings," noted Chief of Police Tim Fitch. "Officers from both our Patrol and Special Operations Divisions will be out …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Westminster students shared their first-day-of-school thoughts and here is what they had to say.
Westminster Christian Academy began the 2012-2012 school year last week. The school talked to students about their first day back to class and shared students thoughts in a video. Westminster also shared that video with Town and Country - Manchester Patch. Click here to find out what students had to say. We'd love to hear about your first day back to school, no matter where you attend class. Feel free to post a comment in the comments box below. Share your likes, dislikes or just an interesting memory!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Tuesday is Parkway's first day back to school and parents everywhere had their cameras out. Upload your photo or add it to our contest for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
It was back to school for Parkway School District students Tuesday. Despite challenges district officials admit they will face this year, and some traffic issues and detours around Parkway Central, it was an exciting day for students, parents, teachers and school staff. Some shared the above photos with Town and Country - Manchester Patch today, and you can share yours too, just click the "upload photos" button in this article. Better yet, post one here, but ALSO post it on our Patch back to school photo contest (click here for the contest link) and be eligible for a $100 mall give card!
Kids are back to school Tuesday and Parkway’s superintendent says the district will face a big challenge getting children from different backgrounds engaged this year.
As Parkway Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty begins his second year as head of the district, he said he is excited about the challenges and opportunities to come this school year. “I’ve learned a lot in the first year,” Marty said. “There are so many good things happening at Parkway. People here are taking our mission really seriously. I think we have some real commitment to get kids more engaged.” (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) And is getting all children engaged is what Marty said will also be one of the district’s greatest challenge. He said an increase in students that come from households struggling financially and families who don’t speak English will present teachers a special challenge. “We, as a …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The best first day of school photo wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center or West County Center in St. Louis!
The smell of fresh crayons, the sudden spike in jeans sales, the year of learning ahead—is there anything more exciting than the first day of school? When you’re packing your children’s backpacks with the binders, books and school supplies they’ll need for the new school year, we’re asking you to remember one very important thing: your camera. We want to see those bright, smiling faces ready for the first day of school, so we decided to start a contest: The best “It’s my first day of school!” photo wins a prize. Submit your first day of school photos by hitting the “Upload” button on this article anytime between August 13 and August 31. Patch editors will randomly select the winner from the photos submitted. And what do you win? Just a …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Walmart in Manchester and Target in Town and Country both have school supplies, so 'Patch' did some price shopping.
If you plan to get your back-to-school shopping done this weekend, hopefully this will help you. Patch shopped a St. Louis area 8th grade school supply list at a local Walmart and Target. It's complicated, of course, because of the vast array of options in every category. At both stores, supplies can be found in office supply and special school supply areas. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Patch looked for the most economical options, keeping in mind what is on the school list. You might make different choices from what Patch found, for instance, you might want to buy a box of 50 colored pencils, or 10. So take this research with a grain of salt, but if it makes your shopping any easier...Great! Target …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
School starts in two weeks for most Manchester and Town and Country students. Are you ready?
Schools around the county are gearing up for students and stores are stocked with palates of crayons, paper and pencils. Patch has gathered few of our most recent back to school articles to make sure you are as ready as can be for the start of school. Back to school tax holiday: the State of Missouri and St. Louis County have waived sales tax on most back to school supplies for this weekend. Manchester and Town and Country will still charge local taxes. The sale starts tonight at midnight. Tax free and thrifty: The Goodwill thrift store is always tax free because it’s a charity. Check out the deals here before school starts—you could even score designer jeans with the tags still on. Survival tips for mom: Are you the mom of a new …
Have you priced your children's back to school supplies yet?
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The trusty peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a main stay of the school lunch. How do you like yours?
Here’s a few interesting twists on an old lunchbox favorite, just in time for the start of the new school year. If these ideas inspire you, head over to the Jif website to enter their Most Creative Sandwich Contest. You might win a college scholarship. And peanut butter. Lots and lots of peanut butter. The Gourmet: Use artesian multi-grain bread, homemade peanut butter and organic jelly. Get Alton Brown’s recipe for peanut butter here. You could find interesting bread at the St. Louis Bread Company or Whole Foods Market. The Elvis: White toast, peanut butter of your choice and one smashed banana. Make the sandwich then fry it like a toasted cheese. Get the full recipe here. The Bacon Apple PBJ: Add fresh bacon crumbles and sliced apple to…