Polk Schools Canceled Coronavirus

Polk County Schools Closed Due to Coronavirus – March 16 – May 1

Polk County Public Schools are currently closed through May 1. All Florida Public Schools are closed during this time.
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Polk County School Calendar Public Private Charter

Polk County School Calendars for 2020 – 2021 {includes Private & Charter Schools}

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Polk County School Calendars for the 2020-21 school year including Public, Private & Charter Schools. Get dates for school holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and more.
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Polk County School Options - Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

Polk County School Options – Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

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Explore School Choice Options in Lakeland and Polk County. Get details on Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies, Performing Arts, & more, and find out when to apply.
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Polk County School Showcase WE3 Expo 2019

School Showcase to Highlight School Options in Polk County

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Visit the School Showcase at The RP Funding Center from November 7 - 9, 2019 to learn about the innovative careers, schools, and programs offered in Polk County Schools.
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Family Fundamentals - Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals – Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals offers FREE classes on a weekly basis for children from infants through age 5 where parents and children will learn and socialize as they participate in fun, stimulating, developmental activities. Kids love it, and it's a great opportunity to meet other moms!
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Lakeland Mom Back to School Guide

Back-To-School Bashes, Free School Supplies, Donation Drives in Polk County

We've got a full list of back to school events, free school supplies, our favorite back to school gear, Stuff the Bus donation locations, tax-free shopping holiday info, and more.
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Crossroads Christian School Lakeland Special Needs Autism

Crossroads Christian School provides a Personalized Education Focus for Grades K-12

With low student-teacher ratios and and an encouraging, nurturing environment, Lakeland area kids with special education needs are finding success at Crossroads Christian School, and your child can too!
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Florida Back to School Sales Tax Holiday 2019

Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday – August 2-6, 2019

The Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for August 2 - 6, 2019 and we've got all the details you need to know to save some $$ on your back to school shopping!
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College Financial Aid

Finding Financial Aid for College or Career School

One of the biggest barriers for most of us, and our kids, when it comes to higher education is the cost. We hear the phrase “financial aid is available” but we’re often not sure where to start. Learn where you can find financial aid for college and career schools.
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Colleges and Technical Schools in Lakeland (6)

College Bound: Lakeland Style – Colleges & Technical Schools in Lakeland

If you or your child are considering continuing your education, good news! We have some pretty incredible schooling options right here in Polk County, so you can head to class not too far from home. Learn more about places to earn an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree, as well as certification programs.
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Best Board Games for Kids and Families

Our Top 10 Favorite Family Board Games

Our family loves playing card games and board games, and we’ve graduated to strategy games where everyone – kids included – has a fair shot at winning and there are often bragging rights involved! See our 10 favorite kid approved AND parent approved games.
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Epic Kids Books

Get Your Kids Excited About Summer Reading with Epic!

Kids of all ages will love Epic - an unlimited eBook library your kids can take anywhere on a phone, tablet, or computer. Perfect for Summer Reading. LIMITED TIME SUMMER OFFER - Get 3 months for only $3 - for up to 4 kids!
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Summer Reading

Summer Reading Programs & FREE Reading Resources

Want to keep your kids reading and learning over the summer? Find a FREE summer reading program or online book subscription to get them excited to read!
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Online Summer Camps

Online Summer Camps & At-Home DIY Activities

Online or Virtual Summer Camps are the ideal resource if you're traveling or looking for at-home activities to keep kids engaged & learning all summer long.
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Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Gifts… what to give and what to avoid

Teacher Appreciation & End of Year Gift Ideas. A list of do's and don'ts when it comes to giving gifts and showing teachers how much you appreciate them!
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All Saints Academy

Innovation Studios at All Saints Academy

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Innovation Studios is creating students who are problem solvers, critical thinkers, and self-starters. Through this 4 year program, students learn to collaborate, delegate, and think outside the box as they design solutions for real-world problems. Learn more about this unique program at All Saints Academy.
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Family Fundamentals is Moving to the 3rd Floor of Explorations V Children's Museum

Family Fundamentals is Moving to the 3rd Floor of Explorations V Children’s Museum

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Family Fundamentals is moving! Beginning March 4, 2019, all classes and parent resources will be on the 3rd floor of Explorations V Children's Museum in Downtown Lakeland. Learn more about Family Fundamentals' FREE weekly classes for kids ages 0-5.
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Polk County School Calendar Public Private Charter

Polk County School Calendars for 2019 – 2020 {includes Private & Charter Schools}

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Polk County School Calendars for the 2019 - 2020 school year including Public, Private & Charter Schools. Get dates for school holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and more.
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Preschool VPK Florida

Florida’s FREE VPK Program – With New Delayed Enrollment For Later Birthdates

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Florida VPK is a FREE prekindergarten program for 4 & 5 year-olds. Recent changes allow parents to delay enrollment for kids born between Feb. 2 - Sept. 1. Find out how to apply.
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WE3 Expo to highlight options in Polk County Schools for PreK through Adults

WE3 Expo to highlight options in Polk County Schools for PreK through Adults

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Visit the WE3 EXPO at The RP Funding Center from November 1 - 3, 2018 to learn about the innovative careers, schools, and programs offered in Polk County Schools.
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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: Free Books for Kids 5 & Under

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If you have a child under the age of 5, you can sign up today for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library - a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until age 5.
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Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center: Personalized Tutoring Services & Test Prep in Lakeland

Huntington Learning Center has been helping students get the best education possible for almost 40 years. Whether your child is struggling academically or just wants to get ahead, Huntington can tailor a personalized tutoring or test prep program with one-on-one attention that will achieve results.
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After School Care Programs Lakeland

Guide to After School Programs in Lakeland

Find after school care where your kids will be engaged, have fun, and receive homework help during the hours between school and work ending. All of the after school programs on our list provide school pick up.
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Prep Sportswear Lakeland School Team Gear

Get Personalized School Swag from Prep Sportswear – Hats, Shirts, Backpacks & more

Kick off the new school year with personalized fan gear to show your school pride. Get school swag from Prep Sportswear for over 100 schools in Lakeland & Polk County!
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All Saints Academy Lakeland Winter Haven

Lakeland Mom looks at All Saints Academy

Learn about All Saints Academy, an independent Christian school for ages 2 - 12th grade. ASA has a college prep focus and is conveniently located between Lakeland and Winter Haven. From the small classes and personalized attention to the innovation and unique activities available to students, you'll be impressed!
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Celebrate National Library Week – April 8 - 14, 2018

Celebrate National Library Week – April 8 – 14, 2018

Our Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers that host numerous events for children and adults. Find out about storytimes, classes, and hands-on events for children of all ages at local libraries in Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry, Winter Haven, and across Polk County.
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Polk County School Calendar 2018-19

Polk County School Calendar for 2018 – 2019

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The Polk County School Board has released the calendar for the 2018 - 2019 school year. School begins on Monday, August 13, 2018 and ends on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Get dates for school holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and more.
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