Parent 2 - EASTERN OREGON PARENT - April 2017 Eastern Oregon EDITOR: Greg Alexander email@example.com CONTRIBUTORS: Jennifer Colton Kim Glover • Virginia Justice Suzanne Kennedy • Lori McNeil COVER PHOTO: Ron Chapple Studios ADVERTISING SALES: Terri Briggs • Danni Halladey • Jeanne Jewett Stephanie Newsom • Dayle Stinson • Audra Workman firstname.lastname@example.org • 541-278-2669 Published by EO Media Group 211 S.E. Byers Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801 1-800-522-0255 Copyright 2017, All Rights Reserved www.eoparent.com Welcome Spring! After the long winter, it’s exciting to focus on the next season. Contents Gummy vitamins pose some sticky questions ............... 3 Baby shower basics ............... 10 Neighborhood Happenings ....11 Mature moms talk about later-in-life parenting .................5 Frequent deposits in the goodwill bank earn interest ....... 7 Drop Everything And Read in the great outdoors! ............. 13 Don’t let your teen miss out on federal student aid ...... 15 Kid-friendly Calendar ............. 8 ON THE COVER: Kris O’Grady of Pendleton was 40 when she had her daughter, Sascha Quempts, now 7. (But you’d never guess it.) In the Classroom Find us on Facebook and Pinterest www.imesd.k12.or.us • Instruction Time Lots of learning takes place during this time of the school year. Make sure your student is getting enough sleep and eating breakfast to make the most of his or her day. • Test taking Spring brings testing, so review good strategies with your student. There are many online resources with tips to ease the stress. • Parent-Teacher Conferences Make it a priority to attend, ask questions about progress and plan for the next academic year with the teacher. Get Outside! • Sunshine Get outside and get some Vitamin D after the winter. Take a walk, ride your bike, visit a new playground – anything to get moving! • Dig in the dirtƤ ƪǤǯǤ • Calendar Plan the summer months with your child. Research camps, art classes, recreation programs at local art centers, Parks & Recreation departments, etc. • Internships & Summer Jobs Older students can look for spring internships or start applying for summer employment.