Thursday, January 24, 2013
A Patch blogger's post about not helping her children on the slide is being debated across the country.
A Patch blog from Alameda, CA, called “Please Don’t Help My Kids” has struck a nerve with readers across the country. Posted in September, the blog has taken off over the past few weeks as it has found a second life through social media sharing. The blog has 124,000 Facebook recommendations and 833 people have tweeted the blog. The blog is an open letter to other parents at the playground. The blogger Kate Bassford Baker’s basic request is for parents to not help her daughters on the slide. She wrote that she wants her daughters to do things and learn things on their own. Learning to walk up the slide’s ladder is the first step to learning new things and overcoming obstacles, she wrote. “Because, as they grow up, the ladders will only get …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Stoneham High School baseball team recently spruced up the playground area at Central Elementary School.
The Stoneham High School baseball team recently spruced up the playground area at Central Elementary School. Check out our photo gallery to see the student athletes hard at work on May 13.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Playgrounds, kindergarten grants and new recommended Stoneham High School curricula in some areas were the focus of the Committee during a brief meeting Jan. 20.
The Stoneham School Committee took up several matters at their recent meeting. Here's some of what was discussed: Grass at the South Elementary School The old adage goes that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, but the saying now appears to be a reality at South Elementary School, where growing grass has become a problem at the playground near Main Street, according to a report from Superintendent Les Olson. South School’s grass situation was brought up after a series of minor suggested facilities improvements across the district that would cost $500,000, but Olson was unsure on what to recommend to help solve the grass problem, which has arisen due to overuse of the area by students during the day. Initially, the board …