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Choosing an Extracurricular Activity

The hours after school gets out are full of possibilities for your child. There are so many activities she could enjoy, but how do you know which one is right for her? Polk County Catholic Schools offers advice to help you and your child choose the perfect extracurricular activity. Skills and Interests When choosing an […]


Teaching Your Child Time Management

Although it may not seem like it, children these days have a lot on their plate — school, homework, and extracurricular activities, to name a few. Without knowing how to juggle all of these responsibilities, a child can easily become overwhelmed. These tips from top Polk County private schools can help you teach your child […]


Celebrating Family Health and Fitness Day

Family Health and Fitness Day is September 29th, and it’s a timely opportunity to discuss the importance of being healthy. From the food you eat to how active you are, pass on healthy habits to your child with help from Polk County private schools. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle should start now so your child can […]


Fall Activities For the Family

Fall begins on September 23rd, which means it’s time to start thinking about activities for the new season. We know life can get chaotic and busy, but taking the time to bond with your child is important to their upbringing! With beautiful weather, it’ll be great to spend time outdoors with these ideas from Polk […]


Teacher Spotlight: Diane Skalski

Diane Skalski, a history teacher at Sante Fe Catholic High School, spent time with her former students throughout the summer. Skalski has been teaching for many years and has traveled a lot, bringing back a piece of the world to her classroom. Growing up in Passaic, New Jersey, Diane majored in history at Seton Hall […]


Why Catholic School?

Choosing a school for your child can be overwhelming and stressful. You may be considering a private school, but assume Catholic schools are only for children who identify with the religion. That is not the case at all. A Catholic education offers so much more than the church, and welcomes people of all faiths and […]


How to Help Hyperactive Children

Children get bored easily, run around, forget homework. However, it’s natural when growing up in today’s world. If your child has ADHD then focusing and thinking before acting are huge challenges, but with a little effort they can be overcome. If this becomes a trend where their impulsivity starts to affect everyday life too much, […]


Getting Grateful With Daily Journaling

Remembering to be grateful for what you have isn’t always on your mind, so imagine how it is for your child. An easy solution to reflect on what there is to be grateful for is keeping a daily journal. Polk County Catholic schools advocate daily journaling to promote a more happier, fulfilled, and humble child. […]


Your Child Should Be Playing Minecraft

Video games have been around since the 1970s and evolving ever since. Some have gotten harsher critiques than others, but there are games out there that actually do a great job of teaching vital life skills. Minecraft is one of those safe video games Polk County private schools recommends giving children —they’ll have fun while […]


The Importance of Pets for Children

Lessons are taught every day when your child is growing up. Children are surrounded by a world where they must constantly learn to progress. Sometimes it’s easier when they have a friend by their side. Polk County private schools understand the impact a pet can have on the development of a child. We encourage parents […]