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Now that it's warming up, The Nicholson School invites you to join us for Story Time ! Gathered children will enjoy story telling followed by arts and crafts inspired by the tale! Listening to stories helps support children’s language and literacy development. Recommended for children ages birth to 5.
 
This program is free of cost.
 
RSVP required, please contact administration@nicholsonschool.org to register. 
 
This is a repeating event, and will take place again on Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 10:00am to 10:30am. 
 
This is an external partner event. Please contact the organization directly with any questions or concerns: administration@nicholsonschool.org

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NPN's annual Online Auction offers great deals on items Chicago parents want and love, including kids' classes, restaurant gift certificates, massages and access to cool experiences you can't find anywhere else.
 
With the proceeds from our auction, NPN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will be able to continue to provide support and resources designed to solve the challenges of parenting in Chicago.
 
Bidding opens May 5 at 5am and closes at 10pm on May 9.
 
Preview link for items at www.biddingforgood.com/npnparents
 
Questions? Email Melanie Schlachter at auction@npnparents.org.
 
Thank you to our sponsors:
 
Presenting sponsor: Soccer Pods
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Major sponsor: Children's Learning Place
 

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Join NPN moderator Meredith and Grace Lee Sawin of Chicago School GPS in this live webinar for parents of students entering Chicago Public Schools in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade and parents who are curious about the selection process in CPS.
 
When Chicago Public Schools elementary school notifications come out, what does it all mean? Parents might receive multiple offers, one offer, no offers, and wait list numbers for their child. Join us for a chat about how to understand the notifications that you receive and how to handle multiple offers and wait lists.
 
Because of the pandemic, parents may be unable to tour schools or meet face to face with principals and current school families, typical strategies parents use to get a "feel" of a school and make a decision. While the impact of COVID-19 is still playing out, we will also discuss alternative ways to get a sense of a school before making a decision.
 
We are looking forward to answering your questions as you navigate your decisions after notifications! Feel free to send in any questions prior to the webinar to mmarzano@npnparents.org.
 
RSVP to reserve your spot today. You will receive a webinar link with your instructions prior to the live session.
Free for NPN members. Please log in to register. $15 for non-members  
Grace Lee Sawin, Chicago School GPS: Not being a native of Chicago, Grace Lee Sawin had no idea how daunting it would be to find a great school fit for her girls. She quickly discovered how confounding the process was. After years of research and a few different schools for her daughters, she founded Chicago School GPS to help other families successfully navigate the ever-changing Chicago school landscape, from preschool to high school.

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Toddler moms always need a break - here is your chance to gather and gab with moms who are as entertained and frazzled as you are with your little wonders. Grab your favorite beverage and join us Wednesday, May 12th at 8PM!  NPN member and volunteer, Cathy, will lead a Zoom chat for moms with children between 18 months and 3 years to connect and talk about the unique challenges and joys you face as moms.
 
This event is for NPN members only. Please register once. You will receive an email confirmation after you register with the Zoom link. For non-members, as part of our June All About Baby programming, you can join NPN for $30 using the promo code AllAboutBaby to receive a discount.  Questions? Contact NPN Program Manager Meredith Marzano at mmarzano@npnparent.org.  
 
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Erikson Institute. NPN is proud to share information about Erikson Institute's Fussy Baby Network:
 
The Fussy Baby Network offers a range of parent support services around crying, sleeping, and feeding issues for babies and toddlers up to age 3. We provide free phone support through our warmline at 1.888.431.2229, staffed by our warm and caring family/infant specialists. We also offer free virtual home visits to families no matter where they live. Finally, we provide support groups for parents to talk together about the challenges they face and how they cope. All of our services are available in English and Spanish.  

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This event repeats every week on Friday until 05/21/2021


Attention moms over 40 with children between 2 months and 3 years old - this is the group for you!
 
Please join NPN member and volunteer, Cathy, who leads a Zoom chat for moms 40+ to connect and talk about the unique challenges and joys you face as moms.
 
Please sign up for this group to attend one or all of these April meetups and drop in for as long as you can! This group will meet at 12:15 - 1:00 PM on Fridays. You will receive a Zoom upon RSVPing and the link again before the meeting.
 
NPN members only. Please register once for you and your child(ren). You will receive an email confirmation after you register. Questions? Contact NPN Program Manager Meredith Marzano at mmarzano@npnparent.org.
 
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Erikson Institute. NPN is proud to share information about Erikson Institute's Fussy Baby Network:
 
The Fussy Baby Network offers a range of parent support services around crying, sleeping, and feeding issues for babies and toddlers up to age 3. We provide free phone support through our warmline, staff by our warm and caring family/infant specialists. We also offer free virtual home visits to families no matter where they live. Finally, we provide support groups for parents to talk together about the challenges they face and how they cope. All of our services are available in English and Spanish.

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NPN's Summer Camp Fair reopens today! Register now to find summer camps still accepting campers! 
 
Our summer camp fair custom website opens at 9:00 am on Monday, May 3rd and closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 28th.
 
 >> Camp options for kids age 2 - 18 years old
>> Search for camps based on theme, location, before and after care, virtual or in-person
>> Access each camp's registration form with one click
>> Watch short and informative video presentations from each camp director
 
You must register here for access to the custom website. Parents who registered for NPN's Summer Camp Fair in February do not need to re-register. We will send you your login credentials to the custom website on May 3rd.
 
Members: Free
Non-members: $15 Includes an NPN membership which will be activated within 4 weeks of registration date
 
Thank you to our sponsors, Kids' Work and Bennett Day Camp

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Starting preschool is a big deal for both parents and children. From separation anxiety to making new friends to learning new skills, there is a lot to consider and prepare for. Take this opportunity to learn from experts about how to make this a smooth and happy transition for everyone in your family.
 
In this intimate live discussion, preschool experts will discuss how to prepare for the first day of preschool and beyond, how to handle separation anxiety and some things parents and children can look forward to during these special years
 
You will walk away from this discussion with the following:
 
1. How to prepare your child for preschool
2. How to handle separation anxiety on the first day and beyond
3. What to expect on the first day
 
Plus our experts will help you prepare yourself for the first day too, and there will be time for Q & A at the end!  Our preschool panel consists of:
 
Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School
Ancona School
Lycée Français de Chicago
Park West Co-Op Nursery School
 
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School
 
Email Meredith Marzano at mmarzano@npnparents.org with questions.

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The challenges of balancing children’s needs and wants when it comes to technology/electronic devices has become all the more intense as so many kids have grown so dependent on using them for everything from everyday schoolwork to keeping connected to friends, in addition to their social media and recreational uses.  This session will provide strategies for parents to manage their children’s uses of technology in ways that ensure their safety and wise use while promoting family trust and sustaining healthy relationships.
 
This is a free event. 
 
RSVP required. Please go here to register.
 
This is an external partner event. Please contact the organization directly with any questions or concerns: amber.guenther@smartlovefamily.org

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It’s a night to be supported, to ask questions and share resources, and to be with other parents who get what it’s like to deal with special challenges for their kids. Parents of kids with all types of developmental differences welcome (sensory processing disorder, autism, ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS, mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, Down syndrome, physical disabilities, medical issues, etc.). Parents/family only, please (no therapists, students or business owners).
 
The Zoom link will be sent out about 2 hours before the meeting.

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Kids and Teens K-12. Come get taught by a professional author how to write chapter one of your story.
 
This is a repeating event, and will take place every Saturday 12:00pm to 1:30pm.

Please go here to register. 
 
This is an external partner event. Please contact the organization directly with any questions or concerns: onceuponatimepublishing@aol.com

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