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16 x July 19 — August 1, 2018 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 will be picture-perfect, too. The following makeup tips are for tweens and teens as they head back to school: • In sixth grade, wear lip gloss, some mascara and a bit of pale eye shadows; don’t go too heavy, or it will look bad. Keep it natural. You can add a touch of glitter, but don’t overdo it! • In seventh grade, you may begin to care more about your appearance, so use a lightweight foundation or powder and a little eyeliner. Don’t use too much. You don’t want to have black eyes! Use a natural eye shadow and a light-colored shiny lip gloss. You also can use a powdered highlighter to give you a natural glow. • In eighth grade, you are getting better at makeup, and you know what you like. Try establishing your own style. Liquid or powder foundation is great, but be sure you blend it. Try a bit of darker color for your eyes, cheeks and lips. But remember, natural colors work best. • In ninth grade: Welcome to high school! You are around a variety of ages, and you are going to want to look like the rest of your peers. You should, by now, have your own makeup style. Update your look a bit, no one wants to carry the same look they had in middle school. You can wear your usual makeup during the day, and make it up, but not too much. If you go out at night, you can add darker shades to your eyes and lips. Places like CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Inc. have great makeup lines that are not too expensive. Sephora and Mac Cosmetics have makeup, too. • Beat the Crowds for Less Stress by Deanna Gustafson, Director Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center of People of Faith 407-395-0077 The longer days of summer fun and vacationing will turn into a backto-school gallop next month. Amid the challenges of keeping children occupied, planning vacations and celebrating the summer holidays, parents can help themselves by doing a little pre-planning. While they’re at The Grove, racing from store to store getting daily activities done, parents should keep a mental list or, better yet, put those smartphones to use and make actual lists of the things they know their children will need once school starts. Yes, each teacher will have their own list of “must haves,” but there are always the basics that are needed, including paper, pencils, pens and backpacks. These items can add up to a big bill when buying them all at once, not to mention all the elbow bumping of parents seeking the same items at the same time. It is a good idea to take advantage of summer sales and bargains at one’s favorite discount store. If a child is entering a grade where his/her backpack will be holding more books and binders, parents should consider purchasing one of the many great packs designed to carry extra items, so their children will not strain any muscle groups before they even get to gym class. Also, even though it will be August, parents can grab a $1 calendar in the clearance pile and post it front and center, so they can mark off dates that are sure to be on the first papers that are sent home from school. Set those smartphone calendar date reminders, too, for your and your child’s phone. Everyone carries phones today! If parents can wade into the school year with a little less stress, they can feel good knowing they have avoided some of the inevitable anxiety that comes when a child is starting a new grade. • A Love for Learning by Sarah Donovan, Director of Admissions The First Academy 407-206-8602 Is your child a lifelong learner? How do you create a love for learning? The following are a few tried-and-true tips for both parents and educators: First, catch your child’s curiosity. When your child shows a natural Dr. Shahid Usmani, Dr. Shaista Usmani, Dr. Bindu Parekattil, Wellington Esquea, PA-C Personalized Care with Compassion & Excellence Se Habla Español 1551 Boren Drive, Suite A • Ocoee, FL 34761 Conveniently located near Walmart. Just minutes from MetroWest, Winter Garden and Windermere. Call 407-395-2037

interest or passion in something, use it. Once your child shows a spark of excitement and curiosity, help them pursue more resources or information about it. There is an abundance of digital resources, but don’t forget about good, old-fashioned, handson experiences, too. Second, let your child run after the questions. Let them do the heavy lifting to find the answers. When they ask a question, facilitate them in finding the answer. Keep a notebook, whiteboard or digital list of all the questions they have asked and answers they have found. Next, give choices. Let your child steer the way for a family outing or experience. Giving them the freedom and ownership will pave the way for higher engagement. They chose it, so they own it! Finally, make the time. It seems cliché, but you can never overestimate setting aside time for exploration. Even a short walk around the neighborhood can open the door to a whole new world. Aug. 13 Sept. 3 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 26 Nov. 19-23 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 Dec. 24-Jan. 4 Jan. 21 Feb. 18 March 14 March 15 March 18-22 May 27 May 29 Before- & After-School Activities CRANIUM ACADEMY, 4068 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Winter x July 19 — August 1, 2018 x 17 Orange County Public Schools 2018-19 Student Calendar First day of school Holiday First marking period ends Holiday Holiday Thanksgiving Break Second marking period ends Holiday Winter Break Holiday Holiday Third marking period ends Holiday Spring Break Holiday Last day of school Garden, 407-294-6950, www. Cranium Acad emy is a unique and prestigious private school, revolutionizing preschool through fifth-grade education. The campus at Cranium Academy is highly secure, with monitored fingerprint entry and instant checks performed on visitors and vendors to ensure a safe environment. Students benefit from a unique combination of advanced curriculum, featuring custom learning paths, critical thinking, innovative technology and creative play experiences. With small class sizes and low student-teacher ratios, Cranium Academy’s learning environment encourages each student’s curiosity and enhances his/ her attentiveness. The highly experienced and well-trained staff seeks to develop lifelong learning advantages and inspire a true love of learning in their students. Additionally, Cranium Academy offers large indoor and outdoor play areas and a structured athletic gym program to develop each child’s gross motor skills, strength and coordination. The fun doesn’t stop there though! The academy also offers educational field trips, summer camps, holiday CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 Providing home birth and birth center options since 2011 Central Florida’s only Nationally Accredited Birth Center! All Services Offered: Home Birth • Birth Center Birth VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) Prenatal Care • HypnoBirthing Classes Well Woman Gynecology Birth Control/Natural Family Planning Lactation Services Nutritional Counseling College Park Birth Center 1010 Arthur Avenue Orlando, FL 32804 Office (407) 878-2757 Fax (407) 270-7117 Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Friday – Closed