We all look forward to the summer months, so we can enjoy vacations at the beach or lounging under a tree in our backyard. But, did you know that summer is also a great season for home renovation? If you want to upgrade your home, but were delayed due to the cold winter days and difficult weather, then summer is the perfect time for you. Summer months have longer days, which means you have more daylight hours to spend on fixing the garage or painting the outside of your house.
If you are planning for a home renovation this summer, here are a few great ideas:
- Build a deck or a small porch. Wouldn’t you enjoy passing a lovely afternoon under the cool shade? Or, perhaps a clear night outside, gazing at the stars? Having a deck in your garden or attached to your home can make that a reality. You can enjoy your time outside with friends or a good book in a comfortable way.
- Create a play area for the kids. You can install a small swimming pool for them to cool down and play in during the hot days or have a play station where they can jump, swing, or slide. A sandbox is also a great idea for toddlers who want to build their own castles. Summer is a much-awaited time for kids, so let them have a place of their own to enjoy it.
- Add a fresh coat of paint to your rooms. Painting is great activity to do during the summer because the paint dries faster.
- Construct an outdoor kitchen and dining area. It doesn’t have to be a big area…just enough room for a grill, food preparation, and a dining or picnic table for six. This offers you and your family a great alternative dining spot without spending much money.
- Repave your driveway. Hot days are ideal if you want to repave your driveway because there is no moisture to obstruct the setting and effectiveness of your new pavement.
Each year, hundreds of young students start kindergarten or transfer to a different school. This requires some adjustment for both the new students and their parents because they must learn the policies and procedures of the new school.
Because many questions often arise, the Edmond Public Schools District is opening a centralized enrollment center to give assistance to incoming students and transferees. The enrollment center will help students as they go through the new enrollment process, and it is designed to make the city’s schools feel more welcoming.
The new centralized enrollment center will be open to new students and transferees from June 24 until July 30. Parents who wish to enroll their kids in person at the center can go to Edmond Memorial High School, Monday to Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at 100 E 15th St.
There are enrollment forms and requirements that parents need to complete prior to enrolling at the center. Parents can fill out the forms in advance by downloading them from http://www.edmondschools.net.
In addition, parents or legal guardians must bring two verifiable proofs of residency to show that both they and the student reside within the Edmond Public Schools District. Parents also need to bring a photo ID of themselves, as well as the child’s legal birth certificate (for prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade) and immunization records.
School is over, but for parents who do not want their kids to stop learning over the summer, they may be looking for educational programs in which they can enroll their kids. That is why summer reading programs continue to be popular in Oklahoma City. This year, the Metropolitan Library System will once again host summer reading programs to encourage children and teens to continue reading and learning, even during summer break. The theme is “Dig Into Reading”.
The summer reading programs are offered to children of all ages in the metropolitan area, ranging from early childhood to teens. Each program will include reading, fun activities, and rewards. This year, about 14,000 books are available for reading, and prizes are being donated by Sonic.
Program games for each category will have different criteria and goals. For early childhood, the program is open to children ranging from newborns to preschoolers. The goal is to read to your child or listen to a book for three hours. The older children category is open to kids from kindergarten to 6th grade with the goal of reading or listening for 6 hours. The teen category is for 7th to 12th graders, and teens will need to read or listen for 8 hours. Prizes await those who reach their goals. Children will win a free book, coupons to area attractions, and backpacks.
Aside from the reading games, there will also be other activities and free music programs and concerts. Artwork and programming are also available. The summer reading programs run through July 31st.