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Special Olympics Mecklenburg County Opening Ceremony and Spring Games Start Next Week

Photo credit: Special Olympics Mecklenburg County Charlotte Country Day School (CCDS) hosts the Special Olympics Mecklenburg County Spring Games each year. Abigail Ilfeld, a CCDS student, wrote this story for her journalism class: Swimming in the Spirit of Special Olympics By Abigail Ilfeld Special Olympics is a rite of passage for Charlotte Country Day students; every freshman, sophomore, and junior participates as a buddy, helping the athletes and encouraging them at events. Seniors are given special tasks to entertain athletes. Some students; however, get involved with the special needs community outside of school. Anna Hawkins Dulaney is a senior at CCDS and has been coaching a special needs swim team for 2 years; getting involved after a recommendation from Kinga Zay that Anna Hawkins’ swimming skills could be helpful in another setting. “I love helping kids discover things they could be passionate about,” she said. Swimming is Anna Hawkins passion and eve

Planning for a Smooth(er) Family Vacation

Ever think other families have smoother vacations than you? Read what these Charlotte parents say about what they do to make it go a bit more smoothly: Charlotte Parent: Planning for a Smooth(er) Family Vacation

Students learn advocacy, resiliency and compassion through peer program

This story was in Charlotte Parent this month:  Middle-School Students Learn to Advocate Through Extensions Program

How more than 10 caregivers have become part of our extended family

This story came out in  CharlotteFive  today.

Happy New Year!

Hoping your new year is starting out well. Our kids are back to school, cold weather is settling in and anyone under 18 is wishing for a snow storm. Here's something I wrote for CharlotteFive:  Dear parents, stop with the self-judgment and embrace the feelings of inadequacy. And the poop.