Our Kids

Help Kids Get Back Into the Swing of Things

In 1956, President Eisenhower created a council on physical fitness which later grew into the President’s Council on Physical Fitness under President Kennedy. Its main purpose was to encourage children to pursue sports and other physical activities in schools and with their families. As childhood obesity increases at an alarming rate, quadrupling over the past […]

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Let’s Keep Kids Creative

Kids are naturally curious and creative. One of the most important tasks for parents and teachers is to nurture their blossoming creativity. The third full week in September has been deemed National Keep Kids Creative Week. It was formed to get kids’ creative juices flowing for not just a week but throughout the entire year. […]

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Helping Parents Recognize Celiac Disease in Their Children

When I was a working mom with two children in school and a job that required a bit of a commute–juggling a lotof things was simpler when I followed a morning routine. I was lucky when it came to making lunches because my children enjoyed a fairly small repeating pattern. What I didn’t know is […]

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Help Your Kids Score New Goals

Setting goals is one thing. Completing them is quite another. Parents can help their children learn important life lessons about setting and achieving both long-term and short-term goals. Achieving goals one by one helps a child grow more self-assured and motivated to succeed. Ask your children to choose an objective, such as getting better grades […]

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Hard Knocks Training Camp

Calabasas High School Football players and coaches are in high gear preparing for the upcoming season. The team is led by second-year coach Cary Harris. Harris was a standout cornerback for USC and was drafted by the NFL Buffalo Bills. He played for the Bills, Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, and NY Giants. The Calabasas High coaching staff has […]

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Education: Fun for Kids of All Ages

The best advice you might have received if you were starting a business or purchasing a home is “location, location, location.” When it comes to giving advice to your children, the best advice is “education, education, education.” I learned years ago that the best way to educate your kids is to make it fun, to […]

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THE Foundation for LVUSD

Supports the School District Through Virtual Events By Nicola Galassi, Board Member: THE Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools and LVUSD Parent Volunteer No one could have predicted this unprecedented and historic year. As the Las Virgenes School District (LVUSD) was coming out of a year of budget cuts in 2019, the pandemic hit families, students, […]

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Post-Pandemic Anxiety in Children

The Uncharted Road to Normalcy Families across the U.S. hunkered down during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking on distance learning, working from home, and surviving life together around the clock. Children today are stressed on so many levels: challenged socially, academically, having to cope with physical changes, the influences of social media, and trying to fit […]

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Katherine Ratajczak College Admissions Consulting

College expert Kathy Ratajczak has provided winning college admissions consulting services since 2014. Kathy served as associate director of college counseling at elite private high schools in the Greater Los Angeles area and has extensive experience reading applications for highly selective universities. As a member of several professional organizations, Kathy stays current on the latest […]

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Guiding Young Patients With Eating Disorders Towards Recovery

Leslie A. Kaplan, MD, CEDS (Certified Eating Disorder Specialist), helps adolescents and young adults overcome eating disorders. Utilizing two decades of experience in various clinical settings, Dr. Kaplan joined the Calabasas Pediatrics Wellness Center to assist young people in the clutches of eating disorders become their best selves. “Helping patients navigate their recovery process is […]

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LVUSD School Directory 2021

Agoura High School818.889.126228545 W. Driver Ave.Agoura Hills, CA 91301luvsd.org/agouraAlice C. StelleMiddle School818.224.410722450 Mulholland Hwy.Calabasas, CA 91302lvusd.org/acsmsArthur E. WrightMiddle School818.880.46144029 Las Virgenes Rd.Calabasas, CA 91302lvusd.org/aewmsBay LaurelElementary School818.222.902224740 Paseo PrimarioCalabasas, CA 91302lvusd.org/baylaurelButtercup Preschool818.597.21536098 Reyes Adobe Rd.Agoura Hills, CA 91301buttercuppreschool.org Calabasas High School818.222.717722855 Mulholland Hwy.Calabasas, CA 91302lvusd.org/chsChaparralElementary School818.591.242822601 Liberty Bell Rd.Calabasas, CA 91302lvusd.org/cesLindero CanyonMiddle School818.889.21345844 Larboard Ln.Agoura Hills, […]

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Ask the Pediatrician: Back-to-School Checklist

As this sort-of-normal summer ends, it’s time to start prepping kids to go back to school. But getting ready is about more than just new sneakers, a cool mask, and school supplies. To help make sure your kids are on track for a healthy and happy school year, check out this back-to-school checklist. SleepSince kids […]

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