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How to Simplify Your Back-to-School Transition

With the start of the school year quickly approaching, your to-do list is probably long. There are school supplies to find, bus routes or carpools to figure out, new clothes to buy, lunches to plan...it all can feel a little overwhelming! Here at CSFB, we want to make your transition into the new school year as easy as possible, so we’ve put together five tips to help get the year started right. Keep Track of Important DatesNo matter what kind of calendar you use – phone, paper, computer – be sure to mark down all the school closings and half days [...]

School’s Out, Now What? Summer Learning Opportunities

Today was the last day of the 2018-19 school year, and that means one thing: summer is here! Lots of fun in the sun, time with family, and hot days are headed our way. But two whole months off from school can seem like a lot of time to fill. Especially when, as a CSFB parent, you’re concerned about your child’s continuing education. Not to fear, there are plenty of fun summer learning opportunities available to students and families in the Baltimore area. Here are just a few: Make Music Day: tomorrow, Friday, June 21! The Baltimore County Public Library […]

CSFB’s First 20 Years: Reflections from the Executive Director

Twenty years in Baltimore. Twenty years of bringing to life the hopes and dreams of parents who want a better life, a sound educational foundation, and a school experience that works for their children. Twenty years of making a difference for more than 7,500 students. When I came to Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore seven years ago, I was engaged in the mission on a personal level. We had purchased a home in a neighborhood that fed into a top elementary, middle, and high school system. But as exceptional as the public schools were, they were not working for our daughter. [...]