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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. [...]

Scholars Moving Onward and Upward to Success

It’s that time of year again! The school year is winding down and summer vacation is fast approaching. While our students are probably focused on the fun ahead, many parents are also wondering about the road ahead. Here at CSFB, we’re so excited for all our students who are finishing up their school year and especially hopeful for those who are transitioning to a new chapter in their lives. Our kindergarteners who are moving up to first grade, our fifth graders who will be headed off to middle school in the fall, and of course, our eighth graders who are […]

Thank Your Teachers! How to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." Malala Yousafazi This week, May 5-11, is Teacher Appreciation Week, and here at CSFB, it's our favorite time of year! While the whole week is about appreciating the teachers that made an impact on your life, Tuesday, May 7th, is National Thank A Teacher Day.Historically, the Teacher Appreciation holiday was just that single day, originally celebrated on the first Tuesday in March. First discussed in 1944, in 1953 Eleanor Roosevelt wrote to the 81st Congress to persuade them to create a national day for teachers. Finally, in [...]