We had so much fun at the Marbles Kids Museum Kick Off to Kindergarten over the weekend that we want to continue celebrating the back-to-school excitement! We’re giving away Marbles’ admission tickets and tickets to the IMAX Theatre at Marbles to celebrate the first day of school.
Prize: Package of four Marbles Kids Museum admission tickets and Marbles’ IMAX tickets.
Dates: August 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM until September 15,
From baby’s first teetering steps until your child strides across the high school graduation stage, you’re focused on the future. You read stories and do homework to support their education. You attend games, performances, and festivals so that they develop as well-rounded people. You foster good behavior and encourage community spirit so that they join society as responsible adults. Each move you make, including opening a college savings account,
Future kindergartners and their parents had a blast at the first of two annual Kickoff to Kindergarten events that are sponsored by the North Carolina College Savings Program (NC 529 Plan). The first event was held June 22 at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh; the second is to be held on August 19 from 9 AM – 5PM. The free event helped future students learn the ins and outs of navigating their first year of grade school.
The first years of your child’s life are filled with countless milestones: crawling, walking, talking, making friends, learning to count and read. There were first teeth and new words spoken. There were first-time holidays and new traditions begun. Then, you blinked, and now you are weeks away from the next milestone — starting kindergarten!
Preparing for an Educational Milestone
Just in Wake County, nearly 12,000 students are expected to enter schools this year as the class of 2030.
Graduation day for the high school class of 2030 feels like a long way away. But this year, a different kind of graduation is upon them — preschool graduation! In the fall, the class of 2030 will be entering kindergarten and starting their journey through the wonder and excitement of grade school. Even though their true graduation day feels a long, long way off (and thank goodness for that!), now is the time to be thinking of the future and saving for college.
At the close of this spring’s drawing to celebrate College Savings Day, the NC 529 Plan had 135,920 active Accounts and, of those, 4,343 Account owners entered the drawing. The entry pulled at random for the $1,529 prize belonged to Leigh Ann Johnson, who soon will have this extra amount added to her NC 529 Account.
Johnson opened her Account, with her daughter as beneficiary, in March 2014 and now mother,