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June 23, 2017

Smarty Alert: Springfree 4th of July Flash Sale! Save $548!

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Smarty Alert: For a limited time, save $548 on a Springfree Trampoline! Bring home the bounce for the summer with a Springfree Trampoline! It’s better than bringing home a puppy!

The Deal:
Save $548! Offer ends July 3, 2017.

Get your backyard ready for the 4th of July! Save up to $548 right now when you by any Springfree Trampoline. And Springfree’s patented safety system will give you peace of mind this summer and all year long – No springs. No hard edges. A frame beneath the jumping surface. That’s smart engineering. Read More →

June 22, 2017

Need some more kid activities now that summer is in full swing? We gotcha covered with the Smarty Camp Guide!

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Rain, rain go away, our kids are driving us CRAY-CRAY!! We have a feeling you haven’t signed your kids up for enough activities to fill the long summer days! So we’re revisiting our Smarty Camp Guide – tried and true by Smarty Charlotte!

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Charlotte Christian School

2017 Charlotte Christian Summer Camp Logo - 300x250Established in 1950, Charlotte Christian School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, independent, non-denominational school serving students in grades JK-12. Our vision for students includes the integration of a Biblical worldview into a curriculum where character, values and essential life skills are emphasized and modeled by a professional and dedicated faculty. A rigorous academic program is offered including strong co-curricular offerings with successful athletic and fine arts programs. For more information, schedule a tour of campus, attend an open house or visit, please visit our website.

Charlotte Christian Summer Camps are available beginning June 5. Learn more about Charlotte Christian’s camps for academics, arts, sports and technology.

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7301 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
(704) 366-5657
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Twitter: @charchristiannc
Instagram: @charlottechristianschool

Charlotte Country Day School

Charlotte Country Day School Summer Programs offers a wide variety of enrichment, sports, and academic camps to meet the needs of students ages 3-18. Weekly camps run from June 5 to August 11, with prices and times varying by camp. Some of the enrichment offerings include art, drama, cooking, video game development, robotics, science, and more. Athletic offerings include lacrosse, tennis, basketball, soccer, running, football, golf, and field hockey. We’re excited to introduce the Summer Institute, which offers high school students a variety of unique, weeklong academic enrichment experiences in support of specific skill development and student curiosity. Visit the website for more details on the more than 200 camps offered or contact Michael Rinehart (704) 943-4648.

NOTE: NEW LOCATION FOR 2017 – Bissell Campus, 5936 Green Rea Road (located four miles from main Cannon Campus off Carmel Road).

Click here for more info on CCDS Summer Programs.

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Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
704-943-4500
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Charlotte Latin School

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Looking for a great place to send your kids this summer? Check out Charlotte Latin Summer Programs! We offer half-day and full-day camps for children ages 3- to 18-years-old. Seven weekly sessions are available with options for 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A free-of-charge, supervised lunch hour for full day campers is provided. We also offer extended care service from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at $100 per week ($50 each).

Join us for another fun summer of CAMP VICTOR. Camp Victor is a traditional day camp run on the campus of Charlotte Latin. Our themed weeks for 2017 are: Curious Carolina Kids, Glow for it!, Moovin’ & Groovin’ Fitness, Party in the USA, Camp Victor’s Got Talent, Tie-Dye Disco, and Bugs & Botanicals. Each week, students will field journal in our on-campus woods; splash and play on inflatable water slides; experience science hands-on and engage in cooperative team-building games! Camp Victor tuition includes a full day of activities, a daily boxed lunch, and before- and after-camp care.

Interested in engineering and technology? We have one of the only MIT certified FabLabs (Fabrication Lab) in the country. Students come home at the end of the week with one-of-a-kind engineered masterpieces. Young Engineers of Today camps are designed and taught by STEM educators with more than 20 years of experience in engineering and programming. Charlotte Latin’s hands-on approach to technology education transforms campers into technology creators. We offer a variety of engineering programs involving dinosaurs, fashion design, underwater robots, to drones and Star Wars.

Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277a
704-846-1100
website: www.charlottelatin.org
facebook: www.facebook.com/charlottelatinschool
twitter: @charlottelatin Read More →

June 21, 2017

Smarty Scoop for Weekend Events June 23-25

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Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Saturdays and Sundays, See website for schedule, All ages
Summary: The park is open 7 days a week, Get your season tickets now!. Check out the Waterpark, the new Country Fair, Rock the Park is here…

Cirque Imagine
June 23 – September 4, 10:00am, all ages, free with park admission
Summary: Back by popular demand, Cirque Imagine returns to the Carowinds Theatre for the 2017 season on June 23. This action-packed show features incredible displays of high-flying acrobatics, feats of strength, raw athleticism, beauty, grace and sidesplitting humor. You’re sure to stay on the edge of your seat and keep coming back for more!

Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops events take place on Sundays from June 4-July 1 at Symphony Park, SouthPark. From Hollywood hits, music from Star Wars to Broadway, Jazz and Patriotic favorites, these one-of-a-kind musical picnic experiences are some of the most highly anticipated events of the season! Fun FAQ’s about the concerts HERE.

Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops kicks off this weekend! Read More →

June 20, 2017

Smarty Flash Giveaway: Win a Family 4-Pack to Sesame Street Live this weekend!

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Smarties with littles in the house…we have the BEST summer giveaway for you! One lucky Smarty family will win a 4-pack of tickets to Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” this weekend! Yahoo!

On Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend”:
No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

Event Scoop:
Friday, June 23
10:30 AM* & 6:00 PM

Saturday, June 24
10:30 AM & 2:00 PM

Sunday, June 25
2:00 PM

*Kids’ Matinee – All seats $8.00 for school/daycare groups of 10 or more

Ticket Prices: $17, $27, $37 (Gold Circle) $63 (Sunny Seats)

Sunny Seats include VIP seating and a photo opportunity with Sesame Street Live characters before the show!

Buy your tickets HERE! For more information, go HERE. Read More →

From the Smarty Health Corner and Levine Children’s Hospital: Potty Training 101

Summer is a great time to start potty training, so we recently interviewed Dr. Corinne Watson, a pediatrician at Cotswold Pediatrics, to get her insight and tips.  If you’re just starting the process, we hope this article serves as both inspiration and education for you.  A big thanks to Dr. Watson and Levine Children’s Hospital!

What age should parents expect to start potty training their child?

Many children are ready to start potty training at 2 years old, and almost all are ready by 3. However, parents can start introducing the concept before children are developmentally and physically ready. As early as 18 months, parents can start teaching the vocabulary of going “pee” or “poop” and going in the potty.

Source: Pottytrainingiseasy.com

Source: Pottytrainingiseasy.com

What are some signs that a child is ready to be potty training?

– Child expresses interest in going to the bathroom
– Child can imitate parents and put things where they belong
– Child can express that favorite word “no” indicating a sense of independence
– Child can indicate when he or she needs to “poop” or pee”
– Child is able to take clothes on and off

How often should you ask a child to go to the potty?

There is no perfect science for how often kids need to go potty. Look for potential signs, such as grimacing or pulling at the diaper when wet, a signal he or she may need to use the bathroom. If your child goes two or more hours without urinating, you may want to ask. Other good times to try include immediately after naps or about 20 minutes after meal time. Read More →

June 14, 2017

From the Smarty Education Corner and Charlotte Country Day: Summer Reading – A Smarty Podcast

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We recently chatted with kindergarten teacher Anna Scott and fourth grade teacher Kato Nims from Charlotte Country Day about the importance of summer reading. They offered some GREAT tips on how to keep kids reading all summer long. This 15-minute podcast, powered by Shrink Tank, is a must-listen-to this summer. We promise it will inspire you to encourage your kids to open a book before school starts back up! Check out all of our Smarty podcasts here. Read More →

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events June 16-18

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Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Saturdays and Sundays, See website for schedule, All ages
Summary: The park is open 7 days a week, Get your season tickets now!. Check out the Waterpark, the new Country Fair, Rock the Park is here…

Summer Pops

Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops events take place on Sundays from June 4-July 1 at Symphony Park, SouthPark. From Hollywood hits, music from Star Wars to Broadway, Jazz and Patriotic favorites, these one-of-a-kind musical picnic experiences are some of the most highly anticipated events of the season! Fun FAQ’s about the concerts HERE.

Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops kicks off this weekend! Read More →

Smarty Summer Bucket List: Spend a day at Carowinds (on the cheap!) and give back to the JDRF

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Is a trip to Carowinds on your Summer Bucket List? Is giving back to the community also on there? Well, mark those two right off the list with a trip to Carowinds this month. From now through June 30, Carowinds is partnering with JDRF to offer not only a super low ticket price but also a chance to give back to JRDF just by purchasing a ticket.

Here’s how it works: Go to http://jdrf.cedarfair.com to purchase extremely discounted park tickets and $2 from every ticket will be donated to JDRF. Normally, regular gate prices at Carowinds are $65, but Smarties can use this site to purchase tickets for only $42. The tickets are valid for a single day admission, ages 3+ and good through September 4th. Read More →

June 9, 2017

Smarty Summer Day Camp Giveaway: One week FREE at Charlotte Day Camp

*** This giveaway has closed. Our winner is Nicole Renaud.****

Happy Summer, Smarties! We’re starting your summer season off right today with a big giveaway from our friends at Charlotte Day Camp. One lucky reader is going to win a week free at this amazing camp. Keep reading to learn more about Charlotte Day Camp and how you can win!

Charlotte Day Camp was founded in 2011 as a cultural exploration program where campers could experience other parts of the world without having to leave Charlotte. Over the last six years, we like to think it has grown into one of Charlotte’s best summer enrichment programs.

The camp now offers three different themed programs each week for campers, and the current directors have more than 20 years of combined experience administering summer camps both in the US and internationally.

If there is one thing that makes Charlotte Day Camp stand out, it is their strong Outcomes Focus. This is not a camp that just puts activities together and hopes that the campers have a good time. There are three specific Program Outcomes that the camp is designed to achieve for every camper: Growth, Learning, and Fun.

At Charlotte Day Camp, Growth means helping campers build positive, healthy, and productive dispositions. Counselors are hired and trained to be role models who demonstrate confidence, courage, and responsibility for campers and help campers do so as well. Read More →

Fitness Friday: Carolina Barre & Core’s Summer Barre Blowout

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Our friends at Carolina Barre & Core have summer barre pricing options for you.

If you are not already on a contract then this is the time to get contract pricing for a shorter commitment. The longer you commit to CBC throughout the summer, the less you pay per month!

If you buy all 3 months, then you save $180 over regular pricing. You pay per month (not all up front).

Go now – get in on this mega deal!


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Carolina Barre & Core
2901 Selwyn Avenue,  Charlotte, NC 28209 Phone: 980.207.1046

Carolina Barre & Core, Lafayette Village Raleigh
8480 Honeycutt Rd, Suite 102,  Raleigh, NC 27615 Phone: 919.200.4241

Email: info@carolinabarre.com
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