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School Supply Drive to Benefit Oklahoma City Public Schools Children September 2012

School Supply Drive to Benefit Oklahoma City Public Schools Children

Team Up OKC, a two-week community-wide school supply drive to benefit students and teachers in Oklahoma City Public Schools, will take place September 17-28.

Lend a Hand for National Diaper Needs Awareness Week September 2012

Lend a Hand for National Diaper Needs Awareness Week

A baby will need 6,000–9,000 diaper changes from birth to potty training. At a cost of approximately $3,000, many Oklahomans have to choose between buying diapers for their child or putting food on the table. To emphasis the importance of diapers, the week of September 10–17 is National Diaper Needs Awareness Week.

Tips to "Fight the Bite" as West Nile Virus Cases Break Record September 2012

Tips to "Fight the Bite" as West Nile Virus Cases Break Record

State health officials warn that favorable conditions continue for the spread of West Nile Virus. Oklahomans are urged to “fight the bite” and take precautions to protect themselves against mosquito bites.

Smart Start Central Oklahoma to host school readiness classes in September September 2012

Smart Start Central Oklahoma to host school readiness classes in September

Early Birds classes offered for parents in Oklahoma City Public School districts

Munchkins Needed! August 2012

Munchkins Needed!

Munchkins are needed to represent the Lollypop Guild and the Lullaby League! Not only that, but a casting call is being made for other roles in Rose State College’s upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz,” due to go on stage Nov. 2-4.

School Bus Safety Tips August 2012

School Bus Safety Tips

Back-to-school means back to busy streets. Review these bus safety tips from the National Highway Safety Administration with your kids to help them stay safe.

Reducing Mosquito Habitat Key to Avoiding West Nile Virus August 2012

Reducing Mosquito Habitat Key to Avoiding West Nile Virus

As the numbers of West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in Oklahoma continue to climb, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) is advising residents to take extra precautions against the mosquito-borne illness by avoiding mosquito bites and reducing habitat where mosquitoes live and breed.

Share Your Summer Story Contest Winner! August 2012

Share Your Summer Story Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Christina T. of Edmond for submitting the winning entry to our Share Your Summer Story Contest! Christina won a Kindle Fire for her story submission, which you can read here.

Keep the Olympic Momentum Going! August 2012

Keep the Olympic Momentum Going!

Did you enjoy watching the Olympics with your children? And do your kids wonder why the games are over so quickly? Continue that fascination with sports going (and start planning your 2014 winter Olympics watching!) with these titles:

Emergency Help: Learning How to Call 911 August 2012

Emergency Help: Learning How to Call 911

Knowing how to make a 9-1-1 call could be the most crucial skill a parent could teach their children, especially at a young age.

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