We have lots of news to share with you today, PLUS we kick off a new giveaway on our site, announce the winner from our last giveaway, and we include a BONUS giveaway at the end of this post. Keep reading because you won’t want to miss it!

In today’s Sunday Spotlight we’re featuring:
~ Full Time Summer Program at The Greensboro Montessori School
~ Summit’s Inspired Learning Series
~ New Giveaway with Ruff Housing
~The Winner of the $250 Legal Document Giveaway
~ Spring Sports Registration at the YMCA of NWNC
~ A Chance to WIN a McDonald’s Breakfast for 10 PLUS a $50 Gift Card

Greensboro Montessori offers Full Time Summer Program

The Greensboro Montessori School recognizes that busy parents need a school where their child can thrive and which provides a safe nurturing environment. They offer care from 7:30am – 6pm, and a summer program connecting the last day of school to the first. Open House Tours: February 21 and 28 at 9am.

In multi-age classrooms, partnerships are created between parents and teachers guiding the child’s educational journey from toddlers through eighth grade. GMS graduates currently attend area high schools including The Early College at Guilford, The STEM program at NC A&T University, The International Baccalaureate programs at Grimsley and Page, Weaver Academy for the Arts, and other public and private high schools.

Google Founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page say in Montessori they were “being self-motivated, questioning what’s going on in the world, doing things a little bit differently,” and they attribute their success to that way of learning.

Summit School Hosts Inspired Learning Series: Resilience

Summit School will host another Inspiring Learning event on Tuesday, February 11 at 7 pm.  These popular educational talks for parents are free and open to the public. This year Summit’s topic is RESILIENCE: the ability to become strong, healthy or successful after something bad happens. Parents today can find themselves feeling anxious and fearful about “bad” things happening to their children. In truth, those events can be the building blocks for resilience.

Please come Tuesday to hear more about these ideas related to building resilience in our children: Role of anxiety, Coping skills, How to fail successfully, Role of observation, Role of modeling, Slowing down/exiting the “Race To Nowhere”, Simplicity parenting, Building healthy boundaries, and Slowing down fast paced lives. More information available here.

New Giveaway from Ruff Housing!

Win a $250 gift certificate to be used for doy daycare, lodging, grooming or training at any of Ruff Housing’s four locations: 336 Witt St., Winston-Salem, 5648 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, 15 Battleground Court, Greensboro, or 3511 Lawrence St., Clemmons (grooming only)!

Because most dogs are social by nature, they’d rather play with other dogs or people than spend the day alone. Ruff Housing’s daycare provides fun, safe and fully supervised indoor and outdor spaces for your dog to make friends, expend energy through group play and rest when necessary. For dogs who aren’t as social, a Private Retreat option provides one-on-one playtimes and walks with an attendant.  Early drop-offs and late pickups are available, and webcams inside and out allow owners to watch their dogs have fun. Click HERE to register!

Winner from Our Last Giveaway

Congrats to Sarah Carroll! She is the lucky recipient of a $250 gift card to put towards legal document preparation with The Geller Law Group! Sarah can use her gift card towards creating wills/ guardianship documents, trusts, advance medical directives, and legal family documents. If you have a family, it is critical to hire a lawyer draft comprehensive legal documents to protect your children’s future. The Geller Law Group is a mom-owned law firm that works with families throughout  North Carolina to ensure that your children will be taken care of financially and physically, no matter what happens.

Time to Register for Spring Sports at the Y

Sports aren’t always about whether you win or lose, but what you learn in the process. At the the YMCA of Northwest NC, sports programs are a great way for kids to meet new friends, build athletic skills, develop life-long passions, and achieve goals in a supportive environment with caring adults. YMCA Youth Sports programs support healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, and team building.

Whether your little one needs to learn the basics or they’re ready for the next level of competition, there is a team for you at the Y. This spring, branches across northwest North Carolina will offer soccer, t-ball, volleyball, lacrosse, cheerleading, flag football, and more! Click here to learn about the sports they offer – there’s something for everyone ages 3-18! And even adult sports at various branches as well.

Win a McDonald’s Breakfast for 10 PLUS a $50 Gift Card!

Celebrate the re-opening of the McDonald’s in Kernersville on 1400 Heartland Drive with breakfast for 10! The restaurant will reopen to the public on Feb. 13 with a month-long celebration, including menu specials, giveaways and an appearance by Ronald McDonald on Feb. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. The rebuilt McDonald’s, open 5 a.m. to midnight, seats 75 customers inside and features a double-lane drive-thru, new interior décor and seating and updated exterior renovations.

Two lucky TMoM readers have the chance to win a “Breakfast for 10” Prize Pack (good only at the 1400 Heartland Road McDonald’s) that includes McDonald’s Premium Roast Boxed Coffee and Egg White Delights for 10. Each winner will also receive a $50 McDonald’s Arch card gift card. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite McDonald’s menu item, and we’ll pick two winners on Thursday, February 13. Be sure to include your email address in the box when commenting so we have a way to reach you if you win. Good luck!

Today’s Sunday Spotlight is sponsored by The Greensboro Montessori School, Summit School, Ruff Housing, The Geller Law Group, YMCA of NWNC, and McDonalds.