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BRANCH OUT e-newsletter | 2011 | Issue 6

CELEBRATING RED, WHITE & BLUE
CELEBRATING NEW NEIGHBORS
SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN
Bayou District NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS
CELEBRATING RED, WHITE & BLUE
Did you know that the Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is ranked as the 5th “must-see” fireworks display in the country? Come see for yourself at the 21st annual Go 4th on the River celebration on Monday, July 4th. The sky lights up at 9:00 pm. Click here for more info about free musical performances at the French Market and Riverwalk.

CELEBRATING NEW NEIGHBORS
Remember how excited you were to move in to Columbia Parc? Well, the newest homes in our second phase are nearly ready and residents will begin moving in during mid-July. Please join us in welcoming our new neighbors as they get settled and discover the root of living well.

SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN
A recent study shows that kids lose one to three months’ worth of learning in the summer and that the biggest losses are in math and reading skills. Here are some ways you can help avoid or reduce the summer brain drain:
Encourage your child to get a library card and plan to visit once a week.

Practice math as part of your daily activities and errands:
  • at the grocery store - count groups, cans, boxes, jars, etc. or estimate the cost of what’s in the cart
  • while cooking - figure out the ingredients to double a recipe or cut it in half
  • while in the car - how many miles can we drive in X hours? or how much gas can we buy with X dollars?
You can also get some lessons in just by using Columbia Parc’s amenities:
  • at the pool - count laps in the pool or how long you can hold your breath
  • at the playground - jump or bounce a basketball while practicing multiplication tables or spelling (research shows that movement can helps the brain retain facts)
  • at the internet café - visit websites that make learning seem like a game. Preschoolers will like pbskids.org and fisherprice.com. A variety of links to grade-appropriate games and activities is available for elementary and middle school kids at http://www.neamb.com/home/1216_4751.htm

Bayou District Foundation


Bayou District Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to the healthy revitalization and sustainability of the Bayou District and surrounding neighborhoods through quality education, housing and recreation opportunities.

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Bayou District Neighborhood News
Join the Bayou District Foundation at our Second Annual Rock N’ Bowl fundraising tournament on Sunday, July 17th from 6:30 to 10:30pm. The event is presented by Acme Oyster House and King Creole, and all proceeds will benefit the Bayou District Foundation. Bowling Teams of four are available for purchase for $400, with the winning team receiving a trip to San Francisco/Napa Valley. Individual tickets will be sold for $50 each in advance. Purchase a team or an individual ticket and enjoy samplings of food from the city’s top restaurants and unlimited beverages. New Orleans favorite Bag of Donuts will be the night’s musical entertainment and there will be a silent auction for your bidding pleasure. This year’s theme is SUPER HEROES! Costumes are highly encouraged – come in your favorite super hero costume OR make up your own!

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