Welcome to Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid (8.17.2017)

By Diana Cole, Owner, Publisher, Editor Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid August 17, 2017

Hi, Everyone!

Welcome to - your FREE family events resource in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Doraville, and Chamblee and surrounding areas! All the best events and activities for kids and families in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Doraville, and Chamblee are listed right here.

Soe people have asked what is going on with the Gold Daisy Awards.     I decided to keep the nominations going till I can walk without the "shin guard"!  

Are you ready for Monday? DeKalb County Schools will extend its school day by one hour on Monday, Aug. 21 to provide “safe viewing and instructional opportunities related to the expected solar eclipse."   All Fulton County student absences and/or early checkouts on this day will be counted as excused. Parents who wish to pick up their students are requested to do so before 12:30 p.m. so that there is ample time to get safely home or to an eclipse viewing location. From start to finish, the event is expected to last approximately three hours, with the actual eclipse occurring around 2:35 p.m., which is why we have established the 12:30 p.m. check-out time.   Although Atlanta will not experience a total eclipse, the darkest part of the event is scheduled to occur during the dismissal process of elementary school students. As a result, Fulton County Schools is delaying release of elementary school students until 3:05 p.m. For the majority of our elementary schools, this is a 45-minute delay. Middle and high school buses also will experience delays due to the delay in elementary dismissal. Middle and high school walkers, car riders, and drivers will dismiss according to their normal schedules. 

I am debating to take my kids out of school early.   What are you doing?

Do you know that Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid does a Facebook Live every Wednesday? Macaroni Kid National has partnered with some wonderful companies and has some amazing giveaways. You just need to tune in each week and follow the link to try to win. 

The Summer Camp Guide is finally HERE.   

The Back to School and Party Guide are finally here.  So please check it out and tell them Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid sent you! 

There is another section on the Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid site that I am unsure if you explored.   It is the guide section and can be found HERE.  You can locate the Berry Picking - Pick your Own Berry FarmsFarmer's Market,  Fall 2017 Consignment SalesFREE or Almost FREE Summer MoviesKids Eat FreePlayground GuideStay Cool with SprayParks, WaterParks, and more,  Steals and Deals,  and 60 + Educational and Learning Websites.   There is a lot more information in that Guide section.  Go Check it Out!

Welcome, all my new subscribers. I am so excited you are joining my little niche of Macaroni Kid!  

I only put things happening in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Chamblee, and Doraville in the newsletter. Please be sure to check out the calendar for events happening all around Atlanta. 
PTAs and Schools - Please send me your school's important dates, spirit nights, and games so I can put it on the calendar.  
We try to make the information in this newsletter and on the website as accurate as possible, but the event and venue information is subject to change without notice. Always call your destinations ahead of time to confirm dates, times, locations and admission fees.

Your child will receive a special surprise on Social Media on their special day! I will also announce their birthday in my weekly newsletter. If you want to sign up your child, please go HERE.

Kaleb A    August 17

Joshua R August 19

Charlie C August 23

Lainey C August 23

Malak Sarah August 23

Macaroni Kid is solely funded by advertising. Your readership and support of Macaroni Kid advertisers are essential to keeping this site going. With that in mind, when you're reading about great events each week, don't forget to click through to our advertisers' sites to see what they are offering! Be sure to tell them that Macaroni Kid sent you!! 

Giveaways this week are Peppa Pig and Japan Fest 

Please follow all the rules & remember to publicly share your facebook and twitter posts. I need to verify them. You can also now share the posts daily for extra points!! Please also only enter once. Also please check the date to see when the giveaway ends. Before you enter, please make sure you can attend on the day the giveaway is for!

CowFish - Kristen S

If you don't see the winner listed above, it means they have not responded to their email. I am also doing a Facebook Live announcing the Winner each week.

If you tweet, please "follow" me on Twitter. Please also "like me" on Facebook. I post last minute activities on Facebook & Twitter, so join the party there too. 
Don't forget to "follow me" on Pinterest. I am also on Instagram, you can follow me there too. Diana