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Pittsburgh Parenting Blog by Sewickley Academy

Sewickley Academy's Private School Blog

Simple Origami Pets To Create With Your Children

Days at home with the kids provide endless opportunities to be creative. Folding origami is a fun and interesting craft idea you can do with your children. Origami pets are cute and customizable, so your kids can make their animals unique and really let their personalities shine through their art. They are also fairly simple to make, and require no glue or cutting — both plusses when crafting with young children. Next time you and the kids are bored, pull out some paper and try folding up one of these little critters. 

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Topics: General

Senior School House Prefect Leila '18 Addresses the Academy

Senior School House Prefect Leila '18 Addresses the Academy

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Welcome Back to School by Senior School President Henry Meakem '19

Welcome Back to School by Senior School President Henry Meakem '19

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St. Patrick's Day Fun for Everyone

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. This means shamrocks, leprechauns, and good luck galore. It also means it's about time to start planning how you and your family will spend the lucky day.

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"The Athlete"

 
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Weekend Getaways: The Smithsonian Institution

Need a break from everyday life? As much as Pittsburgh is filled with fun things to see and do, sometimes it's fun to plan a weekend getaway. Luckily, Pittsburgh is surrounded by amazing weekend destinations.

One great weekend destination is The Smithsonian Institution. Just four hours from home, this trip is easily doable over a long weekend. The various museums and galleries in the Smithsonian collection are a knowledge-lover's paradise, and anyone living on the east side of the country simply must make time to see them. With 19 museums and a zoo, there is truly something for everyone in this vast collection of information.
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Free Summer Fun in Pittsburgh

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer without breaking the bank? Look no more! Pittsburgh is loaded with fun events and activities that will cost you absolutely nothing. Pack a picnic lunch, pack up the kids, and get ready have the best summer ever without even opening your wallet. 

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Topics: Local, Parenting, General, Summer

Keep Your Eyes On The Stars, And Your Feet On The Ground

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground"

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Letters to My Younger Self

Dear Lower School self,

Enjoy your free time while you can. Don’t complain about the naps that you get to take. Stop wishing to grow up faster. Life is simple when you’re young, so appreciate it. You want to be older so that you can go out, get your license, and get a job, but the responsibilities that come with those privileges aren’t as great as you might think. They’ll come with late nights and stressful days, so enjoy your time while it’s carefree.

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