Fredericksburg Families

Amy Umble writes about family issues and kid-friendly events.

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Monday reads

…a weekly compilation of family-related news from, The Free Lance-Star and beyond.

Stay safe during tonight’s trick-or-treating with these 10 tips, shared by the Fredericksburg City Public Schools.

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church hosted a “sensory friendly” Halloween for children with autism yesterday. With activities like clay molding, a parachute and digging for treats in a bucket of uncooked rice, the event aimed to provide activities that fit the stimulation needs of these children. Read about it here.

Looking for some scary Halloween reads for teens? The Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s Rebecca Purdy offers her suggestions here.

A group of parents in Stafford has started a Special Education Parent-Teacher Association, a place to address the issues related specifically to special education, and to provide a support network to parents. Read and learn how you can participate here.

The Spotsylvania County Schools organized a “Knock Out Homelessness” event this weekend, where students, officials and others camped outside overnight at the Massaponax Walmart to raise awareness and collect supplies for the homeless, including a number of children in the county’s public schools. Read about the event here.

Two local moms (with three kids each) started Wiggle Worms in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre to provide hourly child care for parents who need a break. Read about life in this business here.

The Spotsylvania High School cheerleading squad cheered at a Redskins game earlier this month. Read about what it was like and how they were picked here.

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