New issue of 501 Kids published

501 Kids is helping students and parents get the new school year off to a great start with its new edition which is hitting the streets.

“With this issue of 501 Kids, we hope to offer some help to ensure a healthy and happy school year as teachers and children head back to the classroom,” said editor/publisher Sonja J. Keith.

The Greenbrier School District will welcome a new school when classes start – Springhill Elementary School. “501 Kids got a sneak peek of the beautiful school when we took photos for the cover of this issue and also photographed the ‘Kids of the Month.’ We want to thank Principal Stephanie Worthey and this edition’s ‘cover kids’ – first-graders Pace Spotts and Jack Williams, third-grader Whit Williams and fifth-grader Markie Hales. We wish them all the best as they begin the first year at Springhill Elementary.”

In this edition, 501 Kids contributors Katelin Whiddon focuses on car seat safety and Brittany Gilbert’s article offers some suggestions for caregivers when parents are away.

Other articles in this issue of 501 Kids include:

“Main Stage EdUCAtion season announced.”

“Preteen’s room a perfect retreat” by Donna Benton.

“From traffic to concussions, good safety habits essential for return to school” by Conway Regional Health System.

“Winners in AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest.”

As young people return to class, 501 Kids has some important safety tips and reminders for adults:

  • Please watch for students in school zones. Put away cell phones and avoid other distractions that could take your eyes off the road.
  • When a bus slows to allow students to get on or off a bus, the red stop signs and flashing lights are the signal for drivers to STOP. Too many times drivers ignore the reminders, putting young people at risk.
  • “Let’s make this school year a safe and healthy one.”

Copies of 501 Kids are available at the 501 LIFE office and at the following locations of advertising partners: Central Arkansas Pediatrics, Conway Regional Medical Center, First Security Bank, First Service Bank, Shoe Choo Train, St. Joseph School and AETN.