Blog posts of '2017' 'June'

Poetry Olio

The International Literacy Association Conference is less than a month away!  

Join your favorite poets for an evening of poetry and laughs on Saturday, July 15 at 7:30pm at Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom H.

2017 Poetry Olio


by Dave CrawleyCannonball

The lifeguard won’t let me go back in the pool.
He tells me I’ve broken his number one rule.
He didn’t approve of my summertime smash—
The Sultan of Soakers, the cannonball splash.
The cannonball calls for an uncommon flair;
with legs tucked beneath me, I soared through the air.
With a splash that would make me the talk of the school,
I think that I just about emptied the pool.
I splashed Mr. Meese and his silly new hat.
I splashed Mrs. Simpkins, who called me a brat.
I splashed Suzy Smith from her head to her feet
and even the lifeguard, whose whistle went tweet!
So now here I sit in the heat of the day.
No running. No splashing. And no way to play.
My friends are all swimming and staying real cool,
but the lifeguard won’t let me go back in the pool.

Text © Dave Crawley reprinted from Rolling in the Aisles, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter.

Rally for Kids 2017

Rally for Kids 2017Join the authors of Discipline with Love & Limits at the Rally for Kids 2017: Pulling Together to Raise Kansas City Kids

Celebrate parenting and thank everyone who pulls together to keep our families rolling along! Grandparents, pediatricians, nurses, social service agencies, childcare providers, teachers, coaches, first responders…all who help build a consistent caring, supportive, protective community for our children.

Saturday, June 10 from 11:00am-1:15pm

Park Place
Ash Street and 116th Place 
Leawood, KS

Sponsored by:
Park Place | Shawnee Mission Health (LIV) | Raised with Love and Limits Foundation

Raised with Love and Limits Foundation

For complete details and events visit the Park Place website.

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