Publisher's Corner! Prep For The First Day Of School.

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid August 11, 2021


Next week school starts up for most of us in NoCo. Whether you mask it or not, it's going to be much different than last year. We have some great articles. if you're like me I always mark the first and last days of school with our daughter posing in our front yard holding her grade (this year she's in 5th!) We also used to get a picture of our daughter with her friends in front of the school. 

One of our articles has signs for you to use for pictures. We also have tips to get your middle schooler ready for school

If you're a runner like my husband and daughter are you will want to participate in the Dayspring Dash. Make sure you enter to win free registration for 4 by August 20th. 

And We have a Brand New Giveaway just in time for school. Local Best Selling Author of The Night Before series Natasha Wing has graciously supplied books for a giveaway. The Night Before Preschool, The Night Before Kindergarten and The Night Before First Grade. Be sure to enter right away. Entries will be taken till August 13th. 

 If you would like to be in the Back To School Guide or know someone who is a good fit please fill out this form or forward this to them. 

On that note, we would love your opinion. Please let us know what you love and what you would like to change. 

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What are we up to?

With the lift of the Mask Mandate, we have seen a jump in events! Yay! Keep in mind that each event has its own rules and guidelines for attendance. As things change with the CDC COVID guidelines and local guidelines events may still be canceled or changed to meet those guidelines. Keep an eye out I will be adding events as quickly as possible. However, If you know of an event or have an event you want to add please feel free to do so. I get notifications of events to approve before they post.

 Post it on our calendar at

Don't forget to check out Facebook too for other events that have been popping up randomly since the State has changed the Stay at home quarantine to the Safer at home guideline.

If you have other things you want to see Mac Kid do drop me an email. 

If you want to partner with Mac Kid I'd love to hear from you.

Remember with any event, If the weather looks questionable, - Always check in with the event itself to be sure the event is still on! You can email me as well. ESPECIALLY IN SPRING AND FALL. Now that COVID has come please comply with the COVID guidelines requested by each establishment and organizer. If you have a question about their policies please contact them directly. COVID Guidelines change regularly too so be sure to make sure that an event is still compliant and that it is not canceled.  We will update events regularly however we can't catch everything. 

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Stay safe, Stay healthy, Love, Live and Be Fierce for what you believe, 

Melissa Shrader 

Editor and Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid

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