One of my greatest joys as a parent is soaking in how my boys grow, learn, and discover. Whether it’s complete fascination with a bird fluttering by or when my preschooler shows early signs of literacy development. These simple moments exemplify the beauty of education.
As an educator turned stay-at-home-mom, education is near and dear to my heart. We have dreams for our children and education is the track for them to get there. And fostering a love for learning in the home is just the beginning of what will hopefully be a lifelong love for learning. Here are 3 ways to help your kid’s school in the upcoming school year.
3 Ways to Help Your Kid’s School
Identify Volunteer Opportunities
Each parent in a school has their own set of professional skills, hobbies, and interests. Even the busiest families can get involved – there are opportunities that may require 3 hours a week to 3 hours a year. Determine the amount of time you can realistically devote and find an activity that fits. Parental involvement is important to building the school culture. Kids should know they’re not making their educational journey alone.
Join the Parent Teacher Association
Today, the issues affecting our children extend beyond their individual schools. The PTA’s nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation.
Save Box Tops for Education
Funding for schools can a make a world of difference. As we gear up for back to school, I encourage you to shop with Box Tops in mind. Pick up your favorite items and clip those Box Tops to send to school to purchase necessary supplies.
It’s this simple: shop, clip, send, and earn!
From my perspective as a teacher, I saw the benefits to having enough computers or tablets for children to learn via technology. I saw the benefits to having shelves stocked with engaging books and the benefits to having enough consumable supplies so a child didn’t have to worry when they forgot their pencil at home. Schools need the right tools to be effective and to foster a positive learning environment.
Although my boys are not in elementary school yet, we still collect. There are enough neighbor kids to send our Box Tops with. Supporting our schools is important to our family. And when it’s as simple as shopping for everyday items like Reynolds Kitchens and Hefty products – we just can’t pass up that opportunity!
Our household favorites are the Hefty® Ultra Strong™ Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags in the Lavender & Sweet Vanilla scent (helps with the stinky kitchen trash!) Who knew that the fresh scent of a trash bag could make your day just a little bit happier.
Reynolds® Bakeware Pans and Reynolds® Parchment Paper are my tools for baking success. Parchment paper is always my secret weapon when baking and the pans make transporting and clean up so much easier!
Reynolds Kitchens™ and Hefty proudly support the Box Tops for Education initiative which helps schools like mine raise money for supplies, technology and more. Find Box Tops on most Reynolds Kitchens™ products like Parchment Paper, Oven Bags, Slow Cooker Liners and Bakeware Pans. You can also find Box Tops on Hefty Trash Bags, Hefty Foam Plates and Hefty Cups—all things I need to make life easier during the busy school year!
Now through August 29 you can enter here to be one of 50 daily instant winners and enter to win the grand prize of $1,000 worth of Box Tops for your school! A total of five schools will be chosen for the grand prize and you can enter once a day until 8/29 so bookmark the site and visit often.