5 Ways to Give Back to Your School This Year
One of the things I regret the most about kindergarten was that I was unable to help out more in my son’s school. A toddler under the age of two can affect that. But whether you have little ones at home or even busy work schedules, there’s definitely MORE that we can do this year. Inspired by a fresh start and a new First Grade School Year, I’m challenging myself with 5 ways to give back to your school this year. I want every one box to have a check mark this year. See if you can too.
Field Trips. Class Parties. Special Events. I know there were so many opportunities I missed last year. This year, I want to make sure I am ready to step in and volunteer in my son’s class. A list of babysitters on hand, a completed and turned in volunteer form and a more flexible schedule, I don’t want to miss out on those amazing First Grade moments.
2. Pay Attention to Those Flyers
Do you get a ton of flyers from school every week? Are you guilty of not reading them? Yes, I am too. This year, I vow to pay more attention to those school flyers and participate! There were so many school fairs, functions and family nights we missed out on because of the hectic schedules. I want to make sure that our family is helping out the school as much as possible to raise funds and spirits.
3. Send in Extra
Are you sending in supplies for a special project? Snack for a party? Consider sending MORE than what’s required. Send an extra t-shirt for the craft project, or an extra set of juice boxes. Give an extra box of snacks for the child that forgot. This takes so much less stress off of the teacher to find last minute supplies.
4. Do Something Special for the Teacher
And I’m not just talking about holidays and Teacher Appreciation Days. Surprise your child’s teacher with an uplifting note, a snack or even a homemade gift to show how much you appreciate them You never know when a teacher may need that little extra “pick me up” during their school week.
5. Give Back with Box Tops
One of the most passionate ways I give back to my son’s classroom every year is through Box Tops for Education. It’s just one small way a parent like me can contribute a few seconds of my day to a lifetime of learning. With Box Tops, over 80,000 K through 8 schools have earned money to buy the equipment and supplies they need for a successful future for their students. And at $0.10 per Box Top, those earnings can really add up.
That’s why this school season, I’m stocking up on my family essentials at Walmart. Right now you can get BONUS Box Tops on select General Mills products. Just look for the Bonus Box Tops label on participating brands that your family loves, like General Mills Cereals, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks and Yoplait Yogurt.
Perfect brands to have for my son’s First Grade year, I can give him the energy he needs for a successful school day and the funds his school needs for a successful year all at the same time. Win-win!
First grade is a big year this year, and not just for my son. I’m getting into the trenches and giving back in a big way to our schools with General Mills Box Tops for Education with Bonus Box Tops, now at Walmart.
How do you give back to your school throughout the year?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.
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