School is starting soon – are you ready? Where on earth did the summer go? If we were still going to be here this year, Princess Nagger and Little Dude would be gearing up to start school on Wednesday this week.
Princess Nagger was worried that she’d have to go to school for those first three days, since we’d still be in Pennsylvania.
PN: “When are we leaving?”
Me: “August 25th.”
PN: “Nooooo! We need to leave sooner than that!!”
PN: “Because I don’t want to have to go to school for three days before we leave!”
Me (laughing): “Why do you think you’d have to go to school for three days?”
PN: “Because it starts before we leave – if we’re still living in Pennsylvania when school starts, doesn’t that mean I have to start school here first?”
Me (still laughing): “No, silly – it doesn’t work that way. You’re only registered for school out West, not out here this year, so they’re not expecting you.”
PN: “Well, that’s a relief!”
Of course with the move looming imminently, I’ve been scrambling to make sure I have the kids’ school supplies and school clothes ready to go (and made sure I put them in my car before the movers arrived last Tuesday, because with everything they packed and loaded on the truck they weren’t supposed to, no doubt those important items would have been scooped up by them, too).
As I’ve been making a list and checking it twice buying all the last minute school supplies for the kids to start the school year at their new school, it’s sad to think that this year many children don’t have what they need to start the school year.
This Back-to-School season, The Boys and Girls Club of America and long-time partner Disney have launched an online school supply drive. By simply playing a pop-quiz style game, you can help donate school supplies for free to local BGCA Clubs. For every five correct answers you get, a donation of supplies will be made!
Each year over 1 million high school students who start the school in the fall, won’t graduate high school in the spring. That’s a scary statistic, so the Boys and Girls Club has some amazing programs to help keep kids on track and interested in their studies – and in school – so that they stay involved and graduate. They have some great ways of getting kids involved in the arts, fitness recreation and more.
The BGCA website also offers tons of great educational content for parents as you prepare to send children back to school including homework, time management tips, college decisions and more. The site also has lots of great info on how to get your kids involved in a Boys and Girls Club near you.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of America, visit them online at www.greatfutures.org/backtoschool, @BGCA_Clubs on twitter (follow the hashtag #Tools4BTS) and connect with BGCA on Facebook. You’ll find some great information on BGCA activities, locations and other ways to help support this amazing organization.
So go ahead – go play the game to donate school supplies – I did:
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