Mama Mwah serves on her local school board and volunteers with several educational charities, so she knows how school districts struggle with funding.
You probably know how much rising gas costs have impacted your family’s budget, but you might not know how they have impacted your child’s school. Since all that fuel for school buses is rising in cost, some school districts have been forced to cut educational programs in order to balance the budget. A neighboring school district just eliminated its foreign language program for elementary school students due to budget concerns.
As parents, it’s important for us to do what we can to assist our local schools. Even small things can make a big difference. One small way to help your local school is by participating in the Box Tops for Education Program.
Your school will receive 10 cents for every Box Top redeemed and can get up to $60,000 a year. Box Top for Education donations have helped schools buy new computers, library books, art supplies, playground equipment and much more. Dozens of products qualify, including baby essentials like Huggies.
And now you have a chance to win 100,000 Box Tops points for your school by participating in the “Rock Your School Sweepstakes.” 100,000 points can go a long way. For example, they would fund the purchase of a mobile cart complete with 20 laptops with wireless capabilities to allow travel from classroom to classroom.
Oh…and you could also win a concert at your child’s school from Radio Disney Star Josh Pruitt. I’m too old to know who he is, and Baby Mwah is too young to select his own tunes and lecture me about how my music taste is inferior to his. But my with-it, pre-teen goddaughter assures me that he’s “cool.”
To enter the contest, visit www.rockbacktoschool.com before September 15, 2008. You can even enter daily.