80’s and 90’s kids know what’s up!
Book It is still alive and well! Enrollment is now open for the 2022-23 BOOK IT! Program year. Parents can now enroll their homeschool children!
You also have the option to enroll in Camp BOOK IT!, which will run June-August, 2022. Just check the box to opt-in when you enroll!
PreK students (age 4 by Sept. 1st, 2022) are now eligible for BOOK IT! Be sure to include those students in your enrollment!
Another awesome feature of the 2022-2023 school year is that your entire school doesn’t have to participate, teachers can sign up for their individual classes!
Please share this post with the parents and teachers in your life! More info about Book It and FAQ can be found here.
**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
I work at a school part-time, and y’all should see how much stuff is in the lost and found on the daily. When deals like this sale from Mabel’s Labels come around, I have to share them.
Starting today you can enjoy up to 40% off inventory that has got to go, plus FREE shipping on all orders! Get these fan-favorites before they are gone!
We have Mabel’s Labels for both kids, and I have them on my stuff too (water bottles, my lunch bag, and our ” going out on adventures backpack”.
• Split Name Label Pack (30% off)
• Personalized Hexagon Stickers (30% off)
• Heart Shape Name Labels (30% off)
• Custom Clothing Stamp (20% off)
• Silicone ID bracelets – 7″ size only (20% off)
• Metal Bag Tags (Bag Tags, Mini Tags, and Custom Medical Tags) (40% off)
• Preschool Shoe Labels (30% off)
I love Mabel’s Labels– They stick really well, and little hands can’t pick or peel them off.
This came through my email earlier this week. Chet F. Harritt STEAM School in Santee (8120 Arlette Street, Santee, CA) is having their annual book giveaway!
- Friday, January 21, 2022
- Students, families, and community members are welcome.
- All books will be displayed in front of the library from 1:00-2:30pm.
Please be aware that parking at the school and the adjacent Big Rock Park is limited. I encourage you to park along Mesa Road and use the path into the park to access the school.
Also- PLEASE follow current state masking/ face covering regulations.
Oh, and if you are looking for a way to motivate you kids to Read... Sign them up for Book It!
Book It is back for the 2021-2022 School year!
Book It is still alive and well! Enrollment is now open for the 2021-22 BOOK IT! Program year. Parents can now enroll their homeschool children!
It’s quick and easy. teachers can enroll their individual classes, parents can enroll homeschooled or distance learning kiddos.
My kids love Book It (just like their mama did!). It’s a great way to encourage reading and share a tasty, nostalgic memory.
Make Tracking even easier for your kiddos too- download and print tracking calendars for each kid!
I’ve got two kids. Thinking about them going to college is a ways off, but, despite that, we have a 529 savings account set up for both. A 529 is a college/higher learning savings account.
If the thought of saving for your kid’s education has you feeling anxious, Ohio 529 Plan (you don’t need to live in Ohio to take advantage of this) has an upcoming FREE webinar where you can learn all about how 529 plans work. You can learn more here.
If you already know about 529 plans, and are looking for a simple way to boost a 529 accounts earnings, check this out!
I’ve had a Upromise account for 15+ years. It’s a great way to earn and save money for college. I used my earnings/savings to pay for my college textbooks and parking pass when I finished my AA’s a few years ago.
The Upromise savings tools and automatic transfers let you set goals and transfer your earned rewards into college savings plans.
Receive a $5.29 bonus when you sign up for a free Upromise account.
Receive a $30 Welcome Bonus when linked to a 529 account. A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future education costs.
Upromise® Mastercard® – Cardmembers earn 1.529% cash back rewards on purchases when their Upromise Program account is linked to an eligible College Savings Plan, or 1.25% cash back rewards on purchases if their Upromise Program account is not linked. Apply today at upromisemastercard.com
There are a lot of ways to earn money with Upromise: Shop online through their portal or add their Chrome Shopping extension to earn extra money. Upromise also has a Dining program, where you can earn cash back for dining at specific restaurants and paying with linked cards.
If you are looking for other money saving tips when it comes to college/higher learning, check out my post here.
Here is your monthly reminder! A new month means new printable and electronic coupons!
The printable coupon market is slowly coming to an end. Smartsource no longer offers printable coupons, and you may notice that there are fewer coupon inserts in your Sunday newspaper. This is in favor of more offers available on apps. But if you love printable coupons….
- Coupons.com (printable coupons, e-coupons, and a cashback app)
One of my favorite websites is the Sunday Coupon Review. It helps me plot out scenarios in advance and I can email friends to ask for coupons in advance. Remember if clipping coupons isn’t your thing, but saving money is, check out my list of Smartphone apps that can save you the big bucks! New offers are added on the Smartphone Savings Apps all the time!
September is the end of back-to-school sales and the end of summer sales. Labor Day sales include BBQ foods and grills.
For a complete list of types of foods and items that will be on sale, check out this post on the cycle of sales.
Here are a few of my favorite new coupons:
Save $0.50 on ONE (1) RAGÚ® pasta sauce
Save $0.75 any ONE (1) Dannon Light + Fit® Nonfat Greek Yogurt 4pk
Save $1.00 on ANY TWO (2) EXTRA® Gum Singles Packs (15 ct.)
I read about this last week, got busy, and forgot to share this!
The state of California is joining cities like Chicago and Boston in offering free school lunches and breakfasts to students. Previously students families had to meet certain income requirements to qualify for discounted or free school meals.
I’m so glad that this is now available to everyone. There are a lot of people who didn’t qualify but are facing food insecurity.
For more information, The NPR acrticle here has some deets. Be on the look out for information coming from your school district in your email or as a flyer in your kids backpack the few day of school.
Santee School District sent out an email earlier this week.
I have been working on this post for weeks, making phone calls and researching. I wanted to get this post up as soon as I could. Unfortunately, there are still some areas that haven’t posted their plans for free summer meals for kids.
Santee School District will be providing summer drive-thru meal distribution from June 14 through July 30, Monday-Friday, from 10:00-10:30 am, at Pepper Drive and Rio Seco schools. Extended school year (summer school) and students attending Project Safe will be provided with food.
San Diego Unified School District has partnered with San Diego Parks and Recreation to have food available at neighborhood schools and Recreation centers throughout the city of San Diego. The complete list of locations can be found here. Times vary by location.
Grossmont Union High School District will be providing lunch for kids 2-18 all summer. Kicking it off, they will be giving out meal boxes on Monday June 7 from 11:30 to 1:30 on a first come first serve basis in the same area where lunches are distributed. Summer meal distribution starts on June 14th 11:30-1:30 Monday through Friday.
Other school districts may be offering free lunches this summer, but currently there isn’t much information available.
If you don’t find any facilities near you offering free lunches, I recommend contacting 211, they may have more updated information.
And the San Diego Food Bank is continuing their neighborhood distributions– Lots of produce and goodies are available each week. No proof of need or residency requirements.
There are all sorts of organizations looking to help families in need.
Even if you are not in dire need, if you need help stretching your budget, these resources are here for you!
Talk Back: How are you stretching your food budget this summer?
Enrollment is now open for Camp BOOK IT! 2021. Enroll your children now to help fight the summer slide.
Camp BOOK IT! will run June-August, 2021, and is open to PreK-6th grade students (ages 4-12).
Set reading goals, have fun, and reward your students for their summer reading with free pizza!
Woo Hoo! My Kids are stoked.
Enrollment is now open for the 2021-22 BOOK IT! Program year. Homeschool parents can now enroll their children!
Enrollment is also open to all parents for Camp BOOK IT!, which will run June-August, 2021.
PreK students (age 4 by Sept. 1st, 2021) are now eligible for all BOOK IT! programs. Be sure to include those students in your enrollment!
The nice part about BOOK IT is that each teacher can choose to participate, it’s no longer a school wide program. Everything is done online, and certificates are emailed when they are earned. With the digital program, parents can use digital certificates in person, over the phone, or online, for carryout, delivery or dine in providing even more ways for them to celebrate their child’s reading accomplishments.
Get Started here! And remember to share this post with your teacher friends!
Everyone loves pizza- and nothing is better than FREE PIZZA!