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IT is time...school is starting !

By
Real Estate Appraiser with Appraisal Pros in Texas

It's that time again....our children and grandchildren will be back in school.  Two things come to mind:

First, please be careful out there driving in school zones.  Remember to stop for school buses, watch for those little ones who might dart out. Be prepared to stop quickly. 

Second, how about adopting a class -- even if you have no child in school.  Now is a great time to buy school supplies to help out your adopted class.  I've been shopping for my grandson's class -- 24 of everything..crayons, erasers, 8 dozen pencils (the cool decorated ones), rulers, glue sticks and individual spiral bound note books.  Boxes of tissues, waterless hand cleaner and copier paper are good too.

I know, I know, I'm really a nag about this but you know, many of our school teachers have to buy supplies like this out of their own pocket.   Our small school district had to face a budget cut of over $5 million for this coming year...many teachers lost their jobs in spite of the cost cutting measures the schools were taking to try to save jobs.

So if I am nagging, well, I'm okay with that.  If I can encourage 10 people to go out and spend just $30 at the dollar store and various discount stores right now for one class room then I'll be so thankful and feel it was worth it.  Of course, 20 or 40 or 100 of you would be better!!!  How about it??? Who will find a class to support?  And if $30 is too much, well, whatever you can is great.  I found crayons for $.27 a box, pencils were 12 for $1 at the dollar store, rulers $.27 each at Target.  

Turning in your Boxtops for Education found on grocery items helps too!

Soooo, Active Rainers, I'm counting on you all!!!  Remember, not only will you be helping a classroom full of children, the future of our country BUT you will feel good too!   You never know, this might also become a way of getting your name out there as some schools publish a website with donors names on it.

Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

This is an excellent suggestion, Alisa. I typically buy extras of school supplies to send to the class with my younger son. I always think aout the children who's parents can't afford to buy school supplies or the teacher who will be hard-pressed to buy all the "extras" she or he needs to make the class work this year.  You just never know!

~Renae

Aug 22, 2008 06:09 AM
Anonymous
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you've got some great info.. maybe you can post some of it at www.realestateloans.com for the mortgage consumers?

Dec 13, 2008 02:18 AM
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