I wanted to talk more about specific things we are parents can do to help support our schools with the Box Tops for Education Program from General Mills. I touched on the program some in my last post, but just to hit the highlights again- it provides money directly to your school, no strings attached. The money can be spent on ANYTHING your school needs. Box Tops for Education has contributed more than $525 million to participating school since the start of the program in 1996- so this is real money that you can get for YOUR school that will have REAL benefits for the students that attend!
As parents we want to do everything we can to support our children's education. And that includes kindergartens as well, not just grade schools. So I want to look at practical ways to increase participation in my kids' schools. My first concrete goal is to get involved with the PTA for the purpose of getting the drive rolling and parents aware of the Box Tops for Education and what it can do for our school. And I also want to make sure that every classroom has a cute and easily accessible Box Top collector box for the students to deposit their Box Tops into. The box we are using at my son and daughter's Pre-K is really cute and simple to use- a basic white box decorated with the Box Tops for Education Logo if the perfect place to put your box tops when you bring them in!
I think I'm also going to get my kids involved as Box Top Ambassadors! With a little bit of crafty ingenuity (and I mean LITTLE BIT, I am not crafty!) I put together this fabulous Box Top Ambassador outfit, complete with sash! I was able to use some of the really yummy General Mills products we bought- so great eats for my family, Box Tops for the school, and a cute outfit too which will hopefully help get the word out! I'm going to approach the teachers at school to see if we can do a little presentation, and maybe even see if they'd like to do a craft and make their own sashes! It'll get the kids excited and involved in the drive as well!
Right now, exclusively at Walmart, General Mills products have a fabulous 5 Box Top bonus on selected products! This is a great deal- each Box Top will be worth 5 times what it normally is! Be on the lookout for the 5 Box Tops logo big and bold on the front of the box.
How to make a Box Top SASH!
Brown Paper Bag
Markers or crayons
Cut the bottom the bag off while keeping the rest of the bag intact. Fold the bag flat.
With a yard stick draw out the sash shape diagonally along the bag.
If you can only find smaller paper bags you can still do this. I followed the directions above and then cut the ends off two of them and taped them together.
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