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First Day of School Signs: Preserving Memories [Free Printable First Day of School Sign]

Back to school sign
Hello there, fellow parents! It's that time of the year again – the first day of school is just around the corner. The backpacks are packed, lunch boxes are ready, and excitement is bubbling in the air. What better way to capture this precious moment than with a first day of school sign? Let's make those first day memories last a lifetime!
By Birgit Sund on August 14, 2023

12 Fun and Unique Ideas to Celebrate Kindergarten Graduation

12 Fun and Unique Ideas to Celebrate Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten graduation is a thrilling milestone for your little one, signaling the end of their early educational journey and the start of new adventures. What better way to commemorate this achievement than with a special and one-of-a-kind gift?

Say goodbye to typical crafts and games because we've compiled a list of 12 fun and extraordinary graduation gift ideas that are guaranteed to bring a smile to their faces. So, let's dive in and discover that perfect present!
By Birgit Sund on May 24, 2023

Navigating Kindergarten: A Guide for Parents and Children

Tips for a great kindergarten experience
Kindergarten round-ups are in full swing. Does your little one start Kindergarten this fall? Are you a first-time Kindergarten parent and a bit nervous of what’s about to come?

In the following guest post, Angela Kendall, author of the critically acclaimed book “A New Day: Kindergarten Is Here", provides tips on how to have a great kindergarten experience:  

By Birgit Sund on April 17, 2023

10 Books for the First Day Of School

 First Day Of School
Is your child anxious about going back to school after a long summer break or nervous about starting school for the first time? The following books will help your kids ease the transition (back) to school, calm the jitters, and get them excited about school. Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on July 29, 2022

Fun And Versatile Backpacks And Lunchboxes For Back To School [Giveaway]

Hard to believe, but school starts in a couple of weeks! In case you're looking for a backpack or a lunchbox for your little ones, check out the super versatile backpacks and lunchboxes from Wanderwild.

Read more about Wanderwild and enter for a chance to win your own Wanderwild lunchbox!
By Birgit Sund on August 2, 2021

Back to Virtual-School List


Back in March, we couldn’t really prepare for remote learning, since nobody knew what to expect and what to prepare for. This time around it is different. I know exactly how to get ready and what to stock up on. Here’s my Back to Virtual-School List:
By Birgit Sund on August 4, 2020

Free Summer Food Service Program - Kids Eat Free This Summer

Many children in and around Austin participate in the free or reduced meals programs at their school. When school is over for the summer it can be an expensive time for many families.

Fortunately, many schools and organizations in and around Austin offer a Summer Food Service Program where children age 18 and under can visit a summer meal site throughout the summer while school is out of session to receive free meals, snacks and participate in fun activities. Read on for participating locations. 

By Birgit Sund on July 6, 2020

It’s the Law: Texas High Schools Must Help Students Register to Vote

Help high school students register to vote
Does your child’s high school offer students the opportunity of and assistance with voter registration? They should. It's the law. 

Twice each academic year, once per semester, Texas high school principals must offer students 18 years of age or turning 18 that school year, the chance to register to vote.

Learn more about your child's high school's duties and how you can get involved and help others register to vote.
By Birgit Sund on February 17, 2020

Invitation for Businesses to Join Our Free "Support Local Schools Program"

Attention, local businesses owners!

We are happy to announce that we're going to roll out a new service free of charge for local businesses and invite you to participate in this program.

We are partnering with Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) of schools in the Austin area. As you may know, PTOs often seek fundraising support or donations for upcoming school events, such as raffle prizes, food and snacks, or other forms of donations. This is a great way for local businesses to give back to the community and, at the same time, to promote their products and services to families in the area.
By Birgit Sund on January 11, 2020

Celebrate Prom or Homecoming In Style


High School Graduation is well underway, but it's never too early to start planning Homecoming! Help your teen celebrate 2018-2019 Homecoming in style. 

School dances are important events for teens, especially when it comes to senior prom! Months of preparation go into finding the right outfit, date, picture and dinner plans. If you don't remember...being a teen can be pretty stressful! Prom and homecoming allow teens the freedom to dress up, celebrate and socialize with their closest friends.

The addition of transportation to a prom or homecoming experience is definitely something to think about. Here are three benefits of a party bus or limousine rental for prom for parents and students to consider!
 
By Birgit Sund on May 31, 2018