Yesterday I did the one thing that I have been putting off for four months and registered my boy for Kindergarten…yikes! As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I’m going to tell you all about how I’m helping to get my boy ready for school and how I plan to give to my boy’s school throughout the year.
Kindergarten registration started in April and I saw the signs, planning every day to head over to the school with his paperwork. My boy has been asking since the day after he turned 5 when he could start Kindergarten, but I have been putting off the actual registration. I’m not ready for my boy to go to school, but it’s time. In less than three weeks, I will be sending that little baby boy off to Kindergarten and I’m not planning to miss a thing!
When I was growing up, my parents were not overly involved with my school. They attended Open House or Meet the Teacher nights and occasionally would attend a PTA meeting if we were getting awards or something important was happening. They didn’t volunteer to do a lot and they definitely weren’t on any PTA boards. While I’m not planning to be room mother or PTA president, I am planning to be involved and whenever I can find a program that will give back to my boy’s school, I’m definitely interested.
Tyson’s Project A+ program is the perfect way for me to give back to my boy’s school!
If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you already know that I don’t cook much and when I do, it has to be Quick and Easy Meals. Tyson rocks my socks off with all of their healthy options for a quick meal or snack. Now, I can make a quick meal on a school night, after soccer or some other sport, and then use the packaging to give back to my son’s school.
I haven’t talked much about this yet on the blog, but my family moved this past weekend. We started moving a few things on Thursday night and moved, moved, moved until we finally finished on Monday afternoon. It was a traumatic experience and that’s a whole other post, but by the time Tuesday came around, we needed something easy and healthy (after grabbing burgers and pizza all weekend).
We headed to Walmart to shop for some Tyson bread bowls and Any’tizers for an appetizers dinner. I was happy to have something healthy, delicious, easy, and to still have my new white kitchen clean after cooking the bread bowls in the microwave.
But, this is not just about a healthy and delicious dinner. This is about giving back to my boy’s school and I was able to kickstart that into action after buying these Tyson participating products!
Students, parents, teachers and other members of the community are collecting Tyson Project A+ labels from Tyson® product boxes and bags. Tyson will send the school a check in the amount of 24¢ per label. Funds raised through Tyson Project A+ can be spent on anything the school needs, including supplies, equipment, building repairs and school programs.
With our little appetizers meal and Hubby’s lunch today, we saved up four Project A+ labels and almost $1 for my boy’s new school! I see a lot more Tyson dinners in our future.
I also found my place in helping Northside Primary School (my boy’s new school) because when I went to look up his school, they were not signed up. Guess what? I’m not the Tyson Project A+ coordinator for Northside Primary! What a fun little task for me.
Luckily, the Project A+ site has resources for spreading the word around to parents, students, and community members. I’m taking this on and you might just see me posting my progress throughout the school year. Each school can earn up to $12,000 so I’ll set my first goal at $1000 (at $0.24 a piece, this sounds reasonable, right?).