SBISD Schedule

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Are you planning your summer vacations? Well, the SBISD calendar has changed a bit from previous years. So, take a look at the link below to mark your calendar. The “back to school” is earlier than usual, so I wanted to share this link while you are planning your summer…

https://cms.springbranchisd.com/Portals/368/calendars/CALENDAR_2018-19_112917.pdf?ver=2017-11-29-162756-720

 

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Creative Gift

Your kids will soon be headed home for summer, but before they load that bus one last time, give their teacher a gift to remember! Here is an idea that will show your appreciation. The teacher is likely to leave it in the classroom for years to come.

You and your child can work on this together. You only need a picture frame, crayons and glue! That’s it, and you will have a thoughtful gift that will mean the world to the teacher. Especially since your child helped with the project, makes it even more meaningful.

Not only is it a thoughtful gift, but it is also adorable! Cut the crayons with a knife for sharp lines. Then, glue the crayons into the letter of the teachers name. Put it in a simple or decorative frame! This gift is guaranteed to bring a smile!

Flower Power

Send a flower to a patientA childs health is something we all pray and hope for! Well, some families are struggling today as their children are sick. Let’s join together and spread a little happiness!

This May, you can bring spring right to patients at Texas Childrens. You can make a donation, and your name will be put on a flower. All the flowers will decorate the hallways! This will brighten up the days for many children that can’t go outside. Let’s bring the flowers to them!!

https://secure2.convio.net/tchos/images/content/pagebuilder/Flower_Donation_Page_Inline_Image_350.jpg?t=1461959143976Click this link for more information and to make a donation. Involve your kids in the process too. Have them donate as well. You can even go the extra mile and decorate some flowers and deliver to Texas Childrens Hospital. They would love the decor and support!

https://secure2.convio.net/tchos/site/Donation2;jsessionid=CDF10D44FC2038206078951F11029EDE.app232b?df_id=1861&mfc_pref=T&1861.donation=form1

This Weeks Menu

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Have you ever been in a recipe rut? Do you have “Taco Tuesday” or “Pizza Friday!” Are you tired of your rut?!

So, tell me what do you eat for lunch? What are your ‘go to meals’ for dinner? I started to think outside the box as I was preparing to go to the grocery store. Try out these easy meals to mix things up:

– Mexican Lettuce Wraps
(hamburger meat, corn, rice all mixed up and wrapped in lettuce. Put a little sour cream on top. Can’t wait to try this!)

– Pulled Pork Sliders
(pork in the crock pot, hamburger buns, onions and avocado on the sandwich. Delicious!)

– Hawaiian Chicken
(cooked chicken breast, mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks, dry onion soup, simmer together in skillet. Serve with wild rice…to die for!)

Hopefully, these ideas will get you out of your recipe rut. You don’t have to think “fancy” or elaborate to get out of the rut. Just think outside the box. Give us some of your ideas..

List Before Summer

Here are a few things you can do around your home to ensure Spring cleaning is complete, and before the kids are home on those hot summer days. It is likely  you need to do this while the kids are in school…or else, it won’t get done! So, take advantage of these final school days to wrap up Spring cleaning. Here is a bullet point list for you:

– Wash windows inside and out (seals too)

– Wash out trash cans with good ole soap and water

– Move furniture away from walls and clean underneath

– Clean upholstered furniture. Vacuum pillows, as well as underneath the cushions

– Clean inside the refrigerator

– Organize your pantry, and throw out any expired foods. Clean shelves

-Remove shoes from closet and clean the closet floors. The corners and baseboards too

-Empty bathroom drawers and scrub them clean

Hopefully this list gives you some ideas on ways to “go that extra mile” for your usual Spring cleaning! Happy Cleaning!

That Time of Year

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We had a little break in the heat, but the heat has brought in the mosquito’s! Playing sports, picnics, and walks. Regardless of what you are doing outside, you don’t want mosquito’s to put a damper on your fun! Here are a few tips on how to prevent mosquito’s.

The first thing you will want to do is remove breeding grounds for mosquito’s:

– Get rid of standing water in rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys or any other container where mosquitoes can breed.

– Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels and potted plant trays at least once a week to eliminate potential mosquito habitats.

– Drain temporary pools of water or fill with dirt.

– Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.

You will also want to prevent mosquito exposure:

– Tuck shirts into pants and pants into socks to cover gaps in your clothing where mosquitoes can get to your skin.

– Stay indoors at sunrise, sunset and early in the evening when mosquitoes are most active, especially if there is a mosquito-borne disease warning in effect.

– Replace your outdoor lights with yellow “bug” lights, which tend to attract fewer mosquitoes than ordinary lights. The yellow lights are NOT repellents, however.

How to use repellent correctly:

– Follow the label directions to ensure proper use.

– Repellents should be applied only to exposed skin and/or clothing. Do not use under clothing.

– Store insect repellents safely out of the reach of children, in a locked utility cabinet or garden shed.

– Do not apply near eyes and mouth, and apply sparingly around ears.

– When using sprays, do not spray directly into face; spray on hands first and then apply to face.

– Never use repellents over cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.

– Do not spray in enclosed areas. Avoid breathing a spray product, and do not use it near food.

In addition to all of the above, you may want to invest in a misting system if you spend a lot of time outside. Especially if you or your children are extra sensitive to mosquito’s. Follow these prevention tips to keep the mosquito’s away from you and your family.

Cleaning Made Easy

How to clean between oven glass the easy way -- DIY household cleaning tips, tricks and hacks for your home bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, floors, furniture and more! Perfect for a lazy girl like me. Listotic.com

Change the way you clean with a few adjustments to your daily routines. This link is full of ideas to simplify cleaning around your house. Why wait for a mess to pile up? These ideas will prevent the piles and keep the system in your home flowing smoothly.

Enjoy this article, and let me know which tip if your favorite. There are some very creative ideas, and these tips cost nearly nothing and will save you a trip to the store!

http://www.listotic.com/55-must-read-cleaning-tips-tricks/7/