A big thanks to our partnership with Costco and Kleenex® Facial Tissue for this post! Costco and Kleenex Facial Tissue make it so simple to find ways to share tips on how you can help teachers stock their classrooms for the upcoming school year.
I have a rising sixth grader and an eighth grader this year, so it’s a little emotional for me. We have had an awesome summer full of laughter and fun, but the summer fun has to come to an end because the first day of school is quickly approaching. Education not only begins in the home, but it continues into the classrooms. As thankful as I am for the opportunities that education gives my children, it’s not always easy for educators.
Some schools do not have the adequate amount of supplies or technology they need. Some classrooms are short on the basics and other teachers are short on major items. It is common for teachers to pay for school supplies out of their own pockets. With school starting in just a few short weeks, the time is now to help teachers stock up on much-needed school supplies!
How To Contribute to your Child’s Classroom
If you have the means to help your child’s school and classroom, why not? There are so many simple ways to help stock your child’s classroom with much-needed school supplies! I have a solution and I’m excited to tell you about it.
Give without expecting anything in return.
The great part about being a classroom hero is that you give knowing that you aren’t looking for or expecting anything in return. You aren’t looking for a thank you, or even recognition, but just the peace of mind knowing that your child and the other students in the school are now better equipped and have certain supplies handy.
When you are buying school supplies for your child, add in some extras for the others in their class. Think back to your school days and just how many pencils and pens that you “lost.” They seemed to disappear just as quickly as the socks do now in the dryer! Extra pens, pencils, and even paper are great additions to send with your child for his or her classmates to use as well.
One thing that always seems to be in abundance during the school year? Runny noses. Did you know that Kleenex Facial Tissue at Costco is “Made to Give More?” With just one easy purchase, you are buying 10 boxes at once, to help your child’s classroom and school. Plus, each Kleenex Facial Tissue box bought at Costco has 43% more tissues than the Kleenex Facial Tissue boxes bought at the grocery store. What a great feeling to know that you are buying a trusted brand and getting almost 50% more tissue per box!
Kleenex $4 Off Coupon Available at Costco
Stock up now on Kleenex Facial Tissue for school because from 8/9 to 9/2, all Costco members will save an extra $4 per Kleenex bundle bought. If you like saving money and getting the most bang for your buck, buying the Kleenex Facial Tissue back-to-school-bundle is your best money-saving bet. Your child’s teacher and school will love your donation!
Ways To Earn More Box Tops
When you buy Kleenex in bulk at Costco, you are earning extra Box Tops (15 more to be exact!) to give back to your school. Box Tops for Education has always been close to my heart not only as a parent, but also as an educator and PTA mom. I understand the importance for collecting Box Tops. Box Tops help schools get much-needed funding to help kids reach their best potential.
I know how difficult it can be sometimes to motivate parents and students to bring those Box Tops in, but every Box Top collected will make a difference. I have seen a school bring in almost $2000 yearly just from Box Tops! Imagine what that can buy for your school – perhaps three or more new tablets for the students. While Box Tops may be valued at ten cents, those savings really add up quickly and can be a major help to your school for purchase options throughout the year.
Tips For Collecting Box Tops For Your School
- Simple. Just cut the Box Tops out from the packages (please make sure they haven’t expired) and send them into your school.
- You can tape them to a piece of paper (great counting practice for the kids) or throw them all in a bag.
- Do not staple Box Tops to paper. Tape works best.
- The Box Top organization has collection dates of November 1 & March 1.
- Coordinators from the schools will send Box Tops in groups of 50 so bundling them in groups of 50 helps a lot!
- Also look for Bonus Box Tops and keep those separate from your stack when turning them in.
- Great ways to encourage your classes to collect them are through pizza parties, gift cards (especially for Middle School age), inexpensive athletic prizes, etc.!
Print this Free Box Tops For Education Collection Sheet
Head to Costco and purchase several of their Kleenex Facial Tissue back-to-school-bundles to equip the classroom, teachers, and school for those hundreds of possible runny noses and colds that will soon be lurking around. Plus, don’t forget to turn in those extra Box Tops you received from purchasing the Kleenex Facial Tissue bundle! You can be a classroom hero, too.