My sons started school today! This is the first year that ALL of my sons are in all-day school together. I have officially have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders! It’s pretty cool! They couldn’t wait for school to start today. They have been counting down like crazy.
We kicked off this morning (the kids were all up at 6AM!) with clothing already out and ready, backpacks already packed, lunches made by 7AM, signs for the 1st day of school prepped and a delicious Quaker Oatmeal breakfast! I wanted the boys to have a hearty and healthy breakfast to keep them fueled and prepped till lunchtime. Quaker Oatmeal is always a go-to for me. It’s that perfect quick and easy breakfast that I love knowing is in their bodies for a school day! It was a total back to school morning with Quaker!
I had a son with a lot of tears this morning. It broke my heart. He was worried about his brothers and was just so nervous when we got to school. I had one teacher come out, hold his hand and make him feel better. It warmed my heart because I was about to cry on my own because I felt so bad for him. I also had another teacher contact me via email throughout the day letting me know that he was doing good and that she was keeping an eye on him. It’s these teachers that make school so amazing. They have love and passion and kind hearts. It’s the foundation of school and I couldn’t be more appreciative, especially today.
I have partnered with Quaker as a Classroom Ambassador this back-to-school season on an amazing program they are doing with AdoptAClassroom.org. Teachers spend more than $1 billion a year stocking their own classrooms. That’s right… $1 billion. As the daughter of two retired teachers, I know first-hand how much money goes into the love and passion of a teacher’s class and classroom. Teachers are also buying more than just school supplies. In fact, three in five K-8 public school teachers say their students regularly come to school hungry, and as a result these teachers typically spend $37 per month from their own paychecks on food for their students.
These facts are just astounding to me.
Quaker understands the importance of helping to fuel health and wellness in schools which is why they teamed up with AdoptAClassroom.org to help teachers give their students the tools that can help them succeed.
As a Quaker Classroom Ambassador, I’m encouraging and inviting you to join Quaker in supporting teachers nationwide. It’s such an important thing to do and it’s amazing to see Quaker doing something so special and helpful. Now through Sept. 30, purchase specially -marked Quaker products and enter the unique package codes online at www.QuakerUpForClassrooms.com.
Specially-marked Quaker products include:
Instant Quaker Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar – 10 ct.
Instant Quaker Oatmeal Apples & Cinnamon – 10 ct.
Instant Quaker Oatmeal Regular – 10 ct.
Life Regular – 13 oz.
Chewy Chocolate Chip – 8 ct.
Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip – 8 ct.
Quaker Oat Squares Brown Sugar – 14.5 oz.
Life Cinnamon – 13 oz.
For every code entered online, Quaker will donate $1 to AdoptAClassroom.org up to $250,000 (minimum donation of $150,000) to help fuel classrooms across the country. *Plus, you’ll get a coupon for $1 off Quaker products. You can read and learn more at www.QuakerUpForClassrooms.com.
I’m also excited to be able to host a GIVEAWAY with QUAKER for Back-to-School, too!!
Gift pack will feature a variety of back-to-school items and Quaker products, including:
– An LED Light-up Alarm Clock featuring a color-changing display, dual alarm clock perfect for busy
families and music player compatible with any music-playing device
– A Travel Oatmeal Bowl & Spoon Set for breakfast on-the-go
– A Collapsible Lunch Container ideal for packing school snacks and lunches in one
– A $25 Visa gift card to create your very own teacher appreciation gifts
– A variety of specially-marked AdoptAClassroom.org Quaker products, including Quaker Instant
Oatmeal, Life Cereal and Quaker Oatmeal Squares
– Total giveaway value is approximately $92.00
HOW CAN ENTER?
SHARE A TEACHER APPRECIATION STORY WITH ME! WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR TEACHER(S) OR YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER? SHARE IT ON TWITTER, TOO – BUT YOU MUST USE THE HASHTAG #QuakerUp and #SweepsEntry
*I will choose a U.S.-based winner at random on SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2014.
*Quaker is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. This program is not administered or sponsored by Quaker or its affiliates, but solely by Mom Generations.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and program with Quaker. All opinions are 100% my own.