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This post is part of my partnership with the US Cellular Blogger Brigade Ambassador Program.

 

When we moved in July it was imperative that our new home be in the same school district as our old place. The teachers, principal, support staff and the families have been such a blessing. There was no way we were giving up a such supportive community.

 

You know you’re attending a GREAT school when the principal was a former student, she taught there after she graduated and now her own children are students.

 

Kindergarten 2012

It’s not only that, but it’s the little things like just yesterday I saw E’s former kindergarten teacher at the gym. She inquired about how first grade was going and when I voiced my concerns about his handwriting she immediately volunteered to visit with his first grade teacher and give her the special OT pencils E used in kindergarten. She also offered to help him with a visual schedule for homework time.

 

I knew these weren’t empty promises either, because when I went to pick him up after school they were working on the schedule together.

 

When I Grow Up

That’s school spirit at it’s finest.

 

Do you love your school and teachers as much as we do ours?

 

Beginning November 4 – 25 you can show your school spirit by rallying your community for US Cellular’s Calling All Communities {CAC} campaign. Now in its fourth year, the campaign challenges schools to rally their community to vote for their school to be one of 20 schools who will win $25,000 to use was they wish to enhance the educational experience.

 

How would your school use the funds?

 

Our school could use more smartboards for classrooms, or better yet a projector and sound system in their cafeteria {aka their multi-purpose room} so the kids can watch movies in the before and after school program, and school activities like kindergarten graduation and class recitals.

 

So how do you get involved? Well, it’s easy.

 

First head over to the US Cellular website and print off the flyer describing the program and distribute it throughout your community. I will be contacting our principal and the school PTO to spread the word.

 

Other ideas include:

 

  • Posting the US Cellular CAC link on the school’s website
  • Engaging the sports teams, the school band or student groups to handout flyers and spread the word.
  • Having local businesses share campaign flyers with customers or post a flyer in their store window.
  • You could even get the principal involved for some fun incentives like a pie throwing contest or dunk tank.

 

The opportunities are endless, and what a great way to build philanthropy with our children and support our schools, who have supported our families so well.

 

Since the CAC program began in 2008, US Cellular has awarded $4 million to 56 schools across the country.

CAC US Cellular 2013 Information

So, don’t forget to mark November 4 on your calendar {that’s next week by the way} and start showing the community your school spirit.

 

We have spirit yes we DO and you can too!

 

US Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade

Disclosure: Through the rest of the year I’ll be sharing some more of My BETTER MOMENTS as a US Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade Ambassador. All opinions are my own and an honest view of my story as a US Cellular customer.

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