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August 2019

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Lost Creek Property Management Team

Community Manager is Christopher Sharp

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Assistant Manager is Matthew Caskey

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Our Community Accountant is Darlene Compton

darlene.compton@crest-management.com, 281-945-4624

Crest Management Company, 17171 Park Row, Suite 310, Houston, Texas

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Pete Lajoie,

Cesar Solis,

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Matt Fehr,

Benjamin Agold

LOST CREEK BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Secretary

Vice President

Treasurer

Asst. Secretary/Treasurer

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SCHOOLS LAMAR CISD 832-223-0000

Adolphus Elementary 832-223-4700

Wertheimer Middle School 832-223-4100

Briscoe Junior High 832-223-4000

Foster High School 832-223-3800

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LOST CREEK HOMEOWNERS

Welcome to the August 2019 issue of Lost Creek’s newsletter. Please

keep this free newsletter coming by supporting the advertisers in this

publication. The social media websites below are unofficial and are not

run or sanctioned by the HOA:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lostcreekhoa

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PLEASE REGISTER ON THE CREST MGMT WEBSITE

THIS IS VITALLY IMPORTANT, DON’T PUT IT OFF

Go to www.crest-management.com and click on the Homeowner Login

Box. You will need your account number to register. If you have a problem

registering or don’t have your account number, call Christopher Sharp or

Matthew Caskey at Crest Management. They will walk you through it. If you

don’t register, you won’t receive email notices, be able to download forms,

look at Board meeting agendas, see meeting minutes, review your account

or view other important information. Don’t rely on social media website for

your information, it could actually be misleading. Contact Crest instead.

How about it folks … get on board, be informed and stay informed.

AUGUST 15TH HOA BOARD MEETING

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held at 5:30 PM on Thursday,

August 15, 2019 at the offices of Crest Management, 17171 Park Row,

Suite 310, Houston, Texas 77084. Board meetings are open to attendance

by any Lost Creek homeowner. Since there is limited space in some of

the meeting rooms, we just ask that you contact our property manager

Christopher Sharp at least a week ahead to reserve a seat. If you have

an issue that you want the Board to address, please inform Crest

Management about that in advance as well.

2019 LOST CREEK BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

Thursdays at 5:30 PM at the offices of Crest Management 17171 Park Row,

Suite 310, Houston, Texas 77084.

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August 15 th • September 19 th • October 17 th

November 21 st • December: To Be Decided Later

OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE? BETTER NOT!

Please DO NOT toss trash, landscape trimmings, cut grass, dirt or, for

that matter anything over your backyard fence. The property behind you

belongs to someone else. That property’s owner can take action against

you. If it is MUD50 property, they will first send you a letter requesting

that you remedy the situation. If you don’t … well … don’t.

CONTRIBUTORS WANTED FOR

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

The Lost Creek monthly newsletter editor is asking homeowners to

submit articles for inclusion in our newsletter. He doesn’t mind being the

editor, but would like to see articles submitted by other homeowners.

Email your article to lostcreeknewsletter@outlook.com and it will be

considered for inclusion in the newsletter. The deadline for submitting

your article is the 15 th of the month. So how about it Lost Creekers!!

COMMITTEES & COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSONS NEEDED

We would like to see more homeowners get involved in our community

activities. It has been proposed that the following committees formed:

Yard of the Month

Monthly Newsletter

Semi-annual Garage Sale

If you are interested in being part of one of the proposed committees or would

like to have an input on forming and/or chairing one of these committee,

please contact Crest Management or attend a Board meeting to discuss your

interest with the Board. The above activities have been handled by a Board

member for several years now, but it cannot continue this way.

THE PARK ON SIERRA LONG

The park will be formally dedicated by MUD50 at a grand opening currently

scheduled for September 28 th . There will be probably be raffles, prizes and

information stands set up. The formal announcement will be made before

then. Until then, the park is open to use. Enjoy it and take care of it.

LOST CREEK CLUBHOUSE PROJECT

Three bids were received in the weeks just before the June Board

meeting. The bids were reviewed and the Board selected.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOR 2019

The Activities Committee has the 2019 events planned. As always they

welcome suggestions from residents of Lost Creek as to what events

they would like to have. Please send an email to lostcreekactivities@

gmail.com with your suggestions or to volunteer to be on the Activities

Committee or to help out at an event.

November 8 th : Movie Night • December 1 st : Cookies with Santa

December: Christmas Light Contest

June 7 th -August 25 th :

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday-Friday:

Saturday-Sunday:

2019 LOST CREEK POOL HOURS

Weekend Only, August 31 st -September 2 nd :

Saturday-Sunday:

Labor Day:

10 AM-7 PM

Closed

11 AM-9 PM

10 AM-9 PM

10 AM-9 PM

10 AM-7 PM

The following qualifications must be met in order to use the pool facilities:

1. You must be a resident member and/or guest of a resident member.

2. Owner must be current on annual maintenance fees in order for key

chain fobs to be issued.

3. Fees will not be accepted at the pool.

4. Resident must have key chain fob visible at all times in the pool area.

5. All swimmers must obey the posted rules and obey the lifeguards at

all times.

If there are any questions regarding the operation or maintenance of the

recreation facility, please contact Crest Management Company at 281-

579-0761.

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the

teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with

your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate

and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you

want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send

emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you

want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we

will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT.,

RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS,

PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L -

LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING

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for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check

out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a

list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.

Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those

seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

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Craft Shows/Festivals

ST PAUL’S FALL FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW

OCTOBER 5, 2019, 9 AM-4 PM

5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449

Free Admission!!! Shopping, Children’s Activities, Petting Zoo and food!

Bring the entire family and friends for a fun filled day! Vendors contact

Mary at saintpaulschurch@charter.net.

Katy Shred Day

September 21 st , 9 AM-12 Noon

McDonald’s of Spring Green, 27140 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX 77494

Bring bags or boxes of outdated business or personal files, paper and

magazines for shredding.

*A minimum of $5-$10 donation per container.*

All proceeds benefit Impact A Hero! Impact A Hero provides immediate

and ongoing support for our Heroes: wounded and disabled, post 9/11

combat veterans and their families. For more information or to join the

mailing list, visit www.ImpactAHero.org.

Spread the word! Tell a friend! Questions: call/text 281-844-6285 or visit

www.KatyShredDays.com.

CAMPS

THE ARC OF KATY’S SUMMER DAY PROGRAM! THE

TIME TO ENROLL IS NOW!

The Arc of Katy is currently taking applications for three Summer

Program sessions for teens and adults with intellectual and development

disabilities who are at least 16 years of age and meet the program’s

minimum requirements.

The Day Program will be held Monday through Friday, weekly, from 8

AM-3 PM at The Arc of Katy, 5819 Tenth Street, Suite C, Katy, Texas 77493.

Three Sessions are being held this Summer:

Session 3… July 29-August 16, 2019

Each session will include a variety of fun activities including excursions,

crafts, life skills, games and much more. Summer Program cost is $35

per day and participant must be a current member of The Arc of Katy to

participate. Participants will bring a snack and lunch most days and will

receive an Arc of Katy t-shirt. For more information and forms, call 832-

754-9802 or please visit www.thearcofkaty.org.

SUMMER CAMPS AT THE LAB

Every week day thru August 30, 2019

Idea Lab Kids-Spring Branch Campus, 8404 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX

77024

IDEA Lab Kids provides STEAM (STEM + Arts) camps ranging from Cooking

School, Robotics, Drones, 3D Printing, Art Studio, Coding Programming,

Movie Production, Engineering and Science. Campers learn through

inquisitive hands-on activities utilizing Science, Math, Critical thinking

Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION! Camp Options: Full Day, Half

Day plus optional extended hours for before and after camp care. Camp

age groups: Preschool - Lower Elementary - Upper Elementary - Middle

School. Contact 713-463-5062 for more info.

Vendors Needed

Westland Baptist Church is will be having its 3 rd annual Craft Show

October 5, 2019, 10 AM-4 PM. If you are interested in becoming a vendor,

contact Martha Wells at westlandcraftshow@gmail.com for information.

Gingerbread Village Holiday Market

Accepting Vendors

The Ladies Auxiliary from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is holding their annual

Gingerbread Village Holiday Market on October 26, 2019. Vendor

applications are still being accepted. If you have arts, crafts, products,

etc. that you would like to showcase, please contact gingerbreadvillage@

yahoo.com and for more information!!

THEATER/ARTS

THE LANDING THEATRE COMPANY

Stages Repertory Theatre,

3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101, Houston, Texas 77019

www.landingtheatre.org

A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER

5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

STUART LITTLE - THE MUSICAL: August 9 th -11 th

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER CO.

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Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd. #100, Houston, TX 77006

Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM

Cost: All Shows Pay What You Can (Suggested: $25)

MORE INFO/RESERVATIONS: www.mildredsumbrella.com, info@

mildredsumbrella.com or 832-463-0409.

STAGEWORKS THEATRE

MAMA MIA: July 19-August 11, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sunday matinees at 3 PM

Stageworks Theatre is located at 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas

77070. Website: www.stageworkshouston.org.

Hey Lollies Square Dance Club

The Hey Lollies Square Dance Club invites everyone to its “Free

Introduction to Square Dance - Fun Night” September 5 th at 7:30 PM

at Memorial Drive Christian Church (11750 Memorial Drive). Visit www.

heylollies.org.

Friendship in Motion - Introducing Modern Square Dance: Come

experience fun and fellowship as you learn some basics of modern

square dancing with the Hey Lollies Square Dance Club.

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• No prior dancing experience is needed.

• Dress cool and casual.

• Make new friends while having a great time and exercising.

Email fun.night@heylollies.org or visit www.heylollies.org for details. Get

off the couch and away from the computer to discover the best secret in

town!

FREE SENIOR HEALTH FAIR EVENT

- PUBLIC WELCOME

Heritage Grand, an active 55+ community in Cinco Ranch south of Katy, is

hosting a free Senior Health Fair on Monday, September 16, 2019 from

1-4 PM. The event will take place at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse located

at 25125 N. Heritage Grand Circle in Katy, 77494. Featured exhibitors will

include a variety of physicians and specialists, home health and home

care providers and many other senior-related services or organizations.

For more information about the free Heritage Grand Senior Health Fair,

please contact Marita Foreman at hghealthfair.com.

Katy Chamber B2B Expo Hits the

Mark for Business

‘Unique opportunity,’ ‘educational,’ ‘great networking event,’ ‘fun,’ ‘wellorganized,’

‘a success,’ ‘informative’… not a bad list of descriptions for

any event! And, yet, those were some of the comments from participants

about the first Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Business to Business

(B2B) Expo, an event that featured 43 exhibitors and 200 attendees.

Thanks to its success, the Katy Chamber’s B2B Expo probably will land on

the radar for many businesses looking to grow, network and learn about

Katy area businesses. The B2B Expo was held May 16 th at the Wyndham

Houston West - Energy Corridor and organized by Chamber Board of

Directors Margaret Laney and Cristy Fontanilla. The expo included an array

of companies, products and services such as lending facilities, hospitals,

jewelers, the Katy YMCAs, internet companies, graphic designers, storage

facilities, marketers, restaurants, higher education, non-profits and many

more. Attendees could visit business exhibits to network, make connections

and learn how the products/services can assist their own businesses.

The event also featured an information-packed luncheon that provided

valuable intelligence on access to capital issues (provided by the US Small

Business Association) and procurement/purchasing tips from a panel featuring

some the area’s largest employers: Katy ISD, BP, Houston Community College

and Houston Methodist West Hospital. All told, the four-hour B2B Expo/

luncheon seemed to provide the right balance of networking and information.

For Information about the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and its B2B

Expo, contact Matthew Ferraro, President/CEO, at 281-391-5289.

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Houston Roller Derby - August 3, 2019, 7 PM, Revention Music Center,

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Will Call table beginning at 4 PM on the day of the event in the Box Office

lobby. Doors open at 6 PM. Each bout has two 30 minute periods with

breaks in between. All home bouts are double headers. Get there early to

ensure the best seating! Houston Roller Derby is a family-friendly event.

Kids ages 5 and under attend for free!

All About That Bubbly - August 15, 2019, 6-10 PM, Houston Zoo, 6200

Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030. Admission: $35. Did someone

say bubbly party? Come and enjoy your favorite champagne or prosecco

while relaxing at the Houston Zoo’s beautiful Reflection Pool! Activities

include a live ice carving show, photo booth fun and opportunities to see

animals up close!

I’ll Be Single Before I Settle - August 17, 2019, 6:30-8:30 PM, Match-

Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St., Houston, TX

77373. Admission: $25. I’ll Be Single Before I Settle is a stageplay about

four college friends who rekindle an old college bet to see who can find

true love first. Unexpectedly, a traumatic event occurs forcing the friends

to walk in their truth. This play brings awareness to domestic violence.

33 rd Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition - August 24, 2019, 10

AM-5 PM, East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Drive, Galveston, TX 77550. Free

admission, $15 Parking. The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fundraising

event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the

top five revenue generating events for the City of Galveston. This year

over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious

Golden Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas,

developing designs and assigning duties. On the day of the event the

teams, stretched along the beachfront, meticulously sculpt their piles

of sand and work non-stop for five hours. The judging of the sculptures

is rated on originality of concept, artistic execution, technical difficulty,

carving technique and utilization of the site.

Houston Symphony: Raiders Of The Lost Ark - August 28, 2019, 8

PM, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The

Woodlands, TX 77380. Admission: RESERVED SEATS: $20. The film that

gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back

and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the

original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams’

epic score performed live to picture by a full symphony orchestra!

Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50

Years after Apollo 11 - Daily through September 2, 2019, Museum Of

Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005. In celebration of

the 50 th anniversary of the Apollo II moon landing on July 20, 1969, the

MFAH presents Shooting the Moon, an installation of approximately 40

moon-related photographs drawn from the Museum’s collection. Works

on view range from NASA images of the mission itself to fine art classics.

This 45-minute tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to

discuss the art together.

Candytopia Houston - Daily through September 29, 2019, 7620 Katy

Freeway, Building 3B, Suite 360, Houston, TX 77024. Admission: Kids (4-

12): $20, Adults: $28. What if an eccentric chocolatier and a daredevil

pop star had a whirlwind romance, got married while skydiving and

had a glamorous, glittering love child who grew up to rule a small

nation? Explore our sprawling sanctuary of confectionary bliss, with

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14 carefully curated and crafted rooms and environments. If you ever

dreamed of nibbling your way through Candyland or scoring a Golden

Ticket, you’ve come to the right place. Treat yourself to Candytopia and

let your tastebuds and your imagination soar! Candytopia is a limited

engagement, reserve your tickets today! Info: www.candytopia.com.

The FOMO Factory - Daily through December 31, 2019, 10 AM-9 PM,

The Houston Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Road, Suite 4710, Houston, TX

77056. Admission: $28 for adults, $23 for children, children under the age

of 3 are free. This buzzed-about pop up will become The Galleria’s first

foray into immersive entertainment with 17 rainbow-colored rooms of

fun. The pop-up will be located in the Galleria, suite 4710 on the mall’s

third floor. Tickets are on sale at www.thefomofactory.com.

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impressionists of ALL ages present family comedy to the audience. Improv

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INGREDIENTS:

2 cups ginger ale, chilled

2 cups orange soda, chilled

1/2 cup milk

4 scoops orange sherbet

4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Recipes

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INGREDIENTS:

2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup milk

3/4 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder

1 ounce high-quality dark chocolate (85%), finely chopped

5 egg yolks

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting

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Whisk cream, milk, sugar and cocoa powder in a saucepan over

medium heat until the mixture is thoroughly combined and the sugar

has dissolved. Bring almost to a simmer and stir in dark chocolate

until melted. Whisk egg yolks into the cream mixture and cook until

batter is slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a container,

cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 6 hours.

Stir cinnamon into chilled custard batter and freeze in an ice cream

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custard with more cinnamon to serve.

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DIRECTIONS:

Stir ginger ale, orange soda and milk together in a pitcher.

Divide orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream equally between 4

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Gardening Tips

Garden Tips

For August

• Time now to make plans for fall landscaping projects.

• Clean up flowerbeds of fallen foliage, yellowed leaves

and dead wood. Light green leaves may signify lack of

iron (chlorosis). Correct with iron cheleates.

• Cut off old dead foliage on irises. Scratch in a little

bone meal around the roots.

• Prune roses to reshape and groom plants for fall

growth.

• Wait until November to plant petunias and pansies.

• Chinch bug damage is obvious now. You will have

areas of thin and/or dead turf where they weren’t

brought under control. There is a new generation going

now. This batch causes the most damage. Use Dursban

to stop the damage.

• Until the weather gets back to the 80’s, St. Augustine

grass grows slowly. If you fill in with sod, don’t expect a

fast turnaround. The sod may look like it’s not growing

while it puts down roots. You will need to water the

new sod often and deeply to get it started but this also

creates a disease environment. Water early so the sun

can dry the turf.

• Now is a good time to work new beds. Till them up,

add organic material, mix it in, then let them cure for

a month or so. Add in any amendments like micronutrients.

Keep the beds moist so the microorganisms

have a favorable environment.

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limit of value per item purchased which is something you should be aware of

before shopping. The tax free weekend for Texas is August 9 th -11 th .

Here is a general list of the items included: School Supplies, Backpacks,

Clothing, Jackets, Computers, Laptops and Printers.

Tax Free Online Shopping Days

Most large retailers like Walmart, Amazon & Target should be included in tax

free weekend. That means you can shop online tax free! This may not apply

to smaller retailers who typically don’t collect tax in all states, look for special

ads and advertisements during the tax free days to know if an online retailer

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HOW PARENTS CAN PREPARE

FOR BACK TO SCHOOL TIME

By: Janelle Cox

Back to school time is always a big transition, not only for children but

for parents.

While children are filled with excitement and first-day jitters, parents are

filled with thoughts of “Am I prepared enough?” To help eliminate these

thoughts and help you and your child prepare for the new school year,

all you need is a little organization and forethought. Here are 10 back

to school tips to kick-start the new year and get you prepared for a fresh

start.

1. Get back into your sleep routine. To help eradicate those stressful

school mornings, set up a regular bedtime and morning time routine to

help prepare your child for school. Begin your usual school sleep routine

about a week or so before school starts.

2. Shop for school supplies together. To get your child excited about

starting a new grade, shop for supplies together. Allow them to pick out

their own backpack, lunchbox, etc. This is a great way to give them a little

bit of responsibility too!

3. Re-establish school routines. Have your child practice getting back

into the rhythm of their daily school routine. You can do this by having

them wake up at the same time every day and eat around the same time

they would at school. About a week or so before school starts, plan a

few outside activities where your child will have to leave and come home

around the same time they would if they were in school. This will help

them be rested and ready for the big day.

4. Set up a homework station. Sit down with your child and together

designate a time and place where he can do his homework each day. This

can be somewhere quiet like in the den or even in the kitchen while you

are preparing dinner. Make sure to choose a time where you are available

in case your child needs your help.

5. Prepare for the unexpected. Working parents know that it can be

difficult to find a sitter when your child is sick. Before school even begins,

it’s a good idea to have a sitter already lined up in case you get that phone

call home from the nurse saying your child is ill.

6. Make an after-school game plan. Make a plan for where your child will

go after school lets out for the day. Depending upon the age of your child,

figure out if they will go to a neighbor’s house, an afterschool program

or be allowed to stay home by themselves. This will help eliminate any

confusion during the first few weeks.

7. Turn off the TV and video games. For a lot of children summertime is

filled with endless video games and TV programs. Children are usually

in shock when they begin school and realize that six hours of their day

is going to spent learning and not playing games and watching TV. Ease

your child into the learning process by turning off the electrics and

encouraging them to read or play quietly.

8. Review school material and information. For most parents, schools

send home a packet with a ton of information regarding their child’s

new teacher, important dates to remember, emergency forms and

transportation routines. Make sure that you read through this information

carefully and mark down all important dates on your calendar.

9. Get organized. The best way to prepare for back to school time is to

be organized. With school comes a massive amount of paperwork,

which can consume your household. Designate a spot in your house

for homework, permission slips and any other school-related papers.

This can help eliminate all of that paper clutter and make your life less

stressful.

10. Get your child’s yearly checkup. School and germs go hand in hand,

so it’s best to get your child’s yearly checkup before school even starts.

Get any required vaccinations and ask your pediatrician the best ways

your child can stay healthy throughout the school year.

Through preparation and organization, you can ensure that your child

will have a smooth transition to the start of the new school year. By doing

so, you and your child can enjoy the rest of your summer break.

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IT’S SCHOOL TIME AGAIN!

You’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is

over. Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school

because of all the new things: new teachers, new friends and maybe even

a new school. Luckily, these “new” worries only stick around for a little

while. Let’s find out more about going back to school.

Most teachers kick off the school year by introducing themselves and

talking about all the stuff you’ll be doing that year. Some teachers give

students a chance to tell something about themselves to the rest of the

class. When teachers do the talking on the first day, they often go over

classroom rules so you’ll know what’s allowed and what’s not. Pay close

attention so you’ll know if you need to raise your hand to ask a question

and what the rules are about visiting the restroom.

You might already know a lot of kids in your classes on the first day.

But it’s a great day to make a new friend, so try to say hello to kids you

know and new ones that you don’t. Make the first move and you’ll be

glad you did and so will your new friend! Sixth grade often signals a move

to middle school or junior high, where you’ll find lockers and maybe a

homeroom. This is just what it sounds like a classroom you’ll go to each

morning, kind of like your home in the school. In middle school, you

might move from classroom to classroom for each subject. Your teachers

know that this is a big change from elementary school and will help you

adjust. Most teachers let you pick your own seat on the first day, but by

the second or third morning, they’ll have mapped out a seating plan.

At first, it’s a good idea to write down where your seat is in your notebook

so you don’t forget. Seeing friends you haven’t seen in a while can

make the first day a good one. You also can make the day feel special

by wearing an outfit you like. Maybe you got a great T-shirt on vacation

or your new sneakers put a spring in your step. If you wear a uniform,

you might wear a favorite watch, a new hair band or a piece of jewelry

to show your personal style. It can make you feel good to be prepared

and have all the supplies you need. Some schools distribute supply lists

before the year begins, so you can come stocked up on pencils, folders

and whatever else you’ll be needing. Once you’ve covered the basics,

you might tuck an extra few dollars in your backpack for an emergency

(like forgetting your lunch money). Or maybe you’d like to bring along a

book or magazine to read while you’re on the bus. Whatever you put in

your backpack, make sure you pack it the night before. This prevents the

morning panic when you can’t find your homework or lunch box.

Speaking of lunch, that’s something else that can help you feel good at school

whether it’s the first day or the 100 th day. Help your parents pack it the night

before if you don’t like what’s on the menu at the cafeteria. Try to include a

variety of foods in your packed lunch, especially fruits and vegetables.

The first day of school is your first chance to find your way around a new

school or learn the pathways to new classes in your old school. It’s a lot to

learn in one day, so don’t be surprised if you need a reminder or two. It might

help to write a few notes to yourself, so you’ll remember the important stuff,

like your locker combination and that lunch starts at 11:43 AM, not 12:10

PM. Before you know it, your fingers will fly as you open your locker and you

won’t have to check your notes to know what time lunch starts! What if you

hate school by the end of day one? Teachers recommend giving things some

time to sort themselves out once you know your way around the building

and get adjusted to the new routine, you’ll probably feel better. If those

feelings don’t fade, talk to your mom, dad, teacher or school counselor.

Here are a few final tips for a fantastic school year:

• Get enough sleep.

• Eat a healthy breakfast.

• Try your best.

• Use good work habits, like writing down your assignments and turning

in your homework on time.

• Take your time with school work. If you don’t understand something,

ask the teacher.

• Keep a sense of humor. One teacher we know shows his new students

a picture of himself graduating high school a grinning ape in a red

graduation cap and gown. This usually makes the kids laugh and it’s

a good way to remind them that school is fun! Questions or feedback

please contact Carla Brownlee at girls1900@aol.com.

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BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY CHECKLIST

As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school,

family life can get pretty hectic. It’s important to remember - and share

with your children - some key tips that will help keep them safe and

healthy throughout the school year.

Getting to School

Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is

vitally important that they and the motorists around them - take proper

safety precautions.

Walkers

Walk on the sidewalk; if there is no sidewalk and you must walk in the

street, walk facing traffic

Before crossing the street, stop and look left, right and left again to see

if cars are coming

Never dart out in front of a parked car

Parents: Practice walking to school with your child, crossing streets at

crosswalks when available

Never walk while texting or talking on the phone

Do not walk while using headphones

Bike Riders

Always wear a helmet that is fitted and secured properly

Children need to know the rules of the road: Ride single file on the right

side of the road, come to a complete stop before crossing the street and

walk the bike across

Watch for opening car doors and other hazards

Use hand signals when turning

Wear bright-colored clothing

Bus Riders

Teach children the proper way to get on and off the bus

Line up 6 feet away from the curb as the bus approaches

If seat belts are available, buckle up

Wait for the bus to stop completely before standing

Do not cross in front of the bus if possible or walk at least 10 feet ahead

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Drivers, Share the Road

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Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and take extra care in school zones

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Never pass a bus loading or unloading children

The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children;

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