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HELPFUL NUMBERS WWW.CREST-MANAGEMENT.COM
Lost Creek Property Management Team
Community Manager is Christopher Sharp
Assistant Manager is Matthew Caskey
Our Community Accountant is Darlene Compton
Crest Management Company, 17171 Park Row, Suite 310, Houston, Texas
77084. For more information on Crest visit www.crest-management.com.
LOST CREEK BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Call B4 You Dig 811
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
Richmond - - 5560 FM 1640 Rd 281-633-0386
Rosenberg - - 2103 Avenue G 281-342-3388
Katy - - 20180 Park Row Dr 281-829-5063
CINCO RANCH, Katy
2620 Commercial Center Blvd 281-395-1311
Sheriff - - Fort Bend 281-341-4665
Constable - - Precinct 3 281-238-1430
Fire - - Richmond 281-232-6871
Poison Control Center 800-222-1222
Electric - - CenterPoint 800-332-7143
Gas - - CenterPoint 800-332-7143
Water - - Municipal District Services:
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Trash - - Best Trash 281-313-2378
MAUD MARKS, Katy
1815 Westgreen Blvd 281-492-8592
GEORGE MEMORIAL, Richmond
1001 Golfview 281-342-4455
BOB LUTTS, Fulshear
8100 FM 359 South 281-633-4675
Ft. Bend City Tax Office 281-341-3710
Ft. Bend Central Appraisal 281-344-8623
Ft. Bend City Animal Control 281-342-1512
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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:
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.
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
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 email@example.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
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
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 :
2019 LOST CREEK POOL HOURS
Weekend Only, August 31 st -September 2 nd :
10 AM-7 PM
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
If there are any questions regarding the operation or maintenance of the
recreation facility, please contact Crest Management Company at 281-
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
DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible
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.
TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com for information.
Gingerbread Village Holiday Market
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!!
THE LANDING THEATRE COMPANY
Stages Repertory Theatre,
3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101, Houston, Texas 77019
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.heylollies.org for details. Get
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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,
520 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. Tickets purchased directly from
https://houstonrollerderby.com will be available for pick up at the HRD
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.
Fascination Street Flea-Art & Vintage Market - 2 nd Sunday each month
through September, 12-6 PM. Avantgarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston,
TX 77006. Free Admission. Includes some of the best local artists, artisan
makers, vintage vendors, plus food and drink that Houston has to offer!
Boot Camp in the Plaza - Fridays, 9-10 AM. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711
Plaza Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Free Admission. Stay fit with our free
weekly Boot Camp class with Cida Fitness.
Chimney Rock Market - 1 st Sunday of the month, 12-4 PM, Chimney
Rock Plaza, 3300 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056. Admission is free.
Please join us for our Art and Farmers Market! Our vendors will be selling
mouth-watering eats and artisan gifts the whole family can enjoy. As
always, four-legged friends are welcome. There will be plenty of treats for
them too! When you’re done shopping, stop in Sean Anthony Salons to
browse the beautiful art gallery brought to you by Creative Energy. Stay
for the Art Reception from 2-4 PM and meet the Artists! Refreshments will
be served. Also, enter for your chance to win a cut and color or brazillian
Living History Saturday - 3 rd Saturday of the month, 10 AM-4 PM.
Washington On The Brazos State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12,
Washington, TX 77880. Admission: Regular admission fees apply. Travel
back in time to where a nation was born in 1836. Staff and volunteers
dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old
Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of
life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas. Activities will vary and
some are weather dependent. Contact Adam at 936-878-2214 ext. 228.
Comedy Night at HPL - Monthly on the 3 rd Thursday, 6-8 PM. Houston
Public Library, 500 Mckinney Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. Admission
is free. The Houston Public Library offers “Open Mic” comedy night
where local and non local comedians, comediennes, ventriloquists and
impressionists of ALL ages present family comedy to the audience. Improv
Performers from Station Theater closes out the night with games that
involve the audience. Everyone who participates in at least one open mic
throughout the year become eligible to participate in the Annual Comedy
competition which is held in December. Prizes in the amounts of $100
and $75 gift cards are given to the 4 winners. Two adult and two youth.
Caffeine and Chrome - Recurring monthly on the last Saturday of
the month, 9 AM-12 Noon, Gateway Classic Cars Of Houston, 1910
Cypress Station Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77090. Admission is free
to spectators. Presented by Grundy Insurance! So far we have had some
amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow! Enjoy delicious
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You could make this on National Creamsicle Day August 14th!
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2 cups orange soda, chilled
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4 scoops vanilla ice cream
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National Frozen Custard Day August 8th!
2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
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5 egg yolks
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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
machine following manufacturer’s instructions. Sprinkle frozen
custard with more cinnamon to serve.
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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• 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
• 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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TAX FREE WEEKEND 2019
When Is Tax Free Weekend?
The 2019 Tax Free Days vary by state, each state sets its own dates as well as
the items that are available to purchase tax free. Most categories also have a
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
until you can see the other drivers
Drivers, Share the Road
Don’t block crosswalks
Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and take extra care in school zones
Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
Never pass a bus loading or unloading children
The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children;
stop far enough back to allow them to safely enter and exit the bus
Teens crash most often because they are inexperienced. They struggle
judging gaps in traffic, driving the right speed for conditions and turning
safely, among other things. As your teen becomes a new driver, learn
more about what you can do as a parent to keep them safe.
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