Category Archive:back-to-school

First Day Of School – Kindergarten ( Momimhar posted on September 15th, 2016 )

Darling K's first day of school. Kindergarten.

Darling K’s first day of school. Kindergarten.

Hi, everyone!  It’s back to school already.  How’s your summer vacation?  Did your children enjoyed their summer relaxations?  Where did ya’ll go?

School Supplies Shopping For Back-to-School ( Momimhar posted on August 20th, 2016 )

Gee.  I missed the tax-free weekend shopping this month.  Me and my family went to a week-long vacation out of state.  We went to Arkansas Diamond Mine State Park in Murfreesboro and to Wegner Crystal Mine in Mount Ida.  They have been in our bucket list so we were glad we were able to go and visit these beautiful sites.  Then we headed to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.  For us, vacation is always about adventure, enjoyment, family fun, and relaxation.  Experiencing the places we visit and making great memories are life’s treasures.

Oh, you know what?  My darling daughter has reached another milestone.  She is going to Kindergarten this year.  I am in a sentimental mode right now.  I am a stay-at-home mom and I will be missing her during the day when she’s in school.  When my husband and I first brought up the idea of schooling to our daughter K, she said she doesn’t want to go to school because she will miss me.  And if I will drop her off to school, she wants me to wait for her at the school’s parking lot. 🙂 But when we attended the Back-to School Bash event last Saturday and Meet the Teacher Day Thursday, my darling daughter somehow began to show excitement.

School supplies for back to school.

School supplies for back to school.

Even though I missed the tax-free weekend, I still had great deals on school supplies for back-to-school.  One of the stores I like shopping for school supplies is Walmart.  They have great prices on notebooks, pencils, crayons, glue, binders…and others.  I finished the school supplies shopping today because I don’t have a plan to drive anywhere tomorrow.  I am going to relax, enjoy the last day of sleeping late tomorrow.  Because on Monday, our lives are gonna change so much – on the first day of school.

I am happy that we are in a school district where standardized school clothing are implemented.  I do not have to worry about buying new clothes for K.  With standardized school clothes, my laundry will be reduced to about 20% every week, I think.

I bought five assorted solid-colored polo shirts from OshKosh.com for $5.00 per shirt.  The two navy skirts were bought from Walmart for $8.98 each I believe.  I got two excellent condition khaki pants, one khaki dress, and one navy dress for free from the Back-to-School Bash outgrown uniform donation.  A pair of black Mary Jane school shoes were bought today from Payless Shoe Store for $14.99. Oh, I almost forgot the Shopkins backpack was $15.98 and Peppa Pig lunch bag $8.00 are from Target.

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Categories: back-to-school, kids, kids clothes, milestone, school, school supplies, shopping

Student Backpacks That Will Last For A Very Long Time ( Momimhar posted on September 15th, 2015 )

Besides shoes, uniforms, papers and pens, one of the most important back-to-school supplies are handbags and backpacks. When my siblings and I were younger, we’re really get excited when the school starts.  Even though we were poor, we tried our best to finish school.  We lack of something more often but we survived the tough times.

Zalora.com.ph

Zalora.com.ph

To be honest, I didn’t have a decent bag for my school things.  So I just carried my stuff to school everyday in my arms.  I envy those students who carries backpacks and nice handbags to school.  I thought to myself, I will be able to buy one for myself and each for my siblings someday.  Though it didn’t happen sooner, I was happy that me and my siblings were able to finish school with flying colors despite of difficult times.

Now that we are grown ups and have our own kids, we do our very best to provide for their needs especially when school requirements are concerned.  It was back to school two weeks ago.  My niece and nephews were all set.  They have new school supplies, new uniforms, and bags.  My sister, brother, and I were shopping for backpacks for the kids.  We were looking for ones that will last for a very long time.  That means they should be durable.  There were a lot of styles and brands but ZALORA’s collection of Jansport bags is pretty awesome!

a-jansport backpack 1

Cute Jansport backpack

I was dreaming of this backpack before.  It’s simple yet durable.  The size is just right for carry on.  And with proper use and care, it will stay for a very long while.  This is truly great for back to school.

Back To School Shopping Is On ( Momimhar posted on August 1st, 2015 )

School supplies.

School supplies.

Oh back to school is here. And tax-free weekend is next weekend.  But as I was told, there is no tax for purchases of $100 below. Why oh why? If I will go shopping in tax-free weekend, what I will do is to buy my child needs for school in separate receipts.  I know it’s quite tedious but to be able to avail the tax-free privilege, I would like to do that.

There is an excitement inside me seeing school supplies on display in stores.  Parents and kids get busy shopping for the things they need.  Aside from the school supplies, uniforms, shoes, handbags, and backpacks are a few of the back-to-school essentials that we have to provide our children.

My niece and nephews are happy that they have new school shoes and uniforms.  They’re growing so fast that they have outgrown their old uniforms and shoes already.  This school year, my niece is a college freshman, my nephew (her baby brother) is in 7th grade, and my other nephew is in 2nd grade.  Next fall, my darling daughter will in Kindergarten.  We will be going on a long vacation before she starts school next year.  It is still a few months a head but I am now getting excited for our next vacation.

Back To School Program ( Momimhar posted on May 25th, 2013 )

I am sure my niece and nephews are not looking forward to go back to school yet but they are excited about getting new school supplies and uniforms.  My brother and his family just moved to his wife’s place a couple of months ago, will definitely enroll his son to a new school nearby.  Actually, the school is just right across their house.  He will be in the Second Grade this year.

On the other hand, my younger sister’s kids are ready to be enrolled in the new grade levels.  My niece will be in Ninth Grade and my nephew will be in Fifth Grade.  Oh how time flies!  Seems like yesterday when I was playing pretend with those kids back home.  They are growing so fast.

My sister told me something about this ‘brigada’ thing they do before the classes starts.  It wasn’t clear to me at first because she did not elaborate what this ‘brigada’ thing really means.  I asked her what they do in the school before the enrollment begins.  She said parents have to do cleanup and weed removal using shovels.  This is a new program by the Department of Education called ‘Brigada Eskwela’ (School Brigade) focusing on school environmental cleanup, recycling, and the importance of school sanitation and hygiene.  The DepEd is teaming with parents, teachers, and other concerned people on this school maintenance program.  Well, it’s not a bad idea at all.  In fact, this will give the individuals something to engage with.  Helping the school and environment is a big deal.

Classes start on June 3, 2013.  Hopefully the balikbayan box will arrive and be delivered very soon because I sent the kids some new clothing.

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