Believe it or not some kids will be going back to school in a week. Others have until September. We are right in the middle and will be going back mid August.
Each year the elementary and middle school students are given a list of recommended supplies for your child to bring to class. The list is not mandatory, as they cannot require you to supply the class room, but if you don’t help, guess who takes the brunt of the expense? Teachers.. Teachers spend a lot of their own money to make sure their classroom is properly equipped with supplies.. A recent Staples survey found that 65% of parents of teens say teachers in their community do not have all the supplies they need.
This summer, Katy Perry and Staples have teamed up to “Make Roar Happen” by celebrating and supporting teachers nationwide this back-to-school season.
Have you ever had a teacher that changed your life? Or one that has helped you in your child’s educational development? I have been very lucky in the teachers my children have had. In fact, I was very impressed with Honey’s 2nd grade teacher. Her teacher used to teach 4th grade but recently stepped in to teach the 2nd grade class. Honey came home to tell me about this large project they were doing in school on dinosaurs and at first I thought it was above her grade level. However, as the project took form I realized just how important the skills she was learning were.
There are many times when the boys are doing projects I have had to help them get started, teach them how to do the research and get it together. Honey’s teacher was doing all of this at an early age so that when they got to a point in their educational careers they would have the skills they needed to do the projects on their own. Teachers play such an important role in our child’s life; it is imperative that they have the tools to successfully educate our youth!
Everyone can join Staples and Katy Perry this summer to “Make Roar Happen” by donating $1 to DonorsChoose.org at their local Staples store or at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen. Donations will be used to fund classroom projects in the community where the donation was made. Check out some cool prizes you could win, just for getting involved!
- Staples customers who spend $10 or more will qualify for a chance to win tickets to one of Katy Perry’s performances during the North American leg of the Prismatic World Tour. Contest terms and conditions can be found on Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen.
- Fans have a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to meet Katy Perry and attend her concert on September 19 at the Staples Center by entering the #MakeRoarHappen Video Sweepstakes. Everyone is invited to create videos ‘Roaring’ about their educational goals, inspirational teachers, or how education has positively affected their lives. To enter, upload your ‘Roar’ video at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen. Entries must be submitted before 11:59 PM ET on September 3, and participants must be 18 years or older. Participants are encouraged to share their videos on their social channels using the hashtag #MakeRoarHappen. See official rules at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen.
I’m so excited to help promote this worthy cause and give you a chance to win an amazing prize. You can enter below to win a guitar autographed by Katy Perry herself. My daughter would be so excited. Good Luck!