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It’s no surprise that there’s always something good to talk about at Bouse Elementary. On this page, we’ll post the latest news about student and class achievements, information about school events, and helpful articles for students and families alike. And be sure to check out our newsletter at the side of this page for up-to-date information about our school and community.

Summer Entertainment on a Dime

Summer’s here! Our kids are excited, ready for anything that doesn’t feel like school; however, we parents might be more accurately described as “anxious!” What will our kids do all day? How much will it cost us? Summer strikes fear in parents everywhere; so what are we going to do to survive the summer?

  • Check out the local community center. Centers all over the state offer low-cost programs for children of all ages, such as swimming, tennis, arts and crafts, and cooking.
  • Visit the library. Look for some great reads for the older kids and reading incentive programs for the younger ones.
  • Free movies! Many local theaters offer free or low-cost movies on weekday mornings. Check the local theater for more information.
  • Plan a “staycation.” If leaving town is not financially feasible, turn your home into a “hotel.” Grill some burgers and hot dogs, rent a movie, pop popcorn, camp out in the family room, and enjoy some great family time. Feel free to “venture” out to visit some local tourist sites—your home can be a great hotel!
  • Cruise the mall. If it’s too hot to play outside, enjoy some play time inside. Do some window shopping with air conditioning on someone else’s dime.
  • Give the kids some online time. With school out, help your kids keep up their education by allowing them some well-supervised time on the Internet.
  • Plan for some quiet time at home. We can’t be on the run every minute of the day, and everyone is happier when relaxed and rested.

We don’t have to dread summer. Yes, it may be hot and yes, it can be a challenge to keep the kids entertained on a daily basis. With a little forethought and planning, all of us can have a busy, fun-filled summer without breaking the bank!

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