NECESSITY: The Mother of Creative Solutions!


Staying at home presents new challenges for most of us. Kids underfoot! Social distancing! Empty paper towel shelves!

But it's times like this that push us to think of new ways to live, work and play.


In this issue of The Buzz Newsletter we share some of the ways people have figured out new (and sometimes ingenious) ways of living and loving! We hope it'll spark some ideas for you.
MOMMA SAID THERE'D BE DAYS LIKE THIS!
But she never told me how hard teaching at home would be!!
Looking for some teaching-at-home ideas that will help your kids and save your sanity? Check out our Homeschool Survival Guide . Get some great time - and patience - saving tips from real homeschooling experts!
Quote of the month : " While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”
 — Angela Schwindt, home schooling mom
ANOTHER CREATIVE "AT-HOME" IDEA FOR YOU!
Bright by Text sends free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more! Bright by Text is completely free to sign up, but message and data rates may apply.
Or Text  SMARTATX to 274448
MOTHER'S DAY CRAFTS KIDS CAN MAKE
Even if you have to drop a hint, kids love to surprise moms with stay-at-home-made gifts! Here's a few ideas to help youngster's explore their creativity (and make mom smilel!)

By the way . . .
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MORE "HOW TO" PROJECTS FOR KIDS
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Looking for easy and fun projects to keep kids busy? Sign-up for our free "How-To" videos below. Each project comes with a video and free curbside supplies which we'll provide through our drive through.

Sign up below and we'll send you all the info you need!


SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!
The first 5 entries will receive a special gift from Bridges to Growth!
Deadline is May 9th!
We are amazed at all the creative ways parents, educators and caregivers are keeping kids engaged, educated and entertained during Stay Home, Stay Safe!

How are you keeping your kids engaged? Please send in your photos and a brief description of your idea in action. You may see your entry in our next newsletter and on our social media!

(By submitting your photos and information, you give The Georgetown Project and its programs permission to publish any photos, names or descriptions you provide.)
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HOW YOU CAN HELP US NOW
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#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

At The Georgetown Project, we continue to seek ways to help children, parents and educators during this challenging time. Please support us with a donation through our website now . Thank you!


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STAY HOME, STAY SAFE UPDATE
NOTICE:   The Georgetown Project is continuing to follow CDC protocol for mitigation of Covid-19, and aligning with Georgetown ISD with regards to our youth-serving, out-of-school-time programs. Here are a few updates for the week:
Program staff of The Georgetown Project is working remotely through April 30th, pursuant to the  Stay Home Stay Safe Order  issued by County Judge Bill Gravell for all individuals in Williamson County. This Order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2020, and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020. Pursuant to the exceptions for “essential services” contained within the Order, The Georgetown Project management and limited administrative staff are working in the home office throughout the Order period. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at 512-943-0074.

We will provide updates on our website as they become available.


Bridges to Growth Parent Center
is a program of
The Georgetown Project
With support from our sponsors
Our Vision:
A community where no child is hungry, hurt, alone or rejected, and where all children and youth believe they are loved, respected and treated with dignity.
Issue: May, 2020