Clorox Power A Bright Future Program and Giveaway

Moving from elementary school to middle school wasn’t as difficult for my daughter as we thought. We had right to be concerned as she had a few rough years in elementary school. She’s been a sensitive child since birth and add to this that I became seriously ill right before Kindergarten.

It was tough for her to be separated from me, but her Kindergarten teacher worked with her individually. This continued each year as her teachers and the staff at the school helped her and us with issues that came up.

She wasn’t babied, but she was understood. She was cared for and taught coping skills. The administrators’ and teachers’ doors and phones were always open to us. We had meetings whenever they were needed. By fifth grade, my daughter was much more confident. She had less fears. She was independent. She was ready to go to middle school!

There is so much that went into helping our daughter.  Teachers, counselors and staff were involved. She had “specials”, which were music, art and community service classes, which she thrived in. The atmosphere of empathy was and still is alive in her elementary school. That is what helps children grow up to be the best they can. My older daughter is proof of this as she attended the same school years ago. She is now 23 with a Master’s Degree in Library Science, working as a Librarian.

Did I mention this school is a Title One school? Budget cuts hit it hard. Spanish and community service class were cut. Teachers buy supplies out of their pockets. There are lots of fundraisers, too many in fact. Every year, there’s a Thanksgiving meal for students and family members because so many go hungry. But there is always lots of love to go around.

I still volunteer and promote this school for all it does. And now as part of the Clorox Power A Bright Future grant program, I can nominate our school for a chance to win a $50,000 grand-prize grant or one of three $20,000 grants to help provide critically needed resources to school programs that enrich kids’ lives and create brighter futures. In November, four schools will be chosen to receive grants and the opportunity to impact the lives of children in their communities.

You can do the same at the Clorox website. Besides nominating your school and voting, you can try to win a variety of daily prizes including supplies for your school and coupons for Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, Clorox® Regular-Bleach and Clorox2.

Giveaway: To spread the word about the Clorox Power A Bright Future program, one lucky reader of Brain Foggles will win a Clorox Giveaway Bag including – Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Dr. Harley Rotbart’s book Germ Proof Your Kids, Clorox Hand Sanitizer, Tissues, Fun Stickers, Crazy Cutting Scissors, Markers, Pencils and Crayons

The Rules:

1. Contest starts now and ends September 10 midnight EST.
2. Open to adults 18 and over from the US
3. One submission per household.
4. Winner will be chosen by Random.org.
5. Winner have 2 days to claim prize via email.
6. Have fun and tell your friends.

How To Enter:

For One Entry For Each Below: (please leave a separate comment for each entry)

1. Leave a comment about something that you like about a school, either your child’s, your own, etc.
2. Follow ConnieFoggles on Twitter and leave your Twitter name as a comment.
3. Follow RobynsWorld on Twitter and leave your Twitter name as a comment.
4. This giveaway is part of the Back To School Connection Event! Visit the main page and grab our Back To School button and share it on your blog for an extra entry into this and every giveaway during the event!
5. Tweet this exactly. You may tweet this daily: (leave a link to your tweet or your Twitter ID)

#Win a school supply bag @ConnieFoggles PL RT http://bit.ly/bT63TD #CloroxBrightFuture

Although this giveaway isn’t geared for tweens and teens, the Clorox Power A Bright Future program is. Middle schools and high schools can be nominated.

Disclosure: I was compensated for writing and promoting this post by The Motherhood and Clorox.

For all Back To School Connection giveaways visit here.

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  1. One of my local elementary schools goes out it’s way to help their students. The teachers are willing to stay after school to give them extra help. They do special things for their lower income students, like give them backpacks,etc.
    It is a great school.
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  2. My son is in a classroom that is partnered with another – team teaching. They spend 1/2 day in each classroom where one classroom is for reading/phonics while the other teacher teaches science/math. They flip-flop after lunch….

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  5. I loved school as a kid, and I was really fortunate to attend excellent private schools. My parents worked lots of overtime to pay tuition!

    My MIL is an elementary school teacher in Gary, Indiana. I’m sure you can imagine the challenges she faces with her students and the budget restraints she is under. She’s constantly reaching into her own pocket to provide her class with the bare necessities, as more and more teachers are.

  6. I always loved school, and I am so blessed that my daughter is the same! We had huge budget cuts for our school too. No new books will be purchased and we are over capacity in our classes!
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  10. i like that our preschool is willing to work with kids in the throes of potty training. otherwise our 3-year-old would have to sit out another year!

  11. I like our oldest’s High School, they have done so much for him with his special needs. This year they purchased a netbook for him to use in his classes, he returns at the end of the day. Makes doing class work so much easier for the teachers and him.

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  15. I love our new school, because, it’s a small town school and has a wonderful community feel to it. And more than anything – I absolutely love our band program! All three of my kids are in marching and concert band and we just love our band family!
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  17. i think my sons director has a great knowledge of both his jitters and mine…haha (preschool)
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    I like at my grandsons school they have the kids clean their hands before coming into the room,they do this everytime they go in an out of the room

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  24. I love how the parents are always involved in the sports, art, band and fund raisers at their school. We are a very tight school district and all of th teachers and parents are very involved and that is what I love the most.
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  27. My favorite thing about my son’s school is that it is a German immersion school. I think it is so important to expose children to a second language as soon as possible. Thanks for the chance!

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  30. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I like that all of us college student both of us that are older and the younger ones are encouraged to work on group projects and that everyone’s imput is valuable.

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  43. at my child’s school they have friendly staff

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  47. I love my kids’ principal. He is so much fun. He makes the rounds saying hi to every single class, every day. I was scared of my principal when I was a kid and they love theirs!

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