Katy Girl/Boy Scouting Event At La Centerra

Join Boy/Girl Scouts Today!


Yesterday, my kids and I attended the “Step Into Scouting”  family fun event at La Centerra in Katy.   (I plan to do a post about La Centerra later because of its “Back To The Future” towne square vibe.)

It has been difficult for me to find troops/packs for my kids in my elementary school.   In my opinion, I feel that parents in my school zone are not familiar with the concept of scouting and that the school is really not doing anything to provide information to the community about kid-centered events.  That is why I am hoping that my blog reaches the parents in the area.

The booths featured activities that scouts participate in throughout the year like tye dye shirts and making crafts.  There were native American dance demonstrations, cheerleaders, cook-out samples and an obstacle course called the “Pyramid of Death”.

 If you missed this fun event, then check out the dates and times below for locations where the scouts will be forming troops/packs/dens etc:

Girl Scouts-Website for Katy area Girl Scouts

  • September 2nd- Crosspoint Church-Westgreen @ Kingland – 6:30 PM
  • September 9th McRobert’s Elementary – Fry Rd @ Misty Cove – 7:00 PM
  • September 11th – Golbow Elementary – Lakes of Bridgewater – 7:00 PM
  • September 16th – Sundown Elementary – Franz Rd.  – 7:00 PM
  • For more information contact:  Diane Parker – dmparker64@comcast.net


Boy ScoutsAll Katy ISD Schools will host a join scouting night on Thursday, September 18th.

  • September 18th – West Memorial School Cafeteria – 7:00 PM
  • September 18th – Rylander Elementary School Cafetera – 7:00 PM
  • Contact Michelle Phillips at 713-865-9101 or michelle.phillips@shac.org for more information

Family Weekend Car Trip To East Texas

Palestine, Texas Scenic View
Oakwood, Texas Scenic View Highway 79

We took I-45 to Highway 79 towards Tyler.  Just thought I would share a couple of pictures.  Best place to eat in Tyler, Longview or Livingston:

Bodacious BBQ

Kids Can Join the Girl/Boy Scouts in Katy

Join Scouts

Join Scouts

Be sure to attend the 1st annual “Step Into Scouting” this Saturday, August 30th at La Centerra shopping center in Katy (Grand Parkway/99 and Cinco Ranch).

Time:  4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Parents want their kids in the scouts but due to Katy ISD’s “no flyer” policy many parents do not have a clue about community activities in the area.  Please spread the word about the scouting event to other families in the Houston area.

If you missed the event, then please contact the people below for more information. 

Here are the contact names and numbers for the scouts:

Girl Scouts of Jacinto Council

Kathy Denton 



Boy Scouts – Texas Skies District

Dennis Cornwell



Wendy Freaney

218-394-5942 (try 281-394-5942)

Check out my other post about girl/boy scouts.

Posting Slowdown……

Due to employment interviews, family emergencies and an evil virus on my desktop,  I have not been spreading the information on my blog.

Please send happy thoughts my way.

School Year Calendar For Every School in Houston Area

Check out KHOU’s site where parents can find a collective list of all school calendars and holidays in the Harris County area including:














School Shopping For A 1st Grader

First Grade Rocks

First Grade RocksFashions For First Graders

My son will be in 1st grade this year.  You know the grade level where everything gets all serious. 

On the first day of school, he will rock (wear) the red shirt above that says “First Grade Rocks”  along with pants I constructed out of bandannas.

If you like the shirt check out Veri Meri Tees.  They do not have a store in the Houston area so that means you have to order online.  I must add that at this time the 1st grade shirt is sold out but they do have the “Kinder Rocks” and “Pre-K rocks” shirts in stock plus other designs like a dog and rocket.  I wish they had a “Fourth Grade Flies”  or something like that for my daughter.

Veri Meri  also has a design-a-t-shirt contest where kids can design t-shirt online and submit it to the site for a vote.  If your kid has the winning design, then he/she wins a shirt and becomes a designer on Project Runway (ha ha).  Not only does your sweetie win a free shirt but they also get a cut of the proceeds from the sale of their winning design.

PTA people might want to check this site out for a great fund raising idea.  The kids at the school get to design a shirt, vote and then a percent of the proceeds from the sale of the shirt go to that school.  This idea has got to be better than that Entertainment Book.

Each shirt comes with a matching tattoo with the same image as the shirt.  How about a tattoo that has my child’s name on them.

School Supply Shopping For Writing Tablets In Houston

Westside Learning Spot is a teacher supply store but a parent can find everything a student needs including many of those hard-to-find items on the school supply lists like writing tablets and construction paper. 
If convenience not price is what you need, then shop here and avoid the lines.
You will find in the store the type of stuff that teachers have in their classrooms. 
I buy manuscript charts and spelling charts for my kids.  The charts really help my kids when they are doing their homework.  Also, parents can purchase workbooks and hands-on math kits for your students for that extra help at home. 
Big Chief Tablet

Big Chief Tablet

If your parents had to buy one of these for you when you were in school, then you are probably my age. 

Want to know where in Houston to buy one?

Westside Learning Spot aka Southwest Teacher Supply

They are located on the Barker Cypress exit feeder road on I-10.

School Supplies