Back to School
Move over, summer--a new school year is coming! With the start of school, everyone faces new organization challenges.
School bells ring--and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework stream into the house. Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round of sports, activities and events, and calendars fill with notes.
Can the holidays be far behind? Get organized now for the best school year ever! Use these ideas to prepare your home for the busy days ahead.
- The first day of school is no time for a drastic adjustment of household sleep schedules. Instead, ease back into a school year routine gradually.
- Don't neglect mealtimes! Plan meals and snacks to coincide with the rituals of school days before the school year begins.
- Nothing calms school year chaos like Calendar Central: a centralized site for all calendars and schedules. You'll need a event calendar to track after-school activities, school programs and volunteer work. Add specialized calendars and schedules, and you have it: a one-stop shop for time management.
- Plan before you shop! With back-to-school sales beginning in mid-July, tardy shoppers have a tough time locating needed supplies. Similarly, ask the school for classroom supply lists before shopping for school supplies.
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Keep Abberly Green Clean
Recently we have noted a bicycles and boxes in the breezeways of many buildings.
As stated in your Resident Handbook under Storage, “…it is a fire hazard to store any items, including bicycles in the breezeways, stairwells or common areas of the buildings.”
We strive to keep Abberly Green a clean and beautiful place to call home. Please assist your neighbors and us by immediately removing these items from the breezeways and patios. All items left in breezeways will be disposed of by the management staff.
- 8 ounces whole-wheat thin spaghetti, vermicelli or angel hair
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1/4 cup pitted chopped Spanish or Greek olives
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves or 1 teaspoon dried
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, preferably "no salt added"
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh arugula
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add pasta and cook according to the directions on the package.
While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet over a medium flame. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the parsley, olives, capers, anchovy paste, oregano and crushed red pepper to the skillet, and saute for 2 minutes more. Add the tomatoes and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in the arugula and simmer for 1 minute more, until the greens wilt slightly.
When the pasta is done, drain it and add it to the skillet, tossing it with the sauce to combine. Top with grated cheese.
Dates to Remember:
- August 3rd – National Mustard Day
- August 9th – National Book Lovers Day
- August 19th –National Aviation Day
- August 26th – MGSD First Day of School
Saturday, August 10th • 10:00am—1:00pm
Items We Need:
Furniture, Lighting, Building materials, Housewares, Home décor, Linens, Electronics, Books, Antiques
Our Towns Habitat ReStores accept new and gently used donations that are resold at a fraction of their retail value in our ReStores. Open to the public, the ReStore offers a great variety of quality items for anyone looking for a good deal. All the funds raised from Our Towns Habitat ReStores go to the affiliate to help serve more families.
To donate, simply bring your items to the Club House on Saturday, August 10th between 9:30 am and 12pm and a Habitat ReStore representative will give you a donation receipt.