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Awesome Apps for Back to School

It’s that time again…back to school. The school year is a busy time and before you know it, you’re juggling schedules and stressed to the max. We’ve got the perfect apps that will simplify your school year and help you avoid stress.

Check out our TOP 5 APPS for back to school:

The all in one organizer! Cozi is a super simple family organizer. Track multiple schedules, appointments, and recipes. Create and share grocery lists, to dos and chores in real time—all on one app. The best part is that it’s free! Get Cozi

Shop smart and save some $. School supplies tend to run low in stores days before school begins, so get started now to stay ahead of the crowds. Download the RedLaser App. It allows you to scan or search for items locally and on-line to ensure you get the best possible deal. Like a product, deal or store? Save it to your favorites with one tap. RedLaser also saves the info from your store loyalty cards, so no need to carry all of those in your wallet! Get RedLaser

Volunteer. VolunteerSpot is great for coordinating parent helpers for school or after-school activities. Whether you are homeroom parent or in charge of the team snack schedule, this app is for you! Quickly schedule jobs and items needed, invite parents to sign-up, and send reminders. Get VolunteerSpot

Don’t lose a single memory! The Artkive app makes it easy to store and organize your child’s artwork and projects. Take a photo, select the child who created it and the app tags the image with their name, grade and date. You can share with family and friends on social media or order a hardcover book of memories. Get Artkive

Keep track of the kids. The Life360 Family Locator app helps keep track of your kids when you’re at work or on the go. Register your child’s phone (doesn’t have to be a smartphone) and see their location on a map. Your kids can “check-in” when they arrive at their destination and you’ll be notified that they arrived safely. Create a “family circle” so all family members can see where each person is and message each other. Get Life360 Family Locator

These apps will make your life easier!

Heart Health


Healthy Hearts Logo APPLESimple School Lunch Ideas

These lunch ideas are quick, easy, delicious and heart healthy. Our Registered Dietitian has created a 2-week printable meal plan to help you get started. Follow these quick and easy tips for lunches the kids will love!

Jessica Enders, RD
Aim to pack lunches that are simple to throw together and well-balanced.

Jessica Enders, Registered Dietitian, has some tips and tricks for packing your school lunches.
Lunch Printable: 2-Week Meal Plan
Tips for packing your kid’s lunch:
  1. Recruit their help – Kids are much more likely to eat what they picked out.
  2. Special touches – A cute container with food compartments adds some fun and is easy to pack. (Plus, they’re reusable, which will help you save money!)
    Yum Lunch Box $28 – they come in really fun colors
    Bentology $19 – also really fun colors that you can mix and match and a bit cheaper.
    Rubbermaid Lunchblox $15 – containers you can mix and match.
  3. Add variety – No one likes eating the same thing everyday, so be sure to switch it up often. Utilize leftovers when possible and when in doubt, search Pinterest for new ideas.
  4. Don’t skimp on dessert – A small treat is the perfect way to get your kids excited about packing their lunch.
  5. Keep it simple – Packing lunches doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming!
Keep your kids full and focused all day!

Check out more Bento Lunch Ideas on our Pinterest page:

Follow Children’s Heart Center Nevada’s board School Lunch Ideas on Pinterest.

Children’s Heart Foundation


Show Your Heart 5k Run and 1.7 Mile Fun Walk

CHF-Logo---No-textChildren’s Heart Foundation’s new community event will bring runners and Heart Heroes from across the Vegas Valley together to raise awareness for congenital heart conditions. So lace up and show your heart!

Click Here for Details

Upcoming Events


Mark Your Calendar!

Children’s Heart Center and Children’s Heart Foundation have a lot going on from month to month. Here’s a run down of what’s happening in August.

August 10 – 5:00 to 6:00pm
Heart2Heart Bereavement Support Group
Description: This cost-free support group provides emotional support and assistance to those who have experienced pregnancy loss or the death of a child under the age of 1 year old. Under the direction of Dr. Beth Creel, Grief Counselor, this group meets the 2nd Monday of each month (subject to change) at Children’s Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Parkway, Ste 515, Las Vegas.
RSVP Required: Please contact Dr. Beth Creel bcreel@www.childrensheartcenter.com, Irma Casanova icasanova@www.childrensheartcenter.com or call 702-732-1290.
August 14 – 5:30 to 6:30pm
CANCELLED – Heart & Soul Discussion Group – Las Vegas
Description: Children’s Heart Foundation hosts a cost-free discussion group for families who have a child with a congenital heart condition. Under the direction of Dr. Beth Creel, Grief Counselor, this group meets the second Friday of each month (subject to change) at Children’s Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Parkway, Ste 515, Las Vegas.
RSVP Required: Please contact Dr. Beth Creel bcreel@www.childrensheartcenter.com or call 702-732-1290.

Thank you!

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