No more pencils, no more books
No more teachers, dirty looks
Out for summer, out ’til fall
We might not come back at all.
School’s Out for Summer – Alice Cooper
As a kid growing up, there was nothing I looked forward to more than the words “school’s out for summer.” Not my birthday, not Christmas—nothing—could top the feeling of having three months off. Summertime meant freedom. Longer days, hot weather, pools, beaches, baseball, barbeques, and best of all, no homework!
When I became an adult, summertime took on a different feeling. There would be no more three-month breaks. I got to relive parts of that while our children were growing up. They would be as excited as I was when school ended for the year and they had a whole summer to enjoy many of the same things I did while growing up.
Then August would come. The “party” was almost over. We would be bombarded by ads reminding us that it was “back to school” time, imploring us to get new clothes, fill those backpacks with school supplies, and get ready for another year of learning. It’s gotten so big that August is now known as National Back to School Month.
August is a time for teachers to put together their lesson plans, and parents to prepare their children with everything from clothes, school supplies, and medical checkups. Charitable organizations also get into the act by hosting programs to raise funds and provide backpacks and supplies to those who may need an extra hand and help make the first day of school fun and empowering.
In the spirit of a new school year, we at Forest Lawn would like to invite you and your families to take a trip to Forest Lawn to help enhance the educational experience for your school kids. You’ll find impressive examples of Old and New World history through renowned architecture and art, including stained glass, mosaic, and bronze and marble statuary. The Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale also features informative and fascinating rotating exhibits with free admission. To learn more, visit https://forestlawn.com/museum/. We look forward to your visit.