Our Alpha Testing kiddos are heading back to school, with many navigating the world of virtual learning to start the year. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with how to best set your students up for success, we’ve rounded up some great resources for you.
Click the links below for tips on everything from setting up their “Work from Home” space to getting them back on schedule after an extended time away from the classroom!
How to Set Up a Virtual or Homeschool Learning Space for Kids
22 Remote Learning Tips For Parents Helping At Home
101 Back to School Tips for Kids and Parents
In Alpha tradition, we want to celebrate our Alpha kids as they start this new year, so send those first day of school pictures to Marianne at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15th to be featured right here on our blog!
Alpha Testing® wishes all our moms a Happy Mother’s Day! We know that our celebrations will look a little different this year, but we’ve found some resources to help you celebrate Mom, even if you can’t leave the house!
33 Things to Do with Mom on Mother’s Day
DIY Mother’s Day Cards That Kids Can Make
10 Ideas for a Quarantine-Style Mother’s Day
As warmer spring temperatures turn into our infamous Texas summer heat, Alpha Testing® is blessed to continue to serve our clients across Texas. We are thankful, now more than ever, for our team members and their commitment to our Alpha family.
A few weeks ago, we asked our team to share their Easter celebrations with us, and we got Easter eggs, coloring pages, family photos, and even a visit from the Easter bunny! Take a look at a few we photos we received.
Social distancing has kept much of the Alpha Testing® team apart. While we anxiously anticipate when we can all be back together, we have enjoyed spending more time with our loved ones and furry friends. Here is a look at some our team members and their new Work from Home (WFH) office mates!
For the past few years, the Alpha Testing® team has enjoyed the adventure of finding unique, local coffee shops and restaurants and posting our experiences here on our blog. As our daily life continues to change, we can still be community-minded and support these businesses!
Here are a few ways to help some North Texas businesses we love, both those we’ve already shared with you and some we’re excited to try!
- Take a break from home and pick up some coffee to go!
- Support businesses by purchasing online gift cards to use later:
- Dude, Sweet Chocolate – click here
- Fat Straws Bubble Tea, Co. – click here
- These restaurants and shops are offering pickup and delivery!
We look forward to sharing businesses from around Texas in the coming weeks!
After the success of our Fort Worth office’s Chili Cook-Off, last week was our Dallas office’s turn! While the chili purists of the group argued there’s only one true chili recipe, our entrants made it interesting with a myriad of creative – and delicious – varieties. All were outstanding, but after the votes were counted the awards went to:
1st Place – Brennan Scala
2nd Place– John Moreland
3rd Place– Dee Kubicki
Thanks to the Sunshine Committee for their hard work in the planning of the event, and we’re looking forward to next year!
As Texans, we’re always looking for the best new places to find great Tex-Mex food. If you’re in the Dallas Uptown area, then add Taco Lingo to your list! Taco Lingo opened in 2019, bringing hand-pressed tortillas, made in house of course, filled with high quality ingredients.
We tried a little bit of everything, including the chicken & waffles taco, steak and eggs, and huevos rancheros, but the big surprise on the menu is definitely their cinnamon rolls! Make sure to order at least two, because one definitely won’t be enough for your group.
Check out Taco Lingo at https://www.tacolingo.com/!
Alpha Testing® is excited to announce our new Employee Assistance Program with LifeWorks! This service is available 24/7, and connects our Alpha team to information, tips, and updates to support our well-being and success at work. It even rewards us with special offers and Perks, helping our team save money (who doesn’t love that?)!
LifeWorks provides resources for numerous situations including adoption issues, grief and loss, and stress. For more information head to https://alpha-testing.lifeworks.com/ or contact Karen Rodriguez, HR Director, at email@example.com.
Our Fort Worth office held their inaugural Chili Cook-Off last Friday, with nearly 20 entries for this year’s contest! There was a little bit of everything, including mild chili, spicy chili, beef chili, pork chili, and everything in between.
Congratulations to this year’s Chili Champ, Justin Rose, and his venison chili! They also crowned a Chili Chump, Marnie Quedensley, whose entry didn’t quite finish at the top of the voting.
Thank you to everyone who participated, and we can’t wait to have even more entries next year!
Alpha Testing’s Founder’s Award is given annually to those who best epitomize the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of Alpha. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Henok Abebe and Samson Ayalew (Dallas), Nicole Hall (Fort Worth), Mark Lanham (Houston), and Andrew Lamb (San Antonio).