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First Day of School!

August 18, 2022 11:19 AM | Jeanne Fox Alston (Administrator)

Janet Schiesl

Basic Organization

This month it is important to work with your budding student to get them ready for the big day.

First day of school - how exciting!

Every child is different, so you need to focus on what is best for your child.

Will they adapt well to getting up early, getting dressed, and being out the door?

A new morning routine should start a few weeks before the beginning of school so that it will be one less new thing to conquer.

Do they know where they are going?

Visiting the school and classroom, if possible, before the first official day will help ease the nerves of most little ones.

Hopefully, you’ll be able to meet the teachers, walk the halls, and check out the playground and the cafeteria.

Discuss their new schedule with them.

Will they go to a before or after-school program?

Where will they be picked up and dropped off?

By whom?

How will your family’s evening schedule change?

Do you need to set aside time for homework?

Will bedtime change?

This takes work from all involved.

You will have the most success if you have a plan and begin implementing it before the big day.

For more information, contact Janet Schiesl

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