Let me help you get ready for your child’s first day of the new school year…
Starting a new year can be challenging at first… parents have to change their daily routine, kids have to get ready for class again, and time flies by.
Some simple tips to assist your family in getting ready for the new year at Achiever Christian School!
Achiever provides parents with a Parent School Packet to complete before the coming school year begins. This packet includes what is required to be submitted before class starts. All forms are available online to be downloaded and printed, and then turned in. You’ll want to make doctor’s appointments during this time too.
Two weeks before school kicks off:
Achiever provides an online service to purchase required school supplies called SchoolToolBox.com. This is our preferred online vendor for supplies, and it acts as a fundraiser and service project at the same time. In addition, they work with Feed My Starving Children and for every toolbox purchased, one meal is donated! We have found our families love this service and were able to enjoy their summer knowing their supplies were in the mail! You can still go shopping for fun new shoes, backpacks and lunchboxes. I found a great new lunch box (YUMBOX) for my daughter on Amazon. It fits nicely in her Pottery Barn Kids monogrammed lunchbox too!
I’ve also found that preparing an more interactive homework station can be helpful… my first grader daughter uses the kitchen table to do homework. I’ve also borrowed a few ideas from blogger Landeelu to help stay organized and look cool. Also, our second grade teacher held a Summer Creative Writing Class for students and she made a helpful study board for my daughter:
One week before school kicks off:
It’s helpful to adjust the sleep patterns a week prior school beginning. I’m sure they are staying up and waking up later than normal lately! At Achiever, we have a “Drop-In Day” which is the friday before the first day of school. Families drop in with their school supplies and meet the teacher, see their classroom, find their desk and reconnect with friends. We also hold our New Family Orientation & Luncheon that day.
The night before school kicks off:
Pack a healthy snack and lunch with a special note to your child (please include a bottled water as well). Include any extra supplies or forms in your child’s backpack. Do something fun for your child, we got this idea from Theresa at Coffee Beans and Kisses. Your child will be sure to start the day in a good mood!
First day of school:
Wake up early and provide a small healthy breakfast to start the day. A special way to help an anxious child is to create a “Thinking of You” bracelet, we got this idea from Shannon of Fairfield County Moms Blog. You can make one together or buy a special one your child would like. This will help your child throughout the day as a reminder that you support them. We provide a fun back-to-school photo booth with fun props. Families are invited to arrive early that day to take pictures, and enjoy donuts and coffee.
Following these helpful steps will guide you to a successful First Day Of School!
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