Get Your Family Ready to Head Back to School

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Forgot your school supply list at home? No problem! Teacher Lists makes it easy to get your child’s supply list. Just go to http://www.teacherlists.com/, enter your zip code and choose your school from the list of schools in that area.

 

While your out shopping for all your back to school needs, remember that Tax Free Weekend begins on Friday, August 7th, 2015 and runs though Sunday, August 9th, 2015.

 

Elementary school students will spend an average of 943 hours in school this year. That isn’t as much time as it seems to soak up a year’s worth of knowledge. To get an idea of the kind of performance you can expect out of your child’s school see how it stacks up against the rest according to the current rankings at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2014/statelist.pdf.

 

Last, but not least, remember to stay alert and NOT to talk or text on your cell phone when driving in a school zone. 

 

 

Back to school 15 Tips for a Smooth Start
to the School Year

  1. Get back into the school year routine school starts.

  2. Collect and organize all the documents you need for the new year.

  3. Shop the sales to make supply shopping less stressful.

  4. Plan breakfast and pack lunch the night before.

  5. Schedule school days in advance so your children know exactly what to do.

 

 

 

5 Tricks for Beating the End of Summer Blues

  • Allow your kids to be involved in the planning of activities and getting ready to head back to school.

  • Look for signs in your child’s behavior, such as restless nights, and listen if they express sadness or anxiety about summer’s end.

  • Help your kids set positive goals they will achieve in the coming school year.

  • Give your child something to look forward to by marking the calendar with important dates of fun things to come throughout the rest of the year.

  • Designate a date for summer to end and plan something fun to celebrate moving into fall.

 

Resources:

http://www.parents.com/kids/development/behavioral/end-of-summer-blues/
http://comptroller.texas.gov/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/d/
http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/american-kids-will-spend-an-average-of-943-hours-in-elementary-school-this-year/