With the new school year quickly approaching it is time to ask ourselves 'Are we Ready?'
If your child is enrolled at Triangle Academy this fall, they were likely in at least one camp this summer. Luckily that means likely your child is ready to get back there and have more fun. However, there are a few other things we have to do to prepare ourselves and our children over the next several weeks.
- Readjust bed times - If your child stayed up later over the summer months to enjoy the longer days, now is the time to readjust them to their school-year hours. Getting them back on this schedule now will help prevent the early morning sleepy-heads when school starts.
- Update your paperwork - If you did not have updated paperwork when you registered, please make sure that your child's latest medical records and immunizations are on file with the school.
- Get online! Triangle Academy now has a secure portal for our families to make communication and information sharing easier. Log into your account to update your address, phone number, emergency contacts, payment information as well as view any balances and future payments.
- Get your child mentally prepared - Talk about preschool and all the exciting activities they will participate in, friends they will meet. Read books about going to preschool or going back to school. Review school safety with your child from always holding hands in the parking lot with your parent to not unbuckling in carpool until the vehicle has stopped and is in park.
- Supplies - Luckily at preschool we do not need a giant list of school supplies but it is still fun to get a new box of crayons or a fun new lunch box. Keep it small but make it fun and get your child a new tee-shirt or Triangle Academy tote bag to get them excited.
Now, the biggest question is are You mentally prepared? The closer I get to the beginning of school, where my youngest of 3 boys will be starting preschool for the first time, the more anxious I get. I know I have been through this twice before and I know I have 3 more years of preschool. Is it strange that I feel the Empty Nest coming on? If you are feeling anxious like me, plan a time to reflect when your kids start school. While you are emotional, journal some of your favorite memories of the baby times and take note of their exciting new adventures. Enjoy this time with your child and have fun watching them explore and grow!