• Welcome Back Students!

  • Welcome Back Students!   

    It’s often difficult for kids to get back into “school mode” after a long break. And this is especially true after the holidays.

    Getting kids to abandon new toys and all the delicious foods they enjoyed over break can be a challenge, but here are some steps you can take to make the transition less painful.


    1. Start preparing your kids for school a few days before it resumes.

    Have them make a list of things they’d like to do in the new school year – not resolutions but goals to achieve. For instance, reading more books or getting better grades.

    Talk to your children about how they would like to accomplish their goals, and then together, as a family you can help them make plans to achieve those goals.


    1. Remind them of what they can look forward to

    Coming back from a long break can be jarring for kids. Help keep them upbeat and motivated by reminding everyone that spring (and spring break!) is just around the corner. And although it may be a little chilly outside, it won’t last long.


    1. Keep a school calendar of events nearby.

    Talk about upcoming class projects or reports on the horizon and remind them about planned field trips. Make sure all fun events hold a prominent place on their school calendar.

    Stickers are always a creative way to remind them special events. Coloring a special date with crayons or markers will also help to remind everyone of what is ahead. This creates excitement for the remainder of the school year.


    1. Begin an earlier bedtime a few days before school starts and stick to it.

    Your kids will be well rested and eager to see their friends again. Encourage a hearty breakfast in the morning and send them off to school with a smile.


    Enjoying school is important for your child’s academic success.  Both parents and teachers can help pave the way to a bright and happy future if everyone is on the same page. Learning can and will become something to look forward to if that’s how it’s modeled at home.

    We hope you and your children had a wonderful holiday break.  Welcome back!  We look forward to answering any questions you may have and helping your children reach their goals.