September Newsletter 2018
Welcome Back to School!
Please Remember We Do Not Have School on Labor Day
We had an amazing first week of school. The kids were so happy to be back and the staff were more than ready to have them back. Our hope is that it will only get better as the year goes on. Labor Day is Monday, school will not be in session. We will see you on Tuesday at 8:30am.
2nd Annual March for Peace and Equality
Friday, Sep. 21st, 9pm
7260 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA
Tips For Keeping Your Child Organized
Kids are so motivated at the beginning of the school year and pay extra attention to keep themselves organized. For some, this comes very naturally and others it may be a challenge. Below are a few tips for keeping your child's backpack organized throughout the school year.
1. Find a backpack that matches your child’s needs.
Make sure the backpack you choose is sturdy and has multiple compartments and zipper pockets. But if your child gets frustrated looking for things or has a hard time with zippers, don’t go overboard on the compartments. Instead, opt for Velcro and fewer pockets.
2. Start with an empty backpack.
If your child has a brand-new backpack, you’re ready to organize. If you’re starting with a backpack you already have, empty it out and start from scratch.
3. Sort and group school supplies.
Help your child sort school supplies into clearly defined categories. For instance, put pens, pencils and highlighters together. Match up notebooks with folders and books.
4. Map out the backpack.
Once everything has a place, help your child draw a picture of the backpack, labeling it with what goes where. This backpack “map” reminds her where things go when packing up for the next day.
5. Make a school-to-home-to-school folder.
Give your child a folder for all the papers the teachers passes out. Remind your child that this folder needs to come home at the end of the day. Check the folder each afternoon and take out anything that doesn’t need to go back.
6. Schedule a regular time to do a backpack check-in.
To prevent your child’s backpack from getting disorganized, set aside a regular time for backpack check-ins. Depending on your child’s challenges, you could do this task together every Sunday night, every two weeks, or monthly. This is a good time to get rid of all that crumb and tissue buildup.
Hopefully using these tips will keep your child organized all year and teach them some fantastic lifelong skills.