Back to school can be a challenge for the whole family. Here are 5 quick tips to start the school year off right.
1. Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is critical for a child to be successful in school. Studies show children who do not get enough sleep have difficulty concentrating and learning as well as they can. Set a consistent bedtime for your child and stick with it every night. The optimal amount of sleep for younger children is 10-12 hours per night and for adolescents (13-18 years of age) is in the range of 8-10 hours per night.
2. Eat Healthy
Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, and have better concentration and more energy. Pack a healthy snack for morning recess and lunch for midday. Baymonte’s hot lunch service begins Tuesday, September 3 and our menu can be found here. Hot lunch tickets can be purchased in the school office for $6.
3. Develop a Morning Routine
Take steps to make the morning less hectic and get everyone out of the door on time. This may include packing backpacks and school lunches, and choosing outfits the night before. Be sure to wake up earlier to give everyone time to get ready and to school on time. Our school start times are posted here. If you arrive late your child must get a tardy slip in the school office.
4. Developing Good Homework & Study Habits
Create an environment that is conducive to doing homework starting at a young age. Children need a consistent work space in their bedroom or another part of the home that is quiet, without distractions, and promotes study. Schedule enough time for homework after school each day.
5. Get Involved
There are several ways to get to know your child’s new teacher, meet other Baymonte families, and get involved.
- Baymonte’s Parent Teacher Fellowship is hosting a coffee social the first day of school, Wednesday, August 28, 7:30am-9:00am. Enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with our teachers and other parents.
- Save the date for Baymonte’s Back to School Night on Thursday, September 5 at 7:00pm.
- Attend PTF’s first meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 3:00pm.