Back to School!

back to schoolWe hope you’ve had fun and been able to relax this summer. But we have to think about school! Only two weeks away!

The New Haven schools website has changed, and the new address is

back-to-school-suppliesYou can find out what school you’re closest to, where to go to enroll, and what you need to enroll.

One thing that can make going back to school exciting is getting new supplies – although sometimes your new teacher wants you to wait until school starts because they have a special list of what is needed. But you can find general lists, and sometimes your local store will have lists they’ve gotten early from the school district or you can find one on the school website. Good Housekeeping has The Ultimate Back-to-School Shopping Lists From Kindergarten to College

alarm clockDuring the summer bedtimes and morning schedules might have become a bit casual, so it’s time to start getting back on track. Set regular times to go to bed at night and get up in the morning. Get back in the habit of eating breakfast –  breakfast is very important!

clean clothesIt’s never too early to be responsible – about getting up and dressed without an argument, eating a good breakfast, planning outfits, brushing your teeth. Help yourself by being responsible in other ways: put your shoes where you can find them; dirty clothes go in the hamper; fold and put away the clean clothes so you know where to find them. Before school starts is a great time to go through your wardrobe to find items you’ve outgrown or need repair. has some great suggestions for parents “to plan ahead, [i]dentify strategies and approaches to stay organized, to help ease… seamlessly back into school and to manage… stress.”

Enjoy the end of summer, but don’t forget to gear up for change! Make this the BEST YEAR EVER!!



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