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  • Writer's pictureTeam Clancy

Tips to Get You and Your Kids Back-to-School Ready

Summer break, while fun, is notorious for breaking routines. This is especially true for children. How can you get your children back into the swing of things before school starts? As a little preparation can go a long way, take a look at these tips to get your children, and you, back-to-school ready:

  • Get your kids back on a regular sleep schedule

  • Shop for school supplies - and don’t forget an agenda!

  • Set a routine - and stick to it!

  • Organize backpack & supplies

  • Set goals for the school year (other than good grades)

  • Designate a study space for your children

  • Keep a family calendar to organize holidays/activities. Take this one step further by using a color coding system to match family member to activity.

Gull Lake District Calendar:

Aug. 21 – 9th Grade Orientation & 12th Grade Orientation (Drop-In)

Aug. 23 – 10th Grade Orientation (Drop-In) & 11th Grade Orientation (Drop-In)

Aug. 28 – Curriculum Night, Middle School New Student/6th Grade/Accelerated Students Orientation, 6th – 8th Grade Open House

Aug. 29 – Ryan Intermediate Curriculum Night

Sept. 4 – First Day of School

Dec. 24-Jan. 4 – Winter Break

Apr. 1-5 – Spring Break

Visit the school website for updates to the calendar throughout the year.

The back-to-school shopping season is fast-approaching. While you don't have to get started quite yet, you can start making a list - do your children need new notebooks? A new backpack? Etc. If you are short on time, try something different – shop online and pick up your order at the curb. Not only will this save you time, but it may also save you some money. What businesses offer this service? Target and Walmart. Take it one step further and order your supplies on Amazon and have them shipped directly to your doorstep. If you have Prime, shipping is free.

Do you have any questions about Gull Lake or its surrounding area? Give us a call. We are always available to help!

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