Back to School – Getting Back in the Groove
Many schools are back in session, with others soon to begin. For many families, this may be an opportune time to reorganize. This means everything from designating spaces for backpacks and quiet places to do homework, to setting up a calendar, possibly color-coding it for everyone’s various activities. This may also mean updating phone numbers, teachers’ contact info, and carpool arrangements. Make a plan to know when and where your kids are, and who they’re with.
Whether you’re a parent or not, this is the time of year to be more aware of kids in and around the roadways, especially during morning commutes. Familiarize yourself with bus stops and routes. Drive cautiously and with extreme focus, and change your route or departure time to have a stress-free commute.
Do your part to support your local school and students. Sponsor kids for fundraisers and contribute any viable goods and services. You’d be amazed how just a little bit helps. A neighborhood with a thriving school and successful kids creates a strong community.