August means one month till school starts, so parent's everywhere are starting to think about back to school shopping and activities. Here is a list of some upcoming events you parents may want to think about.
Receiving you Back to School Packages
Many schools in the region have started mailing out packages to parents with back to school information. If you child is in a new school, you may want to read over this information, especially the parent-student handbook. You may also need to submit copies of health cards or other medical information, so have that prepared.
Back to School Shopping
Many of the 'mommy-bloggers' agree that there are two ways to do back to school shopping: really early, or really late. If you're right in the middle, that's when you end up paying through the nose.
Early August is a great time to go through what your child already has including school supplies and clothing. Then you can hit the stores before the big end of August rush. If you find that your child has enough materials to get them through the first few weeks, then wait until the end of September to buy your back to school supplies and save a few bucks!
Finding a Tutor
Many parents realize their child needs a tutor too late, and finding a tutor right before high school exams or end of semester projects can be a nightmare. Instead, look up some organizations that offer tutors right away in September. This will also allow your child to get into a routine with their tutor, setting them up for long-term success.
After School Activities
We mentioned in our previous posts how Mississauga breeds world class athletes. But creating such successful programs means that early registration is key. Dance studios, basketball teams and hockey leagues have already started registering for the new year. Make sure to talk with your child about the activities they want to be involved in and sign up.
We hope these tips will be useful, and set everyone up for an enjoyable school year!