Back to School Tips

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Back to school can be exciting, but it can also be a little nerve-racking for students and parents!

Here are some tips to help make a smooth transition:

  • We all know that kids can get a little, uh, “lazy” in the summer, staying up late and sleeping well into the morning.  Before schools starts back up, though, it’s always a good idea to practice getting back into a routine.  Have them start their routine a week or two before school starts; that will make it will make it much easier to transition when school begins.
  • New school year usually means new teachers.  Parents wonder, “Will they like their new teacher?” If little Johnny is nervous about meeting his new kindergarten teacher, some teachers welcome phone calls or visits before. It will help them get to know each other and hopefully relieve any anxiety about the unknown.
  • Sometimes new school years mean new schools!  Arrange to tour the school.  If your child starts in a different school and is nervous about finding his way around, take him to tour the new school a couple of days before. It might help them ease into it if they have a better idea of the layout of the school and location of their classes.
  • Shop for school supplies early! As we all know, sometimes the list might require 2-3 items that might be difficult to find in the local stores, and running around the day before to find those elusive supplies only causes frustration and anxiety. Planning early enough will perhaps allow you to purchase the items online and have them delivered right to your door. If you find that you need to make a major purchase, such as a new computer, remember that Eastex CU can help you with that purchase!

Your friends at Eastex CU would like everyone to have a safe, and fun learning experience this school year!  Stop by one of our locations and tell us how your year is going so far!

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