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August 15, 2017

Back To School: Stationery, Uniforms And New Teachers


Meta: A guide on how to get ready for the new school year now.


The looming of the new school year in just over a month means the end to many things, from late mornings and late nights to pajama Mondays to Netflix binges and summer. However, it is also the beginning of many things, from new stationery packs – always the most fun thing in the world is to pick out which superhero or cartoon character will be gracing your pencil case, or the purchasing of new clothes and finally getting to meet new teachers.


The endless lists are supplied every year, and while for some grades an infamous plethora of art supplies are prerequisite – hello kindergarten, other grades are more in line with the ten thousand and one textbooks and a couple pens to see you through the year, thank goodness for high school.

Whatever phase your child is currently in, a good idea would be to make a day out of the experience of shopping for his supplies, to eliminate the angst surrounding the trip or if your school has the option, then simply order the pack from them and they may even deliver it to his class on his first day.

However, if you order the kit, your child is unlikely to get a Batman, Minion or Barbie pencil case, as it is normally split into two generic options in solid colors for boys and girls. Nothing too exciting, but will save you from the day long outing to the mall, with a child who ultimately wants to stop halfway through and eat or, in worst case scenario, wants to go home.


Now while all schools in the US may not require uniforms to be worn, most schools have some form of a dress code, therefore it would be wise to acquaint yourself and your child with the guidelines. Many schools advocate for modesty within skirt length, leggings that are not sheer, some do not allow crop tops, many prohibit tank tops, muscle tanks, sleeveless tops and dresses.

Other possibly disallowed clothing items or accessories include, body piercings, t-shirts with slogans that could promote hate speech, violence or antagonize others, no shirts that are too open within the chest area, no exposing of one’s underwear, no heels or other shoes that may prevent a student from being able to safely reach an exit in an emergency. The list is extensive, so it is a good idea to find out just what kind of clothes you should not be allowing your child to wear to school, no matter how on trend it is.

New teachers

Teaching is a highly underrated profession; however a great teacher can help your child move mountains. Teachers enable the underdogs to achieve their goals, they transform boring and often monotonous topics into new and extraordinary lessons, after all who doesn’t remember how much more exciting it was to learn about photosynthesis when the teacher unveiled her amazing class activity to help us understand the work and it worked a whole lot more than it would have had we been just been given the textbook and told to read.

Teachers have many complex abilities from aiding people to reveal hidden talents, to impressing life skills upon students, to fostering a life-long interest and passion for learning. Hence why you really should make an effort on parent-teacher night, this person is crafting the minds of the future.

For more on all your holidays and back to school information, check out today.

 Back To School A Guide On How to Get Ready For The New School Year



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