Summer Reminder Checklist
If you’re like us, you have no idea where the school year went. It’s insane to think about how it’s already May! Since time seems to fly by and summer is sneaking up on us all, our private school is taking a moment to help you organize those to-dos and check them off to make sure your family is set, before the last day of school is over. Once you have all these things figured out, you’ll be ready to truly enjoy the summer.
Figure Out Child Care
Whether this means finding a daycare provider or babysitter, or teaching your teenagers how to manage being home on their own, it’s best to get settled into this before the first day of summer. We’ll cover some routines to set in place in our next blog, but until then, just make sure that you (and your children) know what the plan is for summer when you’re at work.
Take A Library Trip
Summer reading programs are a great way to help your kids stay up-to-date on their literacy skills and academics as a whole. Settle any overdue fines, maybe get more than one library card so you can switch up visits, and pick a day within the first week of summer to make your first visit — then plan on going every other week or as often as needed.
Plan Some Outings
Pool days, trips to Water World, going to the Denver Zoo — get some days on the calendar for when your family is going. Even if your babysitter takes them, you’ll have a good idea of what to expect and how to plan around things.
Having some outings planned ahead is also good for incentivizing and motivating your children. If they’re meeting expectations over the summer, this will serve as a fun treat. If they’re consistently not keeping up with chores or making good choices while you’re away, then fun outings might not be on their immediate horizon. It’s OK to remind your children that their choices will always have consequences, either positive or negative.
Prep for Summer Camp
There’s a good chance your child is signed up for a sports team/club or weeklong day camp, and if so, this is a good time to a) put the dates on the calendar and b) start preparing now for whatever it is that they’ll need. The last thing you’ll want to do is remember at 8:00 p.m. the night before camp starts that they need new cleats. Get the prepwork out of the way now so that they’ll be ready to gear up and go on the first day.
Talk With Their Teacher
Our private school teachers at RCS are more than happy to provide academic supplements for the summer. We want every child to beat the summer slide and stay up-to-date with all that they’ve learned in the past year. We’ll gladly print out materials or resources to help your kids continue growing in their education over the summer.
Interested in learning more about enrollment with our private elementary, middle, and high school enrollment? Now’s a great time to get started! Contact Resurrection Christian School in Loveland for any questions you may have about our private school.