“School days, school days, good ol’fashion rule days!” Usually, by mid-August I would be awakened by my father singing this song around 7 a.m. every day. He even sang it during the day (maybe he was happy that I would be returning to school and not be such a pest, as I had such innate potential to be).
Oh, how I longed for it to be June once again and I could stay up longer and sleep later. That was not to be. So, as August zoomed by and that first day was around the corner, my dread began to turn to excitement. The excitement of meeting many of my friends I hadn’t seen since June, and possibilities of new students attending the Caspian elementary school.
I guess even though that occurred over a half-century ago, times really haven’t changed. The students still feel much the same as we did when we were young. As parents, you are given a special gift, a child. You are entrusted to love, guide, protect, and give direction as he/she grows into an adult (I might add that it never stops). So, here are a few examples in how to prepare your child for the up and coming school year.
I know many adults who will not sleep much the night before school starts, because of excitement of the start of a new year. So, to all of the teachers, students, staff, and administrators, have a great and successful start for the 2016-2017 school year.
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