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Back to School Checklist

Make sure your little one’s prepared for a great first day.

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 March, 2016, 4:08pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:59pm

Backpack Basics
Encourage your child to pack their own things every day

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Notebooks
  • Notepad
  • Folders
  • Binders
  • Highlighters
  • Post-it Notes
  • Index cards
  • Pencil case
  • Stapler
  • Ruler
  • Calculator
  • Scissors
  • Dictionary/thesaurus
  • Eraser
  • Lunchbox/drinks
  • Snacks

Mark Your Calendar

  • Start a family calendar to keep track of important appointments
  • Mark down commencement meetings for parents and upcoming parent-teacher meetings
  • Set a schedule with your child for homework, family activitiesand bedtime

Ready, Set, Go!

  • Adjust your kids’ sleeping schedules
  • Try on school uniforms to make sure they fit
  • Get a back-to-school haircut
  • Arrange transportation and practicethe route to school
  • Make sure your child has done all their summer holiday homework
  • Check that they have all the required vaccinations
  • Inform the school of any behavioralor development issues
  • Take your child for an eyesight examination
  • Enjoy the last bit of summer witha family outing!