Welcome to BNS! After an incredibly pleasant and delightful summer, BNS teachers are ready for another robust year. Today school began and it was a pleasure to see our returning and new students. As you and your children begin to adjust to the routines of school, make it a goal to stay involved and connected with the learning process.
It begins with waking children up early so they have enough time to eat breakfast, get dressed and prepare themselves for the day and it ends with a sensible bedtime after a family meal and time spent together. It is these little things that help children to do well in school. Focus on the little things and watch as your children blossom and grow.
For the next few weeks, your job is to check in. You want to ask questions and stay engaged even as your youngster begins the process of separating from you and zeroing in on the class, the schoolmates, and this world away from home.
Think about your systems for routines and try to make them easy. How does the backpack get packed? Does your child eat home lunch or school lunch? Do you choose the outfit in the morning or before bedtime? And always, always, find the time to read to and with your child.
And we are experiencing new things every day. This includes the new relationship between teachers and children, the special subjects such as art and gym, the way we walk around the building, the cafeteria and of course, our much changed yard space.
As we adjust to the construction in the school yard, please know that we are thinking about how to make arrival, recess and dismissal go smoothly and we will keep you informed as we determine the best way for these routines to continue. Let’s watch the yards’ transformation as we anticipate a beautiful and fantastic play space.