It’s about time to head back to school. While teachers continue to enjoy their time off, they’re also planning ahead and anticipating another school year. Kids might be feeling a mixture of emotions as you help them wind down their summer and gear up for school. They’re probably thinking about their new teachers and classrooms, the possibility of new friends and wondering what this upcoming year has in store for them. It is an exciting time that can also be a little overwhelming if you’re not diligent in planning ahead and preparing for a successful start to the year.
Part of the mission of Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is to provide quality care and programs for children and their families. This time of year, back to school time, is kind of a big deal around here. Read on to learn how MCCS can help you and your family get ready for an amazing school year.
The MCX is offering Back to School sales on clothes, school supplies and dorm decor and furnishings. For your organized child, sticky notes, day-planners, calendars and highlighters can be found in the main aisle. Nearby are Vera Bradley bags and other name brand backpacks. Sporty, stylish and functional; there are a plethora of packs to choose from. There is also a great selection of lunch boxes and water bottles.
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is hosting a Tie-Dye Resource Fair. If you’re a part of this awesome program, you won’t want to miss this fun way to get psyched about school and about your EFMP resources.
If you need before or after school care, the Child Development Centers in conjunction with the Cherry Tree House offers both. Family Care is also offering Half-Day Preschool. A great opportunity to ease your child into a structured school day and a chance for busy moms and dads to get stuff done. Request care for these programs through militarychildcare.com.
Another valuable resource for any family with school-aged children is the School Liaison Officer. She can help you if you PCS to another area or welcome you here to Cherry Point. She has knowledge of programs and educational opportunities in the area that you might find useful. She is currently hosting Flamingles at the Hancock Pool. Stop in before summer ends and get to know your SLO!
Finally, MCCS is hosting a Back To School Breakfast that includes free school supplies! Dance to music from a DJ, enjoy door prizes, a photo booth with props and other activities. Show your team spirit by wearing your school colors and enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Reservations can be made by calling 252-466-9067.
With a little planning and taking advantage of the resources available to you through MCCS, going back to school can be a very positive experience.