Back to school cheat sheet... September 07 2015, 0 Comments
Hear that swoosh sound happening? That would be summer just passing us by. I am still in a bit of shock that we are in BTS mode despite writing about it for the last few weeks. Well ...no need to fret as we have a cheat sheet of what (we hope) helps get you back on track and ready for that glorious first day back. We got this!
3 Tips to getting out the door fast:
1. Check the weather. We may be at 90 degrees currently which means cool clothes for the kids but before you know it fall will be official and a sudden rain or snowstorm can costs you precious time when unprepared.
2. This is easier said then done however putting aside the outfits you and your kids are going to wear the night before can save at the least 20 minutes. Get your bag, metro card -anything that will throw you off if your unable to find in the morning rush together the night before.
3. If you make your child's lunch try cutting up fruit, separating cold cuts and placing into easy to grab organizers on Sunday night. If you tend to skip breakfast because you feel hurried in the AM (like most of us) try freezing fruits individually for morning smoothies.
Favorite links for BTS:
7 Tips For A Smooth Kid Routine via Lasso The Moon
How To Encourage Your Kids To Read More Books via The Jenny Evolution
Our Fail-Proof 3 Step Plan for Saving Kid Art & School Projects via Modern Parents Messy Kids
Back to School-Chore Charts for Before and After School via JDaniel4's Mom
50 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas via Family Fresh Meals
A Year of Lunches via What Lisa Cooks
Ten Lunch Notes via Mama Miss
School Lunch Labels via Lia Griffith
Breakfast Cookies via My Domaine
After school/ classes for the Greenpoint/WBurg area
The Curious Child
Church of the Messiah - 129 Russell Street - across the park from P.S. 110.
PreK After School Class With Pick up from PS 110
Loose Parts Atelier
Pick up avail for St. Stans and PS 110.
Eckford Street Studio
PS 110 , Ps132 ( with fee) pick avail
Monday Prek and K
Tuesday-Thursday k and 3rd grade
Friday 3rd -5th grade
NY Kids Club
Pick up in the surrounding neighborhood-call to see if your school qualifies for pick up.
Ages 3 ½-6 years
Monday –Friday (can register from 1 to 5 days)
Pick up avail PS132 Ps 84 Brooklyn Arbor
Half day for prek and K kids
Full day (for kids first grade and up)
5 days a week with 3 days maximum of after school care (basically you can have coverage for up to 3 days)
1-3 day options of coverage
LDBA After school Arts Program
Pick PS 84. PS.110
Tuesday Prek-1st grade
Monday 1st &2nd grade
Wed 8-11 years
Thursday 1st &2nd grade
Kings Bay Y (only Pre-K with some classes offered for older grades)
Pick up PS .84 for Pre-K only
WBees Forest School
Pre k -Kindergarten
Pick Up PS31, PS 34, PS110
Monday- Friday 2:30-5:30pm
For the older kids:
The Kids Comedy Class at the Park Church Co-op at
Park Church Co-op at 129 Russell St in Greenpoint.
Day: Wednesday’s 3:30 -5:30
Session: Oct 7th-Dec16
Chelsea 646 945-7743
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to register
Honorable mentions (not exactly in this hood but close and unique camps/classes):
* This will be an ongoing list through September- if you are an after school program and wish to be added to this list either comment on this post or email us at email@example.com
Lastly! No BTS clothes....only bought the warm weather BTS clothes...clothes not fitting? Whatever the reason here are 5 type of items that can be bought now on sale.
2. Jeans and leggings can always be found on sale however during this time you can usually find them at steep discounts.
3. The one thing I always regret is not buying the heavier coats earlier- although outerwear isn't going to be found at 70% off stores like The Children's Place will have this section at 30-50 %.
4. School supplies- if your late to tackling this list you honestly will save a ton of money as store such as Staples and Target are having great supply sales including backpacks.
5. Electronics. If you need a new computer or tablet besides Black Friday you will find some nice sales targeted for BTS and college kids.
Post By Donna