It is that time of the year all over again, when teachers and students alike prepare for another school year, this upcoming season across the nation. What will this year bring for everyone? It may be an exciting time for teachers, yet the most stressful one for parents. Moms everywhere are over-worrying at home, while the youngest students, who are barely starting out, are not sure what to expect. Here are some tips to stay calm, and some interesting facts you may not know about this grand event of nearly everyone’s life at some point.
It is everyone’s role to make sure they come prepared. “As you prepare to send your children back to school, remember…” a U.S. government website provides tips online on how to go about the process. Under this topic they highlight five types of information to keep in mind beforehand: check-ups and immunizations, financial assistance for families, homework help, shopping for school supplies, and healthful lunches. The requirements of coming to class healthy may vary from state to state, so whether you are an educator or parent, this might be the most important thing to look into and keep in mind.
Health should always be considered first, yet that may not always be the case, as shopping lists might be the first priority on anyone's mind. “During the month of August, some states offer a ‘sales tax holiday,’ which means that certain products won't be taxed during a set period of time. This is a great opportunity to save money on back-to-school items including clothes, shoes, and supplies,” the government website reports.
All Things Considered
The popular brand of electronics called Apple is at the top of their game. They are offering what is called “College Prerequisites” for those planning on taking the route of higher education. Buying a computer includes a complementary gift card, worth quite a lot, to shop for applications to better their study time. Now that is a deal for any customer. Especially since the brand is known for quality, and since we are all looking for new ways to save these days.
Many are buying in. Do not forget, however, that different types of clothing styles are a must for some students such as teenagers. A happy son or daughter might mean better studying, in and out of school. Whatever it is that you decide is necessary is ultimately your choice, and know your budget wisely.
What You May Not Know
Not everyone has a chance to learn. Not everyone can afford the most essential school supplies. What happens to the exceptions? Some rural communities are globally behind, and some of the unfortunate kids in these communities need donations to make an education really count. What would you do to give back to your community or even the world?
If you made it through as high as a college education, consider yourself in a wonderful, really marvelous position. Some cannot afford higher education, and some try and fail, and are stuck with large amounts of debt from student loans, regardless of the fact that they were not able to graduate. For some, continuing education comes to a screeching halt before they even make it that far.
”Almost 70 million children across the world are prevented from going to school each day, a study published today reveals”, The U.K. Guardian reported. Furthermore, according to a study they also report that “By 2015, there will be more children out of school than there are today”. That is an alarming claim. In addition, girls are far less likely to attend than boys, unfortunately.
If you would like get involved with making a difference for those less fortunate, searching a fitting international or local organization to donate or volunteer might give you some peace of mind. Take into consideration that those less fortunate are in your own community as well. If you are doing some cleaning and organizing before the start of the new school year, you can try to stack up some unwanted (but still usable) supplies around your house or storage. Anything can help: such as books, clothes, writing utensils and paper, among many other things. Making a difference helps you feel better about yourself, so why not pitch in?
Lastly, the best way to start off a school year is in positive spirit, so we hope that these hard facts possibly help you feel fortunate about your own situation. If you stay healthy, you are sure to battle through the preparations of the next school year with greater ease.
Olja Šipka is a writer and content editor for 360 Education Solutions