Back-to-School Necessities

August 15, 2019

School bells ringing, kids playing on the playground, book pages being flipped…it’s the sound of a new school year in Battle Creek! As we get closer to the start of the year, we want to make sure that your child feels supported. Schooling can be tough, but with your support, the children of Battle Creek can achieve great things.

Our team wants to help every student in our city succeed this year. That’s why we’ve put together a list of back-to-school necessities to help your child start the school year off right.

sticky notes

Grab a pad of sticky notes and put them in your student’s backpack. Then, encourage your child to write an encouraging note to a friend, classmate, or teacher. Your kid can write their message on a sticky note and leave it on a desk or locker. Your child can help spread positivity throughout the school, one sticky note at a time!

crosswalk safety

It’s essential to cross safely at a crosswalk, even during the back-to-school buzz of activity. Make sure you and your child follow the crossing guard’s instructions and that you always look both ways before crossing. Bonus tip: if your student rides the school bus, teach them to never cross in front of or behind the bus after exiting. They should wait for the bus to leave before they start walking across the street!

diy pencil case

This easy-to-make, do-it-yourself pencil case is not only a great way to store school supplies but also a unique way for your child to express themselves. Purchase a thick fabric with a pattern or color that your kid loves and cut it into a 10” by 12” rectangle. Then grab some scissors, fabric glue, and a 9” zipper. From there, work with your student to follow these easy, no-sew instructions.

pack healthy snacks

What’s the final back-to-school necessity for the upcoming school year? Healthy snacks. We love celery sticks loaded with peanut butter (make sure to check with your child’s classroom for any peanut allergies or restrictions), sliced carrots, and granola, just to name a few. Make sure to slide an ice pack into your child’s lunchbox to keep the food fresh throughout the day!

The BCVision team is moving Battle Creek forward by providing our students with the resources to help them get the best start with their education. Learn more about our initiatives and find out how you can get involved by visiting our website or by reaching out to a team member. We look forward to sharing our vision for Battle Creek with you.

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