Developing the Back-to-School Routine at St. Cecelia Catholic School

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After two months of fun-filled summer vacation, it is time to sharpen those pencils and head back to the classrooms. Winding down from an adventurous summer and getting back into school mode is an arduous task for parents and children alike. Developing and instilling the proper habits before the first day of school sets the entire family up for a smooth back-to-school transition. Here are some tips in today’s St. Cecelia Catholic School blog for developing a positive back-to-school routine. 


Meet The Teacher 


Meeting the teacher before the first day allows your child to see a familiar face when starting a new year. Getting acquainted with the teacher and classroom provides a positive outlook for the rest of the school year. Meet-and-greets enable parents to prepare the supplies required for their child’s successful academic term. St. Cecelia Catholic School offers meet the teacher sessions to build positive rapport with students and parents. 


Start an Early Night Time Routine


One week to two weeks before, set earlier bedtimes to adjust your child’s schedule to waking up early and starting the day well-rested.


 A good nighttime routine includes children in bed by a specific time, setting their clothes out, preparing lunch boxes and snacks, and checking any supplies or tasks completed the night before for a stress-free morning. A consistent nighttime routine builds positive habits that your child will take into adulthood for proper organization and long-term success. 


Consume a Balanced Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets the brain working and supplies energy to the body for alertness and increased information absorption and memory retention. A balanced breakfast includes:


  • Grains: (Cereal, Oats, Toast, Muffins) 
  • Fruits: ( Apples, Oranges, Bananas)
  • Dairy: (Yogurt Milk) 
  • Protein: (Eggs, Breakfast Shakes)


St. Cecelia Catholic School adheres to dietary restrictions; if your child has an allergy or cannot consume a particular item for health, safety, and religious purposes, inform the administration right away. 


Leave Early to Prevent Tardiness 


Task prepping like finishing homework, laying out clothes, and finishing meal preparation the night before allows parents to function on the same clock as their children to prevent them from waking up late. Morning traffic is a common issue for the delay, so leaving the house a few minutes earlier will allow your child to get settled before school starts and prevent frustration from a potential traffic jam. 


Back to School Tips by St. Cecelia Catholic School 


At St. Cecelia Catholic School, we are two-time blue ribbon winners, awarded as a school of excellence. We understand the challenges children and parents face coming back to school, which is why we are active members of our community. We work to extend help for families in need and provide a safe and educational place for our students. 


St. Cecelia is home to 500 students in Tampa Bay, Florida. We are an International Baccalaureate school, and through our effective planning and extracurricular communal activities, we foster positivity and holistic education for your child’s future endeavors. Contact St. Cecelia online or call (727) 461-1200 for more information. 

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