The deadline for Endurance Contest Entries will be today, August 22nd, at 12:00 p.m. Now is the time to upload any of the photos that go along with any of our challenges. If you have photos you haven’t uploaded to social media with #kidzworldcontest or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can still submit them. You’ll want to get those submissions in because every one enters your family into a drawing for a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards tonight at Back-to-School FX. You must attend FX tonight to be eligible to win, but don’t worry, it’s an entirely free event that will be fun for the whole family . We really look forward to seeing everyone there. For more information about FX check out this video below.
Hey KidzWorld kids and families! Are you ready for the 4th and final challenge in our Endurance Contest? Ok, well here it is: take a picture of your kids getting ready to go back to school. Pose with your back pack. Arrange your school supplies. You can do anything that has to do with going back to school. If you’ve already uploaded pictures of your kids going back to school to social media, you can add #kidzworldcontest to the comments or email the photo to email@example.com along with your name. Every entry gives you a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards. So if you haven’t participated yet, you still have a chance to participate and be a winner. The drawing for the winners will be held at our Back-to-School FX event August 22nd at 7 p.m. You must attend to be eligible. I hope to see you and your family at KidzWorld FX Friday and in KidzWorld on the weekends soon.
Friday, August 22nd at 7 p.m., we’ll be holding our Back-to-School FX. If you’re looking for a night of family fun that won’t put a strain on your wallet, KidzWorld FX is the event for you. In fact, you can go ahead and leave your wallet at home because FX is absolutely FREE. KidzWorld FX will be a night of live comedy, fun games and will conclude with KidzWorld Watermark. But in addition to the fun, FX is an excellent way for parents to find out what’s going on in KidzWorld.
Also, Back-to-School FX will be the culmination of our Summer Endurance Contest. If you’ve been submitting photos this summer, you need to show up to FX to be eligible to win one of three $100 gift cards. The fourth and final challenge will be announced soon, so you still have a chance to win if you haven’t participated yet.
We’re looking forward to what God has in store for Back-to-School FX and we hope to see you there!
Back-to-School time can be an exciting, yet stressful period for parents and kids alike. Between the school supplies list, open houses, uniform shopping and the utter disbelief that your summer break has abruptly ended, the anxieties can easily outweigh the joyful anticipation of a new school year. Here are just a few tips from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to help your family cut through the stress:
Mark Your Calendar. Write down important dates. This is especially important when you’re juggling the schedules of multiple children. Don’t be surprised by a choir concert or soccer banquet that you forgot about. Write down these dates as soon as possible and don’t forget to check your calendar periodically or else your preparation will go to waste.
Buy Back-to-School Supplies Early. Shop for supplies as soon as your child get’s their list of required items. Also, make sure you fill their backpacks at least a few days before school starts to avoid the morning-of scramble to find their pencils, paper, etc. Some teachers, more than others, can be specific about the supplies required. Keep your receipts so that you can return items that you do not need.
Re-Establish Bedtime and Mealtime Routines. Make plans to re-establish your bedtime and mealtime routines at least a week in advance of the first day of school. This will ease your child back into the school year routine. Emphasize to them the benefits of a steady routine, i.e. a good night’s sleep and time for a healthy breakfast before school.
Freeze a Few Dinners That Are Easy to Make. Having a few quick and easy meals will prevent added stress on school nights and facilitate quality time spent around the dinner table as a family.
Visit School With Your Children. If your child is young or beginning a new school, visiting the school together can help alleviate any anxieties your child may harbor as well as resolve any of your child’s questions. First day familiarity with his or her classroom, lunchroom, locker and teacher will be invaluable to your child. Call ahead to schedule a time to meet with your child’s teacher beforehand.
Designate a Place for School Items (Backpacks, Lunchboxes, etc.) It may sound simple, but establishing a location in your home that your child habitually places their school items may prove crucial in those clutch moments when you’re pressed for time in the mornings. In the same location, have a spot where your child can place take home announcements from his or her teacher.
Set Aside a Location for Your Child to Do Homework. If possible, older children should be allowed the opportunity to study in a quiet place in the house. Whereas younger children will need to work in area like the kitchen or family room so that they can be monitored and encouraged.
Thank you reading. I truly hope these tips help you and your family this school year. For more helpful tips on a variety of school topics visit the NASPs website,www.nasponline.org/resources.
KidzWorld Back-to-School FX – In the spirit of Back-to-School, I’d also like to take this opportunity to invite you to our Back-to-School FX event on August 22nd. If you’re tired of shelling out so much cash for a night of family fun, then we have what you’re looking for. Back-to-School FX will consist of live entertainment the whole family will enjoy and conclude with KidzWorld Watermark. On top of all the fun, KidzWorld FX is an excellent opportunity for families to learn about God’s Big Ideas together. Keep checking back here for more information, and enjoy the rest of your summer!