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Share Your Back to School Advice

What should every South Pas parent know? Save your neighbors a headache, and share your thoughts in comments!

What do you wish you knew before your kids started school in South Pas?

When , they shared tips that ranged from shopping advice to homework help. 

"Don't plan to buy supplies until you receive the list from the teachers," said parent Barbara Kabealo. "At the , you can buy them during round-up which is great!"

Patch Asks: What is your back to school advice for local parents? What do you wish you knew before your kids started school in South Pas? Save your neighbors a headache, and share your thoughts in comments!

Margaret Finnegan August 08, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Just enjoy the summer while you can. Cut your kids some slack. In a few weeks they will be super busy. Let them goof off a little. I dare say, let them watch too much TV and play too many video games. But don't let them stay up too late: That's your golden time! Don't squander it!
Pete Wilgoren August 08, 2012 at 03:15 AM
I was the line dad on Thursdays last year at Monterey Hills. Yep. Mr. Dadmissions. I was the volunteer sheriff with the little badge who ran the carpool line and got kids out of the cars. Here's what you need to know if you're doing the drop-off in front of 500 other parents in a rush: 1) don't let your child eat breakfast while you're trying to undo their car seat. 2) beware of the tuba- it is not the lightest instrument for a kid to lug at 8am. 3) putting the car in park is a no-no because you'll stay longer than necessary. 4) much like a clown car- it takes time to unpack six children in a mini van. 5) if you're 40th in line, don't have the door open with the kid getting out. 6) if you're first in line, do have the door open with the kid getting out. 7) I'm the line dad- much like a major league umpire- I can't be argued with 8) it's early and I haven't had my coffee yet at that time- refer to prior rule 9) don't stop and stare longingly to make sure your child makes it safely. 10) don't call your child back to the car for extra kisses or important waitaminutes! 11) much like the postal carrier, or salon stylist, tips are welcomed (not really) 12) line dad volunteerism should be admired by spouses and moms alike Remember.. It's early.. We're volunteers.. And we're the to get the kids safely out of the cars... So don't give us any trouble.. Or face my decaffeinated wrath... Find more Dadmissions online at Facebook/Dadmissions The Book
Jessica Yee August 08, 2012 at 05:43 AM
If the child is entering a new school, let him/her figure things out, make some mistakes. The risks are low and the experience of self-sufficiency builds confidence and sense of accomplishment.
Kristen Lepore August 09, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Thanks to everyone who has commented! Anyone else have anything to share?
pamela wright August 09, 2012 at 04:44 AM
If your child has learning issues, remember... you are their best advocate. So, stay connected with their teachers and counselor. You will have to stay on top of things and be involved with creating a learning experience that works for your child!

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