School may be the last thing on your children's minds at the moment, but we've got a few ways you can slowly start preparing them for the upcoming school year.
1. Some buildings in the district may have new school hours, so check with your school's main office for any changes. Maybe even have your child practice waking up at the right time for the start of school each day?
2. Teachers and individual schools in Hauppauge have begun posting their supply lists for their incoming classes; you'll find some printable lists on the school district's website.
3. The Hauppauge community has a handful of nearby places that sell school supplies, including, CVS, Walgreens and supermarkets. Take your pick!
4. Help your kids learn a lesson in kindness before school even starts. There are children in the community whose families need help providing them with new school supplies for this year. and are both collecting school supplies for the needy.
5. Tackle another summer reading pick – or a few more, if your child is really ambitious. Check out Three Village's leveled reading lists posted on each of the school's websites, within the district website.
6. Does your child struggle with homework, leading to fights? Did you know the Hauppauge Public Library offers live homework help and skill building via Suffolk County's Live-brary program.
7. The International Baccalaureate program starts up at Hauppauge High School this fall. Still learning about the program and whether its right for your child? Read up about ihere.
8. Does your child hope play on a junior varisity or varsity team? Mark your calendars. Football and cheerleading start on Aug. 16, all other sports teams begin on Aug. 27.
9. At Smith Haven Mall, a handful of stores have already started back-to-school sales. For instance, jeans are on sale at Abercrombie and at Tilly's; backpacks are on sale at Gap Kids; school uniform items are on sale at The Children's Place; and shoes are on sale at Journeys Kidz. Check with your favorite stores for details.