Back-to-School Guide - Everything You Need to Know for All Ages

Helping you prepare your kids and yourself with these helpful "Back-to-School" tips

By Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas July 20, 2023

Sending kids back to school after a long break can be filled with lots of different emotions for both parents and students. This guide and the articles linked can help ease the transition for everyone. From things to do to prepare before school starts - to how to help your student once it does. Don't forget about our "Free" printables that will add that something special to your 'first day of school' photos before you send them out the door - to "get to know me" forms to that help the teacher know your student and then those cute and fun notes to include in their lunch or backpack - just because. 

After a long or not long enough summer depending on your perspective - it's not so easy to switch gears to send kids off to school. Truth be told it's not always easy for the kids either. Take a look below and I'm sure you will find one or many of these articles helpful to transition your kids into "Back to School" mode. Especially if they are heading off to school for the first time or the other firsts like a new school. It's not easy to go to Preschool, Elementary, Middle or High School for the first time or even college.

Back to School Events:

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Make Memories extra special

Before you send them out the door don't forget those "First Day of School" photos! These "Free Printables" and tips will make your photos just a little more special.

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Prepare kids to head back to school

New school, new grade or just new to school in general or anytime you need some ideas to help make the transition back to school just a little bit easier for your student.

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When your student needs some extra TLC

Heading off to school can be hard under the best of circumstances. The last few years have not made it any easier for our kids and for some it's taken more of a toll. Here are some tips to help you help your student cope and start a conversation.

Special Needs, IEPs and 504 plans

Some kids need a little extra help when it's time to head back to school or even after they start. Kids with special needs, disabilities or learning challenges might need just a little extra. Here are a few helpful tips to make it just a little easier for you and your child to return to the classroom.

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Once children return to school and various extracurricular activities like classes, sports, and scouts start back up your schedule might become a bit tight. Don't worry; we're here to assist you. Whether you need quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or snack ideas that can be prepared in no time or made ahead of time, we've got you covered with these time saving tips.

Breakfast ideas

Looking for some helpful weekday breakfast ideas to tackle busy mornings when time is limited? Try these for your family.

Lunch ideas

Need some lunchtime inspiration or want to add that "extra special" touch?

Snack ideas

Seeking ideas for fast and simple, nutritious after-school snacks for your kids?

Fun Crafts

Get in the back to school grove with these fun and cute DIY crafts your kids can make at home.

Heading off to College

Are your students getting ready for college? We have some exclusive tips and tricks tailored just for you and your college-bound child

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