Back to School and Graduation with an invitation
It’s time for “Back to school”
Well actually it is a very mixed back to school time this year. Many kids are already back to school for a few weeks, others like the ones around us (Rockaway, NJ) are heading out to school this week and next. When I was an AuPair, Labor Day set the end of the summer vacation and yes, I was happy to have my kids go back to school 😉 Please keep reading because I have a special invitation for you!
The long summer months…
Taking care of four energetic youngsters over the summer is a lot of work, even if they go out to day-camp and it was the year we got a pool. Hey, you only have so many ideas to create science experiments, play games inside and outside, take them to the library, play sports, hop in the pool, and more. Today it’s great because the Internet, Facebook, and Pinterest provide tons of interesting ideas – so many that it is difficult to keep track of them. Just look at our Facebook-Page…
And now its back to school!!!
Time for a celebration?!
Maybe 😉 But it’s also time to find a new routine within your AuPair-schedule. Make sure you talk to your host-parents about the changes that need to be done to your schedule:
- when is school,
- what do you need to prepare for school (lunches?snacks?backpacks?)
- where do you need to bring the kids,
- when will they be back,
- how should you feed them,
- how will you help them with their homework,
- what are the after-school activities,
- where are they taking place and when and do you have to take them there
- what to do when a child gets injured or sick
- emergency contacts
and many more questions should be answered and the best case is to write questions and answers down so you have a reference that you can look-up in case you have any questions.
It may take some time to get (back) into the school rhythm but don’t give up. Come up with ideas on how to teach your kids the rhythm, create daily rituals, include them into preparations (for example making school lunches), create a clean environment for them to do their homework, and include fun activities (going to the library or science experiments and activities fitting to what the learn in school). We will keep posting interesting activities and ideas on our Facebook-page, so make sure you like the page and follow us!
Now on to the special invitation!
I will be graduating with a doctorate in Management in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Information Systems and Technology, or in short DM/IST in October and the University of Phoenix allows us to bring guests to the ceremony.
Here is my invitation to you:
Come and watch an amazing Graduation Ceremony with Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral students. Here are the details:
It will take place on October 11, 2015
at the Infinite Energy Center (was The Arena at Gwinnett Center) located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097.
Doors open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.
The rules: The Ceremony starts at 10 A.M. The ceremony lasts 1.5–2 hours. Since the ceremony is kept at a responsible length and is a dignified event to honor THE GRADUATES, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE CEREMONY out of respect to you and the graduates.
Please fill out the form if you would like to watch the graduation-ceremony (with me graduating as a Doctor) so I have a guest list: