Naomi Hartman & Leah Brenner
Back To School in LA
It is back to school for some schools in LA today, even though it still feels like summer!
The LAUSD has released its 2018-2019 calendar for public schools. Here are most important dates to note:
August 14, 2018 - First Day of School
September 3, 2018 - Labor Day
November 12, 2018 - Veterans Day Observed
November 22-23, 2018 - Thanksgiving Holiday
December 17, 2018 - January 4, 2019 - Winter Recess
January 7, 2019 - Second Semester Begins
January 21, 2019 - Dr. Martin L. King Birthday
February 18, 2019 - Presidents' Day
April 1, 2019 - Cesar E. Chavez Birthday Observed
April 15-19, 2019 - Spring Recess
May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day
June 7, 2019 - Last Day of Instruction
As children head back to school, it’s back to reality for parents too. Now is the time to organize our homes for the homework that’s soon to come. Advance planning and a few simple strategies, the experts say, can help boost productivity and reduce the frenzy. So take a deep breath and try these expert-approved tips at home.
1. Create multiple homework zones - it’s best to have two to three spots in the home where children can work, moving around to different places can actually improve productivity, according to experts.
2. Organize school supplies - corralling all the supplies in one place before the child sits down also helps avoid unnecessary interruptions later.
3. Make space for children to hang their backpacks - and coats, to keep home tidy.
4. Don't forget helpful extras! - The chalkboard and wall calendar are great for planning, prioritizing and reminding.