STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA
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Thank you to all who came out to participate in the 1st Annual Swim for Smith Swim Meet. Fun was had by all and over $1,000 was raised for the cause!
BACKPACK FOOD DRIVE - The Fitness Department is sponsoring a Backpack Food Drive to collect items for the 40 Backpacks distributed weekly to children in need of food over the weekends. Through the month of November we are asking members to bring in items to help with this outreach program. Read More
SPLASH AND DASH RESULTS - Official results for the Annual Splash and Dash Biathlon. Congrats to all who participate in this event!
AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPEN - Did you know the Y offers afterschool at the following locations: Aquadale, Badin, Endy, Locust, Richfield, Stanfield, West Stanly Middle, and the Y Pavilion. Read More
STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA LOCKER ROOM POLICY - Please be aware of the Stanly County Family YMCA locker room policy. Read More
SUMMER TO SCHOOL
August is here and for many families, that means a return to school. Making the shift from the lazy days of summer to the more strict schedule of the school year can be stressful for kids.
But with a little planning you can make the switch to the school year with no trouble at all. Here are a few tips for beginning the transition back to the school year schedule:
GET BACK ON SCHEDULE
About 2 weeks before school begins, start to get kids back into the routine of school year bed times. Bring a close to the later nights your kids might have during the summer so they can get used to earlier bed times and earlier rising before the first day of school.
RECONNECT TO LEARNING
Start looking for new books your kids are interested in. Get them into a new story a month or so before school starts and they’ll be back into the habit of reading when school requires it.
GET CONNECTED TO FUN
As school begins, make sure you’ve got an outlet for your kids to explore their hobbies and activities. They’ve had outlets for energy and activities all summer, so it’s important they have an outlet during the school year too. Activities like swim lessons, swim team, and other sports are great school-year activities.
KEEP SUMMER CONNECTIONS
There’s a good chance your kids have made new connections and friends this summer, especially if they went to Y Summer Camp. Make a plan now to stay connected with their friends. Get phone numbers, and emails. Talk with parents about scheduling play dates so your children can continue to benefit from those valuable social connections.
HAVE A PLAN FOR AFTER SCHOOL
Once the school year begins, you’ll need care for your kids after the school bell rings. At the Y, Our after school program is structured with time for homework, activities and enjoying a snack with friends. And it’s supervised by the same YMCA counselors you’ve come to count on.
Summer is all about fun for kids. But with a little planning, and some help from the YMCA, the school year can be just as fun for all.