Back To School Support

Back-to-School is a busy time. Get organized early to prepare your partnership for a stand-out year!

Getting Ready Tip: Contact your school liason or administrator to check in about the upcoming year!
Supporting Material: A printable worksheet AOC has developed with a list of questions to ask CLICK HERE TO GET CHECK-IN CHECKLIST.

School Supplies Tip:
Districts usually create specific lists for their students so check your school or district website for specifics.
Supporting Material: An in-depth guide from the Hands On Network on how to run a school supply donation drive. CLICK HERE TO SUPPLY DRIVE GUIDE.

Volunteer Prep Tip: Host a potluck and invite all your volunteers (and anyone thinking about volunteering), discuss your check-in phone call and talk about personal goals and strategies for success this year
Supporting Materials: 14 minute video illustrating easy strategies for successful literacy tutoring from “Everyone a Reader” in San Diego County. CLICK HERE TO WATCH.
Good reminders: 5 important tips for tutors of all kinds. CLICK TO SEE TIPS
Working in a classroom with a teacher this year? Make sure you have some ideas about how to support the students AND the teacher with 10 great tips from PTO Today. CLICK HERE FOR CLASSROOM TIPS.

Congregational Support Tip: Include your school partnership in weekly worship by adding it to the Prayers of the People
Supporting Material: A printable collection of prayers curated by All Our Children. CLICK HERE TO GET PRAYERS.

Community Support Tip: Running an after-school program? Looking for supplies (or other kinds) of donations? Want some community support from businesses? Get the word out! Make up flyers post cards or bookmarks and drop them at local libraries, banks, and shops to spread the word.
Supporting Material: Use online graphic design tool Canva to create your own flyer OR to use an AOC created template flyer. CLICK HERE TO USE TEMPLATE FLYER