5 Ways To Get Back To School Ready


By: Heather McMechan Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers

I can’t believe I’m thinking about the kids going back to school. It seems like summer vacation just started. Well, it did! However, Palm Beach County Schools are starting back on August 14th this year. That’s only a few weeks away. If your brain is still on vacation, then I’m here to help. I’m sharing five ways you can get you and your kids ready for the new school year. Get the local mom scoop below.

Don’t miss out on Tax Free Week in South Florida. From Saturday, Aug. 4 to Sunday, Aug. 6, you can shop for school supplies, back-to-school clothing and computers.

Order your school supplies online. Last year I realized I could order, tissues, glue, tape, crayons and more online at Target for store pick-up. I walked right in the store and they handed me a bag. Then I cut my shopping time in half and could spend time picking out colored folders and composition books that my kids wanted.

Monogram your kids stuff. A great way to help your little ones starting school is to monogram their lunch box and backpack. This way they practice learning their name and also remember which back pack hanging on the hook is theirs. You can go to Bliss Monogramming in Boca Raton for all your monogramming needs. They also carry adorable backpacks and lunch boxes.

Use colorful lunch containers. No more baggies in this house. I’ve been using Rubbermaid Lunch Kits for the last few school years. The containers snap together to stay organized in kids’ lunch bags. They also have snap in Blue Ice tray which can stay cold throughout the day tray to keep foods cool and preserved. You can find these at Walmart.

Get active with your kids. Athleta Boca Raton is launching the new Athleta Girl line on Aug. 1. This new active line is a great way to keep her active throughout the school year. Feeling positive and confident is what it’s all about. On Aug. 3, Athleta Girl and Sofl Moms On The Go will be hosting a Fashion Show Event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Models will strut down the catwalk wearing the latest outfits for tennis, swimming, paddle boarding, yoga and more. Enjoy mocktails, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and giveaways after the show. Space is limited. RSVP to claim your spot https://www.eventbrite.com/e/athleta-girl-fashion-show-with-soflo-moms-on-the-go-tickets-36002283800