Your Back to School Survival Guide

Back to School

Your Back to School Survival Guide

With the 4th of July behind us and Labor Day looming in the horizon, back to school time will be here before we know it. With only a few more weeks before its’s time to send the kids off to school, now is the time to get prepared (if you haven’t already) for the first day of school. We’ve compiled a few lists and tips to make this year’s first day an enjoyable one for everyone in the family.

School Clothes Shopping
Before you make a beeline for the mall, shop smarter this year and go through your kid’s closets BEFORE you hit the stores. Donate clothing that no longer fits and throw out clothing that’s too worn to wear again. Take inventory of items that are still in great shape that can be worn throughout the new school year and make a list of items that need to be purchased. Once at the stores, shop smart and choose versatile pieces that you can easily mix and match to create different looks, your wallet will thank you for it. 😊

    Elementary School Supplies List

  • Pencil Box
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Black or Blue ball Point Pens (depending on age)
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Markers or Crayons or Colored Pencils (depending on age)
  • 3-Ring Binder
  • Hole Punch
  • Subject Dividers
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Child Scissors
  • Index Cards for Flash Cards
  • Ruler
  • Glue Sticks
  • Notebooks and/or Wide Ruled Loose-Leaf Paper
  • Backpack
  • Lunchbox
  • Calendar Organizer or Notebook


    Middle School & High School Supplies List

  • Pencil Pocket for 3-Ring Binder
  • Blue or Black Ballpoint Pens
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Permanent Marker
  • 3-Ring Binder
  • Subject Tabs/Dividers
  • Hole Punch
  • Notebooks and/or Wide/College Ruled Loose-Leaf Paper (depending on age)
  • Graph Paper
  • Index Cards<
  • Pocket Folders
  • <Glue
  • Post its (varying sizes)
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Scissors
  • Graphing Calculator or Basic Calculator
  • Backpack or Book bag
  • Lunch Bag
  • Gym Clothes


    Other Supplies to Consider

  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Tissues
  • Tape
  • Stapler & Staples
  • Chromebook, Tablet or Laptop
  • Alarm Clock


    Helpful tips to make the back to school transition easier. 

    Get back into the routine in advance! Transitioning back into a school routine can be rough, lessen the blow by transitioning into a school night bedtime routine at least one week before the first day. It’s also helpful to have the kids get up around the same time they would be getting up for school the week before too.

    Don’t forget to prepare yourself. Stay on top of the new school year this year with a new bullet journal or notebook dedicated to this year’s schedule. Make sure to log in important school dates, holidays, extracurricular activities, sports practices and events, and anything else that you’ll want to make sure you’re keeping track of throughout the year. Having all of these dates in one location is gold, especially when you are dealing with more than one child’s schedule.

    Check out Piccadilly’s line up of bullet journals and notebooks and get started on you back to school planning.