Back to school in the Glebe

August 14, 2017 | by glebeadmin

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Back to school for the kids, back to sanity for the parents.

No more lounging on the couch, staying up late or weekday sleepovers.

But with back to school comes daily lunches, new clothes, school supplies and new kicks so the kids can put their best foot forward.

But if you’ve got the back to school doldrums as you stare into the abyss of the daunting back to school checklist, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered in our Great Glebe Back to School Guide that will have your kids (or your young adult college students) looking their best as we head into another school year.

Time to kick it.

Need a fresh pair of shoes to get you to and from class everyday? Look no further than Glebe Trotters and their extensive selection of Blundstones. Comfy, cool and versatile, Blundstones look good with everything – jeans, skirts, pants and shorts. Glebe Trotters has every style available in Canada and will soon be getting several additional colours. Fit for the whole family.  Make every step count this school year.

Pack it up

One strap, two straps…what’s the in thing this year? Either way, the kids are going to need something sturdy to carry the hours of homework back home every night. Winners has got a blowout on backpacks with every colour, every style and multiple brands – some that will fit enough books for the entire year. Starting at low as $19.99 you’ll have no problem checking off that list while going easy on the wallet. Check out their full selection of back to school bags.

Run, student, run.

Back to school means back to reality. No more lounging on the beach everyday with a good book. You’ll need to get back to your routine, and back in shape. Running Room has all your needs to get your jog on. The store just started carrying Reebok products this month – and they’re featuring the new Reebok Floatride running shoes. Light, durable and comfortable as you train for that marathon…or if you’re trying to kill off those Pizza Pop calories.

Me so fleecy

When the cool nights hit, but you still want to study outside on your patio, you’ll need something cozy to keep you toasty. Head to Stomping Ground and pick up a new Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover. Stay cozy and look cool with that 90s surfer vibe that will give you that nostalgic warm fuzzy feeling all winter long.

Pack a lunch

Don’t settle for simple PB&J sandwiches every day when you can switch it up with ease. The Little Lunch Box Company Bento boxes at Readi Set Go offer a simple way to bring salads, snacks and other meals to curb that healthy hunger. The boxes come with three or five compartments and are available in an array of designs. Lunch never tasted so good.

Take good notes

Don’t be that student who arrives at class and immediately asks a friend for a piece of paper. Get prepared at The Papery with their extensive selection of Clairefontaine notebooks in every size, every colour and every style to suit your learning needs.

Let success fall in your lap

Need a new processer to speed up your learning? Look no further than The Source at Lansdowne for all your laptop needs. Their Back-to-School Sale features over 20 laptops on sale for as low as $279.99. Take quick and easy notes, create flashy presentations and projects or just surf Netflix while you’re supposed to study. No, don’t do that.

Lunch, with ease

Ever realized you’re out of bread Sunday night as you make the kids lunches? Let Loblaws do your shopping for you and never run out of milk for morning cereal. Just in time for back to school, Loblaws is offering free online grocery shopping for your first month. Choose your products from your phone, computer or tablet, staff will do the shopping for you, and you just have to pick it up when you want. Loblaws also offers a free recipe calendar to keep your kids eating well through the year.

Reach the honour roll

Falling behind? Don’t let school work get the best of you and enlist the help of trusty tutors at the Kumon Math and Reading Centre in the Glebe. The centre’s after-school academic enrichment program has been helping kids achieve success for over 50 years. Their individual learning approach allows students to learn at their own pace and focus on the tools they need to succeed.