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Your Guide to Back to School Shopping

School starts in short weeks. Are you ready?

With starting classes on Wednesday, Aug. 24, kids and their parents are trying to remember how to set their alarm clocks in preparation for morning school bells.

Come on, start wiping the summer out of your eyes and get ready to learn! You might as well practice getting up early again.

Keep your eye out for snailmails from the school district or your local school offices about back-to-school details (see the attached schedules). Remember, students will not be allowed to pick up their class schedule or attend school until proof of the "T-dap" immunization has been submitted to the school office. 

With all the buzz as kids get ready to head back to the classroom, the question for local parents has to be "When will the back-to-school shopping ever be over?"

While we can't help you shop — not that I don't love a good spree —  we can suggest some local places that can make the exhausting experience a little more enjoyable.

Good luck!

Back to School Supplies:

  • -- paper goods, general supplies
  • -- paper goods, general supplies
  • — paper goods, general supplies
  • -- paper goods, general supplies
  • -- paper goods, general supplies
  • -- paper goods, general supplies
  • -- paper goods, general supplies
  • -- art supplies
  • -- music supplies

Back to School Clothes & Accessories:

  • — All boys & girls clothing
  • — All boys & girls clothing
  • — All boys & girls clothing
  • — All boys & girls clothing
  • — All boys & girls clothing
  • — Girls accessories
  • Old Town Sports -- Physical education gear
  • Sports Authority -- Physical education gear

Remember, sales tax dollars that stay in Novato end up paying for important services such as police, parks & rec and the senior center. When you leave town to spend your money, those tax dollars help those services in a different town and you end up losing out in the long run. That's why the "shop locally" cries are not just to support Novato businesses; it's to assure quality of life in our city.

And that's your public service message for the day.

Did we miss anything on our shopping list? Add a comment below.

Patty Maher August 10, 2011 at 12:28 AM
Hey, Brent, given that the state extended the deadline for verification of Tdap an additional 30 days, is the NUSD going to send home kids on August 24 who don't have proof of the booster? P.S. Loved your public service announcement.

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