Guide: Must-have supplies for back to school

Ready to buy your child's back-to-school supplies? Here are some must-have supplies for the academic year.

Sandrina Rodrigues

Aug 10, 2021, 11:10 AM

Updated 344 days ago

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Ready to buy your child's back-to-school supplies? 
Here are some must-have supplies for the 2023-24 academic year:

1. WEEKLY FRIDGE CALENDAR

Don't miss any after-school programs and sports with a weekly calendar! 

2. PLANNER

A planner is a must-have on the school supply list to help students (AND PARENTS!) keep track of all their responsibilities. 

3. PENS & PENCILS

Pens and pencils are a staple of school supply lists everywhere! For younger students, don't forget to check their school list for preferred brands.

4. BACKPACK

Your kid can stand out with a stylish backpack.

5. COMPUTERS

Now more than ever, students will need reliable computers to do school work, or attend virtual classes - if necessary. How do you know what type of computer is best for the 2023-24 academic year? Click here for News 12’s guide on how to pick the perfect computer.

6. WATER BOTTLE

Let the kids hydrate in style with a reusable, and environmental friendly, water bottle. Pick something that is easy to use, so it will limit the need of a teacher helping them drink.
Can your elementary school-aged kid open these 5 items? Click here to see what to pack, and NOT to pack for their lunch.

8. BENTO BOX

In Japanese culture, bento boxes are lunches that are carefully put together to create a complete meal. But the portioned compartments make them practical for anyone, especially kids!

8. APPAREL AND UNIFORMS

Kids seem to grow faster during the summer, so they'll need new clothes and school uniforms for the beginning of the year. See New 12’s tips on buying school uniforms and where to find deals here. 

9. SANITIZING WIPES, SPRAY AND HAND SANITIZER

Now more than ever, it’s a good idea to have some germ killers handy, especially if you can’t wash your hands.
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