School Essentials Roundup

Posted on: August 31, 2022

It’s the best time of the year—school supply shopping time!  The kids are headed back to in-person learning and they’ll need a whole lot of the necessary items to do their best.  Its time to pack lunches, get those gym shoes, pick out perfect stationery, and pens.  And don’t forget the can’t-leave-home-without-it accessory—a new cell phone.

The brain and body connection are is real, so packing a great lunch means choosing the right containers to keep those sandwiches, leftovers, or bento boxes fresh, and a wide selection can be found at Kitchen Stuff Plus.  Starting with the lunch bag, big or little kid, you can’t go wrong with a space theme after the reveal of the stunning James Webb Telescope space images we got to see this summer.  Next up is the water bottle; if water needs increase, this bottle from Kitchen Stuff Plus extends from a capacity of 7.5 oz to 16 oz.  Thermal containers keep soups and leftovers warm until lunch time.  My favourite for the kids is this on-theme galaxy storage jar.  For the high school/college/university crowd this classic Thermos in silverSandwiches and bento boxes need to stay cool to keep food safe, so slip a cold pack on the top and bottom.

Gym time helps burn off excess energy and gets the brain going, but none of that can happen without the right gym shoes.  The Shoe Club currently has an amazing 30 per cent off sale*.  These comfortable trainers have non-marking soles which are perfect for the basket ball court or a game of four square.

Notebooks, pens, pencils, and calculators are staples in the return to school kit.  Dollarama is the place to fill up a pencil case and more!  Coles has gel pens and a really cool selection of fun and colourful backpacks for the little ones.  For larger bags and ones with a little more fashion mixed in with function, take a look at these backpacks.

If you’re in the market for a new cellphone for your children to encourage them to stay in touch as they head to afterschool programs and activities, Wireless Wave has a great sale* on with the latest makes and models ready.

Get all you need to be back-to-school ready with the above picks and tag @cloverdalemall with your school ready packed lunches, first day of school outfits, and homework huddles.

~ Holly, Guest Services Coordinator


Image: Courtesy of Coles.

*The sale and end date is subject to change, see store for details.