It’s that time of year again...the smell of fresh pencils & papers line the aisles in many stores and back to school sales cover everything from clothing to computers. We’ve compiled a list of helpful tips & links for parents, kids, college students and educators to make sure the start of your school year is an A+!

Along with the many school supplies needed, don’t forget about your kids’ health. Items such as eye exams, vaccinations, physicals for sports, and new sleep routines will increase their chances of success in the classroom and on the sports field. Find out more by reading this article from the US News website.

The US Department of Education offers lots of tips for parents, college students & educators on their website, including a blog about 5 simple ways to make the first month successful. Organization can be key to making sure everyone is out the door on time with everything they need and keeping stress to a minimum. Check out tips and free printables from

Headed to college?  Check out these tips for a successful transition. Are you the parent of a college student?  Keep connected to your student with care packages. Pinterest has a ton of ideas for packages throughout the year.

Pinterest also has lots of fun lunchbox ideas...for students and teachers! And don’t forget that iconic first day of school photo. Make it fun and memorable!

Finally, our hard working educators need a little preparation and self care as well. Check out this article and this blog for inspiration.

Happy Learning!