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This page features back to school tips for parents. Ideas to help you save money on school clothes and school supplies, as well as organize and prepare for the start of the school year.
As schools suffer through budget cuts, fundraisers become even more important. Yet everyone is cutting back, and purchasing wrapping paper, candy, or raffle tickets isn't in the budget.
Saving Money on Packed Lunches
With kids going back to school soon, it's a good time to start looking for ways to save money on packed lunches. Here are some tips shared by the ThriftyFun community. If you have advice, please post it here.
Green Tips for Back to School
Other than the holiday season, back-to-school shopping offers consumers the largest opportunity to collectively vote with their dollars in support of environmentally and socially responsible products.
Buy Teachers' Gifts Now
It might be fall, but now is the time to purchase your child's teacher gifts. Teachers always appreciate tokens of student appreciation, especially those that are hand-picked by their students.
School Lunches With Pizzazz
The prices of school lunches, like most other things, are rising. Yet, parents need to question whether these lunches are providing their children with healthy lunch options and whether or not the lunches are worth the money.
First Day of School Photos
Every year, since our kids were in Kindergarten, I have taken a photo of them in their cubbies. Looking back at them, they are so small those first few years.
Have a Kids Jacket Swap
Kids seem to grow overnight, outgrowing their clothing before it has time to get worn out. One way to save money on replacing their too small jackets is to plan a jacket swap. This is a guide about have a kids jacket swap.
Tennis Banquet Decoration Ideas
Finding a Cheer Squad Sponsor
When your child is in cheer, there are many expenses and obligations. Sometimes, you can find a business that is willing to help shoulder the burden. This is a guide about finding a cheer squad sponsor.
Back to School Clothes
I am a mother of a 16 year daughter. She is in need of new school clothes. We live on an income of $585 per month for the three of us. This includes my husband, also.
School Supplies for Low Income Children
How do you get help buying School Supplies for low income children. My daughter could use this money to pay bills instead of buying school supplies, as she lost her job.
Back to School Lunches
My kids are always complaining that they are sick and tired of the same peanut butter and jelly in their lunchboxes everyday. I can't afford to get them hot lunch or the Lunchables. Any ideas on how to make lunch more exciting?
Can Only One Child Have Head Lice?
My boyfriend has a two year old daughter he gets on weekends and he brings her over to my house with my two young children. Every time he brings his daughter back to her mother, her mother claims she has head lice.
Advice For Transitioning From Elementary to Junior High School
I'm entering 7th grade this fall and will be going to junior high. It's a lot different then my elementary especially in size. I am very nervous. Do you have any advice for me? Please help!
Preschool Lunch Ideas
My nieces started a new preschool and we have to pack them a lunch. That's not hard, but the lunches can't be heated and cannot have nuts in it. So I'm stuck with absolutely no ideas. Please help with any ideas you may have. Thanks.
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Eating Breakfast Before School
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School Bus Safety
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Getting Your Children to Do Homework
Saving Money on Sports Equipment for School
Preparing Kids for Going Back to School
Tax Free School Shopping Weekend
Saving Money on School Supplies
Saving Money on School Uniforms
Donate Leftover School Supplies
School Supply Savings at Dollar Tree
Brass Band Instrument Tip
Plan Your Back to School Purchases
Be Good the First Week of School
Buy School Supplies Now for Christmas
Help Kids Match Clothes with Photos
Label Child's Belongings for School
Sturdy Book Covers
Stock up at Back To School Time
Meet The Teacher Night
School Shopping at an Outlet Mall
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Recycling Last Year's School Supplies
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Using Email To Keep In Touch With Teachers
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Box Lunches That Boost Grades
Let Older Children Handle Their Clothing Budget
Ten Dos and Don'ts for School Daze
Brand Names Vs. Your Budget
Teen Back-To-School Saving On Designer Clothing
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Thrifty Stores for Back to School Shopping
Extra Back to School Expenses for High School
Best Time to Buy Back to School Clothes
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