Five Ways to Start the School Year Off Right

When September rolls around, there’s nothing more exciting for (most) parents then when its time for the kids to go back to school. As for the kids, giving up that laid back summer schedule in exchange for classrooms and textbooks is not quite as enthralling. Here are some tips in order to make that back to school routine change significantly more enjoyable for the children in your life. 

Locate the Best School Supplies 

Going to school means brand-new notebooks, pencils, backpacks, etc. This can be more stressful than it has to be, as often the kids want the coolest, most colourful supplies. Be sure to keep the kids happy by checking out these stores in order to find the funkiest supplies available! 

Indigo Books – 2453 161a Street #10

Michael’s – 7488 King George Blvd

Get Lunch Right 

The supersized grocery stores can be a bit of a battlefield; most of the time it is crazy busy, with an alarming amount of junk food, and sometimes it’s hard to narrow in on the healthy options. Avoid the masses by visiting these local businesses and finding all the tasty, healthy yumminess you need!  

Antony and Sons – 14016 32 Ave #202

Greco’s Specialty Foods – 6886 King George Blvd

Fresh Street Market – 15930 Fraser Highway

Choose a New Extra-Curricular Activity 

After being free all summer, going back to school can make many kids stir crazy. There’s no better way to work off some of that pent up energy than getting the kids involved in an active extra-curricular activity. Try out some of the sweat-producing leisure activities right here in Surrey! 

Project Climbing Cloverdale – 17828 65a Avenue #119

Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre – 16855 24 Avenue

Find the Best Fit 

There’s nothing like going back to school in the fall rocking some of the latest styles to show all your friends. Get the kids some back to school clothes at some of Surrey’s biggest shopping malls! Here in Surrey, we are lucky enough to have some of the best shopping around! 

Guildford Town Centre – 15765 Croydon Drive

The Shops at Morgan Crossing – 10355 152 Street

Remember to Enjoy the Sun While You Still Can 

Here in Surrey, we are lucky as September can still be quite warm. When school lets out for the day, get out and enjoy the sunshine before the brisk temperatures of fall are upon us. Remember, just because the kids are back in school doesn’t mean all the fun has to end! Here are some places to take the kids out: 

Crescent Beach – 12160 Beecher Street

Tynehead Regional Park  – 17200 Block of 96 Avenue (Hatchery Parking Lot)