Believe it or not, the new school year starts August 6th. Do you have all the supplies you will need? It’s time to shop now. Don’t wait until the last minute, or you’ll be scrambling for whatever remains.
Don’t forget to stock up on the important supplies, such as pens, pencils, glue sticks, notebooks, and more. Kids will need them both at home and at school for completing assignments and homework. Having the proper tools ensures they will be able to complete their assignments without hassle. Major stores all have sales in their back-to-school departments, but don’t forget to check places like the dollar store for even more deals.
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There are multiple free events in the Tucson area.
Back to School Wellness Fair at Los Ranchitos Administration Annex
July 17 from 9:00 am -1:00 pm, 2054 E. Ginter Rd, Tucson. Free backpacks and school supplies, vision screenings, dental screenings, immunizations and more.
Back to School Safety & Health Fair at Park Place July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd Tucson Convention Center. Visit and chat with local police officers and specialized units, safety information and school supplies.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is holding its fourth annual Badges & Backpacks at Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave on July 28th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Backpacks, health fair, cooking and exercise demos, family fun and more.
Kids Expo & Back to School Event at Old Pueblo Center
July 28 from 10:00 am -2:00 pm at El Pueblo Center, 101 W. Irvington Road. Free backpacks, music, games and prizes.
At TIA, clear backpacks are required and essential back-to-school gear for safety reasons. Walmart and Target both have options in different price ranges. They are available online at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and many other places as well.
The Tucson International Academy uniforms consist of navy blue slacks, knee-length skirts or walking shorts paired with white or light-blue polo shirts. The uniform should be worn with tennis shoes. Polo shirts with the school’s logo are available on campus. Some major retailers offer uniform sales this time of year pants, shorts and skirts. J.C. Penny, The Children’s Place, Target, and Old Navy all have uniform options, and most will be offering special pricing from now until the start of school. You may even want to think about grabbing the next size up for when your child has a growth spurt.