Summer break is coming to an end. Many parents in the area are turning to online shopping as another option for school supplies. Consistent with the last few years, two thirds of parents will do at least a little shopping online.
Online shopping has doubled from 10 years ago. 94% of parents will check prices online. Back to school shopping is now one of the largest retail events of the year. It's also a stressful time, and parents might be simply looking for another way to find a deal and save some time.
Canadian parents will spend on average $166 per child which is down from $183 last year, but still higher than the average of $155 in 2014. While the cost of this time of year is stressful, there is still a few things to look forward to.
- Getting kids back on a regular schedule
- Getting kids back into a learning environment
- Making parents work schedule easier
- No longer trying to keep kids entertained and busy
- Getting kids out of the house! Screen Time
Be aware of the speed limit changes in the School Zones. In 2016 there were 8 injuries to students in school zones in Saskatchewan.
Earlier this week the Sun West School Division held a 2 day conference to help get teachers prepared for the 2018-19 school year.