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What are your favorite Back to School supplies? Include links and why you love it and let's make this a really great list!
DC's elementary school did a supply coop so all we had to do was give some money and then were done. I loved that! She's entering middle school next year so has a more traditional list. Plus uniforms. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by all the shopping and "stuff".

For lunch my favorite find was these little plastic containers. I think they were called "snack size" and they're small, deep rectangle boxes that hold a sandwich cut in half or a perfect serving size of fruit or salty snack. I think they may be discontinued...
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DC has had her middle school backpack picked out for like two years. It's all spikey and adorable AND her aunt bought it for her at our favorite and local toy store.

As for uniforms and other supplies...

I'm doing some from Old Navy and a lot of the supplies came from the dollar store or Target. I'm conflicted about buying so much new stuff from crappy stores but I'm also a bit disillusioned by some of our "buy local" options in our city because the locally owned store rarely buys local themselves. Sigh... My alternative is usually to buy second hand but that's not possible for things like a glue stick. ;-) And, my DC is rebelling a little against second hand clothes. I want to be respectful about her values for that. Also, she has some mild sensory things (I guess you'd call it?) and really needs clothing to fit well. Having 7 pairs of the same.exact outfits that fit and are comfortable will go a long way to help move the morning along.

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Anyone come across any great college shoulder bags? My daughter is starting this year and is not keen on a backpack. I'd like to get her something nice but really functional too. She'll carry her Macbook in it as well so must have a laptop area.
I second the recommendation for the LL Bean bags, Cynthia. They have a lot of nice designs. Then, of course, there are all sorts of higher-end bags for college students. Though, it may be that she ends up just using a big purse or tote. In that case, you could have all kinds of fun looking for a bag. ;-)
 

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Wow I wish we could afford 7 pairs of the exact same outfit! Our school does Dennis uniforms and they are pricey, especially for more than one child.
I imagine that our district is responding to financial issues when deciding on uniforms. They do general guidelines like "Blue polo/khaki bottoms" so a thrifty family can outfit a kid for over two weeks for about a hundred dollars with all NEW clothes. Second hand, a family could find a week's worth of uniforms for $20, and I am also sure that schools offer assistance to families who need help. Our elementary did a uniform swap, which was wonderful!

ETA: Plus, I can't imagine that budget/ethics issues would allow a public school district to contract with a specific uniform supply shop. At least I would hope. ;-)
 
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