school supplies

September 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

A Picture Perfect First Day Back at School

School buses started rolling out of their depots before the sun came out on the first day of school for Montgomery County. MCPS set a new record for enrollment with more than 164,000 students. The county’s newest school, Snowden Farm Elementary School in Clarksburg, greeted students for the first time Tuesday. Throw in nice weather […]

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September 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

Back to School Means Last Minute Supply Shopping For Some

Tuesday marks back to school day for MCPS. For procrastinators or those in denial that summer is officially ending, that meant last-minute back-to-school supply shopping. Staples on Rockville Pike in Rockville Monday afternoon was bustling with students and their parents buying up school supplies and waiting in long checkout lines.

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September 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

End of Summer Means Back to School

Those familiar yellow school buses are lined up and ready to go for the first day of school for MCPS on Tuesday. Bethesda School Bus Depot September 2, 2019

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August 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Donation Drive for School Supplies Will Benefit Rockville Youth

The start of school year is approaching and the city of Rockville is working to make sure students are prepared. To ensure that every child has a backpack full of necessary school supplies, city leaders are asking the community to donate school materials. School supplies will be accepted at donation sites the week of Aug. 15-22. […]

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August 1, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 1 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Wednesday, Aug. 1, in Montgomery County: 1. Municipal Wednesday: Rockville’s Mayor and Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The agenda includes discussion of implementing the Stone Street Corridor recommendations. Click here for the agenda. 2. Taiwan Contemporary Art: An exhibition — “What do you […]

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July 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Back to School: Gaithersburg Seeks School Supplies Through Aug. 31

The City of Gaithersburg Educational Enrichment Committee is working with the Gaithersburg Youth Club and Student Union and other local businesses and organizations to collect much-needed school supplies that will be donated to area educators. The supplies will be made available to local school staff at the City’s annual Principal/Counselor/PTA Appreciation Breakfast on Sept. 27. […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Donation Drive for School Supplies Will Benefit Local Youth

The start of school year is approaching and organizations across the county are working to make sure that students are prepared.  To ensure that every child has a backpack full of necessary school supplies, county leaders are asking the community to donate school materials and backpacks. School supplies will be accepted at donation sites until […]

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August 25, 2017 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

8 Financial Tips for the Back to School Season

According to the Huntington Bank Backpack Index, the cost of school supplies increased 88% from 2007 to 2016, and their recently released 2017 report anticipates increases of 1.0% for elementary and 4.6% for middle schoolers this coming school year. Even so, there are reasons that parents can feel good about back-to-school shopping: 1. It’s an […]

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August 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

City of Rockville Will Host its Annual ‘Back to School Jam’ on Aug 25

Students in the city of Rockville will have the chance to receive a backpack filled with school supplies at the City of Rockville’s 17th annual Back to School Jam on Aug. 25. Any student who lives or goes to a school in Rockville are eligible to receive the backpacks for $2, according to a news […]

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August 22, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Local PTA Seeking Help for Children from Silver Spring Explosion

When children head back to school in Montgomery County on Monday some of them will return with new challenges. Families affected by the August 10 explosion and fire at Flower Branch Apartments are being relocated, but some of the parents still need help getting school supplies and other necessities. The PTA for New Hampshire Estates […]

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