It is hard to believe that August is already here. Which means…it won’t be long until schools are back in session here in St. Joe. Both a dreadful and happy thought! It is always nice to get the kiddos back in the classroom, but the prep can empty your wallets quickly.
New clothes, backpacks, supplies, tennis shoes, hair cut, the list is on-going. With less than a few weeks to go, it is time to gear up for the 2012-2013 school year. St. Joseph Public Schools begin August 16 and Parochial Schools begin August 20.
Are you ready for summer to be over? How are you gearing up for the school year? Here are a few ways to save and help out locally!
Back to School Tax Free Weekend
This weekend, August 3-5, you can take advantage of ‘tax free weekend’, in St. Joseph and the entire state of Missouri. This includes clothing under $100, school supplies under $50, computer software under $350, and personal computers under $3,500.
Stuff the Bus – United Way of Greater St. Joseph
August 4, Stop by the school bus at both Walmart stores in St. Joseph and donate school supply items for area students in need. Collected items will be distributed August 9 through the Salvation Army Back to School Fair.