Before hitting the books, students need all the necessary supplies.
One of the things that makes the shopping trip easier is bringing along the shopping list provided by child's school.
Avoiding crowds at stores gets trickier the closer it gets to the first day of class.
Store managers say the best bet for the best stock is early mornings and on Sunday nights after5 p.m.
However, they will make no guarantees for the night after the first day of school, which is almost always a madhouse.
The first day back for students in
schools is August 13.