Are You Ready for Back to School?

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Back to school treats at Able Baker on Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood.

Back to school treats at Able Baker on Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood.

The South Orange-Maplewood School District swings open the doors tomorrow for most grades, and parents throughout the towns are rejoicing.

Well, some are still scrambling for supplies. If you’re looking for local places to shop, check out our back to school shopping guide here. Want to know what fashions kids are wearing? We’ve got the story here.

Now is a good time to sign up for your PTA/HSA. Find out how here. Want to raise money for the Achieve Foundation and our local public schools? Sign up for the Newstead 5K here.

You may also want to know about new staff at the helm of your child’s school. Read about the new Columbia High School Principal Elizabeth Aaron here and see her welcome letter here.

Jefferson School has a new principal as well. We profiled Kimberly Hutchinson here and posted her welcome letter here.

Read the latest on the search for the new superintendent of schools here and find out about the outreach forums on the search here.

Need tips on surviving middle school? Read about it here.

Looking for private school options? We’ve got some links here.

That sums up our back-to-school coverage — for the moment. Watch this space tomorrow for some back-to-school photos or send us yours at

In the meantime, pick up your back-to-school sweets at Able Baker. These school buses are going fast.

More back-to-school treats at Able Baker.

More back-to-school treats at Able Baker.

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