Can you believe it? It's almost that time again - time to start thinking about pencils and books, reading writing and arithmetic. It's time for Back to School - and here in Wellington West we have everything you need to make your upcoming school year a success!
*Get ready for school with GTXpress!
A new school year, new season and for growing young ones - often new clothes! GTXpress is a great place to get your back to school wardrobe in motion. Using the hashtag #gtback2school2017 Giant Tiger has a great back to school contest running now where participants could win GT gift cards! Those could go towards backpacks, pencil crayons, exercise books and so much more! Everything from new school wear to making sure your dorm has all the right finishing touches, is available at GTXpress.
Over at Dollarama find some great deals on stationery, including notebooks, binders, pens pencils and more! They also have calendars and daytimers to help keep you on track for the year ahead, as well as other odds and ends like decor, plates and glasses, and cleaning supplies for your new apartment this school year.
*Catch a new ride at Fresh Air Experience!
While the weather is nice, why not get the kids to bike to school, on a new ride from Tall Trees Cycles, Fresh Air Experience or maybe get something for yourself at Cyclelogik? Cycling is a great way to keep in shape, enjoy the outdoors and most importantly, have fun! From helmets to seats, lights to bells, these stores will have you pedalling along in no time!
*Delicoius take home time savers from Thyme & Again!
As we return to our regular schedules, it can take a little while to get back up to speed on all the things we need to do. Don't let the transition from summer time to back to school get you down. Wellington West has a number of tricks to get you back on track. Dinner, for example, is easy peasy! Stop into the Hintonburg Market or Thyme & Again for some ready to pop in the oven, homemade meals. Always made with the freshest ingredients, these time savers will make that routine just a little bit easier to get back into.
For the very young, heading back from holidays might not mean a return to school, but it can mean a return to routine. Wellington West has many child care options for families with children too young to attend school, as well as after school programs. Procare Family Centre has before and after care programs for school aged kids, as well as a toddler and pre-school programs. ABC Daycare has spots available for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers starting now and into September. Be sure to check them out!
*Youth dance programs at Flava Factory!
Looking for some afterschool fun for your children? Wellington West is a creative neighbourhood with many great opportunities for your kids to learn, create and explore! Beehive Studios is a great place to get started. Drawing and painting, collage and so much more! Your children will love this after school artistic adventure! Hintonburg Pottery has a great afterschool program for children aged 9 or older. Handbuilding and wheel techniques will be employed. Let your child create and build! Finally, want to get your kid off the couch and onto their feet? Have a high energy child that just needs to move? Well, why not take a look at the after school classes offered at the Flava Factory? From kinders to teenagers, there's something for everyone!
There's always something happening in Wellington West!