Back to School with Lyss Stern

Back to School with Lyss Stern


With September right around the corner, the rush is on to get ready for the first day of class. With so many options to choose from this back-to-school season, things can get a little overwhelming for parents.

The key is to be organized! Plan meals, after school schedules and even outfit choices. It creates more efficiency and less chaos especially on the first day of school.

You also want to make sure that kids have all the right essentials for back to school.

Quality storage is a must! A great backpack or binder is really what you need to help students stay organized, take notes, and succeed.

Five Star® has been keeping students organized since 1984 with durable, innovative school supplies to keep up with students’ busy and ever-changing needs.

I love the Five Star® Expandable Backpack! It expands to create seven inches of extra storage and has an extra-large main compartment to easily fit all your school supplies. It also has these comfortable straps (gesture to straps) that help distribute the weight, a separate padded laptop compartment and it’s water resistant so you don’t have to worry about projects being ruined on rainy days. These are available in cool colors like berry, dark gray, and blue.

The Five Star® 2” Zipper Binder + Expandable Pocket is also a great option for back to school. It also has an expandable compartment– this allows for quick textbook access. I love the zip-able stretch bands that add great storage when needed. What’s so cool about this binder is that it has a unique adjustable strap — students can carry the binder on their back or messenger style. These binders also have a softly-lined, padded pocket for a tablet and come in great color options like red, blue, berry, & dark gray.

The best way to ensure students’ new technology lasts all year is with a protection plan from their retailer or wireless carrier – like Asurion.

Technology has become a staple for many classrooms but it’s also becoming a huge factor in learning. Before the kids head back to school, shoppers are purchasing high-tech calculators, tablets and laptops. In fact, data from Asurion shows that 60 percent of schools allow personal technology in the classroom.

You may think laptops and tablets are the only tech purchase this season, but an Asurion survey showed nearly a quarter of parents plan to buy their child a cell phone before heading back-to-school, and two thirds of them will be purchasing their child’s very first phone.

Make sure to purchase Asurion for all of your children’s technology gadgets. As we all know, children lose things all the time and we want to make sure that their tools are protected. Asurion takes care of gadgets that are stolen or damaged, too.

With students keeping their devices by their side all day, accidents are bound to happen. From my experience, something breaks every day in my house.

Parents, keep in mind that a tablet drops every three seconds and 1 in 2 laptops will fall, be dropped or get cracked within two years.

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