Avondale School District Partners with Community Service Organizations to Provide Back-to-School Shopping Fun

A group of local service-based organizations in the city of Auburn Hills joined forces with Auburn Hills Meijer to provide a memorable evening of Back-to-School Shopping for some lucky Avondale students. The Auburn Hills Police Department, Avondale Youth Assistance, and Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club all partnered with Meijer and Avondale School District for the event that matched students with volunteer shoppers who helped them select their back-to-school clothes. "The shopping … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why are Back-to-School Supplies so Expensive?

Dear Crabby, I am sending my kids to school for the first time (they’ve been homeschooled until now) and am finally ready to start back-to-school shopping. Some of my mom friends have been lamenting over the cost. Is it really that expensive? Thanks, Mona Moneysense Dear Mrs. Moneysense, All I can say is prepare yourself for sticker shock. Back in my day all we needed were the basics: paper, pencils, ruler, and books – all items the schools pretty much gave to us! I do remember sweet … [Read more...]