It may only be the beginning of August, but in a scant 3(ish) weeks, school will be back in session here in Vancouver! We at Biggs are proud to participate in the ‘Write from the Start’ school supply drive – we’ve been encouraging employees to don their jeans on a weekday for the price of $5 per person, and have been saving that money up since January for a total of $435 raised in support of this great cause.

Speaking of which – if you’re the parent of an elementary-aged child in the Evergreen district, you’re off the hook for school supplies! For the last several years, the district has been providing supplies for all elementary-aged kids. This of course comes at a cost, so donations of supplies and/or funds are a great help. Check out this link to learn how to contribute to their school supply drive, ‘Stuff the Bus,’ happening now through Aug. 17th and culminating in a free community event in Fisher Basin Park!

If your child attends Vancouver Public Schools, you can find their supply lists for elementary, middle, and high school here.

Do you have a teen angling to ditch the school bus and acquire their license this year? You may want to check out these tips from our friends at Safeco on insuring a teenage driver.

No matter how you’re prepping for back-to-school, all of us at Biggs hope it’s a smooth transition with minimal whining! 😉