Bucks County Back To School 2012

It is at the point of being the most anticipated time of the year, whether it leaves you with dread or offers relief. School is almost back in session, and we are here to prepare you for the school year. From getting this year’s fall fashions to finding the right school, we want you to be ready for anything.

Consignment Fashion
If you are all about  reduce, reuse, recycle, Bucks County plays host to consignment clothing shops galore.  They are also great in case you simply do not have time to hit up all the back to school sales since you can find great, gently used clothes at great prices. Here are some stores are always offering plenty of stylish apparel without breaking the bank.

Plato’s Closet
Woodbourne Square, 2020 E Old Lincoln Hwy, Langhorne

Buy 2 long sleeve or short sleeve tee shirts, get a third one for free! Spend $75 on a one-time purchase now through September 5th, you can get a $25 certificate for a $50 purchase!

Greene Street Consignment
14 E. Bridge Street Lambertville, NJ

This particular shop hosts an event called Favorite Find Friday, where shoppers show off their favorite Greene Street finds for a $50 gift certificate to use at any of their shops!

Butterflies and Bullfrogs
505 East Street, Doylestown

This family-owned and operated business is run by long-time Doylestown residents with 14 years of experience in the consignment industry.They are an upscale resale/consignment boutique for the entire family.

Local Fashion
Back to school 2012 is bringing back some 1980s trends in full force- puffy shoulders, bomber jackets, blazers, skinny neon jeans, chunky jewelry, and even leather! For those trendy teens or stylish kids looking for fashion from a local perspective, Bucks County has quite a few local clothing stores from which you can choose.

Apricot Lanes Boutique
Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska

Apricot Lane offer shoppers exciting, fresh, and popular lines of premium brand-name apparel for women.

Check out their Facebook page for a special coupon for a free $10 gift card! Coupon is good until August 31st. They are also holding a Summer Clearance sale of up to 60% certain items.

The Children’s Clothing Patch
2843 S. Eagle Rd, Newtown

The destination for those who believe that a children’s shop should be child friendly. Their goal is to carry a large collection of updated traditional clothing, shoes, and unique gifts with a range of price points to meet every budget.

GapKids
Locations in Doylestown, Newtown, and Langhorne

Currently offering 30% off kids’ uniforms and backpacks until August 29th.

Open Houses
For those looking into private school for their children, open houses are one of the best ways to get an idea of whether or not the school is for your family.

Solebury School: Nestled on a rolling 90 acre campus in New Hope, Solebury School encourages their 25 students to express themselves- to strive for their personal excellence, intellectually, artistically, and athletically. This Bucks County private boarding and day school is a place where everyone is continuously challenged to discover their talents and passions and to maximize their natural gifts in and out of the classroom.
6832 Phillips Mill Rd, New Hope
October 21st, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Villa Joseph Marie
1180 Holland Road, Holland
September 30th, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Holy Ghost Prep
2429 Bristol Pike, Bensalem
October 12st, 11:00am – 2:00pm

United Friends School
1018 W. Broad Street, Quakertown
October 7th, 7:30pm – 8:30pm and October 8th, all day

Newtown Friends School
1450 Newtown-Langhorne Rd, Newtown
TBA (Most like sometime in October)

The Penn Ryn School
235 South Olds Boulevard Fairless Hills
November 16th, 9:00am – 11:00am and November 18th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Archbishop Ryan High School
11201 Academy Road, Philadelphia
October 11th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Children’s House of Bucks County
840 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills
August 29th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Circle Speech Services
425 Wells Road in Doylestown
They’re never too young to start learning! This fall, Circle Speech Services is offering two 6 week long Baby Signs “Sign, Say and Play” classes through the Doylestown Parks and Recreation Department. Parents and children, ages 6 months to 2 years old, will learn more than 30 helpful signs through play, stories and games.

 

Local After School Activities
Of course, along with back to school comes after school programs. Parents want their kids to try everything and kids in turn want to try new experiences. Sometimes, finding the right program can be tough. Here are a couple of ideas of general activities that your child can get involved in!

Gymnastics
There is no doubt that after the 2012 London Olympics and the Fab 5s performances, more kids become interested in gymnastics. Thankfully, Bucks County has multiple locations for kids of all ages.

  • Newtown Athletic Club, Newtown
  • Bucks Gymnastics Center II, Fallsington
  • Central Bucks School of Gymnastics and Dance, Doylestown
  • High Performance Gymnastics Training Center, Chalfont

Dance
There are no shortage of fantastic dance schools & activities located in Bucks County- hip hop, modern, tap, ballet, Irish, ballroom…there is something for every type of dancer.  After all, Broadway performers, American Idol finalists, & pop stars have gotten their start in Bucks. Here are just a few of the local studios:

  • Dance Academy, Holland

    NAC Dance Recital 2012

  • Spirit in Motion Ballet Theater, Newtown
  • Knecht Dance Academy, Levittown
  • Doylestown Dance Centre, Doylestown
  • Babylon School of Dance, Chalfont
  • Miss Cindy’s School of Dance, Perkasie & Quakertown
  • Marlyn Abramson’s New Dance Workshop, Jamison
  • Newtown Athletic Club, Newtown

Sports
For many people, sports is one of the first after school activities to come to mind. Many schools offer a variety of sports. Families can also look for local athletic groups that are not a part of their school. Kids can participate in anything from fencing to baseball here in Bucks County.

Arts
Maybe you have a budding artist in your midst! Whether the chosen medium is paint, music, or theater, there is an activity for every child. Here are a few local art programs that can help round out your child’s education further:

  • Earth Center Pottery, Newtown
  • The Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts, Newtown
  • The Academy of Music and Arts, Southampton
  • Community Conservatory of Music, Doylestown

Fitness Centers
While many people don’t think about it, many local fitness centers offer after-school programs. The Newtown Athletic Club is known for their variety of activities, ranging from Tae Kwon Do, aquatics, dance, gymnastics, and the Kids Club & Childcare Center. Not very close to the NAC? You also have the option of the three YMCAs located in Central, Upper, and Lower Bucks County.

 

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