A back-to-school season made easy thanks to the Rockland Centre

With the start of the new school year just around the corner, we've put together a list of must-haves at the best value! This way, you can enjoy the last few weeks of summer knowing that you'll find everything you’ll need in one spot. The last few months having been quite eventful, to say the least, Rockland Centre wishes to offer you a helping hand in the reorganization of your daily life by offering you a simplified shopping experience and at a very secure environment. All that remains is to personalize your shopping list according to your needs!

For Classes

Several weeks have passed since the children set foot in the schoolyard and we have to admit that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to adopt a new routine. Whether it's back to school in front of a screen or back to the classroom, there's nothing like planning for the back-to-school season of 2020!

First and foremost, looking over the items to purchase on the list of school supplies, which will most likely require a stop at Renaud-Bray and Pharmaprix. And since for many children, back-to-school typically entails the purchase of a new backpack, here are a few brands that offer great models: Little Burgundy, Sports Experts and Miss Dainty's.

One thing's for sure, the last few months have taught us to be more flexible and adaptable than ever! That's why it's important to be prepared should children return to schooling from home once again. Let’s then think about investing in new tech accessories. La Source comes to the rescue with competitive offers on a wide range of essentials such as computers and tablets. If the purchase of a desk or a chair is necessary, visit Clément and La Baie.

For Wardrobe

Since every change of season brings a breath of fresh air, stock up on new polo shirts and pants for children by Zara and H&M. Their new outfits can be paired with Kate Spade accessories, available at The Bay.

And because October and November inevitably rhyme with grey and gloomy weather, let’s not forget children’s fashion during the rainy months is equally as important as our own! That's why we chose this yellow rain jacket by H&M or this metallic version available at Zara.

You can consult our website at any time to find out more about the promotions offered by our retailers. After all, our goal is to provide the best finds at the best prices!

For Lunch Time

Let’s reduce our waste and help our planet by planning to purchase reusable bags and practical lunch boxes. Boutique Clément offers lunch boxes in the shape of an absolutely adorable fox! If you prefer a practical and easy-to-clean version, be sure to check out the selection offered by Linen Chest.

As for great lunch ideas, we're full of new recipes thanks to Geneviève O'gleman's book and the Renaud-Bray bookstore's kitchen section. The best way to ease into a routine is by planning ahead and mastering cold lunches on-the-go.

Thanks to the services offered by our new IGA Extra, we can even plan home delivery to optimize our time and limit our outings. Prefer grocery shopping in store? Then make a little detour to the bistro section to find tasty dishes to slip into the kids' lunch box on busy mornings!

For Sports Enthusiasts

Children will finally be able to reconnect with their sports teams and physical education classes. It's a good thing that Sports Experts and Foot Locker stores offer a wide variety of brands for little athlete men and women! Whether they play soccer, gymnastics or swimming, we can do all our shopping under one roof. So practical!

For Their Comfort

It's amazing how fast children's feet grow from year to year. Have they recently changed sizes again? You can find a great selection of comfortable and stylish shoes for girls and boys at Foot Locker, Browns and Geox.

Protecting Yourself from COVID-19

Mask and hand washing are now part of our new daily routine. Back to school is the perfect time to replenish your inventory! Refer to our list of retailers who sell pretty cool face covers. Sephora and Yves Rocher stores are great places to buy large and small bottles of hand sanitizers.

For Better Planning on a Daily Basis

Family planners and agendas are valued tools to organize our daily lives and to support the family when they return to school after several months at home. If you don't have enough time to label everything for the back-to-school season, you can turn to Clément to customize different products. Moreover, H&M and the Children's Place boutique can help you find clothing that meet school dress code requirements.

Before planning your next shopping trip, we invite you to save this list and use it as a practical guide for your next visit to the Rockland Centre. We also encourage you to share with us your best finds and tips in planning for the new school year.

Happy shopping and happy back-to-school 2020!