You’ll need to find a different place to ask, “How was your summer?”

Usually in the last few weeks of August, the checkout lines of local office-supply stores are the place to see everyone before the new school year starts.

“Hey, how was your summer?”
“Getting ready to get back to school?”
“Aren’t these checkout lines long?!?”
“We looked all over, but we couldn’t find everything on this list.”
“Have you seen these prices??”
“Where are the protractors?”
“Gotta go… Good to see you!”
This year, scores of Oak Hill parents (and their new 7th and 8th graders) won’t be there. They have already purchased all the school supplies they need online, with just a few clicks — all while saving at least $10-$20 over local stores.

There’s still time to join them — but only until June 30Go to www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com. (If you don’t see Oak Hill Middle School listed, then enter zip code “02459″ and click “Go.”) Then pick your grade for next year and complete the order. The school supplies kit you order will be available at Oak Hill on the first day of school, marked with your child’s name.

Do it now, before June 30, and get a little more time in your summer!
(Spend more time on isles, and less time in aisles!)