Since the 1960s, every August has been designated National Back to School Month. It’s a time for students, teachers and parents to wind down from summer and gear up for the academic year ahead. More than 50 million students attend public schools in the U.S., according to Education Week, with more than 3.2 million teachers and 90,000 principals guiding these pupils.

During National Back to School Month, educational institutions from preschools to private universities can use promotional products to welcome back students and staff. We’re sharing a few promotional items that make the grade in this issue of Promotional Consultant Today.

Plan For This Promo:
What: National Back to School Month
When: August

Writing Rainbow

Include the Rainbow Recycled Newspaper Pencil in school-supply packages or classroom treasure chests. Made from 100-percent recycled newspaper, it features a color-matched ferrule and eraser. Sharpen the pencil to reveal the rainbow taper.

Shepenco / PPAI 114083, S5 /

Plan On It

The Academic Planner Journal is a hybrid planner and journal in one. High school and college students can use this 14-month planner to stay organized on assignments and due dates. A heavyweight cover keeps a school logo visible.

Drum-Line / PPAI 102565, S6 /

School Supplies

Community organizations like banks, restaurants and libraries can use the School Supply Pencil Pouch to help students start the year off right. This clear, zippered pouch features a colorful trim and fits inside any three-ring binder.

Liqui-Mark Corporation / PPAI 259001, S3 /

Stick To It

Teachers can help prevent dog-eared books and promote school pride with the Pop Bookmark. This vinyl bookmark features kiss-cut stickers with removable adhesive.

The Magnet Group / PPAI 338534, S11 /

Take A Seat

The Vinyl Seat Cushion is ideal for parents heading back to the stands to cheer on their athletes. This stadium cushion features a handle for easy carrying and comes in 13 colors to coordinate with any school.

Pepco Promotional / PPAI 112684, S6 /

Compiled by Audrey Sellers