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As Erika Donald's family prepares for back-to-school, Erika offers a less traditional back-to-school checklist of “to-do” items that have served her family well over the years. Read more

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Register now to be a vendor at our 2019 Back to School Expo. Event will be August 10from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Greater Naples YMCA. Booths sold out last year! Read more

Neapolitan Family helps you make nutritious lunches for your family that are so fun, your kids won't even notice they're eating their food groups. Read more

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Anna Snyder helps parents brainstorm back to school traditions that will be meaningful to all! Read more

Christina Katz helps moms figure out how to set a positive example to their daughters so they become positive, self-confident leaders among their peers. Read more


Parents and guardians who are interested in applying for free and reduced-price meals may apply online or with a paper application available at CCPS schools. Read more


Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) bus schedules for students needing transportation to attend any of the district’s schools are available online. The first day of the 2015-16 school year is Monday, August 17. Read more


​This year, students at nine Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) will be welcomed by a new principal. Six of these principals are new to the role but come from positions within CCPS. Read more


Welcome to August, when Naples kids head back to school and parents all over town commit themselves to packing nutritious, delicious lunches their kids will love. Until reality sets in. Here are tips on making the chore a little less of a chore. Read more


The 2nd Annual Giving Back to School event will take place on Aug. 15 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Twinkle Twinkle Little Store. Those interested in donating items for students and teachers may contact Cascio at Read more

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Make this year’s crop of back to school photos your best ever with our technical and creative tips from Peggy Farren, cover photographer and well-known photography instructor and former Neapolitan Family Publisher, Andrea Breznay. Read more

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The 2015 Neapolitan Family Back to School Expo will be held Saturday, August 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greater Naples YMCA. Read more


Children love the excitement of an Advent Calendar. The countdown until Christmas is the best part of the holiday! Here are 10 fun and creative Advent Calendars you can pull together for your family. Read more


The first day of school is creeping up on Neapolitans. Before school starts in a few weeks, why not have one (or two) last summer celebrations? Here are nine fun ideas to squeeze out every bit of summer vacation fun you can! Read more


No one wants to think about dealing with lice right now but August is prime time for infestations. Here’s how to avoid them and if you can’t, the newest and best treatments. Read more


It’s that time of year again. The new school year is right around the corner. This year, why not combine getting rid of some clothes that no longer fit your growing child with shopping for the upcoming school year? Read more


A growing thought on many parents' minds as the school year approaches is how to keep your children entertained even after school hours. Here are a few quick tips to ease that worry. Read more

With school back in session on August 18, you can start the year off right by implementing one of more of our back to school organization tips. Read more


School is back in session for Collier children. If you're in the mood for a creative and fun back to school photo of your child, read on! We have suggestions that will be useful for even the most amateur photographer. Read more


Clutter is inevitable, especially during the school year when a new batch of graded papers, permission slips and loot from classroom parties arrive on a daily basis. Our suggestions will help you cut clutter and get organized this year. Read more


The thought of getting everyone back on a schedule, stocking up on school supplies and packing lunches can leave even the most organized mom’s head spinning in circles. But there are things you can do to make the transition to school easier this year Read more


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