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Thursday, August 4, 2011

What does my child need for school? SUPPLIES INFO POSTED!

*Now posted on the main page at danielbagley.com*
From Ms. Ayer: "Each teacher on the K/1 team will take care of purchasing the bulk of the student/classroom supplies necessary to begin the school year. Over the years we have found this to be the most cost effective way to buy our materials. It is also nice for the students to begin the year with the exact same supplies, in order to avoid unnecessary conflicts and hurt feelings. These items will vary slightly for each teacher, but they consist of things such as: pencils, pencil grips, erasers, glue sticks, markers, name tags, binders, folders, tissue boxes, post-its, etc. The cost will be $20 per child. We will collect $20 cash or checks: payable to Daniel Bagley Elementary, during the first 2 weeks of school. If you can give extra for our scholarship fund, terrific! If you will need a scholarship, no problem… just ask!"

K/1 families: Please send the following items for collection in the first week if your last name begins with:
A-H: 2 boxes of tissues, wet wipes, one 24 pack of Crayola brand colored pencils and sandwich sized Ziploc bags
I-N: 2 packs of white board markers, and 1 pack of Pink Pearl erasers
M-Z: 1 bottle of hand sanitizer, band-aids, 1 1/2” X 2” Post-its, gallon-sized freezer weight Ziplocs.

We had to replenish the stock of quite a few of these items in our classroom last year, so Costco was happy with us.

In terms of other items, you will definitely need:
  • completed forms for the PTA, your teacher, Bagley, SPS (if you haven't already submitted them by the first day)
  • a full size back pack (big enough to fit a 9x12 folder for homework, kidmail, report cards, library books, etc.). If you're worried about it being too heavy for your 5 year old, there are neato rolling ones like little suitcases available.
  • a reusable lunchbox/lunchbag
  • a water bottle to keep in the classroom
  • a full change of clothes in a ziploc, labeled with a permanent marker, that the student will keep in his/her locker for 'accidents' (our family went through three changes of these in the first semester)... so if your kiddo comes home wearing different clothes than he went to school wearing, be sure to track down those cast-offs before they begin to decompose in a bag or locker.
  • NOT crocs. Mr. Millsap has a no-crocs policy for Health & Fitness, and running shoes are safer in the playground anyways. Flip-flops or strappy sandals won't cut it either.

Most important tip of the day: LABEL EVERYTHING. The Bagley lost and found is unbelievably huge and is donated in its entirety to a worthy cause fairly regularly. Kids are capable of forgetting pretty much anything, especially on the playground at recess.

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