Monday, May 19, 2008

School Supplies...


...for how many?


I'm only sending one child to public school next year, at least I thought so. I just got a packet in the mail to re-enroll him for the fall, and included was the school supply list.
I've always been fond of school supplies, I love shopping for them, they make me smile (or they did). My favorite part of the movie"You've Got Mail" was when Tom Hanks said the Fall season made him want to go out and buy a bouquet of pencils.


Anyway... I started reading the list and well... see for yourself.


Second Grade Supply List

100-#2 papermate pencils

10-glue sticks

2-boxes of colored pencils

6-boxes of 24 crayons

6-large boxes of Kleenex

2-boxes of classic color markers

3-spiral notebooks wide ruled

2-packs wide ruled notebook paper

8-pocket folders 2 red, 2 blue, 2 green, 2 yellow

8-brad folders 2 red, 2 blue, 2 green, 2 yellow

2-boxes of Ziploc baggies (what??)

3-manual pencil sharpeners

2-four pack dry erase markers (what no 50 packs of chalk...)

2-packs of assorted colored construction paper (since when do we provide this?)

AND

1 pack 24 #2 pencils for ART! (the 100 #2's don't cover that?)

AND

1-bottle hand sanitizer (kids A-L)

2-containers sanitizing wipes (kids M-Z)


OK since when did we need to buy supplies for TEN kids, let alone stock the teachers supply cupboard, DRY ERASE MARKERS?! and what's with the Art teacher?


Don't get me started on the Kleenex and sanitizing stuff, shouldn't that be supplied by the school like the toilet paper is??


WOW!


I'm only gonna provide enough for one child... my child. IF there are less fortunate children in the class who can't afford supplies and they ask for donations then and only then will I gladly give more.

4 comments:

D-lyn said...

Oh My Goodness!
They can't really be serious?!!!
That is like a crime...
Sigh... We pay more and more tax dollars every year and still it doesn't cover much!
Oo ooooh put him in later in the year and then he won't have to have all those supplies! LOL and then sigh...

Daphne said...

WOW! That's a bit extreme! I would talk to the teacher in person before buying any supplies and see how the heck one child can use all that stuff in only one year!

mer said...

wow, I'd check too. Perhaps they sent out the teacher's supply list to the parents on accident. If not, where are our tax dollars going to? I mean really...

Annie Carie said...

One thing I forgot to mention, was the large note at the bottom of the list it reads:

"PLEASE DO NOT LABEL ANY ITEMS, ALL SUPPLIES ARE COMMUNITY SHARED"

Jason asked why the kids can't be responsible for their own things.