Gone are the days when a “Big Chief,” new crayons with points and a lunch box with your favorite super-hero or “Barbie” got you back in school. The National average per child today for the cost of school supplies is $100.
Many lower income families simply can not afford the financial burden. As a result, teachers often purchase supplies for their classroom at their own expense.
To help alleviate the hardship on families and teachers, and make sure all students begin the year with the supplies they need to do their best, Central is again collecting supplies and money to purchase them for our area low-income elementary school, Maple Lawn.
If you would like to donate, you may drop items or a check by the church Monday thru Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Make checks payable to Central Christian Church and mark “school supply drive” in the memo.
The following is a list of approved items for Pre-K through grade 5:
#2 Pencils (needed for most grades, good quality*
Box of Colored pencils (24 count)
Box map colors – 24 ct.
Dixon® Ticonderoga® Box Of 12 Pencils
Box of crayons (24 count)
Box of Crayola washable markers
Blunt scissors (for young students)
1oz. Bottle of Elmer’s white glue
Pkg. assorted construction paper, 50 count both 9 X 12 and 12 x 18
Pkg. manila paper 50 count both 9 X 12 and 12 x 18
Pocket Folders diff. Colors
Plastic Folders 4 pocket with brads assorted colors
Notebooks: Spiral Notebook (red, blue, yellow, Green and black) Spiral Notebook – 70 pages (wide-ruled, assorted colors) Black & white composition notebook (no spiral) 3 Ring binder 2”inch
Mead Early Composition Journal (kindergarten)
PRIMARY Composition notebook - half white paper & half ruled paper ?
Composition notebook, Wide Ruled (black cover) ?
Handwriting Tablet Paper (50 wide ruled sheets)
3 Ring binder 2”inch
Pack of dividers for binder
Notebook paper (wide- rule)*
Box Ziplock Bags both 1 Quart and 1 gallon
White printer paper***
Pkg of graph paper
Package White card stock
Clorox disinfectant wipes (not baby wipes)
Rolls Paper Towels
Index cards both 3 X 5 inch small and large size
Supply box for Kindergarten students (similar to the old cigar box only plastic)
Headphones (medium quality)
Backpack – Big enough to carry their binder is requested for pre-K
*Notebook paper must be wide rule
**Dollar Store pencils tend to not sharpen well. Please purchase a higher quality #2 pencil
***Needed for most grades