I know, they are just out of school.. but I gotta ask..
My DD11 finishes school next Thurs (late I know) & yesterday she came home with the school supply list for September (she'll start Grade 6 - public school).
At our school, we are given an option to pay $40 & the school will get the supplies & bring to the kids on the 1st day back. Benefit is convenience for parents; bulk buy for school; & some school fundraising $ (but not sure how much).
OR - they give us a list, &parents can buy our own supplies.
We buy the supplies ourselves , because:
1 - we re-use some supplies for last year (pencil case; scissors; geometry set; erasers; glue sticks..)
2 - hubby takes DD school supply shopping in mid August .. and we find it a fun way to get excited about back to school.
Wondering how your family & school handles school supplies.
Also a back pack question. Do your kids reuse the back pack til it falls to shreds, or do you buy a new one each year. And for back to school clothes -- do your kids get decked out in new clothes, or do you keep the summer shorts going as long as possible?
happy Summer -- but see you in Sept.
Oops...hit send before I finished....
backpacks each year...sometimes twice a year...my kids tend to be hard on them. They also end up going trough 4 or 5 plastic or steel water bottles each year too.
Back to school clothes...this year it's uniforms..so we'll be buying them all...I'm going to try to get each of them a couple and just do laundry every other day (runs screaming) for awhile until I can build up their uniform stash.