Will you fill a backpack?
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In our continuing uncertain economy, families are having to stretch their incomes like never before . . . and $50-ish of school supplies (per child!) may prove extremely difficult for already struggling families.
You can make a difference as we lend a hand to children in our own church family and our community. Simply fill a backpack with school supplies and bring it to the church by Friday, August 24.
If you are in need of a backpack for your child, applications will be available at the booth in the North Lobby starting July 22 or at the bottom of this page. Applications to receive a backpack are due by Friday, August 17.
STANDARD SALEM/KEIZER SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
Fill a backpack (no wheels please) appropriate for one age group and attach a label.
Box of 24-48 crayons
12 Glue sticks
Box facial tissues
12-24 Pencils (#2)
Grades One & Two
(add these in addition to above list)
Pink pearl eraser
Liquid glue, 4 oz.
(add these in addition to above two lists)
Wide-ruled notebook paper
Ruler, 12” & 30 cm, 1/16th & 1 mm gradation
Good quality pens, blue or black ink
Loose-leaf 3-ring binder
Grades Six—Twelve Math Supplies
1½ inch 3-ring binder
Pad of graph paper (cm or ¼ inch)
Standard notebook paper
12-24 Pencils (#2)
Ruler with standard and metric measurements
Set of colored pencils (instead of crayons)
2-4 Glue sticks
Package of AAA batteries
optional but strongly suggested:
Scientific calculator (TI-30Xa recommended)
Please add other fun items if you like, such as pocket folders, pencil top erasers, supply boxes or zippered pouches, colored pencils, post-it notes, index cards, hand sanitizer, gift cards for additional supplies they may need, etc. Also, many local stores provide supply lists for schools in our area.
If shopping is not your favorite thing, no problem! You’re welcome to provide a gift card or make a financial donation and we’ll do the shopping for you!