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Back-to-School Supplies Checklist

Backpack? Check. Lunch box? Check. Safety scissors? Er… The basics to buy your young scholar, from preschool to high school.

Preschool

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    1 art smock

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    Change of clothes for spills or accidents

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    2 freezer packs for lunch boxes

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    1 lunch bag or lunch box

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    Packaged hand wipes (slip them into lunch boxes for wiping dirty hands before snack time)

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    Packaged snacks (healthy choices include pretzels, nuts—if allowed—and dried fruit)

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    Plastic crayon keeper or box to store craft projects

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    Plastic drink container with flip top to stop spills before they happen

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    Pocket tissue packs

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    Resealable gallon-sized plastic bags for taking home craft projects

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    Shoes with slip-proof soles to prevent hallway spills

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    Small umbrella

Elementary School

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    1 art smock

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    1 backpack large enough to fit a lunch box, folders, and supplies

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    1 box of crayons (16-count)

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    1 pack of washable markers (8-count)

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    1 bottle of glue (8 ounces)

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    4 glue sticks

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    2 freezer packs for lunch boxes

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    Packaged hand wipes (slip them into lunch boxes for wiping dirty hands before snack time)

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    Hooded waterproof jacket for drizzly days on the playground

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    1 large pink eraser

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    1 lunch bag or lunch box

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    4 No. 2 pencils

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    Packaged snacks (healthy choices include pretzels, nuts—if allowed—and dried fruit)

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    Plastic crayon keeper or box to store craft projects

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    Plastic drink container with flip top to stop spills before they happen

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    Plastic toolbox to store scissors, glue, and other supplies

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    4 folders with pockets

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    Pocket tissue packs

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    1 pair of safety scissors

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    Shoes with slip-proof soles to prevent playground accidents

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    1 small pencil sharpener

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    Small umbrella

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    Resealable gallon-sized plastic bags for taking home craft projects

Middle School

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    Agenda or planner to keep track of homework assignments

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    Backpack

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    Binder dividers

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    1 binder per subject

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    Compass (one without a sharp metal point will be the safest)

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    1 folder per subject for handouts

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    2 highlighters in different colors

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    1 pack of No. 2 pencils (12-count)

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    Loose-leaf paper (wide-ruled)

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    Pens

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    Protractor

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    Ruler

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    Mini stapler

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    1 three-subject spiral notebook

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    Zip drive or USB drive to save work done on home and school computers

High School

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    Agenda or planner to keep track of homework assignments

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    Backpack

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    Binder dividers

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    1 binder per subject

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    1 folder per subject for handouts

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    Calculator, if allowed

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    2 highlighters in different colors

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    1 pack of No. 2 pencils (12-count)

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    Loose-leaf paper (college-ruled or wide- ruled)

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    2 packages of 1/4-inch graph paper

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    Pens

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    Ruler

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    Mini stapler

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    1 three- or five-subject spiral notebook

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    Zip drive or USB drive to save work done on home and school computers