If you’re like me and you enjoy supporting your child’s school and individual teachers by providing classroom supplies, ask for a wishlist or supply list for next year before school ends. In LAUSD, you most likely won’t know who your child’s teacher will be in the fall, but the school may have a grade-wide list of supplies that all teachers need/want. And some requests are universal – every teacher I’ve met can use the following:
- No. 2 pencils
- Glue sticks
- Facial tissue (like Kleenex)
- Unscented baby wipes
- Antibacterial wipes (like Lysol or Clorox)
- Hand sanitizer
In the coming months, Staples, Office Depot, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and other stores will start their back to school sales. It’s a great time to stock up on supplies – for home and to donate – at rock bottom prices.
With all of the budget cuts, public education in LAUSD really only works now if parents, teachers and the administration are a team. Presenting your child’s teacher with a gift of supplies at the start of the school year sends the message that you’re there to support and help them, and helps everyone get the year off to a great start.