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Central Westside Collects School Supplies for Local School

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 cannot 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 Christian Church 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 through 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*
  • Pencil pouch/bag 
  • Mechanical pencil 
  • Box of Colored pencils (24 count)
  • Box map colors – 24 ct.
  • Expo markers
  • Dixon® Ticonderoga® Box Of 12 Pencils 
  • Pink erasers
  • Dry eraser 
  • Cap erasers
  • Box of crayons (24 count)
  • Box of Crayola washable markers
  • Blunt scissors (for young students)
  • Regular scissors
  • 1oz. Bottle of Elmer’s white glue
  • Glue sticks
  • 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
  • Pkg. White card stock
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Clorox disinfectant wipes (not baby wipes)
  • Lysol Spray
  • Composition notebooks
  • Rolls Paper Towels
  • Boxes Kleenex
  • Index cards both 3 X 5 inch small and large size
  • Scotch tape
  • Supply box for Kindergarten students (plastic)
  • Headphones (medium quality)
  • Backpack – Big enough to carry their binder is requested for pre-K

*Notebook paper must be wide rule

**Please purchase a higher quality #2 pencil

***Needed for most grades


Tuesday, August 6, 2019