Tuesday, August 16

It's That Time of Year

It's that time of year again when we see commercials on TV of elated parents dancing around office supply stores in pure bliss while the kids sulk behind them - It's Back to School Time!!!

Thankfully we don't have any moments like around my house.  We have been blessed to live in a town (with only one school district) that does not have "back to school supply lists".  I am so grateful for this.  I have seen some of the lists my friends have for their kids and I am shocked, clearly schools are under funded.  The lists include: tissues (and they call out how many boxes), crayons, pencils (enough to staff a small army in my opinion), markers, note pads, hand sanitizes (what ever happened to good old fashioned hand washing?), deodorant (really I don't get this one), rulers, empty boxes, paper tubes, 10 folders... I could go on and on.

Our PTO asks kindly for donations to the class rooms in our town.  Some teachers send home wish lists, some teachers encourage you to sign up to supply certain items.  Sure we are asked to donate; but it's on our terms and what we are comfortable with.  I love it this way.  I am happy to go out and buy several boxes of crayons or tissues and help stock the class room, especially when they are on sale.

We are very fortunate to live in a town like this and to have so many parents willing to donate to the class room.  And most importantly it saves me from having to go and dance around an office supply store.


The Good Witch of the South said...

I don't dance around office supply stores because I have to buy school supplies... I dance around office supply stores because he's going back to school!!! :D

Rebecca said...

Wow, you're SO lucky! I easily spend $50 just on Kyan's school supplies! Jaben doesn't find out what he needs until the first week and by then the stores are cleaned out. I'd LOVE to be able to donate some stuff rather than spend so much all at once!

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