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Old 06-16-2007, 09:54 AM
 
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Default where do you find school supply lists before school starts?

I have one son starting Kindergarten and one starting 1st grade in Wake county public and i looked on the school site and it didnt list school supply lists anywhere. Do stores have them posted?

thanks
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:57 AM
 
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I have one son starting Kindergarten and one starting 1st grade in Wake county public and i looked on the school site and it didnt list school supply lists anywhere. Do stores have them posted?

thanks
Most of the indivdual school web sites have them up closer to the time school starts. I've seen some lists at Target for schools in the same 'near area' of the store...that isn't all schools/stores that do that though.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:03 AM
 
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If they do post a list, there is a good chance that it won't get posted until later in the summer. Unless it is a year-round school, most schools won't start up until sometime in August. There is a chance that the school where your children will be attending may also have had a new teacher hired/or will be hired as well, so the new teacher will probably not get around to making out a supply list until later this summer. I would check late July.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:37 AM
 
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I have seen school lists at Staples and Office Max as well.

Many schools (except for year round) release their lists at the end of July so parents can take advantage of the annual North Carolina Sales Tax Free Weekend. This is usually the first weekend in August. Here is a link that explains it. Follow prices closely on big ticket items like computers and Texas Instruments calculators. Stores have been known to have their best sales the weekend before the holiday and return to 'regular pricing' for the holiday.

Sales Tax Holiday
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:56 PM
 
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well the school is year round and they start in 3 weeks! so i cant wait until later in the summer...LOL.

I'll call the school on monday. there was probably already an open-house or oreintation that I missed. thanks anyway.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:23 PM
 
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Default Check out printschoollist.com

There is a new web site being developed for schools to post their school supply list. The list can be searched in a data base. This site is expected to be fully functional be end of month
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:35 PM
 
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Beware, though, as I have bought everything off the general list and then shown up for "meet the teacher" and she has her own list, not necessarily the same as the class list. My kids school, Lacy Elem., sends out a summer newsletter with lots of info, including supply list by grade level. However, I always wait til after the first day, except for the things I KNOW they will want....like pencils, tissue, etc. When it comes to number and type of notebook, rule of paper, etc....each teacher can be very different in how she/he works things. Especially once you get past first grade.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:57 PM
 
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Personally, unless your child is in an older grade, I wouldn't buy ANYTHING based on the general Wake County list you find in Wal Mart and Target.
I've done it before and gotten totally burned, especially in KG. Her teacher only wanted a handful of items after I'd spent on ton based on the "list". SHe also wanted some items for her classroom that wer not on the list. I didn't spend more or less money either way, but I did have to make several trips to return some items and something else later.
Even last year in 6th grade, the list said we needed a graphing calculator and when asked, the teacher said they wouldn't be using one. That would have been a major expense for an unneeded item.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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I always stock up on kleenex and hand sanitizer. I also always buy extra glue, glue sticks, pencils, paper and snacks, alot of teachers ask for that on their lists as well.

But yes, you can call the school to get the list. JUST MAKE SURE YOU ASK FOR THE TEACHER'S LIST. They usually ask for specific size notebooks and it never fails, I always buy the wrong size listed on the general school supply list.
Blah.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:13 PM
 
Location: NC
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Normally when they send you your teacher's name, and when to come for the open house, it'll include the class specific list. BUT, these do not normally come until very close to the time school starts.
Walmart has them, and the other places you'd normally go ie. some of the drugstores do also. where you can get a lot of stuff, and then only have to pick up a couple items closer to school time.
But, if you want to buy Exactly what you need-- wait for the letter.
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