School Supplies....

United States
August 3, 2008 2:29pm CST
My children are going to a new school this year. When I transfered them at the beginning of the summer they gave me a school supplies list. My youngest Daughter who will be attending kindergarden. Only needed a few things bought. Those few things where donation things that could be written off on your taxes. She only needed a backpack, a change of cloths, donation supplies and $20.00.. The teachers in her grade are going to be buying all the supplies with all the money. They was ordering it for them. So they can get it cheaper. So what my question to you is. What do you think about this idea? Sould other schools and grades do the samething?
2 responses
@pam210 (345)
• United States
4 Aug 08
My sister's kid's school does this but it is an optional thing. The first year that my nephew was there she sent in the money and was all excited that he would get his school supply package the day before school. The second year she told me that it really wasn't a great deal because she could of bought the supplies alot cheaper on her own with all of the sales that go on before school. I think for the convience factor its great but for people that are trying to strech their money its not helpful. There are enough fees and cost that come up that you don't plan on spending another $20 on school supplies is alot.
• United States
4 Aug 08
well i guess it is a good thing here,b/c they are buying everything they need for all school year.. we don't got to buy any thing all school year. last year the school supplies list for kindergarden was so long that it would of been more than $20.00 to buy everything. The nap mat it self is $almost 10.oo dollars. so i guess it just depends on the grade...
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
3 Aug 08
It can be a good idea for younger kids. Older kids like to choose their own stuff and can be pretty picky. The school my son goes to they offer a packet you can buy for like $30 or you can go buy everything yourself. I don't think it includes a backpack, just the supply list. Well, I got his supplies for roughly $15. So I saved $20 by putting a bit of effort out.