We thank you in advance for sending your student(s) to school prepared and for helping our community prepare for another year of hands-on learning!

Helpful information:

  • Ventra Card — This saves you money (bus/train transfers for 15 cents instead of paying another full fare) and it saves the class time as well. Look down to “Quick Links” after following this link: https://www.ventrachicago.com/students/ *note if you have a card from last year, you still need to renew for this year*
  • Library Card — free books! Look here for more info:https://www.chipublib.org/get-a-library-card/

PreK/Kindergarten Supply List (DeeAnn and Lisa’s class, updated for 2021)

All students are required to wear a cloth or paper surgical-style mask each day. Please wear a fresh mask daily. Having a good fit is important so that students don’t have to fiddle with their mask too much during the day. Send an extra mask in student’s book bag in case mask needs to be changed mid-day.

School Supplies
– A washable bag or pencil case with the following
  -Several pencils
  -Crayons
  -Markers
  -Colored pencils
  -Older children may want to have a pencil sharpener in his/her bag
  -A drawing pad (it doesn’t have to be fancy, but it may be easier than having a lot of loose papers).
-A backpack with:
 -A water bottle filled with water. We will fill it as needed and you can take them home to clean them each day.
-Lunch (if anything needs to be kept cold, you may want to consider including an ice pack.) We encourage low sugar content for lunch and snack.
-A mid-morning snack packed separately from his/her lunch.
-Two changes of clothing in ZipLoc like bags labelled with your child’s name. We may be able to find a place to store these at school.
-Sun hat
-Sunscreen (We ask that you apply this before school, but we can help them reapply it if necessary as needed).
If your child naps, you can bring a blanket.

Kindergarten/1st Grade Supply List (Waew’s class, updated for 2021)

All students are required to wear a cloth or paper surgical-style mask each day. Please wear a fresh mask daily. Having a good fit is important so that students don’t have to fiddle with their mask too much during the day. Send an extra mask in student’s book bag in case mask needs to be changed mid-day.

Kindergarten Math Books:

First Grade Math Books:
Kindergarten and First Grade School Supplies:
5.    A pack of pencils and erasers
6.    A pack of washable markers
8. A pack of glue sticks
9. A pack of printing paper
10. A pack of construction paper
11. A pack of Scotch tape
Donations (much appreciated!)
1.    Facial Tissue
2.    Dish soap
3.    Hand soap
4.    Hand Sanitizer
5.    Dry Erase Markers

2nd/3rd Grade Supply List (Raven’s class, updated for 2021)

All students are required to wear a cloth or paper surgical-style mask each day. Please wear a fresh mask daily. Having a good fit is important so that students don’t have to fiddle with their mask too much during the day. Send an extra mask in student’s book bag in case mask needs to be changed mid-day.

There are a few things I would like children to start the year with, but as our need for supplies shifts throughout the year, I ask that families sign-up for a month to help provide the supplies throughout the year. I will send a reminder and list when your month arrives.

To start the year please send each child with:

  • A composition notebook either a Primary w/ baselines (for developing writers) or Standard (for confident writers)

  • A 1”-1 ½” Binder


4th/5th Grade Supply List (Lauren’s class, updated for 2021)

All students are required to wear a cloth or paper surgical-style mask each day. Please wear a fresh mask daily. Having a good fit is important so that students don’t have to fiddle with their mask too much during the day. Send an extra mask in student’s book bag in case mask needs to be changed mid-day.

  • One 2-pocket folder.
  • Individual pencil case. Ideally a soft case with zipper and clear window. Example: https://www.staples.com/Staples-Pencil-Pouch/product_206193
  • Twelve pencils, sharpened. Ticonderoga brand are the best in my experience. Send 3 to school to start the year.
  • Individual sharpener.
  • Twelve black felt tip pens, Papermate Flair brand. Please bring 3 to school to start the year.
  • One composition book, wide ruled.
    • This is to use as a journal.
  • Two writing notebooks, single subject, spiral bound, wide ruled.
    • One is for fall and one is for spring. Please send one to school and keep the other one at home.
    • One-subject notebooks are preferred instead of multi-subject notebooks.
  • An individual pack of tissues, if desired.
  • Individual hand sanitizer, if desired.
  • Scotch/clear tape with a dispenser
  • One roll of paper towels.
  • One packet of printer paper.
  • A water bottle labeled with student’s name – this is important as the water fountains currently only allow water bottle refill, and do not allow people to drink directly.
  • Because we’ll be spending a lot of time outside, bring a sun hat and sunscreen if needed.
  • I am buying math notebooks for the whole class, so no need to buy those.

For the class (optional) – Donations much appreciated!

  • Extra papermate flair pens
  • Extra hand sanitizer
  • Boxes of tissues
  • Extra scotch tape/clear tape
  • Clorox disinfectant wipes
  • Markers – I like crayola “pipsqueak skinnies.”
  • Glue sticks
  • We currently have enough pencils and regular ball-point pens!

6th/7th/8th Grade Supply List (Ephran’s class, updated for 2021)

All students are required to wear a cloth or paper surgical-style mask every day. A fresh mask should be worn every day. A couple extra should be packed each day, just in case.

  • One 2-pocket folder.
  • Pencil case.
  • Twelve pencils, sharpened.
  • Pencil sharpener.
  • Highlighters
  • Twelve black felt tip pens.
  • One composition book, wide ruled. (For journals/morning writing prompts)
  • Two writing notebooks, single subject, spiral bound, wide ruled.
  • Graph paper notebook.
  • An individual pack of tissues, if desired.
  • Individual hand sanitizer, if desired.
  • Scotch/clear tape with a dispenser.
  • One packet of looseleaf notebook paper.
  • A water bottle labeled with the student’s name. The water fountains are off for COVID safety measures, but they still have a water bottle-filling function.
  • A library card, if possible – we will learn about book holds, e-books, and research resources that are available for free through the library website.

      For classroom donation (optional):

  • Felt-tip pens.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Boxes of tissues.
  • Scotch tape/clear tape.
  • Clorox disinfectant wipes.
  • Markers.
  • Glue sticks.
  • One pack of printer paper.
  • One book (nonfiction or fiction) to add to the classroom library.
      For maker lab donation (optional):
  • USB drives.
  • Legos.
  • Electrical components/wires.
  • Wooden dowels.
  • Fabric.
  • Embroidery floss/needles.
  • Paint brushes.
  • PLA 3D printer filament, 1.75mm.

If your student uses CTA, you can purchase a ventra bus pass at: https://www.ventrachicago.com/students/