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!

PreK/Kindergarten Supply List (DeeAnn and Lisa’s class, updated for 2020)

School Supplies
– A washable bag or pencil case with the following:
  -Several pencils
  -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)
-If you are able to find any sanitizing wipes, please bring a container or two of these.
-Also if you can, please bring several rolls of paper towels or a package of toilet paper to donate to the class.
-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.
-A mid-morning snack packed separately from his/her lunch.
-Two changes of clothing in ZipLoc like bags. 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 if you wish us to reapply during the day, we request that you send the spray on type).

1st/2nd Grade Supply List (Waew’s class, updated for 2020)

  1. Work Books/Notebook

     First Grade

Math: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375430490/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Literacy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/037543030X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Primary Journal: https://www.amazon.com/Mead-Primary-Journal-Creative-Tablet/dp/B00LT54P06

     Second Grade:

Math: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375430504/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Literacy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375430318/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Primary Journal: https://www.amazon.com/Mead-Primary-Journal-Creative-Tablet/dp/B00LT54P06

     Third Grade: (any composition notebook works!)

Math: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375430512/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Literacy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375430067/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Journal: Any composition notebook

Other supplies:

  1. A pack of modeling clay
  2. A storage plastic container with a name tag on it
  3. One or two #2 or mechanical pencils
  4. A pencil sharpener
  5. An eraser
  6. A pair of scissors
  7. A glue stick
  8. A pack of markers/crayons/color pencils (choose one)
  9. A sketch book
  10. A bottle of hand sanitizer
  11. An extra face mask
  12. A pack of facial tissue
  13. A favorite book from home
  14. A pair of noise cancellation headphones (if your child needs them)

Donations will be much appreciated!

  1. Hand Sanitizer
  2. Facial Tissue
  3. Hand soap
  4. Cleaning supplies (non-toxic disinfectant wipes or cleaning spray etc.)
  • A primary journal notebook
  • A composition notebook
  • A sketch book
  • A pack of pencils
  • A pack of washable markers
  • A ruler
  • An eraser
  • A pack of glue sticks
  • A pack of clear scotch tape
  • A pair of kids scissors
  • A pack of construction paper
  • A pack of printer paper (A4)
  • A roll of paper towels
  • A box of facial tissues
  • A box of Band-Aids
  • A package of dry erase markers

2nd/3rd Grade Supply List (Yolanda’s class, updated for 2019)

  • A primary journal notebook
  • A sketchbook (100 sheets)
  • A pack of pencils
  • A pack of washable markers
  • A pack of glue sticks
  • A pack of construction paper
  • A pack of printer paper (letter size)
  • Two packs of dry erase markers (Expo brand)
  • A 3” three-ring binder
  • Tri-Fold Poster Board
  • A pack of kids’ paint by Crayola Brand
  • Crayola washable watercolors pan (set of 24)
  • Crayola watercolor colored pencils 12 count (for use wet or dry)
  • One pair of scissors
  • A clear ruler
  • Colored tissue paper (for crafts)
  • Elmer’s washable school glue

Donations appreciated of the following items

  • A roll of paper towels
  • A box of facial tissues
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Oil pastel sticks

4th/5th Grade Supply List (Lauren’s class, updated for 2020)

  • All students are required to wear a cloth or surgical mask each day. Please wear a fresh mask daily. 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 or box of tissues.
  • One pack of markers – each student will have individual supplies this year.
  • One pair of scissors.
  • One glue stick.
  • One roll of tape.
  • Individual hand sanitizer.
  • One roll of paper towels.
  • A water bottle labeled with student’s name.
  • 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!

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues, paper towels, and printer paper are always appreciated!
  • Scotch tape/clear tape
  • Clorox disinfectant wipes

CFS Grades 6-8 Supply List, Updated for 2019


Thanks to a donation secured by Ms. Moe, we have a complete class set of binders with tabs already in them! I’ve attached a photo of the binders along with my own pineapple pencil bag. Of course, students could supply their own binder if that is their preference.

Required Supplies

  • 3 Ring Pen/pencil pouch to fit in the binder
  • 1 package of wide ruled filler paper
  • 1 package of graph paper for binders
  • 1 composition notebook
  • Pens and pencils (student’s choice but please include at least a few blue/black ink pens!)
  • Small pair of scissors
  • 1 roll of scotch tape
  • Ventra Card — in short, this saves you mony (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/

For classroom donation

  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 package printer paper
  • 1 roll of paper towels