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 2019)

  • A box of tissues
  • Clorox wipes or other disinfectant wipes
  • Blank copy paper (We could really use this!)
  • A box of markers (i.e. 10 washable, thick-tipped markers)
  • A notebook to use as a journal. (We recommend a primary composition book, available at such stores as Office Depot. It has space for drawings on top and writing on the bottom. However, you can also get a regular composition book, a notebook, or make your own using paper and a three pronged folder or yarn, as long as the cover i sturdy. Children may decorate it at home or at school.)

Highly recommended

  • A water bottle
  • Two changes of clothing (it works well to label them and put them in separate plastic bags)
  • A sun hat
  • A small, thin blanket (PreK)
  • Sunscreen if needed

For the class – please choose one:

  • A container of wet wipes (i.e. baby wipes)
  • A roll of paper towels
  • Toilet paper

Other donations appreciated:

  • Band-aids
  • A box of medical gloves
  • Drawing paper
  • Construction paper
  • A bottle of glue

1st/2nd Grade Supply List (Waew’s class, updated for 2019)

  • 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 2019)

  • 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.
  • One box of tissues.
  • One pack of markers, each student will have individual art supplies this year.
  • One roll of paper towels.
  • An water bottle labeled with student’s name.
  • Because we’ll be spending lots of time outside, bring sun hat and sunscreen if needed.
  • This year I am buying math notebooks for the whole class and individual pencil cases for everyone, so no need to buy those.

For the class (optional) – Donations much appreciated!

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Additional felt-tip pens
  • Tissues, paper towels, and printer paper are always appreciated!
  • Scotch tape/clear tape
  • Glue sticks
  • Sponges for cleaning
  • 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