September 8, 2011 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #599268
does this bother anyone else? you get a list of school supplies in middle of the summer, go out buy the whole list, then your kid comes home first day of school , my rebbi said i need this my teacher said i need that?
then at the end of the year half the stuff wasn’t used anyway. don’t the teachers realize this stuff costs money? and to do it for a whole family?
and another thing, why do they need specialty supplies? glue sticks 10 for a dollar in staples or walmart? you can be sure the teacher will ask for the 2.678oz glue stick no other one is ok. and you can only get it in cashmart for 8.99each. and you need 2. for each kid.
i mean come on! i need to buy an 8 pocket folder? 4 – 2 pocket are no good ? why not?September 8, 2011 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #808079deiyezoogerMember
I know a school that ask the parents NOT to buy any school suplies, instead the kids have to bring $10-$15 and the school suplies the suplies. That way the parents don’t have to run around town guessing exectly what the teacher had in mind. Besids the school buys in bulk so they get a better price and there is no competition everyone has the same simple suplies.September 8, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm #808080GumBallMember
Btw skool supplies is SO expensive!! I went with my mother and we got very little knowing were gonna need to come back and we paid and it was extremely expensive!!Sheesh!!September 8, 2011 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm #808081
thats a great idea all schools should do it!September 9, 2011 12:18 am at 12:18 am #808082
welcome to being a mother of school aged kids!
my kids needed seforim it just gave basic didnt say specific so i gave it it happened to be a sefer my other child used last yr but this year its not good enough
what about the book fee we pay every yr approx $35 a kid what books do they get i never see any homeSeptember 9, 2011 11:46 am at 11:46 am #808083commonsenseParticipant
golden, how about the school assigning seforim that are not available. for the second year in a row we had to run around to a bunch of different seforim stores because no one had the exact version of the sefer the Rebbi wanted. If the schools know they will be assigning specific versions of seforim they need to either sell them or make sure some stores are well stocked with what they want and let the parents know where to buy it. I know for a fact I was not the only one having a hard time with this.September 9, 2011 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #808084adorableParticipant
deiyezooger- is that a school in monsey? I have never heard of such a brilliant idea like the one you mentioned.September 9, 2011 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #808085
my boys yehsiva started selling what the boys need if u dont have it
my girls school last year my daughter need a macberet i bought the one that all the stores sell my daughter came bk telling me its not big enough so i wrote a note to the teacher she told me how many pages it needs i went to i think it was 10 stores they all said they never heard of it so i called the teacher and said i cant run around like this if u want this specific type fine by tell were to go!
this yr my daughter needs a blk and white notebook w 150 pages i have only w 100 pgs go figure!!
its a plot to make us crazySeptember 9, 2011 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #808086
and like one poster mentioned. whats with the book fee? whatr do they buy with that? 40 each kid? including pre 1 a?September 9, 2011 9:23 pm at 9:23 pm #808087brotherofursParticipant
i know its a little crazy for only my school supplies i spent over 100$! and i legit only got what i needed and i’m in hs!September 11, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am #808088
any teachers care to comment?September 11, 2011 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #808089happiestMember
I’m a teacher but for 5 year olds so I can’t really comment. The only school supplies we ask them to bring is a folder. We used to ask for 2 marble notebooks but even got rid of that.
I do want to say though that the only time we were ever asked for a book fee was in highschool when they gave us textbooks and the fee was refunded to us at the end of every year provided that we returned all our books intact. This was definitely a good way of getting us to treat our things properly.
I like the solution of having the school buy the school supplies and the parents sending in money to cover the cost but I’m sure there would be a parent (atleast one) complaining that this is not acceptable for some reason.
Good luck to all of you mothers though!September 11, 2011 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #808090
having the school buy the books and we pay for it is great it should be optional not manditory when u have bl”h more than one kid u have that sefer or book already y do i have to buy it againSeptember 11, 2011 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #808091
happiest you know what the problem would be, schools making money on the supplies. i still think it is the best solution. but the teachers also have to update what they really useSeptember 11, 2011 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #808092commonsenseParticipant
asking for the 150 page notebook is ridiculous. Kids rarely finish up the 100 page notebooks that are easily available for cheap. It eats me up when they come home with those 150 sheet notebooks that are $2.89 and require a trip to a special store and they’ve only used 20 pages. teachers need to read over the school lists and evaluate what they will really use. I have no problem getting the exact supplies as long as they will be used.
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