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School Supplies

WELCOME to a new school year, Tigers!

  • First week: Students will only need a notebook, folder, and writing utensil.
  • In class: Teachers will provide supply lists.
  • Need school supplies? No problem. Contact your social worker. Every student has one!
  • For your shopping convenience, see general lists below. 
  • Save receipts for tax purposes. According to the MN Department of Revenue, most school supply expenses qualify if required for the normal school day – i.e. for subjects normally taught in public school grades K-12."

REMEMBER MASKS

Need guidance on mask buying? Check out these news sources, and remember to buy extra.

1. Washington Post - Finding reliable masks online can be tricky. Here are tips that can help.

2. KARE 11 - U of M professor creates new child mask tip sheet

3. Star Tribune - How to pick a better mask against COVID

4. Twitter - @masknerd Minnesota-Based Aaron Collins whose mask research is cited in the Washington Post.



Generally, for each class, students will need:
1. Notebook (spiral or composition)
2. Writing utensils: pens, pencils, and highlighters
3. Pocket folder for organizing work
4. Mask (Do buy extra. Masks get wet and soiled and you'll want to have another available each day.)



Recommended:
1. Water bottle



Useful, may be optional or required:
(Recommend waiting to get teacher's supply list before buying.)
1. Colored pencils (needed for Social Studies)
2. Set of Sharpies, or other felt-tipped markers (needed for Social Studies)
3. Glue sticks (needed for Social Studies)
4. Double-sided tape (needed for Social Studies)
5. Sticky notes/Post Its, small size for annotating
6. Loose-leaf paper
7. Note cards
8. Ear buds
9. 3-ring binder
10. Composition notebook

For some MATH, and SCIENCE classes you may need:
(Again recommend waiting for teacher supply list before buying.)
1. Graph paper
2. Compass, protractor (Geometry)
3. Scientific calculator
4. Graphing calculator. TI-84 recommended (Statistics)


Language classes (Depending on class):
1. Spanish-English dictionary
2. French-English dictionary



Vocal Music classes
1.
Half-inch black 3-ring binder (the narrowest one you can get!)
2. Composition notebook or spiral notebook
3.Pencil
4.Tab dividers for 3-ring binder
5 Water bottle


Gym classes:
1. Tennis Shoes
2. Athletic shorts, t-shirt, sweatpants, sweatshirt
3. Water bottle
4. $5 deposit for lock rental ($5 returned at end of semester)



Appreciated (as classroom donations*):

1. Box of tissue 
(NEW: NO ANTISEPTIC WIPES OR SANITIZER) 
MPS supplies schools and classrooms with approved products in accordance to safety gudielines.

*Give to a teacher, or label “For Social Worker” and drop off at welcome desk or main office.