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Dear PS/IS 217 Families

We are excited for the first year of the PTA School Supply Fundraiser! We know that getting ready for back to school is exciting – but also very, very busy! Let us help take part of the stress of back to school time by obtaining your child’s school supplies for them. Sign up now to secure a packet for your child for the grade level they are entering! By signing up for a School Supply Packet, you will be free from traveling to various stores getting every item on your child’s school list. In addition to the cost given below, we are asking each student to make a $5 donation 

The idea of kids,teenagers writing fake doctors note in order to get out of a fitness test is wrong. Their actions is understandable because who want to do push-ups, have a pointless fitness test, and be forced to play sports with others. I do not think there is a real for elementary school students t worry that much about gym unless you got a harsh coach. Honestly, everyone wants to be free from fitness and just chill and hang out with their friends.
The excuse comes in a variety of fraud  forms and templates, some are obvious fakes, some are not s obviously real unless the gym teacher wants to call the doctor's office and give the student detention for days on end. The only way for teachers to tell if the excuse is phoney is really looking at the child's actual health level and gathering information on their cholesterol level, their metabolism and so on. Some of these children should not be underestimated intellectually.
To be honest with kids making excuses is a good idea, they get to play their hand held video game devices, go on twitter, facebook and other various forms of social media,talk to their friends and so on all day. The only way that the kids could even get caught in giving fake documents is through too many times of the random illnesses, disease, and others. The other reason is pretty obvious, but then again could it be real to the human eye. I never seen anyone so far in my life passed out a fake doctors slip, I wanted to at times, but I never do it because I did not want to get caught. Another particular reason that kids come up with excuses is to get out of failing a fitness test, there could be so many other reasons, they could have been forced to write a form from a scam dr.
The concept of a false note to get out of the gm is beyond me, but who cares, the consequence of a fake excuse is not even that big of a deal, who should care about the kid's fitness level other than their parents.

 

Below are the school supply lists for Grades Pre-K – Middle School. If you are interested in ordering a packet for your child, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your order by Friday, Aug. 26th. Please be sure to:

Give your child’s name & grade level
Give parent/guardian’s name and contact email & phone number .
A confirmation email will be sent to you within 48 hours of your order. Payment will be accepted during the first week of school on:
Wednesday, Sept. 7th – 9-11am
Thursday, Sept. 8th & Friday, Sept. 9th~~ 8:30 – 9am AND 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Times will be extended into the week of Sept. 12th as needed (TBA)

Once you pay for your child’s school supplies, they will be delivered directly to their classroom! Hurry to reserve a packet now, only a specific number of School Supply Packets will be made for each grade level – email to reserve your packet now! Remember to place your order by Friday, August 26th!

 

Pre-K – COST: $40

1 small backpack or book bag (parent provided/NOT via PTA fundraiser)
1 recent photo of your child, 3 in. x 3 in., (close up of face)
1 box of tissues
1 package of baby wipes
1 container of Clorox or Lysol Wipes
1 bottle antibacterial hand soap
1 bottle of hand sanitizer
1 roll paper towels
1 box of Ziploc bags (gallon size)
1 package of Expo Markers
1 box of thick Crayola markers
2 Large Elmer’s Glue Sticks (clear)
 

 

Kindergarten – COST: $50

1 book bag (parent provided/NOT via PTA fundraiser)
1 pocket folder (2 pockets)
1 black & white composition notebook
1 pkg. large single pink erasers
24 #2 pencils (sharpened)
24 pack of Crayola Crayons
1 pack of thick Crayola Markers
1 pack of glue sticks
1 ream White Copy Paper
1 pack black dry erase markers
1 box – quart Ziploc bags (sliding closure)
1 box – gallon Ziploc bags (sliding closure)
1 box tissues
2 rolls of paper towels
1 bottle antibacterial hand soap
1 bottle hand sanitizer
1 pkg. baby wipes
1 Clorox Wipes
 

 

1st Grade – COST: $60

1 book bag (parent provided/NOT via PTA fundraiser)
1 ream White Copy Paper
1 ream Colored Copy Paper
1 pkg. mixed color construction paper
1 box gallon size Ziploc bags
1 box sandwich size Ziploc bags
1 box of 24 crayons
2 boxes of thin Crayola markers
2 boxes of thick Crayola markers
36 #2 pencils (sharpened)
2 packs of post-its (regular square size)
2 pkgs. large single erasers
1 pkg. white glue sticks
4 thin EXPO markers for white board
1 roll of paper towels
1 box of tissues
1 bottle of hand sanitizer
1 Clorox Wipes
1 pkg. baby wipes
1 bottle of Antibacterial soap
 

 

2nd Grade – COST: $65

1 book bag (parent provided/NOT via the PTA fundraiser)
5 pocket folders (red, yellow, green, blue, orange)
1 ream of white copy paper
1 pack of small index cards (3x5)

1 lined black and white composition notebook
1 box of 24 Crayola crayons
2 boxes of thin Crayola markers
2 boxes of thick Crayola markers
1 box of Crayola colored pencils
36 #2 pencils (sharpened)
2 packs of large single erasers
1 pkg. of white glue sticks
1 roll wide roll clear packaging tape
1 pair of child safety scissors
4 thin EXPO markers for white board
1 box of large Ziploc bags (gallon size)
1 box of small Ziploc bags (sandwich size)
2 rolls of paper towels
1 bottle of antibacterial hand soap
1 box of tissues
1 Clorox Wipes
 

 

3rd Grade – COST: $70

1 pocket dictionary
5 marble composition notebooks
5 – 2 pocket folders
1 ream of white copy paper
1 pack of lined loose leaf paper
1 pack of construction paper
1 pack of small index cards (3x5)
1 pack of large index cards (5x8)
2 packs of square Post-Its
48 #2 pencils (sharpened)
2 each – blue & red pens
1 packof thin Crayola markers
2 packs of thick Crayola markers
4 thin black EXPO markers
1 pkg. glue sticks
2 rolls of scotch tape
2 pairs of child Fiskar scissors
1 box of gallon size Ziploc bags
1 box of quart size Ziploc bags
2 boxes of tissues
2 rolls of paper towels
1 Clorox Wipes

 

4th Grade – COST: $80

6 black & white composition notebooks
6 folders – red, blue, orange, yellow, purple & green
2 legal pads of paper
1 pack of wide-ruled loose leaf paper
4 packs of square Post-Its
1 pack of medium sized Index Cards (4x6)
2 reams of white copy paper
48 #2 pencils (sharpened)
2 packs of black or blue pens
2 packs thick Crayola markers
2 packs thin Crayola markers
1 pack of Crayola colored pencils
1 pencil case
1 pack of black EXPO dry erase markers
1 pack of scotch tape
2 glue sticks
2 pencil sharpeners with covers
2 boxes of tissues
2 rolls of paper towels
1 pkg. of baby wipes
1 Clorox Wipes
 
 

5th Grade - COST: $80

6 black and white composition notebooks
6, 2-pocket folders (one sturdy for homework)
1 spiral bound notebook
1 pack of lined loose-leaf paper
2 packs of yellow square Post-Its
1 ream of white copy paper
1 pack of colored construction paper
36 #2 pencils (sharpened)
1 covered pencil sharpener for desk
2 pkgs. black or blue ink pens
1 pack colored pencils
1 pack markers
1 pack of EXPO dry erase markers
1 pair of kid scissors
1 roll of packaging tape
1 roll of scotch tape
1 pkg. of glue sticks
1 roll of paper towels
1 box of gallon sized Ziploc bags
2 boxes of tissues
1 Clorox Wipes 
 
 

Class 345 – COST: $75

4 marble composition notebooks
6 pocket folders (red, green, blue, yellow, orange, purple)
36 #2 pencils (sharpened)
2 pencils sharpeners with covers
2 blue & 2 red pens
1 pack color pencils
1 pack thin Crayola markers
2 packs thick Crayola markers
2 glue sticks
2 rolls of scotch tape
1 pack color construction paper
2 packs Post-Its
1 reamof white copy paper
2 packs Post-Its
1 pack small index cards (3x5)
1 pack large index cards (5x8)
1 box gallonsize Ziploc bags
1 box quart size Ziploc bags
1 Clorox/Lysol wipes
3 boxes tissues
3 rolls of paper towels
1 pack lined loose leaf paper
1 pack black EXPO markers
1 pack staples 
 
 

ELL Supply List – COST $40

request for each student registered in ELL from Kindergarten – 8th Grade
2 reams of white copy/printer paper
2 packs of wide ruled loose leaf paper
24 #2 pencils (sharpened)
1 pack of large pink erasers
1 pkg. blue or black pens
1 box Crayola crayons
1 box color pencils
1 pair of safety scissors for children
1 ruler
2 sharpie black markers
1 pkg. glue sticks
1 bottle of Elmer’s glue
1 box gallon size Ziploc bags
1 box of tissues
1 roll of paper towels
1 bottle antibacterial hand sanitizer
 

 

Class 678 – COST: $60

1.5 inch, 3-ring binder
1 pkg. divider tabs
6 marble composition books
6 pocket folders
1 pkg. yellow legal pads
1 box of highlighters
1 pkg. crayons
1 pkg. markers
1 pkg. colored pencils
10 Post-It pads
1 ruler w/inches & centimeters
48 #2 pencils
2 pkgs. blue or black pens
Pencil sharpener (with cover)
1 pkg. of 3x5 Index Cards
Pkg. of construction paper
Pocket Dictionary
 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUPPLIES - TOTAL COST: $105 {includes the following 6 middle school classes}

 

6, 7, 8 English - Cost: $20 

1 spiral notebook/college ruled
2 composition notebooks
Pocket dictionary/Thesaurus
4 Post-It notes
2 pkgs. blue or black pens
2 pocket folders
1 pkg. college ruled loose leaf paper
1 ream of white copy paper
8 pack of colored markers
 

6, 7, 8 Math – Cost: $30

2 inch – 3 ring binder
1 pkg. binder divider tabs
50 mechanical pencils
1 pencil sharpener
2 packs college ruled loose leaf paper
1 ream of white copy paper
 

6, 7, 8 Science - Cost: $15

5 (or more) sharpened/mechanical pencils
1 small pencil sharpener with cover
3 (or more) blue & black pens
1 pkg. college ruled loose leaf paper
1.5 inch 3-ring binder
5 binder divider tabs
1 Composition notebook
1 pocket folder
1 ream of white photocopy paper
 

6, 7, 8 Social Studies - Cost: $20

1.5 inch, 3-ring binder
5 binder dividers
1 pkg. college ruled loose leaf paper
2 pkgs. black or blue pens
8 pack of markers
4 2-pocket folders
1 box of tissues
1 ream of white copy paper
 

Spanish - Cost: $15

1 pkg. loose leaf college ruled paper
1 pkg. blue or black pens
24 #2 sharpened pencils
Pencil sharpener for desk (covered)
Whiteout tape
1 package of Colored Markers
1 pkg. of glue sticks
1 pkg. scissors
 

6, 7, 8 Health – Cost: $5

1 pocket folder
1 pkg. blue or black pens
24 #2 sharpened pencils

 

 

  

 

All new and returning families please join us!

 

When: Wednesday, Sept. 7th, 2011

Time: 11am - 1pm

Where: Capobianco Field (across from the school)

 

Bring your lunch & come ready to meet new friends, see old faces & have fun!

 

   

 

Have a great summer! And we look forward to a wonderful school year! 

 

 

 ONGOING FUNDRAISING SCHEDULE

 1. Every Saturday, The Farmers Market and Marketplace at Motorgate Plaza continues to be a fundraising source of revenue. Please continue to patronize our vendors!

2. On-line Shoppers, remember to shop through www.OneCause.com (previously Schoolpop.com.) By selecting PS217 as your choice school, 2.5% of your sale price goes to our school from participating stores (ex: LandsEnd, GAP, etc.). KEEP INFORMED!

   

Do you have something to submit to the PTA newsletter? If so, please email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This letter looks great in color – download your copy on-line at http://ps217pta.org/ or email your child’s name, grade, and teacher’s name to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .