For parents who placed on-line orders for supply packets through our Timberview PTA, those packets should be available at our August 17 Meet Your Team event.
For 7th and 8th grade students, our campus is piloting an effort not to have students bring school supplies. We plan to supply some of the essential supplies such as pens, pencils, post-it notes, small notepads, dry erase markers, etc. in our learning areas for students to access as needed. The availability of electronic portfolios and other electronic resources has minimized the need for items like paper, binders, folders, glue sticks, and other similar items often requested on school supply lists.
We are starting with 7th and 8th grade and hope to later transition our 5th and 6th grade students to a reduced need for so much of the "stuff" students tend to carry around and/or misplace at school.
For more information about the philosophy behind this initiative, please access the Principal's Blog on our web site, entry date 6/25/10.