We are definitely in the throes of it. Those who haven’t already headed back to school will be doing so within the next week or two. ‘Tis the season.
Status updates on Facebook and tweets on Twitter have made me nosy about something, though:
The Back-to-School List
I’m not talking about the list your individual child might make, outlining the need for new gym shoes or new jeans or what-not. I’m talking about the list of supplies the school may supply for you to purchase. Often, local businesses will have these lists on racks in the store and your job is to grab the applicable one(s) and purchase the items listed for the school/classroom.
I vaguely remember seeing these lists when we lived in Indiana, though I never really looked at or used one since our children were not yet school-aged back then.
Here in Connecticut, however, we do not have them. At least, our district does not have them.
I do not buy one single crayon or glue stick for the school. Well, that’s obviously not true. We pay for all that jazz through our taxes, but we do not have lists of items to buy. At all. Occasionally, we might get a note from a specific teacher asking if we could spare a box of tissues or some such thing. But, really, we do not get assigned stuff to purchase.
That’s just how things are done here, though. I know every school and district is different!
So, today, I’m just getting all curious and nosy…
Do you have a “back-to-school” list to fulfill? What sorts of things were on it? How much do you suppose filling those lists costs you each year?
I can’t wait to hear how things vary from region to region!