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check this out for a school supplies list [hmm]

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Califrau Wed 13-Aug-08 19:19:12

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charmkin Wed 13-Aug-08 19:24:06

where are you? is this state school?

posieflump Wed 13-Aug-08 19:25:11

we have to provide a snakc which must be fruit and must be labelled - how do you lbl an apple!!

posieflump Wed 13-Aug-08 19:25:31

gah snack and label

posieflump Wed 13-Aug-08 19:26:00

I think you're in the US?

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 13-Aug-08 19:26:51

shock

Cali that is gobsmacking

Califrau Wed 13-Aug-08 19:27:15

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Califrau Wed 13-Aug-08 19:27:24

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JackieNo Wed 13-Aug-08 19:27:46

Blimey - that's a lot of paper and pensshock.

Posieflump - I think it's going to have to be a banana - you can write on the skingrin.

Miggsie Wed 13-Aug-08 19:27:54

..our list is...nothing!
don't even need gym kit till term 2!

Califrau Wed 13-Aug-08 19:28:21

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Califrau Wed 13-Aug-08 19:29:39

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posieflump Wed 13-Aug-08 19:30:57

Miggsie envy

I need to rustle up some sort of old T shirt of mine for ds to paint in fgs

posieflump Wed 13-Aug-08 19:31:18

and we have to supply a colouring book 'for rainy days'

Califrau Wed 13-Aug-08 19:31:44

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claricebeansmum Wed 13-Aug-08 19:33:35

I noted all the branded stuff - always more expensive than supermarket/own brand stuff.

I would question why is has to be named brand. Surely a box of snot rags is a box of snot rags whoever made them. I can understand that not wanting glitter markers etc but what if one wanted Caran d'Ache pencils for ones budding Monet? winkgrin

Califrau Wed 13-Aug-08 19:38:42

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RustyBear Wed 13-Aug-08 19:38:54

I can easily believe a class can get through 60 reams of paper in a year - judging by the amount we order at school....

claricebeansmum Wed 13-Aug-08 19:40:39

The thing is - if this is all compulsory and is has to be these brands then why can't school/PTA put in a giant order and get it over and done with...

mustrunmore Wed 13-Aug-08 19:46:21

Urgh, this thread is so depressing. Ds1 starts school in Sept, and its cost £60 for uniform, even with the 3 for 2 offers and a 20% off voucher someone gave me. Plus £50 maintenance fund, £75 school dinners per term. Its only gonna get worse, and then ds2 will start school too sad

Califrau Wed 13-Aug-08 19:58:55

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castille Wed 13-Aug-08 20:05:58

My DD starts secondary in sept (France) and her supplies list runs to 2.5 pages. Nearly all stationery, but it seems we have to provide everything bar text books.

Is a state school in a deprived area, no idea how some families afford it all.

No uniform either, which makes clothing her doubly expensiveangry

castille Wed 13-Aug-08 20:06:45

We don't have to buy specific brands though.

What's with the disinfectant wipes?!

Califrau Wed 13-Aug-08 20:08:28

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Madlentileater Wed 13-Aug-08 20:10:12

astonishing. Do you know any parents already using this school? maybe people don't actually buy all this stuff?

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