I am taking on the challenge to purchase our own school supplies, for 3 children, instead of paying out to the school to pick up the supplies. The main reason is to reduce plastic waste and reuse items we already have. All the items are paid for (optional) before the previous year ends. The teachers collect a sum of money and purchase all the items the students need for the coming year. A parent can choose to purchase and collect these items on their own.
Every year, when school finishes for Summer break, the kids bring home all their school work and the tools they used throughout the year. Tools I am talking about are writing utensils and a case to put them in. An agenda bag, duotangs and binders. Ear phones for the computer too. So many of these items can be reused, if they are still in good condition of course!
The money that was owed for the supplies was $45.00 per child this year. I’m curious to know if I can beat that price too! Lol!