My daughter attends Winter Park Elementary and we are not required to bring any school supplies. Actually we are forbidden and the supplies will be sent back. They are provided, granted generic and un-decorated, for each and every student. Each year the school budgets money to throw a Spring Fling where we hold raffles, a silent auction, and concession stand. ALL items for the raffle and silent auction are donated, and ALL proceds go to our Make it Happen Foundation. From this we can buy all school supplies to support each student, each student is given a school T-shirt, all field trips are paid for, every Friday the students are given ice cream at recess (free of charge), and each child will receive a year book. ALSO, we, as a school, do not beleive in soliciting.. i.e. fund raisers. We do not believe that it's in our childs' best interest to go door to door trying to sell over priced products to strangers. It is amazing that each year we are able to do this and make enough money to provide our students with all the above mentioned items free of charge. We couldn't do it without the help of our PTA and Spring Fling committee, and most of all the community. We invite the whole community to our Spring Fling and they come out in numbers to help support us.
Why not mention this to your school so that you won't have to buy $130 of school supplies, just to have others not help and the poor teacher that's already getting short changed make up the difference?
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