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Thu May 17, 2012, 11:22 AM

Pre-ordering school supplies

I just did this for my son who is entering 1st grade. I was really impressed how easy it was. Is this common?

I was told to go to a certain website and enter the school number. A set of choices for different grades appeared. I chose 1st grade.

On the first day of school there will be a box with my son's name on it with the following:
2 - Dixon Pencils, #2, Oriole, Sharpened, Latex Free, Dz.
2 - C-Line Folder, Plastic, 2 Pocket, w/Prong, Red
2 - C-Line Folder, Plastic, 2 Pocket, w/Prong, Blue
1 - Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box
1 - Crayola Pencils, Colored, 7", Sharpened, 24/Set
1 - Crayola Paint Set, Watercolor, Washable, 8 Colors w/Brush
1 - Crayola Markers, Washable, Classic Colors, Wide Tip, 8/Set
9 - Elmer's Glue Stick, Washable, Purple, Dries Clear, .21 oz.
1 - Scotties Facial Tissue, 'Scotties', Hypo-Allergenic, 200 Ct.
1 - SchoolKidz Storage Bags, Economy Zip, Gallon, 20 Ct.
1 - Sentry/Telstar Headphones, Digital, Stereo w/Ear Cushion
1 - Staples Pencil Box, Plastic, 8.25" x 5.25" x 2", Asst.
1 - Bonus Items Bonus Items

The package cost $35. Not having to walk around Wal-mart searching for everything...priceless.

Do teachers like this?

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aikoaiko May 2012 OP
brer cat May 2012 #1
aikoaiko May 2012 #4
Fresh_Start May 2012 #2
aikoaiko May 2012 #6
Fresh_Start May 2012 #3
aikoaiko May 2012 #7
aikoaiko May 2012 #5
knitter4democracy May 2012 #8
Goblinmonger May 2012 #9

Response to aikoaiko (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 11:43 AM

1. Was this local for your school district?

My daughter is on the parents' council for her school system. I think they would love something like this.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #1)

Thu May 17, 2012, 12:12 PM

4. Yes, it was local.


My son's school is secular private school but the program appears to be a third party vendor. I'll post the website down thread for all.

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Response to aikoaiko (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 11:51 AM

2. Hi, is this delivered to you or the school or whatever?

Its a really interesting idea and might actually work as a school fundraiser concept since a lot of parents might chose to avoid the back to school rush.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #2)

Thu May 17, 2012, 12:14 PM

6. Its delivered to the school for the first day of class.


I would have paid an extra $10 if I knew the school was going to get it.

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Response to aikoaiko (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 11:52 AM

3. could you provide the website so I could look at it?

thank you

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #3)

Thu May 17, 2012, 12:15 PM

7. see post 5


It says its a Staples company, but I really don't know anything more and there might be better vendors who supply the same service.

I was impressed with this service.

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Response to aikoaiko (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 12:13 PM

5. Apparently it is a third party vendor based out of Staples.


http://www.shopttkits.com/

I usually don't post commercial web sites because I don't want to look like I'm spamming, but since it was asked for.....

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #5)

Thu May 17, 2012, 08:32 PM

8. That looks awesome!

I just e-mailed it to our staff to see if we could look into that for next year.

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Response to knitter4democracy (Reply #8)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:14 AM

9. I teach high school

 

but forwarded the link to the elementary principals. I know I would have loved doing this when my kids were young.

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