By Wesley Coburn - ONN
Okmulgee Public Schools recently released their list of upcoming school supplies needed for 2017-18 school year, just in time for the back-to-school shopping blitz.
Pre-K students will need three large boxes of Kleenex, four boxes of 24-count crayons, a 4-count package of dry erase markers, a 4-pack of Play-Doh, a full-size backpack, six glue sticks, two 3-ring binders with pockets, two boxes or packages of snack items per month, one package of watercolor paints, one box of markers, one pair of scissors, one package of Lysol or Clorox wipes, one package of Ziploc bags (gallon size for girls, quart size for boys), two packages of 8”x11” copy paper, one package of letter size sheet protectors and one package of multicolored construction paper. Additionally, parents are asked to bring two of the following: a bottle of hand sanitizer, one package of baby wipes, one package of paper plates, one package of paper lunch bags (white or brown), or one tube of glue.
Kindergartners will need five 24-count boxes of crayons, one pair of blunt-end scissors, two 12-count packages of yellow #2 pencils, one package of dry-erase markers, three large boxes of Kleenex, six glue sticks, one 4-pack of Play-Doh, one package of pearl erasers (girls only), one box of markers, one large package of Lysol wipes (girls only), one package gallon-sized Ziploc bags (boys only), one 16 oz. bottle of hand sanitizer (boys only), a 5’x8’ box for school supplies, a regular-sized backpack, and two packages of 8”x11” copy paper
First graders need a 5”x8” box for supplies, eight pink pearl erasers, four boxes of 24-count Ticonderoga #2 pencils, two glue sticks, four boxes of 24-count crayons, two packages of 8”x11” copy paper, two packages of black dry erase markers, one package of Ziploc bags (girls gallon size, boys quart size), two single-subject wide-ruled spiral notebooks, one pair pointed tip scissors, four large boxes of Kleenex, one Mead Primary Journal, two containers of Lysol or Clorox wipes and one package of multicolored highlighters.
Second graders require one package of Expo markers, one pair pointed tip scissors, two boxes of 24-count crayons, a plastic box for crayons, three pink pearl erasers, one package of plastic-sleeved sheet protectors (girls only), one package red pens (for grading), one 3-pack of disinfectant wipes, two plastic pocket folders with prongs, two glue sticks, three large boxes Kleenex, two wide-ruled spiral notebooks, two packages gallon-size Ziploc bags (boys only), and two packages of 8”x11” copy paper.
Third graders need three boxes Kleenex, three boxes of crayons, one box of colored pencils, three dozen yellow or plain #2 pencils, two big pink pearl erasers, four 3-pronged plastic pocket folders, one package of multicolored construction paper, two journal composition notebooks, one package plain yellow Post-It notes, one package 3”x5” index cards, one pair scissors, six glue sticks, one 12” ruler with inches and centimeters, one box multiplication flashcards, one package wide-ruled loose-leaf notebook paper, one small plastic organizer for crayons, one package of yellow highlighters, one package of black dry erase markers, a backpack and two packages 8”x11” copy paper.
Fourth graders require four dozen plain or yellow #2 pencils, one box colored pencils, two journal composition notebooks, two large pink pearl erasers, four glue sticks, a backpack, a handheld pencil sharpener, two packages of 8”x11” copy paper, five 3-pocket folders, scissors, five packages of wide-ruled notebook paper (cannot be college ruled), three large boxes Kleenex, a pencil pouch, two packages dry erase markers and two 3-ring binders.
For elementary grades, the student’s name should be placed on their crayon boxes and backpacks, glitter-coated pencils are highly discouraged. Additional supplies may be required after teachers have been assigned.
For fifth graders and up, additional supplies other than those listed may be required for some courses. They need 24 non-refillable mechanical pencils, two large packs of plain or yellow #2 pencils, one box of colored pencils, five boxes Kleenex, a flash drive (new students only), two highlighters, five tab dividers for their binder, two packages of 8”x11” copy paper, a zippered pencil pouch, two large pink pearl erasers, one 4 oz. tube of glue, four packages of wide-ruled notebook paper, scissors, backpack, 3-ring binder and small personal pencil sharpener. No Sharpies, markers or crayons are allowed.
Sixth through eighth graders need a 3-ring notebook, five spiral notebooks, two composition books, seen single folders, two packages each of loose-leaf notebook paper and 8”x11” copy paper, one package each of black pens, colored pencils and colored markers (no Sharpies), 24 #2 pencils and a math compass and protractor.
High school students will need three packages of 8”x11” copy paper, 400 sheets of loose-leaf notebook paper, seven spiral notebooks, a dozen #2 pencils, a composition book, a box of Kleenex, bottle of hand santizer, and if taking math courses, a compass, protractor, colored pencils, scientific calculator and graph paper.
The fall semester begins Thursday, August 10.