Special Edition: School Supplies

James Monroe: Supply Lists 22-23

Hello Families,

Please review this newsletter for the grade level supply lists and important summer reminders. This year, Governor Murphy has initiated an NJ Sales Tax holiday for school supplies between August 27th and September 5th! You can find all of the grade levels/classes listed below. Happy supply shopping!


Mrs. Cyndi Tufaro

principal


Mrs. Maggie Callahan

assistant principal

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Rolling backpacks are not permitted due to safety. Thank you!

Kindergarten

Below are the items we are requesting as a grade level.


During the first few days of school, your child’s teacher may request additional items.


Please place all items in a large plastic bag with your

child’s name and the teacher's name on it.

1 black marble composition notebook (wide-ruled)


5 Elmers glue sticks

2 blue or black Expo markers (low odor, if available)

1 box of Crayola crayons (24-count)

1 package of baby wipes

1 box of gallon sized Zip-loc bags

1 box of quart sized Zip-loc bags

Earbuds or headphones, whichever your child is more comfortable wearing


(Please write your child’s name on them.)


Each day, please send your child with:


A backpack (WITHOUT wheels, and large enough to hold a folder and a library book)


Your donations to your child’s classroom are appreciated.

We look forward to a wonderful year in Kindergarten!

THANK YOU! ❤️ THANK YOU! ❤️ THANK YOU!

1st Grade

We are looking forward to an exciting school year. All the first grade teachers are requesting these items.


  1. Headphones*

  2. Pencil case

  3. 4-6 Folders (red, yellow, blue, green, purple, and one extra) labeled with student name

  4. 5 Wide-ruled Marble Notebooks - labeled with student name

  5. Crayons (box with NO MORE THAN 24 CRAYONS)

  6. Pencils (2 boxes 12 count)

  7. Pencil Top Erasers

  8. 2 big erasers

  9. 3 Glue Sticks

  10. 4 dry erase markers

  11. Safety Scissors

  12. Post-its ( 2 packs)

  13. Two boxes of Tissues

  14. 1 roll of paper towels (optional)

  15. 1 box of Gallon ziplock bags

  16. 1 box of sandwich bags (Milton, Squeri, Tobia) - only teachers listed are requesting this item

  17. A change of clothes in ziploc bag labeled with the students name


We may ask for additional supplies throughout the year. We will let you know if we are running low on a certain item. Thank you.


Sincerely,

First Grade Teachers

2nd Grade

Welcome to Second Grade! We are thrilled to be teaching your children and look forward to meeting each and every smiling face in September. Please see below the list of supplies your child will need. At times during the year, we may request other supplies for activities in the classroom. Notices will be sent in advance when we need those items.


  • 24 box of Crayola crayons (please no larger)

  • 1 pack of sharpened pencils (preferably TICONDEROGA brand)

  • Hand held pencil sharpener

  • Expo BLACK dry erase thin markers (1 pack)

  • Scissors (preferably Fiskars brand)

  • 2 spiral notebooks

  • Elmer’s Glue Sticks (1 pack)

  • Earbuds/Headphones to keep at school

  • Tissues (2 boxes)

  • 5 Folders: 2-pocket, plastic, solid color only please

    • 1-Red

    • 1-Blue

    • 1-Green

    • 1-Yellow

    • 1-Orange


*Please send in the items in BOLD on the first day of school and all supplies sent in by Friday, September 9, 2022.


*Please don’t send in anything extra--we are limited on storage.

3rd Grade

    • 3 marble cover composition notebooks (wide rule, no primary) No Spiral notebooks

    • 2 packs of #2 pencils, sharpened NO MECHANICAL PENCILS, PLEASE

    • 1 pencil pouch

    • 1 ruler

    • 1 pair of kid scissors; blunt

    • 4 Poly-2 pocket folders

    • 1 package of colored pencils (NO Markers)

    • 2 packages of black dry erase markers

    • 1 dry erase eraser or old, clean sock

    • 2 packages of standard post-its

    • 2 pairs of earbuds or headphones (very important)

    • 6 glue sticks

    • 1 highlighter (any color)

    • Hand held pencil sharpener that collects pencil shavings

    • Storage space is limited so please stick to this list.


    Thank you!



    A Couple of Quick Summer Reminders:


    Math: It is crucial that all students entering 3rd grade have their addition and subtraction facts up to 20 memorized. Multiplication facts 0, 1, 2, 5, 10 should also be memorized. The 3rd grade math curriculum assumes that all facts have been mastered. Please see that your children spend a little time this summer practicing their facts to ensure their success next year. A little effort now (5-10 min a day) will go a long way in 3rd grade.


    Reading: Don’t forget to have your children read a little each day. Did you know that students can lose as much as 2 months of what they gained in 2nd grade if they do not read over the summer? We know how hard they worked last year, and we don’t want to let all that hard work go to waste. So take a trip to the library and borrow some wonderful books. While you are there, ask the librarian if there are any summer reading programs they can sign up for.


    Writing: Lastly, consider investing in a journal/diary. Have your children record all their thoughts, memories, and adventures from the summer. Not only will it help them with their writing skills, but they will have a wonderful written account of their “sunsational” summer to look back on for years to come. So run out to the dollar store and buy a summer journal and start writing.


    Life Skills: All 3rd grade students must know how to tie their shoes. Students are allowed to bring a small, healthy snack daily. Students are also encouraged to bring a water bottle from home daily

4th Grade

Below is a list of supplies that the 4th grade teachers are requesting to be brought in the first week of school. All donations to your child’s education and classroom are greatly appreciated. This supply list may also be found on the school website, which can be accessed through the Edison Board of Education website.


  • 4 folders

  • 4 Composition Notebooks

  • 4 packages of post-it notes

  • 1 set of index cards

  • 1 package of expo markers

  • 1 box of Ziploc bags (Boys bring in 1 gallon size and girls bring in 1 sandwich size) (None for Recine/Lombardo’s class)

  • 1 pencil pouch with… (please no pencil boxes)

    • pencils

    • erasers

    • small pencil sharpener

    • 1 highlighter

    • 1 pen (blue or black)

    • 1 set of markers or colored pencils

    • 1 box of crayons

    • 1 pair of scissors

    • 1 package of glue sticks

  • Personal headphones/earbuds and mouse


Thank You!

Have a wonderful summer!

We can't wait until we see you in September!


A Couple of Quick Summer Reminders:



Math: It is crucial that all students entering 4th grade have their multiplication facts memorized. The 4th grade math curriculum assumes that all facts up to 12 have been mastered. It is expected that each child has learned their facts in 3rd grade and they have automaticity when reciting them. Please spend a little time this summer practicing your facts to ensure your success next year. A little effort now (5 minutes a day) will go a long way in 4th grade.


Reading: Don’t forget to read a little each day. Did you know that students can lose as much as 2 months of what they gained in 3rd grade if they don’t read over the summer? We know how hard you worked last year and we don’t want to let all that hard work go to waste. So take a trip to the library and borrow some wonderful books. While you are there ask the librarian if there are any summer reading programs you can sign up for.


Writing: Lastly, consider investing in a journal/diary. Record all your thoughts, memories, and adventures from the summer in it. Not only will it help you with your writing skills, but you’ll have a wonderful written account of your sensational summer to look back on for years to come. So run out to the dollar store and buy a summer journal and start writing.


Strategies for reading with your child…


  • Establish reading routines that include a time of day and reading spot

  • Set reading goals such as number of minutes or pages

  • Help your child select “just right” books

  • Read to your child to model accurate, fluent reading

  • Listen to your child read and help them sound out unknown words

  • Ask your child to make predictions

  • Ask and answer questions about the book

  • Demonstrate how to use context clues tools (such as a dictionary) to determine the meaning of words.


Parent Resources:


http://www.goodreads.com/

http://www.readkiddoread.com/

http://scholastic.com

www.newsela.com


Remember, good readers…


  • Have favorite books, authors, and topics

  • Have reading spaces and reading habits

  • Look at the front and back covers of books

  • Make predictions before and during reading

  • Monitor their understanding and use other strategies, such as re-reading

  • Ask questions as they read

  • Identify important parts and be able to explain why

  • Use clues or tools to understand unfamiliar words

  • Make connections (to self, others, world, and other texts)

  • Keep a record of what they have read

  • Talk about what they are reading

  • Read the same book with a buddy

  • Have opinions about what they are reading

  • Mark the text (if he/she owns the book) or use post-its

  • Can summarize what they have read (for example after each chapter)

  • Are ready to share what they have read with other readers!

  • Read aloud to friends and family members

  • Listen to others read aloud to them

  • Read and write book reviews in Destiny, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble

  • Read a variety of genres and formats (print & digital)

  • Learn about their favorite authors and visit their websites

5th Grade

    • 3 marble notebooks

    • 5 two-pocket folders

    • 2 boxes of tissues (for the classroom)

    • Plastic Box to hold ALL supplies! (NO SHARING SUPPLIES!) * All of your smaller items MUST fit inside this box. It is suggested that you fill the box with one or two of each item and leave the rest at home so you can re-stock as needed!

    • Pencils

    • Extra erasers

    • Colored pencils

    • Post-its

    • Crayons

    • Markers

    • Scissors

    • Glue sticks

    • Hand-held sharpener

    • Black sharpie marker

    • EXPO (Dry-erase) markers

    • Eraser for Whiteboard (can be a clean sock:)

    • Headphones

    • Index cards (2 packs)

SCA

  • 2 folders

  • hard plastic pencil box
    (approximately 8” by 5” - see image)

  • pencils

  • 8 glue sticks

  • Expo dry erase markers (4 pack)

  • box of Crayola crayons (no more than 24)

  • headphones (no ear buds)

  • 1 package of baby wipes (if you are able to provide more than one pack, please so do, as we go through these quickly)

  • lunchbox labeled with his/her name

  • snack with juice or water (everyday)

  • your child’s favorite reinforcer


  • change of clothes (label everything with your child’s name)

  • diapers or pull-ups (if necessary)

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