SUPPLIES ARE READY During the first week of elementary school, your child will need at least half the items on his supply list, and the other half very soon thereafter. Your child should show up on the first day with notebooks in hand and pencils sharpened, just in case there are introductory activities scheduled. When a teacher sees this, she knows she has parents she can count on. Many children don’t show up with sufficient school supplies and we have to hand out supplies from our meager budgets. When your child shows up with all his supplies, you make our jobs much less overwhelming. If you can’t afford supplies, by all means let us know in advance.