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School Supplies Update

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School Supplies Update
by Sidney Elementary - Friday, 30 June 2017, 2:39 PM

Dear Sidney Elementary Families,

School Supplies

We would like to try a new class supply model that the Kindergarten classes have been successfully using. We believe in having quality school supplies for every child in each classroom. Instead of you purchasing individual supplies for your student(s), we are asking that you send in $40 per child (cheques made payable to Saanich School District 63) to next year's classroom teacher which will cover the cost of supplies. From our past experience we know that supplies traditionally cost families from $50-$70 per child and we believe we can save you money and be less wasteful over the years.

Our philosophy is that we share everything in our classrooms and we can use things more than one year. We will buy only what we need for our class and in bulk when possible. We will purchase the highest quality, so we do not have to keep replacing supplies. We will also ensure that supplies are the same for all students.

The Sidney Elementary teaching staff strongly encourage you to choose this option. You can, however, opt out of paying the school supply fee and choose to buy your child's supplies. A copy of our required supply list is attached or paper copies are at the office.

If your child leaves part way through the year, we would return a prorated portion of the money that you sent in for your child's supplies.

If you are unable to purchase supplies due to financial hardship please contact me at


Tom Vickers



(Edited by Amber Sebastian - original submission Friday, 30 June 2017, 2:40 PM)