July/August 2012: It’s Back to School time!

posted Jul 31, 2012, 2:27 PM by CUMCBallston   [ updated Oct 1, 2012, 7:45 AM ]
You are cordially invited to participate in the annual “Back to School” event.   Each year a local school is identified where our donations can go a very long way in making sure the children there have appropriate supplies to get them off to a great start.  Our school this year is Hoffman-Boston Elementary School in south Arlington. 
There are three ways you are invited to help:

1)      Shop for supplies (check the flyers from Staples, Office Depot, Toys R Us, and various drugstores for really great bargains) and then bring them to church.  Boxes for the donations will be clearly marked and located in Fellowship Hall, the Narthex, and by the elevator.

2)      Donate money and we will do the shopping for you!  Please mark any cash or donation by check with a notation that it is for the school supply project.  I promise that we will stretch those dollars a very long way!

3)      Plan to be with us after church on Sunday, August 26.  We will sort, count, and package up all the donated supplies….The boxes will be delivered to the Hoffman-Boston principal the following week.

The end date for this project is Sunday, August 26.


Items needed (those highlighted are needed most at this point!): 

  • Pack of Jumbo clear glue sticks
  • 4-oz bottle of glue
  • P16 count crayons
  • 16 count colored pencils
  • Pack of dry-erase markers (Need both fine tip and broad tip)
  • Box of washable markers
  • Folders-2 pockets, no design
  • Folders-2 pockets, with prongs, no design
  • Plastic folders, 2-pocket, Red or blue only
  • Wide ruled black & white composition notebooks, Mead, 70-100 pages
  • Spiral notebook - 1 subject
  • Spiral notebook - 1 subject, with holes
  • Spiral notebook - 3 subject
  • Pack of Wide-rule notebook paper
  • #2 pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Pencil box or pencil pouch
  • Pink Pearl-type erasers
  • Scissors, blunt tip
  • Scissors, not blunt
  • Paper towels
  • Pack of fine/thin tip markers
  • 3-pack highlighters
  • Pack of pencil top erasers
  • Roll of scotch tape
  • 3” by 5” white index cards
  • Post-It notes 3x5
  • 2-pack of post-it notes
  • Three Ring Binder -- 1/2 inch
  • Pack of 5-tab dividers