To students dismay its backtoschool shopping season
Sixth-grade supplies for Covington Middle School, Evergreen Public Schools, purchased at a Target store:2-inch, 3-ring binder: $3.79.No. 2 Ticonderoga pencils: $2.89.Loose-leaf notebook paper: 99 cents.Highlighter: $1.50.Pink Pearl eraser: 52 cents.Blue or black pens: $3.99.Ruler: 99 cents.Binder dividers, five pack: 97 cents.3-inch-by-3-inch Post-It notes, store brand: $2.09.Glue stick: 50 cents.Scissors: $1.89.100-sheet composition books; 3 at $1.50 each: $4.50.Pencil sharpener: 90 cents.Colored pencils: $2.99.3-pronged pocket folders: 15 cents.Dry Erase white-board marker: $2.54.Two boxes of tissues: $3.Ream of printer paper: $3.14.Thumb drive: $8.99.Sturdy Swiss Gear backpack: $40.Spiderman lunch box: $9.99.Total: $96.32Evergreen Stuff the BusWhen: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.Where: Parking lot of Spanky’s Legendary Consignment, 13503 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.Why: Goal is to fill two school buses with new backpacks and school supplies that will be donated to low-income students in Evergreen Public Schools. Cash donations will be used to purchase school supplies.Donations: The Fishers Landing Burgerville, 16416 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., will donate a percentage of Wednesday’s sales to the foundation. Customers can also bring supplies to the fast-food restaurant.Information: 360-604-4022.On the Web: Evergreen School District FoundationNorth County School Readiness DayWhen: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.Where: Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground.Why: Ensures students from low-income families in north Clark County are ready for the new school year by providing backpacks filled with school supplies, gently-used clothing, free immunizations, food, more.Donations: Battle Ground Public Schools, Sea Mar Community Health Center, North County Community Food Bank, Adventist Community Services Food Bank, Sharing Is Caring, service clubs and individuals.Volunteers: They are still needed to help organize the clothing. Eligible students must qualify for free or reduced lunch program to participate.Information: 360-566-4410 or 360-566-4427.On the Web: School Readiness DayFoundation for Vancouver Public SchoolsWhere: Drop donations at the district office, 2901 Falk Road.What: Most needed items are backpacks, composition books, 2-inch ring binders, index dividers, colored pencils, protractors, wood rulers, pencil boxes, jump drives, new socks, underwear and boxes of tissue. No lunch boxes or bags or glue sticks.