Back to School Blessing, Aug. 12

By Jason Miller

The annual Back-to-School Blessing event in Concrete will take place at Concrete Center (formerly Concrete Senior Center) on Sun., Aug. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m.

This year, four Concrete churches are working collaboratively to provide free school supplies for Concrete School District students as they head into the 2012–13 school year. The supplies—which will fill backpacks—are intended for K–8 students. Additional supplies will be given to high school counselors; high-school-age students can visit the counselors for their supplies.

A volunteer committee has been formed of representatives from the churches, which are Mount Baker Presbyterian, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran, St. Catherine Mission Church, and Concrete Assembly of God.

“One hundred and twenty backpacks is the goal,” said committee member Sara McReynolds. “We’ll start handing them out at 1 p.m., and when they’re gone, they’re gone.”

McReynolds said the churches have begun collecting school supplies and will do so through Aug. 10, when the committee and other volunteers will meet to fill the backpacks.

Donations of supplies are still being accepted. Since supply needs vary among age groups, the committee has created a list of needed items that can be obtained by contacting committee member Sara McReynolds at 360.826.4681 or 4sarita@frontier.com.

WHAT’S NEEDED

The following is a list of school supplies that are needed for the Back to School Blessing project. For more information, contact Sara McReynolds at 360.826.4681 or 4sarita@frontier.com.

Primary: K – 3rd grade
Supply boxes
Crayons: K-8, box; 1st - 3rd, 24/box
#2 pencils
Glue Sticks
Pink pearl erasers
Backpacks
Scissors (blunt end)
Composition notebooks
Fine-tip colored markers
Colored pencils
2-inch plain 3-ring binder
Spiral notebooks (70 pages)

Intermediate: 4th – 6th grade
Supply boxes
#2 pencils
Scissors
Glue Sticks
Ballpoint pens (black or blue)
Highlighters
Composition notebooks
Fine-tip colored markers (classic)
Colored pencils (24/box)
2-inch plain 3-ring binder
College ruled paper
Dividers for notebooks
Spiral notebooks (70 pages)
Backpacks

Middle: 7th – 8th grade
#2 pencils
Glue Sticks
Ballpoint pens (black or blue)
Highlighters
Composition notebooks (no spiral)
Colored pencils (12-24/box)
2-inch plain 3-ring binder
College ruled paper
Dividers for notebooks
Spiral notebooks (70 pages)
Portfolios (3 brads with pocket)
Backpacks
High School: 9th – 12th grade
#2 pencils
Glue Sticks
Ballpoint pens (black or blue)
Highlighters
Composition notebooks (no spiral)
Colored pencils (12-24/box)
2-inch plain 3-ring binder
College ruled paper
Dividers for notebooks
Spiral notebooks (70 pages)
Portfolios (3 brads with pocket)
Backpacks

Published in Concrete Herald, August 2012
Posted 7.29.12





 
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