The Essex PTO is once again sponsoring a Holiday Wish List to benefit the teachers and staff. We solicited requests from teachers and staff for items they would like for their classrooms. If you plan to purchase something for your teachers and staff, please consider these items. In the past, many parents have coordinated in the effort as a class gift.
PLEASE NOTE IF A TEACHER DID NOT RESPOND, please check their most recent newsletter as many teachers place their wish lists there. All teachers would appreciate classroom supplies and/or gift cards to book stores and craft stores. Also, make sure to check the whole list as some of the fine art teachers and support staff have included items. Please remember that teachers are willing to have recycled or used items.
Essex Elementary School
Art Room- (Journey Blain): Washed out yogurt containers (especially Chobani and quart size), Old Calendars, Gently used blocks, building, connector toys, Coloring books, How-to-draw books, art toys (spiral makers etc.) and art posters and prints, Masking tape, and Paper plates any kind
Nurses Office (Kimberly Bullock): Dixie Cups, Soft Kleenex, Flushable wipes, Kids hand soap, small kleenex travel packs, and post it notes and First Aid Kits ($10) from Wal-Mart to give out to teachers
Sayde Burke- Colored tape (masking, painter or duct), Gift cards (Amazon, Staples, Walmart, AC Moore, ITunes), Velcro (with sticky back…entire rolls or dots), Glue sticks, Scrapbook paper packs (especially heavier weights)
Pipe cleaners/chenille stems, Vis-a-Vis markers (fine point)
Carly Epstein- Card stock, Pencil sharpener, Gift Cards to Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble.
Gail Heppner- Colored copy paper, white or colored cardstock, and gift cards to AC Moore, Michaels, or Staples for classroom project supplies.
Deb Joecks- Building games, decks of cards, board games, card stock, craft supplies, gift cards to Walmart, Michaels, or Barnes and Noble
Abby Kaknes-Paper towels, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, 18- 2 inch 3 ring binders
Linda McKenna- large Elmer glue sticks, pipe cleaners, colored cardstock, white card stock, bold colored markers, pastel colored markers, scotch tape, bulbs for forcing, seeds parsley, spinach, and basil, transplant pots- 2 inch variety, potting soil, extra snacks- pretzels, cheese sticks, 18 white bags with handles from Michaels for Valentine’s Day
Cheryl Day- Glue Sticks, card stock (white and colored), Gift certificates for Michaels and AC Moore, Zingo 123
Alice McNeish is looking for Play dough, markers, glue sticks, and watercolor painting paper.
Title Math (Erica Moy)- Card stock, 3 hole punch, beans or single colored beads for grouping/counting
Ellen Pariseau- could always use card stock, both white and colored, iTunes cards for apps , Michael’s or ac Moore cards, glitter glue
Brooke Robbins – Books in the following series: Secrets of Droon, Dragonslayer Academy, Ivy and Bean, Puppy Place, Zelda and Ivy, Mr. Putter & Tabby, Poppleton. Games: Mancala, Sorry, Battleship, MonopolyJr., Banangrams. And Pencils and pencil top erasers
Beth Shelley- Card stock, pencil sharpener, glue sticks, gift cards to Christmas Tree Shop, AC Moore, Michaels, Staples, Office Tape, Educational card or board games including decks of cards, plastic spoons or silverware, colored pencils, markers and crayons.
Jenky Snedeker- Gift cards to Staples, AC Moore, Michaels, or Joann’s to support curriculum integrations and projects and consumables for science: i.e. gift card to Hannaford’s, or other market for science ingredients: Matter and Inquiry Science
Kitty Tracy- – extra socks + clothes + shoes (can be used) for winter and mud season disasters, dice, games like: SORRY, Yahtzee, and a globe
Emily Tyl- Colored card stock, pencils/erasers, games like UNO, Guess Who, Checkers, Sorry, Gift Cards to Staples, AC Moore, Hannafords, and Michaels
Virginia Yandell- Colored copy paper, Gift Cards to AC Moore
Amanda Waldo- White or Colored card stock, plastic sheet protectors, glue sticks, and gift cards to AC Moore, Michaels and Staples
Ellen Williams-(school social worker) is looking for donations of relatively healthy snacks, such as pretzels, goldfish, bars, etc. Thanks in advance for this wonderful opportunity to help feed students who can’t afford snacks. Used of the following is fine: a rug or mat (4×5 or 6ish) to drive cars on (pet hair free please due to kids allergies), Games: hungry hungry hippos, Memory, Ants in the Pants, etc., Any police, rescue, fire worker play sets, Play dough spaghetti maker or cooking set (I have plenty of play-dough), 2-3 big pillows for children to sit on, Fake money, cash register.
Guidance office Barb Smith and Brea Buzzell- beads, craft sticks, 1 Guess Who game (gently used), and any craft supplies or gift card to a craft store.
June Varricchione—Colored poster board, Gift cards to Michael’s, AC Moore, or Barnes and Nobles, glue sticks, Soft tissues, Board games
Founders Memorial School
Erik Acanfora- There are a few things that would greatly benefit my students in the classroom on a daily basis. A class set of 20 (or at least a dozen) of calculators, iTunes gift cards for books, games & learning applications for the classroom iPads, and 3-5 wireless mice for in class computer use
Emily Bacon- Kleenex soft tissues, Amazon and/or Wal-Mart Gift Cards
Sarah Kitchen- Soft tissues and baby wipes
Paula Dorfman- Dry Erase Markers, Small sticky notes (2-3 inch strips), Gift cards from Amazon, AC Moore, Staples, Barnes and Noble,
Educational card or board game, and Baby or wet wipes
Karen Cole- Soft tissues, watercolor (crayola like) paint brushes, permanent markers, glue sticks, 12×12 scrap book paper, hand held pencil sharpeners, soothing music CDs (can be burned from CD’s you own), dry erase markers- all colors, sequin like gem stones, glitter-sliver, gold, red, green and blue, small led flash lights for science
Team Evolution- Nicole Doner- Plastic spoons (lots o spoons), Glue Sticks, Gift cards to: Staples, Wal- Mart, ITunes, and Barnes and Nobles
Darlene Ford- wipes, lotion, board games, and soft wipes
Karen Jeffrey- colored copy paper, electric pencil sharpener, Gift Cards to Barnes and Noble, AC Moore, and Staples, Scotch Tape, baby or wet wipes, Clorox Wipes
Learning Lab (Kathi Grace)-is in need of lots and lots of highlighters, expo dry board markers, dry board erasers, large glue sticks, sticky notes, colored pencils, and student scissors. Please consider donating to this room. They serve between 100-120 students school wide.
Justin Marriott- Gift cards to Amazon, Staples and iTunes, games including skip-bo, farkle, and decks of cards
Stacey Mead- Colored Printer Paper, Card stock, Sticky Velcro, Vis a Vis Markers, Dry Erase Markers, Small sticky notes (2-3 inch strips), Electric Pencil sharpener, Gift cards from Amazon, AC Moore, Staples, Barnes and Noble, Office Tape, Educational card or board game, and Baby or wet wipes
Sue Miyamoto classroom, I need: dry erase markers (black), and lots and lots of glue sticks and Clorox wipes, Thank you.
Deborah Richardson-Clorox Wipes, Staples gift cards, clay, and glue sticks
Nurses Office (Diana Smith) donations of SOCKS always welcome!
Arlene Sorgen (social worker)- is looking for donations of relatively healthy snacks, such as pretzels, fruit gummies, goldfish, granola or fruit bars, etc. Used or new Legos. Thanks in advance for this wonderful opportunity to help feed students who can’t afford snacks.
Nicole Walsh- $5.00 gift cards to Phoenix Books and the board game Sorry
Joe White- Gift cards (Staples, Hannaford’s), iTunes Gift Card (we have three iPads in class-this would be used for educational apps), Educational card or board games (example: Apples to Apples for Kids, Plastic spoons or silverware, Paper Plates & Bowls and Clorox wipes
Kerin Gitlin- I would love a gift card to anywhere that sells art supplies….AC Moore, Michaels, artist mediums etc…or childrens books…like Amazon or Barnes and Nobles
ELL Program (Deb Farley)- 2 three-hole punches, colored card stock, markers, and a globe.
FMS Math Lab (Barbara Chapin)- Hardware for hanging folders for a standard-sized file cabinet; low-odor thin Expo dry erase markers and erasers; small (12- or 14-inch) white boards.
FMS Staff room—Dishes and silverware (any extra that people may have)
Essex Middle School
Constellation Team Teachers-
Mrs. Parke would like the cork strips to hang student work in the hallways on the walls.
Mrs. Petralia would like decks of playing cards, rulers and graph paper
Mrs. Dodge would like Clorox and Lysol wipes
7/8 Galaxy Team- Chart Paper Pads, 2 Easels, 3 electronic pencil sharpeners, graph paper, 2 ink cartridges for team printer HP LaserJet 1300 13a black, Post-it notes smallest size ones, 1 inch binders to have on hand for replacements, and boxes of Kleenex
Kiva team- (Heather Dunn) Clorox wipes boxes of soft tissues for classroom. I could also use gift cards to Walmart or a supermarket to buy these items as well.
Allison Levy(KIVA team) – Puffs Plus Tissues, Gift Certificates to Pheonix books to purchase books or your favorite new or used book you feel is important to be in our classroom- a name plate with students name will be placed on inside cover , Donations to Heifer.org – we are discussing this wonderful organization in class,
Nova Team (John Synnott) Colored pencils, construction paper, pencils, scrabble games, young adult literature (used is great)
Kiva Team (Laurie Wight) Electric pencil sharpener, brightly colored copy paper, brightly colored card stock, Gift cards to Staples, Phoenix Books and Barnes and Noble, and soft tissues.
Navigator Team-(Cummings, Rose, and Biederbeck) card stock, construction paper, glue sticks, staples, office tape, Clorox wipes, and pencils
Phoenix Team- Pencil sharpeners, bookstore gift cards and Staples gift cards.
Phoenix Team-(Karen Nee) White lined paper, thick magic markers, gift certificates to Staples (school supplies) and Barnes and Noble(Classroom books)
Phoenix Team (Sandra Baker) requests a pencil sharpener or two, book store GCs and staples GCs.
Phoenix Team (Nancy Kenyon) I am wishing for any of the following items: pencil sharpener, gift cards from Amazon, iTunes or Barnes and Noble and soft, squishy balls for team games.
Edge Team: PENCILS, Soft tissues, Glue Sticks, Sticky notes, Erasers for pencil tops, dry erase markers, graph paper, lined filler paper with holes, 7th Generation cleaning supplies.
Shawn Willis 7th grade class (Nova)- pencils, hot glue sticks, 2 pocket folders with clasp, eraser caps, kleenex (boxes), grips for pencils, stapers (that last), pencil sharpener (electric), and jumbo index cards
Sara Desilets (Speech Pathologist) dry erase markers and erasers, pencil sharpener, small dry erase boards, pencils, index cards,
EMS Foreign Language- Lined filler paper, Glue sticks, and Clorox wipes, colored printer paper, dry erase markers
EMS Learning Center- AA, AAA and 9V batteries
EMS Art– Old calendars, fabric scraps, foam produce trays, old costume jewelry.
Adapted Physical Education (Joan Martin)- serves 28 students district wide- Baby wipes, painters tape, bright colored duct tape, small Dixie cups, AC Moore, Wal-Mart and iTunes gift cards.
The EMS string orchestra would really appreciate any or all of the following: • Used Instruments (violins, violas, cellos, basses) no longer needed or wanted. These should be in decent shape so we don’t have to spend money on repairs. I believe that we can issue tax donation receipts.
• Gift cards to Vermont Violins in Burlington for supplies (strings, rosin, shoulder pads, etc), repairs, & music/scale/method books. Vt Violins is a local business and they give us a 10% discount. Contact Elizabeth Skinner at ESkinner@etsd.org for more information on donating instruments