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School Essentials

It’s important for you and your child to be prepared for his or her first day of school. Parents can spend the summer months gathering all the supplies your child will need to start the school off right. Making sure your child attends classes on time every day and is well supplied with the recommended supplies will put them in the best possible position to perform well in school.

The school supply list is subject to change per teacher request. Please contact your child’s school to get a complete list of the school supplies needed for the upcoming school year.

Suggested school supplies by grade:

Pre-K through Kindergarten

  • Large pencils
  • Large crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Kleenex, paper towels

1st through 3rd

  • Pencils
  • Pocket folders
  • Notebook
  • Crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Pencil-top erasers
  • Supply box
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Kleenex, paper towels

4th through 6th

  • Pencils
  • Pocket folders
  • Notebook
  • Crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Pencil-top erasers
  • Supply box
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Kleenex, paper towels
  • Pocket folders
  • Watercolor paints
  • Sketchpads

7th through 8th

  • Same as the above plus:
    • Colored pencils
    • Spiral notebooks
    • Wide-ruled notebook paper
    • Additional folders
    • Dictionary
    • Calculator
    • Assignment notebook

9th through 12th

  • Same as 7th through 8th plus:
    • Subject specific supplies provided by teachers.

Public Hearings on Proposed FY2019 Budget

July 16

Proposed Budget Hearing

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Where:

Chicago Public Schools Loop Office
Garden Level, Board Room
42 West Madison Street
Chicago IL 60602

July 16

Proposed Budget Hearing

Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Registration: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Where:

Chicago Public Schools Loop Office
Garden Level, Board Room
42 West Madison Street
Chicago IL 60602

Public Hearings on FY2019 Capital Plan

July 19

Capital Plan Hearing

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Where:

Truman College
1145 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640


July 19

Capital Plan Hearing

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Where:

Malcolm X College
1900 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612


July 19

Capital Plan Hearing

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Where:

Kennedy-King College
U Building
740 W 63rd St
Chicago, IL 60621

Page Last Modified on Wednesday, August 15, 2018