School Supplies for 2020-2021
Bulk Supply Purchasing
The Alameda PTA is excited to continue bulk school supply purchasing at Alameda for the 2020-2021 school year! Bulk school supply purchasing differs from traditional school supply ordering in that instead of families ordering individual school supply kits or receiving lists of supplies to provide on the first day of school, every family will make a financial contribution and all monies collected will go into a fund to purchase the needed supplies for every classroom.
Two years ago, we fully transitioned to this model and had tiered pricing. Last year, the Alameda PTA worked with teachers to continue to reduce the number of items needed/find cost savings through bulk purchasing, allowing us to have one low amount for all grade levels. Last year, this amount was $45.00. Since we are all still unclear of what the school year will look like next year, we have yet to finalize or set prices for the 2020-2021 school year. Information will be sent out once PPS shares their plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
- Pay by Check. More information to come on this option.
- Pay Online. More information to come on this option, however you can check out the Alameda store for updates.
If there are circumstances that create a hardship in paying the fee, the Alameda PTA will help cover costs for supplies for any families that could use financial assistance. Please choose the "Reduced Fee" school supplies product in the online store and enter the amount you feel comfortable paying; the PTA will cover the rest of the costs, even up to 100% where requested.
Answers to frequently asked questions are available below. If you can’t find an answer you’re looking for or need more information, please email the Alameda PTA school supply coordinator (and Treasurer) Katherine Hart.
Concerns or Complaints?
For complaints or concerns about the program, please contact your Alameda PTA President Monica Kearsley.
School Supplies FAQ
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Stay tuned for ordering details!
Information will be sent out once PPS shares their plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
Other Back-to-School Shopping
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