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 of $45.00/student. The requested contribution price for the 2020-2021 school year will be $35.00/student, which includes all beginning of school supplies, classroom supplies or refreshed supplies as needed and other classroom items as needed once school is back in person.
Given that we are starting school at home this year, teachers have been working with the PTA to provide the necessary tools to have at home once full instruction starts. The plan is to distribute each student's tote full of supplies and workbooks during the week of September 8th. We will coordinate a no/limited contact pick up with times that are hopefully conducive for everyone's schedule. More information will be sent out during the first week of school on specific times.
- Pay by Cash or Check. Please make checks payable to Alameda PTA, and bring it when you pick up your student's supplies. Or...
- Pay Online. Check out the Alameda store at https://alamedapta.membershiptoolkit.com/home
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.
Questions? 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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