| December-January 2010
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Last month, the Voice asked neighborhood public schools to send us their wish lists for the holidays, just in case Santa had a hard time finding their chimneys. Like Dancer and Prancer, teachers at Mission Education Center and Fairmount School were quick to bound in. Then, in a twinkling came Alvarado and James Lick.
When we surveyed their lists, we were amazed at the variety of wishes—from colored pencils and packing tape to a life-sized skeleton. Many of the small items would make excellent stocking stuffers, we thought. Others we might even find cluttering our basements.
Please take a look and see if anything you have but don’t want can go to a school that doesn’t have but wants. Of course, buying a few of the needed supplies would also be a perfect way to give!
1670 Noe Street
Supplies: new toothbrushes and toothpaste, electric pencil sharpeners, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizers, boxes of tissue, Ziploc storage bags, napkins
Gardening equipment: garden gloves (adult and kid sizes), hand trowels, two rectangular rakes, seeds and starts, wheelbarrow, pots for small plants
Art supplies: color dry-erase markers, colored pencils, oil pastel paints, exterior primer and house paint (for painting murals), ceramic tiles, drop cloths and buckets, gently used art supplies, T-shirts, socks, and sweatshirts, fabric glue, yarn, material, and sequins
Music supplies: 10 music stands, music folders for 60 students
Library needs: two rolls 2-inch packing tape, three boxes Ziploc freezer bags (large), a self-inking stamp for library books, 70 yards of adhesive sandpaper
Big-ticket requests: a ceramic kiln; transportation to Marin Headlands for 100 children for an April 15 field trip, paid for by the Headlands Institute
65 Chenery Street
Supplies: Epson printer ink, black #T0481 and color #T048220, Expoš black low-odor dry-erase markers, cardstock (white and different colors), manual heavy-duty three-hole punch, two-hole punch, electric pencil sharpeners, spiral notebooks, disinfectant wipes, boxes of tissue, Band Aids, broom, dustpan
Odds and ends: chapter books in Spanish like the Magic Tree House series (La Casa del Arbor), award ribbons, three-hole-punch folders
Big-ticket request: 100 pedometers
625 Douglass Street
Supplies: Expoš black low-odor dry-erase pens, #2 Ticonderoga pencils, white copier paper (8.5 x 11)
Odds and ends: vacuums, area rugs 8 x 10
Recess equipment: basketballs, kickballs, tetherballs and volleyballs, jump ropes, hula hoops and chalk, including spray chalk or inverted marking chalk.
Volunteers: for tutoring, for composting at lunch, for playing with children at recess, and to install wall mounts for televisions.
Big-ticket requests: Microscopes, full-size human skeleton
1220 Noe Street
Supplies: Colored paper, erasable white boards (8 x 10), Expoš black low-odor dry-erase pens
Odds and ends: Purple school chairs
Big-ticket requests: Mac Mobile Lab laptop station; new or nearly new computers (Mac or PCs)