Requested Supplies

Want to help out a classroom?  Recognize a teacher?  We asked our teachers and staff and below are some supply requests and gift ideas!

Kindergarten – Jessica Stevens

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019:  Clorox wipes!, Blue painters tape, Scotch laminating sheets, Black Sharpie Markers (thin width), Large Black construction paper
  • Where I buy classroom supplies: ​Target, Dollar Tree, Michael’s, Amazon, Teacher’s Pay Teachers
  • Things I always buy for my classroom: STEM (Building) Toys, books, stickers, craft supplies, flair pens
  • Personal gift ideas: Caribou coffee/Target/Amazon gift cards, flowers, coffee, handwritten notes! 🙂
  • Favorite restaurant:  HyVee Market Grille, Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Favorite color: Pink
  • Favorite snacks:  Popcorn, sparkling water
  • Favorite candy:   Reese’s PB cups

Kindergarten – Katie Hintz

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Grade 1 – Heidi Johnson

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019:  Laminating sheets (I buy the Wal-Mart brand), Card Stock, Page protectors, sticky notes, skinny white board markers for students to use
  • Where I buy classroom supplies: Target, Walmart, Dollar Tree, Teacher’s pay teachers
  • Things I always buy for my classroom: Children’s Books, sticky notes, Crayola skinny markers, pencil top erasers
  • Personal gift ideas: I collect Santa Claus figurines, ladybugs, Flair Pens, Disney Tsum Tsums
  • Favorite restaurant:  Chick-fil-A or Canes
  • Favorite color:  Red
  • Favorite snacks: Cheez-its
  • Favorite candy:  M&Ms (any variety)

Grade 1 – Grace Jacobs

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019:  Laminating sheets, EXPO markers, disinfectant wipes, construction paper
  • Where I buy classroom supplies: Target, Dollar Tree, Michael’s, Amazon, TeachersPayTeachers
  • Things I always buy for my classroom: Clorox wipes, flair pends, blue painters tape, STEM manipulatives and materials, post-its
  • Personal gift ideas: Starbucks, Target, Amazon gift cards
  • Favorite restaurant:  I eat everything!
  • Favorite color:  Turquoise
  • Favorite snacks: chips, pretzels, popcorn, fruit
  • Favorite candy:  kit-kats

Grade 2 – Kayla Olson

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019:  outdoor chalk, hot glue gun glue, magnetic tape, magnetic coins, magnetic base ten blocks, thin black dry erase markers
  • Where I buy classroom supplies:  Target, Michaels, Amazon, Teacher Pay Teachers, Dollar Tree
  • Things I always buy for my classroom: Books, Flair Pens, extra snacks
  • Personal gift ideas:  Starbucks, Target gift cards
  • Favorite restaurant:  Chipotle, Cafe Zupas
  • Favorite color: Mint blue
  • Favorite snacks: Popcorn
  • Favorite candy: Reese’s PB cups, anything chocolate!

Grade 2 – Angela Bianchi-Rossi

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Grade 3 – Lexi Weller

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019:  Laminating sheets, white card stock, colored paper, puzzles/games for indoor recess, books
  • Where I buy classroom supplies:  Target, Dollar Tree, Michael’s, Amazon, Teachers Pay Teachers, Office Max, Walmart
  • Things I always buy for my classroom:  Pencils, colored paper, expo markers, construction paper, washable markers, glue sticks
  • Personal gift ideas:  Coffee/Target/Amazon gift cards, chocolate flowers, handwritten notes
  • Favorite restaurant:  Panera, Chipotle or any Mexican Restaurant
  • Favorite color:  Yellow or Blue
  • Favorite snacks:  Chips and Guacamole/Salsa, Goldfish
  • Favorite candy:  Dark Chocolate or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Grade 3 – Kay Willenbring

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019:  2-IKEA TROFAST storage combination in White or Green bins for student notebooks, papers, folders & etc.
  • Where I buy classroom supplies:  Target, Dollar Tree, Walmart, Amazon, Teacher’s pay teachers, Hobby Lobby, IKEA
  • Things I always buy for my classroom:  pencils, erasers, chalk, chalk board erasers, white board markers
  • Personal gift ideas:  Amazon gift card, Caribou or Starbucks gift cards, Target gift card
  • Favorite restaurant:  Chipolte or Olive Garden
  • Favorite color:  Purple
  • Favorite snacks:  Kashi Granola Bars (Dark Chocolate Almond)
  • Favorite candy:  Dove chocolate, Starburst, Almond Joy candy bar

Grade 4 – Casey Difronzo

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Grade 4 – Jessica Scott

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Grade 5 – Amy Sullivan

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019:  Copy paper, construction paper, glue bottles, headphones for chrome books, any items that can be used for science projects such as Popsicle sticks, rubber bands, index cards, empty water bottles, etc.
  • Where I buy classroom supplies:  Target, Dollar Tree, Walmart, Michaels, Amazon, Teacher’s Pay Teachers, Office Max, Hobby Lobby
  • Things I always buy for my classroom:  Pencils, treats for treasure box
  • Personal gift ideas:  coffee mugs, pottery, anything sciencey
  • Favorite restaurant:  Olive Garden
  • Favorite color:  Green
  • Favorite snacks:  Brownies
  • Favorite candy:  Twix

Grade 5 – Dori Bokusky

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019:  Books, games, gift cards
  • Where I buy classroom supplies: Target, Walmart, Amazon, Hobby Lobby
  • Things I always buy for my classroom: Books, pens, pencils
  • Personal gift ideas: Coffee gifts, candles, bath bombs, books, gift cards
  • Favorite restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings, Portillos
  • Favorite color: Green
  • Favorite snacks: Trail mix
  • Favorite candy: Starburst, Lindt chocolate

Grade 6 – Julie Thilgen

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Grade 7 – Mike Colenso

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Grade 8 – Zack Lee

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019:  Chalk, chalk markers, protractor, math compasses, math tiles/blocks, small white boards, dry erase graph boards, Kleenex, hand sanitizers, large foam dice
  • Where I buy classroom supplies:  Target, Dollar Tree, Walmart, Amazon, Teacher’s pay teachers
  • Things I always buy for my classroom:  Posters, math games, smaller things here and there
  • Personal gift ideas:  Candy, gift cards, sports stuff
  • Favorite restaurant:  Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Favorite color:  Blue/Green
  • Favorite snacks:  Hot Cheetos
  • Favorite candy:  Reeses cups

STEM –  Adeline Angst

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019:  Storage items, classroom decorations, organizational material
  • Where I buy classroom supplies:  Pencils and notebooks
  • Things I always buy for my classroom:  Target, Dollar Tree, Walmart, Amazon, Teacher’s pay teachers, Office Max
  • Personal gift ideas: Socks, soft things, books, gift cards
  • Favorite restaurant:  Pizza Luce
  • Favorite color: Blue and/or purple
  • Favorite snacks: Greek  yogurt, popcorn
  • Favorite candy: Kit Kats

Gym – Dan Chapman

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Music – Jessica Erickson

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019: Bluetooth speakers, assorted classroom instruments (inquire for more details), 5-gallon buckets, drum sticks, organizing baskets and tubs, CD player, CD/DVD binder, small bean bags
  • Where I buy classroom supplies: Target, Amazon, TeachersPayTeachers, Groth Music
  • Things I always buy for my classroom:  Kleenex
  • Personal gift ideas: Target gift cards, restaurant gift cards
  • Favorite restaurant:  I like to try all kinds of different local restaurants!
  • Favorite color:  Blue
  • Favorite snacks: goldfish crackers, Cheez-its, chips and queso
  • Favorite candy:  Reese’s miniatures, nerds, gobstoppers, rollos

Art – Amber Rogers

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Special Education – Regina Collinson

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Special Education – Sophia Leurquin

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Title I/Intervention – Elizabeth McCabe

  • Classroom needs 2018-2019: Pencils, pencil sharpener, math manipulative (base 10 blocks, fraction tiles, unifix cubes, etc.) picture books, easy readers, storage bins, notebooks, 3-ring binders
  • Where I buy my classroom supplies: Target, Dollar Tree, Amazon
  • Things I always buy for my classroom: Dry erase markers, pencils, books
  • Personal gift ideas: Cute storage bins, gardening stuff
  • Favorite restaurant:  Sawatdee
  • Favorite color: Purple, green, pink
  • Favorite snacks: Popcorn
  • Favorite candy:  I don’t eat candy

ELL – Amber Garrison

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  • Where I buy classroom supplies:  Amazon
  • Things I always buy for my classroom: Post-its, paper
  • Personal gift ideas: Amazon gift cards
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  • Favorite candy:  chocolate (Ferrero Rocher)


Student Support Manager- Lea Rydel

  • Personal gift ideas: Chipotle gift cards
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  • Snacks: Donuts
  • Favorite candy:  snickers, Swedish fish

Educational Assistant- Mandy Mitlyng

  • Personal gift ideas: Perkins, Taco Johns gift cards
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  • Favorite candy:  M&Ms

Educational Assistant- Samantha Keppers

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Custodian/Maint- Luis Mejia

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Kitchen Manager- Jodi Jones

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Discovery Kids Club- Maria Ramos

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Office Manager- Alicia Landa

  • Personal gift ideas: Chipotle gift cards
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  • Favorite snacks: Cherry coke, fruit
  • Favorite candy:  Hershey’s with almonds

Director of Operations- Shannon Benalshaikh

  • Personal gift ideas: Crave, Chipotle, Sushi Hobby Lobby gift cards
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  • Favorite snacks: Salty anything
  • Favorite candy:  Lifesavers

Executive Director – Heather Lines

  • Personal gift ideas: Starbucks gift cards
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  • Favorite snacks: Wasabi/soy smoked almonds, LaCroix water
  • Favorite candy:  Mounds bars