Dear VA Parent/Guardian:

Van Antwerp MS and our PTO will be offering school supply kits through First Day School Supplies for  2018-19. This is an opportunity for parents to purchase all of their student’s school supplies for next  year as a boxed kit. We offered this for the first time last year. Many of our families found it to be a convenient alternative to school supply shopping.

School supply lists for 2018-19 are currently available. Whether you choose to purchase the kit or  purchase supplies separately is entirely your choice. Families can print grade level supply lists from the First Day site to purchase supplies on their own. Each school supply kit purchase includes a small  donation to the VA PTO that is used to support students, teachers and programs in our building.

Supply kits are delivered to school for pick-up late in summer. We announce pick-up dates and times in  our back-to-school mailing in August. Please make note of electronic items such as calculators, earbuds  or flash drives that are not included in the kit.

To access a supply list, go to 1stdayschoolsupplies.com and enter 12309 as our school’s zip code. Scroll  down to Van Antwerp MS, find your child’s grade level and click on “select this kit”. You’ll see options  for purchasing a kit or printing the list. Supply kits orders have a deadline of June 30 to allow for
summer delivery.  If you need any help, please feel free to contact me at lrakoczy@niskyschools.org or (518) 370-1243.