School supply blues
We asked some local shoppers what they thought of the list given to parents concerning supplies for school.
For some it’s the most wonderful time of the year and for others it brings pure dread. Back to school is just around the corner and go to any store that sells school supplies and you’re sure to be greeted by reams and reams of pens, pencils and exercise books. The Western Star stopped by one of those stores earlier this week to talk with some shoppers.
Are you shopping with a list and does it help? Do you have an idea of how much you’ll spend?
Heather Canning Kippens
Yes, because I buy exactly what’s on the list. I don’t know. I just buy whatever is needed. Today in here we’ll do school supplies and we’ll go do some clothing shopping, too.
Bethany Bowers Springdale
I have a list of particular items. Pretty regular stuff, but one that I want is a locker mirror. No clue. Making use of some of last year’s leftovers will help keep the cost down.
Lucas Vincent Corner Brook
No, I’m just winging it. I’m looking for binders, pencils, pens, stuff like that. No, you’ve got to get all you’ve got to get. You’re going to need it.
Carla Brake Pasadena
Yes, the list was provided by the school in our son’s report card in June, so we just go around with the list and pick it up. We reuse what we have from last year and just pick up any new things that we need. It’s really helpful because you just get what you need and be done with it.
Cheyanne Biggin Corner Brook
I’ve seen the list, so yes, I don’t have it with me. I know the things they’re going to use in the classroom. So, I’m not buying extras. It just lets you know what they would like. No.
Abby Batt Benoit’s Cove
I have a list at home that came in with my report card, so, I’m just going off my mind. Mostly binders and exercise books, calculators, geometry set. No budget. I’ll get some sneakers and my birthday was a few days ago, so, I’m using my money to get new clothes for school.