We’re very pleased to announce that parents of next year’s OHMS 7th and 8th graders are now able to order a kit of school supplies online, for delivery to Oak Hill on the first day of school. (This will save both money and lots of time shopping at the end of summer!)
This year, the PTO has worked with the OHMS faculty to develop a common list of school supplies across an entire grade, so you can buy your supplies before you know which team you’re on. (We’ve done this for next year’s 7th and 8th grades, and we hope to make similar progress for 6th graders in future years.) We’ve also interviewed vendors and selected one that can provide the school supplies for our specific lists, delivered to school, at costs lower than retail stores.
To buy your supplies this easy way, you must order by June 30. Here’s how:
- Go to www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com. (If you don’t see Oak Hill Middle School listed, then enter zip code “02459″ and click “Go.”)
- Under Oak Hill Middle School, select your grade for next year (7th or 8th) and click “Select and Continue”.
- Enter the student’s first name, last name, and gender.
- Click “Add package to cart” and complete the checkout process with your credit card.
The school supplies kit you order will be available at Oak Hill on the first day of school, marked with your child’s name.
We’ve checked; the cost of these kits is at least $10-20 less than what you’d pay for the same items in a retail store. Even so, there are Oak Hill families for whom this represents a significant financial burden. For this reason, the PTO is starting a School Supply Fund to help families in need buy these kits. Please consider donating to this fund some part of the $10-20 or more that you save. (School guidance counselors will determine families’ eligibility for this assistance.) Click here to donate to the fund via PayPal: