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How to Prepare for Back to School

The first day of school can be overwhelming for everyone, students and parents alike. We assembled this handy shopping list to help take some of the stress out of your back to school routine.

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This year, make sure you’ve got all the classroom essentials covered for your kid’s first day of school. We’ve created a downloadable version of this list, complete with recommendations for items you can donate to local classrooms. Feel free to print out a checklist and add your own entries. Together we can make back-to-school season happier, healthier and better than ever!

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First day back-to-school checklist

What to pack:


  Lined paper


  Water-based markers


  Glue stick

  Clear tape

  Kleenex® Ultra Soft™ Tissues

  Spiral-bound or composition notebook

  Pencil case

  Pencil crayons

  Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes On the Go

  Clorox® Disinfecting Mist

  Insulated lunch box or bag

  Water bottle


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Print out the full Back-to-School Checklist

We know that teachers and schools across the country can use donations from local families. That’s why our downloadable checklist includes two sections — What to Pack and What to Donate. Print one out for yourself, pencil in your own items, and consider donating some classroom essentials to a school in your community. 

Download the Checklist >