The John Hancock Demonstration Elementary School K-5

William Griffin

3700 Morrell Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19114
Phone: 215-281-2604


2015-2016 Supply Lists

2015-2016 Supply Lists

Kindergarten Supply List-2015-2016

Kindergarten Parents:


We are requesting the following supplies for each student. Please place the school supplies in a bag labeled with your child’s name.  Below you will find two lists – one for home and one for school.  In order for you child to complete many of the homework assignments, we are asking to have some of the following materials readily available.  Please label books and folders with your child’s names.


For School:

Book bag large enough to comfortably hold a two-pocket folder

Two reams of white copy paper (500 count each)

2 Mead Primary Journal Creative Story Tablet ( or $4.00)

2 two-pocket folders (one for school and one for daily correspondence)


One box of Crayola washable markers

Two packages of Expo dry erase markers (one thick and one thin)

One box of Crayola colored pencils

One 8 color set of Crayola washable watercolors

One box of 24 Crayola crayons

I package of #2 SHARPENED yellow pencils (not mechanical and please no designs)

Two Jumbo size Elmer’s glue sticks

One bottle of Elmer’s Washable School Glue


One box of Ziploc Gallon bags

Two containers of baby wipes

One package of napkins

One roll of paper towels

Two boxes of tissues

One bottle of liquid soap

1 coloring/activity book for rainy day recess


Girls – One box of Ziploc sandwich bags, one package of paper plates, scotch tape

Boys – One package of play dough, one package of cups, one box of Band-Aids


For Home:

These supplies are to remain at home.

Sharpened Pencils



Glue Stick



Book Bags:

Please label your child’s book bag with their name and room number. Please check your child’s schoolbag daily and remove all classroom work and school notices. Personal toys, games, etc., are not permitted in school.

First Grade Supply List



Dear Parents,


Hello and welcome to first grade! Attached is a list of school supplies your child will need in first grade.  Please label the items listed with you child’s name and room number before sending them to school.  Also, please write your child’s name inside school bags, coats, hats, lunch boxes, and other personal items.  Please sharpen all pencils before sending them into school.

            Thank you for your cooperation in the start of a successful new school year.  Looking forward to meeting you in September!


              The First Grade Team    






  • 1 black and white hardback (MEAD) copy book
  • 4 boxes of regular crayons (8 count)
  • 1 fun pad, or coloring book
  • 1 plastic folder with pockets in the bottom
  • 1 large zipper pencil bag (no boxes please, they break easily)





  • 1 pair of FISKARS scissors
  • 2 large solid glue sticks
  • 3 packs of 20-24 sharpened #2 YELLOW pencils
  •    (no dollar store pencils please, they break easily)
  • 2 large pencil erasers OR a pack of pencil top erasers
  • 1 LARGE book sock book cover
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 pack of BABY wipes
  • 2 packs of white copy paper
  • 1 package of gallon size ziplock bags (boys)
  • 1 package of sandwich size ziplock bags (girls)
  • 1 recent head shot photo (wallet size) of your child with their first and last name written on the back
  • $6.00 for Weekly Reader magazine (1 time fee)
  • $10.00 for Home and School membership (covers all children in Hancock/LaBrum)
  • $2.00 for a special in class writing journal



**Please put all money in an envelope with your child’s name on it. We cannot make change or accept checks!!!**

Second Grade Supply List

 Second Grade Supply List - 2015-2016


June 2015



Hi there, Superstar,


I hope you are having a great summer!  Don’t forget to do your summer reading!  Bring your packet and book on the first day of school. If you have pictures of the awesome things you did this summer, bring those too.  I would LOVE to see them!


       Are you excited for second grade?  It is going to be great!  You will love our bright, cheery classroom, and you are going to learn so much.  You will read and write wonderful fiction and non-fiction pieces, play super-fun math games, become real scientists by doing some experiments, and even go on a trip or two!  Doesn’t that sound like fun?!


I cannot wait to meet you in September.  We are going to have a GREAT year together in Second Grade.


Your new second grade teacher



P.S.- Show your parents your supply list, so they know what you need for school.


Dear Parents,

If you can send the following supplies to school with your child on the first day of school, that would be great.  If not, please send them in as soon as possible.  Make sure to write your child’s name on his or her notebooks and folders. 

Thank you,

The Second Grade Team   

  • 4 hardback copybooks (not spiral notebooks)


  •  1 book sock
  •  1 pair of blunt-tip FISKAR scissors                                        
  •  1 box of 16 crayons                                                    
  •  2 large packs of EXPO dry erase markers
  •  Board eraser or old, clean sock to erase board
  •  3 glue sticks ~ PLEASE NO GEL GLUE              
  •  4 dozen yellow sharpened pencils to share- no mechanical pencils     
  •  3 pink erasers
  •  3 folders with bottom pockets   (plastic, if possible, so they don’t tear)
  •  2 reams of copy paper
  •  1 fun pad, dot- to- dot, or coloring book
  •    2 boxes of tissues (girls)
  •   1 box of gallon size zip bags (boys)
  •   1 container of baby wipes (girls)
  •   1 roll of paper towels (boys)
  •   1 pencil box
  •  $6.00 Scholastic Magazine ~ in an envelope with your child’s name
  •  $10.00 Home and School Membership (per family) ~ in an envelope with your child’s name
  •   1 recent picture of yourself



Third Grade Supply List -2015-2016

Dear Parents and Students,


Welcome to third grade!  We have an exciting year planned for you!  Below you will find our classroom supply list.  We look forward to meeting you!

The Third Grade Team




Updated on 7/21/2015


  • 6 marble notebooks
  • 2 reams of copy paper
  • 3 folders with pockets (plastic last longer)
  • 2 Glue stick-large size 
  • Scissors (blunt tip) 
  • 3 dozen pencils (yellow and sharpened)
  • Crayons (16 or 24 count only) 
  • 2 Highlighters
  • Box of gallon and quart size Ziploc/reclosable bags (0ne each)
  • 3 Boxes of tissues
  • 2 or more large rolls of paper towels 
  • Old clean sock 
  • 2 packs of Post it notes
  • 3 red pens 
  • Ruler with inches and centimeters
  • 2 packs of dry erase markers
  • 2 packs of Scotch tape 
  • SMALL pencil case 
  • 3 containers Baby Wipes
  • $10.00 for Scholastic News Magazine (in a sealed, marked envelope)
  • Earphones or ear buds in a zip lock baggie labeled with student’s name for computer time
  • $10 Home and School Membership – per family




Fourth Grade Supply List 2015-2016


Dear Parents,

     Welcome back to a new school year!  We know that your child will have a very challenging and fun year in fourth grade.  Attached is a list of school supplies needed for fourth grade.  Please send them in by Monday, September 14, 2015.   If you would like to buy the supplies at the School Store, please bring in a marble notebook and a sharpened pencil the first day.  Send in the money along with a list of any supplies you want your child to buy and we will see that he/she gets to shop at our School Store.

     Please have your child label all of their school supply items with their name and room number. This includes all copybooks, school boxes, coats, hats, lunch boxes, and other personal items.  Our pencils are used by all of the children so; please only send in the yellow pencils.  No character pencils, please.  Also, we would be very grateful if all pencils were sharpened before they are brought to school.

     Money for supplies should be brought to school in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and room number on it.  Also, the “Time for Kids” money must be in as soon as possible.  It is a very valuable tool for the children to use to help them keep up with the events going on in their world.

     Thank you for your cooperation.  We are looking forward working with your children and to seeing you at our Back to School Night!


         The Fourth Grade Teachers


Fourth Grade Supply List


   6 marble notebooks

   2 reams of copy paper

   2 Spiral notebooks (one for school, one to do spelling activities to be left at home.)

   2 book socks or covers

   4 folders with pockets (Please purchase plastic folders, they last longer)

   1 ruler with inches and centimeters

   4 glue stick-large size (bring one to school, keep spares at home)

   Scissors (blunt tip, if there are no class scissors) 

   3 dozen pencils (yellow and sharpened, if possible)

   Crayons (8, 16, or 24 count only) 


   2 box of gallon Ziploc bags 

   4 boxes of tissues 

   Post its and flags

   Colored pencils 

   Pack of dry erase markers with a dry eraser or sock

   SMALL pencil case/box/can for holding pencils, etc. in desk 

   Ear Buds for computer time

   $6.00 for News Magazine

   $10 Home and School Membership – per family



Fifth Grade Supply Lists- 2015-2016

Fifth Grade Supply List 2015-2016

 June 2015

Dear Parents,


We just want to take a few moments of your time to say how absolutely thrilled we are to have your child in our room and to welcome you and your youngster to our fifth grade classroom. 


We will send another letter at the start of the school year, outlining our goals and expectations for your child.  This letter is to give you a list of the supplies your child will need at the start of the school year. Please have all of the supplies no later than the first day of school, Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Additionally, we are asking that you check your child’s supplies weekly and replenish as needed. It is imperative that your youngster has these supplies from September to June. We are committed to helping each child do his/her best, but that simply cannot happen without your help and the correct materials.


Please feel confident in knowing that we are here to provide your child with the best educational experience possible.  The most successful way for that to happen is for us to work together as a team. We look forward to working with you and your child for a very successful and exciting school year! Have a safe summer.



The Grade Five Teachers





·  7 black-and-white composition books

·  1 pack of loose leaf paper

·  12-quart dishpan

·  Pencil case for supplies

·  2 glue sticks

·  2 Red Ballpoint Pens

·  2 Yellow Highlighters

·  2 boxes of tissues

·  School scissors (blunt)

·  At least 40 sharpened pencils with erasers

·  4 folders with pockets

·  1 pocket folder with fasteners for 3-hole punched papers

·  Mechanical pencil sharpener

·  One box of quart-sized zipper plastic bags

·  At least 12 colored pencils or crayons

·  At least 10 dry erase markers (no neon or yellow)

·  A dry eraser or an old sock

·  Sturdy backpack

·  A supply of sticky notes

·  Duck Tape or Contact Paper to cover three math books

·  1 container of pre-moistened wipes

·  Hand sanitizer (class size)

·  3 reams of copy paper

·  2 packs of 3x5 index cards (lined)

·  1 roll of invisible tape

·  Headphones or earbuds

·  Home and School Association dues - $10.00 (Please put in

   an envelope with your child’s name and room number)

·  Scholastic News or Storyworks (Please put in an

   envelope with your child’s name and room number) – 



Supply List-Autistic Support- M- Grades 3-5


Supply List



  • Zip-lock storage bags, gallon or sandwich size
  • Baby wipes
  • Tissues (2 boxes)
  • Paper towels (2 rolls)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Velcro sticky back coins
  • Pencils (12 pack)
  • Glue sticks (4 pack)
  • Crayons (24 box)
  • Washable markers (8 pack)
  • Plastic school supply case
  • 2 pocket folders
  • 2 copybooks
  • 2 reams of copy Paper