Pop-Up School Supply Drive: Help make a big difference for Henrico County students

NOTE: This post has been updated for clarity.

Henrico, Va. July 28, 2020 — While Henrico County Public Schools’ 2020-21 school year will begin using a fully virtual format, some students still need help with school supplies to use at home. Besides standard supplies such as highlighters and notebooks, many families also need assistance with supplies that might normally be found in a classroom, such as whiteboards and pencil sharpeners. (While these are lists of possible items to donate, students’ “regular” school supply lists will still come from their teachers at the typical time.) You can help by dropping off supplies at a Pop-Up School Supply Drive Thursday from 1:30-3 p.m. at Mad Science of Central Virginia in Glen Allen. To prioritize safety, the drop-off will use a drive-thru format, with social distancing and mask-use in effect. The drive is sponsored by HCPS’ Department of Family and Community Engagement. Some needed items are listed below.

Pop-Up School Supply Drive (drive-thru format):

When: Thursday, July 30 from 1:30-3 p.m.
Where: Mad Science of Central Virginia, 11551 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, Va.
Questions? Contact Van-Neisha Johnson at 804-328-8110 or vvjohnson@henrico.k12.va.us.

Elementary school items:

  • Wide-ruled notebook paper.
  • No. 2 pencils.
  • Highlighters.
  • Black and white composition notebooks.
  • Lined index cards.
  • Pocket folders.
  • Washable markers.
  • Glue sticks.
  • Crayons.
  • Child-sized scissors.
  • Pencil boxes.
  • Backpacks.

Middle and high school items:

  • College-ruled notebook paper.
  • No. 2 pencils.
  • Blue, black and red pens.
  • Highlighters.
  • Spiral notebooks.
  • Lined index cards.
  • Three-ring binders.
  • Colored pencils.
  • Four-function calculators.
  • Dry-erase markers.
  • Washable markers.
  • Backpacks.

Virtual learning family support items:

  • Calendar anchor charts.
  • Flash cards for all grade levels (math, sight words, language arts, shapes and colors etc.).
  • Classroom organization charts.
  • Pencil boxes.
  • Three-ring binders.
  • Paint and paint brushes.
  • Workbooks (for all grade levels).
  • Binder rings.
  • Index cards.
  • Wooden craft sticks.
  • Current wall maps and globes.
  • Laminators.
  • Hole punches.
  • Pencil sharpeners.
  • Red correcting pencils.
  • Staplers and staples.
  • File folders.
  • Whiteboards.
  • Treasure chest/prize box incentives.
  • Sharpies.
  • Erasers.
  • Post-it Notes.
  • Printers.
  • Ink cartridges.
  • Printer paper.
  • Magnetic letters and numbers.