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GUILDERLAND — Every summer, elementary schools across the country share their respective supply lists; a shopping list to guide families on what to provide for children before the first day of school.

These listings, like advertisements in local stores, evoke both joy and dread for young children as they watch the last days of summer draw to a close. There is the natural propensity to mourn the end of free days in the sun, days at the pool and games on the ball diamond. There is also the prospect of choosing new school supplies.

It’s only July and for many schools in the area, the first day of school falls on Tuesday September 6th. Nonetheless, Guilderland Elementary School shared this anticipated supply list on the district’s website last week. It contains a basic list of items for the seasoned fifth grader who already knows the ropes, for the kindergarten just starting.

Parents are sure to take advantage of early sales and promotions. Some big-box stores like Target have online registries set up by local schools, so families don’t have to scour store shelves trying to find that fourth packet of fat markers.

“We know back to school is a big milestone for millions of families across the country – and we’re here to help by introducing even more ways for customers to save and find everything they need in one convenient place,” said Jill Sando, executive vice president and director of merchandising. “From supplies and stylish apparel to snacks and the latest electronics, customers can count on Target to make the most of their budget, with thousands of items under $10.”

As of last weekend, none of the big box stores had online records.

Here is a list of supplies and corresponding prices adopting some of the most common items listed by Guilderland Elementary:

• 1 large backpack (no wheels please) — $19.99

• 4 packets of fat markers – 0.50 cents each

• 1 pack of 24 pencils — 0.50 cents each

• 1 pack of Ticonderoga pencils — $2.99 ​​for pack of 12

• 2 Two-Pocket Folders — Up & Up brand 5-pack, $2.49

• 6 glue sticks — Elmer’s brand 2-pack, 0.55 cents each

• 1 bottle of water — $6.99

• 1 box of tissues — 4 pack / 120 ct Kleenex brand, $6.79

• 1 box of Crayola washable broad tip markers — $2.49

• 1 pair of headphones — JLab JBuddies, $11.99

• 1 pair of children’s scissors — Fiskars blunt tip, $1.49

• 1 composition notebook — Five Star 100 pages, $3.39

• 1 pencil box — Sterilite pencil box, $1.29

Based on prices collected on, a modest day of school shopping will cost $67.44. This does not take into account new clothes or the needs of more than one child. As the school district suggests on its only list (below), you should consult your teacher for additional items.

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