Ruffing Montessori
Rocky River

Donna and Danielle’s Primary Supply List

Donna Placidi and Danielle Andes PP1-PP3

Simplicity is extremely important for this age group. Please do not send in any additional supplies or toys, since these can easily become a distraction. Thank you – we truly appreciate your help!

Please put your child’s name / initials on the following items. This is especially helpful for small items, including socks, mittens, etc.

  • A backpack large enough to hold a 2-pocket folder
    • No rolling backpacks please.
    • A backpack with the least number of pockets is best.
    • Please: No toys or playthings attached to the backpack – such items are especially distracting.
  • A 2-pocket folder to carry papers between school and home
    • Please put your child’s name on the front of the folder in the top left corner.
  • 1 photo of your child for his/her cubby (2nd and 3rd year children)
  • 2 photos of your child for 1st year children
  •  A soft pencil case
    • Please avoid a hard, plastic pencil case.
  •  Colored pencils (no erasable/scented, etc. pencils, please). The Crayola 24-pack works well.
  •  Scissors that fit your child’s hand — pointed scissors are fine
  •  A block eraser (pink or white)
  • 2 changes of clothing appropriate for the season
    • Please include: underwear, socks, pants / leggings and a top / tunic.
    • Please put names / initials on each of these items.
    • Please make sure these are clothes that your child will wear and can put on independently.
  • Indoor athletic shoes / sneakers (no “light-up” shoes please)
    • Later, when the weather prevents playing outside, we’ll use these for gym shoes.
    • Old shoes are fine, but soles must be cleaned.
    • These shoes stay at school and will only be worn inside. For example, your child can change into them when he or she wears rain or snow boots to school.
    • Velcro closures are OK for younger children. If possible, please try to have tie shoes for older children.


For Community Use (i.e. no names on these, please):

  • 12-pack or larger, Ticonderoga #2 pencils