The Duke of Marlborough School has approximately 180 students in Nursery School to Grade 12, ranging from 4 through 18 years old. It is located in the remote, northern community of Churchill, Manitoba, accessible only by rail and air. The location makes it difficult for families to purchase necessary educational materials because of high costs and limited availability.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Duotangs/Pocket Folders, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Geometry Sets, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Hot Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Thesaurus
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Maps of Manitoba and Canada, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, and Language/Grammar
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes
AA batteries, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, Violin Strings and Rosin, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
Extreme Cold Weather Outdoor Clothing: Boots, Coats, Hats, Mitts, Scarfs, Ski Pants, Socks, and New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons and Trays, and Spatulas
Books about Gardening, Small Pruning Shears, and Trowels
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.