New Years & Minnesota Nice

I hope this message finds you enjoying your Christmas break!  As we look to the New Year and coming back from break January is already gearing up and will definitely be setting the pace for the rest of the year!

Before break a note went out to classroom teachers about having our school sponsor Minnesota service men and women serving over seas (www.operationminnesotanice.com).  When we come back we’ll be deciding whether or not we will be doing this as a whole building or if we’ll sponsor multiple soldiers.

For those that love to shop and plan ahead here is a list of common items requested to send to soldiers.  This list is generic, when we find out more about our soldier(s) we’ll list specific items.  If you’d like to provide items they can be dropped off in the office.  Sue will collect and organize for us.

Food:

  • Beef Jerky
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Canned Fruit (Pop top lids)
  • Canned Meats (Pop top lids)
  • Canned Soup (Pop top lids)
  • Cereal – in small boxes
  • Cookies
  • Crackers – Plain with cheese or pb
  • Granola Bars
  • Nuts (sunflower seeds, peanuts etc)
  • Oatmeal – Instant packets
  • Pop Tarts
  • Protein Bars
  • Ravioli – Pop top
  • Sardines
  • Spam – Minnesota tradition
  • Tuna – Pouches or pop top

Candy:

  • Chocolate (in the cooler months)
  • Fruit by the foot
  • Gum – packages only
  • Hard candies
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Twizzlers

Drinks: Nothing Carbonated

  • Coffee (instant)
  • Gatorade
  • Kool Aid Bursts
  • Shelf Stable Milk-Parmalat
  • Sweetened powder drink mixes
  • Tea Bags or mixes

Condiment Packets:

  • Creamer
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Sugar

Keep in mind, if you think it could burst, pack it in a ziplock!!

Hygiene Items:

  • Baby wipes
  • Chapstick
  • Cold Water Wash-Woolite
  • Deodorant
  • Eye Drops
  • Feminine products
  • Floss
  • Foot powder
  • Hairbrushes
  • Hand Lotion
  • Knee highs-keep mites out of boots
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail clippers
  • Q-Tips
  • Saline
  • Shampoo
  • Shoe insole cushions
  • Soap
  • Socks
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper including travel size
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Tylenol individual packets or travel sizes

Miscellaneous:

  • Batteries
  • Bugspray(deet lotions or wipes)
  • Board and Travel Games
  • Books
  • Cd Fanny packs
  • Cd’s
  • Crossword Puzzle Books
  • Decks of playing cards
  • Disposable cameras
  • Flashlights(mini mag, extra bulbs)
  • Flypaper
  • Greeting card assortment
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers(local)
  • Pens/Pencils & Paper
  • Pre-Paid Phone Cards
Suggested Items to send
Food Beef Jerky Breakfast Bars Canned Fruit (Pop top lids) Canned Meats (Pop top lids) Canned Soup (Pop top lids) Cereal – in small boxes Cookies – Girls Scouts support us Crackers – Plain with cheese or pb Granola Bars Nuts (sunflower seeds, peanuts etc)Oatmeal – Instant packets Pop Tarts Protein Bars – ie Balance of Cliff Ravioli – Pop top Sardines Spam – Minnesota tradition Tuna – Pouches or pop top Candy Chocolate (in the cooler months) Fruit by the foot Gum – packages only Hard candies Tootsie Rolls Twizzlers Drinks – Nothing Carbonated Coffee (instant) Gatorade Kool Aid Bursts Shelf Stable Milk-Parmalat Sweetened powder drink mixes Tea Bags or mixes Condiment Packets Creamer Chocolate Syrup Ketchup Mustard Sugar
Keep in mind, if you think it could burst, pack it in a ziplock!!
Hygeine Items Baby wipes Chapstick Cold Water Wash-Woolite Deodorant Eye Drops Feminine products
Floss Foot powder Hairbrushes Hand Lotion Knee highs-keep mites out of boots Mouthwash Nail clippers Q-Tips Saline Shampoo Shoe insole cushions Soap Socks Sunscreen Tissues Toilet paper including travel size Toothbrushes Toothpaste Tylenol individual packets or travel sizes
Miscellaneous Batteries Bugspray(deet lotions or wipes) Board and Travel Games Books Cd Fanny packs Cd’s Crossword Puzzle Books Decks of playing cards Disposable cameras Flashlights(mini mag, extra bulbs) Flypaper Greeting card assortment Magazines Newspapers(local) Pens/Pencils & Paper Pre-Paid Phone Ca

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