How much does each student need to pay for Fees?
A $25.00 fee is required in every visual arts class each semester.
Q. Why is the lab fee only $25.00?
A. The Alpine School District has determined that $25.00 will purchase the basic classroom supplies required in every visual arts classroom in order for students to learn the fundamental skills necessary to understand the curriculum. Public Schools are able to purchase supplies at a discount because they order large amounts and do not pay sales taxes. Therefore when your $25 is pooled with that from other students, we are able to purchase supplies from our District Warehouse and select vendors, which has greater purchasing strength because they order supplies for approximately 74,000 children.
Q. What exactly does the $25.00 pay for; what will it buy for students?
A. The teacher will determine the supplies that will be necessary for students to have in order to understand the curriculum. In Mrs. Wait's classes these supplies include the following:
- Art materials: Printer paper, newsprint paper, 80 lb. drawing paper, 140 lb. watercolor paper, card stock, bristol board, railroad board, oaktag paper, scratch board, folders, graphite pencils, colored pencils, charcoal pencils, markers, India ink, masking tape, string, acrylic, watercolor and tempera paint, ceramics glazes, clay, wire, plaster, glue, rubber cement, etc.
- Classroom sets of tools that STAY in the classroom: Scissors, rulers, yardsticks, brushes, glue guns, heat guns, pottery tools (e.g., trimmers, bats, sponges, bowls), sculpture tools (e.g., modeling tools, hammers, chisels, pliers, armatures), safety glasses, etc.
- Classroom equipment that STAYS in the classroom: Bins, ware boards, cutting boards, canvas-covered wedging table, clay extruder, clip boards, pug mill for recycling clay, potters wheels, etc.
- Cleaning supplies and equipment: Paper towel holders and towels, hand soap, sponges, disinfectant wipes, first aid supplies, mops, mop bucket, washcloths, brooms, bench brushes, dust pans, dusters, scrub brushes, nail brushes, latex & gloves, trash cans, plastic bags, etc.
- Reference magazines, textbooks and visual aids that STAY in the classroom for students to use for ideas and instruction (e.g., ArtTalk, Experience Clay, Claywork, Beginning Sculpture, Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, School Arts, Scholastic Art, Artist's Magazine), etc.
- Parents are welcome to contribute materials, supplies, and equipment. Remember, when you do, you should donate through the Alpine Foundation at the Alpine School District offices so that your donations will be tax deductible.*
What types of supplies will each student need?
Q. What do students need to provide for themselves?
A. An apron. It would be wise for each student to wear an apron while making projects and cleaning up. If they cannot provide their own apron they may check one out from the teacher, however, they must wash it, mend it and return it at the end of the semester or they may be charged a fee.
Pens, pencils and note paper. Students should always carry a pen and a pencil with them for personal notes and written assignments.
Q. How can I make a donation to Room 1005?
A. The classroom needs a variety of materials, supplies and equipment that can be donated to the school through the Alpine Foundation or directly to the classroom teacher. Many types of items are needed: Aprons, washcloths, resealable containers (Tupperware), bowls, plates, platters, Ziploc bags, etc.
* Donations of money and valuable items should be made through the Alpine Foundation so that the patron may receive tax deductions.
The Alpine Foundation office is located within the Alpine School District offices, 575 N. 100 E., American Fork, UT 84003, 801-610-8403.