Check with educators to see how up to date the school list is. Many lists are older and haven’t been updated.
Pick up needed supplies from thrift stores or creative reuse centers. Some places that offer office, school, and art supplies are SCRAP PDX <<https://portland.scrapcreativereuse.org/>> and MECCA, Eugene.
Host a Swap or share clothing with families who have children larger or smaller than yours. This can be a fun way for kids to connect and feel proud about wearing something from an older peer. Set up a fashion show to make trying on clothes more fun for kids that are less enthusiastic about trying on garments.