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SURPRISE! Free school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year!

Did someone say FREE school supplies?! SURPRISE! colorful notebook with scissors, a box of crayons, pencil, and glue stick

Back-to-School season brings a few expenses with it, and with the expiration this fall of the program which allowed for free meals for all students, we know it will be an adjustment for families. Therefore, Holden R-3, along with Bright Futures Holden, has been busy coordinating purchasing and accepting donations in order to provide FREE basic school supplies to all of our students PreK-8th grade for the 2022-2023 school year!

There’s nothing you need to do and no form to fill out. Each grade’s supply list will be fulfilled and delivered to classrooms in time for school to begin this fall.

Backpacks and any personalized items will still need to be provided by families. Watch Bright Futures social media for posts this summer as we share information about donors and supporters who are making FREE school supplies for all PreK-8th grade students possible! If you or an organization you’re a part of would like to partner with the district for this effort, please contact Andie Smith, District Social Worker and Bright Futures Holden Director, at