I am so thankful that we live in a public school district that has the means to provide supplies for each and every child. I don't have to worry about notebooks or crayons or whatever. They provide it all. They even have backpacks that parents can "rent" for $5 a semester. But I will be buying two pack packs this year (one of mine doesn't need a new one).
All I have to do is make sure that they have clothes on their butts!
I'm glad I researched the school district before moving.