Wish List

Thank you for your interest in supporting our students and alumni. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at the school (5058 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60644). If mailing, please include Attn: Danielle Pernini in the address. If you prefer to make a cash donation to enable us to purchase a specific item, or if you have any questions, please contact Danielle Pernini at pernini@cjacademy.org.

Items in blue font indicate embedded website links. Items highlighted in yellow are near term, high priorities.

Clothing Wish List
Belts: brown and black, all sizes 30 through 46,
Men’s undershirts (sizes S, M, L and XL)
Sturdy backpacks
Khaki pants (especially larger sizes, i.e. W28-44/L26-36)
Office-appropriate clothing for high school and college age alumni
– Slacks, black/brown/navy/gray (sizes W30-44/L26-36)
– Button-down dress shirts (adult sizes S-XXL)
– Suits (adult sizes)
– Ties
Shoelaces, brown and black

Co-curricular Wish List
Sponsor a team! (esp. track team: jerseys, bus fees, meet fees; and basketball team: league fees, tournament fees)
Lacrosse balls
CJA branding/embroidery for Track Team’s uniforms
New or slightly used, smaller-size Draft< bikes (5-7); can be purchased via CJA Bike Club partner, West Town Bikes
Bike helmets, new or used (10)

College-Persistence Programs Wish List
Subway, Chipotle or other restaurant chain gift cards in small denominations
Jewel-Osco or Target gift cards
SSAT test prep materials: Math (5), SSAT Study System< (5), Cracking the SSAT (5)
Catholic High School Entrance Exam Prep book (5)
Sponsorships for summer enrichment opportunities, athletic camps, and other programs
Employment or internship opportunities for alumni

General Wish List
Window Boxes (2 boxes 7″W x 30″L; 6 boxes 7″W x 36″L)
Ground coffee
Electric pencil sharpeners
Dry erase markers
Long-Arm Stapler
Globe (3)
Graph paper
Loose leaf binder paper
Postage stamps
Hanging File Folders
Manila File Folders
Avery filing and mailing labels
Floor lamps

Jazz Band Wish List
Alto Saxophone Reeds (Strength 2.5: 6 boxes), (Strength 3: 4 boxes)
Djembe Drum Sets for 3rd-5th grade music and percussion classes; (16)
Entry Level Digital Piano (12-16)

Language Arts Wish List
Library Book Wish List
Amazon Gift Cards/ (ideally $50 increments) for classroom library book purchases
Jumbo LED Alarm Clock
Beanbag Chairs

Learning Resource Center Wish List
Informational Text Game
English Language Learner Games Library
In-Context Academic Vocabulary Cards Gr. 4-5
In-Context Academic Vocabulary Cards Gr. 2-3
Tricky Words & Phrases Teaching Cards
Can Do! Vocabulary Game Gr. 3-4
Vocabulary Folder Game Library Gr. 2-3
Can Do! Figurative Language Game Gr. 3-4
Vocabulary Folder Game Library Gr. 4-5
Reading Comprehension Games Library Gr. 4-5
Can Do! Reading Informational Text Game Gr. 3-4

Lower School Wish List
Belts
Picasso Tiles 60-piece set (12)
Wiggle Seat (4)
Bulletin board borders
Personal Dry Erase Boards (set of 12) (2)
Visible timer

Math Wish List
Individual White Boards and Markers (20)
Yard sticks (5)
New Path Learning Math Curriculum Mastery Flip Chart Set, Grade 7
6-sided Dice
10-sided Dice
12-sided Dice
Math Fact Fluency: 60+ Games and Assessment Tools to Support Learning and Retention (2 copies)
Educational Insights Mathshark
NewPath Learning 10 Piece Mastering Math Visual Learning Guides Set, Grade 6
I Have, Who Has? Math Classroom Set: Grades 5-6: Set of 7

Nurse and Social Workers Wish List
Orthodontic services so our young men who need braces can have them
Professional Evaluation Services
Bottled water
Ace wraps
Nail clippers
Nail brushes
Eye glass repair kits
Pedometers (12)
Carmex
Dental Floss
Sample size deodorant
Board Games & Card Games:
– Connect Four
– Guess Who
– Heads Up for Kids
– Shoots & Ladders
– Sorry
– Uno

Science Wish List
Indoor potted plants
Evolution & Classification of Life Poster
Life on Earth Timeline
Reading Science