Put-in-Bay School Announces 2017-18 Student Supply Lists

Put in BayTeachers at Put-in-Bay School return to work on Wednesday, 23 August 2017.

Classes begin for students on Monday, 28 August 2017.

High School Supply List (followed by Elementary School Supply List)

2 large boxes of tissue
2 large containers disinfecting wipes

Calculator  (+,-, x,¸,%)
3-ring binder

Language Arts/Reading (Grades 7/8)
Notebook with perforated paper
2, 3-ring binders (1 for reading and 1 for language arts)
Dividers for binders
Notebook paper
Index cards
Pens, Pencils, Erasers

Computer Applications (7/8)
½ or 1-inch 3-ring binder
Notebook paper

English Classes  (grades 9-12)
3-ring binder with dividers
Index cards
Blue/black pens
Notebook paper
1 spiral notebook
Flash Drive (must have)

Foreign Languages
spiral notebook
pocket folder

3-ring binder with divider/lined notebook paper
100-page (9.75 x 7.5″) composition book

Math Classes (Grades 7-12)
Graph Paper
Scientific Calculator (Mr. K recommends CASIO model fx-115 ES)
Spiral notebook for note taking

Physical Education
New or clean pair of gym shoes (NO felt soles) for inside gym classes
Old pair of gym shoes for outside gym classes
Gym shorts, T-shirt and sweatshirt

Science (Grades 7/8)
Scientific Calculator (TI-30 XA or similar
Ear buds or headphones
1″ or 1.5″ 3-ring binder with dividers
white notebook paper)college rule)
pencils & paper (blue or black)
colored pencils
glue sticks x 10
tri-fold poster board (for Science Fair)
Pinewood Derby car kit (optional for Science Olympiad)
Hair ties (for long-haired students)

Science (Grades 9-12)
Scientific Calculator (TI-30 XA or similar)
Ear buds or headphones
colored pencils
Pencils & pens (blue or black)
Binder with notebook paper or spiral notebook (3-5 subject)
Tri-fold poster board (Science Fair)
Pinewood derby car kit for Science Olympiad (optional)
hair ties (for long-haired students)

Social Studies
3-ring binder with paper
6-8 section dividers for notebook
hole reinforcements (optional)
pens/pencils (black and blue)
loose-leaf white notebook paper
(No stretchy book covers–use paper bags)

Music (Grades 6-12)
1-inch, 3-ring binder with clear view
Two #2 pencils
Pencil holder for 3-ring binder
dress black pants
Dressy black pants
Dressy outfit for Holiday Concert

Instrumental Lessons
Money for lesson books–see teacher
Instrument for Lesson
Dressy outfit for performance

2 GB (minimum) flash drive

2017-2018 Elementary Supply List

Preschool–Mrs. Rence
Backpack to carry items to and from school
Complete change of clothes including socks and underwear placed in a bag labeled with child’s name on it, to be kept at school.
Wear shoes that are easy to remove and put on independently
1 Large Box of tissues for class use.
l Large container disinfecting wipes

Kindergarten–Miss T.
2 boxes washable markets (1-pastels & 1-primary colors
1 Pack Expo markers
1 big box of crayons (64 or 96 count)
1 school box
4 large glue sticks & 1 bottle school glue
1 pair Fiskars scissors
2-inch 3-ring biner
100 clear sheet protectors for 3-ring binder
2 pump bottles of antibacterial hand soap
2 large containers of disinfecting wipe
2 Large boxes of tissues for class use
1 Yoga mat per child ($14.99 @ Wal-Mart/T.J. Maxx)
1 Healthy mid-morning snack each day for your child
2 plain white t-shirts for art projects
Regular size backpack to carry folders and projects to and from school
Gym shoes to be kept at school (new or clean, tie or Velcro with non-slippery treads) NO felt sole
Extra pair of clean socks, in a Zip-loc bag labeled with name (for recess if needed).

1 1-inch 3-ring binder
small Fiskars  scissors
2 packs of #2 pencils (plain), SHARPENED”
Pencil top erasers
A BIG box of crayons (64 or 96 count)
1 box of colored pencils
1 highlighter
1 bottle of washable school glue
2 glue sticks
Box for supplies (a tin lunch box is best)
1 small water bottle with lid
1 pump bottle hand soap
1 container disinfecting wipes
Resealable bags–quart size
2 Large boxes of tissues for class use
Shoes for sym class–to be kept at school (new or clean, tie or Velcro with non-slippery treads) (NO felt soles)
Oversized, old (long-sleeved) shirt to be used as an art smock
2 plain white t-shirts for art projects

Grade 2–Mrs. Dages
1 Big box of Crayola crayons (64 or 96)
3 Large glue sticks
1 Pair Fiskar scissors
1 pkg pencil top erasors OR pink pearl erasers
1 supply box
2 Highlighters (any color)
1 pkg multi-colored dry erase markers
2 large boxes Kleenex
Old, over-sized long-sleeved shirt for art smock)
Gym shoes (to be kept at school) — new or clean, no felt soles
Small water bottle with lid that closes tight
2 plain white t-shirts (to be used for art projects)

Grades 3–Mrs. Bianchi
1 yellow highlighter
1 pair of scissors “for kids” (Fiskars are best)
2 packs of #2 pencils (plain).  Please do not buy the pencils with the plastic coating, it ruins our pencil sharpeners (no mechanical pencils)
Pencil top erasers
1 box of colored pencils
Box of crayons
1 bottle of washable school glue
3 glue sticks
1 supply box
1 large container of disinfecting wipes or wet wipes (to clean desk)
2 Large boxes of tissues for class use
small water bottle
Shoes to wear for gym class (new or clean, with non-slippery treads) NO FELT SOLES
Oversized, old (long-sleeved) shirt to be used as an art smock
2 white t-shirts for art projects
1 HEALTHY mid-morning snack each day for your child

Grades 4/5/6
pencils with erasers (regular pencils without plastic coating–no mechanical pencils)
White lined notebook paper
several two-pocket folders
1 three-ring binder
Thick & thin washable markers
1 pack dry erase markekrs
Crayons (small box)
Colored pencils
1 Bottle of school glue
several glue sticks
2 large boxes of tissues for class use
1 large container of disinfecting wipes (to clean desks/tables/computers)
1 Oversized, button-down shirt for an art smock
water bottle to be kept at school

Grades 4/5 Gym:  shoes to wear for gym class (new or clean with non-slippery treads) NO felt soles
Grade 6 Gym:  gym shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt, and gym shoes with non-slippery treads to be kept at school (NO felt soles).
Old pair of gym shoes for outside gym classes
Simple calculator (grade 6)

Grade 6:  2 GB (minimum) flash drive (put student’s name on it)

Music–Grades K-6
1-inch 3-ring binder with clear view cover
Pencil holder for 3-ring binder
Two #2 pencils
Dress black pants
Dressy outfit for Holiday Concert

Instrumental Lessons
Money for lesson books–see Teacher
Instrument for lessons
Dressy outfit for performance

Visitors Arrive En Masse at Put-in-Bay

On a rather gloomy, overcast Saturday, the city docks have filled and Bayview Avenue is lined with golf carts. The waters between the Bass Islands appear serene, unlike the bustling activity in Put-in-Bay village.

Middle Bass Island

Middle Bass Island seen from OSU Gibraltar Dining Cam

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Bayview Avenue at noon


Put-in-Bay Seniors Scramble to Purchase National Parks Lifetime Pass at Perry’s Monument

National Park Service Senior Pass

Courtesy of National Park Service

PUT-IN-BAY (OH) – Baby Boomers are lining up at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial’s Visitor Center to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass before August 28 when the pass increases from $10 to $80. The Lifetime Senior Pass has been $10 since the fee was enacted in 1994. Congress created a free annual pass for those 62 and older in 1972. In 1974 they converted it to a free lifetime pass.

“We’re seeing a dramatic increase in Senior Pass sales since the National Park Service announced earlier this month the final date of August 27 for the $10 Senior Pass,” said Superintendent Barbara Fearon. “We’re happy to accommodate as many seniors as we can with the $10 lifetime pass.” Superintendent Fearon said Park Rangers have sold about 280 Senior Passes since the announcement July 12. Park Rangers sold 751 Senior Passes in 2016 and as of July 20 have sold 460 this year. The park currently has about 220 passes in inventory and another 1,000 $10 Senior Passes will arrive August 1. “We anticipate a high demand for the current Senior Pass,” Superintendent Fearon said, “and we want to be prepared to meet the needs of park visitors.”

In 2016 Congress legislated an increase in the Senior Pass as part of the National Park Service’s Centennial. The legislation tied the cost of the Lifetime Senior Pass to the Annual America the Beautiful Pass that is currently $80. The legislation also created an Annual Senior Pass for $20 and the ability for seniors to trade in their Annual Senior Passes and pay any difference in the $80 cost. For example, a senior who purchases an annual $20 pass this year and in 2018 could turn in those two passes and $40 cash in 2019 to obtain a Lifetime Senior Pass. The passes must be purchased by the same individual.

Superintendent Fearon said the Park already has 100 new Lifetime Senior Passes and 100 Annual Senior passes on hand for the August 28 start date. She emphasized that Senior Passes issued for free in 1974 will continue to be valid for the lifetime of the pass holder as will any sold since 1994.

Each pass allows the pass holder and three other adults to enter a per person fee area free of charge. At areas that charge a fee per vehicle, the pass holder and their passengers in a non-commercial vehicle are admitted free.
Six federal agencies accept the Senior Pass at their locations that charge a fee. Not all locations require a fee. The agencies are the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The additional funds generated through the Lifetime and Annual Senior Pass sales will benefit the National Park Foundation Endowment and the National Park Service Centennial Challenge Fund, Superintendent Fearon said. The first $10 million collected each fiscal year in Senior Pass sales will go to the National Park Foundation Endowment, managed by the National Park Foundation, the official charity of the National Park Service. The funds will pay for programs and activities at National Parks.

Any money collected beyond $10 million will benefit the National Parks Centennial Challenge Fund which covers the costs of signature projects and programs that emphasize deferred maintenance, improving visitor service facilities, and require one-one matching funds from non-federal organizations.

A complete list of sites where the Senior Pass is sold can be found online at https://store.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/PassIssuanceList.pdf.


About Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. The park was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and to celebrate the long-lasting peace between the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world. For more information about Perry’s Victory visit www.nps.gov/pevi, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Facebook, Twitter @PerrysVIPM, instagram @perrysvictorynps, or call 419-285-2184.

PiB Watersports Generates Action on Lake Erie

Put in Bay Watersports

Call 419 573 2960  to book your trip!


Hang on tight to one of our tubes as you get towed around Lake Erie. Great for all ages, choose your speed and skill level.


Fun for water enthusiasts of all ages, wakeboards will make you want to take a sick day and hit the water.


An exhilarating step up from the tube, kneeboards give you full control over your experience–letting you cut and carve across the wake.

9th Annual Vintage Road Racers Coming to Put-in-Bay in August

Put in Bay Road RacesThe Put-in-Bay Road Race Heritage Society will present another fascinating event August 27-30, 2017.  To whet your appetite for all the excitement, Steven and Alina Nemec, purveyors of fine island collectables, share the following two videos captured from old 8mm film discovered during their antiquities explorations.Put in Bay

The 2017 Road Race flyer promises:

“Two days of racing for pre-1973 production cars up to 3.0L, sports racers up to 1.5L & others.  Relaxed event at Put-in-Bay on Ohio’s South Bass Island, where sports cars raced from 1952 to 1959, and once in 1963.  Entry options for racing and non-racing vintage sports car enthusiasts, old course touring, social events, car show, and guest stories!”
A current list of entrants is available HERE.