Hi, Rene: Our bag of goodies usually goes to St. Thomas Elementary, on the main road, about half way between Oualie and Charlestown, just below Paradise Estates. Included but not limited to, are: several reams of colour photo copy paper, felt pens (no crayons...they melt), coloured pencils, lined paper, colouring books, rulers, erasers, scotch tape, "postit-notes", stapler and staples. (Note, stuff for teachers, too). One year I found a dozen recorders/fluto-phones, sheet music and a VCR instruction tape which proved popular. Volley balls, soccer balls or other inflatable balls (all deflated) along with a pump and appropriate inflation needles were also well received. As we come down a month or so before Christmas, we try to find little gifts that the teachers can use for students...hair ribbons, mini-cars, etc... nothing fancy.
I strongly encourage any visitors to pack a few such things (or more) whenever they travel. A word of advice, however: Try to avoid anything that portrays or is overtly religious, anything that goes overboard on our so-called North American life-style and anything that is military-ish.
We'll second your opinion of Lynn's Deli, having had lunch there several times...its where a lot of the bank tellers and office workers go for lunch or take-out.
Perhaps our paths will cross one day...We're crazy beach walkers and occassional rain forest hikers. With a good book we're also "beach slugs"!
If you want to sit on the beach and drink rum all day...you gotta start first thing in the morning.