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Ms. Burgos from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Fund Their Dreams

My students need The Scholarship Handbook by College Board, 13 titles of new high interest reading texts, a timer, mini staplers, and purple copy paper.

  • $909 goal

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My Students

Our school believes strongly in working as a small community to support one another as we strive to achieve our goals. To that end, all students take an advisory class in which they endeavor to become active readers, provide community service and learn how to help change the world around them.

I am happy to say that over the last two years, I have had the privilege of watching my advisory class become a family.

We engage in weekly discussions about topical issues amongst our local, national and global communities. We also regularly share our successes and struggles and then offer both moral and practical support to one another. As you know, our country is in a time of crisis on many levels. However, these young people are extremely motivated, hardworking and up to the challenge of turning things around. All of my students have wanted to go on to college since they were young children. They have brilliant dreams and fight every day to get one step closer to their goals. Unfortunately, now that they are in their junior year, they are beginning to realize that a college education may be beyond their financial means. They are trying to keep their hopes alive, but given how steadily expensive college costs are becoming, it is difficult for to ward off despair.

My Project

Therefore, I would like very much to provide each of my students with the Scholarship Handbook 2010 by College Board. With these books, I will be able to conduct class lessons on several college related topics including: understanding the qualifications that colleges are looking for, how to search for scholarships that suit each individual child’s needs, how to properly fill out applications, and the art of college and scholarship essay writing. I am also requesting 13 book titles that will be added to our classroom library. My students are required to read 25 books every year. I believe that these titles will be of great interest to my students. Finally, we will also need some basic supplies, such as a timer, mini staplers, and purple copy paper, that my students and I could really use.

Your help will enable my students to further build vital research, writing and reading skills that they will rely on time and again in the years to come.

Furthermore, by funding this project, you will be empowering them to continue fighting for their dreams. This in itself will send them a clear message that they are not alone in their desire to make our world a better place. Together we can make lots of great things happen!

Ms. Burgos
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholarship Handbook 2010 The College Board • Barnes and Noble $19.79 23 $455.17
BULLETIN BOARD SET - HISPANIC HERITAGE- - --*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $12.49 1 $12.49
BULLETIN BOARD SET - AFRICAN AMERICAN ACHIEVERS 12 Realistic Portraits- - --*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $12.49 1 $12.49
MECHANICAL TIMER SINGLE CHIME 1-60 MINUTES- - --*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $23.71 1 $23.71
COMPUTER SCHOOL SMART MOUSE PAD • School Specialty Inc. $1.32 5 $6.60
PAPER ASTROBRT 24# 8.5X11 PLANETRY PURPLE PACK OF 500 • School Specialty Inc. $12.34 1 $12.34
A Mercy Toni Morrison • Barnes and Noble $10.26 1 $10.26
Fade Robert Cormier • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
'night, Mother Marsha Norman • Barnes and Noble $11.37 2 $22.74
Beyond the Chocolate War Robert Cormier • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Equus Peter Shaffer • Barnes and Noble $8.20 1 $8.20
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway Robert Cormier • Barnes and Noble $2.99 1 $2.99
Christine Stephen King • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Cujo Stephen King • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
The Chocolate War Robert Cormier • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Best Little Girl in the World Steven Levenkron • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Firestarter Stephen King • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
The Third Eye Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Becoming American, Becoming Ethnic: College Students Explore Their Roots Thomas Dublin (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $28.16 1 $28.16

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