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Ms. Philip from Menlo Park CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Festive Fall

Help me give my students prizes, and games for a great community building fall festival event.

  • $527 goal

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My Students

I have over 400 curious minds who come into my classroom, each week, ready to learn about art: both the history and the practice of making it. The students I have range in age from 5-11 and grades kindergarten through 8th.

For some of my students, this is the first year they have attended my art class, and they are eager to participate!

For others, this is another year for them to learn and experience new things. My students are bright and energetic, with creative minds that shock me sometimes, with the great ideas they come up with. Many of the children I teach have a very hard home life' their parents are both working two to three jobs to scrape by, they are homeless, or they come from a broken family.

The goal of my classroom is that no matter where they come from or what is going on outside of school, the students have the same opportunities and materials as students in the schools around here. It can be hard at times, but with the support of people like you, I am able to give these students an amazing art class each year.

My Project

Students, parents, siblings, teachers, and administration all come together at the end of October to celebrate fall, eat, and have fun as a community. Everyone at the school chips in to make the night a success. The parents in our parent-teacher club fund the food area where they get pizza donations and drinks. The teachers run the activities such as face painting, carnival games, cake walk, and the favorite haunted hallway. The students help us prepare for the night by helping set up the haunted hallway (a right of passage for the oldest students) and games. On the night of the event families come and eat, play, and talk. The oldest students sit in a very hot (and smelly) hallway to scare their friends, family, and classmates.

This is a time where students get to see their teachers outside of a classroom and parents get to see them outside of parent teacher conferences.

Building these positive relationships with the community makes the school a better environment for the students. They know that we do in fact know their parents and their parents know us! So when we need to talk with them about anything we already have that foundation.

Unfortunately with the budget cuts we will be unable to provide prizes, face painting, or any new games this year. We are asking for your help to create a night where the students can come to school to have fun and enjoy being with their community.

Ms. Philip
Grades 3-5
  • Willow Oaks School
  • Menlo Park, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WESTLINK Hooded Robe Cloak Knight Cosplay Costume Cape - New Version - Bigger Cape (Double Cloth) with Strings • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Kangaroo's Rubber Duck Bath Toy Assortment (100-Pack) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Halloween Party Favors Toys for Kids 100 Pcs - Goody Bag Stuffers, Trick-or-Treat, Classroom Rewards, Halloween Prizes For Kids • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
100 PCS Party Favors Toy Assortment for Kids Bulk Toys Pinata Fillers, Carnival Prizes, Classroom Rewards, Treasure Chest Toys, Goodie Bags, Fools Toys Gift box • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Beistle Inflatable Vampire and Coffin Cooler, 3-Feet 6-Inch Width by 30-Inch Height • Amazon Business $25.03 1 $25.03
Glow Sticks Bulk 400 8" Glowsticks (Total 800 Pcs 7 Colors); Glow Stick Bracelets; Glow Necklaces Light Up July 4th Party Supplies Pack with 400 Bracelet Connectors. • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Candy Pail Buckets 9" (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
Face Paint Kit for Kids - 40 Jumbo Stencils, 18 Large Professional Water Paints, Brushes, Sponges, 2 Metallic Color - Safe Facepainting for Sensitive Skin, Halloween Makeup Supplies + Face Paint Book • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
WESTLINK Hooded Robe Cloak Knight Cosplay Costume Cape - New Version - Bigger Cape (Double Cloth) with Strings • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
AerWo Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss Games + 3 Bean Bags, Halloween Games for Kids Party Halloween Decorations • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Face Paint Kit for Kids - 14 Professional Face Paints, 40 Jumbo Stencils, 2 Brushes, 2 Sponges, Gold Makeup Loose Glitter - Safe Face and Body Painting Kit for Sensitive Skin, Face Painting Book • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Fun Express Halloween Spoon Game • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Intex Snorkel Buddies Snapset Pool, 60 X 10 • Amazon Business $12.51 1 $12.51
jollylife 63PCS Bloody Footprints Floor Clings - Halloween Vampire Zombie Party Decorations Decals Stickers Supplies • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
RioRand RR-NL-EW-HD Neon Glowing Strobing Electroluminescent Light El Wire w/Battery Pack for Parties, Halloween Decoration (Green, 15ft) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Blue Double Raffle Ticket Roll 2000 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Halloween Photo Booth Props 27 Pcs for Halloween Decorations • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Cosmos 10 pcs Medium Size Plastic Toss Rings for Speed and Agility Practice Games • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
150pcs Assorted Halloween Tattoos, 26 Designs including Glow in the dark Children Tattoos Halloween Trick or Treat • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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