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Mrs. Nelson from Raleigh NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Add Color to Our Courtyard

Help me give my students some garden flags, a new bird bath, some stones to paint, a wind chime and some watering cans. These items will be used by the Turtle Habitat Club.

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

When you come to my school you notice something different - you notice the community. My middle school is part of a large school community that includes an elementary school and a high school. We are located in northwest Raleigh, NC. Being part of this community affords us many opportunities to support and receive support in a K-12 public school campus.

Our community works together.

Each week there are high school volunteers that invest time tutoring, mentoring and serving our middle school. In turn, our middle school students have the opportunity to tutor, mentor and volunteer at the elementary school.

There are over 930 students enrolled at my middle school. The students are typically middle class with approximately 25% of the students classified as economically disadvantaged.

My Project

The Turtle Habitat club meets once a month to clean up the National Wildlife Federation Certified Classroom courtyard at our school. The courtyard is a habitat for eastern box turtles, fish, lizards and many varieties of birds.

All staff and students have a view into the courtyard throughout the day.

The courtyard is fully enclosed by our school building and we like to decorate it as well as clean it up. This grant will replace our bird bath that has a cracked basin, give us rocks for the students to paint, and provide garden flags to replace the faded ones we have. The garden flags will be stored and used from year to year.

The courtyard is a beautiful place that is used by all students. The PTSA at our school has installed an outdoor classroom and will soon install a pergola. Please help fund our project and help add some decorations to our courtyard.

Mrs. Nelson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
StealStreet SS-G-41286 Round Top Turtle Hanging Garden Porch Decoration Wind Chime • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88
VIVOHOME 28 Inch Height Polyresin Lightweight Antique Outdoor Garden Bird Bath Green • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Cado 63065 2Gal Watering Can, Hunter Green, 2 gallon • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
20 Painting Rocks by BasaltCanvas - Size 1 - Kindness Rocks for Painting - Very Smooth Surface - Easy to Paint - 20 Stones Ranging from 2.0 to 3.0 inches • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Texupday Let it Snow Red Scarf Snowman Winter Double Sided Burlap Garden Flag Outdoor Yard Flag 12" x 18" • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Butterfly Garden Vertical Flag • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AVOIN Chevron Apple Garden Flag Double Sided, Back to School First Day of School Teacher Appreciation Rustic Farmhouse Burlap Yard Outdoor Decoration 12.5 x 18 Inch • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
VIEKEY Valentine‘s Day Flag Hearts Burlap Garden Flag 12.5X18 Inch Double Sided Decorative Valentine's Day Holiday Love Garden Flag • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Besteek 2 Pcs Thanksgiving Garden Flags, Fall Turkey Garden Flags for Outdoor Farmhouse Burlap Yard Outdoor Decoration 12.99 x 18.5 & 15.75 x 19.69 Inch • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Toland Home Garden Neon Lion 12.5 x 18 Inch Colorful Pop Art Zoo Animal Decorative Garden Flag • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
W&X St Patrick's Day Garden Flag,Shamrock/Hat St Patricks Flag 12.5 x 18 Inch Double-Sided Display 2 Layer Linen for Garden and Home Decorations • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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