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Ms. Lennox from Newark NJ is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Better than Broadway: WA's The Lion King

Help me give my students the opportunity of a lifetime with their production of The Lion King the Disney Musical!

  • $1,871 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

WAS of Performing Arts & Science is located in the Ironbound section of Newark. The students are eager learners who are enthusiastic to express themselves through creative action. For many, the arts are an outlet for emotions and allow for students to shine outside the normal classroom environment.

Almost all of the students have little to no access to theater or the arts outside of school, thereby making the musical theater experience at our school even more valuable.

Many of the students attending our school are English Language Learners with varying levels of English fluency. Further, more than three-quarters of the students have limited resources and come from families who are low-income households.

My Project

WA was a recipient of the Disney Musicals in Schools programs that works to build sustainable theatre programs. Over the course of 17 weeks, professional Teaching Artists will guide our school teachers through the process of putting together a musical with student performers. For many students at our school, our production of Disney's Lion King will be their first exposure to musical theatre. For others, this will be the chance to further grow the skills they've developed in acting, singing, or dancing. No matter what the role, this is an opportunity for students to be a contributing member of a musical theatre production.

Disney will match donations for Disney Musicals in Schools; this means that WA can get up to $1,000 in matching funds from Disney with every dollar we raise!

While Disney Musicals in Schools will provide us with a free performance license to the Lion King, as well as director’s guides and scripts, there are still many more materials we need to make our musical come to life. This fundraising opportunity with Donors Choose will allow our school to double our donations in order to fund items that will support and enhance the experience of producing musical theatre at WAS!

Your donation will go towards items like fabrics, t-shirts and hats for costumes, materials for stage scenery like sheets and paints, plus a few extra things needed to bring a brand new musical theatre program together and putting on full performances for the community with concessions, like popcorn and hotdogs!

Check out our school's website for more information about showtimes. As well as, please come to support the students and watch our production of the Lion King in February 2020!

Ms. Lennox
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olde Midway ROLL-PRO30-CVR Grill Cooker Machine, 24.3 x 21.9 x 14.2 inches, gray • Amazon Business $186.99 1 $186.99
Great Northern Popcorn Red Matinee Movie Theater Style 8 oz. Ounce Antique Popcorn Machine • Amazon Business $178.90 1 $178.90
Gelante Plain Blank Baseball Caps Adjustable Back Strap Wholesale LOT 12 Pack- 001-Black • Amazon Business $24.00 5 $120.00
Sargent Art 22-9703 Gallon Gallon Gesso, Surface Primer, 128oz, White • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Hanes Big Boys' Comfortsoft T-Shirt (Pack of 6), Black, Large • Amazon Business $22.40 3 $67.20
Hanes Big Boys' Comfortsoft T-Shirt (Pack of 6), Black, Medium • Amazon Business $18.56 3 $55.68
Hanes Big Boys' Comfortsoft T-Shirt (Pack of 6), Black, Small • Amazon Business $21.97 2 $43.94
Utopia Bedding Flat Sheet 6 Pack (King, White) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Hanes Big Boys' Comfortsoft T-Shirt (Pack of 6), Black, X-Large • Amazon Business $18.56 2 $37.12
300 g Natural Raffia Paper Ribbon for Florist Bouquets Decoration Crafts ,Gift Wrap Ribbon Total 6 x 50g • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Michael Miller Little Animal Portraits Mini Zebra Stripe Fabric, Black, Fabric By The Yard • Amazon Business $11.98 2 $23.96
Red Carpet Runner - Aisle Runner - Essential Hollywood and Christmas Party Decoration, Runway Rug, Suitable for Indoor or Outdoor Party Decoration - Red, 3 x 50 Feet (40gsm Thickness) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Warming Foil Hot Dog Wrapper Sleeves 200 Pack by Avant Grub. Turn a Party into a Carnival with Classic HotDog Bags that Keep Dogs Warm and Fundraiser or Concession Stand Guests Mess-Free! • Amazon Business $19.29 1 $19.29
Shawn Pahwa African Print Umklomelo Green/Yellow Fabric by the Yard • Amazon Business $9.51 2 $19.02
Shawn Pahwa African Print Sibusiso Fabric, Orange/Green, Fabric By The Yard • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96
Fabric Traditions Jungle Babies Giraffe Tan Fabric By The Yard • Amazon Business $8.50 2 $17.00
Carnival King Paper Popcorn Bags, 1 oz, Red & White, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Richland Textiles FK-009 Cotton Broadcloth Grey Fabric by the Yard • Amazon Business $5.84 2 $11.68
Snazaroo Face Paint, 18ml, Electric, Metallic Black • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
7 Color Professional Makeup Kit Reel F/X Halloween Costume Makeup • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Snazaroo 1118755 Metallic Face Paint, 18ml, Copper • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Snazaroo Face Paint, 18ml, M, Metallic Gold • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28

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