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Mr. Stepansky from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Basics

Help me give my students all the classroom basics supplies they need like pencils, glue, crayons and paper.

  • $508 goal

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My Students

My school is a School of Excellence. We are a dynamic community of learners empowering one another to become resilient, inquiring, confident members of the global society.

The mission of my school is to create a safe and nurturing learning environment that celebrates diversity.

We are a community that holds ourselves to high expectations in maintaining a culture of belonging, academic excellence, and innovation.

My school is located in a lower economic urban neighborhood with 95% low-income households and 100% of our students receiving free lunch. This is a Title I school.

I am also teaching 10 health classes a week (about 300 students) and 20 physical education classes a week (about 600 students), which means I need more equipment and materials to keep my students engaged in learning.

My students also love physical activity and love to learn about team sports. My school has nine interscholastic sports teams but needs the funding for new equipment because my school district, school and most of our students don't have the funds to purchase this type of equipment for us. So please help support my students. Thank you.

My Project

The resources I am asking for are basic supplies that my school doesn't always have to distribute.. My student’s parents and I don’t always have that extra money to be able to get these needed basic supplies.

These basic supplies will help my students to learn.

These basic materials will help me be able to teach my students better by providing them with pencils, folders, glue, and crayons.

As a Health/Physical Education teacher, I travel to the students classrooms on Mondays and Tuesdays to teach health education. My students usually don’t have the basic supplies for my health class, because they have only brought enough in for their homeroom classes. This is why I would appreciate your help in getting these materials funded. Thank you!

Mr. Stepansky
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TRU RED 8.5" x 11" Printer Paper, 20 lbs., 92 Brightness, 500/Ream, 10 Reams/Carton (TR56958) • Staples Advantage $40.73 2 $81.46
Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Large Crayons, 12 Packs of 16/Pack (52-4600) • Staples Advantage $43.29 1 $43.29
Donut Shop Regular Coffee, Keurig K-Cup Pods, Medium Roast, 96/Carton (DIE60052101CT) • $39.99 1 $39.99
Command Small Utility Hooks Value Pack, White, 6 Hooks (17002-6ES) • $12.23 3 $36.69
Staples All Natural Clear Glue, 5 oz., Each (52586) • Staples Advantage $2.89 10 $28.90
Nabisco Nilla Wafer 30 oz. • Staples Advantage $26.49 1 $26.49
Elmer's School Glue, 4 Oz. (E304) • Staples Advantage $1.19 20 $23.80
Honey Maid Honey Graham Crackers Value Pack 4 Boxes/PK • Staples Advantage $22.49 1 $22.49
Staples Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 72/Pack (10434-CC/22749) • Staples Advantage $10.19 2 $20.38
Paper Mate Flair Felt Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 12/Pack (8430152) • Staples Advantage $19.79 1 $19.79
Quill Brand High-End Adjustable 3-Hole Punch • $17.99 1 $17.99
Quill Brand Stainless-Steel Scissors, 8-1/2", Bent Blade, Blue (790701BE) • $5.84 2 $11.68
Gorilla Glue Instant Bond Superglue, 15g Bottle, Translucent • $4.76 2 $9.52
JAM Paper 9 x 12 Open End Catalog Envelopes, Brown Kraft Manila, 50/Pack (4132i) • $8.81 1 $8.81
Quill Brand Premium 1-Hole Punch • $4.04 1 $4.04

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