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Ms. Walsh from Lowell MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering the Family-School Connection

Help me give my students a stronger family-school connection to build academic learning!

  • $752 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 82 inner-city diverse 6th graders who exemplify the word "grit." Our school services a largely immigrant and EL population with over 29 languages spoken and students who are hungry to learn. As a school, we continue to work on our parent-school relationships to truly impact the development of the whole-child.

Our school mission is built upon the tenets of leadership, achievement and excellence and our students live those three words each day despite overwhelming obstacles.

I have a classroom full of actors, writers, mathematicians, inventors, musicians, activists, artists and engineers. My students have dreams and goals and I am honored to watch them persevere and grow. My role as teacher is to cultivate their aspirations and help them build a pathway to reality.

My Project

One of my key priorities as a teacher is to strengthen the family-school connection. Research shows that meaningfully involving families in learning, and specifically in homework, plays an important role in supporting children’s academic success. Family Playlists will provide me with a way to connect with families across language barriers and with greater frequency, while also receiving live data on student mastery and family participation.

All families are given the opportunity to become involved, not just the few who know how to already discuss learning with their child.

Completed by students and parents together during out-of-school time, Family Playlists put students in the role of the teacher, leading family members through a collaborative activity related to content they are learning in class.

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Ms. Walsh
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PowerMyLearning Family Engagement Innovators Program • AKJ Education $600.00 1 $600.00

Materials cost

$600.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$639.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.76

Total project goal

$751.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$751.76

1 Donor

-$127.80

Donations toward project cost

-$127.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$601.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$511.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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