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Mrs. Monte from Brooklyn NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Family Night Out Against Cancer...Food as Art

My students need frosting, sprinkles, mini Swedish fish, gummy bears, mini marshmallows and candy bones.

  • $158 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." - Maria Montessori

Transforming children is par for the course in the Title I, K to 5 school where I teach physical education.

We have one of the largest enrollments of English as a New Language Learners in any elementary school in our city. The challenges these kids face are amazing. Many are learning to speak English for the first time, even as they continue to develop and master their native tongues at home.

There are over a dozen languages and dialects represented in our school. This, along with the long hours of school and after-school program enrollments, severely limit time available for social interactions and the formation of meaningful friendships outside of school.

In every grade, there are students with special needs. All of the children are working hard to meet our newly adopted and rigorous Common Core-based curriculum. What is more amazing than all of this, however, is the dedication these students show day in and day out as they strive to reach all of their personal, social, and academic goals.

My Project

In our school, we strive every day to reach our small goals so we can achieve even bigger ones. We work hard every day to master skills but we work even harder in order to be kind to each other. Ultimately, we want to graduate from college and become independent adults willing and able to give back to our community.

Benevolence and humanitarianism are key attributes for strong character education, and our students don't need to wait to graduate from college to practice these important altruistic efforts.

Each year, our students work to raise money to donate to the American Cancer Society and learn more about how they can affect a positive change in the lives of people battling against cancer. This year, we want to have a family night filled with fun activities. Students and their families will gather after school, play some games, create some crafts, have some snacks, discuss the importance of health and fitness, and improve their understanding of how their small achievements add up to giant steps in the fight against cancer. With your help, we can use the sprinkles, frosting, and candy toppings to set up a cookie decorating station and have a fun night creating edible art for a good cause.

Mrs. Monte
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 999 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Frosting, Classic Vanilla, 16 Ounce (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $12.72 2 $25.44
Chef's Quality Rainbow Sprinkles, 7 lb • Amazon Business $24.29 1 $24.29
Candy Bones - Candy Bonz - Dog Bone Shape Candy, Assorted, Bulk 3 LB Party Bag Family Size • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Swedish Fish Soft & Chewy Candy, Red - Mini, 5 Pound Bag • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Haribo Gold-Bears Original Flavor Gummi Candy, 5-Pound Bag. Packaging varies between Clear or Gold bag • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Kraft Jet-puffed Mallow Bits Vanilla Flavor Marshmallows, 3 OZ Bottles (Pack Of 3) • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38

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