Our school serves a student population that comes mostly from low socioeconomic backgrounds with over 90% receiving free lunches. In my class I have 4 students that are receiving food aid through our Fill Your Backpack program. Students population is more than half English Learners coming from a Spanish speaking background.
Furthermore, we have extremely limited resources.
Teachers at our school struggle to keep basic supplies, like paper and pencils in their classrooms. Currently, I have already spent my annual supplies stipend so my classroom will no longer receive any assistance from my school. I have requested parent donations, but many households do not have the financial means to assist.
I want to give these children the best educational experience I can, but we need help. I am hopeful that with generous donations, my students can have a better learning experience and I can alleviate some of the pressures put on me with the added expenses I often incur. Thank you for your help. We Really appreciate it.
I know that if my students come in to take our end of year tests and find they have a snack and a Smart Water waiting for them, it will really make the experience special, rather than stressful.
My students need snacks and not just water, but Smart Water, to be ready to do their best on our end of the year testing, and research shows mints increase cognitive function!
Many of my students come in to school each day hungry. How can we expect them to be focused and do their best if all they are thinking of is how hungry they are. I've had students go to the nurses office because they are so hungry they don't feel well.
As we approach our end of the year, I want my students to know they are cared for. By having good snacks and Smart Water I know they will feel how really special they are, and they will be more able and energized to show it.
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