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Mrs. Tsoutsis from Worcester MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

File Away!

My students need a file cabinet with hanging files to store samples of their work!

  • $459 goal

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My Students

My students are very special. Several of them have special needs and some have other behavioral challenges due to experiencing some level of trauma. Over 75 percent of our students live in poverty. Many of our students either currently are or have been homeless at some point, which is truly devastating. We also have a high percentage of students who are brand new to the country and don’t speak a word of English.

My grade level changes almost every year, and because of our population, I tend to purchase a lot of our classroom supplies.

Whatever puts a smile on their faces makes me happy! My goal is to make their six hours of school time as special as it can be. They are always grateful for the love and support they get, which is why I am always looking for ways to improve my instruction! I get a lot of hugs here!

My Project

My classroom is in need of a file cabinet so that I can safely keep track of my students personal information in individual files along with samples of their work for parent conferences. A locking file cabinet will also be very useful when it comes to safely storing my students as well as my own personal belongings such as cell phones, money, etc. Students are not allowed to have their cell phones on them during the day and leaving them in their backpacks sometimes results in theft, so this would be a great way to keep their valuables stored safely during the school day.

Mrs. Tsoutsis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples 4-Drawer Letter Size Vertical File Cabinet, Light Grey (26.5-Inch) • Staples Advantage $259.99 1 $259.99
Staples Box-Bottom Hanging File Folders, 5-Tab, Letter, 2" Capacity, Assorted Colors, 25/Box (516588) • Staples Advantage $28.99 2 $57.98
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, 5 Color Assortment, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.49 1 $18.49
Staples Colored Reinforced Hanging File Folders, 5-Tab, Letter, Assorted Colors, 25/Box (18654-US-CC) • Staples Advantage $18.29 1 $18.29

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