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Ms. Travaglini from Noel MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fresh Start

Help me give my students supplies, like paper and folders, to start the new year off right!

  • $310 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a designated Title I campus, with over two-thirds of our students being English language learners. Very few of our students have attended prekindergarten or Head Start. We are located in a rural town in a small, county-wide school district. Access to food, clean clothes, and other necessities, as well as to technology and school supplies, is drastically limited for my students.

Our Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten students come from a high poverty, diverse community.

Our classes are filled with many students who have not been away from their family until coming to school. The students come eager to learn, but unsure how. Many behavioral challenges are due to not knowing what is expected in a formal school setting.

Due to the socioeconomic levels, we are a Title I school with a high rate of free or reduced-price lunches. We speak many different languages, but all desire to learn no matter the subject.

My Project

On the first day of school kids come loaded down with brand new school supplies like crayons, markers, scissors, and more. Other supplies that are necessities to a functioning classroom do not often end up on school supply lists though. This leads to teachers spending their own money on these supplies. Sure folders may be on their list, but more often than not, cheap paper folders are purchased that last about a month in Pre-K.

We need sturdy, plastic folders with prongs instead.

These plastic folders last us the entire year! The prongs allow newsletters to go home and remain handy in their folders for the entire month rather than falling out and getting lost along the way.

Most of our printed materials see a lot of wear and tear as well. Cardstock paper allows for items to last a little longer, especially when laminated. In Pre-K, EVERYTHING has to be laminated! The items in this project are simple necessities that would allow us to start the new year off right!

Ms. Travaglini
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crystal Clear Thermal Laminating Pouches - Pack of 200 Sheets (9" x 11.5") • Amazon Business $18.99 5 $94.95
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", Heavy-Weight, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
BOISE X-9 Multi-Use Copy Paper, 8.5" x 11", 92 Bright, 20 lb, 3 Ream Carton (1,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $26.91 1 $26.91
Better Office Products Blue Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Blue • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Better Office Products Green Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Green • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

Materials cost

$229.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$263.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.45

Total project goal

$309.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$309.69

5 Donors

-$172.00

Donations toward project cost

-$151.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.55

match offer

-$131.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$111.79

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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