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Mr. Novotny from Cleveland OH is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get To The Point

My students need pencils and sharpeners to use during writing periods in class.

  • $310 goal

This project expired on April 21, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Pencils seem like an item that just eludes the average student in my classes. A sharpen pencil is next to a miracle.

My students are economically challenged and come from a diverse neighborhood, mostly walking to school.

Since we are a charter school, the parents choose to have them attend our challenging school. The need of basic school supplies sometimes are not high on the family's to do list.

My Project

The use of the pencils and sharpeners will enable the students to be prepared for class. The eagerness to learn will not be stymmied by the lack of a basic writing instrument to start the class. Then the students can follow procedures as to sharpen pencils at the start of class but yet the hand sharpener will allow a quiet sharpener during the period.

In closing, thank you for your caring consideration to help others less fortunate.

My students sometimes lack the self-esteem to keep forging ahead, due to the family and neighborhood circumstances. The little things, like a pencil, mean the world to my students when they have a constant want to succeed. Your help can be the push to get them over to the positive attitude that is needed to succeed.

Mr. Novotny
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 76 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand Standard-Grade Pencils #2 • Quill $1.16 24 $27.84
Paper Mate Mirado Black Warrior Pencils #2 Grade Lead • Quill $2.33 24 $55.92
X-ACTO High-Volume Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill $130.49 1 $130.49
Bostitch Manual Pencil Sharpener • Quill $15.29 1 $15.29

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