You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Dykeman from Bayside NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Celebrate Creativity and Beauty!Part II

My students need 48"X96" foam boards to create free standing tri-fold displays for over 300 pieces of their beautiful artwork to be exhibited in our annual art exhibition.

  • $511 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the Visual Arts teacher in a pre-K to 5th grade public school. Over the last 12 years we have grown from 450 students to close to 750. Academically, we meet the diverse needs of students from many cultures and ethnicities including children with special needs, English language learners, students in general education, as well as children in our gifted and talented program.

"Creativity is contagious, pass it on." -Albert Einstein

Our school community fosters a love for the arts - encouraging and nurturing our students' passion and talents. Art is as much a core discipline as the three Rs’. I am amazed at how many of our students openly express their creativity and show willingness to learn, to explore and to meet the high expectations set for them.

Our annual art show allows the students to shine. It is exciting to see the quietest student beam with pride as he/she shows off his/her work or a student with special needs, who has challenges academically, hunt with excitement to find his/her work. Testaments of their passion for art are shown through conversations students have with their parents and guests as they share their creative process.

My Project

We are quickly approaching our 4th annual Art show which takes place in our gymnasium. Although used once a year, the boards tied together allow the gym to become more of a true art gallery, more personal than a just a wide open gym with work plastered to the walls. We currently have 18 boards, which when set up, people meander through, admiring the artwork. The great thing about foam boards is that it is light, easy to move, stores flat and can be set up and taken down easily. The preparations for the art show are a team effort involving students, parents and staff. It is enjoyed by our entire school community on the same day as our annual spring music concert. Our student population and the amount of work presented have increased tremendously. These boards will help us to celebrate our numerous artistic talents with pride!

Where Your Donation Goes

Ms. Dykeman
Grades 3-5

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 700 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Dykeman is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
13202-1220-Elmer''s Foamboard Pack - 48" x 96 x 1/2", White, Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $362.40 1 $362.40

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1013828],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3269087,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":700,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Dykeman","authorIds":{"1013828":{"owner":"Ms. Dykeman","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3269087],"proposalHash":"1138657453","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",3024,x0,y504&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1590684093565","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20924116,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTAxMzgyOA=="],"teacherId":1013828,"schoolCounty":"Queens","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}