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Mrs. Pratt from New Haven CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Scream, You Scream, Freshmen Scream for Ice Cream!!

My students need an ice cream social celebration to recognize students who are working hard to improve their grades and attendance.

  • $561 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are inner city students who are learning how to transition successfully from middle school to high school. They are Grade 9 students who are working hard to be on-track for sophomore year -- in attendance, behavior, and academics! My team of Grade 9 teachers has found that so many of our freshmen do not yet understand how missing school and failing a class in any quarter affects their ability to stay on-track for the next grade level.

Students at our school are extremely diverse, and come from many different middle schools across the district.

We are a magnet school that specializes in business, technology, and health sciences. In sophomore year, all students are required to select a pathway. Our Grade 9 students take classes in all of the magnet areas, so they can make informed decisions about their lifelong goals!

My Project

Our students were presented with the criteria for being on-track for sophomore year at the beginning of the year, and we had an assembly during Quarter 3 to celebrate the students who are on-track. Students work extremely hard by attending school, working closely with teachers and passing freshman courses. A group of 50 freshmen receive additional supports from an On-Track Coordinator, and this educator helps the students get on-track. At the end of Quarter 3, 75% of these freshmen were on-track in passing their classes. We are planning an ice cream social celebration to recognize these students who worked hard to improve their grades and attendance. At the celebration, we will raffle Amazon gift cards to students in the following areas: attendance, on-track in grades, and “on-a-roll” for showing improvements this year. For Quarter 4, students will continue to work hard towards their goals so that every student finishes strong and on-track to a successful sophomore year!

Mrs. Pratt
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon.com $25 Gift Card in a Black Gift Box (Classic Black Card Design) • Amazon Business $25.00 8 $200.00
Pool and Beach Party Favors - Inflatable Beach Balls and Neon Sunglasses Summer Party Set 24 Pieces Total, Rainbow color - NJ Novelty • Amazon Business $22.99 5 $114.95
Purple Gift Bags 8x4.75x10.5" 100Pcs BagDream Shopping Bags,Cub, Paper Bags, Kraft Bags, Retail Bags, Paper Bags with Handles, Craft Bags, 100% Recyclable Paper • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, 10 oz • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
Rainbow Sprinkles Topping in Resealable Container, 1.6 LB Bulk Candy • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
WELCH'S Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
Haribo Gold-Bears Original Flavor Gummi Candy, 5-Pound Bag. Packaging varies between Clear or Gold bag • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
MRC6506PK - Marcal Manufacturing, Llc Small Steps 100% Recycled Lunch Napkins • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
3-PACK DISPOSABLE PLASTIC TABLE COVERS / TABLECLOTHS (PURPLE) • Amazon Business $4.85 2 $9.70
Amscan 4360186 Plastic Spoons, Clear, 100 Per Package • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
Hefty Everyday Plastic Party Cups (Assorted Colors, 16 Ounce, 100 Count) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Hefty Everyday Foam Bowls (White, Soak Proof, 12 Ounce, 50 Count) • Amazon Business $2.37 2 $4.74

Materials cost

$440.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$476.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.12

Total project goal

$560.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.82

9 Donors

-$280.41

Donations toward project cost

-$238.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.06

match offer

-$280.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$238.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.06

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$0.00

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