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Ms. Petruzzelli from Bridgeport CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Just the Basics!

Help me give my students a good start to the school year by providing them with the basic supplies needed to keep a classroom running!

  • $341 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Kindergarten students attend an inner-city neighborhood school built over 100 years ago. They all receive free breakfast and lunch and, for many of them, school is the only place where they hear English spoken. This does not prevent them from being eager learners, ready to explore the world around them. They will be learning to read and develop the skills that help them to be good readers and writers.

Imagine you are a kindergarten student who is beginning a new school year.

Your teacher has worked hard to create an inviting and nurturing classroom for you. But what's missing?

My Project

It's getting more and more difficult to provide students with just the very basic supplies needed to work and learn in a classroom. As we begin to plan for the next school year, we have already been told that our budget will not stretch enough to provide basic classroom supplies. Glue, paper, pencils, and crayons are the most basic school supplies that every kindergarten student should have.

With these basic supplies, my students will be able to develop writing skills, practice colors, shapes, numbers, and all of those beginning to learn skills that young learners need to be successful.

I want my students to begin their kindergarten experience with having the supplies that they need to create and learn. Through your generosity, you can provide these young learners with what they need to start the school year off right!

Ms. Petruzzelli
Grades PreK-2
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 92 Bright, 20 LB, 10 Reams of 500 Sheets (720222) • Quill.com $56.99 2 $113.98
Elmer's All-Purpose Washable Glue Sticks, 7g., 60/Pack • Quill.com $27.19 3 $81.57
DIXON Golf Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 144/Box (14998) • Quill.com $7.47 3 $22.41
Crayola Crayons, 8/Box • Quill.com $0.84 24 $20.16
Pacon Rainbow Kraft Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (0073400) • Quill.com $5.94 3 $17.82

Materials cost

$255.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$289.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.14

Total project goal

$340.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$340.92

2 Donors

-$340.92

Donations toward project cost

-$289.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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