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Ms. Gottlieb from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Luau-rific Prom for Students With Special Needs!

Help me give my students and their friends a fun, engaging, luau-themed prom!

  • $749 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are of middle and high school age, and have severe, as well as severe and multiple disabilities, including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, visual impairments, deaf/blindness, congenital syndromes, and intellectual disabilities. Many are non-verbal and non-ambulatory, and many have both physical and cognitive impairments.

Our school is part of District 75, which includes all public schools in NYC exclusively for students with disabilities.

Our students who are non-verbal and semi-verbal use AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) devices, picture symbols, gestures, and vocalizations in school and at home in order to communicate with others. These methods help them to connect to and participate in the world around them, giving them a voice. Our students are truly unique and wonderful.

My Project

My students and their friends will benefit from a fun and engaging prom experience, and a luau seemed like the perfect theme to be high interest and meaningful! For the first time, students from another of our school high school sites will be coming to join us for prom, so everyone will be able to practice communicating and socializing in a large group with some new friends!

These decorations will help to bring the theme to life, providing them with sensory experiences to show them what a luau is really like.

The decorations we have chosen are bright and engaging, benefiting students who have visual impairments. All of our students also need visual cues and representations in order to make a possibly new concept, such as a luau, more tangible and easier to understand and connect with. We can't wait!

Ms. Gottlieb
Grades 9-12
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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hawaiian Leis, (54 Designs Total) 42 Flowers Necklaces 7 Colour and 12 Hair Clips for Party Supplies, Hawaiian Luau Decorations, Summer Beach Vacation, Tropical themed Party Favors, Birthday, Wedding • Amazon Business $15.98 4 $63.92
Frito-Lay Party Mix Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $14.13 4 $56.52
WallyE Luau Party Supplies 20 Pack Pineapple Hawaiian Napkins, Black • Amazon Business $6.09 9 $54.81
Capri Sun 100% Juice Fruit Punch Ready-to-Drink Soft Drink, 40 Pouches (4 Packs of 10) • Amazon Business $12.76 4 $51.04
Kicko Luau Hawaiian Grass Table Skirt Decorations - 2 Pack 9' X 29" - Real Hawaiian Island Party Feel - Party Decoration, Events, Birthdays, Celebration • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Nabisco Cookies Sweet Treats Variety Pack Cookies - with Oreo, Chips Ahoy, & Golden Oreo - 30 Snack Packs • Amazon Business $6.98 6 $41.88
AmscanTropical Tiki Party Dessert Plates, 7", 60 Ct. • Amazon Business $10.31 4 $41.24
28” Inflatable Palm Tree Cooler, Beach Theme Party Décor, Party Supplies for Pool Party, Luau Party and Hawaiian Party • Amazon Business $17.95 2 $35.90
4E's Novelty Pack of 2 Inflatable Palm Trees, Great for Pool and Beach Party • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Inflatable Limbo Kit • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Funnlot Hawaiian Party Decorations 77Pcs Luau Birthday Party Supplies Including Aloha Banner Tropical Palm Leaves Cake Topper Balloons Drinking Umbrella Straws for Aloha Party Summer Party • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Pineapple Ring Toss Game - wooden Luau Tropical Party game • Amazon Business $19.16 1 $19.16
Hefty Disposable Plastic Cups in Assorted Colors - 16 Ounce, 100 Count • Amazon Business $9.33 2 $18.66
Inflatable Cactus Ring Toss Game, Perfect for Pool Party Float Fun Toys, Luau Party Supplies Decorations, Hawaiian Beach Party Favor, Lawn Games for Kids Adults Family Reunion or Summer Get-Together • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Funnytree 7x5ft Summer Tropical Beach Backdrop Seaside Island Palm Trees Photography Background for Picture Blue Sea Sky Sunshine Luau Themed Party Decorations Photo Booth Studio Props • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
4E's Novelty Inflatable Beach Balls Pack of 12 Bulk Large 20-inch, Summer Beach & Pool Party Supplies, Beach Ball for Kids Toddlers Boys Girls • Amazon Business $16.87 1 $16.87
Maxdot 12 Pack Pineapple Honeycomb Centerpieces Tissue Paper Pineapple 8 Inch Party Supplies Table Hanging Decoration Hawaiian Luau Party Birthday Wedding Home Favor (8 Inch, 12 Packs) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
SATINIOR Set of 45 Hawaii Party Decorative Balloon Flamingo Tropical Leaf Pineapple Balloons Colorful Balloon with Round Confetti for Hawaii Luau Party Decorations (Style 1) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
60pcs Luau Photo Booth Props - Hawaiian/Tropical/Tiki/Summer Pool Party Decorations Supplies • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88

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