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Ms. Lam from San Francisco CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mental Wellness: Quality Time with Family!

My students need help covering the cost of food and Boardwalk cards and ride wristbands to actively spend quality time with our families at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

  • $2,351 goal

This project expired on May 15, 2018.

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My Students

Our school, an inclusive community that strongly advocates for the rights of students with special needs, effectively engages English learners and accommodates students with emotional and sensory needs. 60% of our students are receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Most of my first graders come from immigrant families where English is their second language. As a school, we have limited funding for supplies and academic materials.

Every day my students come to school eager to learn and thrive, working hard to make good choices.

I have an energetic, engaging and vibrant class of beautiful first graders with diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Our class will celebrate many milestones throughout this year, like learning to read and write, losing their first tooth, and making new friends.

As their educator, my goal is to find resources that will help my students be confident with their fundamental skills: reading, writing, computing, and exploring. Children learn more engagingly when it is relevant to them. We must allow them to explore, take risks, and see what happens.

My Project

70% of my students come from low-income families and they never have a chance to travel beyond their city even two hours away. Many of their parents work jobs at different shifts to feed their family and they hardly have time to spend with one another. The daily hustle and bustle of our city can drain all our energy. Last year, my students wrote about their wishes and I recalled one student who hoped for a chance to go somewhere with his family and have lots of fun.

These kids inspired me to plan this trip to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk where they can eat healthy food, go on thrilling rides, and play games...just being a kid and spending some fun times with their families.

Since this place is admission free, this project will cover the cost of a food allowance, ride wristbands, and boardwalk cards so our students can actively exercise while having fun with their families who hardly have a chance to travel here.

Your generous donation to this project will make a huge impact on our students since they will be able to travel beyond their homes and keep healthy while spending quality time with their families. You will make our children extremely happy and these memories will last for a lifetime. Thank you for being a part of this journey.

Ms. Lam
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Activity Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk $1,939.00

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