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Mrs. Van Rossum from La Mesa CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Needs for Success

Help me give my students the supplies, such as, scissors and glue sticks to create projects that will deepen their knowledge base.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a variety of situations and bring with them diverse background knowledge. One thing they all have in common is a will to learn. The best way to take advantage of this will is through hands-on activities in the classroom.

My students overcome a lot just to get to school.

The ability to come to school with basic needs met is not always the case.

Our Title I school is the most diverse in our district with over 80 percent of students receiving free or reduced-priced lunch. Often times, school is the only safe and stable part of their day. By being creative and imaginative, students get to be a part of the learning that they may not have an opportunity to do at home. While they come to school to learn, they thrive when they are given the opportunity to utilize a variety of resources to make learning real and fun. This is what keeps them coming back and keeps them hooked into learning the rigorous academic standards.

My Project

As a classroom teacher, I am happy to provide some of the necessary supplies for my students and classroom. The joy on the students' faces when they enter the classroom for the first time to see their desk stocked and ready for learning is priceless.

Supplies in school are vital for academic success.

Students will use the glue sticks, scissors, and paper to create projects that will deepen their understanding of the concepts being taught. In the lower elementary, pictures are a common way to convey their understanding. Parent communication is also key to creating a safe and secure environment. The colored paper will be used to send home notes that are easily spotted in the homework folders.

Mrs. Van Rossum
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of 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
Elmer's School Washable Glue Sticks, 0.77 Oz., 30/Pack (E605) • Staples Advantage $53.76 2 $107.52
TRU RED Teacher Pack 5" Kids Blunt Tip Stainless Steel Scissors, Straight Handle, Right and Left Handed, 24/Pack (TR55059) • Staples Advantage $44.99 2 $89.98
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Tip, Black Ink, 36/Bx (1921062) • Staples Advantage $41.19 2 $82.38
Astrobrights Vintage Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted Colors, 500/Pack (21224) • Staples Advantage $12.81 4 $51.24
8040015964255 Double-Sided Tape with Dispenser, .33" x 393", Clear • Staples Advantage $6.09 4 $24.36
Officemate Round Prong Brass-Plated Fasteners, 1/2" Shank, Brass, 100/Box • Staples Advantage $2.67 6 $16.02
Scotch Double Sided Tape with Dispenser, Narrow Width, Engineered for Bonding, 1/2" x 7 yds., 3/Pack Caddy (3136) • Staples Advantage $6.49 2 $12.98
Staples Comb Plastic Binding Spine, 55 Sheets, 100/Pack (17461) • Staples Advantage $4.28 3 $12.84
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Blue, 500/Ream (14786) • Staples Advantage $5.51 2 $11.02
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Lilac, 500/Ream (14782) • Staples Advantage $6.36 1 $6.36
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Green, 500/Ream (14781) • Staples Advantage $5.51 1 $5.51
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Pink, 500/Ream (14779) • Staples Advantage $5.51 1 $5.51
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Canary, 500/Ream (14787) • Staples Advantage $5.50 1 $5.50

Materials cost

$431.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.50

Total project goal

$596.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.65

2 Donors

-$398.00

Donations toward project cost

-$338.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.70

match offer

-$198.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.80

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$0.00

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