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

On the Path to Success!

Help me give my students the supplies needed to start the school year on the path to success!

  • $533 goal

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My Students

My students are unique, rambunctious individuals. They are hard-working, creative, and eager students. My students are in a low-income, poverty-stricken, minority school. Many of my students have very limited schooling in their own language and are now thrust into a formal school setting. Needless to say, many of my students do not have access to any form of technology at home and most of the time are unable to get the required school supplies.

For many of my students, our school is the most secure and safe environment they have.

We want to continue to encourage students to feel like school is a safe place away from the troubles of their daily lives. When students feel safe, they are able to achieve great things. Learning is difficult enough, however, with the encouragement of a safe environment they are able to prosper.

My Project

Each year I try my best to make sure that my students do not feel the economic disadvantage that our district faces in comparison to other nearby districts. As we approach the new school year, I have started to think of supplies that I know my students will need on a daily basis.

I make a list of basic school supplies such as paper, pencils, folders, markers, and highlighters that are needed on a daily basis and many of our students are unable to afford.

Paper is one supply that is very scarce in our district. We are often given little to no reams of paper and are forced to pay for paper ourselves.

Teachers are also limited with funds to even buy simple things are flash drives to save student projects and assignments. Everything on my list are necessities that keep our classroom running and puts our students on the path to success. Please help my students stay on this path by donating to our project. By donating to this project you are helping them achieve academic success.

Mrs. Valencia
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 85 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $40.73 2 $81.46
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, School Supplies, 16 Bold Colors, 256 Count • Amazon Business $56.88 1 $56.88
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (559RP), Large White Recycled Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
TOPS 62304 Filler Paper, 3H, 20 lb, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, College Rule, White (4 Pack of 100 Sheets) • Amazon Business $25.71 1 $25.71
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Orange, Green, Blue, Pink, Yellow, 2X the Sticking Power, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack & Brights, Great for Reminders, Recyclable, 1 3/8 in. x 1 7/8 in, 18 Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $25.57 1 $25.57
ARTEZA Highlighters Set of 60, Narrow Chisel Tip, Bulk Pack of Markers in Assorted Neon Colors, Made with Non-Toxic Ink, for Highlighting in the Home, School, or Office • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
Pilot FriXion Colors Erasable Marker Pen, 24 colors set • Amazon Business $22.30 1 $22.30
SMARTRO Electric Pencil Sharpener Best Heavy Duty Helical Steel Blade for Artists Kids Adults Colored Pencils • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
50 Chisel Tip Highlighters Markers Bulk Assorted Colors, Tank and Pen Type Combo, Bonus Sticky Index Tabs, 5 Vivid Fluorescent Colors for Office, School, Home, Students, Teachers, Bible Study • Amazon Business $18.25 1 $18.25
Staples Invisible Tape, 3/4" x 1,296", 12/Pack (52380P12) • Staples Advantage $17.99 1 $17.99
Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive 2 Pack 32 GB Thumb Drives Jump Drive Memory Stick with LED Light and Lanyards for Storage and Backup by MOSDART • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
W.A. Portman Kids Scissors Multi Pack for Classroom - Safety Scissors for Toddlers & Older School Kids Art & Craft Supplies - 24-Pack 5-inch Scissors Set, Pointed Tip, Red Handles • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Staples 2-Pocket Presentation Folders, Assorted, 10/Pack (13366-US) • Staples Advantage $5.99 2 $11.98
Post-it Tabs, 1" Wide, Solid, Assorted Colors, 66 Tabs,Dispenser (686-PGO) • Staples Advantage $8.79 1 $8.79
Post-it Tabs, 1" Wide, Solid, Assorted Colors, 66 Tabs/Pack (686-RYB) • Staples Advantage $5.79 1 $5.79

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