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Mrs. Beus from Salem OR is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Brains Need Healthy Snacks to Grow!

My students need healthy snacks such as pretzels, fruit snacks, and granola bars to help them stay energized all day long.

  • $902 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our students are sweet and love to learn! We teach at a high needs Title I school in Oregon. We have students that come from varying households including several that are homeless. We have diverse classrooms full of active, intelligent, and creative students. Our vibrant groups of students have diverse social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Most of our students are learning English as a second language. Although they face so many challenges, they always come to school happy and excited to learn so we want to support them the best we can!

Our school is where our students feel safe.

Our school is where they come to feel cared for and successful. It is where they come to grow. It is a place for them to discover their talents and reach their full potential.

My Project

This project will help us continue to provide healthy snack options to all eight of our kindergarten and first grade classrooms. All 200 of our kindergarten and first grade students need to start the school year in September with healthy snacks such as fruit bars, crackers and granola bars to keep them energized for learning all day long! These snacks would allow our students to have enough energy to keep on learning throughout the day and grow their brains! If we can make sure they get a snack, they will be able to better focus and really build the fundamental knowledge necessary in the fall and continue to be successful throughout the school year.

This project is important because our students have a very long day and need some different yummy snacks to help them stay engaged in their learning.

Giving these students a nutritious snack will help them to focus and be more willing to participate because they are not hungry during the long morning learning. Some of our students do not have food when they leave our doors, they depend on the breakfast and lunch served at school to eat. These additional snacks will be a great way to curb their hunger and give them the nutrition they need to boost their working memory and brains.

Mrs. Beus
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stretch Island Fruit Leather Variety Pack 48-Count (Pack of 2, 96 total) • Amazon Business $31.83 3 $95.49
Healthy Helpings Natural Animal Crackers 45 oz (220-00464) • $11.38 8 $91.04
MySuperCookies, 100ct-1oz (Bulk Snacks, Organic, Nut Free, Kosher, Whole Grain) (Honey Heroes) • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
SunRype Apple Strawberry Watermelon Fruit to Go 100% Fruit Strip Snacks - Nut-Free (Case of 55) • Amazon Business $19.25 4 $77.00
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $10.66 6 $63.96
Snyders Old Fashioned Mini Pretzel Canister, 32 oz • $7.64 8 $61.12
Orville Redenbacher's SmartPop Butter Popcorn, Classic Bag, 12 Count (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $29.88 2 $59.76
Nutri-Grain Kellogg's Cereal Breakfast Bars, 16 Count Box (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $14.27 4 $57.08
Annie's Organic Variety Pack, Cheddar Bunnies and Bunny Graham Crackers Snack Packs, 36 Pouches, 1 oz Each • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 25% Less Sugar, Chocolate Chip, 58 Count • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 80 counts, 4.5 Pounds • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97

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