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Ms. B. from Meriden CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Panther Pride

Help me give my students an unexpected treat for doing a great job.

  • $560 goal

This project expired on February 17, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a school social worker at a high school in an urban school district. My students come from diverse backgrounds. In addition to school, many students have jobs and other responsibilities at home which adds to their stress levels. My students struggle to manage social, academic, and home demands throughout their day. 67% of students receive free or reduced lunch.

My students face many barriers to achieving academic success.

Many have experienced trauma and have difficulty coming to school regularly. When they do come to school, many struggle to achieve academic success in the classroom. They lack the coping skills needed to manage stress and find academic success.

My Project

These items will be used to surprise students with an unexpected reward for demonstrating panther pride. Those students who show pride in their school and academics will be given a bowl or mug with goodies and a gift card. I hope to use these items to foster school spirit and engage everyone in having pride in their school.

Our school mascot is a panther and I want to help others take pride in their school and education.

Each surprise gift will contain a panther figurine. Everyone will have fun figuring out where these surprises came from. Each gift will also contain a note stating why they are receiving this gift of Panther Pride.

Ms. B.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total Gift Card in a Mini Envelope (Black) • Amazon Business $10.00 15 $150.00
Schleich North America Black Panther Toy Figure • Amazon Business $6.99 15 $104.85
Culver Atlas Ceramic Mug 15-Ounce Set of 4 (Midnight Blue) • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
EVO Sustainable Goods 16 oz. Bowl Set, Blue • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Ghirardelli Gold Assorted 4 Flavors, 22.82 Ounce • Amazon Business $28.07 1 $28.07
DOVE PROMISES Variety Mix Chocolate Candy 43.07-Ounce 153-Piece Bag • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Brach's Party Mix Individually Wrapped Hard Candies, 5 Pound Bulk Candy Bag • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
SNICKERS, TWIX, 3 MUSKETEERS, MILKY WAY Halloween Chocolate Candy Minis Size Variety Mix, 240-Piece Bag • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
LIFE SAVERS--Wint O Green--Individually Wrapped, Wintergreen Mints--Icy Wintergreen Flavor Hard Candy Mints--2-50oz. Bags • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

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