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Ms. Chen from Menlo Park CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Polka Away

Help me give my students high-quality, traditional music of Germany and Newfoundland and Labrador

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students consist of mostly minority students; many of them are English Language Learners. Most students are low-income, and some of them are homeless or sharing homes with multiple families. Keeping students in schools and getting them college-ready is the main goal for our school. Our staff members love and cherish our students and encourage them to be the best versions of themselves they can be.

Many of our students are experiencing the unfortunate end of the Silicon Valley boom.

The teachers and staff members give our students 100% to make sure they succeed in the classroom. Our classrooms are fully integrated with special needs students in every class, and we encourage an environment where all students accept and help each other.

My Project

Students this year for multicultural day will use ugly sticks (a traditional DIY Newfoundland instrument) and will learn how to use a Maypole.

Students will learn about traditional music associated with those types of dances and events.

The accordion will help the students learn about the different sounds that music from different cultures make. This will also help students who need an extra challenge in music class learn how to play the instrument and take leadership in class. This will give students the responsibility to come in during their own time to learn how to play the instrument and increase their music literacy.

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Ms. Chen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mini Traveler Accordion - Red Pearl • Woodwind and Brasswind $279.00 1 $279.00

Materials cost

$279.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.77

Total project goal

$398.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.48

8 Donors

-$192.53

Donations toward project cost

-$169.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.10

match offer

-$199.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$169.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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