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Ms. W. from Jamaica NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of certified board paper for Student Certificates, including Gold Seals, is $264, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on August 6, 2006.

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I am a technology teacher in an impoverished section of Queens, NY. I would very much like for my Tech Club members to be able to design the school certificates for the Student Of The Month, Perfect Attendance, Reading and Math Improvement, etc., and also be able to print them on certificate paper with beautiful borders. Each year I teach the students how to design these beautiful certificates and we have to print them on plain colored paper because we don't have the resources to purchase enough fancy certificates to use. Each month we have 2 students from each class to be recognized as a Student of the Month, one in Academics and the other in Citizenship. This acknowledgment is done in the evening (at the PTA meeting) with some of the parents in attendance. I would like to be able to have certificates with a decorative border so the students can begin to keep a portfolio of their accomplishments. This will also serve as a form of record keeping. Many of our students are in foster care, and others are moved around between shelters. It will also teach the children to record their own personal history while creating a portfolio that they can continue to use throughout their school years. We have 15 students in the Tech Club, and with the eighth grade coming in we expect to have about 25 children participating in the designing of the certificates for the school. Although this project seems small, it will really have a great impact. Having something so beautiful to recognize a student's accomplishments will help them to improve, as well as show others what they can work towards when they become the student of the month. We will have 30 classes with 2 students recognized each month, so we need 60 sheets of certificate paper per month. There are 10 months in a school year so we need approximately 600 sheets of certificate bordered paper.

Ms. W.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Geographics(R) Blank Certificates, Optima Blue With 25 Gold Seals, Pack Of 25 • Office Depot Inc. $3.86 10 $38.60
Geographics(R) Blank Certificates, Optima Gold With 25 Gold Seals, Pack Of 25 • Office Depot Inc. $3.86 10 $38.60
Geographics(R) Blank Certificates, Classic Red With 25 Gold Seals, Pack Of 25 • Office Depot Inc. $3.86 10 $38.60
Geographics(R) Silver Foil Certificates, 8 1/2quot x 11quot, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $3.50 20 $70.00

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